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Microsoft is killing a few MSN-branded Apps, including Photosynth

Microsoft’s Satya Nadella promised to get rid of the clutter, and seems to be upholding it, since Microsoft has announced that by the end of this year, a lot of unnecessary apps in Microsoft’s lineup will be axed. 111 more words

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Upgraded to Samsung Galaxy Note Edge!

After two or three years of using a tiny 2 1/2″ downgraded feature phone, I finally was able to upgrade to a 6″ smartphone. I researched and seriously thought of getting a Microsoft Windows Phone, but Microsoft stopped making the Nokia Lumia 1520 (the one I really wanted), so I ended up staying with Android. 222 more words


Simple C# Interlocked use case

Original code in a ViewModel for a Windows Phone application looked like this:

 private readonly object _lock = new object();
 private int _secondsToNextRefresh;
 public int SecondsToNextRefresh
 get { return _secondsToNextRefresh; }
 set { _secondsToNextRefresh = value; RaisePropertyChanged(() => SecondsToNextRefresh); }

 protected void ResetRefreshTimer()
 if (_refreshTimer == null)
  _refreshTimer = new Timer(arg =>
    if (SecondsToNextRefresh == 0)
     SecondsToNextRefresh = GetSecondsToNextRefresh();
     ModifySecondsToNextRefresh(SecondsToNextRefresh - RefreshPeriodInSec);
    },null, 0, RefreshPeriodInSec * Constants.MilliSecsPerSec);

protected int ModifySecondsToNextRefresh(int value)
   lock (_lock)
   SecondsToNextRefresh = value; 
  return SecondsToNextRefresh;

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'Kill Switch' Coming to Google, Microsoft Phones

NEW YORK – Google and Microsoft will include a so-called kill switch in the next version of their smartphone operating systems, authorities announced Thursday.

The technology allows for a stolen Google Android and Microsoft Windows Phone-powered Nokia device to be disabled, making it useless to the thief. 173 more words


Windows phone map control doesn't render in ContentControl

While working on a mapping framework agnostic of GIS implementation, I attempted creating a MapView that will host a vendor specific map object as follows: 338 more words

Mobile Development

iOS "hít khói" Windows Phone ở thị trường doanh nghiệp

ABI Research mới đây đã phát hành một báo cáo về tình hình chiếm lĩnh thị phần của Windows Phone và iOS của Apple trong thị trường doanh nghiệp và xu hướng trong tương lai. 36 more words

15-year-olds code mobile 3D printing app

A number of 3D printers currently on the market require some form of a connection with a PC to operate or configure. However, fifteen-year-olds Gerhard de Clercq and Pieter Sholtz recently decided that they wanted to interact with their… 212 more words