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Daniel Rubino

Daniel Rubino is executive editor of Windows Central. He has been covering Microsoft since 2009 back when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, Surface, HoloLens, Xbox, and future computing visions. Follow him on Twitter: @daniel_rubino.

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More Windows Phone 8 dev features revealed - background location, video codecs and more

More Windows Phone 8 dev features revealed - background location, video codecs and more

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Although the day is winding down, we’re still going through the leaked Windows Phone 8 SDK from early this morning. We’re finding some smaller nuggets which aren’t ‘wow’ worthy in of themselves but they are certainly worth a mention, especially since they do add some significant new features to the Windows Phone experience. We must stress—these are still not the new ‘consumer’ features...

Windows Phone 8 to feature expanded Bluetooth functionality, access to stack and transfer

Windows Phone 8 to feature expanded Bluetooth functionality, access to stack and transfer

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One area that Windows Phone has been lacking so far is the ability to do anything with Bluetooth besides connect to hands-free headsets or speakers. Windows Phone 8 looks to finally expand Bluetooth functionality with the leaked SDK detailing some new features available to developers. For instance, peer-to-peer file sharing is now allowed for apps that want to “talk” to each other. As...

Windows Phone 8 allows Lock-screen notifications and wallpaper for 3rd party apps

Windows Phone 8 allows Lock-screen notifications and wallpaper for 3rd party apps

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We’ve hinted at this before and the leak of the Windows Phone 8 SDK is validating our claim that “Apollo” will allow richer notification support for 3rd party developers. Developers will now be able to have their app send notifications to the Lock Screen with the content reflecting the app’s Live Tile: “In Windows Phone, the lock screen contained a handful of notifications such as the...

Seton Hall University handing out Lumia 900s and Samsung Windows 8 tablets to freshmen

Seton Hall University handing out Lumia 900s and Samsung Windows 8 tablets to freshmen

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Freshmen at Seton Hall University are receiving free Lumia 900s and Windows 8 tablets, thanks to collaboration between Nokia, AT&T, Microsoft and the University itself. The entire class of 2016 will receive the Samsung tablet and Lumia 900 to support the University's mission of providing state of the art technology tools to enhance the student's college experience. Last month we...