Neowin News Feed for: News Posts by Michael Gillett Neowin News Feed for: News Posts by Michael Gillett en-us Neowin Ignition News (Managing Editor) (Neowin Developers) 5 Interview: Windows Phone 7 dev company IdentityMine <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Yesterday Neowin had the chance to chat to IdentityMine which has developed several upcoming apps for Windows Phone 7 such as Twitter, and IMDb. This interview is specifically about the IMDb and SBB Mobile... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Michael Gillett) Sat, 16 Oct 2010 12:47:10 +0000 WP7 and Zune syncing available for Mac soon <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1431844880zune_hz_color_print.jpg" alt="" /></div>In a surprise move, Microsoft UK&rsquo;s head of Windows Phone marketing, Oded Ran, tweeted that Mac users will be able to sync Windows Phone 7 devices with a version of the Zune software for Macs.... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Michael Gillett) Tue, 12 Oct 2010 21:56:48 +0000 Zune 4.7 released, Zune goes international and brings WP7 support <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src=" 4.7.jpg_thumb.jpg" alt="" /></div>Today&shy;&shy; Microsoft has released a new version of the Zune PC Software bringing it up to version 4.7. The new software brings a few new features and most significantly adds support for the forthcoming Windows... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Michael Gillett) Mon, 11 Oct 2010 09:17:00 +0000 Windows Phone 7 portal goes live <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Microsoft has just launched their new Windows Phone portal which heavily features Windows Phone 7 and provides a load of content for prospective buyers and owners. This portal has actually launched earlier than many would... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Michael Gillett) Sun, 10 Oct 2010 00:19:37 +0000 Zune to go international soon <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1431844880zune_hz_color_print.jpg" alt="" /></div>Microsoft announced last month that it would be bringing its Zune entertainment distribution platform to several countries around the world in the coming months. It now appears that the service is very close to being... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Michael Gillett) Sat, 09 Oct 2010 06:50:03 +0000 Firefox 4 likely to feature Bing as search engine option [Update] <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src=" 4 image.jpg_thumb.jpg" alt="" /></div>Yesterday Robert Scoble, renowned tech enthusiast and blogger, tweeted that he had heard Bing will be announced as the default search engine on the new Firefox today. He later clarified the news to state that... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Michael Gillett) Wed, 06 Oct 2010 11:48:09 +0000 Facebook expected to announce redesign later today <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src=" Redsign - Chat.jpg_thumb.jpg" alt="" /></div>Facebook is due to hold a press event at its headquarters in Palo Alto, California, later today. Many blogs and tech sites have been trying to guess what Facebook may announce. However, it now appears, quite... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Michael Gillett) Wed, 06 Oct 2010 11:04:10 +0000 New Windows Phone 7 images, videos and impressions <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src=" - Optimus 7.png_thumb.jpg" alt="" /></div>With Microsoft set to announce when Windows Phone 7 will be available on Monday, it seems that the company is no longer able to keep the leaks under control. Yesterday official press renders of the LG... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Michael Gillett) Wed, 06 Oct 2010 09:33:20 +0000 WP7 Marketplace to open to 2,000 submissions on 11th <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/8713836009770567485953076501318592959wp_large.jpg" alt="" /></div>Today Microsoft announced that they will be opening their brand new Marketplace developer portal on October 11, 2010, for developers to submit their applications for approval. The new portal allows for a more streamlined application... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Michael Gillett) Mon, 04 Oct 2010 19:09:24 +0000 Microsoft sues Motorola [Updated] <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/19825736642.jpg" alt="" /></div>Microsoft has announced today that it is suing Motorola, citing that the mobile phone maker is infringing nine of Microsoft's patents on its Android devices. The patents referred to cover such things as email, calendar,... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Michael Gillett) Fri, 01 Oct 2010 19:18:10 +0000 MSN Music to integrate with Zune in the UK <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1431844880zune_hz_color_print.jpg" alt="" /></div>Microsoft today has announced that its current music exploration and purchase service in the UK, MSN Music, will integrate with the Zune music ecosystem when it's rolled out to the UK next month. &ldquo;MSN Music... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Michael Gillett) Tue, 28 Sep 2010 16:41:27 +0000 New and improved security features coming to Hotmail <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/871716977Wlhlogo.jpg" alt="" /></div>Microsoft said on Monday that it plans to introduce enhanced security features to Hotmail alongside the new Hotmail features revealed last week. Microsoft said that &ldquo;Hotmail will be the first email service to &hellip; ensure that... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Michael Gillett) Mon, 27 Sep 2010 17:08:27 +0000 "Office App Store" due for Office 15 <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/97408376500px-Office2010.svg.png" alt="" /></div>App Stores seem to be all the rage at the minute and it looks like Microsoft plans to bring a store to its next version of Office. Windows 8 Beta has discovered that on the... