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Android and Windows Phone have unique capabilities, but the Apple iPhone 6 Plus is still best

Summary: Today's modern smartphone operating systems are all worthy of consideration and there are benefits to all of them not found on the others.

The more I continue to use the new Apple iPhone 6 Plus the more I am convinced it is the smartphone for me. However, as a regular Windows Phone and Android user, there are still a few things I do miss from these two mobile platforms.

Prior to the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus announcements, I listed five things I doubted would come to the new iPhone and was thankfully proven wrong by three of the five.

The iPhone 6 Plus comes with VoLTE
support (on T-Mobile and Verizon), long battery life, and NFC. Granted NFC is still very limited, actually you can't even use it until Apple Pay launches.

The price of Android and Windows Phone smartphones is much less than the iPhone 6 Plus and a benefit of both operating systems. Looking at the true full price you will find high end Android smartphones priced $150 to $250 less than the 16GB iPhone 6…

Working for Microsoft Xbox games flow right to your browser

Microsoftis developingtechnologythat transmitsXbox gamesonPC browsers. if a new report byveteranjournalistBradSamsMicrosoftNeowinis correct.OneBothXboxandXbox 360 gamesaresupposedto workwith the service,which can be accessedthroughInternetExplorerorChrome.


Last year,Microsofthasitusedthe effervescentpower of the cloudto showHalo 4is running on aWindowsPhone, among other devices. Thisbrowser-basedsolution isapparentlythe continuation of thisresearch, as wellas usefor a hugeinfrastructureofMicrosoftAzurecloud.

According toSams,"Xbox 360offeredthe full experience, includingthe dashboardrunsin the browsertoo ...The product, as itisright now,has theXboxbrand andworksoutside the wallsofMicrosoft."

Another source saidSamsexperiencewill provide60 framesper second, which is more than Ican sayfor mostXbox360 andXboxOnegames.


The fact thatMicrosoftis entering thestreamingspaceisnot a big surprise. OnLivehasbroadcastgameson multiple platformsfor years,Steamnow allowshomestreamingPC games,N…

Microsoft In Talks To Buy Shoutcast And Winamp From AOL

Looks like the llama may not get off so easily after all. AOL yesterday announced that it was shutting down Winamp, media playing software for Windows and Android devices that it picked up through its 1999, $80 million acquisition of Nullsoft in 1999. But today Techcrunch has learned that AOL is talks with Microsoft to sell Winamp, along with Shoutcast, a media streaming service also developed by Nullsoft. We have also learned that AOL has been planning to announce the closure of Shoutcast next week.
AOL has declined to comment for this story, and we are still waiting to hear back from Microsoft with a response. From what we understand, the deal is not yet finalized, with AOL and Microsoft still working out the price. It could also be very wishful thinking from those intent on trying to save both services.
AOL did not give any guidance yesterday on what would happen with Shoutcast.

If this is correct, it would represent an interesting, and strange, twist in the story.

On t…