Some file formats are immortal. They never die. The now classic .wav file is one such format, still famous among audiophiles. But this vintage format is also used in several voicemail systems. And it seems that the upcoming Windows Phone 8 GDR2 packs in expanded support for this file format. The update flavor of...

Multimedia issues are not always the easiest ones to fix, and Windows 8.1 Preview has had a few of them already reported. The latest one concerns audio in Metro apps, specifically Solitaire Challenge. Microsoft’s in-house developed game is no longer playing most sounds after the public preview version of the operating...

The latest Surface RT firmware update that launched earlier this month broke down the sound on some of the tablets. A number of owners confirmed the unexpected sound drops when watching a movie or listening to a song. Microsoft quickly acknowledged the issue and promised to look into the matter and issue a fix. Well,...

Microsoft has bundled Windows 8 (and Windows RT) with several apps, but one area where Redmond seems to have frisked a bit is podcasts. Enter third-party developers to the rescue! PODCASTS! is one of the more popular apps in this category offering users the ability to browse, search, stream (and listen!) to countless...

One of my faves is here.. Xbox LIVE File System for Xbox Kinect: designed and shipped a distributed storage system built on Windows Azure for customer data collection world-wide, resulting in improved acoustic models and skeletal tracking algorithms for Kinect and Windows 8 speech recognition. It will be interesting...