Posted 14 days ago ago at Arstechnica with 3 recent echos
According to an internal Microsoft e mail sent to all full time employees working on the next Xbox, Durango [the codename for the next Xbox] is designed to deliver the future of entertainment while engineered to be tolerant of today Internet. It continues, There are a number of scenarios that our users expect to work without an Internet connection, and those should just work regardless of their current connection status. Those include, but are not limited to: playing a Blu ray disc, watching...
Posted 3 days ago ago at TechCrunch with 2 recent echos
Tumblr feels that Yahoos $1.1 billion offer as too low and view it as only a first offer, according to sources close to to acquisition talks. Yahoo may have to significantly increase the offer to close the deal. An acquisition by some tech giant is likely in the cards for Tumblr, though, as sources say the company only has a few months of cash runway left. The news comes after AllThingsD reported Yahoo was in advanced talks to buy Tumblr for $1.1 billion cash, and the portals board of directors...
Posted 3 days ago ago at LiveSide with 2 recent echos
As you can see from one of the messages, apparently there was an image link at the bottom of the Bing Home page that opened up this chat window. Only going by what we see here, this doesnt appear to be a connection into your Microsoft account or Skype messaging contacts, but rather a way for anyone searching for a particular search term to anonymously? connect with others searching for the same thing. Would you use Bing Live chat? The mind reels at all of the unseemly ways this might be put to...
Posted 1 day ago ago at Arstechnica with 2 recent echos
If you think the private messages you send over Skype are protected by end to end encryption, think again. The Microsoft owned service regularly scans message contents for signs of fraud, and company managers may log the results indefinitely, Ars has confirmed. And this can only happen if Microsoft can convert the messages into human readable form at will. With the help of independent privacy and security researcher Ashkan Soltani, Ars used Skype to send a four Web links that were created solely...
Posted 23 hours ago ago at WinBeta with 2 recent echos
Microsoft has already implemented a picture password feature in Windows 8, allowing users to pick a picture and draw on it to unlock their computer. This method adds a more personal touch to Windows 8. But what if Microsoft was looking at adding yet another neat password feature? When digging through system files on the recently leaked Windows 8.1 build 9385, a feature called fingerprint password was present but not functional. Is Microsoft working on a means of using your finger as a password?...
Posted 19 days ago ago at Microsoft Major Nelson with 1 recent echos
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Posted 20 hours ago ago at Boy Genius Report with 1 recent echos
Microsoft’s Windows 8 platform hasn’t exactly been the catalyst PC makers were looking for as sales continue to slide, but the new operating system does seem to be making some progress. IHS-owned market research firm Displaybank says that of the 46 million notebook computers that shipped during the first quarter this year, 4.57 million of them included touchscreens, Digitimes reported. That figure is good for a 10% share of the global market and is up a healthy 51.8% from the fourth...
Posted 22 hours ago ago at Microsoft Windows Team Blog with 2 recent echos
The panel will pick 3 grand prize winners who each will receive a Windows Phone 8 and a Surface Pro, and 17 first prize winners who each will receive a Windows Phone 8. All winning apps will be evaluated for featured slots in the Windows Phone Store. The challenge starts today, May 20, 2013. You have through June 30, 2013, to submit your app for this porting challenge. Winners will be announced July 19, 2013, at the PhoneGap Day event in Portland, Oregon. The challenge is open to developers in...