Posts Tagged ‘windows phone’

Skype Updates Now Also Available via Windows Update

Tuesday, August 28th, 2012

This makes a heck of a lot of sense; I’m surprised that it took so long to implement …

Can you believe that more than a year has passed since Microsoft acquired Skype back in 2011? In that time, Microsoft managed to get Facebook to integrate the video chat functionality on the most popular social networking site and a version of Skype for the company’s own mobile phone operating system Windows Phone.  But Skype is not only available on Windows Phone, but also for other phone operating system and as a Skype app for the upcoming Windows 8 operating system. Further integration of Skype will come to Microsoft Office and the popular Xbox gaming system of the company.


Which Windows Phone App is Leaking Data?

Friday, January 21st, 2011

This raises a few questions: Where was the data going to? What was the data being used for? Was this done sort of “accidentally on purpose”?

Microsoft have now completed their investigation into Windows Phones that have been leaking data.  It was first reported at the beginning of January that some handsets were transmitting between 30 and 50Mb of data every day.  This was even happening when the phones weren’t being used at night.


Google Shows Off Android for Tablets

Wednesday, December 8th, 2010

Ten years ago, who would have guessed that Google would eventually become such a major player in the software market?

I’m going to come clean, I’m not a fan of Google’s Android operating system.  I just don’t think that a desktop / icons approach is appropriate for either a smartphone or a tablet.  That said I’ve now seen the demonstration video for Google’s forthcoming ‘tablet’ version of the operating system, codenamed Honeycomb and I’m quickly becoming a convert.


Google VP Hits Out at ‘Political’ Windows Phone 7

Monday, October 11th, 2010

Sounds like competition in the mobile phone market is getting more intense every week …

With the official launch of Microsoft’s long-overdue new Smartphone operating system, Windows Phone 7 just two days away, it’s little wonder that people at Apple and Google might be more than a little worried about the publicity it’s bound to receive and how it will impact on their own businesses.

In an interview this week with PC Magazine, Google’s Vice-President of Engineering was asked about Microsoft’s new OS.  His answer says more about Google than anything else…