September, 2008

More of the same from comScore this week, as the latest numbers show that in the US, Live Search and Yahoo! continue to lose share to Google.  While US search share numbers from the three major reporting services (comScore, Neilsen …

The Windows Live Calendar upgrade announced here has now completed. It now has a new look and the thing that one notices right away is that it now has the Wave 3 header. Wave 3 header? Yea the one with …

As we’ve been asked a number of times for some discussion forums, we’ve set one up for the Windows Live Wave 3 betas.

Check it out.

This will not formally be moderated, so please keep things on-topic and respectful. …

So I drew the short-straw and ended up with the Toolbar beta review. In fact that was a sacrifice I was willing to make, as we’d heard about some cool stuff coming in Wave 3. Alas, none of it made …


Unless I’m mistaken (which I very well might be) there appears to be a new button in Windows Live Mail Wave 3 beta to allow users to easily create their own stationary.


I’m come across numerous posts in the …

India has a new Live Search Maps site! Features are:

Street Maps for 9 important Indian cities Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Pune, Ahmedabad, and Jaipur and National Road Network of India with roughly 20,000 cities/towns/major localities (as points

After no release for August, there is a 46TB one for September containing:


  • Yakima, WA
  • Springfield, MO
  • Spokane, WA
  • Portland, ME
  • Grand Rapids, MI
  • Billings, MT
  • Minneapolis, MN (UltraCam Refresh)
  • Seattle, WA (UltraCam Refresh)
  • Las Vegas, NV (UltraCam Refresh)

Were you wondering, just like us, why it got so quiet after the last warning about unmap/remap/uninstalling of Live Mesh? The team just posted an explanation/update on their blog. If you are interested in the technical details of …

Keiji has just posted on the Messenger Developer blog that the Windows Live Messenger Library has been updated to version 2.5. Highlights of this release are:

  • Easier access to most common contact properties

    • Contact status, display name, personal message,

Oh Hai. Looks like has now been switched on, so if you still haven’t installed the new Windows Live Wave 3 betas that we posted earlier today, now is your chance. Anybody else notice that the Wave 3 …

Along with the Windows Live Wave 3 beta download package – comes the new Windows Live Photo Gallery that we’ve been talking about over and over again. First things first, here’s what you get when you load up Photo Gallery:…

You probably read about Windows Live Messenger 9 (Wave 3) on here before but let’s take an even closer look. What are the changes compared to windows Live Messenger 8.5?

The Look (and visible features)

The first thing you will …

Windows Live Photo Gallery Beta 

Windows Live Messenger 9 Beta

Windows Live Mail Beta + Calendar integration

Windows Live Movie Maker Beta

Windows Live Writer Beta

Windows Live Toolbar beta

Discuss the new betas in our Forums!

I'mAPC Hi, I’m a PC (lol just wanted to get that out of the way).  Wow lots of attention about Wave 3, funny how that happens when there’s no news for a year.  In this post we just want to clean …

When you install Windows Live Mail, either for the first time or as an upgrade to an older version, go straight to Calendar.  For the first time, Windows Live has a complete, working, beautiful, and fun calendar.

First of …

Making its first appearance in the Windows Live suite, Movie Maker Beta is a solid new application lacking in basic features to make it actually useful.


I’m a huge fan Windows Movie Maker in Vista because it offers a …

So now that you can download Wave 3, we’ve seen Windows Live Movie Maker and Windows Live Mail, now let’s look at Windows Live Writer:



A lot of what is in this new beta was seen in …

As we alluded to earlier, the Windows Live Developer blog over at has just posted about the new Photo Gallery API:

Today, I’m pleased to announce a brand new, simple framework that enables developers to create photo

With the Windows Live Wave 3 beta due to start today, we thought we’d provide our readers with a small headstart on the rest of the world. Here’s the download links for the new Wave 3 suite of applications, including …

Not really Windows Live news, per se, but Seattle P-I Technology reporter Todd Bishop has left the P-I to join the Puget Sound Business Journal, according to Twitter messages left by both him and fellow ex-P-I reporter John Cook.  …