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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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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First image of Windows only branded smartphone
Sep15

First image of Windows only branded smartphone

When HTC and Microsoft launched the HTC One M8 on the Windows Phone platform last month there was a subtle hint in the name towards the future of the ecosystem. The device was called the HTC One M8 for Windows, with Microsoft choosing not to use “Windows Phone” because the company instead wants to unify the platform. Microsoft is eager for there to be no differentiating names between its products and the company wants the brand to be...

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HTC One M8 for Window First Impressions
Sep09

HTC One M8 for Window First Impressions

Every once in while a phone comes along that makes me just want to caress it and hold it no matter the brand or the operating system. That phone for me was the original HTC One. I first got to hold it when I was covering the Nokia Lumia 1020 launch, because a buddy of mine was testing it and brought it to the event. So naturally when HTC announced that they launched the One M8 for Windows I had to have to it. Yesterday I went out and...

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Windows Phone New Lockscreen Demo’d
Jul22

Windows Phone New Lockscreen Demo’d

During the Windows Phone 8.1 introduction there were a ton of new features shown off and almost all of them have made it to the Windows Phone 8.1 preview expect for one.  That was the new and improved lock screen.  Then last week Joe Belfiore (head of Windows Phone/Tablet/PC product definition & design) tweeted that this feature was only a week or so of coming out in beta form. Now a hands on video of these new lock screen...

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