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Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Ilium Software Offering eWallet GO! for 99 Cents/Free

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Windows Phone Software" @ 03:03 PM

http://www.iliumsoft.com/ewalletgo

"Do you have too much info to remember? Do you wish you could take all your passwords, credit cards, account information and logins with you - so they're handy when you want them? But keep them safe - so you don't have to worry about intruders finding them? You need eWallet GO!TM If you want secure, easy, mobile storage for all your info, just grab eWallet GO! and take your passwords with you everywhere you GO!"

Well now...here's a good deal! Effective now and running until the 21st of this month, you can get eWallet GO! for a mere 99 cents on Windows Phone 7, Android, and iPhone/iPod Touch devices. On Windows and Mac versions, the software is free. Sweet! Jump here to find the version you need. The OS X version is in the Mac App store, and the Windows version requires registration for the free download. On iOS, Android, and Windows Phone 7, you'll find it in their respective app stores.


Saturday, April 30, 2011

Win an LG Quantum Windows Phone 7

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Windows Phone Events" @ 10:00 AM

Just a quick reminder that we're running a free phone give-away: there's an unlocked LG Quantum up for grabs. It's fast and easy to enter; all you need is a YouTube account. Check out this post for more details.


Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Developers Losing Interest In Developing for Android

Posted by Michael Knutson in "Apple Software (iPhone/iPod Touch/iPad)" @ 05:30 PM

http://macdailynews.com/2011/04/26/...ablet-concerns/

"Appcelerator and IDC surveyed 2,760 Appcelerator Titanium developers from April 11-13 on perceptions surrounding mobile OS priorities, feature priorities, and mobile development plans in 2011. The survey reveals that developer momentum is shifting back toward Apple as fragmentation and tepid interest in current Android tablets chip away at Google's recent momentum gains."

More interesting statistics, guaranteed to generate at least some some controversy. According to these sources, interest (for Android) is waning in developing cross-platform applications, at least in what may be considered more generic apps. Disappointing and fragmented Android sales have no doubt impacted development for smaller companies that don't have resources to commit to multiple platforms. iOS interest is still high, followed by Android, then, surprisingly, Windows Phone 7. As with all statistics, I'd expect these numbers to fluctuate, and maybe even match up to tablet sales. Competition for the number three position may be the most spirited, with MS, RIM, HP and others lagging far behind Apple and Android, but with possibly compelling products on the horizon.


Thursday, February 17, 2011

Windows Phone 7 Connector For Mac

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 04:00 AM

http://www.businessinsider.com/how-...+Alley+Insider)

"If you're an iPhone owner, it's a snap to sync your phone to your Mac through iTunes.Just plug it in and all your contacts, music, and calendar events are automatically updated.But if you have any other smartphone, it's not so easy."

Well fear not, Microsoft made that a whole lot easier with their first Mac App called Windows Phone 7 Connector. The free app lets you sync photos, music and movies from iTunes and iPhoto with your Windows Phone and your Zune player. There is no iCal or Mail support but at least with this it won't be such a hassle when you try to sync.


Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Microsoft Releases Windows Phone 7 Connector on the Mac App Store

Posted by Darius Wey in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 08:48 PM

http://www.microsoft.com/windowspho...-connector.aspx

"Windows Phone 7 Connector is a simple, easy-to-use application designed to sync your favorite media files from your Mac, with your Windows Phone 7 or Zune HD. You can also sync photos and videos you captured on your phone with your Mac, and when needed, update your Windows Phone 7 software."

Microsoft has released v1.0 of Windows Phone 7 Connector to the masses, while exploring new territory by releasing it on the Mac App Store. It's a free app that lets you connect your Windows Phone 7 device or Zune HD to your Mac, sync your music, videos, and podcasts from iTunes and your photos to and from iPhoto, and even download and install the latest Windows Phone 7 updates as they're made available. Alas, there's no option to browse the Marketplace, but at least this is better than nothing, right? Scoot off to the App Store and grab it today.


