Nokia Reveals The Lumia 1020 Windows Phone 8 Device With 41 Megapixels

Today, Nokia officially announced the Nokia Lumia EOS, now called the Lumia 1020. It has a unibody design, similar to the previous Lumias. On the front is a 4.5-inch AMOLED PureMotion HD+ display 1,280 x 768 pixel display. Nokia's also promised that the Gorilla Glass 3 display works well with gloves and is still readable [...]

Tech Tip: Getting XBox Music Playlists To Sync To Windows Phone 8

I've been using Windows Phone since they first launched it with Windows Phone 7 and I've been an Xbox Music Pass subscriber (previously Zune Pass) for just as long. When Windows Phone 8 came out I was excited about all of the new features. One change they made was to drop the Zune software and [...]

By |2016-10-16T15:58:50-05:00February 19th, 2013|Categories: Tech Tips|Tags: , , , , , , , |6 Comments

Tech Tip: Windows Phone How To Fix Stuck Live Tiles That Won’t Update

If you're a Windows Phone user, you might have run into an issue where some, or all, of your live tiles seem to get stuck and stop updating. These fixes mainly apply to Windows Phone 8, but might work with 7.x. Keep in mind, there's also mass confirmation that there's an issue with the 7.8 [...]

By |2016-10-16T15:58:53-05:00February 13th, 2013|Categories: Smartphone, Tech Tips|Tags: , , , , , , , |23 Comments

Mozilla Announces Firefox OS Developer Phone

Last summer, Mozilla announced that it would be joining the smartphone OS market with its own Firefox OS. Now that they have a functional operating system, they need developers to get apps into their ecosystem. Earlier this month, Ubuntu announces its smartphone OS, and Blackberry 10 is set to launch this year too. Those, along [...]

Windows Phone 8 Tip: Sync Your Old Zune Playlists

One of the frustrations people have had with Windows Phone 8 is the new Xbox Music. The older Windows Phone 7 used Zune, which has now been replaced by Xbox Music. Unfortunately, the old Zune playlists aren't directly compatible with Windows Phone 8 or Xbox Music. There is a solution, however. You can browse to [...]

By |2016-10-16T15:59:24-05:00December 17th, 2012|Categories: Smartphone, Tech Tips|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Apollo+ Windows Phone 8 Update To Be Out Q1 2013 Possibly

With the launch of Windows Phone 8 devices fully underway, there's a rumor floating around the internet today that Apollo+ (Apollo Plus), the first major update to Windows Phone 8, could be pushed out as early as Q1 2013. There's no concrete evidence of this, other than a Twitter post by @Football4PDA. There's plenty of [...]

By |2016-10-16T15:59:46-05:00November 26th, 2012|Categories: Smartphone|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Blackberry 10 To Launch On January 30th

In the world of the iPhone, Android, and now Windows Phone 8, the much anticipated Blackberry 10 now as a release date, and that's January 30th, 2013. It has been in the works for a while now and has been delayed a number of times. It will have multiple events and a global launch. They've [...]

By |2016-10-16T15:59:55-05:00November 12th, 2012|Categories: OS, Smartphone|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Microsoft To Retire Windows Live Messenger

According to The Verge, Microsoft is planning on retiring its Windows Live Messenger. Most of us in the tech world knew this would happen eventually after Microsoft announced their purchase of Skype a while back. With the new v6 for Windows and Mac, you can log into Skype with your Microsoft Account or Facebook. According [...]

By |2016-10-16T15:59:59-05:00November 5th, 2012|Categories: Apps|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Windows Phone 8 Officially Announced Today

Also announced today was Windows Phone 8 by Microsoft. Last week, they announced Windows 8 and their new Surface tablets, and today comes the phone version of that. I've been a Windows Phone user for a while now and even though I switched off to Android and the iPhone in between, I still came back [...]

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