As we watched the iPad 2 launch today, many of us wondered if the popular tablet should be considered just another PC, or perhaps - like the iPod - a unique product in its own category.
Microsoft's Kinect platform is truly a success on multiple levels. To be sure, Redmond meticulously designed, engineered and marketed the next-gen wireless controller to the masses - offloading a total of 8 million units as of January 4, 2011.
When Microsoft issued an update to its Windows Phone 7 platform, the last thing it wanted was for it to cause a headache to the loyal early adopters, but that's exactly what has happened to one-in-ten WP7 owners.
Microsoft is currently rolling out its first Windows 7 service pack to users via the automated Windows Update and Download Center.
Microsoft has taken down an update for all Samsung phones running Windows Phone 7. The update was supposed to improve performance and add new functionality, but instead it caused the phones to become glitchy and in some cases, unusable.
It seems as if Microsoft's very first Windows Phone 7 update is fraught with eminent peril. To be sure, a number of WP7 users have reported bricked or temporarily jammed devices, with the company offering real-time advice on its official WinPhoneSupport Twitter feed.
It seems as if Microsoft has finally realized that embracing the modding community is likely to help increase sales of the already popular Xbox 360 Kinect 3D motion controller.
Future versions of Microsoft Windows Phone 7 will offer advanced integration with Kinect, true multitasking for third-party apps and a Web browser based on IE9.
Microsoft is apparently paying Nokia billions of dollars to ditch Symbian and MeeGo in favor of its Windows Phone 7 (WP7) operating system.
A lot of us here are suddenly asking if Microsoft can save Nokia. Back in 2005 Palm was clearly in trouble, their smartphone sales weren’t going anyplace and their plan to break the company into two parts - one software and the other hardware - had failed badly.
After months of speculation about Nokia CEO Stephen Elop’s game plan for reviving Nokia, he dropped a bomb on Friday announcing the company's "broad strategic" partnership with Microsoft. But not everyone is happy with the announcement, and thousands walked out of Nokia facilities in protest.
Nokia is hoping that a mobile partnership with industry heavyweight Microsoft will help the company regain its once prominent ranking in the hyper-competitive market.
Microsoft and Nokia have teamed up to create a new mobile order based on Redmond's Windows Phone 7 platform. The deal effectively marks the end of an era for Symbian and is likely the death knell for Intel's nascent MeeGo operating system.
The Internet has been abuzz with rumors over Nokia CEO Stephen Elop’s plans to fire some high level execs tomorrow at an analyst meeting in London. Everyone is talking about Elop’s vision of a new Nokia, but some argue that money could play an important role in the changes. In the meantime, both Microsoft and Google are supposedly offering Nokia hundreds of millions of dollars to switch to Windows 7 or Android operating systems.
Microsoft has issued a security patch that changes how earlier versions of its flagship Windows operating system handles security when reading "non-shiny" storage media.
Apple iTunes is still way ahead of the pack in the online movie sales business - but its market share fell last year and it needs to watch out for Wal-Mart, says analyst iSuppli.
Netgear CEO Patrick Lo is hella angry at Steve Jobs. Why, you ask? Well, according to Lo, Steve's rather sizable ego is way out of control.
We were all making fun of the initial sluggish pace of Microsoft's new mobile phone platform, but it looks like it's been picking up steam as the company now says it's sold more than 2 million Windows Phone 7 phones.
Be still my beating heart! Yes, 'tis true - Microsoft managed to ship two million Windows Phone 7 devices to cellphone carriers as of the end of December.
If you're a Mac user and you absolutely cannot stomach the idea of paying for a Microsoft product, you can at least give Office a try for 30 days without spending a dime. Office for Mac has just introduced a trial program.