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“What’s Your Inbox Like” Shows Off HTML5 Metro Tiles – Skype Coming to Xbox 360, New Dashboard Hints At “Companion Devices”

Microsoft’s Metro-inspired websites are getting better and better. The latest is “What’s your inbox like”, a marketing promotional website for Windows Live Hotmail and sports one of the best “native” implementations of the Metro tiles.

The tile shadows are a nice touch reminiscent of the upcoming XBOX 360 dashboard update.

Skype wants to be Integrated into Device or Browser Much Like Skype on Facebook

Microsoft has big plans for Skype since the company announced the $8.5 billion acquisition back in May this year. As suspected, joint products will include a mobile version of Skype for Microsoft Windows Phones.

According to Neil Stevens, Skype’s vice president and general manager of products and marketing, a lot of …

Tinychat FB iOS App Let You Video Chat Upto 12 Facebook Friends At Once

TinyChat released its first iOS app, compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation), and iPad.

TinyChat FB, you to video chat with up to 12 Facebook friends from your smartphone. Users can connect to the app with Facebook after download …

Talkatone iOS App Lets You Make Calls and SMS Over WiFi Through Facebook

Talkatone, the service that let you make phone calls over Wifi and 3G for free with Google Voice has expanded its offerings to Facebook with its new app release. The Talkatone iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad apps now let you call your Facebook friends using VoIP over Wifi and 3G networks and let you receive …

The Web @20 – Happy 20th Birthday World Wide Web

Happy birthday, Internet Web. Twenty years ago, Tim Berners-Lee taught the world to play with the web. That’s right – the world’s first website, a placeholder page written by Sir Berners-Lee way back on August 6, 1991 in the then-nascent Hypertext Mark-Up Language, is celebrating its 20th birthday today.

In …

Introducing ‘Meet Voice-to-text” Hands-free Messaging Feature in “Mango” Windows Phone 7

Among the 500 new features that “Mango” Windows Phone 7 is bringing along with it this fall– is a features called “Meet Voice-to-text,” a new hands-free messaging feature.

“Voice-to-text works for both text and instant messages, and it’s handy even when you’re not driving since it can slash the time you spend typing–a …

Vonage Time to Call iOS App: Enjoy Low-cost International Calling Over 3G/WiFi in 100 Countries

Vonage just released a new application compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad, called “Vonage Time to Call”.

The app is free to download and offers low-cost international calls of up to 15 minutes to landlines and mobile phones in over 190 countries. Vonage says a user will only be charged up to …

Skype for iPad Released to iTune App Store (Free for Download)

Skype has finally maded its debut to Apple iPad. The free iPad application released to App Store lets you make voice call, video call, or instant message anyone on Skype. Plus, if you add a little Skype Credit, call landlines and mobiles at really low rates.

Simple to use: …

Lync 2010: Use Speech Recognition To Drive An IM Broadcast [Webcast Video]

The screencast embedded below will show “how you can easily and quickly build a Lync 2010 middle-tier application that will receive a phone call, and broadcast an IM message to a distribution list based on the content of the call.”

Just watch it below:

Microsoft’s Live.com Web Map Services Exposes Phone, PC Locations Database Info

After Apple and Google, now it is the turn of Microsoft, the Redmond software gaint is now accused of “collecting the locations of millions of laptops, cell phones, and other Wi-Fi devices around the world and makes them available on its own online web map services without taking the privacy precautions that competitors have,” CNET …

Gartner Rates Microsoft Lync As ‘Strong Positive’

Gartner Inc. published its MarketScope for Enterprise IM and Presence (Gartner Research, David Mario Smith, July 5, 2011,) report, where Microsoft received a ‘Strong Positive’ rating for “Deployment Options: On-premises and cloud-based SaaS” category.

Microsoft Lync brings people a new connected experience that transforms every communication into a …

Avatar Kinect for Interactive Experiences Released, Kinect Sparkler Coming Later This Week

Kinect Fun Labs, a hub for innovative Kinect Gadgets on the Xbox 360, is launching two new experiences this week: Avatar Kinect and Kinect Sparkler, announced Microsoft.

“Avatar Kinect, available today, lets you – or rather your personalized avatar – interact with or hang out with up to seven other friends in 24 …

Download Best Practices for Deploying Software with Windows Intune July 2011 Beta

Windows Intune, the next generation of Microsoft’s Cloud-based PC management and security suite enables IT professionals not only to keep track of the software already deployed in a specific environment but also to distribute new solutions.

“With the addition of software distribution in this beta release of Windows Intune, you can now publish …

Now Make or Receive Multiple Calls in Gmail

Until now, you were limited to make only a single voice and video calls in Gmail at a time. Begining today July 20, Google has relaxed the restriction and now allow you to make or receive “multiple calls in Gmail”.

This feature works across all call types (voice, video, and phone); …

AT&T Slashes International Data Roaming Prices, Travelers to Get Better Value and Double Data Allowance in Over 100 Countries

AT&T on July 12, announced a new lineup of Data Global Add-On packages that will make it more affordable than ever for wireless customers to enjoy data services while traveling internationally.

“One of the advantages of AT&T’s GSM iPhones and iPads is that they can roam just about anywhere in the world fairly …