Posts Tagged ‘ Microsoft ’

Microsoft Hopes Best Buy Can Succeed Where Microsoft Store Failed, Expands Availability Of Surface Tablet

Dec 12th, 2012 | By | Category: Computer Hardware, iPods & Portable Media Players, Podcasting Hardware

Microsoft has announced that it is dramatically expanding the availability of the Surface RT tablet, effective immediately. Neowin reports that the Surface RT tablets are already available at Best Buy’s site. “Our plan has been to expand the retail presence for Surface after the first of the year. Based on interest from retailers, we are […]

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 […]

Microsoft Hates Flash, Too, And For The Same Reasons As Apple

May 3rd, 2010 | By | Category: Featured Story, Internet TV, iPods & Portable Media Players, Video

It looks like Microsoft is joining the Flash Is Dead bandwagon, announcing that its new direction for video in Internet Explorer is to focus on HTML5 + H.264…..

Will Apple Let Wireless iTunes Syncing On The iPhone, Or Will You Have To Buy A Zune To Get It?

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

Back in 2007, Microsoft brought wireless syncing to the Zune. Something that Zune owners have been happy to point out for years. Now UK developer Greg Hughes has created an app that brings wireless iTunes syncing to the Apple iPhone, and he’s released the YouTube video, above, to raise interest in the app: Sneak preview […]

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 […]

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 […]

Three Devices That Gave Us Better Ways To Do Things We Don’t Want To Do Anymore

Feb 4th, 2010 | By | Category: Apple iPad, Commentary, iPods & Portable Media Players

The Apple iPad may have debuted to mixed reactions from tech analysts – but it’s clear that Apple’s new tablet computer already has competitors struggling to find ways to stay competitive. Three examples have cropped up in the last few days: Amazon announced that it is buying Touchco – a start-up based in New York […]