Mobile http://winsupersite.com/taxonomy/term/12351/more en Here Comes the First Microsoft Lumia Handset http://winsupersite.com/windows-phone/here-comes-first-microsoft-lumia-handset <div class="field-deck"> But no juicy details, sorry </div> <div class="node-body article-body">We already got confirmation that Microsoft will continue using the Lumia branding on its first-party smart phones, but would drop the Nokia name. But now the firm is providing more information about this transition, and teasing its first Microsoft Lumia-branded smart phone.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://winsupersite.com/windows-phone/here-comes-first-microsoft-lumia-handset" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://winsupersite.com/windows-phone/here-comes-first-microsoft-lumia-handset#comments Windows Phone Lumia Nokia Fri, 24 Oct 2014 13:26:00 +0000 45451 at http://winsupersite.com Charles Petzold is Taking on Cross-Platform Mobile Development with Xamarin http://winsupersite.com/software-development/charles-petzold-taking-cross-platform-mobile-development-xamarin <div class="field-deck"> Maybe it's time to look into Xamarin </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The other day, I ambled over to Charles Petzold's web site to see what he was up to, and was surprised to discover that he's signed on with Xamarin and is writing a book about cross-platform mobile software development using that company's toolset. Coincidentally, I then received an email alert a few days later noting that the first pre-release version of this book is now available for free.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://winsupersite.com/software-development/charles-petzold-taking-cross-platform-mobile-development-xamarin" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://winsupersite.com/software-development/charles-petzold-taking-cross-platform-mobile-development-xamarin#comments Windows Phone Android iOS Software Development Thu, 23 Oct 2014 18:10:00 +0000 45411 at http://winsupersite.com Surface Pro 2 R.I.P. http://winsupersite.com/surface/surface-pro-2-rip <div class="field-deck"> It's dead, Jim </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Microsoft's previous generation Surface Pro, Surface Pro 2, is no longer available for sale from Microsoft's online store, indicating that the available stock has likely run out. Microsoft began selling the device's replacement, Surface Pro 3, earlier in the summer and had previously discounted the price of Surface Pro 2 in July.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://winsupersite.com/surface/surface-pro-2-rip" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://winsupersite.com/surface/surface-pro-2-rip#comments Surface Surface Pro 2 Wed, 22 Oct 2014 15:16:00 +0000 45331 at http://winsupersite.com Yes, Microsoft Will (Continue to) Use Lumia Name for Its Smart Phones http://winsupersite.com/windows-phone/yes-microsoft-will-continue-use-lumia-name-its-smart-phones <div class="field-deck"> Nothing to see here </div> <div class="node-body article-body">This one is sort-of official: Microsoft has confirmed via the Nokia France page on Facebook that it will continue to use the Lumia brand for its smart phones going forward. So the Nokia Lumia brand will be replaced by Microsoft Lumia.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://winsupersite.com/windows-phone/yes-microsoft-will-continue-use-lumia-name-its-smart-phones" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://winsupersite.com/windows-phone/yes-microsoft-will-continue-use-lumia-name-its-smart-phones#comments Windows Phone Lumia Nokia Tue, 21 Oct 2014 14:02:00 +0000 45251 at http://winsupersite.com Apple Quarterly Results Spectacular as iPhone Soars, iPad Stalls http://winsupersite.com/apple-quarterly-results-spectacular-iphone-soars-ipad-stalls <div class="node-body link-body">Apple more than made up for a third straight quarter of falling iPad sales with better-than-expected sales of both iPhones and, shocker, the legacy Mac business. The firm posted a quarterly net profit of $8.5 billion on revenue of $42.1 billion for its fiscal fourth quarter, both records for the company.