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It’s Apple fans versus Samsung fans at a wedding fight in Microsoft’s hilarious new Windows Phone ad [Video]
Everybody knows about the ongoing war between Apple fanboys and Samsung fanboys. It’s inevitable when the two manufacturers constantly rank as the top smartphone vendors in the industry. But doesn’t get a little tiring sometimes? What if you could just switch to a different kind of phone and watch while everyone argues?…Read More »
In their ’25 Years of Vulnerabilities’ study, SourceFire — a firm that focuses on providing network security solutions to companies — has revealed iPhone has 81% of all smartphone operating system vulnerabilities, followed by Android (9%), Windows Mobile/Phone (5%), and BlackBerry (4%).…Read More »
In one of the more bizarre interviews lately, an interviewer gets his phone tossed out by none other than Nokia CEO Stephen Elop. Why? Well, it was an iPhone of course. And I’m sure the Nokia head was thinking at the time that hating on Apple would be the “cool” thing to do.…Read More »
Is Microsoft serious? They just released an ad bashing Galaxy S III. You know, the outdated model. [Video]
If you follow tech blogs, you may have read about Microsoft’s recent failed marketing attempts to promote its products such as Surface Pro and Outlook.com. Ready to add another dumb Microsoft advertisement to the list? Look no further than the following ad which compares Nokia Lumia 920 to… Samsung Galaxy S III.…Read More »
Microsoft has updated their Product Lifecycles page, and on it the company has placed a 2014 end-date for “Mainstream Support” of its Windows Phone 8 and 7.8 releases.
Windows Phone 8 will be supported with security and other kinds of updates until July 8th, 2014 while Windows Phone 7.8 devices will continue to receive updates a little longer until September 9th.…Read More »
Google Reader is on its last breathe. RSS fiends need to find a substitute. I’m sure among the multiple thousands heads we have here on dotTech we can figure out viable — maybe even better — alternatives to Google Reader. So let ‘em rip.…Read More »
iOS vs Android vs BlackBerry vs Windows Phone, a detailed comparison of major smartphone operating systems [Infographic]
Looking for a detailed comparison of the four major smartphone operating systems, iOS, Android, BlackBerry, and Windows Phone? Then you have come to the right place.
The following is an infographic that details iOS vs Android vs BlackBerry vs Windows Phone.…Read More »
While Bill Gates stepped down as Microsoft CEO more than ten years ago, this interview with CBS shows that the man remains committed and up-to-date with all the company’s work, as well as their struggles.
During the interview, he admitted that the way Microsoft went about their mobile strategy didn’t work. …Read More »
Before looking at any statistics, most people are aware that the current dominators of the handset market are Apple and Samsung. Just how dominant were the two rivals during 2012? According to Canaccord Genuity, Apple and Samsung accounted for 103% of handset profits for the entire year.…Read More »
Remember the Nokia PureView 808? Sure, it ran the obsolete Symbian operating system at a time where everyone had mostly forgotten about it, but it’s 41-megapixel sensor was a first for phones — and it was also amazing. Take a look at these specs!…Read More »
Well, that didn’t take very long. Around 24 hours after Windows Phone users began reporting that they been blocked from accessing Google Maps when using Internet Explorer on their phones, Google says that they’re now going to fix that.
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“We periodically test Google Maps compatibility with mobile browsers to make sure we deliver the best experience for those users.
According to numerous reports from Windows Phone users, they are no longer able to access Google Maps on their phone. Instead, when attempting to load the web version of Google Maps, they are redirected to the main page of Google.
When asked about the issue, Google issued this statement to Gizmodo:
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The mobile web version of Google Maps is optimized for WebKit browsers such as Chrome and Safari.
If there’s one application I can’t live without on my computer, it’s VLC. For the rare few of you that don’t already use it on your system, VLC is a highly versatile video player that plays practically everything you throw at it — from HD movies to DVD’s, even YouTube playlists are possible.…Read More »
Android has proliferated the world in part due to cheap low-end and mid-range Android handsets. When Nokia first teamed up with Microsoft on Windows Phone, it promised to challenge the competition (i.e. Android and iPhone) on price. So far, Nokia really hasn’t been very aggressive, in terms of price, to put heat on Android or iPhone.…Read More »
To say that Google’s Android phones are a hit in China might be understating it, with news from Analysys International surfacing that Android-equipped smartphones have surpassed the 90 percent mark in the crucial market of China. This is even higher than Android’s 75% global marketshare.…Read More »
Despite being handed numerous setbacks courtesy Apple, Android continues to build on its world wide dominance in the mobile area with the latest stats from the International Data Corporation (IDC) showing that, in Q3 2012, Android has extended its lead over rivals.…Read More »
Despite dominating office suites on desktops, Microsoft has yet to move into the realm of office on mobile devices. This may be changing, and this may be changing as soon as this upcoming March.
