Microsoft kill off Windows Live brand

The Windows Live brand has been around since 2005 and has been Microsoft’s brand for various internet connected apps and services but today Microsoft have announced plans to ditch the Windows Live brand. Most of the apps will be renamed and be part of Windows 8, for example Windows Live…

Spotify for iPad launched

Spotify have updated their iOS app today and they have made it a universal app so it works on the iPad. The app seems to make good use of the iPad display and with Airplay support you can stream your music around the home. The app is free from iTunes…

Skype for Windows Phone updated to version 1.1

It’s just a week since Skype for Windows Phone came out of beta and today there is an update for the app. As with most Windows Phone apps there are no details of what’s changed in the app, there is a still no background calling but I don’t expect that…

Twonky Beam for iOS updated, adds tabbed browsing

Twonky Beam is an app for browsing internet video on your iPad or iPhone and them send them (Twonky call it beaming) to a DLNA or Airplay device,  it nice to be able to browse videos and then send them to your Media Center PC using DLNA or Airplay. The…

Vonage Mobile for Android and iOS updated

In February we reviewed Vonage Mobile for iOS and I was pretty impressed with the service. The Android version of the app has just been updated and adds new social features as well as other performance updates. Their international calling rates are competitive so if you do a lot of…

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Windows Phone Wednesday: Network Dashboard

When Windows Phone was first available I noticed amongst the comments that people were saying how the network settings were buried compared to other mobile operating systems. I noticed this too as someone coming from Windows Mobile since on that OS you could tap the Wi-Fi symbol and this provided a…