April, 2012

Remember the Nokia concept Windows Phone device revealed via a US Patent approved a few weeks ago? Well it seems like more concept Windows Phone devices are being patented by Nokia with the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Design …

facebingOK this is pretty far-fetched, but according to a post on Barron’s Tech Trader Daily blog, CNBC editor Gary Kaminsky “made passing reference to a report that apparently claims Microsoft might be considering giving its “Bing” search operations to …

WindowsAzureMarketplaceLogoIn an email letter sent to Bing developers today, and published on the Bing Developer blog, the Bing Developer team has announced significant changes to the Bing Search API access model, which is moving from a free service to …

Nokia got a lot of good press in the past couple of days as it moved quickly to get on top of an issue with data connectivity on the newly released Lumia 900, but Wall Street wasn’t reading the tech …

One of the most popular suggestions we’ve heard from our readers on how to improve Windows Live is to overhaul its web service’s user interface, and bring it more in-line with the Metro UI used in Windows Phone, Windows 8 …

Windows LiveStarting with Windows Live Wave 5, Microsoft had moved away from the large “wave” updates that happens every one-and-a-half years and moved towards a tighter update schedule that brings “a little bit of innovation” every few months. But when …

Nokia Lumia 610 NFCIn conjunction with European operator Orange, Nokia announced a version of the Lumia 610 Windows Phone with Near Field Communication (NFC) support. The device, set to launch in the third quarter of 2012, will become one of the first Windows …

We’ve been getting a number of tips in the past few weeks about new features and new looks showing up on Bing, including the “tile interface” Bing home page (thanks, John):

new bing

.. and a new, more Metro-y search results page …

SkyDrive

Back in the days, even before SkyDrive, there was a feature on Windows Live called “email publishing” which allowed users to publish photos directly to their Windows Live Spaces (remember that?) via email. When SkyDrive launched (along with Windows Live …

Windows Live EssentialsMicrosoft released an update for Windows Live Essentials 2011 two weeks ago, bumping the version number to 15.4.3555.0308. However, as we mentioned in a follow-up post, the Windows Live team did not mention what was changed in this updated …

BingMicrosoft quietly released an application called Bing Desktop beta today via the Microsoft Download Center today. At only 1.4 MB in size, this is what the application does, according to the download description:

Bing Desktop delivers the beauty of the

500px-LG_Logo_svgOver at the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) website today, a new unannounced Windows Phone labelled “LS831” from LG just passed certification. The FCC entry revealed many details about the new device, and even had photos of the actual device …