What a year in technology! The rumor mill has been buzzing like crazy regarding technology from Apple, Google, Facebook and Microsoft. This is a really great time to be a blogger and to those of us who can do this full time, its like LIVING in a candy store. Well, you knew it was coming and the rumor mill is...

Microsoft showed off the interactivity and integration between Windows Phone and Kinect. Some highlights: Windows Phones will be able receive reminders from Xbox for Live TV scheduling. Microsoft’s Bing listings will also be shared to Windows Phone. Xbox users who use Bing to search can then text the details...

BlackBerry maker Research In Motion is drastically lowering its financial outlook and handing out pink slips. Very disappointing sales of BlackBerry smartphones and tablets during the last quarter led RIM to cut its full-year profit expectations by 30% Thursday. The Waterloo, Ontario-based company also...

Nokia CEO Stephen Elop denied that his company’s mobile division will be purchased by Microsoft. Speaking at the All Things Digital conference on Wednesday, Elop said there were no discussions taking place. “The rumors are baseless,” he said. “It is as clear as that.” Rumors emerged earlier on...

As part of the official Mango unveil today, Microsoft released a pretty flashy promo video for Windows Phone 7 that showcases some of the new features coming to the next update including but not limited to threads, groups, multitasking, IE9 and Local Scout. It’s worth noting there are still many...

Update: Nokia has claimed that the rumor is “completely baseless”. Stay Tuned. Microsoft is rumored to be readying a deal to purchase Nokia’s mobile phone business. The deal, valued at $19 billion, would have been unthinkable just six months ago but these days anything is possible. BGR reports that industry...

Nokia and Microsoft announced on Thursday the signing of the definitive agreement that defines their strategic partnership. The partnership, will see Nokia manufacturing smartphones based on Microsoft’s Windows Phone OS. ”Hundreds of our team members are already working together toward a multi-year product...

A smart man once said: All you CEO’s out there, do you want to know a great trick to see if your CIO/CTO is worth anything?  Look for a copy of Gartner in their office and see if any of their recommendations have blindly come from Gartner.  If so, fire them immediately.  For the life of me I have spent a lot...

From Long Zheng: He gives a really detailed description of the new universal application deployment system called AppX. It seems to be inspired by XAPS for Silverlight and apparently the highlight of each Appx package and an XML file called the “AppXManifest.xml” file. This file will specifiy what the...

From Windows 8 Secrets co-authors Rafael Rivera and Paul Thurrott (and Mary Jo Foley) Microsoft is meant to be including a new Windows Phone inspired UI and it’s codename apparently will be Immersive. What is an immersive app? From Mary Jo Foley: An immersive app is one where the navigational elements of the...