Samsung licenses HERE maps, still trying to escape the Google ecosystem

Posted 2 days ago ago at Arstechnica with 2 recent echos

Samsung and Nokia have signed an agreement to bring Nokia HERE mapping service to just about every Samsung device imaginable. Nokia announced that HERE for Android will be exclusive to Samsung Galaxy smartphone line, and it will also be bringing a mini version of HERE to Samsung Tizen based smartwatches, including the newly announced Samsung Gear S. Nokia HERE origins lie in Nokia Ovi mapping service and the company 2007 purchase of Navteq. HERE data is one of the main competitors to Google...

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MSN Messenger to end after 15 years

Posted 3 days ago ago at BBC with 1 recent echos

Microsofts Windows Live Messenger will be switched off in China in October, marking a final end to the 15 year old service. Originally known as MSN Messenger, it was launched in 1999 but was switched off for most users in 2013, after Microsoft bought rival Skype. Users in China continued to use the old service but will now be transferred to Skype by 31 October. Windows Live still had as many as 330 million users as recently as 2009. But those numbers later declined, while users of Skype rose to...

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Microsoft teases its Lumia 730 ‘selfie phone’ with a selfie

Posted 9 hours ago ago at The Verge with 1 recent echos

Images of the Lumia 730 leaked early last month, showing a device with a 4.7 inch display and 5 megapixel front facing camera. New images also leaked last week and appear to show that there will be a Lumia 730 dual SIM version and a Lumia 735 with LTE connectivity. While Microsoft selfie teaser photo looks impressive if it came from the front facing camera of the Lumia 730, it not clear if this is simply a marketing photo. However, we may have already witnessed what Microsoft upcoming selfie...

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'World's slimmest and lightest Windows Phone' to be shown off at IFA

Posted 3 hours ago ago at Neowin with 1 recent echos

Since Microsoft dropped its licensing fees for Windows Phone earlier this year, a wide range of manufacturers that had previously avoided the platform have flocked towards it. A long list of brands including Lenovo, LG, ZTE, Prestigio, Blu, Fly, Gionee, InFocus, Karbonn, Micromaxand more will soon be releasing new Windows Phones, and some have already unveiled their upcoming devices. One such manufacturer is Yezz, which revealed its first ever Windows Phone at the Computextrade show back in...

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MSN Messenger is finally shutting down after 15 years

Posted 3 days ago ago at The Verge with 1 recent echos

MSN Messenger started off life as a basic instant messenger without much bloat and just text communications. Microsoft gradually started improving Messenger with calling capabilities for Windows XP users. Video and audio calling was a big step for Messenger as Skype started to get popular image credit: Winsupersite. The many emoticons of MSN Messenger from back in the day image credit: Ggftw.

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Microsoft Defies Court Order, Will Not Give Emails to US Government

Posted 2 days ago ago at Windows IT Pro with 1 recent echos

Despite a federal court order directing Microsoft to turn overseas held email data to federal authorities, the software giant said Friday it will continue to withhold that information as it waits for the case to wind through the appeals process. The judge has now ordered both Microsoft and federal prosecutors to advise her how to proceed by next Friday, September 5. Let there be no doubt that Microsoft actions in this controversial case are customer centric. The firm isn't just standing up...

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