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Microsoft releases Outlook.com, the new and redesigned Hotmail

Microsoft releases Outlook.com, the new and redesigned Hotmail

Surprisingly, this this was launched yesterday, Outlook.com was kept a secret from the world until after it was launched. First the Surface and now this? Seems like Microsoft is getting the hang of the secrecy thing here! Outlook.com is basically the new and upgraded version of hotmail, though it has been built from the ground up. Hotmail.com still looks the same and operates the same as it always... »

Windows Phone 8 Announced! Dual Core, 720p screens, and NFC imminent

Windows Phone 8 Announced! Dual Core, 720p screens, and NFC imminent

Microsoft has finally taken the wraps off it’s latest operating system – Windows Phone 8, and it’s finally brought the Windows Phone OS into 2012 and beyond. There were some great features announced today during the Live Presenation, and while we didn’t get to see all the consumer features (Microsoft say they won’t be showing all the features just yet),  what we did m... »

Microsoft announce their own Windows 8 tablets – The Microsoft Surface

Microsoft announce their own Windows 8 tablets – The Microsoft Surface

So Microsoft’s mystery even came and went yesterday and boy did they deliver, announcing their very own in-house produced Surface Tablet. Well we guess… their tablet finally Surfaced (sorry). In a surprising move, Microsoft is bringing their own tablet to the table and from what we’ve seen, it’s looking like the tablet to get for Widows 8 so far. The Surface actually looks ... »

Confirmed – Australians to pay $14.99 to upgrade to Windows 8 (with conditions)

Confirmed – Australians to pay $14.99 to upgrade to Windows 8 (with conditions)

We’ve known for some time that American purchasing Windows 7 copies in the future would be getting a great $14.99 upgrade to Windows 8, provided they purchase their Windows 7 PC between June 2, 2012 and January 31, 2013 (and the upgrade has to be purchased before the end of February 2013). And it seems us Aussies will be able to hook onto the same deal, as confirmed my Microsoft! Luckily, th... »

The Top Ten Travel Apps on Windows Phone for Australians, according to Microsoft

The Top Ten Travel Apps on Windows Phone for Australians, according to Microsoft

Full Disclosure: This guide wasn’t written up by us, but my Microsoft’s Australian PR Agency and edited by us at Techin5 The essential tool for every globe trotter is fast becoming the Smartphone. Phone applications are these days as much a travel companion as a passport, with apps that can help travellers to start planning holidays, point in the direction of the best restaurants and e... »

Top 10 Apps – Windows Phone Edition

Top 10 Apps – Windows Phone Edition

So late last year we started out ‘Top 10 Apps for Business’ Guide, which we started off with the iPhone Edition and we promise we’re working on an Android and Windows Phone edition for that guide as well (yes we got wildly sidetracked). We’re actually launching a follow up to that guide with the ‘Top 10 Apps’ Windows Phone Edition today, showcasing what we think... »

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 ... »

Nokia Lumia 900 launching April 8th on AT&T for $99

Nokia Lumia 900 launching April 8th on AT&T for $99

One of the most highly anticipated Windows Phone of, well ever, has finally got a pricing AND a launch date. We’re referring of course to the Nokia Lumia 900, the giant 4.3-inch Windows Phone touting phone which is coming directly to US Carrier AT&T on the 8th of April, a mere 2 weeks away. And it’s coming for an astoundingly low price of just $99 (on a 2 year contract), a price ev... »

Nokia Lumia 800 Review

Nokia Lumia 800 Review

Thanks to Vodafone AU for giving us this phone for a review. You can get your Lumia 800 from Vodafone AU today! The Nokia Lumia 800 is Nokia’s first take on the Windows Phone platform (and it’s also running the latest Mango update aka Windows Phone 7.5), after having abandoned their MeeGo/Symbian platforms. So how exactly does this phone, which is the first result of a partnership betw... »

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... »

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