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Wednesday: October 21, 2009

Playstation 3 managed to outsell Xbox and Wii in September.Playstation 3 managed to outsell Xbox and Wii in September.

Enticed by the PS3s newly reduced price, U.S. consumers bought 481,800 consoles, edging out the Wii's 462,800. Microsoft's (MSFT) Xbox came in third with 352,600 sales.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 9:23 PM | Tags (10) | gaming | videogames | ps3 | wii | nintendo | xbox | microsoft | sales | outsell | playstation |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 5 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Microsoft and Google now have their very own special ways to search Twitter.Microsoft and Google now have their very own special ways to search Twitter.

You can try Microsoft's implementation here and Google's is somewhere over here. On the Microsoft side, searching for a particular topic brought me to my cousin's Twitter account which was kind of humorous but slightly scary at the same time. Good work, Dan.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 9:13 PM | Tags (10) | bing | google | implementation | integration | microsoft | realtime | search | sponsored | tweets | twitter |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 2 Clicks | Posted by Vin


The top eleven features you probably won't find in Windows 7.The top eleven features you probably won't find in Windows 7.

7. Personal apology from Bill Gates for Windows ME, Vista and IE 6.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Funny @ 9:04 PM | Tags (6) | bbspot | bsod | features | funny | microsoft | windows7 |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 30 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: October 14, 2009

A list of CSS differences found in different versions of Internet Explorer.A list of CSS differences found in different versions of Internet Explorer.

In a nutshell, Internet Explorer 6 is a big steaming pile of 'not supported' while Internet Explorer 7 trails slightly behind. Version 8 seems to finally be on the right track.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Programming @ 4:41 PM | Tags (9) | coding | css | differences | ie6 | ie7 | ie8 | microsoft | programming | smashing |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 13 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Microsoft recruits Family Guy for Windows 7 promotional work.Microsoft recruits Family Guy for Windows 7 promotional work.

Apparently you'll be seeing Windows 7 splashed across all of the Seth MacFarlane properties. This is especially valuable since he's got like thirty shows on FOX,  should be a decent chunk of advertising for Microsoft.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 7:39 AM | Tags (5) | microsoft | ads | promotions. windows | familyguy | register |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 10 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: October 9, 2009

Twitter in licensing discussions with Microsoft and Google.Twitter in licensing discussions with Microsoft and Google.

You might be seeing a whole lot more of Twitter in your search engine results sometime in the near future. Please see the first post from this morning's batch of links for a quick lesson on Twitter etiquette.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 8:06 AM | Tags (5) | google | licensing | microsoft | tweets | twitter |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 2 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: October 8, 2009

New study shows that Windows 7 doesn't boot up faster than Vista.New study shows that Windows 7 doesn't boot up faster than Vista.

...a three-month-old machine can take up to a minute longer to boot, or 2 minutes and 34 seconds. Windows 7 did outperform Vista at the three-month and six-month marks but it generally 'trailed the older version significantly' in its boot-up tests.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Silly @ 7:44 AM | Tags (8) | boot | cnet | microsoft | study | times | windows | windows7 | vista |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 13 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: September 28, 2009

Eight outrageously annoying tech videos for you to gawk at.Eight outrageously annoying tech videos for you to gawk at.

Three out of eight of said terrible tech videos belong to Microsoft. Keep up the good work!

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Dumb @ 8:02 AM | Tags (5) | ads | advertising | microsoft | tech | wired |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 15 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: September 25, 2009

Microsoft would like you to know Google Chrome Frame plugin not all that secure.Microsoft would like you to know Google Chrome Frame plugin not all that secure.

Also, please disregard those news articles from yesterday claiming the plugin makes Internet Explorer ten times faster. That's just crazy talk.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Security @ 7:57 AM | Tags (7) | microsoft | chrome | plugin | security | google | ie | explorer |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 10 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: September 24, 2009

Internet Explorer runs ten times faster with Google Chrome Frame plugin.Internet Explorer runs ten times faster with Google Chrome Frame plugin.

Something tells me that Microsoft won't be too happy about this little bit of news.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 3:23 PM | Tags (9) | microsoft | google | plugin | faster | internetexplorer | ie | browser | chrome | frame |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 27 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Microsoft would like you to know that they are not buying Electronic Arts.Microsoft would like you to know that they are not buying Electronic Arts.

'We have no plans to acquire EA,' Phil Spencer, corporate vice president of Microsoft Game Studios, told Reuters in an interview on Thursday. 'They remain a very important partner to us. No acquisitions.'

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 7:24 AM | Tags (9) | acquisition | business | buyout | ea | fail | gaming | microsoft | takeover | videogames |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 3 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: September 23, 2009

Google offers up a solution for Internet Explorer users.Google offers up a solution for Internet Explorer users.

This free plugin from Google will allow you to turn your version of IE into Google Chrome complete with all of today's great open web technologies. Bravo Google, bravo.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 7:53 AM | Tags (9) | chrome | frame | internetexplorer | browser | plugin | html5 | canvas | google | microsoft |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 8 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Some details surface online about Microsoft's upcoming secret tablet device.Some details surface online about Microsoft's upcoming secret tablet device.

The tablet/booklet device is called Courier and it supports multitouch finger gestures as well writing styles for use with a stylus.  It looks like a giant Nintendo DS on steroids. There's also a demo video located on Gizmodo's site.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Gadgets @ 7:47 AM | Tags (6) | booklet | device | gadget | microsoft | secret | tablet |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 15 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: September 15, 2009

Microsoft decides to give Bing some visual aids.Microsoft decides to give Bing some visual aids.

In a blog post, the company said a study it conducted found that consumers can process results with images 20% faster than text only results. 'It's like searching through a large online catalogue,' Microsoft said.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 7:47 AM | Tags (13) | bing | searchengine | engine | visuals | aid | microsoft | interwebs | search | rivalry | competition | study | catalogue | bbcnews |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 5 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: September 14, 2009

Ten things to do with your Xbox if you happen to get RROD'd.Ten things to do with your Xbox if you happen to get RROD'd.

5. Paint both sides of the console different colors and hang it from the ceiling as a mural. - Use reinforced rope.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 2:51 PM | Tags (7) | microsoft | xbox | videogames | gaming | redring | rrod | malfunction |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 27 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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