WP7 Connect - Follow us on Twitter WP7 Connect - Become a Fan on Facebook

Tag Archive

Microsoft Responds to Live Tiles Patent Claim by SurfCast

Microsoft Responds to Live Tiles Patent Claim by SurfCast

October 31, 2012 3 Comments

Earlier today, we covered how Microsoft was being sued over the use of Live Tiles on Windows Phone and Windows 8 by SurfCast. This we thought was pretty odd since Microsoft has been using Live Tiles since Windows Phone 7, Microsoft seems to think the same way as it has stated the following via an ...

Microsoft Being Sued Over Windows Live Tiles (Windows 8, Wndows Phone)

Microsoft Being Sued Over Windows Live Tiles (Windows 8, Wndows Phone)

October 31, 2012 3 Comments

SurfCast, has filed a complaint yesterday in a U.S. District Court in Maine, they state that Microsoft infringes on one of its patents (No. 6,724,403). The patent in question is directed at Microsoft’s Live Tiles that are built into WIndows 8, Xbox and Windows Phone 8. Here’s how SurfCast describes Tiles on its Web site: Tiles can ...

Microsoft Patents 3D Live Tiles

Microsoft Patents 3D Live Tiles

October 25, 2012 1 Comment

Now this is pretty cool. Microsoft has submitted a patent that features 3D live tiles for Windows and Windows Phone. There seems to be tons of uses for this type of feature. For instance you can have a few applications on one ’tile’ but when one of the applications get an update (let say email, ...

Windows Phone 8 Roundup: New Features, New Start Screen, Upgrades (Images and Video)

Windows Phone 8 Roundup: New Features, New Start Screen, Upgrades (Images and Video)

June 20, 2012 9 Comments

Microsof today shared alot of information about the future of Windows Phone at the Developer Summit today. Most of it though was alot of back-end developer information and they really didn’t dive into too much user features. Here’s a quick summary: Multi-core processor support: As reviewers have noted, Windows Phone runs buttery smooth on phones ...

Windows Phone 8: Start Screen Gets Major Changes

Windows Phone 8: Start Screen Gets Major Changes

June 20, 2012 4 Comments

Microsoft has shown off the new Windows Phone 8 start screen. The screen now supports the ability to change the live tile size with still maintaining its ability to be a “Live Tile”. It is pretty ridiculous how you can change your start screen now. Look above at how many live tiles can be shoved in the ...

New Contact and Live Tile Animations? Windows Phone 8? (video)

New Contact and Live Tile Animations? Windows Phone 8? (video)

May 23, 2012 4 Comments

Now this is very interesting… In a PCadvisor.co.uk ad for the Nokia Lumia 900, WPCentral noticed the tiles acting totally unlike themselves and pulling off tricks we have never seen before. The ad shows : Contacts – The tiles flip and it says “Meet up with Sarah” Photo Hub – Flips and splits into two ...

Rumor: Tango Update to Bring Custom Folders as Live Tiles – Smaller Media Controls

Rumor: Tango Update to Bring Custom Folders as Live Tiles – Smaller Media Controls

January 19, 2012 1 Comment

We all know by now that the next big update to Windows Phone has been dubbed Tango. Tons has been rumored about the update but this one to me rings way more true as it is something that a lot of people have asked for. mymicrosoftlife is reporting that an anonymous source have tipped them ...

Homebrew: Folders Updated to V3 (Customize Your Start Screen)

Homebrew: Folders Updated to V3 (Customize Your Start Screen)

December 20, 2011 No Comments

Live Tiles as folders has been discussed since Windows Phone launched. Would it be a good thing or a bad thing to allow users to create a live tile tat acts like a folder to group their apps? I honestly think that it goes against what Metro is all about but giving users the option ...

Homebrew: Themes Updated to V2 (Customize Your Live Tiles)

Homebrew: Themes Updated to V2 (Customize Your Live Tiles)

December 20, 2011 No Comments

I am perfectly fine with the options that are available to spruce up my start screen. Some however would like a little more added boost to their live tiles. Over at WindowsPhoneHacker, they have been working on a homebrew application that add themes to your Windows Phone Live Tiles. Recently they have updated their ‘themes’ ...

BBC News Mobile Mango App in Development [video]

BBC News Mobile Mango App in Development [video]

July 15, 2011 No Comments

The Mango version of the BBC News app is currently in development and the developer is generously sharing the progress on his blog. His latest posting tells of features that have been added to the application and also a video demo of the app so far. New features include: Double Sided Live Tiles Pin individual ...

Page 1 of 3123»

HTC ONE (M8) For Windows Officially Announced & Now Available For Verizon Wireless (Press Release)

HTC offers Windows platform on flagship device, blends premium hardware with unique software experience BELLEVUE, WA – August 19,...

Watch Microsoft’s New Windows Phone Ad Featuring Instagram, OneDrive, Amazing Photos, & Cortana (VIDEO)

Check out the latest ad by Microsoft showcasing the Nokia Lumia 1020 with Instagram and OneDrive and the newly,...

close