March, 2012

photosynth itunesSince its release last spring, the Bing Photosynth app for iOS has been downloaded by over 6 million people, allowing users to create and share Photosynths via Bing Maps, Twitter, or Facebook.  Today, a post on the Bing Search blog

cebitOne big question upcoming with the expected holiday season release of Windows Phone 8, code named “Apollo”, is whether or not current devices, either “1st generation” (that is, those devices that shipped at or near the initial launch of Windows …

NokiaJust a few weeks ago we reported that an unknown device called Nokia Lumia 719 has passed qualification on the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) website. While we didn’t see this device unveiled at Mobile World Congress 2012, details …

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Yesterday we stumbled upon what appears to be a new look for the Explore pages on Bing.com, combining a new set of icons with a possibly more metro-ish look, and a new set of pages devoted to explaining Bing’s …

Skype announced that all Microsoft HD webcams and USB Microsoft headsets are now Skype Certified.

The video-calling company certifies products it feels are sure to give users an amazing experience while using Skype.

The newly Skype Certified products include:

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google app logoPerhaps lost in the hubbub of today’s iPad announcements, Google today updated its search app for Windows Phone 7.5 (Mango).  The app, available from the Windows Marketplace, is completely redesigned, according to Google’s Inside Search blog.  Included in the …

As the dust is now pretty much settled from Microsoft’s significant announcement and release of the Windows 8 Consumer Preview last week it’s about time we took a close look at some of the apps that come with the preview. …

Windows Phone TangoMicrosoft revealed the next update to Windows Phone 7.5, codenamed “Tango”, during Mobile World Congress this year. However, the company had been particularly silent about this update, mainly due to the fact that the update is targeted at bringing …

kiev_c_RGBNow that the Windows 8 Consumer Preview is out, developers are going to want to begin (if they haven’t already) to create new Metro style apps.  Just in time to make that process easier, Bing today released a new SDK …

windows 8 beta fishIt’s been almost a week since the download links for the Windows 8 Consumer Preview have gone live, and if you were one of the million or so previewers to get the bits, you’ve had some time to install and …

bing communityDr. Harry Shum introduced a new series of blog posts on the Bing Search blog today, focusing on “Search Quality Insights”.  Shum contends that “there has never been a more fascinating or challenging time in the search space”, noting that …

As longtime readers know, Windows Live and LiveSide go way back.  We started this blog in January 2006,  two months after the Windows Live initiative was announced.  Since then, we’ve been there for beta tests and the transitions and transformations, …