Friday, December 31, 2010

What The Geeky Got for Gifts

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Digital Home News" @ 05:30 PM

http://mashable.com/2010/12/31/ipad...-mashable-poll/

"If you got an iPad as a gift during the holidays, you certainly weren't alone. In a recent poll of holiday gift recipients, iPads accounted for a full 22.7% of all gadget or hardware gifts, making iPads the single largest category in our gift poll, outstripping the nearest runner-up by nearly 14% of votes. That runner-up was Amazon's Kindle - not surprising considering that the Kindle is the best-selling product in Amazon's history."

It's a relatively small sampling size - less than 2400 votes, and only from people who read Mashable - but among the geek-set, there are a couple of stand-out points: the iPad was the #1 gift, more people got Macs (60%) than Windows machines (40%), Android phones let the way in the smartphone category with a hefty 50.3% figure (iPhones were 30%), but Windows Phone 7 devices at 10.3% just eeked out Blackberry devices (9.4%). Not bad for a brand new platform that most people still haven't heard about! Lastly, the Xbox/Kinect one-two punch clobbered the PS3 with a 54.3% figure versus only 11.9% for the PS3. The Kinect really is driving the Xbox 360 to new heights of popularity!


Monday, December 13, 2010

Android and Windows Phone 7 To Become Commodities?

Posted by Joe Johaneman in "The Competition" @ 07:30 AM

http://www.electronista.com/article...me.commodities/

"The iPhone may end up as the 'last man standing' amongst smartphones in terms of holding onto profits and prices, argues Needham & Co. analyst Charlie Wolf. Wolf notes that in the immediate future, competition amongst smartphone platforms -- namely Android and Windows Phone 7 -- may help phone makers like HTC and Motorola dictate prices. In the long term though, smartphones based on either platform may become commodities, no longer able to pull a special premium."

I can't imagine that this is a surprise to anyone. It directly reflects Apple's way of doing business. They are a boutique hardware manufacturer that controls the entire manufacturing process from the bottom up. Google and Microsoft, on the other hand, are software manufacturers. This is the same exact thing that happened with Windows (and will probably happen with Chrome OS). Honestly, though, I don't see this as a bad thing for anybody. It just means there will be competing products at a reduced cost, and that'll drive Apple to improve iOS.


Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Should Your Next Mobile OS Cost You Money?

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Windows Phone Articles & Resources" @ 06:00 PM

http://www.engadget.com/2010/11/08/...pdate-cost-you/

"All too often, the question isn't whether a particular device is great, it's whether the manufacturer and carrier have committed to upgrading it -- quite often to a version of its operating system that hasn't officially been announced. It's a recipe for confusion and paralysis among consumers that really don't have a great reason to be putting off their purchases -- they just want a reasonable assurance that their new phones aren't going to be regarded as "obsolete" in six or nine months. And why shouldn't they?"

A really thought-provoking piece from Engadget's Chris Ziegler - he proposes that, since smartphone hardware has largely plateaued in terms of baseline features, it's time to for software to take on a larger role in the ecosystem. Part of that is for companies to charge for new versions of an operating system. Myself, I'd have no problem at all with this - assuming, and that's the key word here, that operating system updates were delivered in a reliable manner that would work a variety of hardware...and would be unencumbered by mobile operator bloatware. We pay for new operating systems on our desktops and laptops, so why not on our phones? Vote in the poll that Engadget has set up - and sound off here on why you would, or would not, be willing to pay for a new OS for your phone.


Tuesday, August 24, 2010

iOS, Android and Windows Phone 7, Together at Last

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "The Competition" @ 08:00 AM

http://www.electronista.com/article...simultaneously/

"Shortly after LG's GW910 smartphone surfaced in an FCC listing, a pre-release version has been previewed in a video demo showing the Windows Phone 7 browser. The mobile Internet Explorer adaptation appears to offer a similar browsing experience to that of iOS and Android, but with a few unique features. Users will be able to simultaneously load multiple tabs."

I like the multiple tabs idea, and from the video, it appears a bit sluggish and the finger work isn't as smooth, however it is still in Beta. I'll give it the benefit of the doubt until we get a final version. Interesting side by side nonetheless.


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