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Windows Phone URI associations, emails and text messages

Last night I wasted far too much of my time trying to debug an issue with Windows Phone URI associations and emails containing links using these URIs. Far too much time. URI associations, for those who haven’t used them, are the ability to register a URI prefix so that any links that use this prefix […]

How to get multiple Gmail calendars on Windows Phone

One of the most frustrating things I’ve found with Windows Phone is that – like the first iterations of the iPhone – it will not synchronise multiple calendars with Google. This is incredibly annoying when you have multiple people all with Google calendars which are perfectly visible through the web interface but cannot be seen […]

A break from the norm – Zune Pass

Disclaimer: I was provided with a month’s free trial for the Zune service. I am not a member of the press, I just happened to be in the right place at the right time and got one for free. Anyone can (currently) sign up for a 14-day trial through the Zune website. I have not […]

The “EU Cookie Directive” (2009/136/EC) and you.

Prompted primarily by a customer enquiry, I recently posted on Twitter asking my followers whether they had any knowledge of industry best standard with respect to the EU Cookie Directive that’s due to come into force on the 26th May.  The answer, unfortunately, was a resounding “no”. This is in most part due to the […]

Windows Phone 7 Launch(ish) applications

As people who know me will attest, I’ve been watching the development and imminent launch of Windows Phone 7 with a lot of interest. Firstly I like the UI, secondly I love the idea of being able to take my existing development skills in .NET and start to easily develop applications. That said, I don’t […]

Eurogamer Expo 2010 (live!)

Live pictures from the Eurogamer Expo 2010 (Should update as I post while I’m out, hopefully!)

Tabletop computers

As I’m in the process of moving house, I keep seeing little things and thinking “that’d be great in the new place”. One thing that doesn’t fit into that category is tabletop computers. I’m fortunately (just) old enough to remember when tabletop computers made their first appearance in arcade machines. I can’t remember the exact […]

Using Exceptioneer and ASP.NET 4.0 Web.Config transformation

Let me start by saying that I’ve only just started using Exceptioneer.  This is my first web application that I’m trying to use it for but it’s seriously impressive so far.  For those that haven’t used it, Exceptioneer is a web service that allows you to monitor, track, and pro-actively resolve issues that arise within […]

Developer fixes ITV 1 HD for Windows 7 Media Centre on Freesat

A UK developer has published a fix for that allows Windows 7 Media Centre to see the new ITV 1 HD through Freesat. For those who don’t know, Freesat allows you to receive free-to-air satellite channels – including those from the BBC and ITV – using a simple satellite dish and receiver box. As of […]

Running Windows Phone Developer Tools (CTP) in a Virtual Machine?

I love the idea of Windows Phone 7. I still think there are some things that Microsoft need to double-check as they move forward (particularly the no copy/paste – what if I want to copy a URL from IE and paste into a twitter application?!) but I think it could be fantastic. During my day-job […]