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All posts tagged "find my phone"


Thursday, March 3, 2011

Find My Phone Service Proves Useful

Posted by Brad Wasson in "Windows Phone Talk" @ 06:30 AM

http://www.itwire.com/your-it-news/...mans-golf-clubs

"In this case the return of a beloved set of golf clubs - oh and a beloved mobile phone - were all achieved via the Find My Phone standard feature of Windows Phone 7."

Windows Phone 7 has a handy feature that allows you to track the whereabouts of your phone should you ever lose it. It uses a combination of Windows Live and capability built into the phone to allow you to:

  • make your phone ring
  • map your phone's location
  • lock your phone and show a message
  • erase your phone

Our Read link takes you to a story of how the service was used to recover a set of golf clubs that were stolen from a club house. Hopefully you will never have need for this service, but if you ever do it may prove invaluable in either protecting your privacy and/or recovering what is for most people an absolute indispensable asset.


Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Microsoft Puts Apple, Google Services In Its Mobile Strategy Sights

Posted by Brad Wasson in "Windows Phone Talk" @ 09:30 PM

http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2010...-phone-7-cloud/

"It's clear the software giant is shooting at the cloud in order to target a major weakness of Apple and a major strength of Google. Microsoft is offering consumer-oriented cloud services that Apple lacks, while providing enterprise features, such as remote wiping or locating a missing phone, that are not built in to Android."

Brian X Chen, writing for WIRED'S Gadget Lab, has provided a nice summary of some of the key focuses of Microsoft's Mobile Strategy associated with their new Windows Phone 7 platform. He points out a number of the key aspects to be aware of. These include over-the-air Wi-Fi syncing and a feature to track a missing phone, a free website for publishing content and syncing, and a Find My Phone service. On the surface, these appear to be a fairly competitive set of features heading out of the gate, but we'll have to see how they perform in actual use before we commit to a final judgment.


Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Windows Phone 7 Availability and Windows Phone Live

Posted by Nurhisham Hussein in "Windows Phone News" @ 09:00 PM

http://windowsteamblog.com/windows_...-connected.aspx

"We are working closely with our partners to determine exactly where and how Windows Phone 7 will be available regionally this holiday season and beyond. I'm happy to say that Windows Phone 7 will be well represented in countries around the world this holiday. During initial availability, Windows Phone 7 will support 5 languages; English, French, Italian, German and Spanish. The Windows Phone Marketplace will support the buying and selling of applications in 17 countries; Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland, UK and United States."

That's a fairly disappointing list, and I'm hoping it will expand fairly rapidly after WP7 hits the market - I mean, why Hong Kong, and not Taiwan or Korea (Japan, I can understand)? This blog post also mentions the Windows Phone Live companion site, which integrates with your WP7 phone to allow you a single spot to see your media, calendar and contacts; allows sharing of files; 25GB of Skydrive space; and the Find My Phone service - all for the great price of $0.00. Interested? Hit the link for more.


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