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Windows Phone Live: Remote Wipe, Syncing For Windows Phone 7

Microsoft’s annual Worldwide Partnership Conference is in full swing in our nation’s capital and Andy Lees, Microsoft’s Sr. VP of Mobile Communications, will formally announce Windows Phone Live today. The free service for any Windows Phone 7 user is an online portal that lets you remotely wipe a WP7 device should it ever be lost …

The Freaks Come Out at Night: Crackdown 2 Review

Crackdown 2
Publisher: Microsoft
Developer: Ruffian Games
Systems it’s available on: Xbox 360
ESRB rating: T for Teen
System reviewed on: Xbox 360

Pacific City’s really gone to hell. It was just a few years ago that legions of players assumed the roles of genetically-grown crimefighting Agents deployed to take out the gangs who …

Goodbye Sidekick, I Loved You

Less than 24 hours after it was announced that Microsoft was scrapping KIN, Microsoft’s other carrier partner T-Mobile has stated that it will halt all sales of the Sidekick line starting tomorrow.

As T-Mobile looks to further innovate and raise the bar for the next iteration of the T-Mobile Sidekick, as of July 2, the Sidekick LX …

Apple Issues Config File To Fix iOS4 Exchange Active Sync Issues

I’m not sure about anyone else but I’ve been having issues with my Exchange account since upgrading to iOS4 on my iPhone 3GS. Updates are extremely slow and I’m talking, like, 4-6 hour delays. Apple released the following config file last night but I’m still not seeing any improvement. Maybe I should inform the IT guys.

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Microsoft Kin Is No More

Less than two months after the launch of KIN, Microsoft has decided to kill the entire initiative and integrate the team into the Windows Phone 7 group. Who knows how many millions of dollars went into the development of KIN aka Project Pink, marketing, concerts, etc. but we won’t be seeing any other KIN devices in the future. …

Is Microsoft Holding Back Kinect?

An interesting thing happened when I got back from E3 and sat down to talk with Lev about what’s been going on while he was out on book leave. I told him my initial impressions of Kinect and Move and more or less pooh-poohed Kinect for its piss-poor showing at E3. I specifically mentioned the Forza demo I stood through where I …

Xbox LIVE Gold Family Pack On The Way

I don’t need a family of four to see the value in snagging an Xbox Live Gold Family Pack membership this November. For the price of two individual Xbox Live Gold memberships you get four individual Xbox Live Gold memberships. Aside from that, all the parental controls are lost on me, but here they are for your perusal.

An Xbox …

RDOD: What Happens When the Xbox 360 S Overheats

We know the Xbox 360 S is incapable of red ringing (RROD) but it wasn’t clear what would happen to the whisper quiet 360s once they started to overheat. Thanks to a NeoGAF member, we now know what happens. Say hello to the Red Dot of Death (RDOD).

Microsoft’s latest 360 will shut itself off automatically when temperatures …

E310: PlayStation Move Pwns Microsoft Kinect

Let’s get this out of the way – Sony will dominate the next generation motion control wars.

Calm down, fanboy. I’ve been a long-time supporter of Microsoft’s Xbox platform, so it pains me to say that. But I’ve seen a few things the public haven’t been privy to and spent extensive time with both platforms. While Sony …

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