Welcome to the Morning Briefing for 3rd May 2012, where we highlight the tech stories from across the web that broke while you were sleeping and what we are watching here at TECHGEEK.com.au.
Here’s what we are watching:
- Microsoft are dropping the Windows Live branding which was introduced in 2005 in favor of a Microsoft account. This account can be used with all existing Windows Live services, Windows 8 and Windows phone. Nothing drastic is happening here, just Microsoft confusing more consumers with different names.
- Nokia are joining the suing game by launching lawsuits against HTC, RIM and Viewsonic. According to Nokia, there are 45 (unspecified) patents being infringed. Sounds like someone need some attention and/or money.
- Apple have updated Mountain Lion’s notification system to include a “do not disturb” button. Hopefully I don’t need to outline its function. This button is accessible by opening the OS X notification center and it sits at the top of the window/bar/column. As Ars hints, this may be an indicator of a similar function heading to iOS.
- Finally, there is a Steve Jobs documentary airing tonight on ABC. Named “Billion Dollar Hippy”, it will give us an insight into the life he who gave us many “i” products. This seems to be one of many documentarys/presentations of Steve Job’s life, one which I will be tuning in and watching.