Category Archives: Windows Phone

Update – Gmail Accounts Working on Windows Phone

By | August 8, 2016

Last week I posted about an ongoing issue that Windows Phone users have had with adding a Gmail account to their devices.  The issue was that when a user opened up Outlook Mail and attempted to add a Google account, it would give an error indicating that the browser of the device was not supported.  This on again-off… Read More »

Starbucks App Finally Arrives on Windows Phone

By | August 5, 2016

After months of waiting, the official Starbucks app for Windows Phone has been released.  The app, similar to the one available for Android and iOS, allows you to pay for your coffee or food items at participating shops with your phone.  This is done by providing a barcode which is connected to your Starbucks account (which in turn… Read More »

It’s Not Just You – Windows Phone Users Unable to Add Gmail Accounts

By | August 5, 2016

If you have been trying to add your Gmail account to your Windows Phone over the past few days and keep getting an error, you are not alone.  Currently when users attempt to add their Gmail account to their phone, they get an error indicating that the browser (Edge) is not supported and provides links to download other… Read More »

Rest in Peace Windows Phone

By | February 1, 2016

When I started this site in 2004, it was focused mainly on Microsoft mobile technology, what was then called PocketPC.  I had actually started writing about their tech in 1999 for other sites on Handheld PCs but that was clearly dying so I moved over to PPC. Last year, after a couple of years with iOS, I moved… Read More »

Windows Phone: Microsoft’s Greatest Failure

By | July 13, 2015

Last weeks announcements that over 7,000 people were being laid off from Microsoft, mostly in the Nokia acquired mobile division, was the final nail in the Windows Phone coffin.  Couple that with the multi-billion dollar write down of the Nokia business and, well, that nail is properly sunk deep in said coffin. Make no mistake:  I love Windows… Read More »

T-Mobile To Update The Sony Z3 With Lollipop and Expanded LTE Bands

By | June 3, 2015

If you are on T-Mobile here in the US and carry the Sony Z3, you are about to have a good Wednesday. Starting today the carrier is rolling out Lollipop to the device and with the update will also come support for LTE Band 12.  The news came via Twitter thanks to T-Mobile’s Des Smith who tweeted the… Read More »

Windows Phone Users, OS Upgrades Are Broken in Android Too

By | May 21, 2015

If you have followed my site for the last few weeks you will have noticed a lot more Android updates.  It’s partly because I have to use an Android device for my day job but also it is good to expand horizons.  I’ve never been a big fan of Android.  I don’t really like the UI although it… Read More »

MLB At Bat Updated For Windows Phone

By | May 19, 2015

This is one that I personally take a lot of satisfaction in seeing. After indicating they were not going to update MLB At Bat for Windows Phone for the 2015 season, Major League Baseball has reversed course and has just released an updated version for the season.  We are 2 months into the season but I’m not going… Read More »

Microsoft To Control Windows 10 Mobile Updates, Not The Carriers

By | May 18, 2015

One of the biggest and best pieces of news for Windows 10 Mobile came out at the end of last week and the implications are huge.  Microsoft stated in an article on ZDNet that they will be controlling all update to Windows 10 including those of Windows 10 Mobile.  This not only includes businesses running Windows 10 Mobile but… Read More »

What’s New and Known Issues In Latest Windows 10 Mobile Build

By | May 14, 2015

As was expected today, Microsoft has released a new build of Windows 10 Mobile to Windows Insiders who are participating in the Fast Ring.  Build 10080 is the first build to support a non-Lumia device, the HTC M8 for Windows Phone which is great to see in addition to the support for the Lumia 930, Lumia ICON and… Read More »

New Windows 10 Mobile Build Likely To Windows Insiders Today

By | May 14, 2015

It looks increasingly likely that a new build of Windows 10 Mobile will be available for those on the Fast Ring in the Windows Insider program later today.  Microsoft’s Gabe Aul took to Twitter yesterday answering a pile of questions related to the next build for Windows Phone and PC with hints being dropped that a new build… Read More »

Windows 10 Editions Announced

By | May 13, 2015

Microsoft has announced on the Windows Blog the editions of Windows 10 that will be available later this year and unfortunately, it is as confusing as ever.  While Microsoft has made it clear that this version of Windows will be on every device – Phone, Tablet, PC and even Xbox – they have broken it down into multiple editions… Read More »