Bing is on the richly deserved position of the second most used online search engine in the United States and Europe with some 20% of the market, behind Google, of course. But Microsoft’s search solution took a bit of a hit recently, as social networking giant Facebook has opted to no longer show Bing search results —...

Exclusive Windows Phone apps are few and far between, and good ones are even rarer. Cover Facebook Edition is an example of one such application done just right. Enjoying a near perfect rating on the Windows Phone Store, this free app lets you easily create some wonderful Facebook cover images right on your...

The word Messenger has a new meaning! Microsoft’s Messenger service has been discontinued completely now, as the company focuses its communication efforts on the Skype platform. The final milestone was reached late last month when Redmond announced that the MSN Messenger service in China will be shut down come October...

The world may be moving towards mobile apps, but desktop applications still are the real deal. Particularly those that provide both style and substance, like Chit Chat for Facebook here. Facebook recently dropped support of their desktop application, Facebook Messenger — to the dismay of millions, it must be said, who...

After having nailed the hardware, design and pricing of smartphones, the app ecosystem is the only major thing Microsoft has to sort out for the Windows Phone platform. No surprises then, that the company regularly provides updates on how the applications are coming along. Well, Joe Belfiore is usually the lone ranger...

Although it appears that the iOS and Android apps still remain the primary focus of Facebook, at least in terms of features, the company rolls out new updates for Windows Phone users every now and then. One such update arrived a few days back, and now we have another one, which makes it two in less than a week. But...

So you guys may have heard the little news that Facebook has snapped up the company behind the Oculus VR (virtual reality) headset for a ballooned up sum of $2 billion. Ballooned up, because, Microsoft too has paid up to $150 million for acquiring the assets of a wearable computing company. Reportedly, that is. So...

Interesting. Very interesting. Facebook took the technology world by surprise when it announced a few weeks ago that it had purchased WhatsApp for the sweet sum of $19 billion. And now Bill Gates has his own little surprise to share in a new interview with the Rolling Stone that Redmond was also interested in making...

The Windows Phone 8.1 official reveal is coming in just over a month, but details and information of new features in the mobile OS update continue to leak out at breakneck speed. This probably has got to do with the fact that development on the mobile platform is at an advanced stage. Details about a new feature have...

Say goodbye to another Facebook service. The social network has a demanding tendency to launch tools and then let them wither without much in terms of updates and feature enhancements. Now you can add another one to the causality list — the Facebook Messenger for Windows. Facebook has not provided any details, but...