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Minuscule Mobile Presence Puts IE Market Share Below 50 Percent

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If you look at the numbers a certain way, it appears that Microsoft’s Internet Explorer browser has fallen to below 50 percent of the overall browser market, according to figures from Net Applications. That figure, however, takes into…

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2 million iOS 5 users choose Hotmail

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According to Microsoft, some 2 million iOS 5 devices are connected to Hotmail, and that number is growing by some 100,000 every day. With the release of iOS 5 it became easier for user to configure their iDevice…

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Google unveils Gmail app for the iPhone

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iPhone users with Gmail accounts now have a dedicated app to help them manage their mail. Out today, the free Gmail iOS app is geared toward iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch owners. Though Gmail users can already access…

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HTC Radar 4G is first Windows Phone Mango device in U.S.

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I purchased the T-Mobile HTC HD7 on launch day last year and have been using it and the Dell Venue Pro as my main Windows Phone devices for the last year. This year we see T-Mobile getting another…

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Every Android device now infringes Apple patent: Slide to unlock

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Whatever your position is on patent infringement and the never-ending lawsuits in the mobile space, the fact is until the system is overhauled it is the law. I hate that design elements can be patented, instead of actual…

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Microsoft to eat its own cloud dog food with Photosynth

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Microsoft has started moving the 40 terabytes of photo data created with its Photosynth photo-stitching technology to Windows Azure. In an October 18 post to the Photosynth blog, company officials said the process of moving all Photosynth synths…

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Google+ Starts Breathing Down LinkedIn’s Neck

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With upgrades that cater to business and professional users, Google+ may be causing some raw nerves at LinkedIn. “The professional functionality of G+ combined with search and the new features being added could allow it to surpass LinkedIn…

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Microsoft holding Windows Phone ‘backstage’ event Nov. 7

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It looks like Microsoft is gearing up for another big Windows Phone event. The company just sent out invitations for a “backstage” event held in New York on November 7. Microsoft’s Windows Phone team, including Andy Lees and…

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Another Android and Chrome OS device developer pays Microsoft patent royalties

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Original design manufacturer (ODM) Compal Electronics has licensed publicly undisclosed Microsoft patents and is paying Microsoft undisclosed royalties to cover phones, tablets and e-readers it makes that run Android and the Chrome OS. Microsoft and Compal announced they…

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Ballmer: Android users need to be ‘computer scientists’

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Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer says that people need to be ‘computer scientists‘ to be able to use Android smartphones. Speaking at the Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco, Ballmer had this to say when comparing Windows Phone handsets…

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