Watch today’s Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Google’s new update to the Windows Phone search app that many have waited for the longest time. We later talk about Android, some leaks to its source code, and some possible updates that include RAW photo support, along with a new API. Qualcomm follows the news as the company has just released a smartwatch that’s being dubbed the Toq. Apple follows the news as the company has just released iOS 7.1 beta to developers. We end today’s show talking about the iPad mini With Retina Display, some complaints about its color [...]
Watch today’s Pocketnow Daily as we talk about our Samsung ATIV S review along with some specifics on why this phone is so hot. Then it’s more $99 Nexus 7 talk, even though the price tag has grown a bit to $130 or $150. Then Samsung returns to the news, this time because they’ve just confirmed that they will be offering their Windows Phone legacy customers the 7.8 upgrade. Apple then shows us how they don’t care about start-ups by the results of a recent story regarding the POP charger for iOS devices. We end today’s show by talking about LG and how their [...]
We all know that one of the biggest corporate features Microsoft has to offer in the desktop world is SharePoint, where work groups are able to collaborate with each other in documents, files, etc. Now Microsoft has turned the service into another mobile feature that provides an additional edge to Windows Phones. It works on any Windows Phone running version 7.5 or higher, and allows you to do a lot of the things you’re already accustomed to working with on the desktop.
This feature isn’t new to Windows Phone though. In the past you always had some access to [...]
If you were wondering just how big is the app ecosystem that will be optimized to take advantage of Windows Phone 8 for whenever you purchase your next device, well the answer is complicated. Microsoft has finally launched the Windows Phone 8 SDK to developers, so for many of the non-premium developers that got an early head start, day zero starts today. There’s a catch though, since if you’re a Windows Phone 8 developer, or are planning to be one, the system doesn’t work on anything that’s not a 64-bit Windows 8 PC. Obviously that makes the chore of porting [...]
If you’ve read and watched our review of Windows Phone 8, you may be wondering how some of new changes compare to how Windows Phone 7.5 currently looks and operates. For the most part, you’ll see that Windows Phone 8 is a clear evolution of Windows Phone 7.5. There are plenty more features, a few minor design changes, and some great new extensibility options. Unfortunately there are a few omissions that might be annoying, but you’ll have to decide for yourself if the additions will make up for the omissions (and be sure to let us know what you think in the [...]
Microsoft is still in the process of launching Windows Phone 8 in San Francisco, and we’ve already confirmed some bad news, that just got solved by some good news. The rumors were strong regarding the fact that Windows Phone 8 won’t be supporting current Windows Phone 7 devices, which was a direct stab in the back for actual owners of new devices like the Lumia 900. Now that we read all the features that will be included on Windows Phone 8 devices, it makes sense for the new platform to not support legacy hardware since there aren’t any NFC chips or multi-core [...]
After having announced the (then-named) Windows Phone 7 Series platform at Mobile World Congress 2010, Microsoft planned a flashy New York City event in the fall of that same year to show off the first devices that would be bestowed with the Windows ecosystem’s answer to Apple and Google’s foray into mobile. There were a handful of devices, though one stood out to us in particular: the Samsung Focus, which seemed to have the best screen, the snappiest performance, and the most impressive thin-and-light form factor. The Focus went on to be one of the best-selling early [...]