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Today AT&T released the official Windows Phone GDR 3 update with the Nokia Lumia Black update for the Nokia Lumia 1020 and 1520. Besides the added functionality in Glance and Raw (DNG) image support now we have the full functionality of projecting your Windows Phone screen locally or remotely anywhere in the world. PhotoBeamer was a great application for projecting your photo’s on your Windows Phone locally on any browser using the QR code on the website. This would pair the browser with your photo’s and you could mange the images you want to show. BUT now we have Nokia Beamer and this goes much further. Nokia Beamer allows you Read more

I have heard and read many times about the Sonos speaker system. But I wasn’t really familiar with it. After contacting the pr agency for Sonos and seeing them at a Pepcom event in NY City I was given the opportunity to test the Sonos Bridge and the Play:3. And after some small start up issues I am now pretty “Wowed” by Sonos. Why? Let me tell you. If you don’t Sonos yet you might want to know a little bit more about their system. The system is a Wireless HiFi system using your internet and network sources of music and radio. For example the music on your hardrives, and in the cloud like  Amazon Cloud. Read more

My  fellow Microsoft MVP Windows Phone Consumer Pino Paparone has done it again. Last time he made a comparison video of the Nokia Lumia 920 and the HTC Titan II. But now he has made a comparison video of the Nokia Lumia 920 and the Apple iPhone 5. The video below was taken like last time on a moving train. However this time it was raining outside. But you can clearly see that the iPhone 5 video quality is losing all the colors you actually want to see. The Nokia Lumia 920 has gotten great reviews and is in high demand. Not a bad thing of course. This video is another testament that the Read more

To my surprise this morning on windowsphone.com I noticed that a new feature was visible in my account. besides Account settings, Find My Phone and Purchase History we now have also My Family. It looks like Microsoft is getting ready to give control to the parents for their kids using Windows Phone 8. But there are already many different family control systems in place. Is Microsoft gearing up to launch “My Family” across all their services? If you log on to your Windows Phone account on windowsphone.com and hover over your name on the right top you suddenly see a new feature called “My Family“. Since I have two kids and have them set Read more

This article will explain to you the benefits of an automatic backup your Windows Phone 8 and how to recover if something happens to your phone. The backup and recovery was something missing in Windows Phone 7 after 3rd party applications were able to do so on Windows Mobile and Phone 6.x. Now Microsoft has a great backup and recover feature built into Windows Phone 8. Between settings and  personal information and app data this backup recovery feature is a must. Benefits of Automatic Backup When you use backup and recovery, the following information can be recovered if something happens to your phone. Application List – If something happens to your phone and you Read more

Navigon navigation has been an outstanding application for Windows Phone and Windows Mobile for years. For all non Nokia users this is the best navigation app to have. Heck even for Nokia users it is a great Navigation app to have. We did a video review of Navigon last year on Windows Phone 7.  We just got a notification from them about their future…… And they are here to stay. The NAVIGON for Windows Phone USA app is $20 off until October 31 ($29.99 instead of $49.99). And the next version of the Navigon app will be compatible with Windows Phone 8 and current users of the Navigon app will be Read more

If  you have any updates today on your Windows Phone you might get a screen first to accept new Terms of  Use. However a little check box has been added that reads “Personalize my music”.  It looks like that these littleu pdates will let us know more about the new features coming to the Microsft eco-system before the Windows Phone  and Windows 8 launch. When you go to the marketplace today to update some pending application you will be surprised with a screen to accept the set up of a personalize my music account. It looks like that this might be the terms of use for a service in which Zune automatically Read more

T-Mobile just launched their “available soon” page for their new Windows Phone 8X by HTC. The page doesn’t indicate any dates yet but you can add you email to the notification list.  The new Windows Phone 8X and 8S  by HTC were launched last week and at the press conference they announced at that time it would be available for T-Mobile as well as for Verizon and AT&T in the United States. If you are a T-Mobile subscriber make sure you get yourself on the notification list here ,so you can stay in the loop an be one of the first to get the Windows Phone 8X by HTC  

Yesterday HTC announced together with Microsoft their new HTC Signature Windows Phone devices. Part of the announcement was that Microsoft and HTC have a special relationship and made this even more evident. The new HTC 8X and HTC 8S are actually not named the way most of us are referring to these devices. The tighter relationship  between HTC and Microsft allowes HTC to call their devices as HTC Signature Windows Phone units. This created yesterday some negative feedback by Nokia who is in a close relationship with Microsoft as well. Basically calling it a quick re brand. I noticed today that on the HTC websites worldwide the naming of devices were different as I Read more

Yesterday I had the pleasure to attend the press conference of  HTC launching their new Windows Phone devices the HTC 8X and the HTC 8S in New York City. Let me tell you that it was definitely worth my time and I have to give HTC credit  that they have stepped up their game with these great new Windows Phone devices. With two similar HTC events going on in New York City and London will already tell you that HTC is giving these new Windows Phone Signature device a high priority. Both Peter Chou (HTC) and Steve Ballmer (Microsoft) were on stage together announcing a special partnership with these Signature Windows Phones. Read more