Microsoft and Xiaomi discussing Windows smartphone?
Oct01

Microsoft and Xiaomi discussing Windows smartphone?

Last week Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella met with Xiaomi chief Lei Jun and it is being widely reported that the two discussed the possibility of the Chinese company building a Windows Phone handset. Before going any further, it should be noted that this is pure rumor at this point and the only fact is that the two held a meeting together. However, sources are claiming that a Windows based smartphone was on the agenda. It would be a coup...

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Microsoft renames Bing apps as MSN
Oct01

Microsoft renames Bing apps as MSN

Microsoft has made some changes to its Bing suite of apps, giving them a professional new name that falls under the MSN branding. The company has changed all Bing apps, although the original Bing Search will stay as it is. It is thought that Microsoft sees the MSN branding as more serious as it looks to entice users to its suite of applications. The new MSN (Microsoft Network) apps are available across form factors so you can catch...

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Nokia Lumia 530 Coming to T-Mobile for only $69 No Contract
Oct01

Nokia Lumia 530 Coming to T-Mobile for only $69 No Contract

One of T-Mobile's core principles is value.  They pride themselves on giving you more for your money and if the latest rumor is true this will continue in about two weeks when the Nokia Lumia 530 lands as a pre-paid device for only $69!   This is pretty shocking considering they charged $149 for the Nokia Lumia 521 while ATT was charging only $99 for twin the Lumia 520. Sure this device is cheap you say what about the specs? Could I...

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Windows Phone 8.1 adoption reaches 50%
Sep30

Windows Phone 8.1 adoption reaches 50%

Windows Phone could still be considered a growing platform. It certainly has the figures to back up that statement, finding traction in some markets while struggling others. What is not up for dispute anymore is the fact that Windows Phone is now the third largest smartphone and mobile platform, behind Android in number 1 and iOS in number 2. Today Microsoft announced that 50% of all people who can download Windows Phone 8.1 have done...

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Windows 9 will be free for Windows 8 users
Sep30

Windows 9 will be free for Windows 8 users

What’s this, a mobile-centric website bringing you news of a fully-fledged PC operating system… has the tech world tipped upside down? However, Windows these days is of course an operating system that crosses many form factors, so when Windows 9 arrives it will do so for computers, smartphones, tablets, and who knows by then but possibly wearables too. Reports around the launch of Windows 9 are gathering pace with most saying that the...

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Microsoft opens Apple rival flagship store in New York
Sep29

Microsoft opens Apple rival flagship store in New York

Microsoft is ramping up its retail ambitions and has opened a new flagship store in New York City, and it happens to be on the same street as Apple’s showpiece space. I doubt that Microsoft’s place on Fifth Avenue will match up to Apple’s famous glass cube (image) on the same street, but it will give the company a showpiece space in the city. Interestingly, there is a legitimate question to ask as to how Microsoft even keeps its...

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