Weekend Reading: Aug. 31st Edition – Atari Classics Get Re-imagined for Touch Screen & Friends’ Facebook Photos Come to Bing

In this edition of Weekend Reading, we’ve got stories on classic Atari video games being re-imagined on Internet Explorer, the new Friends Facebook photo feature on Bing, and, just in case you missed it, the first Windows Phone 8 device from Samsung. Touch Centipede, Asteroids bring nostalgia roaring back. Before casual games like “Bejeweled” and “Text Twist” came along, there were Atari classics such as “Pong,” “Combat,” “Centipede” and “Asteroids.” … Read more »

The Midweek Download: Aug. 29th Edition – Introducing Samsung’s First Windows Phone 8 Device

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In this edition of The Midweek Download, we have stories on the first Windows Phone 8 device from Samsung, Windows Azure Mobile Services and tips on how to find your way around in Windows 8. Meet the Samsung ATIV S – the first of many Windows Phone 8 devices coming this year. Today at IFA in Berlin, Samsung lifted the curtain on its first Windows Phone 8 device, the ATIV … Read more »

Weekend Reading: Aug. 24th Edition – Bing Adds Quora & Microsoft Debuts Its New Logo

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In this edition of Weekend Reading, we’ve got stories on Bing adding Quora to the social sidebar, Microsoft’s first new logo in 25 years and a snappy new movie app in the Windows Phone Marketplace called Crackle. Don’t miss any of them! Bing adds Quora experts to Social Sidebar. Whether you’re traveling to a new country, looking for career advice or researching a new laptop – sometimes the most useful … Read more »

Microsoft Unveils a New Look

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In advance of one of the most significant waves of product launches in Microsoft’s history, today we are unveiling a new logo for the company. It’s been 25 years since we’ve updated the Microsoft logo and now is the perfect time for a change. This is an incredibly exciting year for Microsoft as we prepare to release new versions of nearly all of our products. From Windows 8 to Windows … Read more »

The Midweek Download: Aug. 22nd Edition – Developers! Your Tools for Building on Windows 8 & the Microsoft Platform are Ready!

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In this edition of The Midweek Download, we’ve got stories on Visual Studio 2012, Windows Upgrade offer registration and some of the coolest Kinect projects around. Hey, developers: ‘Start Building’ for Windows 8 and the Microsoft platform. That’s Microsoft’s message for developers, says S. Somasegar, corporate vice president of the company’s Developer Division. Visual Studio 2012 and .NET 4.5 – the tools that form the backbone for developing on the … Read more »

Weekend Reading: Aug. 17th Edition – Bing App for Windows 8 Introduced & Artist Series Mice Unveiled

In this edition of Weekend Reading, we have stories on back-to-school shopping, Skype tips for avoiding e-mail scams and phishing and a look at the Bing app for Windows 8. Bing introduces app for Windows 8. “We’ve completely re-imagined search for the new experiences of Windows 8,” said the Bing Team in their announcement of the Bing app for Windows 8 on Wednesday. Searching with the Bing app is fast … Read more »

The Midweek Download: Aug. 15th Edition – A Look at the New SkyDrive, Windows Photo Gallery & Movie Maker

In this edition of The Midweek Download, we’ve got stories on the new SkyDrive, Outlook.com and some of the work we’re doing with our hardware partners to bring you high-quality Windows RT and Windows 8 devices. A new modern SkyDrive.com, updated apps, and Outlook.com at 10 million users. Since we launched the Outlook.com preview two weeks ago, we have been truly humbled by the reception. We’ve received hundreds of great … Read more »

Weekend Reading, Aug. 10: Pulse on the Web, Xbox 360 Tops Again, and Partnering with the NYPD

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Pulse Comes to the Web and Shines in IE10. Some of you may be familiar with Pulse, a great mobile app for browsing and reading news. The team at Pulse has just released a Web-based version of Pulsethat looks fantastic in IE10. It’s built using HTML5, which allowed the team to create a very rich, immersive and fluid UI. It’s a great example of how the notion of an “app” … Read more »

Hey 19 – Xbox 360 Top-selling Console Again in July

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For the 19th straight month, the Xbox 360 is the top-selling console in the U.S., according to data from The NPD Group. July 2012 U.S. NPD highlights include: Xbox 360 sold 203,000 units in July, more units than any gaming hardware, and held 49 percent share of current-generation console sales in the U.S. This marks the 17th consecutive month that Xbox 360 has held more than a 40 percent share of … Read more »

The Midweek Download: Aug. 8th Edition – Windows Phone Dev Center, Apps for new Office, and Netflix for Kids on Xbox

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Windows Phone Dev Center Launches. Yesterday, the Windows Phone team unveiled the Windows Phone Dev Center, a turnkey resource for developers to build, publish and manage apps for Windows Phones. The new resource has been redesigned to help make it faster and easier for developers to use. The team also completed a lot of back-end work to improve performance, and has extended the reach of apps across many more countries … Read more »