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Hands-on with Halo: Spartan Strike for Windows and Windows Phone

We had our first look at Halo: Spartan Strike last October and we're glad that the game is finally available. We'll have a full review coming soon, but we know a lot of you want to see some gameplay already on Windows and Windows Phone devices. Show More Summary

1Password Alpha is now available for Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone

AgileBits has released a new alpha release of 1Password for both Windows and Windows Phone. The suite enable users to stores and synchronize randomly generated passwords for various accounts. While it's an alpha release, those who have been eagerly awaiting for the old app on Windows Phone to be refreshed will now be able to aid with development.

Files and Folders Pro is today’s MyAppFree deal

Its never been easier to manage files on Windows Phone with a variety of file managers available for the platform, not including the official Microsoft files app. There are many others which are built for those who want a little extra. For one, Files & Folders Pro is a file management app that tackles the basic […]

1Password goes live as an Alpha app for those who signed up

1Password is a popular password management application. Developed by AgileBits, the app is available on all the major platforms – and now, it’s coming to Windows Phone too. While it’s an alpha release, those who have been eagerly awaiting for the old app on Windows Phone to be refreshed will now be able to aid in development. […]

When does Windows Phone stop being Windows Phone?

I’m not switching from Windows Phone. This is not one of those articles, Windows Phone fits my needs at this point in time. What were talking about here is “Windows Phone.” What is Windows Phone to you? For me, the idea of a Windows Phone entered my head when I wandered into a phone store, […]

Snapdeal rolls out a minor update for it’s Windows Phone app

Popular Indian e-commerce Website, Snapdeal has released a minor update for its Windows Phone app. The v3.0.2.3 bring couple of new features including the ability to Pin Snapdeal tile and off course fixes some nasty bugs. Check out the full changelog below. Windows live tile – Now see updates on Windows home screen Pin Snapdeal tile […]

Paypal Here back in the Windows Phone store

A few weeks ago Paypal released their Here app for Windows Phone, but it was unfortunately pulled very soon after, likely due to bugs with the app not being able to detect the reader accessory. Now after an update on the 17th the app is once again available for download. The Paypal Here device and […]

Pancake Panic is now available for Windows Phone

Pancake Panic is now available for Windows Phone (including all Lumia devices) and Windows (including Surface tablets) through the Windows Store. It is available as a Universal App, meaning you can download it once, and it will be available on all your Windows based computers, phones, and tablets. Pancake Panic is a fast, fun, and […]

Is Windows 10 Mobile really more usable than Windows Phone 8.1?

One of the designers who worked on the next version of Windows Phone has today revealed that Microsoft believes Windows Phone 7/8 has significant usability issues, and that the current system of app bar and panoramas did not meet the needs of users, and that the Windows 10 Mobile solution should do this better, especially […]

Windows Store Collection: Comic Book Fans

This week we are setting aside our Windows Phone and taking a look at one of the Collections in the Windows Store. As many know, the Windows Phone Store has a series of Collections that pulls together Windows Phone games or apps that are from the same genre such as shopping apps, photography apps or racing games. Show More Summary

An introduction to the Mi4, Xiaomi's future Windows 10 test device

At WinHEC 2015, Microsoft announced a partnership with Xiaomi to test the Windows 10 technical preview on one of its smartphones. This is that smartphone, the Mi4. As it stands at the time of writing there's still no word on exactly when the collaboration will open up to members of the public. Show More Summary

Ex-Microsoft Windows Phone designer explains the move to the Hamburger menu in Windows 10 Mobile

The move to the hamburger menu in Windows 10 Mobile has been incredibly controversial, with Windows Phone not just losing one handed usage, but also differentiation from other mobile operating systems. An ex-Microsoft designer has now broken the silence on the move in a reddit AMA, and has revealed that the internal debate has been […]

Skype teams up with VICE news to “break down barriers”

Microsoft has today announced that the company is teaming up with VICE News – one of the largest news source. VICE News has teamed up with “break down barriers” – the company will allow its viewers to send questions to VICE News via Skype video messages. Here’s a recent video that VICE published with some […]

Another attempt to fix the Windows 10 Mobile UI

The new Windows 10 Mobile user interface has been a big source of controversy, and numerous readers have asked us to post their ideas for a better design that the current pivot-less hamburger implementation. The latest  is Andrew, who is trying to reconcile the best of both worlds, as demonstrated in the video above. What […]

Yahoo scores favorable terms in re-negotiated Bing search deal

Thanks to an SEC document filed earlier today, some of the details surrounding the re-negotiated deal for Yahoo to use Bing search engine results have come out.

It’s Too Soon To Judge Satya Nadella

It’s very early days for Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and for the company’s overhaul from a 1990s PC company to a service and cloud company. And it’s too soon to say he’s successfully helped his company make that transition. Perhaps the key test is yet to come with the release of Windows 10 and whether Microsoft can finally make some headway in mobile. Read More

Microsoft Hires Scott Coleman As The New General Manager For Microsoft Ventures

Last year, Rahul Soon, General Manager of Microsoft Ventures announced that he is leaving Microsoft for his new startup. Rahul joined Microsoft back in 2011 and ended up heading Microsoft Ventures since 2012. His team operates startup accelerators and outreach in Brazil, China, India, Israel, Moscow, Seattle, and Tokyo and also operates over 100 Microsoft Innovation […]

Microsoft to open first flagship store outside of North America in Sydney, Australia

Microsoft has announced today that it plans to open up a flagship store in Sydney, Australia — marking the company's first flagship store outside of North America. Microsoft says that the store, which will be located at Westfield Sydney on Pitt Street Mall, will feature a similar layout and provide the same services as its current crop of flagship stores.

New Microsoft Health apps for Windows 8 and Xbox in the works

On the Microsoft Store site Microsoft has revealed new download links for what appears to be apps for not just iOS, Android and Windows Phone, but also for Windows 8 and the Xbox. The Windows 8 and Xbox apps are likely to be Universal apps as home on Windows Phone and Windows 10. … Read More

Microsoft to release 34 non-security patches tomorrow

Over the weekend, Microsoft has revealed the upcoming patches for Tuesday for Windows users. The upcoming patches are not related to security, but Microsoft will be releasing 34 patches tomorrow. If you’ve automatic updates enabled on your Windows computer, you’ll get these 34 patches automatically. Here’s the full list of updates that Microsoft will be […]

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