October, 2009

Thanks to a tip we learn today that Windows Live users in Singapore now have their own standalone version of Windows Live Web Messenger.  Just by way of a history lesson, MSN Messenger had a standalone web messenger, and …

The story had been brewing for a week or more: TMobile Sidekick users started reporting that their information stored online: email, contacts, calendar, etc., were inaccessible starting around a week ago Friday.  TMobile acknowledged the problem that Sunday, but it …

You just can’t make this stuff up.  It’s like Microsoft is living in some parallel advertising universe where the object is to generate as much jaw dropping disbelief to their ads as possible.  If the Windows 7 launch party videos weren’t enough, …

The Photosynth team has released a major new feature called Overhead View. Overhead View allows you to look at the synth from above in 3D points. It also offers a new way of navigation, which is particularly handy for larger …

Yesterday we told you about Windows Mobile Marketplace going live. Today we can tell you more about which Windows Phones will use Windows Mobile 6.5 and some more about My Phone.

First the phones. Microsoft and its partners now …

wlwm With today’s announcements around the release of Windows Phone (Windows Mobile 6.5) comes not only an updated MyPhone, but upgrades to both the mobile client and web experience for Windows Live for Windows Mobile.  Not much from Windows Live …

Tom Warren at Neowin.net is reporting on the temporary release of thousands of Hotmail addresses and passwords, apparently gathered in some kind of a phishing scam.  Microsoft is “actively investigating”, according to Neowin.  While this is never good news, …

Our friend Picturepan2 is hard at work (even on his birthday!), and has screenshots of Windows Mobile Marketplace in action:

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The Marketplace is only available now for Windows Mobile 6.5 phones (one of which is already on sale), due to …

dirty_laundry Sorry to have to air our dirty laundry again, but this weekend has been an interesting one.  A month or two ago we came under an attack of bot generated new users, due to our automatic acceptance of any new …

(Well we spent an eventful morning deleting hundreds of new user accounts that were created solely to fill their bios with spam links.  We’ve set our new user creation to Admin Approval for now, which is less than optimal, we …

We know that Windows Live Wave 4 is coming, at least in beta form, and soon.  We’ve already seen the first of the changes, in the form of some additions to Hotmail (zip downloads, web messenger buddy online status, …

There isn’t any question that since launching the new Bing brand in June, Microsoft has gained lots of attention (if not more market share) for its shiny “new” search engine.  In fact, it’s becoming quite the game to get out …

Microsoft Security Essentials Microsoft released its new free anti-malware product, Microsoft Security Essentials, this week, and the reviews are starting to roll in.  We’ve been using MSE since the first beta, and have found it to be unobtrusive, simple, and a refreshing alternative …

Today MSN is debuting a US only (so far) beta of “My Health Info”, a new online service to help people manage their health information on the web.  The new service, along with a specialized swine flu information center, is …