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Earlier this month, Microsoft sent out a notice to Xbox Video users notifying them that any video content they have purchased on the service will no longer be supported on the Zune PC software, Zune devices, and Windows Phone 7 …

NokiaSince rumors of the Nokia Lumia 525, codenamed “Glee”, first surfaced back in September, we have seen various leaked photos and specifications of the device, and even seeing the device passing through the Chinese government’s TENAA certification back in November. …

This September, rather than face an uphill court battle with Britain’s BSkyB, Microsoft relented and agreed to change the name of its up and coming cloud storage services known as SkyDrive. If you’ve been following LiveSide over the past 7 …

Microsoft accountThe last time Microsoft account was added with new features was back in April when we exclusively reported that the service would get two-factor authentication. Since then, Microsoft also dropped support for linked accounts and urges users to use aliases

Yesterday Microsoft released the final version of Windows 8.1, the fix update to Windows 8, featuring a Start button, Bing Smart Search, better mouse and keyboard controls, updated versions of Microsoft’s “core” apps, and quite a bit more. If …

Back in July, the SkyDrive team introduced us to placeholder files, or “smart files”, basically image and document thumbnails which show you what’s on your online SkyDrive without actually saving a copy of the entire file on your hard …

This morning, Microsoft unveiled a new logo, a redesigned interface, and a new set of features for Bing. The logo moves Microsoft’s search property away from the controversial (to typographers, at least) extra-kerning old logo and in line with …

NokiaEarlier today we reported that Nokia had delayed the launch event for their upcoming 6-inch “phablet” device, the Nokia Lumia 1520, possibly due to the recent Microsoft-Nokia acquisition. Rumors at the time pointed to a mid-October launch, and it turned …

Windows Phone BlueThe first screenshots of Windows Phone 8.1, codenamed “Blue”, were leaked back in June this year when an alleged Nokia Lumia 920 with a pre-release build of the OS got into the hands of a Reddit user. The leaks cooled …

Microsoft has just unveiled their new Bing logo, aimed to integrate the “One Microsoft” vision both from a product perspective and visually. We’ve actually caught a glimpse of this logo back in April, when Todd Simmons, Creative Director …

Windows Phone BlueEarlier today, we reported a recent leak of Windows Phone 8.1, codenamed “Blue”, and briefly mentioned an upcoming new feature in the OS codenamed “Cortana”. The feature was described as “an overhaul to the TellMe service that [would] give Siri …

NokiaLast month a series of rumors were trickling out regarding Nokia’s upcoming Windows RT tablet, codenamed ‘’Sirius”, and specifications of the device were also leaked. Photos of the actual device – the back of the device to be exact – …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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

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, …

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 …