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Windows Phone 8.1 gets Google Calendar back, may have Miracast, and uploads from the browser

Windows Phone 8.1 gets Google Calendar back, may have Miracast, and uploads from the browser

Windows Phone 8.1 SDK beta leak reveals even more As the leaked Windows Phone 8.1 SDK continues to get torn apart by packs of anonymous devs, a few other features about the forthcoming OS have come forward. Today, support for Miracast, uploading of files through Internet Explorer 11 and Google calendar have been found in the documentation. Miracast is a peer-to-peer wireless...

Daniel Rubino 139
Qualcomm details ‘Quick Charge’ feature, already present in modern Windows Phones

Qualcomm details ‘Quick Charge’ feature, already present in modern Windows Phones

Talk about odd timing. Today Qualcomm gave information about their Quick Charge 1.0 system, a method by which modern smartphones can re-charge up to 40% faster than predecessors. Qualcomm also provided a list of 70 supported devices and yes, the HTC 8S, 8X, Samsung ATIV S and Nokia Lumia 820, 822, 920 and 920T (China) are all also on board. It’s a neat and subtle feature that’s all part...

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Windows Phone 8 to feature standardized USB port location for universal accessories?

Windows Phone 8 to feature standardized USB port location for universal accessories?

We filing this one under a big ol’ rumor has we have no secondary source to corroborate the information, but there is some preliminary evidence to suggest there may be some truth to it. We were just tipped off about a new requirement for Windows Phone 8 devices regarding the micro USB port and its placement on the device. So far, much to the consternation of consumers and 3rd party...

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Developers investigate video-out functionality on Windows Phone, present in Apollo?

Developers investigate video-out functionality on Windows Phone, present in Apollo?

We've continuously seen Microsoft make use of video output from a Windows Phone when demonstrating features and functionality at past events. This is a feature we'd all like to see at consumer level for somewhat obvious reasons To make use of the big screen using nothing more than a USB cable would be handy in certain situations. While the likes of SmartGlass is on the horizon, it would...

Rich Edmonds 16
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 “...

Daniel Rubino 97