Microsoft is focusing on Apple’s Siri digital assistant in one of the first Windows Phone 8.1 commercials. This is Microsoft’s first major effort to showcase Cortana at the expense of Apple’s Siri. The new commercial sees an iPhone 5S pitted against a low-end Lumia 635, with Cortana handling people-...

It’s no secret to anyone who has read this blog for any time at all that I am a fan of Sweetlabs. The company has shown an almost uncanny ability to read future trends and adapt appropriately. You may know the company for their product Pokki. I first wrote about Sweetlabs in 2012 when they were introducing...

The most popular photo in the world is not some painting or a historical shot. It is what billions have seen, and millions will continue seeing each day when they turn on their computers. Yes, we are talking about the Bliss wallpaper image that gained lasting fame through Windows XP. And even though the...

One of the bigger news stories, at least in the world of computing technology, was the official confirmation that Microsoft would be bringing back the Start Menu in a future update for Windows. For obvious reasons, of course — in order to make the desktop environment more familiar for users of its modern...

Windows 8.1 Update took flight yesterday, and this latest refresh of the Windows operating system is now being downloaded by consumers the world over. Many have already deployed it. But if you downloaded it from the official links, or got the files via Windows Update, it might be just a little tricky to...

I’m a big fan of Mary Jo Foley. I think she is one of the best technology reporters out there and does excellent work very consistently. I found this interview online that she did with Steve Ballmer as his “final exit” interview with Microsoft. As we move toward a new year in 2014, I think that her...

Windows 8.1 is now out in the wild, and with the yearend shopping season fast approaching Microsoft is slowly looking to ramp up the marketing of not just the new operating system, but also various devices that it powers, in-house or third-party. The company has just published yet another Windows 8.1...

More promotional videos from Microsoft, this time showing off the Surface Pro 2 tablet. They are showcasing the business features of the tablet and it seems like they have some pretty cool use cases. Enjoy…

Microsoft have released some promotional videos showing the Microsoft Surface 2 tablet being used by students. The videos are pretty interesting.. What do you think?

So these guys do have a sense of humor. This is a funny internal video from Microsoft showing Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer horsing around as Austin Powers and Dr. Evil. In the video you can see that Steve Ballmer is having a blast delivering his lines as Dr. Evil. It does show a fun and silly side of these...