Andrew, Kevyn, and Vernon are finally back in action! The guys discuss what they’ve been up to since the last recording, embarrassments caused by technology, why people hide their phones when they see Andrew approaching in his ice cream truck, and as usual some apps+games.
This blog post has been written by Microsoft and Windows Phone enthusiast, Mark Tepper. Enjoy!
Like many tech savvy people know, the differences between Windows Phone 7.8 and Windows Phone 8 are more under the hood than actually can be seen. A few of the obvious differences include Kids Corner, lockscreen notifications and apps that can alter the lockscreen wallpaper, Wordflow and lenses.
Last one mentioned is the exact feature I want to focus on in this post. As an owner of a Lumia 920 with its undoubtedly magnificent camera, lenses are a crucial ingredient in the WP sauce. There are certainly a couple of fun lenses available, which might be good for a laugh or two, but little else. But there are at least a good couple of lens apps that really enhance your device and help to get the best out of your already awesome camera.
I used to listen to Pandora in its early days, before it was cool. Go ahead, call me a hipster. I abruptly and permanently stopped just 6-8 months later after everyone discovered it and it became….. different. To me, in a bad way. More on that in a moment.
I’ve been a loyal Spotify user and evangelist since July of 2011 when the invite-only US service first launched. Again, very hipster-esque. I fell in love with the service, the features, the UI, the selection of artists available, especially the fact that songs never need to load or buffer before playing – just click and instantly hear music. Magical. It was everything that services like Rhapsody, Napster, Last.fm and, dare I say, Zune Music wanted to be. Spotify even had (and still has) a Pandora-like “radio” service. Spotify has been on WP7 for some time now, and just a few short months ago it launched on WP8. I talked about it on Episode 34 of the podcast as you might have heard. As I stated in the episode, I never liked playlists until I stumbled upon Spotify.
The guys are joined by returning guest Jeff Jones to discuss the recent onslaught of new apps, the increasingly limited storage to install said apps, and recommend some… you guessed it, apps (and games).
A slightly inebriated Vernon and Mike discuss the fallout from Mobile World Congress, as well as some apps+games. As with any good Marvel movie, you’ll want to stick around for what’s after the credits.
Vernon and Andrew discuss Paul Thurrott’s call for Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 to be one and the same, whether or not lock screens are really necessary, what they hope to see at Mobile World Congress, and some apps+games.
After seeing this, there was no way that I wasn’t going to share it. This is awesome! The video shows the owner of a Lumia 920 displaying and briefly reviewing several high-quality cases for his Nokia device. The voice-over and music are great, plus the images themselves are amazing. Very cool mini-movie.
These kinds of Windows Phone fans are why we so thoroughly enjoy what we do here at Glance and Go Radio. Kudos lobbamobba!
Kevyn, Andrew and Vernon are joined by the man behind the #WinPhan movement, Sean Johnson. Together they discuss the origins of WinPhan, what’s going wrong with Xbox on Windows Phone, and chat about some apps+games. As usual, there’s also banter and laughs aplenty.
Microsoft has a new website and video offering consumers a nostalgic look back at the 90′s, and the technology we used for our every day lives, compared to today. The video is very well done, and made me smile. It’s on their Internet Explorer YouTube channel. It is also a fantastic ad for Internet Explorer 10 (and by extension Microsoft), stating that just as we who lived in the 90′s have now “grown up,” so has Internet Explorer.