WPCentral 137: Wilcox, Tango x2 and crapps

We're back this week with a special guest, Microsoft's Jeff Wilcox. Listen in or watch the HD video after the break!

Guest Interview

  • Position at Microsoft - Day in the life & biggest accomplishment
  • Which Windows Phone(s) are you using?
  • Projects and Developer support, including the Silverlight Toolkit (opens in new tab)
  • 4th and Mayor (opens in new tab)
  • Moving to greener pastures (opens in new tab)
  • Questions for Jeff from the chat room
  • Rafael's game RAWR! (image below)

Talking points

Software news

  • Our app picks this week
  • Facebook v2.3
  • Carbon finally hits the marketplace
  • Reinstaller (opens in new tab)
  • So... can Chickens fly? - not according to the game now Live in the marketplace
  • Your Deal of the Weak is Gravity Guy
  • Sonic's Jewels pulled

Hardware news

  • Pre orders for the White Lumia 800 (opens in new tab)
  • Are we getting Red and Green? (opens in new tab) Lumias as well?
  • Nokia Luna bluetooth headset



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Daniel Rubino

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.

  • No connection here but Microsoft stock crosses $ 31 mark!
  • Amen brother
  • I am glad to found such useful post. I really increased my knowledge after read your post which will be beneficial for me Car Games.
  • Good for MS
  • Jay, get a windsock for your microphone.
  • Very interesting subject, appreciate it for putting up Dora Games.
  • It's good to hear about progress on Sonic's Jewels, or rather Blue Tomato.  But does anyone know if Blue Tomato hits the marketplace, will it update/overwrite Sonic's Jewels, or will it be a new app to download?
    Edit: Nevermind, got the update already.
  • I know this gets asked a lot but what is happening with old Xbox live games. Are they getting fast app switching added? I know I saw a demo with angry birds doing this yet still I have to reload every time I want to read a text etc. And it isn't quick in starting up so its a bit of a pain.