Author KennyB123

Ken has been an avid fan of technology since the dawn of the 8086 chip. He owned a Sony Clie in the early 2000's, and jumped onto Windows Mobile 5 with the Motorola Q in 2006. Since then he has owned an HTC Touch Pro, an HTC HD2, and now owns a Samsung Focus.

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The guys at Windows Phone Hacker have posted the above video, demonstrating how to dictate and send an SMS. It works flawlessly, and is really encouraging. At the end of the video, he states “In the meantime, while we wait for Mango, please refrain from texting and driving.” Finally, we’ll have a quick and easy way to text while…

editorial attDeathStar

Kevin Fox on his Fury.com blog has written a very interesting editorial today, entitled “Is Microsoft trying to end the reign of mobile carriers? (MSFT+Skype+Nokia)”. In it, Kevin describes all of the recent acquisitions and deals Microsoft has made which puts them in a very unique position to introduce some independence from the mobile carriers.  He also describes how Google…

microsoft mango

If you’ve been following the Windows Phone Dev Podcast, or our stories covering it, you’ll know that some amazing new features are coming on the Mango update. Story 1 Story 2 Story 3 Ryan and Travis Lowdermilk have just leaked two more screenshots on their website, as seen below. As you can see, we are finally getting Smart DJ…

Apps mango

Although the previous article provided the screenshots to many new features coming, Travis and Ryan Lowdermilk also gave us some great information on additional features coming that aren’t yet backed up by screenshots. On their podcast, Travis and Ryan mention “Native Check-Ins” support is coming.  Facebook Places is indicated to have native support, but FourSquare might require a plugin.…

microsoft Copy and Paste

The “Windows Phone Blog” brought us an article yesterday, entitled “10 questions for the “queen” of copy and paste.”  Priyanka Singhal was the engineer in charge of bringing Copy and Paste to the Windows Phone 7 platform. Here is a snippet from the article: Q: First, I have a confession: copy and paste isn’t a phone feature I use much.…

news Lunar

With around 30 minutes to go Eastern time, the XBox Game of the Week, Game Room: Lunar Lander, has gone live.  Some might call this another uninspired week for XBox Live, but maybe, just MAYBE, this classic brings good controls and solid gameplay.  Look for Andrew Bares’ review in the coming days, and feel free to download a trial…

Apps PrimeTV 1

If you read my review of Prime TV Version 1.12, you’ll know this is already a rock-solid TV show scheduler / tracker app.  The developer has recently released a few screenshots of what is coming in version 1.13, featuring Twitter and Trakt.TV integration. If you’re unfamiliar with Trakt.TV, it’s basically a service that can recommend other tv shows…

microsoft skype

According to the Wall Street Journal, Microsoft is close to striking an agreement with Skype Technoligies SA worth more than $7 Billion, and could be announcing a deal as early as Tuesday morning. This deal would rank at the top, or near the top of the largest Microsoft aquisitions in the company’s history.  It could also be considered one of…