The short answer: no. The longer answer is that they have to do something. When Microsoft first made the jump into the smartphone arena with their Windows Phone 7 operating system, it’s likely that they knew they had a tough road to climb and that they would be the third option for most phone buyers,… Continue reading Is Microsoft crazy to offer $100,000 for Windows Phone 8 apps?
Since January, Google and Microsoft have been clawing each other’s eyes out over YouTube. The trouble started way back in 2010 when “Google blocked Microsoft’s new Windows Phones from operating properly with YouTube,” according an article on WP Central. YouTube, bought by Google in 2006, is usually offered on smartphones with all the typical features,… Continue reading The video-sharing war: Microsoft battles Google for equal YouTube rights
Yes, Microsoft seems to have given Google the hump lately with their new update for the YouTube app on Windows Phones. The problem is that users of this app can now save videos on their phone and play them as much as they want offline, oh no! In fairness, it is clearly stated in YouTube’s… Continue reading Microsoft and Google at it again
iOS 7 is rumored to be doing many things. First, it’s rumored to be launched in June. It’s rumored to be flatter much like the Windows Phone interface. It’s rumored to be able to predict earthquakes up to a day ahead of time. Okay, so we made the last one up, but it’s not far… Continue reading It wouldn’t be an Apple launch without unsubstantiated rumors and concept videos
There was never a doubt that iOS and Android are much bigger than Windows when it comes to mobile OS adoption, but a report by MetroStore Scanner that the Windows Store has only recently broken the 50,000 app barrier is both a little embarrassing to the company and at least a little alarming to developers… Continue reading Hitting 50K apps on the Windows Store highlights Microsoft’s mobile insignificance
This is one of the silliest questions that constantly gets asked on tech blogs and is often answered by infographics. The truth is this: nobody really cares. It’s a personal choice. Some are extremely loyal to the brand or operating system that they prefer. Most are open to whatever makes the most sense to them.… Continue reading Who’s really winning between iOS and Android?
In the art of war and business, knowing your enemy is arguably the most important key to success. The only real attribute that might hold the same level of importance is knowing your own strengths and weaknesses. BlackBerry showed today that they don’t know either very well. There has been some positive buzz lately surrounding… Continue reading BlackBerry is making a big mistake by going after Apple
It’s a mobile world. Of that, there is little doubt. There is no longer a question about whether the smartphone and mobile industry in general can take over the mind (and hand) share of the data and communications industry. The only question that needs to be answered is who will be able to cash in… Continue reading 1.4 billion smartphones will be activated in 2013
They can’t seem to catch a break. News has been bad for the former leader in handset sales worldwide and it’s only gotten worse recently. They announced today that the Lumia 900 Windows phone, their flagship, will be sold at 50% off only three months after its launch. With a 2-year AT&T agreement, the phone… Continue reading Nokia is sliding dangerously close to oblivion
Microsoft is using its considerable influence to show off the capabilities of the Windows phone in new and innovative ways. The latest showcase is with a new progressive campaign revolving around baseball. Steve Gebhardt and John Tramutolo – editors from The Roosevelts – have put together a Windows Phone Baseball Bucket List. The editors have… Continue reading Things to do in baseball before you die