Author rush24

Rush24 loves everything Microsoft and is fascinated by the influence of technology in everyday life.

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It has been a longtime since Microsoft’s main location and mapping service, Bing, made any announcements regarding new features. With Nokia’s updated maps and Nokia Drive apps that now include offline maps and public transportation capabilities, are we facing the unpleasant future where a core functionality, location and mapping on Windows Phones, will differ significantly between the OEMs with Nokia…

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When one thinks of third world countries, one pictures starving children, civil wars or dire economic conditions just to name a few. Interestingly, a different image sprung in my mind with the news a week or so ago about certain Google (third party contractors) poaching business from a Kenyan startup Mocality. I instead recalled a post I had read sometime…

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I hate to admit it, but I was very impressed by the Apple’s education event today. Following along the event via the Verge.com live blog, it was clear that the guys from Cupertino have created a compelling set of products with iBooks 2, iBooks Author and a revamped iTunes U app that will indeed change the education landscape. Its not…

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Note: I wrote this article before this story  that partly covers the future of Metro UI at Microsoft. It answers some questions but I think this post is still relevant . Ever since Microsoft brought Metro UI to the forefront with Windows Phone 7, the design principles now seem to pop up everywhere from apps to websites. This is a…

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The Windows phone has been out for over a year now and yet month after month, the sales numbers indicate the platform not gaining positive traction with consumers in terms of market share. With the release of the Mango update, stories are now pouring in of tech bloggers and Microsoft critics praising the OS with the latest being  Robert X…

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To the undiscerning eye, the latest Window 8 blog post was just that, an article revealing a little more about the future of the OS building up to the great reveal at the BUILD conference in about two weeks from now.  I on the other hand was happy to finally see evidence that the Windows 8 Shell may actually be…

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Reading thenextweb’s article on the new organizational hierarchy at Apple, I remembered these two articles (this and this) which highlighted the differences in structure between Apple, Microsoft and Google. That difference between the aforementioned companies is profound. Check out the images after the break to see what I mean!

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Well if this wasn’t a crazy week already, now comes the news of Steve Jobs resignation as Apple’s CEO. It is a sad turn of events because more than likely, the decision was due more to his illness as it can be extrapolated from his resignation letter than him willingly resigning to go pursue other ventures. He has led Apple…

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