Microsoft Revamps Bing Search Engine

Microsoft will redesign its Bing search engine to better reflect social connections while adding speed and improving relevance. The new Bing will be rolling out in the next few weeks and available to US users by June. Microsoft has decided to incorporate a new three column approach: the left will display standard search results; the […]

Microsoft Opens Windows 8 for Testing

The world’s largest software maker, Microsoft released a beta version of Windows 8 on Feb. 29th. The test version of Windows 8 was unveiled at the Mobile World Conference in Barcelona to drum up some excitement especially in the wake of Apple’s upcoming March 7th media event in San Francisco to launch iPad 3. Steven […]

Microsoft releases SkyDrive apps for iPhone and Windows Phone

In a corporate blog posting today, Microsoft has announced the release of the SkyDrive app for iPhone and Windows Phone 7.5.

Microsoft says that the new apps will allow users to access, manage and share files stored on their Microsoft Skydrive from their smartphone. The app will also let users upload photos or videos directly from their phone to SkyDrive.

Microsoft calls Xbox 360 update the “Future of TV”

Microsoft this week will roll out a firmware update for the Xbox 360 Video game console which the company is calling the “Future of TV.”

According to the software giant, the updated firmware will usher in a “new era in entertainment” giving Xbox owners “A single box that ties together all the content you want, made easily accessible through a universal, natural, voice-directed search.”

iPhone 5 among Bing’s top Canadian searches in 2011

Bing, Microsoft’s web search engine today announced its Top 10 lists for the most searched people, news stories, celebrity events, and consumer electronics in 2011.

Apparently the software giant is unaware that there is another month left in 2011 but why let a dose of reality spoil some fun.

Xbox turns ten today

Ten years ago today, November 15, 2011, Microsoft released the Xbox video game console in North America. It was Microsoft’s first foray into the gaming console market, and competed with Sony’s PlayStation 2, Sega’s Dreamcast, and Nintendo’s GameCube.

Since then, Microsoft has sold more than 24 million Xbox consoles, which were discontinued in late 2006, and more than 57 million second generation Xbox 360 consoles.

Microsoft stops production of Zune players

In a note on its website, Microsoft has announced that it will no longer be producing its Zune portable media players but will con tinue to honor the warranties of all devices for both current owners and those who buy our very last devices.

The decision is not surprising since Microsoft has not updated the Zune hardware since September 2009 when it introduced the Zune HD.

Zune Music Marketplace coming in October

Microsoft Canada has announced that it will be expanding its Zune Music Marketplace next Monday October 3rd along with the Zune Music Pass.

The company says the Music Marketplace now offers more than 14 million songs from the four major labels – EMI, Warner Music Group, Sony BMG and Universal Music Group – as well as and tens of thousands of indie labels.

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