Posts Tagged ‘Microsoft’

Are lockscreens outdated?

In one of their latest shows, Vernon and Andrew from the awesome Glance and Go Radio discussed whether or not having a lockscreen still makes sense. Unlike many people may think, lockscreens were not really meant to protect a device from being accessed by other individuals, but derived from the keypad locks cell phones used […]


Tap+Send: The Love Story of 2 NFC Devices

Innovation in technology is hit and miss for a number of reasons. To prognosticate what advances in technology will be accepted by the general public is by no means, an exact science. There’s a constant barrage of new expensive toys with exclusive features that are “sure” to turn the world upside down, only to hit the market […]


(Update) Join the WinPhan movement, now with local country groups!

WinPhan Global

 [German version below] (Update: added Facebook pages for local groups in East Africa and Australia) Do you know the WinPhan movement? No? No worries, I am going to tell you something about it. Sean (The WinPhan) started the movement sometimes last year. The idea behind the movement is simple. Apple-Fans have their “iFan” movement, Android-Fans […]


The WinPhan is joining msicc.net!

Well, I’m back. Some of you know me from Twitter, Facebook, and various WP news blog sites as WinPhan7. For those that don’t know me, nice to meet you. I’ve evolved slightly, I now go by a more encompassing title: The WinPhan, but you can also call me Sean. I’m not a developer, although I am interested in […]


Zune/Xbox Music Pass available in Germany (includes a short how-to)

Yesterday some users reported to wparea.de that the Zune/Xbox Music Pass is available. However, yesterday I was able to activate it, but no usage was possible. This changed this morning. Here are is a short view on how to use the Zune/ Xbox Music Pass: On your Windows Phone: Just go to the marketplace, search […]


(Rumor) Microsoft Surface coming to Europe?

Today Hellshock (follow him!),  one of my Italian tweeps made an awesome discovery. The Italian Microsoft site has a link to Surface within the “Products” section. Of course I checked that for Germany as well, and in fact it is there, too: Well, I know that this means nothing at the moment, but it is a […]


Windows 8 and Family Safety

Today my 10 year old son asked me when I will let him play around Windows 8. So I decided to set up an account for him. (This post will be a how-to mixed with my personal opinion.) First, I created an account for my son by going to control panel in the WinRT part […]