April, 2013

bing apps updateThe folks in Redmond must be feeling relieved about getting their taxes done (today, April 15th, is the deadline for paying your federal income taxes here in the US), as not only has Skype for Windows Phone 8 updated, …

skype windows phone logoAnother Skype update (is this becoming a thing? regular updates from a Microsoft product?) for Windows Phone just hit the Windows Phone Store, this one coming hot on the heels of last month’s update, which brought back People …

Pinterest_LogoAre you a Pinterest user?  Pinterest, “a tool for collecting and organizing things you love”, launched in March, 2010, and has grown to be the 3rd largest social networking site in the US (behind only Facebook and Twitter) according …

scroogledHere we go again, another day, and another negative ad campaign coming from Microsoft, this time attacking supposed privacy problems with Android phones.  Carrying on with the “Scroogled” theme, where Microsoft, apparently unable to make much of a …

Microsoft accountLast month we exclusively reported one of the new security features coming to Microsoft account – enhanced account aliases, aimed to replace the account renaming feature currently in place. Whilst Microsoft has recently silently switched back on the account renaming …

Mediaroom-logoMicrosoft and Ericsson announced today that Microsoft is selling its Mediaroom IPTV platform to Ericsson, a deal to be completed in the second half of this year.  Mediaroom currently powers 22 million set-top boxes in 11 million households, and …

NokiaIt seems like Nokia is hot in the news again. Yesterday we reported a leak of the specifications of the Nokia “Catwalk” device, said to be coming in May this year with a significantly slimmer and lighter aluminium body. Today …

nokia catwalk galleryWe first heard rumors of a couple of new, lighter Nokia devices back in January, and now, according to a set of tweets (noted by WMPowerUser) by Italian mobile phones guy @flapic (“Flavio”), we can now add …

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Despite the fact that Sony has already announced their next-generation console, the Playstation 4, Microsoft remains as tight-lipped about the new Xbox as ever. Outside of the acquisition of the (as of this writing) still unpopulated XboxEvent.com domain, virtually nothing …

calendar-iconYesterday Microsoft released their new updated version of an online calendar, offering a clean new interface and a basic set of features as part of Outlook.com. We called it a “nice little calendar”, and it is. What it is, …

skydrive-logoIf you’re using SkyDrive on an iOS device, there’s good news for you as Microsoft announced today in a blog post on the Inside SkyDrive blog that SkyDrive for iOS has hit version 3.0.  The new version, which is …

calendar dayBeing stuck in the real world has its advantages, sometimes.  You sit down in front of the computer after dealing with day to day life, and whaddya know, a new Calendar!  And from the looks of it, while it carries …

One week ago, Microsoft announced that the 2013 version of Build, their developer focused conference that’s sure to feature lots of Windows 8, Windows Phone, and maybe even some Xbox news, will be held June 26-28 in San Francisco.…

Microsoft China today updated its Surface website with detailed pricing info of Surface Pro in China mainland market. As I reported over at LiveSino, Microsoft sells two special Surface Pro versions, with one Surface Pro 128GB normal version in …

msgr iconsNext week, Microsoft will begin the process of moving users off of their Windows Live Messenger clients and onto Skype, something that Messenger users are well aware of due to a barrage of recent email messages informing us of …

If you haven’t been following along at home, we’re still waiting for a new Calendar to go along with the shiny new Outlook.com that was released last July 31st, making it 8 months and counting without a companion Calendar.…