Category Archives: Errata and Additions

Some tips for moving from iPhone to Windows Phone

Microsoft’s M3 Sweatt–not his real name? :)–has produced an interesting post aimed at helping iPhone users make the transition to Windows Phone. If I had had another month for the book, I would have spent much of it documenting phone … Continue reading

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Windows Phone + car

Months ago, I published what I think was the first-ever detailed overview of exactly which Bluetooth technologies are included with Windows Phone. Since then, I’ve had a chance to test Windows Phone in a few modern automobiles, which Bluetooth connectivity … Continue reading

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Tip: Tap and hold on the virtual keyboard

Most Windows Phone users are familiar with the fact that the “tap and hold” gesture is akin to the right mouse click in desktop versions of Windows, often resulting in a pop-up menu of commands related to the selected object. … Continue reading

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Tip: Swipe to hide notifications

If you’re using Windows Phone 7, one of the things you’ll notice pretty quickly are the little notification overlays that appear over the top part of the screen. These notifications arrive when Wi-Fi is enabled and you come in contact … Continue reading

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Windows Phone 7 and removable storage

So, there’s been some confusion around Windows Phone 7 and its support of removable/expandable storage. As is so often the case, this confusion comes from Microsoft: The company told me specifically (and repeatedly) that the OS would not support this. … Continue reading

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Office Mobile 2010 feature changes

I had a short meeting with Microsoft today about Office Mobile 2010 or, as it’s more commonly known, the Office hub. A few things have changed since I wrote the book, so let’s get to those first. 1. You can … Continue reading

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With first Xbox LIVE games appearing, more changes to Windows Phone Marketplace

Any day now, the first official Xbox LIVE games from Microsoft, Hexic and Flowerz, will appear in the Windows Phone Marketplace. These games are “real” Xbox LIVE titles in that they have achievements and work with the Xbox LIVE service. … Continue reading

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