Posts Tagged ‘ Zune ’

Windows Phone 7 Connector Beta Now Available For The Mac

Oct 26th, 2010 | By | Category: iPods & Portable Media Players

Microsoft has announced that the Windows Phone 7 Connector for the Mac is now available as a beta version. Windows Phone 7 Connector is designed to let you synchronize your music, videos, photos and podcasts from iTunes and iPhoto to your Windows Phone 7, so you can take your media with you wherever you go. […]

Microsoft Finally Does Some Intelligent Marketing For The Zune

Sep 7th, 2010 | By | Category: iPods & Portable Media Players

The Zune has been the whipping boy of new media since the portable media player’s introduction, because Microsoft made the mistake of taking a iPod wannabee and throwing a bunch of marketing money at it. The Zune has improved a lot, since then, but it still hasn’t made an impression with buyers. This is largely […]

Microsoft’s ‘Back Against The Wall’ With New Zune Phone

Jul 19th, 2010 | By | Category: iPhone, iPods & Portable Media Players

Several readers were incensed last week when we highlighted InfoWorld’s early negative impressions of Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7. InfoWorld’s take was scathing – suggesting that Microsoft should kill the project. Now Engadget’s Joshua Topolsky has offered his in-depth preview of Windows Phone 7, and he’s also skeptical about the viability of the platform: What we’ve […]

Is Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7 The Next Zune?

Jul 16th, 2010 | By | Category: iPods & Portable Media Players

Will Microsoft’s upcoming Windows Phone 7 smartphone be the next Zune? Could be – based on the latest Windows Phone 7, InfoWorld says Microsoft should just kill the project now: There’s no kind way to say it: Windows Phone 7 will be a failure. Windows Phone 7 is a waste of time and money. It’s […]

Here’s A Walkthrough Of The Awesomeness That Is The Zune HD 4.5 Firmware Update

Apr 5th, 2010 | By | Category: iPods & Portable Media Players, Podcasting Software

Matt Akers, host of the Zune Insider Podcast, talks with Nate Muller, a PM from the Zune team, about the awesomeness that is the Zune HD firmware update. Highlights include Smart DJ and using the Zune HD on a TV through a Zune HD dock. We haven’t tried this – because we’re still chafing from […]

How To Submit Your Podcast To iTunes

Mar 24th, 2010 | By | Category: Audio Podcasting, How to Podcast, iPods & Portable Media Players, Podcast Directory Sites, Podcast Distribution

Apple has updated its official recommendations on for how to submit your podcast to iTunes. Here’s what they recommend: Test Your Podcast Feed In iTunes: You should first verify that you can successfully subscribe to your feed using the Advanced menu in iTunes: Select Advanced, Subscribe To Podcast in iTunes; Paste in the URL of […]

Microsoft Announces Windows Phone 7, Aka The Zune Phone

Feb 15th, 2010 | By | Category: iPods & Portable Media Players

Today at Mobile World Congress 2010, Microsoft Corp. CEO Steve Ballmer unveils the next generation of Windows Phones, Windows Phone 7 Series – a new multimedia mobile phone platform that promises to be the biggest introduction since the iPhone. Windows Phone 7 will bring together Xbox LIVE games and the Zune music and video experience […]

Windows Phone 7 To Get Zune HD Makeover?

Feb 7th, 2010 | By | Category: iPods & Portable Media Players

The rumormill is abuzz with talk about the Zune Phone, aka Windows Phone 7, which many expect to be unveiled at the Mobile World Congress on Feb 15th. Microsoft is expected to announce: Full Zune Integration The User Interface is based upon codename “METRO”, and will be similar to the Zune HD User Interface. Windows […]

Interest In The Zune Skyrockets, But iPods Are What’s Selling

Oct 6th, 2009 | By | Category: General, iPhone, iPods & Portable Media Players

There’s still hope for the Microsoft Zune, based on a new teen survey on portable media players. 13% of the teens surveyed that plan to buy a portable media player plan to buy a Zune in the next 12 months, up from 0% a year ago. 73% plan to buy an iPod, down from 100% […]

Microsoft Considering Bringing Zune Software To The Mac

Oct 6th, 2009 | By | Category: iPods & Portable Media Players

Microsoft is considering porting its Zune software and services to other platforms, including Apple Mac OS X.

There’s no guarantee that Microsoft is going to pursue this strategy.

If they do, though, they may actually be starting to think different about the Zune.