WPCentral Podcast 119

And we're back for another exciting Windows Phone podcast, once again with Daniel Rubino and Jay Bennett. This week, we just can't stop talking about all the big stories, new software and why/why not Sally's Salon is okay for guys to play in public. Listen in for a good laugh!

Full show notes after the break...

Top news

Software news

  • "Mango" Released to Manufacturers and in carrier testing? [Updated: Not yet]
  • Tentacles emerges onto the Marketplace, looking for eyeballs
  • Sally's Salon coming to Xbox Live next week, scissors and mousse in hand
  • Fight Game: Rivals coming this fall exclusively to Xbox LIVE for Windows Phone (opens in new tab)
  • Words by Post now allows you to play against iPhone users
  • Windows Phone Weather App Roundup
  • IM+ now sports a free version
  • Microsoft shows off Twitter integration in Mango
  • Official Foursquare app hits v2.3, gets faster
  • Groupon v1.3 adds live tile
  • Facebook updated to 2.1

Hardware news

Microsoft news



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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.

  • I don't understand something that Jay was saying, he does not expect RTM for another month. That's easy to understand. But I didn't MS just say that the MarketPlace is going to be open for Mango app submission would open on Aug. 22? Therefore, does it not follow that they have to go RTM before that because they have to release the final tools so that the devs can get their apps compiled in the final Mango code? If I am not mistaken, during the intial release when they went RTM is the day that they released the finalized SDK. And that was about a month before launch. That gives the devs time to get their apps compiled and running the proper code.As someone that worked in the Navy in Electronics, I don't see Android having a shot because of the security issues. The soldiers are going to be relying on these phones and system security is a TOP priority. Android has too many issues. Microsoft brings too much to the table in the ecosystem, and the power of Microsoft to help dev apps.
  • You make an excellent point actually, although its possible that the development platform as it stands won't change for the RTM so Microsoft can accept apps compiled on the current platform whilst they finish unrelated aspects of Mango.Still if they're accepting as of August 22nd it would definitely suggest that RTM will be the same month, I'll make sure to retract that on the next episode :)
  • Today's news that Mango has RTM'd means I very much have to eat my words :)Although it has to be said I'm glad to be proven wrong
  • Hey you guys are on a roll with these Podcasts! About the Beta Marketplace, and setting a time limit on your apps: sadly you cannot set a time limit on the betas, but there is a max of 90 days for each beta before it expires. If you want it to expire sooner, you'd have to code it. You can also delete the beta to stop distributing it at any time, but anyone who has downloaded it already will be able to use the beta until the 90 days are up.
  • Chase and Status is awesome... that is all
  • Onix, you have great taste
  • Hi guys. I'm a new listener and really enjoy listening to your podcasts. I have run into a problem recently with using my WP7 at work and was wondering if you have any advice. My employer is going to disconnect my WP7 from the corporate email, calendar, etc on August 10th because my Samsung Focus does not support encryption which they say is required by law for devices to connect through active sync. Their advice to me is to buy an iPhone 4 or a Black Berry. I love my WP7 and really don't want to switch. Is there any chance the Mango update will provide encryption? If not do you have any idea when it might be included? I can't tell you how absurd it is to think my work which is probably 100% windows computers is telling me I need an Apple device to connect to it. Now I believe I have heard everything. Anyway, I would appreciate learning your thoughts about this. Thanks!