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Windows 10 Event Recap

Here are the main announcements from today's Microsoft Windows 10 event. You can watch the keynote here. General Introduction: - For 1 year after the release of Windows 10, you can get a free upgrade if you're running Windows 8.1, Windows Phone 8.1, and even Windows 7! - Microsoft will continuously upgrade Windows 10 for [...]

By | January 21st, 2015|OS|

Microsoft Allowed NSA To Bypass Encryption For Outlook.com, Skype, and SkyDrive

The first time we heard about the secret NSA projects and the PRISM program was when Edward Snowden leaked NSA documents showing how Verizon was ordered to hand over phone records. Then we heard about larger tech involvement with the US Government, listing Microsoft, Yahoo, Google, AOL, Apple, Facebook, PalTalk, Skype, and YouTube. Edward Snowden [...]

By | July 11th, 2013|Security|

Video Messaging For Skype Now Free And Unlimited

If you're a Skype user, you may have noticed a limited feature since February called Video Messaging. This beta feature allowed you to record a 3-minute video clip and send it to one of your Skype contacts, even if they were offline. Today, this feature is out of beta and is now unlimited to everyone [...]

By | June 17th, 2013|Apps|

Microsoft Reveals XBox One

Microsoft's big XBox Reveal event was held today as they announced the new XBox One (previously rumored to be the XBox 720) gaming console. Microsoft is targeting the XBox One as "the ultimate all in one entertainment system - one system for a new generation". Unfortunately, there was no mention of an actual release date, [...]

By | May 21st, 2013|Gaming|

Microsoft’s Outlook.com Rolling Out Google Talk Support

Over the next couple of days, Microsoft will be rolling out Google Talk support in its instant messaging integration for Outlook.com. They recently began rolling out Skype support, although we haven't seen it in the US yet, and it already supports Live Messenger (which will be discontinued soon) and Facebook Messenger. Microsoft is obviously targeting [...]

By | May 14th, 2013|Internet|

Facebook Looking To Compete With WhatsApp & SMS Alternatives

We've seen Facebook try out many features in the past and some have been successful and others have failed or just never caught on. One of them being email, and even changing everyone's default email address to a Facebook Mail address. Yesterday, there were rumors floating around the internet that Facebook was interested in buying [...]

By | December 4th, 2012|Mobile|

Microsoft To Retire Windows Live Messenger

According to The Verge, Microsoft is planning on retiring its Windows Live Messenger. Most of us in the tech world knew this would happen eventually after Microsoft announced their purchase of Skype a while back. With the new v6 for Windows and Mac, you can log into Skype with your Microsoft Account or Facebook. According [...]

By | November 5th, 2012|Apps|
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