August, 2013

First photo of the 6-inch Nokia Lumia 1520 “Bandit” leaked Financial Times first reported back in April that Nokia plans to introduce a “phablet” to its Lumia range, and only a few weeks ago The Verg ...

August 28, 2013

SkyDrive.com gets text extraction feature using Bing-powered OCR The SkyDrive team has been on a roll recently. Only one month ago the team gave us a major update of their service, bringing us a new Shared ...

August 28, 2013

SkyDrive renaming and Windows 8.1 “delay” – are they related? Microsoft has stepped in it once again with the official announcement yesterday that although Windows 8.1 has "RTM"ed (which up until now ha ...

August 28, 2013

More details surface on Nokia “Sirius” – a 10.1″ Windows RT tablet to be unveiled next month Last week various rumors surfaced regarding Nokia's upcoming tablet, all of which seems to point to the fact that the device will be unveile ...

August 26, 2013

Yahoo! almost traded its search business for MSN.com Business Insider posted what has to be their longest form post, ever, this morning, an "unauthorized Marissa Mayer biography", the story of ...

August 24, 2013

Steve Ballmer to retire – a necessary move? Today, Microsoft announced in a press release and the release of a letter from CEO Steve Ballmer to Microsoft employees, that Ballmer will r ...

August 23, 2013

Microsoft account aliases – simplified Back in 2011, Microsoft began the process of simplifying the way you log in to Microsoft services, changing the old multiple account Sign In ...

August 21, 2013

Nokia “Bandit”, a 6-inch phablet with 1080p screen, coming later this year Back in April this year, Financial Times reported that Nokia plans to introduce a “phablet” to its Lumia range, likely to be coming by the e ...

August 19, 2013

Nokia “Vanquish”, a Windows RT 8.1 tablet, to launch in September Rumors of Nokia launching a Windows-based tablet had been surfacing ever since Nokia partnered with Microsoft back in 2011. However, it seem ...

August 17, 2013

What a mess! Google and Microsoft fight over a Windows Phone YouTube app Last week, after what has become a long sordid ordeal in trying to get a working YouTube app for Windows Phone, Microsoft tried again, relea ...

August 15, 2013

Skype on Windows 8.1 – bye bye “messaging”, hello Skype With the news this morning that Skype will be included with Windows 8.1, we wanted to know we were getting our story straight, and so put in ...

August 15, 2013

Microsoft, Skype, (but not YouTube), and the “One Experience” vision Today in a blog post on the Windows Experience blog, Microsoft Apps & Services General Manager Ryan Gavin gives us the first glimpse at ...

August 15, 2013

Nokia Lumia 1020 officially launched in China, priced at $980 Nokia held the Lumia 1020 launch event in Nanjing, China today. The Nokia 41MP PureView flagship device is now officially launched in China ...

August 14, 2013

Microsoft: Looking for speed in all the wrong places? Today Microsoft officially announced that it will make Windows 8.1 available as a free update to all Windows 8 users beginning on October 18 ...

August 14, 2013

Outlook.com, SkyDrive service disruption Are you having problems accessing Outlook.com, SkyDrive? You're not alone, as Status.live.com is reporting "technical difficulties" for serv ...

August 14, 2013

Exclusive: SkyDrive to add new folder permission level – Co-owners Over the past few months, we correctly predicted some of the new features that came as part of the recent major SkyDrive.com update. However ...

August 12, 2013

Windows Phone 8 GDR3 update to bring screen rotation lock, text message syncing, driving mode, and more Whilst Microsoft is in the process of rolling out the next Windows Phone 8 update, called General Distribution Release 2 (GDR2) – which brin ...

August 9, 2013

Kissing frogs and ugly babies: Bing’s experimentation platform Want to have the job of telling developers that "their baby is ugly"? That's what researchers on Bing's experimentation platform do, accordi ...

August 8, 2013

Microsoft releases Bing apps for Windows Phone When Windows 8 was released last October, Microsoft released a series of “Metro”-styled Bing apps designed for the Windows Store – Bing News ...

August 7, 2013

Outlook.com messaging history folder to be removed this fall When Outlook.com was first launched just a little over a year ago, we introduced you to a new feature that allows you to save your messaging ...

August 6, 2013