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Microsoft & Apple tussle over SkyDrive, Xbox Music and Office for iOS cash grab?

Microsoft & Apple tussle over SkyDrive, Xbox Music and Office for iOS cash grab?

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Today there has been a report that Microsoft and Apple are currently at a stalemate with a supposed app update to SkyDrive on iOS. Apple has allegedly blocked the update as they are now demanding a 30% cut of revenue from SkyDrive subscriptions. It is not possible to purchase more storage from within the SkyDrive app, if the report from TheNextWeb is true this could mean bad news for...

A Windows Phone Watch? New Kickstarter project looks good but may be unrealistic.

A Windows Phone Watch? New Kickstarter project looks good but may be unrealistic.

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What could be better than having a little bit of Windows Phone 8 goodness strapped to your wrist? If the Kickstarter project Gnomio ever comes to fruition then we might just get a device that works via Bluetooth to send alerts for all kinds of things to your watch. The devices are purportedly being ranged in some Windows Phone 8 friendly hues called the Gnomio Fresh or a sturdier metal...

Taking it to the people. How Nokia and Microsoft are getting you to meet Windows Phone.

Taking it to the people. How Nokia and Microsoft are getting you to meet Windows Phone.

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Walk into any mobile phone shop anywhere and you’ll be greeted with row after row of rectangle shaped devices. How on earth does one choose which phone to buy when faced with this veritable sea of similar looking handsets? Nokia have done good work with their promotion of their Lumia range, often having dedicated displays to highlight the devices in stores but this alone does not sell...

HTC global push for Windows Phone 8 continues with launch event in Philippines

HTC global push for Windows Phone 8 continues with launch event in Philippines

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Microsoft’s Windows Phone 8 has launched but that only appears to have signalled the start of a serious global assault of both device launches and advertising. The HTC 8X has been received incredibly well, which has displayed somewhat of a return to form for the Taiwanese manufacturer (for Windows Phone anyway). Now it’s time to get those devices out there. HTC recently held an event...