Cortana Improvement ...

The digital personal assistant in Windows Phone 8.1 Preview is very impressive to say the least. Considering Cortana is still in beta, it’s remarkable to see how she competes with Siri and Google Now on iOS and Android (respectively). There are a few features, however, that could use some...

Xbox As a Service: S...

Earlier last week the internet echo chamber exploded when it was inaccurately reported that Bill Gates was reluctant to sell off Microsoft’s Bing services, but reportably had no problem throwing Xbox under the bus. This comes at the same time you have entities writing that the Xbox...

8 Window Phone 8.1 P...

Windows Phone 8.1 Preview is awesome, and we’re excited that the full version is almost here for everyone. There are some features in this preview, however, that could use some special additions. Here are some of my ideas for what would have been cool to include in the 8.1 preview: 1. Add a...

Internet Explorer 11...

Internet Explorer should no longer be the browser everyone hates.  Well, it looks like Microsoft’s hard work has paid off. The newest Internet Explorer isn’t only decent nowadays: it’s awesome. But how does it stack up against its competitors? First, answer this question:...

Windows Phone 8.1 Im...

It’s been just about a week and a half now since the developer preview for Windows Phone’s newest update, Windows Phone 8.1, has been available. There is no doubt that this update came packed with some great features: some of which have been greatly anticipated for years. Some would say...

Zune Shows Up In iOS...

There has been much talk lately about Apple’s new “flat” – read: Metro-ripoff – design and how it borrows from Microsoft’s design school of minimalism. Well, after some quick examination it seems as if Apple was more inspired by Zune than they may have let...

If I Could IllumiRoo...

IllumiRoom has been generally known about since CES 2013. Great work from Microsoft Research on this one. Seriously though, this could be an entertainment and educational experience that augments the area surrounding the TV! How awesome is that? Pretty cool, but then I started thinking to...

Tweaking the New Twi...

Last week, a new update for Twitter was released for the masses on Windows Phone. For many, the new look and functionality of the update cleared up many of the complaints of the official app. It’s a clean interface with much needed improvements in presentation and performance. The new...

Why HTC Needs To Pus...

Earlier this week, HTC unveiled its gambit, the HTC One. It’s a showstopper cooked up by HTC’s technicians, designers and software programmers. Ultrapixels, 1080p screens with 468 ppi, Sense 5, dual stereo speakers with dedicated amplifiers, all crammed in a svelte aluminum casing...

Charging Ahead: Read...

    With MWC 2013 (Mobile World Congress) just around the corner starting February 25th – 28th, I find myself patiently waiting for the exciting news about the mobile industry, all sorts of good stuff to be announced I’m sure! I really hope to see lots of great new...

Is Microsoft really ...

Last week an analyst at Morgan Stanley released a report estimating that Microsoft could make up at least $2.5bn in annual revenue by offering the Office suite on the Apple iPad, a substantial amount that could add to Microsoft’s $73.72bn revenue (2012). It’s an interesting angle,...

Kinect reinvents window shopping Feb15

Kinect reinvents win...

What if I told you that in the future mannequins would be displayed in store front windows and would mimic your every move. Well that future is now a reality, meet United Arrow a clothing store located in Tokyo Japan that has been equipped with a neat little Kinect hack. Labeled as the...

What’s in your...

I’ll be the first to admit that my experience with the Apple or Android ecosystems is limited as a whole with just some basic time spent with any of their devices individually. This is by choice. I have assisted people with their devices on a number of occasions and made recommendations...

Favorite Moments fro...

Do you notice how more and more people in Surface advertising are wearing funky glasses nowadays? These were some of my favorite moments, anyone else like these? What are yours? Let us know in the comments. Want to help us out?MoreShare on...

Office 365 vs. Offic...

As I ponder over and over what my first article will be for The Redmond Post (Super Excited by the way!), I find myself rolling through many topics related to Microsoft and its vast choices of products and services. Can you guess what the first thing I did once I had the okay? I opened up...

You will rent Office...

I wasn’t really into this Office 365 thing – I want all my applications and documents secure and local, where I can use them offline or online, why would I want yet another subscription service? I had just purchased Office Pro 2013 and was happily downloading it to install when…...

Will Microsoft make ...

Office for iOS has been the trending topic the last few month’s and has caused quite a debate on the tech scene. Many argue that if Microsoft were to allow a port of Office over to rival platforms it would hurt the freshly revamped Windows operating system, Windows 8. Devices like the...

Surface Windows 8 Pro | What’s Next

Microsoft lives the “Be What’s Next” Message Ever since I started getting involved with technology and Microsoft I have wanted this day to come. Unfortunately back then wasn’t the time. The computers of the late 1990’s were purely function. They were not a part of our lives. Those computers were mediums by which work got done and Microsoft made money. The Compaq’s and Gateway’s of that era were just commodities and owning your own personal technology was for more privileged people. It is only when society took a major shift that Microsoft took notice. Their dream of “a computer on every...

Things I Wish For in...

2012 shaped up to be full of new beginnings, tidings and events for Microsoft and its respective partners. Redmond finally unveiled Windows 8, Windows Phone 8 and some cool Xbox additions. A new dawn of powerful Windows Phone hardware from its two most dedicated partners, HTC and Nokia; and a...

New Myspace Revamp T...

  Being a tech fan I jut had to see the new Myspace and wow, was it worth the wait. The new Myspace is no longer that lag central of a social site. The new site is focused on sharing music and music discovery. It seems as though some of the social features will come later. The design...

Reality Check:Yeah W...

On October 25 a significant event will happen. To the average everyday person it is just an average day on the path to Halloween. To us techies it means a significant paradigm shift. On that day Windows 8 will be released. With it comes the idea of the future. The idea that computers are more...

Ping to Outlast Zune Social by… One Month? Sep13

Ping to Outlast Zune...

Ping, the Zune Social clone, was a service by Apple that never caught on. A great percentage of iTunes users don’t even know what it is exactly. It is no longer accepting new members as the service will be no more by September 30th this year, one month after the Zune Social was removed...

Microsoft’s Gr...

Microsoft is best know in the software space throughout the world. Sure Microsoft has dipped it’s toes in the hardware lake before with the Xbox and the Arch Touch Mouse but neither of those are as significant as the Surface. Unlike the Xbox, Surface can greatly impact how other hardware...

Amazing Microsoft Re...

The internet is full of passionate and creative individuals and while wondering aimlessly across the web I managed to find some amazing concepts of what appears to be a Microsoft image reboot, and boy do these images look good. Check out the full photoset of the art by Andrew Kim at his...

Opinion: Is Xbox Mus...

There are many rumors going around that Xbox music is going to have social features like sharing on Facebook and Twitter. I have one problem with this. It is Xbox Music. If it were Zune I would be fine with it because it was indie and synonymous with music. Xbox music on the other hand might...