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Category Archives: Microsoft
A day AFTER the Microsoft announcement for Windows Phone 8. Probably two different agendas, but interesting that both companies are attempting to preempt any Apple announcement.
Might not hit that 10% mark, but everything else seems to be going as expected.
It’s no secret Apple and Samsung are one of the largest patent battles in recent tech history. Things have gotten quite heated over the pas few weeks in the trial. It was just revealed that Apple is licensing Microsoft some … Continue reading
This would make the Kinect a great solution for applications beyond just gaming — like physical therapy or fitness exercises. The amount of depth is pretty amazing.
It’s Hotmail with a pretty impressive Metro skin on top. This is the beginning of a bigger transition to match Apple’s iCloud offering by making a completely web based solution. So far the start is impressive and hopefully more development … Continue reading
The Safari experience is probably crippled on Windows due to a lack of the Core features in Mac OS.
Microsoft provides monetization details for developers. In contrast to Apple, the lowest priced apps will cost $1.49. Psychologically, the $.99 price point has always been impulsive. I know many would think it is no big deal to spend “a dollar.” … Continue reading
I couldn’t quite put my finger on why Mail was so bad in Windows 8. Luckily, Jon Brodkin has spelled it out succinctly here. It’s just too stripped down to really appreciate your mail. I find myself constantly pulling out my Windows Phone.
The “upgrade” moves your files over to the new look and feel, and doesn’t include new versions of software like most Mac upgrades. But, the price point and marketing set this up to be a big win for the company, … Continue reading
Microsoft has come out and said that during the initial development of its new Surface Table there was an “underground bunker” for designing. While this is typical for Apple, it is a bit of a change for Microsoft who, as … Continue reading
The Windows 8 announcement has jipped some current Nokia handset owners, including myself. I understand why — my device doesn’t support most of the capabilities the new software includes (NFC support, shared core). No beef with that, and I’m happy … Continue reading
Joshua Topolsky: There is a gray area that exists for me with the iPad. I love using it to read, to browse the web, to share content, to occasionally create content. But there is a moment when I have to … Continue reading
While the innovation is with the software and accessories, but the tablet itself looks slick and elegant. It will be available in Intel and ARM (with WinRT), but the former tablet has USB 3.0 and a tactile keyboard cover.
As if Skype weren’t bad enough… this is just despicable. I can think of a few better ways to make money: Introduce a Skype enabled API. Create a Skype phone (similar happening next week). Charge for conference calling.
The WP7 Marketplace has reached 100,000 apps, faster than Android but slower than iOS. Kevin Tofel at GigaOM thinks this doesn’t mean a whole lot: Here’s the funny thing and part of the reason that the number of apps really … Continue reading
Competes with both the Wii U and Airplay, offering some interesting functionality as well. From Bryan Bishop on the Verge: Game of Thrones was demonstrated as an example, with the Smart Glass app displaying an interactive map of Westeros, pinpointing … Continue reading
Rafe Blandford, reporting for “All About Windows Phone,” reveals stats on applications in the WP7 Tango marketplace and the compatibility with phones that have 256MB of RAM (Lumia 610 being the most important): However, if we look at the 10,000 … Continue reading
Joey Devilla on Global Nerdy spotted this on StatCounter: This is quite a change from a year ago, when Internet Explorer still held first place at about 45% and Chrome was a distant third with about 20% by StatCounter’s measurements.
John Gruber: My advice to Microsoft would be to go after Android, hard. Make Windows Phone the carriers’ best friend. Target your advertising on BlackBerry holdouts and dissatisfied Android users. Position Windows Phone as the alternative to the iPhone.
I saw a brick and mortar Nokia store today in a high end mall in Singapore. The store had 2-3 onlookers, but nothing to sway customers to make a purchase on the spot. They don’t have the 900 on sale … Continue reading
People in the comments point out that this is no big deal and there are alternatives. While this is true, it really doesn’t make sense to drop this for the mom and pop consumer. I wonder how much the end … Continue reading
WPDS = the next big conference? I am really excited to see Microsoft bringing the big guns on this one.
For those of you keeping score: DropBox announced a small update to their services allowing users to share any file within the service, even if it isn’t specifically made public. Microsoft augmented SkyDrive to integrate with Mac OS X finder, … Continue reading