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Microsoft focusing on increasing Windows Phone volume with GDR2; features coming later

Microsoft focusing on increasing Windows Phone volume with GDR2; features coming later

One area where it’s always difficult to please your audience is in regards to technology. Between hardware and software advancements you have a public who not only yearns but demands frequent updates for their devices. Some of it is rational and some of it resembles the tantrums of children. But somewhere in between, there is the truth. Microsoft is in a precarious situation with...

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Does Windows Phone 8 GDR2 fix the ‘Other Storage’ issue? Microsoft says yes, but we’re not too sure

Does Windows Phone 8 GDR2 fix the ‘Other Storage’ issue? Microsoft says yes, but we’re not too sure

A vexing problem for those on Windows Phone 8 is that of space-filling ‘Other Storage’ found under Settings > Phone Storage. The problem is after a few days, weeks or months of usage, that mysterious area begins to fill up with “stuff” and users really have no recourse to getting it back. While Nokia and other OEMs have introduced apps to delete Temporary Files, which for some does...

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Microsoft’s Belfiore says they’re working on a fix for 7.8 Tile update issue

Microsoft’s Belfiore says they’re working on a fix for 7.8 Tile update issue

It was just a few days ago where an MSDN forum thread prompted a response from Mark Chamberlain, Microsoft Principal Developer Support Escalation regarding the Windows Phone 7.8 Tile issue. The problem stems from some Live Tiles not getting updated or using too much data, neither of which are viable options for must users and is one heck of a bug to slip. Last night, Microsoft’s Joe...

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Does Windows Phone 8 have USB mass storage support? Of course it does.

Does Windows Phone 8 have USB mass storage support? Of course it does.

Microsoft already told you WP8 supports USB mass storage When it comes to Windows Phone 8, there is much more information coming than has been revealed—Microsoft’s Joe Belfiore stresses this at the beginning of the WP Summit a few weeks ago. However, there are things we do know--either things we’ve leaked are or the more direct method like what Microsoft announced during the Summit. A “...

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