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Found by our very own Sakai (or Mitchell from the podcast if you listen), it’s Microsoft’s latest Windows-centered commercial. The commercial is a stop-motion video pairing a Windows PC and a MacBook on an airplane, both bored with nothing to do. Suddenly, the Windows PC pops in a...

HTC Surround and LG Quantum on sale at Amazon for 1¢
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Nov12

HTC Surround and LG ...

Thanks to NJ Crime on the boards for finding this Engadget story. It seems that Black Friday came a little early this time of year–or would that be Cyber Monday?–as Amazon is selling all of their AT&T phones at a grand discount. They’re not free but they might as well be...

Early adopters fear not – Microsoft will push updates to all WP7 devices
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Nov10

Early adopters fear ...

In an email exchange with ZDNet Tuesday morning, Microsoft stated yet again (and firmly) that all Windows Phone 7 devices will be eligible for Windows Phone OS updates going forward. It’s one of the biggest debates currently going on with Google and their Android consumers; as it stands,...

Kinect open source d...

Hector Martin, a self-proclaimed hacker though we do think this gives him much gravitas, has released an open sourced driver for Microsoft’s Kinect only three hours after the European launch. In the video he claims that it’s “completely autonomous, running under...

Unconfirmed: Microsoft sold 40,000 WP7 devices on launch day
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Nov09

Unconfirmed: Microso...

According to The Street and “a market research source who tracks phone sales,” Microsoft sold roughly 40,000 Windows Phone 7 devices on Monday in the United States. The phones also debuted in Canada but it’s unclear if The Street was including that in their statement. In...

Windows Phone 7 launch day is here – release info, deals, and cheaper prices!
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Nov08

Windows Phone 7 laun...

Today is the day that Microsoft finalizes its worldwide release of Windows Phone 7, last stop: the United States of America. Here’s a friendly reminder of exactly what phones are available and on what carriers. AT&T has debuted Windows Phone 7 with two devices: the Samsung Focus and...

Microsoft CEO, Steve Ballmer, sells $1.3 billion in company shares
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Nov07

Microsoft CEO, Steve...

Steve Ballmer, the current CEO of Microsoft, has sold $1.3 billion worth of shares in the software giant company. This marks the first time he’s sold company stock in nearly seven years, said Microsoft. In three days–November 3rd, 4th, and 5th–Ballmer sold over 49 million...

Microsoft will ban W...

Just like Microsoft has once done with Xbox consoles, it seems the software giant will have no trouble permanently banning Windows Phone 7 devices if the consumer decides to “hack” their account for any reasons that go against Microsoft’s terms of service. The guys over at WP...

Video: Kinect users ...

Perhaps that title was a little too sensational, but this was bound to happen… right? The same thing was applicable to Nintendo Wii’s users when its console first went retail and consumers began motioning in front of the television. Now it rings true for Microsoft’s Kinect...

Editorial: Hey Microsoft, can we get reviews for songs, too? Nov05

Editorial: Hey Micro...

Welcome to the Social. Or at least the somewhat Social. It’s the slogan Microsoft has ingrained in our brains whenever it comes to Zune and anything related to it–so much so they released an actual social network around the idea. The execution behind that network can sometimes...

Latest Xbox Update A...

That is right, the latest [url=http://zunited.net/forum/index.php?topic=25529.0]Xbox 360 update[/url] adds new security measures to prevent the system from being hacked along with its games. The new update added a new protection technology that locks out the backup feature for for Xbox Live...

LG is giving away 10 free Windows Phone 7 apps to handset buyers
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Nov03

LG is giving away 10...

Just when you thought the free stuff ended at our Guide to Semi-Free Stuff This November (which I encourage you to check out) Microsoft just keeps on giving. In a press release today, the company announced that LG Windows Phone 7 buyers will be getting 10 free applications for their respective...

5 million Kinects wi...

Microsoft predicts it will sell 5 million Kinects by year’s end, the company confirmed to CNET earlier today. That’s 2 million more than their previous expectation, which was 3 million. “The demand for Kinect for Xbox 360 is exceeding expectations,” a Microsoft...

