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Observations About Windows 8 At Retail In Australia

Posted on November 2, 2012 by Andrew

Just a quick post today. I ended up in the city today, so I decided while I was there to check out a couple of the big computer retailers to see how things were looking one week after the launch … Continue reading

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Dreamspark & Dreamspark Premium For QUT Students

Posted on August 25, 2012 by Andrew

Doing a unit this semester about Mobile Application Development, with a specific tutorial about Windows Phone development and also the release of the Windows 8 RTM has meant that the number of people I know at university trying to use the various Dreamspark programs that Microsoft … Continue reading

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Optus… Pick Up Your Act With Windows Phone Labelling In Stores!

Posted on March 2, 2012 by Andrew

I was in the Brisbane CBD today doing some business and thought I’d pop in to check out some phone stores to see what they were doing regarding the Nokia Lumia range of phones which is supposed to be available from some … Continue reading

The Third Evolution Of Windows Is Coming

Posted on September 13, 2011 by Andrew

The First Evolution Of Windows (1985-1995) This first evolution of Windows started with a combined File & Program Manager (called MS-DOS Executive which was the Shell) before splitting that program into two seperate programs, the Program Manager (which stayed open … Continue reading

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Zune Music Marketplace Expansions: Why I Think They’re Still Coming Soon!

Posted on August 24, 2011 by Andrew

Update: Turns out I ended up being correct. Zune Music Pass coming to Australia November 16th 2011! Today, Microsoft released the final version of the Zune 4.8 software, which allows phones that are running Windows Phone 7.5 to communicate with … Continue reading

A Possible Saviour For Your Windows Phone NoDo Backup (For WP Devs)

Posted on July 29, 2011 by Andrew

UPDATE: I’ve added some extra instructions in the comments to fix a possible “Source Path Too Long” error. If you’re having trouble with that error message, then try those instructions. Once I’ve received feedback that these instructions do indeed work, … Continue reading

Thoughts On The SmartPhone Market

Posted on November 4, 2010 by Andrew

I thought I’d spend some time talking about smartphones. In the smartphone OS market today we have 5 major players: Apple’s iOS, Google’s Android, Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7, RIM’s Blackberry and Nokia’s Symbian. There are others who make OSes for … Continue reading

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HTC 7 Mozart Seen In The Wild :D

Posted on October 27, 2010 by Andrew

As you’d know just from reading this blog and especially if you actually know me, I’ve been immensely excited about Windows Phone 7 since it was first announced in February this year, but especially excited since the RTM was announced … Continue reading

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Windows Phone 7 Reaches RTM :D

Posted on September 2, 2010 by Andrew

Yes, yes, I know – Apple updated their iPods, iTunes & Apple TV. But who cares – it wasn’t very innovative anyway and in fact the Nano lost features in return for a weird touch screen interface, so let’s ignore that! It … Continue reading

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Software Early 1990s Style

Posted on August 31, 2010 by Andrew

A few years ago when I was in Scouts we searched through the Venturers room at our Scout den one night, I came across some packages that I really wanted to keep, because I knew the significance of them. In … Continue reading