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Wednesday: October 14, 2009

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


Friday: September 11, 2009

Microsoft's new ad for Windows 7 comes with a whole lot of happy.Microsoft's new ad for Windows 7 comes with a whole lot of happy.

The ad features a pig, a unicorn, a cat and a mouse. I'm a PC! Take that, Apple!

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 8:02 AM | Tags (8) | ads | advertising | cats | commercials | microsoft | unicorns | windows | windows7 |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 22 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: August 28, 2009

A list of ten photo-editing disasters that obviously did not go over too well.A list of ten photo-editing disasters that obviously did not go over too well.

Behold the power of what a bad Photoshop job can do. Smooth move, Microsoft.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Photoshop @ 8:02 AM | Tags (5) | disaster | manipulation | microsoft | photoshop | pr |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 104 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: August 27, 2009

Microsoft decides to follow Sony's lead, drops price of Xbox 360.Microsoft decides to follow Sony's lead, drops price of Xbox 360.

The 'elite' version of the Xbox can now be all yours for just $299 starting on Friday.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 2:37 PM | Tags (6) | microsoft | xbox | price | cuts | sony | ps3 |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 8 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: August 24, 2009

The top ten tips that working developers should know about Windows 7.The top ten tips that working developers should know about Windows 7.

Article contains lots of useful links and resources.  Now get to coding.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Programming @ 2:18 PM | Tags (6) | developers | development | dotnet | microsoft | programming | windows7 |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 11 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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