Windows Phone SecretsThis blog provides regular updates about the writing of my next book, Windows Phone Secrets, and about the exciting new Windows Phone platform from Microsoft.
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Microsoft announced today that it has made a new Test Drive site for its its upcoming Internet Explorer 9 Mobile release, part of Windows Phone 7.5 “Mango”. This isn’t for testing your own apps per se—you can do that with … Continue reading
Evernote reports in a very lengthy blog post that its native Windows Phone 7 app is now available! From day one, Evernote has been committed to building native desktop, web and mobile versions. In the past three years, we’ve build … Continue reading
* but they’re OverDrive audiobooks, not Audible. OverDrive Media Console is now available for Windows Phone (there are also versions for Windows, Mac, Android, Blackberry, iPhone, iPad, and Windows Mobile), providing you with… Single-click downloads from an OverDrive-powered site to … Continue reading
OK, I’m no fan of the Mii-rip-off avatards that Microsoft added to the Xbox 360 and Windows Phone last year, and wish they’d add the one crucial missing feature: A way to turn this thing off. But since that’s not … Continue reading
Another day, another post from Microsoft about another new feature in Mango: Windows Live SkyDrive integration. You may recall that the original shipping version of Windows Phone supports nice SharePoint integration in the Office hub, but nothing around the consumer-oriented … Continue reading
Following in the footsteps of my previous post about the Mango Music + Videos hub changes, and the previous post about new Xbox LIVE games for Windows Phone, Microsoft has posted some high resolution images of the Games hub as … Continue reading
I was at my daughter’s softball game when I received an email alert (on my Windows Phone, naturally) that Microsoft had posted some new information about the Music + Videos hub in Windows Phone “Mango.” (This is my excuse for … Continue reading
You may recall that Andrew Birch earlier this year took up my call for a Windows Phone 7 table in which the available Windows Phone services would be matched up against the countries in which the platform was available. My … Continue reading
The Windows Phone Developer blog discusses a nice change coming to the Windows Phone Marketplace in time for the “Mango” release: It will be available on the web as well as via a dedicated mobile app on the phone (and … Continue reading
Microsoft (unofficially) told me today that it is aware of an issue with the Windows Phone Marketplace that is preventing customers from completing app purchases and is looking into it… Update: Uncharacteristically, Microsoft issues a short statement acknowledging the issue.