List of posts with the tag: Microsoft

The New Windows 8 Logo looks like the Shetland Flag

Windows 8 has a new logo, and Microsoft says it is inspired in a windows (not a flag), in the first logo of Windows 1.0, and finally in the new metro interface. But it really looks like the flag of the Shetland islands. Shetland is a subarctic archipelago of Scotland that lies north and east…

February 18th, 2012
Microsoft has acquired Skype for $8.5 Billions

Photo: Steve Ballmer (Microsoft CEO) and Tony Bates (Skype CEO) shaking hands and giving the news today May 10th. Combined companies aim to deliver the future of real-time communications to consumers and businesses around the world. Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer and Skype CEO Tony Bates to discuss the announcement via live press conference. Skype CEO…

May 10th, 2011
Software, Technology
What is the use of a Zune in Inception?

Obviously a Zune would be a perfect totem, because nobody else has it

March 24th, 2011
Download Internet Explorer 9 Release Candidate

Microsoft has released the Internet Explorer 9 Release Candidate (IE9 RC), bringing the browser one step closer to a final launch. In September 2010, Microsoft released the IE9 Beta, featuring updated compatibility with web standards like HTML5, an overhaul of the user interface and hardware acceleration for apps running within the browser. Unlike the betas…

February 11th, 2011
Microsoft Comic Chat

Microsoft Comic Chat (later Microsoft Chat but not to be confused with Windows Chat, or WinChat) is a graphical IRC client created by Microsoft, first released with Internet Explorer 3.0 in 1996.

January 4th, 2011
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Windows Phone 7 to be GSM-only until first half of 2011

Photo: Windows Phone 7, LG Optimus 7 IFA 2010 Berlin. Verizon has expressed that it wouldn’t be carrying Windows Phone 7 devices until 2011, and now Microsoft is also confirming that its new platform will be GSM-only until the first half of 2011. So we won’t have a 4G Windows Phone 7 device. Product manager…

September 17th, 2010
Justin Bieber promotes Kinect in his concerts Microsoft has decided that singer Justin Bieber will be the official spoke person of Kinect. Before every concert he shows a backstage action where Justin and his dancers are enjoying the Kinect games.

September 16th, 2010
Celebrities, Games
Review: Internet Explorer 9 Beta

The beta for Internet Explorer 9 was officially released by Microsoft yesterday morning during a press conference. This streamlined version has a better user experience and is far faster than any previous iteration of the application. With this release, Microsoft is asking us to: unlock the beauty of the web… LOL It is supposed that…

September 16th, 2010
Browsers, Internet, Software
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The first 62 games for Windows Phone 7

Microsoft has published this official list of the first games that will be available in its new Operative System for Smartphones, Windows Phone 7.

August 29th, 2010
The New Windows Phone 7

During the Mobile World Congress 2010 in Barcelona, Microsoft revealed details of Windows Phone 7 Series, which features a new operating system and integration with Xbox Live and Zune services. Microsoft has just released a new Mobile Operating System, the Windows Phone 7 Series, which is not an iPhone Killer, but looks like a strong,…

February 15th, 2010
Steve Ballmer autographs a Macbook

Microsoft’s CEO, Steve Ballmer, signs his autograph in a student’s Macbook during his visit to Trevecca Nazarene University. (Nashville, TN – 01/20/2010). Ballmer did it laughing and with good humor. He also wrote: Need a new one?

January 24th, 2010
Kid gets Xbox 360 for Christmas and goes crazy This child knows that all ancient, outdated concepts such as parents, school, and even Santa can be happily left behind now that he has the key to digital entertainment: Microsoft’s Xbox 360. Even the dog participates in his joy. I know this happened before, with another kid (and his sister) in another year, it…

December 30th, 2009
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