Revealed in a job listing and later confirmed by Microsoft, the Xbox maker now wants to make its Live social gaming service the pre-eminent platform on mobile.
There are certain words that online scammers use to suck the unsuspecting into their scams. "Acai" is one. "Mango" is another. A new study also suggests that Americans are generally more susceptible to scams than they'll admit.
The new version of Google's virtual wallet can handle all phones running Android 2.3 or higher, and lets you send money to any U.S. resident with an e-mail address.
Microsoft and Nokia have worked closely on Windows Phone since 2011, but the two companies have an even longer history.
A tiny coffee shop In Kansas called Twisted Sisters has been served with legal papers by lawyers for the rock band of a similar name. Oh, yes, they're claiming trademark.
The Windows Blue operating system update is likely to be named "Windows 8.1" when it arrives this summer, according to sources.
The company says that Windows Phone 8's support will end in July 2014, while Windows Phone 7.8 will continue to receive support until September.
CNET editor Brian Bennett spent a little quality time with the new Nokia Lumia 710 for T-Mobile. This affordable $49.99 smartphone runs fun Windows Phone Mango software, and features a 5-megapixel camera and a 4G data connection.
Still no word on when existing Windows Phone users will get the Windows Phone 7.8. But the developer kit for 7.8 is available now.
Three companies vying for NASA contracts to help develop commercial manned spacecraft say they're on track, budgets permitting, for initial test flights with company pilots in 2015-16.