I’ve often written about Google services and pay for extra storage on my Google Drive (100gb). This morning I recieved an email to inform me that the price has now been dropped which means I’m now paying $1.99 for my 100gb. That equates to about £1.20 a month for me. Techcrunch reports: Google’s new prices […]Read More Google Drive – Price dropped, more woes for Microsoft?
Three pieces of news from Microsoft today, which signal to me a change in the companies view of itself and maybe now realizes that as well as having no foothold on the popular markets of today such as smartphones, net services and search, see’s itself more providing software for others in its future. First up […]Read More All change at Microsoft? – Or admitting defeat?
I make no secret of my opinion that Microsoft should never be allowed the dominance on any form factor that its enjoyed over the years on the desktop. After many years of introducing users to Linux and indeed other alternatives, it always amazed me that such simple features of Linux that I take for granted […]Read More Beware a softie bearing gifts…Microsoft giveaway?
It’s often said that Microsoft doesn’t play nicely with others. Look for example towards its Android “licenses” which allegedly see Microsoft making more money from Android than its own AOL emulator (or Windows Phone). 😉 With that in mind, Microsoft does still very much rule the roost in Office utils and whilst the mainstream consumer […]Read More The writing is on the wall? Microsoft wants to play nicely now?
I’ve a series of articles on free speech and why the internet has anything but coming very soon. My free time has been taken up of late with a documentary I’m participating in so I will start off by apologising for the lack of updates on OpenBytes (and indeed the TechBytes audiocast). I’ve been quite active over […]Read More The price of “free speech” – Why you can’t be sure who you are talking with.
Despite the usual Microsoft PR, Windows Phone (and infact) many of Microsoft’s many “new ideas”, have been met with apathy from the consumer. Windows Phone has found itself in a catch-22 I believe where the consumer wants the apps and the devs wont come and make the apps they want until they are Windows Phone […]Read More Microsoft begs for Windows Phone developers?
A game developer has reportedly made £52 on a game for the Windows RT, the “Great Big War Game” was a popular title on both Android and Apple devices, yet after being ported to Windows RT, made only £52. Quite understandably the developer was not impressed: Paul Johnson, a high level executive of UK games […]Read More Develop for Windows RT – big money to be made (£52)!!!
Hot on the heels on the “Humble Indi Bundle” where customers pay what they think an item is worth, it appears Steve Ballmer is experiencing what it is like to be a “Bumbling CEO Bundle” and having his bonus cut for the third year running. The Wall Street Journal reports: Microsoft Corp.’s MSFT -1.68% board reduced the bonus awarded […]Read More Bad boy Ballmer’s bonus busted – Microsoft CEO in for a rough time?
My good friend (and co-host) Roy has recently been writing about Canonical and its promotion of the now Microsoft owned Skype. As usual with TechRights it’s a very interesting read and whilst I have other commitments taking me away from this digital world of wonder, I do have time to put a slightly different angle […]Read More Canonical – To Skype or not to Skype?
Every so often when the moon is full and perspiring Ballmer is in its third phase, Microsoft takes one of it’s products and changes its name re-brands it. I can’t be the only user who refuses Hotmail as part of their email filters – its usually junk, often a scam and occasionally a throwaway mail […]Read More It’s rebranding time again for Microsoft! – Hotmail gets a new name & DanceFailLIVE