September, 2013

Surface logoThere had been an influx of Surface-related news recently, first starting with specifications of the Surface Pro 2 leaked to the internet. Soon after, details of two Surface accessories – Power Cover and Docking Station – were revealed. Today, Microsoft …

After initially saying that they weren’t going to release Windows 8.1 RTM to developers and IT pros early, Microsoft today recanted and is releasing the newly RTMed builds of Windows 8.1, Windows 8.1 Pro, and Windows Server 2012 R2 …

Microsoft just announced a new set of updates for Xbox Music, including the release of basic apps for both iOS and Android, an expansion of Xbox Music’s web based music player, and news of more to come. Meanwhile, we’re still …

Windows Phone BlueBack in June earlier this year, screenshots of an early internal build of Windows Phone 8.1 “Blue” hit the internet, revealing a very early version of a notification centre, amongst other new features. Today another photo of a pre-release build …

NokiaThe first images of 6-inch Nokia Lumia 1520, codenamed “Bandit”, were leaked to the internet just a few weeks ago. Then last week we saw press renders of the device also being leaked, showing what both the front and back …

Surface logoA few days ago we reported some specifications for the next iteration of Microsoft’s Surface tablet, dubbed the Surface Pro 2. Also rumored are the Surface 2 (the Windows RT version of the tablet), as well as a potential Surface …

Windows PhoneFeatures of the upcoming Windows Phone 8 update, commonly referred to as General Distribution Release 3 (GDR3), were revealed a month ago. The update is said to bring users new features such as screen-rotation lock, Driving Mode, support for …

NokiaOnly just a bit over a week ago, images of the Nokia Lumia 1520, codenamed “Bandit”, were leaked to the internet. Not long after, an alleged press screenshot from the device showing the expanded Start screen running on Windows …

Earlier today, Paul Thurrott let off some steam (granted, he’s never been very shy about that), ranting about the perceived notion that Microsoft has taken to copying Apple when it should be, in Thurrott’s estimation, copying Google instead. In making …

Yesterday, Bing updated its Videos section, and now today there’s news of another update, this time to …. News. The new look News section is built for touch and features an adaptive design, automatically adapting for your device width …

Surface logoIt has been over a year since Microsoft made the surprise announcement of their original Surface tablets, marking the first step for the company into a “devices and services” company. The Surface Pro, which runs the full Windows 8 Pro …

Whilst Microsoft’s Bing team have made minor tweaks and pilot tests here and there to their Bing Video search service, this search vertical hasn’t received any significant update since 2012. However, today the Bing team announced that they have …

Microsoft made it official today: the Xbox One will be available (limited by regions, at least to start) starting on November 22nd, just in time for the post Thanksgiving (here in the US) holiday shopping free-for-all that is Black Friday:…

Sure, let’s spend the last moments of Labor Day digging through press releases, Yay! Late Monday, Microsoft announced that it is purchasing Nokia’s Devices and Services business for some $7.17 Billion (US), in a deal expected to close in the …

Well, that was fast (unless you’ve been expecting it all along, that is). In the past week, Microsoft as announced the retirement of its longtime CEO, accepted activist investors onto its Board of Directors, and just now announced that it …