Get push notifications from Hotmail on iPhone or iPod Touch

Google and Yahoo have push email support on the iPhone and iPod Touch along with wonderful mobile UX, but sadly, apart from an ugly mobile UI, the Windows Live team hasn’t provided anything for Hotmail users on these devices. Mail Notifier fixes this problem and provides real time push notifications for unread email for Hotmail, …

Jailbreak iPod Touch OS 3.1.2 with blackra1n

The jailbreak for iPod Touch OS 3.1.2 is finally here, and from none other than George Hotz who has been jailbreaking the iPhone since it was first launched. Called blackra1n, this Windows only jailbreak tool works for all iPhones ( 2G, 3G, and 3GS ) as well as iPod Touch 2G and 3G.

Multi-touch drawing App for the Zune HD

Just because the Zune HD Marketplace isn’t open like the App Store doesn’t mean that developers can’t make apps for it and we can’t use them. A developer has created a multi-touch drawing app for the Zune HD using XNA 3.1 Zune extensions. The app is really basic and doesn’t even have different colors to …

Google explains what a web browser is

  Some guys from Google recently surveyed many people to find out that they didn’t know what a web browser is. It was quiet shocking seeing how everybody uses them to Facebook and Youtube but doesn’t know what that piece of software is. Seeing this, some folks from Google have created a website called WhatBrowser.org, …

New game for Zune HD called Fifteen

Here’s another new game for the Zune HD, which has been created thanks to C# and XNA Studio 3.1, called Fifteen. It’s hard for me to judge how this game is supposed to be played, but it doesn’t hold a candle to the ones that are already available for Zune HD via the store or …

Using Office Web Apps on an iPod Touch or an iPhone

Microsoft has not announced Office Web Apps for the iPhone or iPod Touch currently, but there’s a workaround to get it running on these devices. The edit link for documents isn’t there when you open them in SkyDrive on the Mobile Safari browser due to lack of support. While the experience of running OWA is …

New Platformer Game for Zune HD

Developers are already working hard at the new Zune HD with XNA Studio 3.1, with an app ported to it from the iPhone in 12 hours. Here’s another game which is included in XNA Game Studio 3.1 and can be built to run on your Zune HD. You will need Visual Studio 2008 or the …

TechCrunch’s Interesting Interview with Steve Ballmer

Michael Arrington from TechCrunch did an interview with Steve Ballmer which gives a lot of insight on Microsoft’s strategy for 3 screens ( PC, TV, Mobile ) and the cloud. He also talks about Bing, Azure, Mesh, Natal, Windows Mobile, Zune HD, Xbox 360 etc. Ballmer also gives a very good reason why there is …

Firefox 3.7 to get the Office Ribbon UI

Firefox has the worst UI amongst all the popular browsers. Almost all other browsers ( IE, Chrome, Safari ) have a new and better UI along with some sort of Windows 7 integration ( Aero Glass, jumplists, Aero Peek, thumbnail previews etc ), where as Firefox has none. The UI is still stuck in the …

DivX Tech Preview Lets You Play MKV Files in Windows 7

  MKV container support has almost always been neglected by media companies for playback. Most of the times, you need to install a codec package which can provide more issues than functionality or you have to rely on the ever useful VLC Player. While Windows 7 provides support for a lot of video formats, MKV …