March, 2012

German blog NokiaPort.de recently noticed that the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) had granted a design patent filed by Nokia Corporation on March 13, 2012 (D655,698). The filing includes a new smartphone design from the Finnish company, a phone …

149806_462211910786_132821905786_5530872_4714886_nWe kind of saw this coming, but reports have been floating around that the MySpace connected service will soon be removed from Windows Live Profile. This means that users will no longer be able to update their status on MySpace …

osm map appYesterday, PC World posted on what’s looking like a cozy relationship between Microsoft and OpenStreetMap, an open source mapping project that has been in the news lately as a number of companies, including FourSquare and Apple, are switching away …

We just tried to log in to Xfinity on Xbox, and like a number of other users, we’re having some problems, which seem to be related to an inability to authenticate to the service with our Comcast Xfinity username/password combination:…

A blog post this morning on the Bing Search blog, perhaps a bit prematurely as the post has disappeared, announced a number of improvements to Bing Video, including larger and more informative previews in the search results page, infinite …

skype creditWe’ve been waiting for Skype, acquired by Microsoft last year, to begin to make itself known within Microsoft products, and although today’s announced “Bing and Skype – Better Together” promotion isn’t earth shattering news, it’s a start.

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It is being reported that Microsoft has recently updated Bing in Germany which sees features from other markets being brought to the Germany site. The homepage now offers hotspots to allow for exploration and discovery and makes the homepage …

xbox liveReports are filtering out that not only the Comcast Xfinity content for Xbox Live, but also HBO Go, and Major League Baseball, according to numerous reports on tech blogs, including USA Today’s “Game Hunters” blog.  According to the …

nokia 900Nokia and AT&T officially announced the widely expected launch of the Nokia 900 today, at an eye-popping $99 (with a new 2 year contract), and getting a bit of buzz from the tech press in the process.  The new phone, …

xfinity-logoLast October, Microsoft announced plans to “transform TV” by partnering with a number of entertainment providers, including Comcast’s Xfinity, but with only a few of the services available at launch.  Now, it looks like US customers of Comcast may soon …

Tips has been coming into our inbox that Bing is currently testing a new and slightly improved Metro-styled Bing homepage recently. The new design adds more information to the “taskbar” at the bottom of the Bing homepage image, which looks …

Last night, noted and self proclaimed Microsoft “leaker” MSNerd (@MSNerd on Twitter) set up a Reddit AMAA (Ask Me About Anything) that is getting a bit of attention this morning, with some “revelations” about Xbox, Windows Phone, and Windows 8 …

Yesterday Microsoft released an update to Windows Live Essentials, notable in that we haven’t seen a significant update to the software suite in over a year.  Although the update was announced on the Windows Experience blog (and remember: Windows Live …

Microsoft has released an update for Windows Live Essentials:

Today, we released an update for Windows Live Essentials 2011 in all 48 languages. This minor release includes numerous updates across all of the programs in the Essential package, including Windows

Earlier today, WPCentral reported on what they thought was a Facebook direct message exchange between one Aamer Khan and Windows Phone VP Joe Belfiore, noting that “problems” with the 900 was delaying the launch until sometime in April.  We were

Microsoft Office Web AppsOffice 15 had been a hot topic recently in the press, with a series of screenshots leaked from the Office 15 technical preview. As part of the Office productivity suite, there is also a cloud-counterpart called Office Web Apps, which …

NokiaWe’ve seen the device name Nokia Lumia 719 popped up several times before, both on the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) website as well as the Chinese SRRC radio management agency. Details had been vague about the device, and …

This morning Paul Thurrott posted an extensive Office 15 “Preview”, after he was able to “get his hands on a copy” of the Office 15 Technical Preview, which was released a few weeks ago to a select group of Microsoft …

In a continuation of the metrofication of Microsoft and the unification of Bing Maps and Nokia Maps, a blog post on the Bing Search blog announced today some new changes to the way that pushpins, popups, and transit info appear

Microsoft China has recently sent out invitations to media outlets for their Windows Phone 7.5 launch event. This will mark the official entrance of Microsoft’s Windows Phone operating system into the mainland Chinese market. The event is set to be …