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In a move that should surprise nobody, Microsoft has declared that they will be purchasing the majority of Nokia’s device and service business, including all relevant patents, along with licensing their mapping services. The biggest manufacturer of Windows Phone product will now be Microsoft. The whole purchase is going to cost Microsoft just under $5 [...]

Day Two of Build 2013 definitely covered the developer side of things more carefully than the opening was able to.  We got information about Windows Azure Mobile Services, Windows Azure Web Sites, even more apps for Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8, and a range of new development tools in Windows 8.1.  I’m not a [...]

It looks like Microsoft is feeling a bit more confident of their mobile app selection at this point than has previously been the case.  They’re taking the somewhat novel step of releasing an Android app that will scan your current smartphone, catalogue your app selection, and provide a list of existing or equivalent apps that [...]

A lot of people are hoping that the upcoming Windows 8 update, codenamed Windows Blue, will bring back the traditional Start Menu and get rid of the new Modern UI as a part of the daily desktop computing experience.  Naturally that won’t be happening, but there are lots of other neat things that we can [...]

Although it’s only been a few months since the debut of Windows Phone 8, Microsoft has published a support page indicating that the end of their latest mobile OS’s life cycle is July 8th of 2014.  This further confirms the commitment to release products at a much more rapid pace than we’ve seen before, but [...]

Google has chosen to extend their support of Exchange ActiveSync for Windows Phone 8 until July 31, 2013.  This will give Microsoft time to come up with support for the CardDAV and CalDAV protocols now used by Google’s services.  While the extension will only apply to the mobile device platform and not to the larger [...]

Earlier this week we saw the launch of the first Windows Phone 8 handhelds.  Nokia’s Lumia 920 hit stores and seems to have almost immediately sold out in a large portion of the country.  The HTC 8X hasn’t exactly been having much trouble either.  In both cases we’ve seen some impressive reviews popping up as [...]

Microsoft has finally gotten around to revealing the details about Windows Phone 8.  As suspected, based on extensive leaks and information from the limited early access users of the SDK, it’s a significant improvement over Windows Phone 7.  Phones making use of the new software will be available from HTC, Samsung, and of course Nokia. [...]

In preparation for the release of Windows Phone 8 later today, Microsoft has published a Windows Phone companion app for Windows 8 and Windows RT.  This app makes it easier to sync content with WP8 devices.  Everything from music to movies to images is included under this umbrella.  It’s a clever implementation in a number [...]

What’s the best way to make sure people hear about how great your product is?  Word of mouth might not be the only possible answer to that question, but it works exceptionally well for good products.  A happy customer is the best possible endorsement, especially when you’re talking about somebody who knows a lot about [...]