Bing Apps will rebrand to MSN Apps, coming soon to iOS and Android

Bing Apps to become MSN Apps

The other day I was at Microsoft’s swanky office in Dubai for a session on the new MSN portal which was launched on Monday. There were some interesting bytes of information which made for a very interesting little one on one discussion.     Justin Dewhirst who is the regional Executive Producer for Microsoft’s Information […]

Google Play Newsstand now available in India, Russia, Spain And Netherlands


    Google officially extended its news reader service Google Play Newsstand in India, Russia, Spain and Netherlands today. Among the Indian publications that will be offered include Times Internet’s Indiatimes, Zigwheels, Luxpresso, Healthmeup, MensXP, iDiva, NDTV’s NDTV Movies, NDTV Gadgets, NDTV Sports, Anandabazar Patrika’s ABP News & ABP Majha,, HT Media’s Mint, Hindustan […]

Bing Vision being dumbed down with WP Cyan

New Bing Vision

Bing Vision is being dumbed down with each successive Windows Phone update it is receiving. This sounds really awkward, it’s the first time I’m reporting on a feature being devolved. Bing Vision if you know about it is a little eye like icon that appears below when you hit the search icon on the phone […]

Fitbit is here for Windows Phone

fitbit app screenshot on windows phone

Fitness bands and wearables have generally shied away from the Windows Phone platform citing lack of platform support. Microsoft had announced earlier this year that is working to change that and we’ve seen some headway with the Windows Phone 8.1 update and the support for Bluetooth Low Energy protocols. Fitbit, a fitness oriented app and […]

Cortana can access Foursquare to give you recommendations


Microsoft’s Cortana is going to be more than just a voice emanating from your smartphone. Cortana is designed to be more than just a voice you talk to, it is your personal assistant who will do more than set alarms, it has the ability to send you context based reminders and even location based reminders […]

flydubai gets a Windows 8 app for passenger check-in

flydubai app

flydubai has become the first airline in the Gulf to introduce a Windows 8 app which will be used for passenger check-in by them. This system will allow flydubai to reduce the passenger wait times and allow for quicker processing of the passenger tickets, assign seats and even issue boarding passes. The app itself runs […]

Sony launches ‘Live on YouTube’ for the Xperia Z2


Sony has launched a new ‘Live On YouTube’ app for the impressive camera on the Xperia Z2 – dubbed Live On YouTube it allows you to broadcast a live stream event to your YouTube channel directly from your Xperia smartphone. The app is the next evolution of the Social Live feature which made it’s debut […]