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Bing Maps Preview App Offer 15 New 3D Cities

02/24/2014, It was in December last year when the Bing Maps Preview app on Windows 8.1 was launched, as it opened up the doors to folks who want to explore the world in a totally new manner – one that is touch-friendly, of course. In fact, the folks over at...

Xbox One Price Cut Across The Pond

02/24/2014, It hasn’t been that long since Microsoft’s new gaming console was launched. Back in November last year the console was finally released, more or less around the same time that Sony released its new console, the PlayStation 4. Both have been...

Nokia’s Move To Android, What Does It Mean?

02/24/2014, So it turns out that all the rumors are true and that Nokia does indeed have plans for Android. After all they have recently announced the Nokia X, the X+, and the Nokia XL. Now we’re sure many of you guys are wondering why would Nokia suddenly go with...

Microsoft And Qualcomm Create Windows Phone Reference Design

02/23/2014, While Google appears to be relatively flexible when it comes to Android OEMs choosing their own hardware, Microsoft has adopted a stricter approach which typically required their manufacturing partners to follow a set of hardware guidelines, as well as to...

Microsoft Surface Mini Rumored For June Announcement

02/23/2014, We have been hearing a fair bit about Microsoft’s Surface Mini, a tablet that was supposed to have launched alongside the Surface 2, but obviously that did not happen, which has many wondering where on earth is the tablet? Is the device even real, and...

Microsoft Announces New Windows Phone OEM Partners

02/23/2014, At the moment we guess it has become obvious by now that Nokia pretty much dominates the Windows Phone market. That is because apart from Nokia’s Asha lineup, they have pretty much put all of their proverbial eggs into Microsoft’s basket, so they have...

Xbox One March Update Preview Invitations Out

02/23/2014, Earlier this month Microsoft released the much awaited Xbox One February update after it was slightly delayed causing it to miss its intended release date. The update brought improvements to content management and also allowed users to see on the home...

Nokia Here Maps To Arrive On Windows 8.1 Devices

02/21/2014, Windows users, if you’d like to get your hands on a mapping alternative that isn’t Google Maps or Bing Maps, you might be interested to learn that Nokia will be releasing their Here Maps application for free over the next few days to Windows 8.1...

Microsoft Interested In Purchasing A Stake In DailyMotion [Rumor]

02/21/2014, Back in 2006, Google announced that they had acquired YouTube for a little over a billion dollars. Given YouTube’s popularity, safe to say that Google has pretty much the monopoly when it comes to online video watching. Of course there are alternatives...

Cortana Windows Phone 8.1 Assistant A Mix Of Siri And Google Now

02/20/2014, Apple popularized the concept of baking in virtual assistants deep inside mobile devices. Siri is now nothing short of a global phenomenon, and while the company’s competitors may not have entirely gone down the same route, they too have launched...

Microsoft Launches Office Online

02/20/2014, When Microsoft officially announced that they would rebrand SkyDrive to OneDrive, there was also talks that Microsoft could be rebranding other products as well, such as Office Web Apps to Office Online, which admittedly rolls off the tongue a little...

Microsoft Stores Offering Free 100GB To OneDrive Users

02/19/2014, Earlier we had reported how Microsoft had officially launched OneDrive, which was basically the rebranding of SkyDrive, Microsoft’s cloud storage services. According to our earlier report, it was suggested that OneDrive users would be able to earn...