Windows Phone Central 159 - The Return!
Holy cow, we're back! Yes folks, after some weeks of weary travel and scheduling conflicts, Jay Bennett and myself return for another 90 minute podcast on all things Windows Phone. Tune in for our thoughts on the latest apps, games, my ATIV Tablet, Itsdagram and what Nokia has been up to. Plus we take your questions!
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Windows Phone Central podcast, episode 159 for 08 May, 2013
We're back after a long break away, we'll explain why we were gone. Plus we have a new podcast format to try out and are keen to hear what you think.
Conversation this week
- The new Facebook beta does not follow metro, is that a problem?
- Facebook is the latest organisation to enforce trademark infringement laws (opens in new tab)
- The rise of Windows Phone 8: New hero apps breathe life (and legitimacy) into Microsoft’s mobile OS (opens in new tab)
The news you care about
- New Lumia to be announced next week! (opens in new tab)
- The secret is out: Nokia shows off Lumia 928’s PureView camera in new video (opens in new tab)
- The Wedding (opens in new tab)
- N.O.V.A. 3 is coming soon (opens in new tab)
- Itsdagram may be the most ambitious 3rd party app yet (opens in new tab)
Apps worth your attention
- YouTube (opens in new tab)
- Foursquare (opens in new tab)
- Untappd (opens in new tab)
- Gravity Guy 2 review (opens in new tab)
- Comments from last time (opens in new tab)
- Live questions and comments
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Daniel Rubino is the Editor-in-chief of Windows Central, head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft since 2007 when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, laptops, next-gen computing, and for some reason, watches. Before all this tech stuff, he worked on a Ph.D. in linguistics, watched people sleep (for medical purposes!), and ran the projectors at movie theaters because it was fun.
I'm tired of wrestling with Windows Phone 8's shonky media playback & syncing. WP8 can't play files that WP7 played fine, the sync tool's still crashy and will sporadically wipe the media from the phone before very slowly copying it all back and I've given up hope of ever seeing any album art on any podcast (including this one). Overall t's a distinct step back from WP7 and from talking with Microsoft support I get the distinct impression they aren't interested.
It's not rocket science (I know because I'm an aeronautical engineer).
Any chance one of the GDR's will fix any of these issues?