Tag Archive | Microsoft

Windows 8 Consumer Preview lockscreens for Windows Phone

On February, 29 Microsoft release the final beta stage of their last operating system Consumer Preview of Windows 8. You can get more info and downloads via Windows 8 Consumer Preview lockscreens for Windows Phone.

Nokia Lumia 800 Windows Phone survives MACH 5 wind tunnel test

We have seen the Nokia Lumia take a few knocks in the past, however it has been taken one stage further or should I say 5 stages further to MACH 5!! So check out the video below!!

via Nokia Lumia 800 Windows Phone survives MACH 5 wind tunnel test [Video] | wpcentral | Windows Phone News, Forums, and Reviews.

 

Windows Phone only smartphone OS immune to Webkit vulnerability

Another reason to love Windows Phone!!

by Seth Brodeur

Windows Phone unaffected by new malware

Security firm CrowdStrike has identified a vulnerability that could allow attackers to seize complete control over a smartphone. The hole could allow an attacker to gain access via Webkit-based browsers, which makes up the bulk of mobile web browsers. The good news for Windows Phone users is that they are in the clear because Microsoft designed Internet Explorer themselves, opting not to use the Webkit platform.

Read more via Windows Phone only smartphone OS immune to Webkit vulnerability | wpcentral | Windows Phone News, Forums, and Reviews.

Source: Zunited

Top 100 Windows Phone 7 apps cheaper than on Android

Canalys recently posted some research showing that the top 100 apps on iOS cost only a fraction of the top 100 apps on Android.

WPDang added Windows Phone 7 Marketplace to the mix, and found while the average cost of the top 100 apps in iOS was 1.47, and the same on Android was 3.74, the same number on Windows Phone was in-between, at $3.10.

The data should help counter the argument that software is much more expensive on Windows Phone than Android, as that is clearly not the case.

As a small market it is understandable that prices would be higher than the 250 million odd device iOS market, but it is somewhat more difficult to explain why Android apps are so expensive. Suggestions by WPSauce include rampant piracy, which sounds pretty reasonable to us.

As the Windows Phone 7 market increases we expect the price of apps in Marketplace to decrease also, and tend towards the same level as iOS.

Via WPSauce.com

via Top 100 Windows Phone 7 apps cheaper than on Android | WMPoweruser.

Microsoft in talks with record companies for new music service?

I already am a huge fan of Spotify on my WP7 but it would be great to see a similar service integrated into my Nokia Lumia 800! So I hope this rumor becomes a reality before I have to upgrade my Spotify account!

With the outlook on Zune (as a service) being fairly bleak, it’s somewhat positive to hear rumours of Microsoft engaging with the record labels regarding a potential new music service – or an upgrade to the existing. While the Zune Pass service as a whole is pretty feature rich with download and offline playback functionality, it hasn’t been actively adopted as the software giant had hoped, which is largely due to the company not pushing the service out hard enough and market competition………..

Read more via Microsoft in talks with record companies for new music service? | wpcentral | Windows Phone News, Forums, and Reviews.

 

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