With Apple's PR chief stepping down, we ask whether the company's public-relations strategy can translate elsewhere. Also, we discuss the relative merits of App.net, RSS, and a hypothetical Surface mini. With guests Caitlin McGarry, Dan Frakes, and Brad Chacos.
With the long-rumored Surface Mini possibly a-coming, here's what we know about Microsoft's micro-tablet so far.
Xbox chief Phil Spencer puts the kibosh on a dedicated portable Xbox console, instead implying that Windows Phone is the future.
That's according to Variety, which says a more traditional TV program will air on the pay TV channel, as opposed to the interactive version Xbox Entertainment Studios is developing for Xbox consoles.
Reading List and Movie Moments are both great fits for Windows Phone and add to Microsoft's 'One Windows' vision.
But games will be subject to approval from local authorities, which means violent ones may not pass.
Microsoft Research has developed a prototype keyboard that understands basic gestures.
Printing a circuit board on your home inkjet printer and creating basic electronics is what Microsoft Research hopes will be the future for hobbyists and makers.
Web-connected Xboxes will be able to receive a live stream of the Bonnaroo Music and Arts festival, followed by an unscripted reality TV series about street soccer. And that Steven Spielberg-produced Halo series is coming soon, too.
Remember, the new Windows Phone 8.1 is still a developer edition. Users report issues with OneDrive on the latest OS, which Microsoft solves with an update.
But the company has a lot of work to do if it wants to catch up to iOS and Android.
Nokia's phones are now Microsoft's phones as the push towards Windows Everywhere continues