Another ZuneHD? Really?

Posted by Zealot on Sep 02, 2010 | 6 Comments

Now this one hit me out of left field. As I saw how completely Windows Phone 7 has been based on the Zune GUI and architecture, I assumed that the ZuneHD had really been just an experiment, a field test for a possible phone OS, and would be a one shot product. Understand, I adore my ZuneHD. It is my primary music player and will likely remain so until it is pried from my cold dead fingers, and even then I would eat your... 

New Branding for Windows, Windows Phone?

Posted by Zealot on Jul 22, 2010 | 6 Comments

To be honest, I have always thought that the Windows Phone Logo was tha suck…for one thing, there IS no logo. iOS gets the iconic little apple, Android gets the cute little robot guy, Blackberry has the stylized B made out of a keyboard…Windows Phone? It gets words that say Windows Phone. Only way if could be worse is if the words were in Comics Sans. Help seems to be on the way however, as Engadget is reporting... 

Instaload Batteries – Today’s Brilliant Idea

Posted by Zealot on Jul 05, 2010 | 4 Comments

This is one of those stories that goes in the “Why Didn’t I Think of That” file. Microsoft has just announced a new technology called “Instaload” that allows you to put batteries inside a device without worrying about positive or negative polarity, or for those of us who are more technically minded, without making sure the flat side of the battery is against the little spring and the side that looks like a... 

Microsoft Releases Windows Embedded Compact 7

Posted by ctitanic (left mobilitysite) on Jun 04, 2010 | 3 Comments

This reminds me of a device that I owned a long time ago, a Jornada 720. That Handheld PC used Windows CE. And that’s the relation with this news. Windows Embedded Compact 7 in not more than an update of Windows CE. Microsoft has just released initial code for Windows Embedded Compact 7. A follow-on from Windows CE, this operating system is handled in a very different way to your standard Windows installation. Instead... 

Shakeup for Windows Mobile, Zune?

Posted by Zealot on May 25, 2010 | 8 Comments

The Wall Street Journal is reporting on information they have gotten from “unnamed sources” that Microsoft will be shaking up their “Entertainment and Devices Division” as early as next week. This is the division at Redmond that handles, among other things, XBOX, Zune and Windows Phone. It is also the division that recently cancelled the Courier project. The WSJ confirms the information we reported here over... 

J Allard Leaving with Courier?

Posted by Zealot on May 22, 2010 | 5 Comments

I admit I have been dreading this sort of news from the moment I heard that the Microsoft Courier project had been cancelled by Redmond. According to Mary-Jo Foley, reports indicate that the main Microsoftie behind the Courier, the father of the Zune and XBOX projects, J Allard is on his way out of Microsoft. Allard was one of the people in Microsoft who was deeply involved in innovative product design and was mainly... 

Microsoft says no more newsgroups

Posted by ctitanic (left mobilitysite) on May 05, 2010 | 4 Comments

At last. News groups to me is like a dinosaur that Microsoft was keeping alive. They are useful sources of information, no question about it, but forums are a lot better to keep that information. So thank you Microsoft for listening.   Beginning in June 2010, Microsoft will begin closing newsgroups and migrating users to Microsoft forums that include Microsoft Answers, TechNet and MSDN. This move will centralize... 

Fixit Center Online

Posted by ctitanic (left mobilitysite) on Apr 19, 2010 | 5 Comments

Fixit Center Online is a new online service from Microsoft. I tested it briefly today and in few minutes it detected and fixed few problems that I even did not know that they existed. Problems with codecs interfering with IE and some IE addons causing issues. Great Tool! AKPC_IDS += "36462,"; Read More →

Apple and Microsoft both announce special events today: iPhone OS 4.0 and Project Pink

Posted by Adam Wyss on Apr 05, 2010 | 2 Comments

Today has been a busy day for both Apple and Microsoft! First up we have Apple’s invitation to a special event THIS Thursday, April 8 at 10 AM PT (1 PM ET) to give the world a sneak peek at iPhone OS 4.0.  This is coming less than a week after the launch of the iPad and kind of snuck up on all of us considering they just shipped the iPad and in the past, iPhone OS previews have been held in March.  Personally I’m... 

Office 2010 Starter free

Posted by ctitanic (left mobilitysite) on Apr 05, 2010 | 6 Comments

Microsoft has announced a new marketing strategy to increase the sales of Office 2010: giving the Starter version for free. In addition to the free, browser-based Office Web Apps, Microsoft is also offering PC makers the ability to install a basic version of Office on new computers. The new program, Office Starter, includes a stripped-down version of Word and Excel. PC makers, retailers and Microsoft can all make money... 

