You are all familiar with Microsoft's Zune Music Pass, right? No? Well actually, you aren't the only one who may not be that au fait with the Redmond offering, but that shouldn't really cause you much concern as the subscription service that allows unlimited music streaming/downloading is being cast into the wilderness - at least in some regions. The time of Zune has been and gone and with the Xbox Music service on the horizon, it seems a little strange that the Zune Music Pass is arriving in some new territories as we speak.
Zune HD can’t be compared to the iPod touch in terms of apps, but having a few apps is better than nothing on the Zune HD. Here is a quick look at the three new apps, which has been released today by Microsoft on the Zune Marketplace.
Microsoft promised that the Zune HD 64GB would go on sale on April 12th, but it looks like they have instead made it available on their website earlier. Now that cuts down our wait time to get our hands on one!
Microsoft today has announced the availability of Facebook app for the Zune HD portable media player. Zune HD 4.3 firmware was released in November last year which added support for running 3D games and apps on the Tegra-powered Zune HD. The first batch of these games and apps finally arrived in late November as a free download via the Zune Marketplace followed by the Twitter app in December 2009.
John Starkweather from Microsoft surely couldn’t keep his words when he said: “Microsoft is not building a Zune-specific phone”. A number of speculations took our attention in the last one year or so when Microsoft was rumored to release ‘Pink phones’ with Zune services and an App store.
The 2009 holiday season is almost here. Many retailers have started offering specials offers and discount on popular product items. Whether you are planning to purchase items for yourself or for your loved ones as gifts, now is the right time to do it. Microsoft has come up with amazing Black Friday deals for this holiday season that you simply can’t ignore.
Microsoft today has released six brand new apps (games) on Zune Marketplace which are specifically designed for Zune HD platform. Zune HD 4.3 firmware was released last week which added support for upcoming 3D games and apps on Zune HD. Well it looks like first batch of these games have finally arrived on the Zune Marketplace. And best of all, they are all free to download. The six free 3D games for Zune HD are as follows.
Wow! Its only been a few days since the launch of Zune HD and we already have an iPhone-based app running on it! The folks over at Foundation42 have managed to port their upcoming iPhone App called WordMonger to Zune HD in just about 12 hours! WordMonger is written in C# using OpenGL and it runs on both the iPhone with MonoTouch and on Zune HD with .NET. Zune HD version is built using XNA Game Studio 3.1 which supports Zune HD extensions and Visual Studio 2008.
Microsoft today has unveiled the new updated Zune 4.0 software for Windows along with retail availability of Zune HD. The latest Zune software takes full advantage of the new Windows 7 taskbar features – enabling Jump Lists, minimization to taskbar mode, video/album art previews with full playback control and support for Aero Snap.