Interested in the features of Windows Phone 8, or want to know if Microsoft’s signature WP8 device, the HTC Windows Phone 8X, is worth purchase? Check out my video review of the Verizon Wireless HTC 8X and WP8 OS…
I recently came across a major issue in Windows Phone 8 and Xbox Music Pass. The issue, which many users are suffering from, is downloaded music through Xbox Music is giving either “We’re having through playing this right now” or “We are unable to confirm media usage rights for this content” errors when attempting to play music on a WP8 device. I attempted to contact both Xbox Music support and Windows Phone support, with no fix for the issue. My issue has been escalated, but some are reporting that they haven’t heard back. Users have tried everything from removing and re-downloading songs to full resets of their devices, and even swapping out to new devices, with no fix. Microsoft has yet to acknowledge the issue, which leaves many users, including myself, very worried.
There are a few issues with Outlook.com, especially for Mac users (Mac users can’t sync using Exchange ActiveSync, only POP), but I recently came across a major bug that can render Outlook.com useless on ALL platforms and software that were setup up via Exchange ActiveSync. The issue I, and
many others, have ran into is Outlook.com stating that there are “too many devices syncing” and will disable syncing on devices that experience this issue and prevents you from adding/replacing any devices. Read more
After writing part one, I got some tips on apps from readers and forum users that I should try that worked out great for them. One app that was brought up multiple times was an app called, MySMS. I went to the Play Store and checked out what the description to see what it offered. Based on what I read, MySMS seemed to offer a solid solution for getting iMessage-style messaging on Android, and heck, with multiple people suggesting it, I had to give it a shot. The aspect that stood out the most was the simplicity of the app, but a question burned in my mind: “Would this ‘simplicity’ provide a truly seamless messaging experience or a disjointed mess?”
Since switching from the iPhone to the Samsung Galaxy S III, I have been missing a feature from iOS, iMessage. Though this feature isn’t enough to drive me back to the iPhone, it was still driving me crazy trying to figure out how to recreate it on Android; more specifically, why Google hasn’t implemented a unified messaging solution with Google Talk and SMS. After weeks of searching and trying many alternatives, I managed to find a solution to the answer with GO SMS Pro, but does it live up to the real deal?