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Zune Branding being officially dropped, to be replaced with Xbox branding

Zune Branding being officially dropped, to be replaced with Xbox branding

We’ve been expecting this for some time, ever since it was leaked a while back that the Zune branding may not make the cut in 2012. And so it, as confirmed by the Microsoft Blog who got the official word. Microsoft have confirmed today that Zune will officially be replaced with with the “Xbox entertainment branded services instead”. Yusuf Mehdi, who is the Chief Marketing Officer... »

Is Facebook looking to enter the browser game?

Is Facebook looking to enter the browser game?

Facebook has had its fair share of problems since it went public just over a week ago. Shares have been going down; there are already lawsuits and allegations of what could be considered insider trading. Amidst all of this turmoil it has been easy to miss one important fact; Facebook now has cash to burn. The big question is how Facebook will use this money to generate the sort of growth investors... »

BlackBerry 10 Announced, Early specs shown off as well

BlackBerry 10 Announced, Early specs shown off as well

BlackBerry World has thrown up some very interesting news in the way of RIM’s new Operating System – BlackBerry 10. Starting of, we got the first official view of the BB10 interface, as well as some early information at what the BB10 Developer Alpha Device will come with. Starting with the screen, the Dev Alpha device will feature a 4.2-inch screen, with a fancy 1280 x 768 resolution (... »

Mark Zuckerberg reveals that Facebook has acquired Instagram

Mark Zuckerberg reveals that Facebook has acquired Instagram

In a surprising turn of events (or was it really?) Mark Zuckerberg, or better known as Mr. Facebook, has confirmed that Facebook have in fact aquired the popular iOS and Android App ‘Instagram’ on a message through his Facebook page. Of course, it needs to be noted that Facebook thought the app was so popular that they dropped an entire ‘B’ (aka $1 Billion USD) on the team ... »

HTC confirms Ice Cream Sandwich for 16 phones, HTC users delighted

HTC confirms Ice Cream Sandwich for 16 phones, HTC users delighted

So a bit back we wrote that HTC had announced that a few models would be getting Android 4.0, aka Ice Cream Sandwich and it seems today HTC has expanded that list officially to 16 phones so hooray for those of you who will get the upgrade. To be honest, we’re actually surprised to see so many phones on the list considering some of them are starting to show their.. maturity. Either way, this ... »

Windows Phone Tango Officially launching on March 21, starting with China

Windows Phone Tango Officially launching on March 21, starting with China

Windows Phone 7.5 Refresh, better known as ‘Tango’ is Microsoft’s version of Windows Phone for low-end devices such as the Lumia 610, and according to sources it’s launching in only a few days. Furthermore, Press in China have apparently received their invitations to the launch event featuring Tango and some great Windows Phones we’re sure (although none have been ann... »

Windows 8 Consumer Preview is a go, launching on February 29th

Windows 8 Consumer Preview is a go, launching on February 29th

February 29th is the big day for those of you who have been itching to get your grubby little hands on the Windows 8 Consumer Preview, and that’s not too far away! For those of you who are unaware, the current version of Windows 8 that exists out there is technically known as the pre-beta, which this ‘Consumer Preview’ is being dubbed the beta version (so don’t get your hop... »

Windows Phone 8 Features Leaked

Windows Phone 8 Features Leaked

Pocketnow has actually come across a video which actually leaks a lot of the features that is expected to be in Windows Phone 8, which has been known as the Apollo update as of now. The list of leaks that follows is quite impressive and we have to say that this looks like the update that should finally bring the power and specs that users (and haters) have so long wanted to see on Windows Phones. ... »

Rumor Grind: Microsoft to phase out Microsoft Points?

Rumor Grind: Microsoft to phase out Microsoft Points?

IGN has a report today, in which they’re saying that many Gaming Publishers have told them that Microsoft is looking to phase out Microsoft Points, and instead bring in actual cash payments. As we all know MS Points have been around for sometime, in which every purchase that takes place on the Xbox LIVE Marketplace (including Zune) uses MS Points to calculate the value of said item. It’... »

How to delete Gmail messages on iOS Devices rather than Archiving them

How to delete Gmail messages on iOS Devices rather than Archiving them

Our friends over at OzTechNews found this interesting video on CNET TV, which I’m sure will come in handy for those of you who have noticed this. Recently, iOS has decided that you can’t delete messages anymore from your Gmail (or hotmail) message, but instead you have the default option to ‘archive’ them, which has really frustrated me on my iPad. Even though I’ve go... »

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