Zunited Podcast 132 – [Redacted]. Apr29

Zunited Podcast 132 ...

[IMG]http://www.zunited.net/graphics/podcastlogo.png[/IMG] We’re back!!! If we had a nickel for every time we said that… well, we’d be incredibly rich. And of course, in true old fashion Zunited Podcast style: Jon’s bird squawks, we have really lame jokes, and say a...

Would peripherals help the Kinect? Apr25

Would peripherals he...

The Xbox 360 unveiled the Kinect boasting that, “you are the controller.” Since you and I are now the controllers, we will be saving a lot of money on batteries and replacement parts when it wears down, and start spending more money on food to provide the calories necessary to...

Microsoft and Nokia: it’s a done deal
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Apr21

Microsoft and Nokia:...

Today, after announcing the strategic alliance, Microsoft and Nokia have signed the definitive agreement. In summmary the agreement states that: Nokia will deliver mapping, navigation, and location services to the Windows Phone ecosystem. Nokia will endorse the development of...

Devices with forced NoDo updates won’t upgrade in the future
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Apr20

Devices with forced ...

Yesterday AT&T released the NoDo update for the Samsung Focus and the LG quantum. But before this, some WP7 users were desperate to get the update, so they decided to force it thanks to a “hack”. Now Brandon Watson from the Windows Phone team has said on twitter that further...

Is Apple’s suit right? You decide Apr20

Is Apple’s sui...

Apple is suing Samsung claiming that the “product design, user interface and packaging of the Galaxy products” copy that of the iPad and infringe on their patent. Is this lawsuit just a well timed business strategy or is Apple just being outright stupid about this? If one were to...

Ilomilo Review

Publisher: Microsoft Studios Price: $4.99 The current state of Xbox Live on Windows Phone 7 is a work in progress. As of now, Microsoft is mostly concerned with achieving an even playing field, allowing a huge amount of ports from the best titles that iOS and Android have enjoyed for a while...

NoDo finally comes to AT&T users
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Apr19

NoDo finally comes t...

Today, after months of waiting and complaining, AT&T has released the pre Nodo update, and the NoDo update for Windows Phone 7. This update includes features such as copy and paste, improved speed, and other cool fixes, plus the addition of some AT&T features like WISPr feature that...

Microsoft will only ...

Ever find a awesome Indie game you love so much and want to rate it? Well, according to GamePro, you need an Xbox Live Gold membership to cast votes. Microsoft’s official XNA Game Studio Team said, in a blog, that starting today, they are changing the way Xbox Live users can vote. From...

Newest Tech Wonder: Arc Mouse Apr17

Newest Tech Wonder: ...

A while back, Microsoft introduced a new computer mouse to the market, but didn’t really look to break any advertisement sound barriers or create too many waves about it. The computer mouse, simplistic by design, yet elegant in its perfection to create an extremely intuitive way to...

Tablet vs. Slate Apr16

Tablet vs. Slate

Seen one of those really fancy iPad commercials lately? These commercials are really slick and show off a lot of the great functionality and application support that goes into your $800 portable media device. Many consumers are finding that the main reason that they “need” an iPad...

IE10 Test Drive Available. Will not work with Vista.
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Apr14

IE10 Test Drive Avai...

Earlier this week, Microsoft announced that they will start running a test drive for IE10 at MIX. Windows 7 users can start trying out the platform preview now. Sadly the next version of Internet Explorer will not be compatible with Windows Vista users. This is not shocking news to many since...

Kinect support for N...

Have you always wanted to watch movies with just a wave of your hand? Well now you can according to according to PC World. Xbox 360 Kinect has just pushed out an update that brings Netflix interface to Kinect support. The update should pop up the next time you open up Netflix. So what...

Help Microsoft set a...

Do you want to help Microsoft break a world record? Well later this month , April 24 (the weekend of the x-box live free trial weekend, so everyone with an X-box 360, Kinect, and internet can join in), Microsoft will attempt to break the Guinness world record of most people simultaneously...

