2014

Windows on tablets on ARM: Surface, or something else? Today's news cycle flurry centers around Microsoft's Surface, and whether Microsoft will continue with Surface on ARM, or just give up on th ...

October 9, 2014

How would you sell Windows Phone? In our last post, we called Windows Phone as it currently sits a "lame duck". On September 30th, Microsoft announced Windows 10, and in the ...

October 4, 2014

What do we do while we wait for a Windows 10 Phone? Twiddle our thumbs? As if there were any question, yesterday's QnA session at the Windows 10 press event clarified what's coming for Windows Phone (via The Verg ...

October 1, 2014

Microsoft unveils… (wait for it)…. Windows 10 (!!!) Today, at a press event in San Francisco, Microsoft unveiled a first look at its latest Windows version, and revealed that it will be called ...

September 30, 2014

HERE Maps update: Still confusing as ever Today's Microsoft-related news flurry concerns HERE Maps, and the PR fluff is flying. HERE Maps, which Nokia kept after selling off its phon ...

September 25, 2014

Its update your phone day Both Microsoft and Apple are pushing out updates for their phones today. Apple is releasing an update to iOS 8, and Microsoft an update for ...

September 24, 2014

It’s official: Minecraft to join Microsoft Studios As expected, Microsoft announced today that it's acquiring Swedish game maker Mojang, makers of Minecraft. The deal, for $2.5 Billion US, gi ...

September 15, 2014

Playing the “Why is Microsoft buying Mojang (Minecraft)?” game Earlier this week, the Wall Street Journal reported that Microsoft was in talks to buy Mojang, a Stockholm, Sweden based game company and th ...

September 13, 2014

Microsoft dropping “Nokia” brand? Not news, sorry Yesterday, an independent tech blog, Geek On Gadgets, revealed, according to internal documents obtained by the site, that Microsoft will be ...

September 11, 2014

Is a Watch really what we need? Yesterday Apple, to the surprise of not a single person, announced the Apple Watch, coming sometime next year. Short on specifics and long o ...

September 10, 2014

MSN goes back to the future: new look, Bing apps are now MSN apps What comes around, goes around. Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose. All Of This Has Happened Before And Will Happen Again. Microsoft h ...

September 8, 2014

Bye Bye Bing Image Widget In late August, Bing introduced a beta of the Bing Image Widget, a way for websites to embed Bing Image search results in their web pages. Y ...

September 6, 2014

Confessions of a Microsoft enthusiast: the best in class problem I've been thinking a lot about Microsoft and its relationship with consumer enthusiasts like myself and the readers of this blog recently. E ...

August 28, 2014

On the Threshold of Windows 9: Preview said to arrive late September "Threshold" is the code name of the next version of Windows, and according to a report today by Mary Jo Foley, it's coming soon. Mary Jo rep ...

August 15, 2014

Continue your conversation with Bing A few years ago when Microsoft rebranded Live Search to Bing, it promised to move beyond the "10 blue lines" that described Google search at ...

August 13, 2014

Windows Phone Cyan / Dev Preview update, an easier way Just now I wrote about the hoops I jumped through to get a fully working and fully updated Windows Phone, which is now running Nokia's Cyan ...

August 4, 2014

Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1 now available Last week in China, Joe Belfiore announced that Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1 would be available to "developers" soon, and indeed today, it's h ...

August 4, 2014

Cortana expands, Windows Phone plays “catch up” Late last night (Pacific Daylight time – mid-Wednesday morning in China), Microsoft announced the expansion of Cortana to two new markets in ...

July 30, 2014

The Microsoft built Windows Phone era is about to begin – can it save Windows Phone? This has been an interesting year so far for Windows Phone. In some ways, it's been quite disappointing, as Microsoft's mobile ecosystem has ...

July 29, 2014

One OS or three, Windows still doesn’t add up Microsoft released its 4th quarter earnings yesterday, and despite a big hit from the Nokia acquisition, the news was generally good. Micros ...

July 23, 2014