Windows Phone 8

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Chris was invited to be a guest on The Pocket Show and what a great time it was. Windows Phone 8.1 was discussed as well as Amazon’s new phone aspirations. There is also some gaming talk around Epic’s Unreal Engine and iTunes Radio.

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With the Windows 8.1 Developer Preview releasing today there are a ton of new awesome features that people will come across. However, I did not expect Cortana to be able to control my Insteon Light Switches already. Thanks to Snap Switch for Windows Phone you can already use voice commands through Cortana to turn lights […]

Post image for Talking Home Automation With Windows On Chit Chat Across The Pond

The great Allison Sheridan invited me to be on and talk about my experiences converting my house into a smarthome by adding home automation. The ability to control my lights, door lock, heating and cooling via my Windows Phone, or Windows 8.1 tablets are all possible because of the Insteon products I have installed. On […]

Post image for Review Of the Energizer Qi Inductive Charger With Windows Phone

With wireless charging being a cool feature on some of the newer Windows Phones, the Energizer Qi Inductive charger is the perfect accessory for you. When we unboxed the Energizer wireless charger, we found that the device was simple to setup with just finding a location for the charge plate and plugging it in. After […]

Post image for Verizon HTC 8X Firmware Update Rolling Out To Devices

The Verizon HTC 8X Windows Phone Firmware update is rolling out to users and bringing with it some new features that users are sure to like. The version number on the update is 1532.20.20011.605 with a radio version of 00.17.50.1218 and includes updates to messaging, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth performance updates and more.

Post image for Pandora, Temple Run, Urban Spoon Coming To Windows Phone 8

Today during the Windows Phone 8 launch Joe Belfiore announced not only some of the new features of Windows Phone 8 but also some of the cool new apps that are coming to the platform. Probably the biggest announcement was the fact that Pandora for Windows Phone is coming to Windows Phone 8 in early […]

Post image for HTC 8S And HTC 8X Windows Phone 8 Devices Announced Today

As we expected today HTC announced two new Windows Phone 8 devices that look really awesome as they have taken on a polycarbonate body similar to the Nokia Lumia line. There were only two devices announced the HTC 8S with is the lower of the two models and the HTC 8X which is the higher […]

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Today during the Nokia Lumia 920 Windows Phone 8 device announcement Joe Belfiore demoed native screen shots which is a feature bloggers have been waiting for since Windows Phone launched. To initiate a screen shot you simply press the camera button and the home button at the same time and you will here the camera […]

Post image for Windows Phone 8 Release Date For Manufactures Is In September

According to our friend Mary Jo Foley at ZDNET Windows Phone 8 should release to manufacturers in September and we should start to see actual devices in November, which seems to be the time Microsoft likes to launch new phones. We found out earlier this week the release date for Windows 8 and now we […]

Post image for Updated: Nokia Confirms All Lumia Devices Getting Windows Phone 7.8 Update In “Coming Weeks”

Nokia has two awesome tweets that should make any current Lumia Windows Phone owner happy which is that all four devices will receive the Windows Phone 7.8 update. The list of devise are the Lumia 610, 710, 800 and of course the 900. I know some users will be jaded that they will not be […]