November, 2012

IE_h_cLast month, Microsoft finally broke silence and announced that a preview version of Internet Explorer 10 for Windows 7 will be coming in mid-November. It appears that tomorrow will be the day when Microsoft releases the latest IE10 browser for …

SamsungDuring the Windows Phone 8 launch event last month, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer teased a new Samsung Windows Phone 8 device that is coming to Verizon this holidays – the Samsung ATIV Odyssey. No images or specs of the …

Nokia Lumia 920T listed on Amazon China for only USD $576

Nokia Lumia 920T, a variant of the Lumia 920 for China Mobile, was listed on Amazon China today. As shown on the product page, the pricing was about $576 USD (3,599 Chinese Yuan) and also available for pre-order. However, …

wp8 connectAt the Windows Phone 8 launch event in San Francisco last Monday, Microsoft announced a set of applications to make it easier to sync your music and photos to your new Windows 8 phone, including syncing (non-drm) music and playlists …

Survey-menu_thumb_73BBAAAEIn a blog post on the Inside SkyDrive today, Omar Shahine announced a new feature rolling out in the next 24 hours, Excel Surveys.

Microsoft announced that Excel Surveys were coming back in September, calling them at that …

A few weeks ago some tipsters noticed the ability to download a home page image from www.Bing.com, which was apparently being flight tested among some, but not all of us.  Then it disappeared, and a full page image icon …

messenger skypeEarly next year, Microsoft is planning to retire Windows Live Messenger in favor of Skype, bundling the back end of Messenger with the Skype interface, and bringing along with it Skype’s video calling and VoIP capabilities.

While much is …

NokiaNokia has so far unveiled four Windows Phone 8 devices – the Nokia Lumia 920, 820, 822, and 810. It appears the company has another device coming, as today images of an device said to be the Nokia Lumia 830 …

Xbox Surface SpecsBack in June this year, just ahead of the secretive Microsoft Surface announcement, LiveSide first reported a rumor that Microsoft is working on a gaming tablet called Xbox Surface. Whilst we got the “Surface” part of the name right, …

messenger skypeJust a few minutes ago, Microsoft President, Skype Division, Tony Bates announced a new version of Skype that is set to replace Windows Live Messenger, which is being retired in the first quarter of 2013.  At the same time, …

Earlier this week, we reported on a The Verge post saying that Microsoft is planning to retire Windows Live Messenger in favor of Skype, the service it acquired back in May, 2011.  Now today, Skype has made the retirement official

ATT-LogoAt the Windows Phone 8 launch event last week, one of the few remaining details left unsaid was pricing and availability for AT&T here in the United States, and today AT&T released a very aggressive pricing plan for Windows Phones, …

cloud-tvMicrosoft has made a number of moves recently to bring its devices and services into the living room, extending and expanding its Xbox offerings to far more than hard core gamers (although this is somewhat of a banner day for …

skypeEver since Microsoft acquired Skype back in May, 2011, we’ve been wondering what would happen to Windows Live Messenger.  Since then, with the retirement of the Windows Live branding, speculation has only increased, and today, Tom Warren over at …

Windows Phone 8Microsoft has officially unveiled Windows Phone 8 last week, however, the company did not mention a single word about the upcoming update to existing Windows Phone devices – Windows Phone 7.8. To this date, nothing is known about the update …

Microsoft_MVP_logoThe Microsoft MVP program has been awarding MVPs for Windows Live for a number of years now, including the latest batch sent out on October 1st (including one for yours truly, go figure), with a slight problem.  Even though Microsoft

windows-8-logoThis week’s Build conference has been a culmination of years of work on Microsoft’s part, and a summer of speculation and then trials and testing for those of us who follow their every move (we hope).  But now, finally, Windows …