May, 2012

New Bing homepage goes live, now with larger featured photo and tiles When Bing got the new Metro look in early May, they also unveiled that the homepage will feature larger daily image. Today this new homepage ...

May 31, 2012

Windows 8 Release Preview downloads go live on MSDN – update, now available to the public! After a bit of a snafu yesterday where Microsoft jumped the gun by publishing a blog post early announcing the availability of Windows 8 Rel ...

May 31, 2012

Rumor: SkyDrive to get Android app, Recycle Bin in next update, coming in July Following the announcement of the SkyDrive app for Windows and Mac update earlier this morning, another rumor has surfaced regarding what’s ...

May 31, 2012

Bing Translator takes over Yahoo! Babel Fish Those of you who had been browsing the web in the early 2000s might’ve remembered Babel Fish, which at that time was one of the best online ...

May 30, 2012

SkyDrive apps for Windows and Mac updated: rolling out this week A blog post on the newly renamed “Inside SkyDrive, Hotmail, and Messenger” blog brings us news that after releasing some minor bug fixing up ...

May 30, 2012

Photosynth for Windows Phone (finally) released Long anticipated, the Photosynth for Windows Phone app has finally made it to the Windows Phone Marketplace, and is available for download n ...

May 29, 2012

Amazon Instant Video comes to Xbox; Yusuf Mehdi hints at more to come next week at E3 This morning Amazon.com and Microsoft announced the launch of a new app for Xbox, Amazon Instant Video.  The new app brings new movie releas ...

May 29, 2012

Exclusive: Metro-styled Windows Live Profile website screenshots leaked, Twitter & Sina Weibo connections coming soon LiveSide first revealed screenshots of the new Microsoft account website last week, showing the upcoming new Metro-styled theme for all Micr ...

May 27, 2012

Nokia Phi – new Nokia Windows Phone 8 device revealed As we’re inching closer towards the Windows Phone Developer Summit, to be held on June 20-21 in San Francisco, more and more news (and rumor ...

May 26, 2012

Nokia Maps and Yahoo! Axis: Better than Bing? A couple of Bing related news items today, both about other companies extending and improving upon Bing services, with more to come. First, ...

May 24, 2012

Tip: Rep says that Windows Phone 8 is for current gen phones This post was originally posted on My Microsoft Life. Today I was tipped off to “something big” by a well known source: Waggener Edstrom per ...

May 23, 2012

Bing’s Visual Search decommissioned One of our readers (thanks Quikboy!) pointed out to us yesterday that a one-time prominent beta offering on Bing, Visual Search, is no longe ...

May 22, 2012

Windows 8 Release Preview to come with built-in News, Sports and Travel apps, powered by Bing A few days ago we hinted that there are new bundled Metro style apps coming in the upcoming Windows 8 Release Preview. It seems like the sec ...

May 22, 2012

Microsoft refocuses Messenger Social, discontinues “web activities” from July 2012 Since the release of Windows Live Wave 3, Microsoft added what was then an extension of Windows Live Spaces, allowing every Windows Live ID ...

May 18, 2012

SkyDrive.com finally gets URL shortening service SDRV.MS Back in February, LiveSide exclusively revealed that a URL shortening service is coming to SkyDrive.com. However, interestingly we did not s ...

May 18, 2012

Windows Live SMS alerts feature to be discontinued May 31 Windows Live has had its SMS alerts feature since the early days, when Microsoft rebranded MSN Alerts service to Windows Live in 2006. The s ...

May 18, 2012

Bing Search APIs, with a new free tier, now available on Azure Marketplace Last month we wrote about some changes to the Bing Search API, used by developers to bring Bing search functionality into their applications ...

May 17, 2012

More details on Windows 8 Release Preview bundled apps revealed After we uncovered the first screenshots of the updated Mail and Photos apps in the upcoming Windows 8 Release Preview, more details has lea ...

May 17, 2012

Exclusive: First screenshot of metro-styled Microsoft account website revealed Back about a month ago, we gave you a first sneak peek at the upcoming Windows Live web services (or whatever Microsoft calls it now) makeov ...

May 16, 2012

Screenshots of new Windows 8 Photos app revealed Just yesterday we posted a screenshot of the new Windows 8 Mail app, expected to be coming as part of the Release Preview in June. Today The ...

May 16, 2012