September, 2012

skypeA new beta version of Skype for Windows has been released today, according to a blog post on the Skype “Garage” blog.  It looks like we’re beginning to see Windows Live Messenger and Skype come together, as the beta …

running-lateToday, in the shadow of iPhone 5 day, where Apple unveiled the new iPhone 5 with lots of fanfare and almost no surprises, Microsoft pushed ahead with a few announcements of its own.  The biggest of these was the …

In a blog post today, Microsoft announced it is rolling out a set of changes to what up until now has been the Windows Phone Marketplace, renaming in to the “Windows Phone Store”.  This time, the changes are being rolled …

3678_BingAds_PostWe just wrote about SkyDrive’s APIs based on a blog post by Dare Obasanjo, who has been working on Live APIs for the past eight years or so, so it’s a bit of a coincidence that while writing about …

attachments me logoSkyDrive continues to open up its platform to developers of all types, announcing today in a blog post that Attachments.me (a service that saves and retrieves Gmail attachments to Dropbox, Box, and Google Drive) has added SkyDrive to the list, …

NokiaNokia revealed to the world the Nokia Lumia 920 and 820 Windows Phone 8 devices last Wednesday September 5, two devices that are said to the successor to the previous Lumia 900 and 800. Both devices appeared to target the …

kindle-fire-HD-7-1024x781Yesterday Amazon joined the press event parade with some announcements of their own, specifically news of a new Kindle Fire, along with a new “Paperwhite” Kindle.  Just like the Nokia and Motorola events, details have been scarce on the new …

Following the announcement of the Samsung ATIV S, as well as Nokia Lumia 820 and 920, eyes are now on HTC’s upcoming press event, to be held on September 19th in New York City, widely speculated to be …

Ever since the Windows Phone Summit held back in June, Microsoft announced that Windows Phone 7.8, rather than Windows Phone 8, is coming to existing devices. However,  Microsoft only mentioned during the Summit that Windows Phone 7.8 will be …

Bing has just rolled out a new marketing campaign based on a marketing survey it conducted showing that users prefer Bing search results 2 to 1 over Google in a blind test, according to a blog post on the Bing

Nokia showed off two impressive Lumia phones, Lumia 920 and Lumia 820, at the press event in New York. However, we just can not forget the OS which powers these two Lumia phones: Windows Phone 8. As part of …

700-nokia-lumia-920-color-rangeToday in New York, Nokia and Microsoft showed off the new Lumia series of Windows Phone 8 devices, the Nokia 920, with PureView technology, wireless charging, and Nokia exclusive features and apps like Nokia City Lens, and the 820, a …

Nokia is about to go live from New York City to announce their new lineup of Windows Phone 8 devices, and hopefully maybe even a few surprises.  We’re embedding the webcast here, and trying out a new WordPress.com Liveblog plugin …

vista-windows-liveThe renaming of Windows Live services and products continues, and today we’re learning of an expected but as yet unannounced rename of the former Windows and Windows Live Division and the Windows Live teams, according to Mary Jo Foley:…

nokia music 2Today in a press release, Nokia announced Nokia Music in the USA, “a free mobile experience exclusive to Nokia Lumia handsets”, available now to owners of Nokia 710 or 900 Windows Phones.

The service sounds impressive.  Highlights include:

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Two months ago we saw an early build of the Windows Phone 8 SDK was leaked to the web. Many people around the internet had been able to dig around the emulator, and many yet-to-be announced features were discovered. …

Nokia is set to unveil several Windows Phone 8 devices on September 5 during their Nokia World 2012 event and the joint Microsoft and Nokia press conference. The first images of the Nokia Lumia 920, expected to be unveiled …

Nokia Whilst all the news recently had been focussing around Nokia’s upcoming Windows Phone 8 handsets – rumored to be the Nokia Lumia 820 and 920 – it appears Nokia also has plans to release low-end devices to become the successor …

Windows EssentialsIf you are currently using any of Microsoft’s web services, you may have received an email today notifying of upcoming changes to the Microsoft Services Agreement, to become effective on September 27, 2012. Whilst these service agreements usually tends …

HTCIt was just yesterday when an alleged image of the upcoming HTC Accord Windows Phone 8 device had leaked. Today, the same person, Football from XDA-Developers, posted another image of the device on his Twitter account. This time it …