Mobile http://winsupersite.com/taxonomy/term/12351/more en Google Offered to Help Samsung in its Patent Battles with Apple http://winsupersite.com/google-offered-help-samsung-its-patent-battles-apple <div class="node-body link-body">It is the unspoken, secret truth that everyone following Apple v. Samsung knows: Boiling barely below the surface, this wide-ranging patent infringement case is really about Google and its dominant Android mobile OS. And this week, for the first time, we find that Google actually offered to help Samsung mount its defense against the litigious Cupertino firm that is bristling as Android steals away its two biggest markets.</div> <div class="field-image-promo"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_promo" width="595" height="335" alt="" src="http://winsupersite.com/site-files/winsupersite.com/files/android-shadows.jpg?1398262060" /> </div> <div class="field-link-target"> <span>Open In New Window:&nbsp;</span> No </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://winsupersite.com/google-offered-help-samsung-its-patent-battles-apple" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mobile devices Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:07:00 +0000 38351 at http://winsupersite.com Windows Phone Device Stats: April 2014 http://winsupersite.com/windows-phone/windows-phone-device-stats-april-2014 <div class="field-deck"> After a year-long reign, Lumia 520 growth finally stalls </div> <div class="node-body article-body">It's been an interesting month for Windows Phone, what with the release of Windows Phone 8.1 and the announcements of several new handsets. How have these developments impacted Windows Phone usage for the month? As always, AdDuplex provides an interesting peek at which Windows Phone handsets are used the most.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://winsupersite.com/windows-phone/windows-phone-device-stats-april-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://winsupersite.com/windows-phone/windows-phone-device-stats-april-2014#comments Windows Phone Tue, 22 Apr 2014 18:32:00 +0000 38341 at http://winsupersite.com Computer, On: Cortana Takes Us Back to the Future http://winsupersite.com/computer-cortana-takes-us-back-future <div class="node-body link-body">While evaluating the Cortana virtual digital assistant in Windows Phone 8.1, I've begun wondering how voice technology will evolve, and whether it will finally take its rightful place alongside other computing interaction techniques. Once the purview of science fiction, voice technology is finally going mainstream, and while Cortana is only step on the road to acceptance, it's a big one.</div> <div class="field-image-promo"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_promo" width="595" height="335" alt="" src="http://winsupersite.com/site-files/winsupersite.com/files/computer-on-hero.jpg?1398183266" /> </div> <div class="field-link-target"> <span>Open In New Window:&nbsp;</span> No </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://winsupersite.com/computer-cortana-takes-us-back-future" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Windows Phone Tue, 22 Apr 2014 16:13:00 +0000 38331 at http://winsupersite.com Windows Phone 8.1 Tip: Use USB Screen Projection http://winsupersite.com/windows-phone/windows-phone-81-tip-use-usb-screen-projection <div class="field-deck"> Finally, a way to show Windows Phone in action during presentations </div> <div class="node-body article-body">One of the more eagerly awaited new features in Windows Phone 8.1 is the ability to project the handset to display to a secondary screen via wireless Miracast or wired USB technologies. This feature works much like screen projection in Windows 8.1, and is useful for those that need to show their Windows Phone handset to others in real time.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://winsupersite.com/windows-phone/windows-phone-81-tip-use-usb-screen-projection" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://winsupersite.com/windows-phone/windows-phone-81-tip-use-usb-screen-projection#comments Windows Phone 8.1 Windows Phone Tue, 22 Apr 2014 14:59:00 +0000 38321 at http://winsupersite.com Windows Phone 8.1 Tip: Find Missing Bing Search Features http://winsupersite.com/windows-phone/windows-phone-81-tip-find-missing-bing-search-features <div class="field-deck"> Still there, just well hidden </div> <div class="node-body article-body">While most people who have upgraded to Windows Phone 8.1 (in the United States at least) seem to be enjoying the new Cortana virtual digital assistant, some miss the secondary search features—like Local Scout, Bing Music and Bing Vision—that used to be available from the Bing Search interface in previous Windows Phone versions. No worries, as each of these features is still available in Windows Phone 8.1.