According to Petr Bobek, product manager at Microsoft’s Czech Republic subsidiary, let it slip at a press event that official Microsoft Office apps will come to iOS and Android in March 2013.…Read More »
Despite being only roughly three years old, Angry Birds has been an icon for modern mobile gaming. Rovio first tasted success as a paid game on iOS, then tried their hand at an ad-supported Angry Birds for Android and made so much money from ad revenue a month (at one month, it is said to be $1 million a month), it blew everyone away.…Read More »
PlaceRaider. The name sounds like a gamer tag someone would use on Xbox. It isn’t a gamer tag, however. (Well it might be but not in the context of this article.) PlaceRaider is the name of a new malware developed by Robert Templeman from the US Naval Surface Warfare Center in conjunction with a few people from Indiana University.…Read More »
iOS 6 has seen the boot of Google Maps from iOS and the introduction of a replacement, iOS Maps. News has been rolling in of how pathetically incomplete iOS Maps is with Apple even conceding that it is a work in progress.…Read More »
As far as the industry is concerned, Yahoo is a dying breed. Because of its lack of competitiveness in the services and products it offers, users are flocking away from Yahoo and to its rivals — especially when it comes to search, a once-staple product in Yahoo’s portfolio.…Read More »
Study shows 90% of all app downloads are free while in-app purchases soar to new heights [iOS, Android, Windows Phone]
I play Facebook games. I also play games on my phone. In both cases, most of the time the games are free to download. In that vein, I’m right in line with 90% of all app downloaders, a new Gartner study says.…Read More »
Who is the most satisfied with their smartphone? iSheep? Fandroids? According to the 2012 Wireless Smartphone Satisfaction Study by J.D. Power and Associates, people who purchase Apple are.
In its study J.D. Power asked consumers to rate their smartphone on four criteria (performance, physical design, features, and ease of operation) on a scale of 1-5 (with 5 being the best).…Read More »
Having come to Android and iOS earlier this year, an Adobe Reader update for Windows Phone is finally on the horizon. As the reviews of the older app show, this is one application that was sorely in need of an update for Windows Phone.…Read More »
Nokia announces Lumia 820, a budget Windows Phone 8 device with 1.6Ghz dual-core processor, 4.3 inch display, and 8GB storage
Similar to how last year Nokia revealed a flagship and a budget Windows Phone 7 device, today Nokia too has revealed a flagship and a budget Windows Phone 8 device. The flagship device, Lumia 920, we have already covered. Let’s take a look at Nokia’s budget offering, the Lumia 820.…Read More »
Nokia unveils flagship Windows Phone 8 device, Lumia 920: 1.6Ghz dual-core processor, 4.5 inch display, 32GB storage, and wireless charging
Windows Phone, while in better shape than before Nokia joined the fray last year, is not even close to the dominance of Android and iOS. Microsoft, and Nokia, are hoping to change that with Windows Phone 8, the latest iteration of the Windows Phone platform.…Read More »
‘FinFisher’ malware can remotely hijack iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows Phone, and BlackBerry devices
Malware only hits Android and is only created by scumbags, right? Wrong. Malware can hit any operating system (regardless of how secure people claim XXX OS is) and can be used for “good” or evil. In this case the spotlight is on ‘FinFisher’, malware created by British company Gamma Group for use by law enforcement agencies.…Read More »
Research in Motion insists on keeping BlackBerry OS on BlackBerry devices. This is understandable seeing as that is how they have always operated and they see Apple dominating with a similar model. However, ever wonder what a BlackBerry would look like if RIM decided to jump ship to Android or Windows Phone?…Read More »
Windows Phone is looking gooooood right now.
The above quote is from Bill Cox, the Senior Director of Marketing Communications for the Windows Phone Division at Microsoft, and it just about amplifies what Android manufacturers should be feeling right now.
Despite Microsoft’s gutsy attempt at offering a differentiated iPhone and Android alternative, Windows Phone has not really taken off like Microsoft would have hoped (although Windows Phone did just pass BlackBerry in marketshare, according to reports).…Read More »
Microsoft announced Windows Phone 8 in June and previewed many of the enhancements added to new mobile OS. Nokia, being the premier Windows Phone maker, is set to co-host a press conference on Sept. 5 in New York where Windows Phone 8 and the next generation Nokia Lumia handset will be announced.…Read More »
As smartphone wars continue, on the field and in the courtroom, the contest worldwide seems to have already been won by Android. The International Data Corporation, aka IDC, has released a Q2 2012 study on smartphone global marketshare and has found Android and iOS consist of 85% of all smartphones shipped worldwide in Q2 2012.…Read More »
Apple and Microsoft are both going after Android for violating patents. However, their end goals are completely different. While Apple looks to ban the competition from competing, Microsoft looks to create a revenue stream by forcing licensing deals. Microsoft’s strategy is, literally, paying off.…Read More »
AT&T was the first carrier worldwide to feature the iPhone and was the exclusive telecom in the United States to offer the device until about two years back. 72% percent of all smartphones activated on AT&T’s network in Q2 2012 were iPhones.…Read More »
I have good and bad news for you all today. Microsoft has announced Windows Phone 8, the next version of their Windows Phone operating system. That is the good news. The bad news is Windows Phone 8 has major changes from Windows Phone 7; changes that require specific hardware components, such as NFC and multicore processors.…Read More »
Oh my, what do we have here. It seems like Redmond’s mobile experiment is finally taking off — quite literally. Windows Phone Marketplace now has over 50,000 apps, 17,000 of which were submitted in the past 90 days. Of course 50,000 is a small number in comparison to the 300,000+ in Android Marketplace and 500,000+ in Apple App Store.…Read More »