January, 2013

Sina WeiboWe reported as early as February last year that Microsoft is working on connecting Chinese micro-blogging service Sina Weibo to Microsoft account. We’ve seen screenshots of it in action, and  Microsoft had even confirmed this back in June last year, …

SkyDrive logoMicrosoft announced on their official Inside SkyDrive blog the latest update to their SkyDrive.com website. This update brings SkyDrive.com in line with Outlook.com to version 17.0 (Wave 6), and brings several new features to users. According to the official team …

Windows_Live_Messenger_LogoAlthough we haven’t received an email (yet), a number of sites are reporting that Microsoft has sent out emails today announcing that the last day for Windows Live Messenger will be March 15th, 2013.

As we reported earlier, Microsoft …

CESThe annual Consumer Electronic Show (CES) 2012 just started today in Las Vegas, and despite Microsoft’s lack of presence, three Windows Phone-related announcements were made at the show. All three announcements had been long-rumored and expected, including the the official …

windows-8-storeLate last year, Microsoft announced that it is changing its focus, moving away from software and toward “devices and services”.  We’re not really sure exactly what that means, yet, although the devices part is fairly obvious (although it may be …

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Last November marked the Xbox 360’s seventh birthday, and while developers continue to do some amazing things with the aging console, it should come as no surprise that Microsoft is readying a followup. That said, rumors surrounding the next Xbox …

Google_Maps_LogoGoogle seems to be bent on declaring war on Windows Phone for some reason recently.  After dropping Exchange ActiveSync for its own open-source CalDAV and CardDAV protocols for Google Calendar and Contacts, and refusing to allow Microsoft access to APIs …

Xbox LIVEMicrosoft account has been the identity service for all your Microsoft products and services – Windows 8, Windows Phone, Xbox LIVE, Xbox Music, SkyDrive, Outlook.com, and even Office. However, one of the biggest complaints about Microsoft account is the inability …

Samsung ATIV OdysseyDuring the Windows Phone 8 launch event back in October last year, Steve Ballmer revealed an upcoming Samsung Windows Phone 8 device – the Samsung ATIV Odyssey. The device was said to be coming to Verizon Wireless by December 2012, …

n8 colorsToday The Verge revealed that Nokia is apparently planning a successor to the Nokia 920, only with an aluminum body to make the phone lighter, to arrive sometime this year.  While it would be foolish to think that Nokia is …

skypeA post on the Skype Garage blog announced an update for Skype for Windows Phone 8, officially dubbed the “Skype for Windows Phone 8 Preview 2.1” (glad the Skype kids are fitting right in at Microsoft with the naming …

Youtube-LogoIn a post on the Microsoft on the Issues blog, VP and Deputy General Counsel Dave Heiner today fired another barrage aimed at Google, lamenting the apparent deal upcoming between the Federal Trade Commission and Google, and claiming that …