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cloudThe time is now: The first service pack for Office 2010 is live. If you are looking for the 32 bit version, go here. If you need the 64 bit version, head here.

Yesterday we brought you the news that the service pack was due today, in keeping with a previous Microsoft promise that the update to its premier productivity suite would come before the end of June.

lonThis is a clever new feature of OS X Lion that we hadn’t seen anywhere. You can apparently convert any selected batch of text to spoken word with one click from the contextual menu.

Pope_twitterHoly tweet! The Pope is on Twitter.

His Holiness used the Vatican’s news account to send his first tweet, which announced the launch of a news information portal (and, of course, praised Jesus).

himMcAfee, one of the world’s largest dedicated security technology companies, has appointed Craig Hockley as its new Regional Director for South Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa.

Hockley will be based at McAfee’s regional headquarters in Johannesburg, South Africa, and will be responsible for the company’s business strategy, development and for extending McAfee’s reach and presence across the African region.

hawaUganda’s Warid Telecom, a mobile telecommunications company, has signed a mobile business deal with Huawei Technologies, a global telecommunications solutions provider in an effort to expand and upgrade its network in the country.

softAlmost 27 million Britons visited Facebook in May this year, according to research by UKOM/Nielsen, putting the social network ahead of MSN, which includes Microsoft's web portal, its search engine Bing and Windows Live, for the first time and making it the Britain’s second most popular website behind Google.

goole-plus-1A few months ago Google released the +1 button on English search results on google.com.

According to Google Webmaster Central Blog, the company recently made the +1 button available to sites across the web, making it easy for the people who love your content to recommend it on Google search. The blog explains that Google has partnered with various content providers including The Telegraph, The Independent and TechCrunch, where +1 buttons will be seen over the coming days.

rimToday RIM has released the Twitter for BlackBerry Smartphones v2.0 Beta Update.This update is available today in BlackBerry Beta Zone and includes the following changes:

bb1BlackBerry's latest offering, the PlayBook tablet, is being slammed by critics; its parent company, RIM, is crashing on the stock market. But where has it all gone wrong? We take a look.

For a while, BlackBerry had the world at its feet. Every City buffoon who thought that Gordon Gekko was some sort of role model had to have at least two. Students wrote badly punctuated essays on them.

nmwThe government of Kenya has launched an SMS service through which members of the public will receive breaking news from the government.

This was revealed by government spokesman, Dr Alfred Mutua, when he said that the move was in recognition of the fact that government had to keep up with the changing times.