Xbox Rewards Program...

Today, Microsoft announced a new rewards program for viagra canadian the Xbox 360 and Xbox Live. This program is similar to Nintendo and Sony’s programs that are currently available. In the program you earn points for activities such as renewing subscriptions (Netflix, Xbox Live, and Zune) and buying...

Custom ringtones now possible with ChevronWP7
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Nov30

Custom ringtones now...

ChevronWP7 — the Windows Phone 7 jailbreak joint venture of Long Zheng, Chris Walsh, and Rafael Rivera — has now released a custom ringtones manager for Microsoft’s latest mobile operating system. Not having custom ringtones (even for pay ringtones) has been a common...

2.5 million Kinects sold in 25 days
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Nov29

2.5 million Kinects ...

I think Microsoft is timing these things a little too perfectly. 1 million in 10 days and now 2.5 in 25 days. Recently we reported how Kinect sales have been going quite well for the company. The software giant stated that they project 5 million Kinects would sell by year’s end, and now...

Zunited reviews: Windows Phone 7 operating system Nov28

Zunited reviews: Win...

  I know that many of you have already read countless Windows Phone 7 OS reviews and probably could not care less for another one. To those people, I say: skip this post, then (but please don’t because I think you’ll find this review pithy and awesome!!). I recently bought the...

Windows Phone 7 unlocker (jailbreak) has been released
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Nov25

Windows Phone 7 unlo...

Here’s something to be thankful for. A few short days ago, Zunited reported about an Australian hacker who provided a huge step forward to jailbreaking the Windows Phone 7 operating system. Today Chris Walsh, together with Rafael Rivera and istartedsomething’s Long Zheng, has...

New Zune HD ad – ‘See. Hear. Touch. Feel.’ [Update: United Airlines campaign]
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Nov24

New Zune HD ad ̵...

Thanks to Club who posted about the ad on Twitter. Well, at least we’re pretty sure that this ad is new but we can’t be certain. As soon as I saw it, I knew it needed to be posted; whomever is doing Microsoft’s advertising nowadays deserves a pat on the back, they’ve...

Windows Phone 7 coming to Verizon “this holiday season”
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Nov20

Windows Phone 7 comi...

Thanks to WMPowerUser for finding this tweet. According to the Windows Phone Twitter account, who replied to user joeyjoyjoy, Windows Phone 7 devices will begin hitting Verizon stores as early as this year… while there’s still time left. Joeyjoyjoy asked the Windows Phone account...

Happy Silver Birthday, Windows – 25 years and counting!
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Nov20

Happy Silver Birthda...

Today, twenty five years ago, Microsoft released the first of many versions of Windows. Windows 1.0. Its project name was Interface Manager back when the “mission” began in 1981 and was then changed to Microsoft Windows when Bill Gates presented it to the public in New York in...

New Zune HD apps out and a Windows Live Messenger update
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Nov18

New Zune HD apps out...

Sometime today, three new Zune HD apps were released along with another update to the Windows Live Messenger app. These new apps are Alarm Clock, Chord Finder, and Snowball. The Windows Live Messenger update is reported to add a landscape keyboard and auto-correct for it. This is the second...

New Windows 7 + Windows Live palindrome ad
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Nov16

New Windows 7 + Wind...

Microsoft has yet again posted a new advertisement on their YouTube channel focusing on Windows 7 + Windows Live. The last one (found by Lohg Zheng’s istartedsomething) was actually posted on Vimeo (and worked on me, I downloaded the song.) This next one brings up a dark world where...

Windows Phone 7 microSD problems arise
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Nov16

Windows Phone 7 micr...

Since the debut of the Samsung Focus in the United States, consumers have been complaining about various problems with microSD memory cards and the phone. First, it was a hassle to have to hard reset the device if you wanted to add a memory card after having set up your phone, then some...

1 million Kinects so...

It seems like Microsoft is hitting a stride, some places more than others, with selling their latest devices offerings this holiday season. In a statement today, the software giant announced that they have sold one million Kinect devices in just 10 short days, when the hands-free remote for...

HTC Trophy lands on Verizon in early 2011
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Nov15

HTC Trophy lands on ...

Engadget was just tipped off that HTC’s Windows Phone 7 device, the Trophy, will be debuting on the Verizon network in early 2011… well, at least for Microsoft employees. A leaked internal (graphical) memo of some kind for Microsoft employees only has found its way to the Internet....

Kinect bill of mater...

Kinect, Microsoft’s new hands-free remote control and hopeful game-changer for Xbox 360 consoles, has a bill of materials (BOM) cost of about $56 according to the EETimes. Microsoft has began selling Kinect for $149.99 USD and as it stands makes about $94 off every device sold…...

Windows Phone 7 jailbreak is imminent
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Nov13

Windows Phone 7 jail...

In just a few short weeks since its release, it seems like the steps to jailbreaking Windows Phone 7 devices has begun. Chris Walsh, an Australian hacker, has found a way to run native and unmanaged code on the mobile operating system. Obviously, something Microsoft would not be too happy...

‘Avatar’ and Microsoft team up to make a Mac vs PC commercial
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Nov12

‘Avatar’...

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...