Short Bits: Zune Mobile, Home Servers, TV Pack, More

Remember when I said you would hear more about Zune on mobile phones before the years end?  Well, now you have.  “Zune software will also be ported to and be more important not just with the hardware but on the PC, on Windows Mobile devices, etc.,” said Steve Ballmer. Missing Remote has had a few great articles over the past few weeks including a Battle of the Windows Home Server Systems and a letter to Microsoft about what is going on with Media Center.  The article ends with a note to Microsoft asking for them to “go back to the … Continue reading Short Bits: Zune Mobile, Home Servers, TV Pack, More

Linksys Extenders $100 at Amazon

In case you have missed the dozen other Linksys DMA2100 Extender deals over the past few weeks, you can now pick them up at for $99 after Amazon’s special $20 off a $100+ Linksys purchase.  Using the same deal you can get the DMA2200 for only $130.

Microsoft Launches MSNBC News Beta

Today Microsoft officially launched their MSNBC News beta in Media Center to the world (err, I mean US and Canada).  This was actually something that popped up on one of my beta machines a few months ago, but when I asked about it Microsoft said I wasn’t even supposed to have it, and thus I didn’t blog about it.  Much like the Internet TV Beta, access the new application can be found on the TV + Movies strip. Ian Dixon and Brandon LeBlanc have some screenshots up on their respective blogs.  These out-of-band “feature” plug-ins might be Microsoft’s hope to … Continue reading Microsoft Launches MSNBC News Beta