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Prepare to cringe: Microsoft's video ads across the decades

Microsoft's latest videos mocking Apple and its new iPhones are part of a long tradition of corny commercials.

By September 13, 2013


Test passwords with Apple's Password Assistant

If you have frustrating experiencing with generating secure passwords, the Password Assistant tool in OS X is a great option to try.

By January 30, 2012


Yes, that Microsoft Songsmith ad is genuine

Microsoft's Songsmith video is bad, but some people are almost angry that they voluntarily watched a video for free that they could have switched off at any point

By January 27, 2009


Van Halen meets Songsmith

Somebody ran David Lee Roth's vocals from "Running With the Devil" through Microsoft's new reverse-karaoke application.

By January 16, 2009


Microsoft hits a wrong note with Songsmith video

Microsoft's Songsmith software gets the bizarro-world treatment in this gem of an advertisement.

By January 13, 2009


Microsoft releases Songsmith: Karaoke in reverse

Microsoft is delving into music software with Songsmith, a program that lets anyone sing into their computer and see what it would sound like with musical accompaniment.

By January 8, 2009


Britney Spears-inspired CEO sells reverse karaoke

Prerna Gupta, CEO of start-up Khush, says company's new reverse-karaoke iPhone app, LaDiDa, will unleash our inner rock stars.

By April 14, 2010


The five biggest digital audio duds of 2009

From the questionably useful to the questionably legal to the just plain dumb.

By December 22, 2009


New Windows 7 launch video breaks bizarre barrier

Microsoft's Windows 7 launch party videos are so strange that they border on awesome. Except they are terrible.

By September 23, 2009


The worst Microsoft promo videos ever!

From Windows 7 party tips to Steve Ballmer's used-car-salesman schtick, Crave UK rounds up 16 of its favorite visual howlers from the boys and girls at Redmond.

By September 25, 2009