The Windows Phone team today announced on its blog that they public a beta version of the Facebook Windows Phone app to test with users new features (and a new user interface) before rolling it out to the general public.
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[tl;dr] Facebook for Windows Phone breaks out of its Metro shell
I never quite understood what a BlackBerry was suppose to be, especially after the smartphone revolution. For the past few weeks, I’ve been playing with a BlackBerry Z10 and it has only left me more puzzled where BlackBerry sits in a world of much more capable devices and platforms. The Z10 device is well-built, solid and sturdy device but it doesn’t look too different from a typical smartphone, albeit big but not heavy
[tl;dr] Hands on with BlackBerry Z10
The other day I received an email that said something along the lines of “Love your Speedo Plus app” which reminded me “Oh that’s right I made a Windows Phone app”. Turns out Speedo Plus is still doing well in the Windows Phone Store, loved with 5 star reviews even though I had all but forgotten about it.
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Help me improve Speedo Plus on GitHub
Without any Microsoft Stores in Australia, Microsoft Australia is relying on its partners to give its products retail presence.
In my handful of trips to Microsoft’s Redmond campus, I’ve come across some pretty interesting paintings, models and photographs in the hallways. They are all part of the company’s extensive art collection . I have not however come across anything as bizarre as the one above
Microsoft’s weird collection of Paint art
“Is Windows 8 really that simple?” That’s the question Microsoft Portugal is trying to answer with a YouTube video slowly making the rounds on social media (I first saw of it shared by Matt Cavanagh ).
Yesterday, Microsoft announced that the Surface would finally make its third-party retail availability in two countries. The first and most obviously is the United States, no explanation required. The second however was not typical of Microsoft, Australia
When Microsoft finally takes Australia seriously
With app reviews like the one above, it was pretty obvious my startup’s Windows Phone application wasn’t working. But why it wasn’t working has baffled us, Nokia’s technical experts and Microsoft’s Windows Phone developer evangelists up until just a few days ago when we finally got to the bottom of it: a Windows Phone Store bug. The SoundGecko Windows Phone app launched with a little bit of fanfare in mid-September as a result of user requests and, well, my own demand
Microsoft Australia today announced a “ December of Apps Developer Challenge ” on its La La Ninja developer community website. Developers have the chance to win one of 40 Asus Vivo Tab RT tablets. Although the competition seems to make a great Christmas present, it’s unfortunate Microsoft is once again promoting quantity over quality for an app development competition.
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Microsoft: is it time for quality over quantity Windows 8 app competitions?