We’ve been hearing about Microsoft and Foursquare landing a deal together for over a year, and we finally get confirmation that the deal is finalized. Redmond has just invested a staggering $15 Million in Foursquare, and if you think this deal is just to get your location data, well, that’s actually only a small part of the deal.
The deal allows Microsoft to license some Foursquare data that nobody else has. This grants Redmond deeper data access and technical components that can be used and integrated into Bing, Windows Phone, and Windows 8 through the Foursquare [...]
Check out the survey data that seems to show location-sharing popularity on the decline among smartphone users.
On the eve of the apocalypse, three men gather to talk survival, strategy ... and smartphones. Join us for a rousing discussion on the Samsung ATIV S, Android vs Windows Phone, and Apple Maps. And jokes. So many bad jokes.
Read about the consequences of trading your location for free wi-fi.
A while back, Apple Co-founder Steve Wozniak said about Windows Phone that “I’m kinda shocked how every screen is much more beautiful.” So we thought it would be fun to look at a few popular iOS apps and how their Windows Phone counterparts compare in the looks department. The difference in which is more beautiful has a lot to do with the design philosophies of each platform and most of the apps tend to conform to those policies. Apple’s iOS app language generally keeps all the app content on one screen with square buttons along the bottom to navigate between sections [...]