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Google's New York event cancelled due to weather, provides Microsoft some breathing space

Google's New York event cancelled due to weather, provides Microsoft some breathing space

Rich Edmonds

Google has announced that its Android event, planned to be held this coming Monday in New York, has been cancelled due to severe weather concerns. The move comes just after Microsoft has created buzz with the launch of its Surface family of Windows RT tablets (Windows 8 Pro Surface hardware still on the horizon).  While we can poke fun at Google all we want for having their event...

The lights go off at Zune.net as final pieces are put in place for Xbox Music

The lights go off at Zune.net as final pieces are put in place for Xbox Music

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As we move ever closer to the launch of Windows 8 we also near the relaunch of Microsoft’s music services. All traces of Zune branding are being replaced with the upcoming Xbox Music. On trying to go to www.zune.net we now get a re-direct to Xbox.com to be told that Zune Music is now Xbox Music. We’re going to miss that crazy pink and white website but it's had its time. Microsoft didn...

Twitter client Carbon for Windows Phone is leaving for Android and not looking back

Twitter client Carbon for Windows Phone is leaving for Android and not looking back

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Carbon, has left the building... Say what you will about Twitter clients, but the developers behind them can be a finicky bunch from our experience. That notion is being reinforced again today with the announcement that Carbon has been pulled from the Windows Phone Store for good. The man behind Carbon, M.Saleh Esmaeili, took to his Google+ page to discuss what had happened after his...

Google leans on Acer to not use new OS, could Windows Phone OEMs be next? [Updated]

Google leans on Acer to not use new OS, could Windows Phone OEMs be next? [Updated]

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Google is getting bold, telling OEMs 'no' on other OSs Update: Google's Andy Rubin finally responds. See after the break... A bit of a controversy is slowly erupting over Acer’s widely publicized plan to use the Aliyun OS in a new line of low-cost smartphones, mostly destined for the Chinese market. Aliyun OS is a Linux-based system developed by the Chinese company Alibaba Group and...

Same old story – New survey shows consumers impressed with the Lumia 920, wary of switching

Same old story – New survey shows consumers impressed with the Lumia 920, wary of switching

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People really like the Lumia 920 but switching is always hard In a new poll conducted by CouponCodes4u.com, 2,371 US smartphone owners between 18 and 35 were surveyed on the new Lumia 920 introduced by Nokia last week. The survey found that most respondents were impressed by the new device with 61% of those interested intrigued by the PureMotion HD+ screen and 52% said the PureView...

Report - Samsung cozying up to Windows Phone, trying to depend less on Android

Report - Samsung cozying up to Windows Phone, trying to depend less on Android

Daniel Rubino 47

As the fallout from the Apple v Samsung case is being realized, there is a lot speculation as to what that decision will mean for the likes of Microsoft and Windows Phone. Opinions range from it will big big for Microsoft to it won’t matter for them at all. The Korea Times, a paper with a mixed reputation on these matters, has gone on record in saying that Samsung is looking to form a...

Google releases statement, Samsung sends out internal memo on $1 billion US patent battle verdict

Google releases statement, Samsung sends out internal memo on $1 billion US patent battle verdict

Rich Edmonds 27

We're already aware of the result for the Apple versus Samsung US patent battle, which left Samsung with a $1 billion bill. It really couldn't have gone worse for the smartphone manufacturer who has interest in both Android and Windows Phone (the penalty phase returns on September 20th though). Google remained fairly quiet on the front, but has released a statement that details an...

When old becomes new. Samsung and HTC’s Windows Phone 8 rumoured launch hardware.

When old becomes new. Samsung and HTC’s Windows Phone 8 rumoured launch hardware.

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The last few weeks have been exciting for Windows Phone with all the leaks concerning Windows Phone 8 hardware. The launch is almost upon us and of course, we’re all excited about the phones we’re likely to see. The next gen specs, even on the rumoured low end devices, are a big jump for Windows Phone. But will high-end devices from Samsung and HTC excite? Let’s look at the situation....

Twitter changing how third-party apps use its services. How will it impact Windows Phone?

Twitter changing how third-party apps use its services. How will it impact Windows Phone?

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Twitter has announced some sweeping changes to their all-important application programming interface or just API. This API is essential plumbing to allow application developers access to the “fire hose” of data from twitter. It has been no secret that Twitter wish to tighten their grip ever more over whom can access their system. With their latest set of guidelines, they show they mean...