November, 2012

The prickly problem of how to price Surface Microsoft announced some pricing details of the second in its family of Surface devices today, with Panos Panay, in a blog post on the Offic ...

November 29, 2012

Windows Phone 7.8 to stay for low-end devices, update for existing users coming early 2013 Back in June during the Windows Phone Summit, Microsoft announced the Windows Phone 7.8 update for existing Windows Phone 7.x devices. Howev ...

November 29, 2012

More fun with numbers from Microsoft Yesterday, we posted on news that Outlook.com now has more than 25 million active users, and in perhaps a spirit of sharing over the holiday ...

November 28, 2012

Outlook.com, now at 25 million active users, adds features Hotmail became Outlook.com in late July (after we’d been showing it to you as “NewMail” since June”, Microsoft’s “modern” take on web based ...

November 27, 2012

Lumia 920 “extremely popular” at Walmart, backordered As part of the Black Friday/Cyber Monday deals, Walmart is having quite the sale on smartphones, offering a free $100 Walmart gift card with ...

November 26, 2012

Bing Translator for Windows Phone 8 Last April, Bing updated the Bing Translator for Windows Phone app, including a number of new features like the ability to use the camera to ...

November 26, 2012

Microsoft readying “Apollo Plus” update for Windows Phone 8, coming in Q1 2013 So Windows Phone 8 was launched almost exactly a month ago, and devices running the new operating system is already on sale in many countrie ...

November 26, 2012

Is Nokia picking up steam? Last week, investors began to show a change of heart when it comes to Nokia, moving the stock price up more than 20% (moving from $2.88 to $ ...

November 26, 2012

Windows Phone: the 7.8 “problem” This weekend, there’s been a flurry of activity and interest centering around Windows Phone 7.8, the promised but as yet not delivered updat ...

November 25, 2012

More Bing testing: a lighter social sidebar? With Bing, we’re all guinea pigs, and thanks to our readers (this time @TheRomit, thanks!), we get to sneak a peek at what may be coming for ...

November 20, 2012

Thoughts on a Post-Sinofsky world, one week in It’s been (almost) a week since Microsoft announced Steven Sinofsky’s departure as President of Windows and Windows Live Division, which is ...

November 19, 2012

SkyDrive adds new SDK, too Yesterday we told you about the long awaited additions to SkyDrive, including selective sync and sharing SkyDrive folders from your desktop, ...

November 16, 2012

Get SkyDrive selective sync on your desktop, now, no waiting! SkyDrive just announced a new update, including the long awaited selective sync.  A blog post on the Inside SkyDrive blog explains more: Wit ...

November 15, 2012

Selective sync comes to SkyDrive, update released today One of the most requested features for SkyDrive, selective sync, is finally here, announced today in a blog post on the Inside SkyDrive blog ...

November 15, 2012

Features of Windows Phone 7.8 detailed in leaked Nokia sales training slides Microsoft announced Windows Phone 7.8 during the Windows Phone Summit held back in June, however the company had since been quiet about the ...

November 14, 2012

Barnes & Noble’s NOOK app for Windows 8 released Back in April this year, Microsoft and Barnes & Noble announced a new partnership where B&N will spin off its Nook E-Reader and its ...

November 14, 2012

Nokia introduces HERE–“the world’s first location cloud” Today at the Directions Summit event in San Francisco, Nokia made a number of announcements, including a new brand for Nokia’s mapping and l ...

November 13, 2012

Microsoft releases Internet Explorer 10 for Windows 7 Preview As we have reported yesterday, today marks the day when Microsoft officially releases Internet Explorer 10 for Windows 7. As expected, the d ...

November 13, 2012

The departure of Steven Sinofsky: Jump, or pushed? Tonight’s bombshell of an announcement that Microsoft Windows Division President is out, effective immediately has, of course, fueled lots o ...

November 12, 2012

Giant bombshell: Sinofsky out at Microsoft–effective immediately This afternoon, Microsoft announced that Steven Sinofsky, President, Windows Division, would be leaving the company, effective immediately.  ...

November 12, 2012