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
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?
Every once and a while I get to thinking or talking about all the phones I have owned (something like one every three weeks for the last 8 years if my math is correct) and I get this nostalgic feeling about the hardware designs of yesteryear. Before the iPhone, we had design that were really different from each other. Some were really cool and useful, others were just plain ridiculous. The point is, they were different. Very different. Manufactures were differentiating with hardware in ways I can only dream of now. Square, big touch screen. That’s what I get to choose from. My only decision is how big of a screen I want. So come, take a trip down memory lane with me as I look back on when hardware was cool and no so damn boring.
The other day I wrote about how the Nexus 7 has satisfied my need for a “stock Android” device and giving me the chance to check out some non Nexus devices. I picked up the Samsung Galaxy S III and have been using it with Samsung’s software for a few weeks now. Surprisingly I have really been enjoying using it. Instead of just saying “it’s good” or “it has nice features”, I figured I would break down exactly what features of the latest TouchWiz have stood out to me. Hit the jump for more Wiz!