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Dear Microsoft – Outlook ≠ Google Buzz

Hot on the heels of Google’s Buzz launch, Microsoft is pushing out the beta release for Outlook Social Connector, an add-on that pulls info from social-networking sites. Sound familiar? If you’ve been using Xobni then I’m sure you’ve already been using this type of functionality for quite some time.

Users of Office 2003, 2007 …

Microsoft Reboot: Windows Phone 7 Hands-on

When you think about Microsoft, a lot of adjectives come to mind, but hip and cool are probably not among them. Many consumers associate Microsoft only with the Windows machine they’re using. And all those “I’m a Mac, I’m a PC” ads have made Apple users like me feel kinda sorry for PCs.

But it’s a brand new decade, and …

Nintendo Dominates the 2000s

I would have never guessed it, but Nintendo dominated the last decade taking nine of the top 10 spots of best selling video games. The only title to crack the top 10 was Rockstar’s “Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas” with 18.15 million units sold, which pales in comparison to the 58.4 million copies of Wii Sports that were sold. The …

Rumor: Windows Phone 7 Detailed In Full

Rumors of the Zune Phone have been swirling since early 2007 and haven’t quite panned out. Three years later, we might actually get to see the fabled Zune Phone at Mobile World Congress next week. According to the PPC Geeks, they have exclusive intel on Windows Phone 7, so get out your salt shakers. Since I can neither confirm nor deny …

Microsoft Euthanizes Original Xbox Live Service. So What’s The Big Deal?

Late last night Microsoft announced it was discontinuing its Xbox Live service for original Xbox games. You’ll still be able to play games such as the Halo, Halo 2, and Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory on your original Xbox and on the Xbox 360, but after April 15th, the online multiplayer features for all of these titles will be disabled. The …

Happy Peripheral Day!

On Friday, Logitech pushed out the Touch Mouse app that turns your iPhone and/or iPod Touch into – you guessed it – a mouse that works over the network. (I wonder what this will be like on the iPad.) The app is free (iTunes link) and you’re going to have to download the Touch Mouse Server software (link to Logitech), but it’s …

Windows Mobile 7 x Zune Phone Rumors

In a month’s time, a gaggle of journalists and bloggers from around the world will descend on Barcelona for Mobile World Congress. I won’t be attending. The biggest news will likely come from Microsoft’s camp and I have a meeting scheduled with them prior to MWC. Said news will revolve around Project Pink and Windows Mobile …

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