“Alternate web browsers are openly encouraged in the Windows Phone Marketplace”

It’s time to bring some closure to the Surfy story from today. Brandon Watson of Microsoft has been nice enough to leave a comment on our earlier post as follows: ...

Microsoft Now Has 600 Employees Whose Role is Design

For years aesthetics were Apple’s heart. Microsoft has the Touch mouse in MOMA and the Zune had rave aesthetic reviews but they’ve now pivoted even further with the use of Metro...

Street Slide: Microsoft innovation or just copy paste?

Our buddy Wen over at WMPoweruser.com has thrown up some you-tubage of an interesting new street view being developed by Microsoft called Street Slide.  This is really awesome stuff that looks like...

Windows Phone is Sponsoring that All White Horse in the Kentucky Derby Because It’s...

There’s a Lumia tie-in here I think. Apparently since the horse “Hansen” is ‘beautifully different’ Microsoft is going to saddle up and sponsor Hansen. Add to that a Twitter Lumia giveaway...

Balloon Gunner Goes Free For Windows Phones!

Balloon Gunner is an awesome game for Windows Phones. Almost a year ago I bought it after trying the trial and needing more. Let me just be lazy and quote myself:...

Fhotoroom For Winodows Phone 8 Goes Hard

Oh Fhotoroom, how I loved thee. I waved my Fhotoroom flag like none other, it was a great Instagram replacement for the Windows Phone guy or gal in my life;...

Nokia Lumia 820 & 920 To Be Aggressively Priced?

  Yes, we’ve seen the European pricing be announced for the Lumia 920 & 820 and the flagship product does seem on the higher side of the scale compared to the HTC...

I Use Google Maps and Waze in Tandem

Google Maps Navigation is my Old Faithful. It’s polished and given its popularity my guess is that it has better and fresher traffic and road information than anything. Also the voice...

Free Audiobooks (with over 5m downloads) Now Available for Windows Phone

Always great to get a big title. Free Audiobooks from Spreadsong is now available in the Windows Phone Marketplace and it does what its name states.  It’s already available for the...

Update: Microsoft-Skype Deal Apparently Confirmed For $8.5b–Press Event 8am

All Things Digital (of The Wall Street Journal) is now reporting the Microsoft and Skype is a done deal and they will officially make an acquisition announcement tomorrow morning at 5am...