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  • Goodbye 2011 ... What a year!

    Well, as we are just a hop, skip and an eggnog away from putting on silly hats, drinking champagne, and kissing random people as we bid goodbye to the year, it behooves me to look into the digital rearview mirror and ponder what we can see rushing away from us.

    Written by Mark Gibbs19 Dec. 11 17:27
  • What completed Skype-Microsoft deal could mean for consumers

    Microsoft announced today that it has mostly wrapped up its acquisition of the Internet communications company Skype. The $8.5 billion deal has received approval from the major regulators, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission and the European Union, although a few holdouts remain--Russia, Ukraine, Serbia and Taiwan--which are expected to fall into line shortly.

    Written by John P. Mello Jr.15 Oct. 11 07:49
  • New Windows Phone 7 handset has Apple elegance

    For those who believe Apple corners the market in elegance for technology products, take a look at a new handset released in Europe yesterday by LG Electronics -- and running Microsoft software.

    Written by John P. Mello Jr.09 Oct. 11 09:13
  • Five unique features that set 'Mango' apart

    With the attention on Apple this week and the unveiling of the iPhone 5...I mean iPhone 4S, it is easy to forget about other mobile devices. But, Microsoft is pushing out "Mango" to current Windows Phone 7 users, and new Windows Phone 7.5 "Mango" devices will be hitting shelves soon as well--probably about the same time that the iPhone 4S officially launches.

    Written by Tony Bradley06 Oct. 11 09:50
  • MS-Samsung patent deal: Great news for Windows Phones

    The success of Samsung's Galaxy S Android phones just became a cash cow for Microsoft, thanks to a patent cross-licensing agreement in which Microsoft gets paid for every Android phone or tablet Samsung sells.

    Written by Jared Newman29 Sept. 11 06:53
  • Windows Phone Mango: How to upgrade now

    Microsoft has started rolling out its Windows Phone 7.5 update, with more than 500 new features including a new music hub and better multitasking. But most Windows Phone 7 users will have to wait a week or even a month for Mango -- unless they use this little workaround to take a bite of the update right now.

    Written by Eric Mack29 Sept. 11 03:45
  • Windows Phone 7 'Mango' to arrive within two weeks

    Microsoft will begin delivering the new version of Windows Phone 7, code-named Mango, to its customers within the next two weeks, the company announced Wednesday.

    Written by Jeff Bertolucci22 Sept. 11 09:30
  • Ballmer upbeat to analysts on Windows Phone prospects

    Microsoft's mobile platform, Windows Phone 7, will become successful "with a little bit more effort, a little bit more energy," Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer told financial analysts at the company's annual meeting with them this week. But what Ballmer laid out shows much more than a "little bit" being invested.

    Written by John Cox16 Sept. 11 04:39
  • Six big Windows 8 features for small business

    With Microsoft's big BUILD conference right around the corner on September 12, people are buzzing about the Windows 8 news that's sure to come, and for the last couple of weeks, Microsoft has been parceling out information. So far, the features we’ve seen look colorful, fast, flashy, and flexible—but how much of a difference will they make for small business users?

    Written by Katherine Murray07 Sept. 11 00:03
  • The future of HP's webOS: A FAQ

    Hewlett-Packard may be giving up on making webOS devices such as the Pre 3 and Veer smartphones and TouchPad tablet, but executives at the company say committed to developing its mobile platform. HP appears convinced it can wring some value from the mobile OS it picked up after purchasing Palm last year for $1.2 billion.

    Written by Ian Paul24 Aug. 11 05:36
  • Microsoft pursues webOS devs, offers free phones

    Taking advantage of Hewlett-Packard's departure from the tablet and smartphone market, Microsoft has offered webOS developers free phones, tools and training to create apps for its Windows Phone 7 platform.

    Written by Gregg Keizer23 Aug. 11 11:02
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