February, 2012

This morning Steven Sinofsky, President of the Windows and Windows Live Division at Microsoft, revealed in his blog post the first official screenshots from Windows 8 Consumer Preview, which gave us a glimpse of the new Office 15 suite and

paintToday in an 8,000+ word epic on Windows on ARM, Steven Sinofsky finally lifted the curtains on some of what we can expect from Windows 8 running on ARM architectures, which he says will be available in the same …

PLATYPUS-1A report from the Wall St. Journal today has Google readying a launch for its version of Dropbox/SkyDrive/iCloud (although they don’t even mention SkyDrive), called Drive.  The new service, which the WSJ says may be launching “in the coming weeks …

previewMicrosoft has sent out invitations today to a special leap year day Consumer Preview Launch in Barcelona at Mobile World Congress, and since we’ve been promised a “late February” availability for the not-a-beta, we’re assuming we’ll be able to download …

LGIt had been a while since LG had released another Windows Phone device, with the last one being the LG Jil Sander, commonly said to be an upgrade of the LG Optimus 7. However, Pocketnow today leaked details of …

onenote-androidMicrosoft continues to fill out its cross platform application offerings, adding OneNote Mobile for Android (2.3 or higher) to the list of iPhone, iPad, and Android apps already available from a number of Microsoft products, including Bing and Hotmail.

The …

12039Much has been made recently both about Google’s somewhat forced entry into social search as it tries to compete with Facebook, and with Bing’s much friendlier relationship with not only Facebook, but Twitter.  Last week, Liz Gannes over …

If you had been following LiveSide, you might’ve heard about the recent news about Windows Phone 8 from an allegedly leaked video featuring Joe Belfiore, Microsoft Senior Vice President for Windows Phone, speaking about the latest features on Windows Phone …

Today a special Bing page was spotted (My Digital Life via Twitter) that is designed for users of the Windows 8 Consumer Preview. The homepage features a HTML video of a betta fish swimming across the screen, the fish …

Windows-Phone-8Pocketnow.com has revealed a number of new details about Windows Phone 8, code named Apollo, after apparently getting their hands on a video featuring Microsoft Senior Vice President Joe Belfiore, and intended for partners at Nokia.

While Pocketnow doesn’t …

putting people firstHere in the United States, we’re in the early stages of a presidential campaign season, and, as usual, the ads are going negative.  Newt Gingrich just lost a big primary election in Florida, largely, he believes, because of the negative

Microsoft OfficeAs Microsoft announced a few days ago that Office 15 has entered technical preview stage, interests (and rumors) are starting to pick up about the next version of the Office productivity suite, particularly around how it will fit in …

Skype for Windows PhoneMicrosoft first revealed the Skype for Windows Phone app back in MIX 2011 last year, way before Microsoft’s acquisition of Skype. It had almost been a year without further news about the app, and finally during CES 2012 in …