July, 2013

Windows Phone BlueEver since its launch back in October last year, we’ve seen news about Windows Phone 8’s minor updates – called GDR releases (we expected there will be 3 of them) – but we haven’t heard much about the next major …

NokiaWe’re less than 12 hours away from Nokia’s “Zoom. Reinvented.” press event, to be held in New York City tomorrow (July 11th) at 11am EDT. Whilst we’ve seen photos and press images of the device before, and we knew …

NokiaNokia’s upcoming flagship device, codenamed “EOS”, with a 41 megapixel PureView camera is due to be announced in a few days during Nokia’s “Zoom. Reinvented” event. Various photos of the actual device, as well as press renders, had …

SkyDrive logoBack in May, Microsoft introduced a new “All photos” view to SkyDrive.com, allowing users to quickly view a timeline of all their photos across folders. What’s great about the “All photos” view is that it is organised into groups by …

SkyDrive logoBack in May, we exclusively reported that SkyDrive.com will get a built-in Photosynth panorama viewer. Back then we suspected that the feature is meant to complement the release of the new Windows 8.1 Camera app, which supports the capture of …

NokiaWe’re only one week away from Nokia’s “Zoom. Reinvented” event, to be held on July 11th in New York City, when the company is expected to announce the Nokia Lumia 1020 (codenamed “EOS”) with a 41 megapixel PureView camera. …

NokiaWe’ve seen plenty of photos of prototypes of Nokia’s upcoming flagship – the Nokia Lumia 1020, codenamed “EOS” – thanks to leaks around the internet. But today Twitter user @evleaks, who had been responsible for the leaks of …

reorgEver since word leaked out last month that Steve Ballmer was planning a major reorganization of Microsoft, the reorg has been a hot topic of conversation.   Would Ballmer organize the company into two camps, one for Devices, and one for …

Bill Gates retired as CEO as Microsoft in 2008, and hasn’t had much to say about the company since then, at least publicly, preferring to concentrate on his foundation and his many and varied philanthropical interests.  Now today, however, The …

When Windows 8.1 shipped last week in preview form, it came with a new search experience called Smart Search, which searches not only your Windows 8.1 machine, but the web as well via Bing. Smart Search is featured prominently on …

zyngaDon Mattrick, who until today was the President of the Interactive Entertainment Business (IEB), has left the company and will start a new job as CEO of Zynga on Monday, July 8th.  The news, which broke earlier today on All

cc_logo_smallOne problem with an open and accessible web is that you can get to, copy, and re-use just about anything, regardless of its license.  Up until now, it’s been difficult at best to try to do the right thing and …

SkyDrive logoLast week, we exclusively reported that Microsoft is busy planning a whole range of new features for its SkyDrive service (despite disputes over its trademark over in the UK). Today, LiveSide has learnt that one of these features that is …

Today, Microsoft announced “major updates” to its OneNote apps for Android, iPhone, and iPad.   Bringing a consistent look across all devices (that is, bringing the Android and iOS apps up to par with Windows apps), the Ribbon to iPad, …

Last week we reported that Microsoft is expected to launch a web-based version of its Xbox Music service sometime this week, and today the service is now online.

Xbox Music on the web

Available at http://music.xbox.com, the service greatly resembles the newly redesigned Windows …