Mix10 Keynote Speaker Announced 11 WM Sessions Planned

Posted by Stephen Borders on Feb 04, 2010 | 7 Comments

I just heard this while listening the Podcast Windows Weekly. Now I don’t know much about Mr. Belfiore but apparently he is responsible for the Interfaces on Windows Media Center, the Zune HD and now heads up the Windows Mobile Program. here is to hoping for some excitement surrounding Windows Mobile. Anyway here is the announcement. AKPC_IDS += "35974,"; Read More →

Microsoft Makes WM 6.5.3 official

Posted by Stephen Borders on Feb 02, 2010 | 5 Comments

It looks like we can put rumors to rest about Microsoft announcing another version of WM6.*.* since it seems with the release of a new Sony Ericsson Smartphone called the Aspen, they have officially released WM6.5.3. Here is what wmpoweruser had to say: AKPC_IDS += "35946,"; Read More →

Microsoft Rethinks Family Guy Tie-In

Posted by Zealot on Oct 27, 2009 | 1 Comment

Well, here’s another shocker. After looking over the script and attending the actual taping of "Family Guy Presents: Seth and Alex’s Almost Live Comedy Show" starring Seth MacFarlane and Alex Borstein, Microsoft pulled out of their somewhat controversial (and heavily mocked) sponsorship of the show. This sponsorship was to include no commercials, but include marketing spots for Win 7 worked right into... 

Pink in Peril

Posted by Zealot on Oct 13, 2009 | 2 Comments

Gizmodo, the site that broke the “leaks” about Microsoft’s “Pink” project phones a couple weeks ago, has now become rumor central about the possible (probable? predestined?) demise of Microsoft’s supposed attempt to be more involved in phone hardware. A project that seemed a bit dubious and ill-conceived for Microsoft when first rumored seems even more so after recent events with the Sidekick. You see, Pink... 

Deja Vu All Over Again: Motorola Making Microsoft’s Mistake

Posted by Zealot on Oct 07, 2009 | 7 Comments

I find it very ironic that Motorola, in completely scorning Windows Mobile and embracing Android with their dying breath as a handset maker, is doing the same thing to Android that Microsoft allowed to happen to WinMo. Namely they are ruining any chance for developers to make a single app for the OS, forcing them to make apps on a device by device basis, just as happened to Windows Mobile. Of course this is only one... 

Robbie Bach Introduces Windows Phone

Posted by Jack Cook on Oct 07, 2009 | 3 Comments

Here is a video shown during Robbie Bach’s opening remarks at the Microsoft E&D Open House, 2009 AKPC_IDS += "28640,"; Read More →

Microsoft AV Released

Posted by ctitanic (left mobilitysite) on Sep 30, 2009 | 5 Comments

I have been so busy that I had not posted anything about the release of Microsoft Security Essentials. I beta tested the product, no bad. The best thing is that it’s free and you don’t have to provide an email to download it or register anything and it does not expire after a year. These are good points, believe it or know. Every time you provide your email you are getting more spam, more chances of getting spywares,... 

Ballmer Does the Numbers

Posted by Zealot on Sep 25, 2009 | 16 Comments

In an exclusive interview with Michael Arrington today, Microsoft’s Steve Ballmer explained why Microsoft was staying out of the handset business…. So I think you can have an Apple in the phone business, or a RIM, and they can do very well, but when 1.3 billion phones a year are all smart, the software that’s gonna be most popular in those phones is gonna be software that’s sold by somebody who doesn’t make... 

Courier, the Miniature Surface Zune Tablet Emerges!

Posted by Zealot on Sep 23, 2009 | 5 Comments

…and it is GORGEOUS!!! All the rumours were spot on. For all the times I have wanted to feed my hat to the fanbois at 9to5Mac, it is now off to them… they really nailed this one and it is a BIGGIE! This dual 7 inch multitouch screen folding book-style beauty is indeed called Courier, it is a late model prototype shepherded at Microsoft by the dead sexy J Allard and currently awaiting a manufacturing partner and... 
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The Miniature Surface Zune Tablet?

Posted by Zealot on Sep 22, 2009 | 10 Comments

OK, forget the Giant iPod Netbook Thingie (aka the Apple Tablet), supposedly due to be announced some time real soon by Apple for release in 2010…the last 24 hours the internet has been a seething cauldron of rumours concerning the Miniature Surface Zune Tablet (at least that is what I am calling it). A couple days ago the old Pink whispers began appearing again. Pink is the supposed code name for some top secret Microsoft... 

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