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Michael Gillett) Fri, 24 Sep 2010 18:35:58 +0000 HTC Windows Phone 7 news <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Over the past few days there have been several pieces of HTC and Windows Phone 7 news. Yesterday it was widely reported that the HTC director responsible for North Africa and Middle Asia said to gulfnews... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Michael Gillett) Wed, 22 Sep 2010 09:59:47 +0000 Facebook Places now live in the UK <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src=" Places.jpg_thumb.jpg" alt="" /></div>It appears that Facebook have enabled users in the UK to use their Places service. This is the first full launch of the geo-location service in Europe after the feature launched in the United States... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Michael Gillett) Fri, 17 Sep 2010 08:12:42 +0000 Project Canvas announced in UK as YouView <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>After a long run of ups and downs, Project Canvas will be coming to the UK in early 2011 with a set-top box called YouView. Project Canvas is a joint venture by the UK&rsquo;s major... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Michael Gillett) Thu, 16 Sep 2010 13:50:11 +0000 Halo Reach generates $200 million in first 24 hours <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/741765685haloreachlogo copy.png" alt="" /></div>TechFlash is reporting that yesterday Microsoft announced how much money Halo: Reach made for the company in its first 24 hours on the market. The software giant said that the game made more than $200... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Michael Gillett) Thu, 16 Sep 2010 10:59:41 +0000 Microsoft announce five new Kinect games <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/501649270kinectdevice_logo.jpg" alt="" /></div>Yesterday it wasn't only the new Internet Explorer 9 that Microsoft announced but also five new Kinect games for the upcoming Kinect accessory for the Xbox 360. There had not been substantial talk of Microsoft... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Michael Gillett) Thu, 16 Sep 2010 09:52:36 +0000 Microsoft announces "free LIVE weekend" for Halo: Reach owners <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Tomorrow sees the year&rsquo;s most anticipated game released, Halo: Reach; it is naturally being accompanied by a very large marketing campaign. Halo: Reach is exclusive to the Xbox and, as with other Xbox 360 titles,... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Michael Gillett) Mon, 13 Sep 2010 19:34:55 +0000 Spartan jetpacker flies above London for Halo:Reach launch <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Halo: Reach goes on sale around the world tomorrow and despite being the most anticipated game release of the year, Microsoft is making sure as many people as possible know about the game. Early this... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Michael Gillett) Mon, 13 Sep 2010 08:53:15 +0000 Facebook Chat coming soon to Windows Live Web Messenger <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src=" Header and Web Messenger update.png_thumb.jpg" alt="" /></div>The keen eyes over at have spotted that Microsoft have a few tweaks and additions coming to the Windows Live websites&rsquo; header, as well as Web Messenger. Only a few weeks ago Microsoft released a... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Michael Gillett) Sat, 11 Sep 2010 07:54:31 +0000 BBC iPlayer going international within a year <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/229757020bb.jpg" alt="" /></div>It is being reported that the BBC have hired Mark Smith to be the corporation&rsquo;s global iPlayer launch director. BBC director general, Mark Thompson, confirmed last month that the corporation will indeed be launching a... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Michael Gillett) Fri, 10 Sep 2010 12:18:25 +0000 Video: Windows Phone 7 and Zune PC software sync <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/8713836009770567485953076501318592959wp_large.jpg" alt="" /></div>PocketNow have released yet another video showing some of the features of Windows Phone 7. In the latest video Brandon Miniman shows how Windows Phone 7 devices will connect to the Zune PC software and... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Michael Gillett) Thu, 09 Sep 2010 07:59:55 +0000 BBC hires a Microsoft video on demand expert <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/229757020bb.jpg" alt="" /></div>Yesterday, the BBC announced that it had hired Daniel Danker, from Microsoft's video on demand division, to head up the BBC&rsquo;s video on demand division. His official position is General Manager, Programmes &amp; On-Demand. Daniel... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Michael Gillett) Wed, 08 Sep 2010 11:16:03 +0000 Leaked video of old Internet Explorer 9 build <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/20056040191433010274Win_IE_v_print.jpg" alt="" /></div>Hot on the heels of Microsoft starting to advertise Internet Explorer 9 there is now a leaked video (first picked up by Softpedia) of the browser demoing the user interface and speed. Despite looking like... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Michael Gillett) Tue, 07 Sep 2010 17:31:57 +0000 Microsoft to hold "special event" in October; WP7 announcement? <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src=" event.jpg_thumb.jpg" alt="" /></div>Microsoft UK has announced, via Twitter, a &ldquo;special event&rdquo; on October 5th in London for developers in which the company will talk about &ldquo;Windows Azure, Windows 7 and the soon-to-be-released Windows Phone 7 and IE9&rdquo;.... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Michael Gillett) Tue, 07 Sep 2010 13:25:03 +0000 Microsoft start advertising Internet Explorer 9 beta <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Long Zheng has just spotted that Microsoft is already starting to advertise Internet Explorer 9 Beta ahead of its official launch next Wednesday. The banner advert was spotted on TechCrunch and it&rsquo;s likely to be... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Michael Gillett) Tue, 07 Sep 2010 12:00:12 +0000 LG Optimus 7, Windows Phone 7 DLNA feature confirmed <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>LG have issued a press release announcing that their new phone, the LG Optimus 7, will feature DLNA, the wireless transfer standard that allows devices to share content across a home network. This feature was... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Michael Gillett) Mon, 06 Sep 2010 13:41:31 +0000 New image of Windows Live Phone service appears <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div> has just posted a new image of the Windows Live Phone service that will be a companion, cloud service for Windows Phone 7 when the devices are released. The image shows a few of... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Michael Gillett) Sat, 04 Sep 2010 11:26:13 +0000 Bing Mobile app for Verizon Android devices released <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src=" Android App 1.bmp_thumb.jpg" alt="" /></div>Microsoft has just announced a Bing Mobile app for Verizon branded Android devices. The app looks very similar to the iOS Bing app which the company released a few months ago, however fits more in... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Michael Gillett) Mon, 30 Aug 2010 21:58:20 +0000 Windows Phone 7, 41 app categories made known <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/8713836009770567485953076501318592959wp_large.jpg" alt="" /></div>Today, in an email to Windows Phone 7 developers Microsoft has made known the categories and sub categories it plans to organise the Marketplace into. There will be 16 categories and 25 sub categories and... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Michael Gillett) Mon, 30 Aug 2010 20:58:20 +0000 Microsoft to increase Xbox Live Gold price on November 1 <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/8258649491.jpg" alt="" /></div>Microsoft has just announced, through Major Nelson&rsquo;s blog, that there will be an increase to the price of the Xbox Live Gold subscription in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada and Mexico. The cost of... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Michael Gillett) Mon, 30 Aug 2010 16:45:06 +0000 The future of digital music distribution with Apple, Microsoft and Google <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1185404479.png" alt="" /></div>Today two articles have been published by different, reputable websites regarding both Apple's future music distribution service efforts and how Google plans to enter the music distribution market. Apple is due to hold an event on... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Michael Gillett) Fri, 27 Aug 2010 07:02:10 +0000 Microsoft announces new Studio Series mice <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Yesterday Microsoft Hardware announced a new range of mice, in keeping with Microsoft tradition, they have a long name, Wireless Mobile Mouse 4000 Studio Series, but it would appear that they are being referred to... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Michael Gillett) Thu, 26 Aug 2010 13:29:41 +0000 Bing now powering Yahoo! searches in US and Canada <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/901781005bing_logo.jpg" alt="" /></div>Today Yahoo&#33; and Bing have announced that the transition to Bing powering Yahoo&#33; Search is now complete. When searching with Yahoo&#33; in the United States or Canada (English) you will see a &ldquo;powered by Bing&rdquo;... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Michael Gillett) Tue, 24 Aug 2010 18:18:04 +0000 Windows Phone 7 Developer Tools go final on September 16 <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/8713836009770567485953076501318592959wp_large.jpg" alt="" /></div>Microsoft has just announced, that after six months of their release, there have been 300,000 downloads of the Windows Phone Developer Tools. Microsoft has also announced that the full version of the developer tools will... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Michael Gillett) Mon, 23 Aug 2010 19:13:43 +0000 Microsoft announces Age of Empires Online <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>At Gamescom, a large conference held in Cologne, Germany, Microsoft today has announced a return for its very popular PC gaming franchise, Age of Empires. This new game is called Age of Empires Online and,... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Michael Gillett) Tue, 17 Aug 2010 13:22:54 +0000 Kinect goes on sale in Europe, Middle East and Africa on November 10th <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Today Microsoft has announced that the date for Kinect, the hands free controller for the Xbox 360, will go on sale in Europe, the Middle East and Africa on November 10th. It has been known... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Michael Gillett) Tue, 17 Aug 2010 12:22:54 +0000 Microsoft licenses ARM architecture <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1073274897Untitled.png" alt="" /></div>ARM announced today that they have signed a new licensing agreement with Microsoft. The deal extends an existing relationship between the two companies. Since 1997, Microsoft and ARM have worked together on software and devices across... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Michael Gillett) Fri, 23 Jul 2010 12:29:07 +0000 “Be What's Next”, Microsoft's new motto <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src=" whats next.jpg_thumb.jpg" alt="" /></div>Today at the annual Microsoft Global Exchange (MGX) in Atlanta, a showcase event for the company&rsquo;s own employees and a few select people from outside of the company, Microsoft touted its new motto. Be What&rsquo;s... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Michael Gillett) Thu, 22 Jul 2010 17:23:42 +0000