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Halo: Spartan Assault is the latest game in Microsoft’s popular franchise and it’s coming to Windows 8 devices and Windows Phone as an exclusive title.
I have to say, I didn’t see this coming. Halo: Spartan Assault has been hinted at for awhile now, but its surprise is that the franchise will not only skip its usual home, the Xbox, but instead be made available exclusively on Windows 8 tablets, PCs and Windows Phone.…Read More »
Remember Nokia’s 808 PureView? The phone wasn’t just notable due it being the company’s last flagship smartphone based on Symbian, but it also made headlines because of its ridiculous-sounding 41-megapixel camera. We all know very well that Nokia makes devices for Windows Phone now but it seems that the company isn’t done with huge cameras on its devices.…Read More »
Samsung has just announced that they will be holding an event on June 20th in London. From the invite, shown above, it appears that the event will cover both Android and Windows Phone devices. As it says “Galaxy & Ativ” and we all know that “Galaxy” is their Android brand of devices and “Ativ” is their Windows Phone brand of devices.…Read More »
How to read or view non-English text or font on Android, iOS, BlackBerry, Windows Phone, and Symbian [Guide]
Reading non-English text or fonts or scripts is relatively easy on traditional computers, thanks to Unicode and other protocols. However, doing the same on a mobile device such as a mobile phone or a tablet can be a pain since, more often than not, bizarre rendering of complex non-English fonts happens.…Read More »
Finally. If you’re an Xbox owner, you’re well aware of the problem. Instead of simply using real world currency to price things on its online marketplace, Microsoft uses, Microsoft Points. 1600 Microsoft Points is $20 and 4000 points is $50. Fun?…Read More »
Google has not built an official YouTube app for Windows Phone. Why? We don’t really know but my guess is because Windows Phone is not that popular and Google doesn’t give a rat’s @$$ about the platform. However, Microsoft does care about the platform and they want people to use it.…Read More »
Today Nokia officially announced its newest flagship phone, the Lumia 925. If it looks familiar, that’s because the phone is “a new interpretation” of the Lumia 920 — it’s slimmer at 8.5mm and lighter at 135 grams. Perhaps its most noticeable aesthetic change is that it’s now made of aluminum.…Read More »
Since the debut of Windows Phone, people have been predicting the only way for Windows Phone to gain a foothold is to target the low-end market. In other words, price the competition — notably Android — out of the game. For the most part Microsoft and Nokia, the premier Windows Phone manufacturer, have been playing a double game: a mix of high-end plus medium/low-end modestly priced Windows Phone Lumias to try to capture the market.…Read More »
Microsoft’s latest attempt to get more users on their platform is an interesting one. The company has released an app called Switch to Windows Phone on the Google Play Store — and it’s of course designed to make switching, a little easier.…Read More »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
No one on a capped data plan wants to go over their monthly — or daily or whatever — limit because overage charges are often extreme. So you would think carriers would have a system in place to ensure accurate counting of data usage,.…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 »
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 »
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 »
Apple vs Samsung is raging, as is Microsoft vs Motorola. Time to open a new front in the war of smartphones: Android vs Micro-ple.
Eastman Kodak Co., once a booming photography company, is filing for bankruptcy. As part of the bankruptcy proceedings, Kodak is sell 1,100 patents it owns.…Read More »