July, 2013

Earlier today Microsoft announced it would not pursue an appeal of a decision by the High Court of England and Wales that “SkyDrive” infringed on trademarks held by BSkyB. The two companies released a joint press release on the subject, but since it hasn’t appeared yet on the …

As reported by Tom Warren at The Verge, Microsoft has decided after all not to appeal a decision stemming from a lawsuit restricting Microsoft from using the “SkyDrive” name anywhere in the European Union.  Microsoft had planned an appeal, but has decided to drop that and rename …

23198Today, SkyDrive announced a major set of updates rolling out to everyone – hopefully you should see the improvements by the end of the day (Redmond time – GMT -8). As part of the push to get the word out about SkyDrive and then new features, Omar Shahine

SkyDrive logoOver the past month, we’ve been exclusively reporting some of the new features that is coming to SkyDrive.com. Today over on the official SkyDrive team blog, Microsoft has officially confirmed some of these new features that are coming to SkyDrive.com. It is probably one of the biggest …

A few years ago, it was Angry Birds – that definitive mobile app that proved, or disproved, the worth of Microsoft’s mobile app selection. Everyone just had to have Angry Birds, and it wasn’t available for Windows Phone. Microsoft pleaded and plotted and the game finally did arrive, …

NokiaNokia just announced their largest screened device in history – the Nokia Lumia 625 – with a 4.7” display. Of course, when compared to the likes of Samsung’s Galaxy Tab with a 5 or 6 inch screen, a category commonly referred to as “phablets”, the Lumia 625’s screen …

072313_1734_Nokia625off1.pngThe news is officially out about Nokia’s latest Lumia phone, the 625. In a press release, a web page, and a post on the official Nokia Conversations blog, Nokia earlier today announced the new phone, featuring a 4.7” screen, 512 MB of RAM, 8 GB …

Nokia teased a “Something BIG” announcement yesterday on the Conversations blog. Nokia is expected to unveil the recent leaked Lumia 625, a 4.7 inch low-end Windows Phone 8 phone. Ahead of official unveiling, Lumia 625 press render images and full specs are all leaked to the Internet.…

When Microsoft introduced Windows 8.1 at Build a few weeks ago, it also introduced a newly revamped version of SkyDrive that now ships as part of Windows 8.1. You no longer need to download a separate SkyDrive desktop app, it’s just built in. And along with SkyDrive becoming …

NokiaA few days ago we first picked up the story that Nokia is currently planning a 4.7” low-end device to its Windows Phone 8 portfolio. Expected to be named Nokia Lumia 625, the device recently passed both TENAA (China) and FCC (US) certification, which indicates that it should …

Microsoft’s 4th quarter earnings came out yesterday, and while the news was mixed, the big bombshell was news that Microsoft wrote down $900 million on poor sales of the Surface RT, and its subsequent price slashing. Chief Financial Officer Amy Hood explained in the Analysts call shortly after …

Remember the old proverb about blind men describing an elephant? That’s the situation we’re in when trying to get our heads around all the news swirling around Edward Snowden’s revelations about the NSA, PRISM, and the extent of cooperation (or coercion) between the US Government via the …

NokiaNokia Lumia 1020 has passed Chinese TENAA certification, the radio communication device regulator in China. According to the TENAA cert information, the new announced smartphone is labeled as “Nokia 909”, which was said to be the original name of Lumia 1020. Interestingly, Nokia China has launched a

NokiaFollowing the announcement of the flagship Nokia Lumia 1020 last week, it appears that the Finnish company is not done with their new Windows Phone 8 product lineup. Coming fresh from China today via Sina Weibo user @ictech are news regarding a new Nokia device – named Nokia …

Oppo logoMicrosoft currently has four OEMs making Windows Phone 8 handsets – Nokia, HTC, Samsung, and Huawei. Other manufacturers had come and go since the early Windows Phone days, including LG, Acer, ZTE, Dell, Fujitsu, and Alcatel, and there had been rumors of others, like Lenovo, considering joining …

SkyDrive logoOver the past weeks, we have reported that Microsoft is currently planning a whole range of new features and enhancements to their SkyDrive service to make its user experience easier and more useful. We first reported that an immersive panorama viewer is coming to SkyDrive.com (which is now

Windows Phone BlueMicrosoft is about to rollout their next Windows Phone update, referred to as General Distribution Release 2 (GDR2), which will bring minor enhancements and fixes such as CalDAV and CardDav support, FM Radio, Data Sense, Xbox Music, Skype and IE enhancements, and more. But details regarding what’s …

So the rumored Microsoft reorganization was officially announced today, coming down pretty much just how Bloomberg News and All Things D said it would. In case you missed it (or spent an enjoyable 12 hour day at work, like I did), Microsoft made the restructuring official with

Nokia Lumia 1020As expected, during Nokia’s “Zoom Reinvented” event held this morning at 11am EDT in New York City, the Finnish company unveiled their latest flagship – the Nokia Lumia 1020. Sporting a 41MP PureView camera, the specifications were exactly the same as what was leaked yesterday. Two official …

FM RadioMicrosoft detailed the next minor update to the Windows Phone 8 OS back in May, named GDR2, which came pre-loaded on recent new devices such as the Nokia Lumia 925 and Huawei Ascend W2. Whilst the blog post back then highlighted some key improvements – like CalDAV …