A new Windows video (presumably a TV commercial) knocks the iPad over multitasking, its lack of a PowerPoint app and the price of the 64GB configuration.
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It was so obvious that I assumed there was no question about support, but it turns out you cannot watch video content you rent or purchase from Xbox Video on Windows Phone 8 devices. Did Microsoft release an unfinished product to the public?
Assuming that people still watch TV, Microsoft's TV ads will be an important part of their Windows 8 and Surface sales campaigns...
Microsoft has launched its first Windows 8 TV commercials, with less than two weeks to go until commercial availability and the official product launch.
Electronics giant Samsung Electronics has chosen to integrate Microsoft's Azure platform with its Smart TV infrastructure.
Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu Linux, plans to take on Android, iOS and Windows on the smartphones, tablets and smart TVs.
Looking no doubt to boost its Google TV offering, the search giant has purchased yet another company, in this case SageTV, which provides an alternative software option to Windows Media Center. At first blush, it may seem like a redundant exercise, since being the hub for your digital media is the whole point of Google TV already.
When Microsoft brass say "three screens and the cloud," do they mean PC-TV-phone? Or Xbox-TV-phone? Or is it really four screens and the cloud we're talking about (PC, Xbox, TV, phone) -- with Windows (or Xbox) as the "alpha" screen?
Verizon launches Flex View movie streaming app for FiOS subscribers' Android, Blackberry, Windows Mobile devices
Verizon's FiOS TV service is branching out to mobile devices, just unleashing the Flex View video on demand app for Android, Blackberry, and Windows Mobile handhelds. It gives FiOS subscribers the ability to rent or purchase movies from FiOS's collection of titles (the app itself is free) and watch them not only on phones, but also on your PC or your HDTV.
There are a growing number of TV web browsers these days, but here's one you might not know much about. Hillcrest Labs has revamped its Kylo web browser, and the best thing about this software is that it's free.
Western Digital has decided to spruce up its WD TV Live HD set-top box by announcing that this little silver box of entertainment will soon start shipping with Windows 7 support.
Microsoft has released to manufacturing its Windows Embedded Standard 7 product, which is targeted at OEMs who want to include Windows 7 features and capabilities in their TVs, set-top boxes and other specialized devices.
One fascinating detail almost got lost in the shuffle of last week's Windows 7 launch. Microsoft flipped the switch on some partner deals that turned its ho-hum Internet TV feature into something worth watching. I've got the details and a gallery of images to show what you get..
When Microsoft launched Windows 7 on October 22, it also flipped the switch on a new Internet TV feature. Here's what you'll find.
It's always awful when you try to demo something to a large audience and then it fails miserably.I found this video on Jason Calacanis' Mahalo.
I caught this new Windows Phone ad on television the other night and thought, "weird."
A deal on Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium for students, a pair of Maximo iMetal isolation earphones, and a sale on 40GB and 160GB Apple TV media players. Here are your daily deals for Friday, September 18, straight from the Gadget Gal:1.
Apple has confirmed reports that Mac OS 10.6 includes File Quarantine technology to scan for malware in files downloaded by Safari, iChat and Mail. As it turns out, it's been around since 2005. Anyone else find it ironic that Apple's latest television ads knock Windows' "viruses and headaches?"
Apple has released two new television commercials that take coordinated swipes at Microsoft's upcoming Windows 7 without ever actually mentioning Windows by name."Top of the Line" features comic actor Patrick Warburton, best known for his portrayal of David Puddy, Elaine Benes' boyfriend in 10 episodes of Seinfeld.
Craig Eisler, the former head of Microsoft's Mac Business Unit (MacBU) has a new job heading up "entertainment client software" for the company. Eisler -- who is now Corporate Vice President for the TV, Video and Music business -- will lead "the planning, design and development of client software across Windows, the Xbox video game system and Windows Mobile."
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