Archive for November, 2010

Windows Phone 7 update “took 3 months to do what Apple did in 3 years” tips developer

Windows Phone 7 update “took 3 months to do what Apple did in 3 years” tips developer

Microsoft is readying the first major software update for Windows Phone 7, a release which developers are already suggesting "is going to be MASSIVE." According to Chris Walsh, one of the developers behind ChevronWP7, Microsoft "took 3 months to do what Apple did in 3 years," presumably hinting at previous rumors that the WP7 update will bring multitasking and copy/paste support, among other things.

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Google Earth 6 adds full Street View, 3D trees & more [Video]

Google Earth 6 adds full Street View, 3D trees & more [Video]

Google has pushed out Google Earth 6, the latest version of its interactive digital atlas. Version 6 gets native Street View support for pavement-level browsing, along with digital 3D trees - more than 80 million trees in places such as Athens, Berlin, Chicago, New York City, San Francisco and Tokyo already "planted" - and better support for historical imagery.

Video demo after the cut

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LG Optimus 7 uses NAND flash for storage

LG Optimus 7 uses NAND flash for storage

If Windows Phone 7 has caught your attention, you are probably aware that several of the devices on the market use microSD cards for storage, though those cards are tucked away deep inside the devices where the user can’t get to it. The downside to using the microSD card rather than traditional NAND flash is that the performance suffers.

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Vodafone launches money transfer service in Qatar

Vodafone launches money transfer service in Qatar

In countries where the banking system isn’t as developed as it is in the US and other long established countries it can be hard for people to get access to banks and to transfer money for paying bills and buying things. Many mobile phone companies are working hard to get an infrastructure in place that will allow users to transfer money using their mobile phone.

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