Tag: Smartphone

HTC One (M8)

HTC One (M8)

| March 27, 2014 | 1 Comment

I spent some time with HTC’s flagship Android phone, the HTC One (M8), on launch day and I have to say I’m really impressed. The larger, 5 inch, 1080p screen and all-aluminum body is truly a sight to behold.  The build quality has no equal in the smartphone space and the same was true last […]

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Windows Phone is in the Fight

Windows Phone is in the Fight

| July 21, 2013 | 0 Comments

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Windows Phone 8 and the Enterprise Feature Pack

Windows Phone 8 and the Enterprise Feature Pack

| July 10, 2013 | 0 Comments

I’m pleased to announce that we are enhancing the business capabilities of Windows Phone 8 with the Enterprise Feature Pack. Building on technologies like Secure UEFI Boot, BitLocker, and TPM, an update to Windows Phone 8 will arrive in the first half of calendar year 2014 that increases IT control while boosting employee productivity.  The Enterprise Feature […]

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All Aboard for the Future of HTML5 Mobile and Hybrid Web Apps for Windows Phone 8 and Windows Tablets

All Aboard for the Future of HTML5 Mobile and Hybrid Web Apps for Windows Phone 8 and Windows Tablets

| June 27, 2013 | 0 Comments

This afternoon at TechEd Europe 2013 in Madrid, I’ll be finishing the day with my session, “All Aboard for the Future of HTML5 Mobile and Hybrid Web Apps for Windows Phone 8 and Windows Tablets” at 17:00 in room N102. Session abstract: Do you know how to bypass app stores and reach the fastest growing segment of the Internet […]

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The Phone That Has Everything the Enterprise Needs: Windows Phone 8

The Phone That Has Everything the Enterprise Needs: Windows Phone 8

| June 24, 2013 | 0 Comments

Today at TechEd Europe 2013 in Madrid, I’ll be kicking off the Windows Phone track with my session, “The Phone That Has Everything the Enterprise Needs: Windows Phone 8″ at 13:30 in room N112. Session abstract: Your requirements for an Enterprise phone must meet the demands of your organization with mobile device management, security, encryption and […]

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Evolution of the iPhone UI

Evolution of the iPhone UI

| June 19, 2013 | 0 Comments

Here’s a quick look at the evolution of the iPhone UI over the years…

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Proximity Sensors and Bluetooth in Windows Phone 8

Proximity Sensors and Bluetooth in Windows Phone 8

| May 8, 2013 | 0 Comments

During this video, Andy and I cover local communication with Windows Phone 8. After a Bluetooth overview, we show you how to use Bluetooth from an application, Near Field Communications (NFC), bump-to-connect, as well as the proximity API functionality. Be sure to check out previous Windows Phone 8 Jump Start videos from Rob and Andy: Introducing Windows Phone […]

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Device Matrix

Device Matrix

| April 12, 2013 | 1 Comment

Your organization’s mobile center of excellence must create a matrix of supported smartphones, tablets and laptops to guide BYOD employees. Considerations include security, app compatibility, device manageability, HTML5 browser support, and WLAN/WWAN capabilities that align with your networks.

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Network Communications in Windows Phone 8

Network Communications in Windows Phone 8

| April 7, 2013 | 1 Comment

During this video, Andy and I show developers how to leverage patterns for the asynchronous use of networking APIs in Windows Phone 8. Topics include WebClient, HttpWebRequest, Listener Sockets, Web Services, OData V3, Data Compression support, Simulation Dashboard, Data Sense and apps. Storing data in Skydrive, encryption and authentication are also covered. Accessing services running on localhost from […]

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App to App Communication in Windows Phone 8

App to App Communication in Windows Phone 8

| March 25, 2013 | 4 Comments

Learn all about app to app communication in Windows Phone 8. In this video, Andy and Rob demonstrate app to app communication in Windows Phone 8. Topics such as auto-launching with File and Protocol Associations (URI), launching apps to handle particular File Types, and launching one app from another are covered. Be sure to check […]

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Using Phone Resources in Windows Phone 8

Using Phone Resources in Windows Phone 8

| March 12, 2013 | 1 Comment

In this video, Andy and I demonstrate how to leverage a variety of Windows Phone 8 resources. Working with Launchers and Choosers, using Contacts and Calendars (SaveAppointment Task, Custom Contacts API), taking still images and manipulating video streams (Camera APIs,  lenses), working with the Windows Phone Microphone and Sensors (such as the Motion sensor) and working […]

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Mobile World Congress 2013 Takeaways

Mobile World Congress 2013 Takeaways

| March 4, 2013 | 1 Comment

Mobile World Congress has wrapped up and most of us are back home after spending four days at Fira Gran Via in Barcelona. Between delivering presentations, walking miles of expo halls, and participating in dozens of meetings, the event is both exciting and tiring.  This conference used to be the sole domain of mobile operators, wireless equipment […]

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