by George Heymann

Windows Phone 8 to become third platform on Verizon, Galaxy S III makes cameo appearance in Vietnam?

Smartphone Briefs

by Chris Coleman@PhoneKnack

After garnering some additional attention from carriers for Windows Phone 7, Microsoft is teaming up with Verizon Wireless to help promote Windows Phone 8, which is due out later this year. Verizon’s Chief Financial Officer, Fran Shammo said that Verizon is looking to make Windows Phone their third platform behind iOS and Android.

“We’re really looking at the Windows Phone 8.0 platform because that’s a differentiator. We’re working with Microsoft on it”

While the Windows Phone platform continues to grow it will be interesting to see what other interest they can garner as time gets closer to Windows 8.0 holiday release.

Rumors are constantly flooding the web, its part of the technology world. But what we just stumbled upon may be more then just a rumor. A Vietnamese site has just posted a video of them playing around with the new Samsung Galaxy S III.

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Google Drive launching next week for Mac, Windows, Android and iOS will include 5GB free storage

by George Heymann | @techeadlines

According to a recent The Next Web (TNW) report, Google’s rumored “Google Drive” service will launch next week @ for Mac, Windows, Android and iOS and will include 5 GB of free storage.

I can’t wait to see how the service will integrate with “Google Docs” and how we will interact with Google Drive. TNW is reporting that  Google Drive will work “in desktop folders” on both Mac and Windows machines.

I’ve been a long time Dropbox user, but may replace it with Google Drive as my virtual storage of choice depending on its implementation.

Do you intend to use Google Drive when its released next week?

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AT&T outlines data throttling, Windows 8 consumer preview available

Smartphone Briefs

By Chris Coleman|@PhoneKnack

After losing in court to an angry customer who’s data was throttled, AT&T has decided to outline their unlimited data throttling process to its customers. Customers lucky enough to be grandfathered in for the unlimited data plan and using 3G or 4G (HSPA+) smartphones, your data will be throttled after 3GB of usage. Customers who are using 4G (LTE) smartphones, data throttling begins at 5GB of usage.

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iOS 5 tethered and untethered Jailbreak now available for iPhone 4S and iPad2, Seidio Extended battery for Galaxy Nexus available for order.

Smartphone Briefs

By Chris Coleman|@PhoneKnack

On January 20th, Greenpois0n released their tool to jailbreak (unlock) the iPhone 4S or iPad 2. The jailbreak will support iOS 5.0 and iOS 5.0.1 according to Greenpois0n, however the tools were only available for the Mac. The Greenpois0n team has now released the Windows version, which can be found by following this link.

Whited00r , a well known iOS community modding site has come forth with a way to get some features of iOS 5.0 on your older generation iPhones and iPods. For those who have an iPhone 2G, iPhone 3G, and iPod Touch and are interested in basking in the glory of i0S 5.0, Whited00r has your back. Make sure to follow this link and from there, simply pick your device. Sound off in the comments after the break with what you think of iOS 5.0 being on old-generation Apple products.

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Kid Mode: Make learning fun for Android, iOS as well as Chrome, Mac, and Windows PCs

by George Heymann

Kid Mode features free educational, age appropriate software for children age 1 to 8 years old. The software while designed for children allows full parental control of the available materials.

If my experience with friends and co-workers are any indication, parents frequently hand over their smartphones to their children to keep them entertained. I ‘m not sure I would be willing to handover an expensive device to a toddler but if you do, you might want to consider Kid Mode by Zoodles.

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Microsoft previews “Windows 8” at Computex

by George Heymann

Microsoft previewed the next version of Windows, codenamed “Windows 8” to hardware partners at Computex in Taipei, Taiwan today.

As part of the technical preview Mike Angiulo, Microsoft corporate vice president of Windows Planning, Hardware and PC Ecosystem, demonstrated how “Windows 8” is optimized for touch-centric hardware.

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New Microsoft Windows 8 details being leaked

By Anna Schmidt

Technology Market

With the forthcoming release of Windows 8 being seen as a crucial step in Microsoft’s ongoing dominance of the operating systems market, some details of the company’s product are being leaked.

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Mini-fix prior to Nodo coming to Windows Phone 7

by George Heymann

The French Windows Phone 7 site is reporting that Microsoft France has confirmed to them that a small fix will be issued for Windows phone 7 in the next few days to “ensure that future updates are installed correctly.”

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Google cloud print beta being rolled out in the U.S.

by George Heymann

Google is rolling out a feature that allows users to connect their printer with Google cloud services and enable printing from an iPhone, Android or desktop browser without installing any drivers.

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T-Mobile Froyo update not OTA but via Samsung Kies mini software (available now)

By George Heymann

The Samsung Vibrant update that was announced by T-Mobile’s chief marketing officer Cole Brodman on January 20 was reportedly to begin rolling out on January 21. Brodman had previously stated that ” The upgrade will come in waves, so not all Vibrant owners will receive it on the first day”, implying an OTA update.  Download links after the break.

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