Archive for the ‘Windows Apps’ Category

Mobile News: Google Improved Google Calendar and Gmail on Windows Phone 7.5 Mango Update

Saturday, April 14th, 2012

Mobile news presents… Google improved Google Calendar and Google Mail features on Windows Phone 7.5 Mango update. In the new update, user can now pack up to 25 different calendars into the Metro OS’s built-in calendar app. The new feature is not quite flawless, with the new update; you have to manually locate your Windows Phone to Google Sync page then log on to your account and check the boxes that appear on the UI.

On the Google Sync page, you can now use the “send email as” feature that allows you to send email on different email addresses. You can also reply on emails received and delete unwanted emails rather than storing it on archive.

Nevertheless, the app works well but doesn’t compete with the Gmail application on Android devices.

Mobile News | Microsoft Will Soon Shut Down App Store for Windows Mobile

Saturday, March 17th, 2012

Microsoft already made announcement to shut down the app store for its phone platform that it phase out. Owners of Windows Mobile phones can no longer browse the Marketplace starting May 9, 2012.

Owners of the new mobile OS of Microsoft, however, are not affected by the move. They can still enjoy the services of Windows Phone Marketplace.

Microsoft mentioned that users of old Windows Mobile phones who downloaded apps from Marketplace need not to worry because old apps will continue to work after the shutdown.

Additionally, the company reminded the affected users that if they make hard reset and delete apps to their Windows Mobile, they will no longer able to download them again from the Marketplace.

Mobile News sources indicate that the decision made by Microsoft is connected to its business plan reacting to the decline of its Windows Mobile’s share of the smartphone market, from 37% in 2006 to just only 3% in 2011.

Microsoft’s Windows Phone, the latest mobile operating system, is yet to pick up the fast phase of mobile world. According to mobile news sources, the company only has 3% of the smartphone market as of October 2011.

e Mobile News .net (c) 2012

Mobile News: Vimeo app for Android and Windows Phone

Tuesday, January 24th, 2012

Vimeo introduces its first new application for Android and Windows Phone supported devices. The application works with account or even without an account.

The app is visible for a 3×3 grid which is not large enough to video your liked video and mark it again to watch it later. The application can also be used in watching videos that were saved on the handset. Though it has some bug issues, application is good enough for ever day video playing.

The Vimeo app does contain what the web version and developer’s made a good job on it. The video does play good even though you need higher speed internet connection for smoother and faster buffer.
Over all, the application is good but the Web version is lot way better.

The application will also allow you to upload videos that were recorded using the device. Just press the Camera button then you will get to the video recording mode. But what makes user puzzled is that after recording the video, it immediately returns to the app without asking you if you want to upload the recorded video.

Some amateurs commented that the application is much gorgeous and looks official than the Web version. But if we are going to compare with YouTube application, it works perfect than the Vimeo. More bug issues and lack of functions.

However, the first Vimeo application for smartphones is a good idea but it only features few functions. For sure, Vimeo regulars would chose to use the Web version than the mobile version. Overall the app is average and not too appealing. (c) 2012