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It dawned on me the other day that one of the most recognisable aspects of #Windows is it's Blue Screen of Death (BSoD). It is often be the butt of many jokes and Apple have even used it before as the PC icon on OS X. The problem is #Microsoft really doesn't need the infamous BSoD to be so recognisable, after all, it's an error screen.

There are two reasons why it is so recognisable, the first ...

Photos have long been a key part of #OneDrive with the mobile apps offering automatic backup of pictures and the ability for users to view all their photos wherever they are stored in the service. However, the browsing experience hasn't ever done much more than show all photos, that is until today.

In a blog post #Microsoft has announced a number of new feature and large improvements that are c...

Today Microsoft has announced a few new features for #Cortana making it more useful and building on the features she already had. I've seen some aspects of these features already in Cortana so I guess they have graduated from a testing phase into the full features.

Evening glance

Cortana has previously offered glance information during the morning hours showing people how long it will take to...

When I Binged (is it a verb yet?) today I noticed that #Bing is testing out another new UI for its search results. The new design sees the navigation of web, images, videos, etc moved below the search box with an orange line above the text to indicate which section the user is on.

For now this design is only appearing on web results with the other sections still retaining the current design. I ...

Today #Microsoft has started to roll out the new version of #MSN that it previewed a couple of weeks ago. The new website has been built from the ground up to run on Microsoft #Azure making use of 30000 Azure cores serving 100 terabytes of storage.

The new MSN is being better positioned as a gateway to Microsoft’s services as well as continuing to be a news and information portal. By setting pref...

Today #Microsoft is announcing that its #Bing apps will be rebranded to under the #MSN brand as it moves to bring its news and information services together. As part of this rebrand the new MSN apps will be launched on iOS and Android too. The company has also announced that there will be a major new version of the MSN website that can be previewed today.

The current Bing apps sync a user’s prefe...

I think #Cortana could benefit from a bit of colour and Microsoft should bring back the Bing picture of the day to search functionality on Windows Phone.