Microsoft Teams Up With Barnes & Noble On New eBooks Initiative

Nook Windows 8

Announced today, Microsoft will be investing $300 million into a new partnership with Barnes and Noble. The two will form a new subsidiary of Barnes and Noble, that will include all of the Nook business along with the educational college business. The current Nook runs Android and has in itself become a bit of an underground fan favorite among hackers who have found it … [Read more...]

Windows Phone 7.5 Mango Required, 9 New Windows Phone Markets, And No More Zune Marketplace


Microsoft has brought out a couple of new changes (and announcements) today in order to pave the way for the future of Windows Phone. The quick one-two is the following: The Zune PC software will no longer be used to shop for Windows Phone applications Windows Phone 7.5 Mango will be required on all devices that want to download new applications from the … [Read more...]

SkyDrive Windows Phone Application Goes 2.0 – Get Your Free 25 GB Storage Capacity


With many changes having recently been implemented into the web/desktop version of SkyDrive, it's about time the Windows Phone application gets a corresponding update. SkyDrive on the Windows Phone has been updated to version 2.0 which brings batch-selection (for bulk deleting/moving files), short URL sharing capability, new dialog options and menus, and permission editing. … [Read more...]

ChevronWP7 Is No More – Free Windows Phone App Hub Upgrades Offered


Only two months after launching, ChevronWP7 stopped selling tokens back in January of this year. For all these past months since then, Windows Phone users seeking to use the unlock tool were anxiously awaiting for more tokens to become available. Guess what, now tokens will never be available as ChevronWP7 is closing down. Already!? Yeah, so much for that. In the official … [Read more...]

Microsoft’s Product Roadmap Leaks – Windows Phone Expectations Contained


The latest Microsoft roadmap has apparently leaked via Twitter, and ZDNet was first to post it up. The roadmap contains current plans for all of Microsoft's big products, including the Windows Phone. What's new with the Windows Phone that we didn't already know? Not much really, it just shows that Windows Phone Apollo will evidently release in the fall/winter of this year. … [Read more...]