</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/cook-hero.jpg?1413896704" /> </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/apple-quarterly-results-spectacular-iphone-soars-ipad-stalls" target="_blank">read more</a></p> iOS Tue, 21 Oct 2014 13:03:00 +0000 45231 at http://winsupersite.com E FUN Nextbook Preview: A Sub-$200 2-in-1 http://winsupersite.com/mobile-devices/e-fun-nextbook-preview-sub-200-2-1 <div class="field-deck"> $99 Tablet? Pfft! How About a $179 2-In-1? </div> <div class="node-body article-body">E FUN—which amusingly bills itself as "the fifth largest tablet supplier in the US"—will soon ship an incredibly inexpensive Windows 2-in-1---a tablet with a hardware keyboard base—called the Nextbook. At just $179, the Nextbook won't offer high-end specs, but will provide an affordable productivity solution.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://winsupersite.com/mobile-devices/e-fun-nextbook-preview-sub-200-2-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://winsupersite.com/mobile-devices/e-fun-nextbook-preview-sub-200-2-1#comments Windows 8 Windows 8.1 Mobile devices Mon, 20 Oct 2014 22:38:00 +0000 45221 at http://winsupersite.com Apple Pay First Impressions http://winsupersite.com/ios/apple-pay-first-impressions <div class="field-deck"> It's live, Jim </div> <div class="node-body article-body">With the release of iOS 8.1 for iPhone and iPad today, Apple has also unleashed Apple Pay, its new e-wallet and electronic payment platform. Here's a quick peek at the future of payments and, perhaps, the end of the physical wallet.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://winsupersite.com/ios/apple-pay-first-impressions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://winsupersite.com/ios/apple-pay-first-impressions#comments iOS iOS 8 iPhone 6 iPhone 6 Plus Mon, 20 Oct 2014 20:21:00 +0000 45211 at http://winsupersite.com Skype for Windows Phone Adds Support for Drawing http://winsupersite.com/skype/skype-windows-phone-adds-support-drawing <div class="field-deck"> Suck it, iPhone </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Microsoft has released a major update to Skype for Windows Phone that adds a number of new features, including automatic Microsoft account sign-in, better support for HD screens, and faster app resume times. But the marquee new feature is unique to Windows Phone, at least for now: Skype now lets you create drawings in the app and then share them with others.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://winsupersite.com/skype/skype-windows-phone-adds-support-drawing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://winsupersite.com/skype/skype-windows-phone-adds-support-drawing#comments Windows Phone Skype Windows Phone 8 Windows Phone 8.1 Mon, 20 Oct 2014 16:50:00 +0000 45201 at http://winsupersite.com How Microsoft is Taking Office Cross-Platform http://winsupersite.com/office/how-microsoft-taking-office-cross-platform <div class="field-deck"> Or, how Microsoft is embracing mobile first, cloud first </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A Microsoft distinguished engineer has provided some crucial information about how the firm intends to extend its dominance in office productivity software to devices in this "mobile first, cloud first" era. As you might expect, Microsoft will tailor Office to the platforms it targets, and not offer a lowest-common-denominator experience. But we already knew this. What's really neat about this talk is how effortlessly and pragmatically the firm has moved into this new era.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://winsupersite.com/office/how-microsoft-taking-office-cross-platform" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://winsupersite.com/office/how-microsoft-taking-office-cross-platform#comments Cloud Mobile Office Software Development Mon, 20 Oct 2014 15:01:00 +0000 45191 at http://winsupersite.com New Report Says Microsoft Smartwatch Due Soon http://winsupersite.com/new-report-says-microsoft-smartwatch-due-soon <div class="node-body link-body"><p>Looks like I'm not the only one talking about Microsoft's upcoming "smartwatch," really a fitness band-type device that will launch soon. A new Forbes report claims that the device's launch is imminent and that it will provide health tracking capabilities as expected. But the this device was originally scheduled to launch by now.</p> </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/gear-fit-hero.jpg?1413807313" /> </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/new-report-says-microsoft-smartwatch-due-soon" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mobile Mon, 20 Oct 2014 12:14:00 +0000 45171 at http://winsupersite.com