How to get as much f...

No one likes paying for stuff. Sure, it’s the right thing to do an all but when you can get merchandise for free–now that’s what we call right. Think to what you’ve gotten free so far this month. A piece of gum, a high-five maybe? (Well one thing’s for sure, you...

Zunited Podcast 127 – LIVE, Liberty, and the pursuit of Multitaskingness Nov02

Zunited Podcast 127 ...

[IMG]http://www.zunited.net/graphics/podcastlogo.png[/IMG] We talk Zune HD being “liberated,” Dell thinking making phones for Windows Phone is easier than Android, Microsft kind of allowing multitasking… kind of, how there’s too many people on LIVE, and Microsoft...

The Killer (Windows Phone) App
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Oct31

The Killer (Windows ...

We may be a little late to this party but it’s still something worth watching. In just a few short days, Windows Phone will debut in the US causing all developers to race towards making the number one app in the Marketplace. The app… to die for. That’s exactly what the...

Xbox LIVE Fall updat...

The Xbox LIVE Fall update has been in private BETA for quite some time now. The program has been the envy of all those that haven’t been able to make it in it. Now, the update will be available to download for all who are willing–and even those who aren’t, as the update is...

Microsoft reports record first quarter revenue: $16.20 billion
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Oct29

Microsoft reports re...

Microsoft Thursday reported the financial results of this first quarter in the fiscal year which ended September 30th. In the first quarter, Microsoft received a revenue of $16.20 billion which makes it their best first quarter ever… or their best any-quarter ever, which was seemingly...

Zunited Podcast 126 – MacBook fAIRlure Oct26

Zunited Podcast 126 ...

[IMG]http://www.zunited.net/graphics/podcastlogo.png[/IMG] We’re a little late. Sorry about that. But we make it up to you in this episode, I promise! We talk about the new Annual Zune Pass at a 10 months price, lower Zune HD prices, a CDMA Windows Phone 7 FCC approval, and if...

1,000 apps in the Windows Phone Marketplace
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Oct25

1,000 apps in the Wi...

Android isn’t the only one with good news today–the mobile operating system hit 100,000 apps in its Marketplace earlier today–because Microsoft also has something to celebrate: the Windows Phone Applications Marketplace has reached a major milestone. One thousand...

Windows Phone 7 Connector for Mac now available to download
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Oct25

Windows Phone 7 Conn...

Just a week after it was announced that some Zune client software for Windows Phone 7 will be available for Mac OS X computers, that client is now available for download. According to the description on the download page the software allows you to “Sync music, photos, videos and podcasts...

Kinect prototype cos...

Microsoft’s Kinect, once known as Project Natal, was definitely no small-budgeted project. According to The New York Times, the software company spent “hundreds of millions of dollars” on development for Project Natal with a team of about 1,000 people. Even with the initial...

Happy first birthday, Windows 7 – “the fastest-selling OS in history!”
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Oct22

Happy first birthday...

One year ago today, Windows 7 went retail. And like any overzealous and proud parent, Microsoft is making us aware of the operating system’s accomplishments. Starting with the very shocking 240 million licenses sold statistic. According to the Windows Team Blog, Microsoft’s...

Annual Zune Pass now available for the price of 10 months
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Oct22

Annual Zune Pass now...

Microsoft today unveiled the new Annual Zune Pass, previously priced at $179.88 USD which was the cost of a one month pass times twelve. Now, however, the software giant is offering an incentive to be locked into the Zune Pass service for an entire year–a discount of two months, or...

Editorial: Is Windows Phone 7 really a Zune without the “auditory aphrodisiac?” Oct22

Editorial: Is Window...

I’ve recently switched from my iPhone (don’t hate me!) to my Zune 80, once again, just to listen to music. Using my iPhone has become quite tiresome and honestly just a bore! I should offer quite the qualifier, I currently am the not-proud owner of an iPhone 3G… the two year...