new Intel logos!

ooooh, shiny shiny! Intel powered machines to now get a logo that shows which the type of processor inside – which I’m sure my mum cares about a great deal. Seriously though, there is a new font there too! Wonder if we’ll start to see mini versions of the Intel logos on (Windows) mobile devices…

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Interview with the Windows Vista kernel team

Ouch, my head hurts after listening to this…but it is very very interesting. Rob Short and some of the architects go deep – thanks C9!Nice to know someone cares about stuff like fast boot and shutdown – two of my pet peeves right now but I guess most of us don’t really think about why…

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Tweak Freak

The tweak freak in me means I am always looking for ways to optimise my PC experience – I must have played with 20 or more new utils durign 2005 such as TaskSwitch XP, Windows FX and more. My essential utility is the TweakUI pack from our own Windows download site which lets you do stuff…

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Sony goes WMA

Sony’s latest foray in the to mobile music world has just added WMA – in addition to their normal ATRAC format which hasn’t really taken off. Their new NW-A1000 device looks quite cool (though bigger than I thought it would be when I handled in John Lewis today) and uses a cool OLED display and the…

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Motorola RAZR skin for Pocket PC Phone Edition

It never ceases to amaze me how people want Windows Mobile devices to look like other devices. A while back there was the iPOD skin for Pocket PC (which I’ve lost the link to) and now a Motorola RAZR style skin for the phone on Pocket PC. It does look pretty cool though and only…

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new Skype build for Pocket PC

The guys at Skype have released a new build (2 in fact) for Pocket PC with plenty of new stuff – notably full support for Windows Mobile 5, landscape and more. As an aside, these guys live in the same building as Microsoft here in London. Not seen any of them walking around with a…

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Mix06: web v2

I didn’t even think this was a Microsoft site when i first saw it but the bottom left has the little “hosted by Microsoft” thing. Looks like this has the potential to be a pretty cool conference and in Vegas too πŸ™‚ From March 20th to 22nd, this is aimed at pretty much anyone interested…

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Microsoft, MTV team up on music service

Well I didn’t see this one coming – we announced today that we’re teaming up with the big M – yeah, MTV! We’ll have an integrated MTV music service inside of Media Player – though I’m not sure if this will be country specifc, it’d be cool to see it in the UK. Meantime, I’m…

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XBOXing

Well I got my 360 one week after launch and have it all hooked up and ready for PGR3 which is due next week for me. Meantime, I played some Need for Speed which was pretty good but Gotham will easily consume 25% of my Christmas I reckon πŸ™‚ The unit itself managed to pass…

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Building a Multi-Layered Approach to E-Mail Security

As I have mentioned before, our focus on security has been something of a quiet revolution and it’s showing dividends in the products as we look at things like days of vulnerability. Email is of course a key area of concern from a security point of view as business become so reliant on it. I…

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