August, 2009

Our good friend Long Zheng is at it again, after collecting the Bing home pages and taking on Microsoft over changes in the UAC in Windows 7.  This time he’s taken the Bing APIs, worked some JSON and …

(UPDATE)  Apparently sometime late last night the new builds (and indeed all downloads, and the download link in the sidebar) have been removed from Connect.  The plot thickens.

In somewhat stealth mode, Microsoft Security Essentials, or MSE, posted …

Microsoft has taken the wraps of Windows Live Movie Maker, “the the one-minute way to turn photos and videos into great-looking movies that are easy to share — for free”.  You can download Windows Live Essentials now and get the …

Looking for some help with Windows Live? You can now post your questions on Microsoft Answers. They opened up a section/site dedicated to Windows Live Products.
WindowsLiveAnswers
The forum is divided into 4 sections:
Photo Gallery, Movie Maker, and

Our buddy PicturePan2 has been busy (again), and he’s found out some new information about the upcoming release of Windows Live Movie Maker.  We can’t say much beyond what he’s said at this point, but here are some highlights …

This month’s flurry of Bing stories are piling up, with today’s Comscore numbers (released to analysts today) showing Bing with a slight improvement over last month, from 8.5 to 8.9 percent US search market share.  What is perhaps …

bingLogo_reverse_lg At the Search Engine Strategies conference in San Jose CA yesterday, Bing senior program manager Alessandro Catorcini revealed that Microsoft is testing an Objective C wrapper that will allow iPhone application developers to add Bing search results to their applications.…

So you got good at creating Photosynths. To share you can send the link to your friends or embed it into your blog but now there is one more: MySynth, a new Facebook app that publishes Photosynths right …

Looking to get the most out of Windows Live? Have a look at the wl-tipsandtricks space

WindowsLiveTips&Tricks 
Here you will find tips and tricks (videos) on:

  • Hotmail
  • Messenger
  • Photo Gallery
  • home.live.com

And if you need even more, there’s a collection

Our friend Picturepan2 from LiveSino.net has discovered two new services coming soon to Windows Live Wave 4: Windows Live Documents and Windows Live Devices. Here’s a screenshot showing the two new services added to the header of an internal …

If Bing’s intent is to generate buzz and keep their name in the news, it seems to be working.  Of course some news is better than others, but at least people are talking, which wasn’t the case a few months …

41TB of new satellite imagery, aerial photography and vector data covering 189,000+ square kilometers of Earth including 12,000+ square kilometers of Bird’s Eye photography has just been added to Bing Maps.

So go on to the Bing Maps World

events Windows Live Events will be retiring in 2010, and instead you will be able to plan and manage social events all in one place through Windows Live Calendar, according to a post on Windows Live Wire.

In 2010, we’ll

graph In a press release issued today, web statistics firm StatCounter showed an increase in US search market share from 8.23% in June to 9.41% in July.  Google was down in the US from 78.48% in June to 77.54% in …