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://winsupersite.com/windows-phone/windows-phone-81-tip-find-missing-bing-search-features" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://winsupersite.com/windows-phone/windows-phone-81-tip-find-missing-bing-search-features#comments Windows Phone 8.1 Windows Phone Tue, 22 Apr 2014 14:02:00 +0000 38311 at http://winsupersite.com Microsoft, Nokia Deal to Close April 25 http://winsupersite.com/microsoft-nokia-deal-close-april-25 <div class="node-body link-body">Microsoft announced on Monday that it will complete its $7.4 billion acquisition of Nokia's devices and services businesses on Friday, April 25, 2014, just days from now. The once mighty device maker will be rolled into Microsoft's corporate hierarchy and will continue as a semi-autonomous affiliate called Microsoft Mobile.</div> <div class="field-image-promo"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_promo" width="595" height="335" alt="" src="http://winsupersite.com/site-files/winsupersite.com/files/elop-hero.jpg?1398173498" /> </div> <div class="field-link-target"> <span>Open In New Window:&nbsp;</span> No </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://winsupersite.com/microsoft-nokia-deal-close-april-25" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Windows Phone Tue, 22 Apr 2014 13:30:00 +0000 38301 at http://winsupersite.com Windows Phone 8.1 Tip: Master IE 11 Navigation http://winsupersite.com/windows-phone/windows-phone-81-tip-master-ie-11-navigation <div class="field-deck"> A better web, and easier to navigate </div> <div class="node-body article-body">As a major new part of the Windows Phone 8.1 upgrade, Internet Explorer 11 isn't just numbered to appear similar to its tablet-based sibling in Windows 8.1. No, this is the real IE 11, with the same InPrivate browsing, Reading View, settings sync, and improved standards support you've come to expect on your other devices. But the similarities don't stop there: You can now navigate the web using many of the same techniques you use on a tablet.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://winsupersite.com/windows-phone/windows-phone-81-tip-master-ie-11-navigation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://winsupersite.com/windows-phone/windows-phone-81-tip-master-ie-11-navigation#comments Windows Phone 8.1 Windows Phone Mon, 21 Apr 2014 18:10:00 +0000 38291 at http://winsupersite.com Nokia Icon Review http://winsupersite.com/windows-phone/nokia-icon-review <div class="field-deck"> Honestly, this is it </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Available now on Verizon Wireless—and coming soon internationally as the Lumia 930—the Nokia Lumia Icon is a perfect combination of size, screen, camera and capabilities, and the single best smart phone on the market today. If you were on the fence about this device or perhaps disappointed with its plastic-feel Lumia 928 predecessor, you're good to go. The Lumia Icon is the real deal.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://winsupersite.com/windows-phone/nokia-icon-review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://winsupersite.com/windows-phone/nokia-icon-review#comments Lumia Nokia Windows Phone 8 Windows Phone Hardware Mon, 21 Apr 2014 15:00:00 +0000 38281 at http://winsupersite.com With Nokia Purchase Imminent, Microsoft Begins Alerting Customers, Partners http://winsupersite.com/nokia-purchase-imminent-microsoft-begins-alerting-customers-partners <div class="node-body link-body">With Microsoft expecting to complete its acquisition of Nokia's devices and services businesses within days, the firm has begun alerting customers, partners, suppliers, and others that deal with Nokia about how this change will impact them. Among the changes is a new name for the parts of Nokia that will be subsumed by Microsoft.</div> <div class="field-image-promo"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_promo" width="595" height="335" alt="" src="http://winsupersite.com/site-files/winsupersite.com/files/nokia-ms-poised-hero.jpg?1398088006" /> </div> <div class="field-link-target"> <span>Open In New Window:&nbsp;</span> No </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://winsupersite.com/nokia-purchase-imminent-microsoft-begins-alerting-customers-partners" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Windows Phone Mon, 21 Apr 2014 13:46:00 +0000 38271 at http://winsupersite.com Microsoft to Improve Xbox Music for Windows Phone 8.1, Other Platforms http://winsupersite.com/xbox-music/microsoft-improve-xbox-music-windows-phone-81-other-platforms-0 <div class="field-deck"> Big changes are coming, and not just on Windows Phone </div> <div class="node-body article-body">No one is a bigger fan of Xbox Music than I am, as witnessed by my free Xbox Music Field Guide e-book. But as anyone who has used the new Xbox Music app for the recently released Windows Phone 8.1 will tell you, this latest mobile app interface to the service has a bunch of issues. The good news? Microsoft knows about the problems and will fix them quickly. And it's going to make changes to Xbox Music on other platforms too.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://winsupersite.com/xbox-music/microsoft-improve-xbox-music-windows-phone-81-other-platforms-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://winsupersite.com/xbox-music/microsoft-improve-xbox-music-windows-phone-81-other-platforms-0#comments Windows Phone 8.1 Xbox Music Windows Phone Sun, 20 Apr 2014 14:17:00 +0000 38261 at http://winsupersite.com