I recently wrote a blog post about a Windows Phone 7 SMS exploit, that while minor, was still causing crashes in Mango. In this article I talked about a few minor security issues involving Windows Phone 7. I admit I was probably a little too hard on the operating system, especially considering the fact I use Android...

Today’s “alleged” quote of the day is from Microsoft’s Terry Myerson. TheVerge.com is alleging that: In a recent all-hands meeting, we’re told that Myerson said something to the effect of “we’re at zero percent market share for all practical purposes, and if we could get to ten percent, that’d be...

I am not the most devoted fan Microsoft has ever had. Yes, I’ve used many versions of Windows (even Windows 2), I’ve owned the Xbox and 360, I have many Microsoft keyboard products, but I’ve also switched from Windows to Mac (although Win 7 brought me back) and ridiculed technologies like Windows Activation back in 2001...

Windows ME is not exactly remembered as the greatest version of Windows ever made. When this version comes to mind those who use it likely remember countless bugs, errors, and a dying DOS-based kernel that was just begging to retire. I talked about how some people on the web have likened Windows 8 to ME, even though...

So in a previous post, we had reported that a Microsoft official had said the current series of Windows Phones currently had NFC enabled. Will Coleman, a developer evangelist and product manager at Microsoft UK had claimed that ““As far as I’m aware, NFC is supported by [Windows Phone], but needs to be enabled by the...

Just when Microsoft started making some headway in the Windows Phone narrative, this. A significant flaw has been discovered in Microsoft’s range of Windows Phone devices. It was discovered by winrumors.com reader Khaled Salameh. From Winrumors.com: The flaw works simply by sending an SMS to a Windows Phone user....

Microsoft has moved Andy Lees, the current head of its Windows Phone business to a new role. AllThingsD is reporting that Terry Myerson, the corporate VP who has led engineering efforts for the phone unit, will get the new top job’s responsibilities. In addition, he will own business development, marketing and other...

Microsoft has confirmed that the Windows Phone 7.5 platform already supports Near Field Communication (NFC) technology. Apparently even though the technology is present in the phones, manufacturers are yet to enable it. This was confirmed to the tech publication TechRadar by Will Coleman, a developer evangelist and...

Apple has long been known as a company that likes to seamlessly bring its products together through a series of tight in-house controls, similar interfaces, and even tethering its tablets/smartphones to a PC (which Apple hopes is a Mac), although that practice is changing a bit with iOS 5 which no longer requires you...

Microsoft has taken a very different stance with its products recently. When Microsoft’s Xbox first debuted back in 2001, part of the strategy was to keep the Xbox separate from Windows. Back in 2001 there was certainly a mix of emotions when regarding Windows in general (though it really didn’t get bad until...