Flight Control Revie...

Publisher: Namco Bandai Price: $2.99 I hate flying. I’ve never been one to enjoy the friendly skies, and although the safety record of air travel is at an all time high, the feeling of traveling at 300 mph – over 30,000 feet – with no safety net unnerves me. Unfounded as my fear...

WIRe April 3-April 10: WP7 gaming column, Microsoft warns off homebrew, multitasking hack
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Apr11

WIRe April 3-April 1...

This week was also a little bit huge for Zunited. The previous week we asked if anyone was interested in writing for us and we found a few applicants. What happened next was the launch of a new weekly Windows Phone 7 gaming column, with the first game reviewed being Fable: Coin Golf. We also...

Windows Phone 7 homebrew can cause problems
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Apr08

Windows Phone 7 home...

Microsoft is against using Chris Walsh’s update program in this Windows Phone 7 weekly update, saying it may somehow cancel out the ability to install future updates according to Ars Technica. If you choose to attempt one of these homebrew hacks, we can’t say what will happen to...

Fable: Coin Golf rev...

Publisher: Microsoft Game Studios Price: $4.99 As a gamer that has grown fond of the mobile video game scene, I truly have enjoyed small works like ilomilo and AlphaJax on my Windows Phone 7 (WP7). These games take a tightly knit concept and really nail down the sentiment of the world or...

Hack brings multitasking to WP7 sooner rather than later
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Apr06

Hack brings multitas...

Microsoft’s NoDo woes has been plaguing Windows Phone 7 users for a short time now. For the most part, consumers want their update — and they want it now. But the company has suffered from a few problems which have then delayed the release of NoDo to a number of consumers. But...

Editorial: America is app crazy Apr06

Editorial: America i...

Not too long ago, people purchased their portable media devices (PMD) based on the specific features of that device and the software that works with the device. Many people bought the old school iPods because it had that nifty little wheel and iTunes was extremely intuitive and simple to use....

Wanna write for Zunited? We’re “hiring”!
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Apr03

Wanna write for Zuni...

Before you begin to read this block of text, let me first say that this is a nonpaying gig. That is exactly why we wrote “hiring” with quotes in the title. Okay, now that 90% of you have X’d out, let’s continue. Around here we currently only have two people writing...

WIRe (Week In Review) March 27-April 2: Zune HD email, Paul Allen tell-all book
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Apr03

WIRe (Week In Review...

We have decided to try a new weekly roundup of posts here at Zunited, giving us even more incentive to continue bringing you the latest news. The past week as actually been quite momentous: the Zune HD got a couple of new applications including an email client, Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen...

Zunited: New old look, same ol’ us
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Apr02

Zunited: New old loo...

It’s true what people say—we change looks on Zunited more times than, well, any other site changes its looks. But then again, it’s kind of our charm. Is it not? No? Well okay, fine. But the point is that we have decided to do so once again. This current look is actually a really...

Zune App Marketplace available in India
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Apr02

Zune App Marketplace...

The Zune Marketplace seems like it’s beginning to trickle down in other places around the world, specifically India this time. Users reported to WMPowerUser that they were able to get on to the Zune Marketplace but there’s one catch—only the applications menu is available....

Students can upgrade to Windows 7 for $30
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Apr01

Students can upgrade...

Students can upgrade from Windows Vista to Windows 7 Professional for just $30 as a limited time offer from Microsoft. Students need to currently be in enrolled in a university with a valid school email address. If a student meets the previous criteria, then they just need to register on...

No joke! Email client available for Zune HD
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Apr01

No joke! Email clien...

Despite the date, and yes even we participated in April Fools’ Day, Zune has released a couple of new applications and games for the Zune HD. Users are reporting they have received an email from Zune saying there is an update available for the Facebook application, a new game called BBQ...