August, 2013

NokiaFinancial Times first reported back in April that Nokia plans to introduce a “phablet” to its Lumia range, and only a few weeks ago The Verge confirmed that the device is codenamed “Bandit” and will come with a 6-inch display. Twitter user @evleaks noted yesterday that the final …

SkyDrive logoThe SkyDrive team has been on a roll recently. Only one month ago the team gave us a major update of their service, bringing us a new Shared view, text editor, new sharing capabilities, and more. Today the SkyDrive team has rolled out yet another update, this time …

Microsoft has stepped in it once again with the official announcement yesterday that although Windows 8.1 has “RTM”ed (which up until now has always meant “Released to Manufacturing”, ie: the bits were done and Microsoft would start printing disks/CDs/DVDs, but now apparently means “Released to manufacturers” and doesn’t …

Nokia-Tablet-for-Verizon_thumb.jpgLast week various rumors surfaced regarding Nokia’s upcoming tablet, all of which seems to point to the fact that the device will be unveiled sometime in September next month. Today The Verge and WinSupersite further reported some of the additional specifications of the device, including its accessories and …

Business Insider posted what has to be their longest form post, ever, this morning, an “unauthorized Marissa Mayer biography”, the story of how she came to become Yahoo!’s CEO. It’s an excellent read, and an excellent job of reporting by Nicholas Carlson, complete with lots of insider …

Today, Microsoft announced in a press release and the release of a letter from CEO Steve Ballmer to Microsoft employees, that Ballmer will retire from Microsoft as soon as a new CEO can be found, sometime within the next twelve months. Ballmer, who joined the company in 1980 …

Back in 2011, Microsoft began the process of simplifying the way you log in to Microsoft services, changing the old multiple account Sign In screen for Hotmail and other services to a single sign in, and has been promoting the use of a single Windows Live ID …

NokiaBack in April this year, Financial Times reported that Nokia plans to introduce a “phablet” to its Lumia range, likely to be coming by the end of the year. Earlier last month, an alleged image of a display panel of a large-screened Nokia Windows Phone device was leaked …

NokiaRumors of Nokia launching a Windows-based tablet had been surfacing ever since Nokia partnered with Microsoft back in 2011. However, it seems like the real deal is finally close to us, as rumors and leaks had been coming out recently which all points to a similar story. It …

Last week, after what has become a long sordid ordeal in trying to get a working YouTube app for Windows Phone, Microsoft tried again, releasing an updated app that it felt addressed Google’s concerns. Apparently not, as today, Google has technically blocked Microsoft’s app from working. Google issued …

With the news this morning that Skype will be included with Windows 8.1, we wanted to know we were getting our story straight, and so put in a question or two to our friendly Microsoft spokesperson. If you remember, Microsoft used to ship a program called Windows …

Today in a blog post on the Windows Experience blog, Microsoft Apps & Services General Manager Ryan Gavin gives us the first glimpse at Microsoft’s marketing direction for its One Experience vision that Steve Ballmer laid out back in July with the announcement of the Microsoft’s latest

Nokia held the Lumia 1020 launch event in Nanjing, China today. The Nokia 41MP PureView flagship device is now officially launched in China market via Suning online and retail stores and carrier China Unicom exclusively. Unsurprisingly, the pricing for Lumia 1020 is at 5,999 CNY (about $980) , …

Today Microsoft officially announced that it will make Windows 8.1 available as a free update to all Windows 8 users beginning on October 18th (in New Zealand, that is, it will actually be available on the 17th in most of the world), and then available at retail and …

Are you having problems accessing Outlook.com, SkyDrive? You’re not alone, as Status.live.com is reporting “technical difficulties” for services “such as Hotmail, Messenger, and SkyDrive”:

The problems (which we don’t seem to be having here) were reported at 9:01am (PDT – GMT -8), and the Status page promises an …

SkyDrive logoOver the past few months, we correctly predicted some of the new features that came as part of the recent major SkyDrive.com update. However, we mentioned that there are also a few more features that are yet to come, including recent activity feeds and folder mounting. …

Windows PhoneWhilst Microsoft is in the process of rolling out the next Windows Phone 8 update, called General Distribution Release 2 (GDR2) – which brings minor enhancements and fixes such as CalDAV and CardDav support, FM Radio, and more – details on the next update, called GDR3, were leaked …

Want to have the job of telling developers that “their baby is ugly”? That’s what researchers on Bing’s experimentation platform do, according to a post by Dr. Ronny Kohavi on the Search Quality Insights blog titled “Large Scale Experimentation at Bing“. The post introduces a research …

Bing Apps for Windows PhoneWhen Windows 8 was released last October, Microsoft released a series of “Metro”-styled Bing apps designed for the Windows Store – Bing News, Bing Sports, Bing Weather, Bing Finance, and Bing Travel. These apps received some significant updates since their initial release, making them even more useful …

When Outlook.com was first launched just a little over a year ago, we introduced you to a new feature that allows you to save your messaging history in the cloud. The feature automatically saved a copy of your instant messaging history on Messenger, Facebook Chat, and most recently …