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WP7 First Look: The Xbox Live connectionview story

http://apcmag.com – Microsoft's new Windows Phone 7 is the first mobile OS to link directly to an online gaming service, Xbox Live. Check how it works on this video run-through from WP7's launch. (IT news)

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Westpac and ANZ float cloud testingview story

http://www.itwire.com – Cloud computing is playing an increasing role in terms of test and development for Australia’s leading banks with both Westpac and ANZ today revealing significant forays in the field. (IT news)

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Ovum opines on outstanding Windows Phone 7view story

http://www.itwire.com – Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7 platform has launched at last, with handsets due in stores, from HTC and others, by October 21, with the platform looking very impressive and in a great position to do some lasting marketshare damage to iOS, Android, WebOS and everything else, with Ovum specifically noting the launch as an “important watershed”. (IT news)

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Dead Space Ignition free with Pre-Order of DS2view story

http://www.itwire.com – Electronic Arts is feeling generous to those punters that pre-order Dead Space 2, throwing in the prequel, Dead Space Ignition for some extra scares. (IT news)

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Scam phone calls up 10 fold in two months: ACCC & ACMA issue warningsview story

http://www.itwire.com – The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission and the have made a joint statement warning consumers to be wary of unsolicited 'scam' phone calls in the face of a ten fold increase in complaints about such calls in just two months. (IT news)

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MS-Adobe merger? Then anything's possibleview story

http://www.itwire.com – COMMENT Rumours have been floating around for about a week now that Microsoft and Adobe discussed a merger during a recent meeting between chief executives Steve Ballmer and Shantanu Narayan. (IT news)

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HTC adds trophy to its Windows 7 cabinetview story

http://www.itwire.com – HTC and Vodafone today announced an agreement to bring the new HTC 7 Trophy, a new Windows Phone 7 smartphone, exclusively to Aussie Vodafone customers from October 21, 2010. Will it be a shining example of a Windows 7 phone, or a real clunker..? (IT news)

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Where, oh where, is the ECMA-compliant Mono source code?view story

http://www.itwire.com – Last week, Miguel de Icaza, a vice-president at Novell, announced the release of version 2.8 of Mono, a project he set up to create an open source clone of Microsoft's .NET development environment. (IT news)

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Asteroid 2010 TD54 flies by really close Oct. 12, 2010view story

http://www.itwire.com – Asteroid 2010 TD54 will fly by the Earth on Tuesday, October 12, 2010, and will pass at a distance of only about 46,000 kilometers (28,500 miles) from our planet’s surface.   (IT news)

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Study: Different reasons for obesity revealedview story

http://www.itwire.com – Although eating too much and not exercising enough are often given as the primary reasons for obesity around the world, an international team of researchers have come up with many other reasons why obesity has become a worldwide problem. (IT news)

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Geohot ra1ns on Apple parade with new iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch jailbreakview story

http://www.itwire.com – Original iPhone hardware hacker, George Hotz or “Geohot”, has beaten the iPhone Dev Team to an iOS 4.1 jailbreak called Limera1n, giving users to wish to jailbreak their iPad (on iOS 3.2.2), iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPod Touch 4th Gen or the iPod Touch 3rd Gen that ability again, after iOS 4.1 initially took it away, with Geohot promising the jailbreak should work with the upcoming iOS 4.2 and future (IT news)

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Soyuz TMA-01M blasts space travelers toward Space Stationview story

http://www.itwire.com – On Friday, October 8, 2010, a U.S. astronaut and two Russian cosmonauts were blasted into space inside an upgraded Soyuz spacecraft. They will now spend two days traveling to the International Space Station.   (IT news)