Have you checked the app settings in Battery Saver settings? Is it possible that the allow run in background is switched off? I haven't had a problem using the podcast app while driving.
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I really like the idea that the interactive tile is effectively the WP interface, it will be a boost for both platforms. Most of the project ideas I currently have are for W8 apps with a WP companion, and this sits will with the interactive tile process. It would be great for music or even films to tap your phone on the screen and 'move' the media to your phone to carry on where you left off.
@Bass: It will be interesting to see if manufacturers with customised Android UIs decide it's better to go with a non-customisable (or at least minimally customisable) free WP or continue with the customisable Android OS that they have already put work into ...
Perhaps they'll decide it's cheaper to go with WP because they won't have to spend time customising ... ? I expect they'll stay with customised Androids because the accountants will dictate that they haven't returned the full investment from it's development. Or they may even decide that Android is better than WP for their target customers.
Well, the "Do No Evil" thing is looking a bit tarnished, isn't it?
Now, Jobs I can understand. He was always all about the profit (c.f. the Breakout contract with Atari where he cheated Woz out of over $2000). But Google seem pretty harsh; firing on the spot as well as conspiring to stop wages rising as they should naturally do in a free market.
MS don't come out spotless either -- they may have been late to the party, but they were certainly there.