This convenient window mount plugs into your car’s power port and automatically charges your Qi-compatible phone whenever you set it in the holder. Features a rotating, adjustable grip, and a 180-degree telescoping arm so you can fine-tune your phone’s position.
Facebook deserves credit for continuing to support their WhatsApp app for Windows Phone, with the Beta just being updated to version 2.18.30 with a number of new features. The headline new feature is the ability to continuously share your location for a set period, allowing friends to coordinate more easily and track your arrival for example. Show More Summary
The common refrain these days is that there is no longer any reasonable reason to buy a Windows Phone, but in its heyday, the OS saw good adoption in enterprise setting and even with members of the general public, and one of the reasons...Show More Summary
Microsoft’s Project Andromeda “Surface Phone” is often portrayed as a hybrid phone/tablet, but a new patent by Microsoft for a “hinged device” suggests the Windows 10-powered handset may offer a bit more, including functioning as a mini-laptop. Show More Summary
While Windows phones are dead for Microsoft, the company has planned an ambitious push into mobile for PCs in 2018. With the demise of Windows on phones, a spotlight has been cast on Microsoft regarding its place in the mobile world....Show More Summary
The biggest mobile show of the year, Mobile World Congress or MWC, is getting underway in Barcelona, with Huawei one of the first to unveil its new products. There's no sign of the company's 2018 flagship phone yet, but Huawei has shown...Show More Summary
It seems the quest to install a new OS on only Windows Phones is going much faster than anticipated. We wrote recently that due to the crucial absence of specific firmware drivers it would be difficult to bring full Windows 10 ARM to...Show More Summary
There is hardly any reason anymore to buy a Windows Phone unless your company’s solution is currently dependent on the platform and you have not quite managed to make the jump to a living platform yet. If you are in such a predicament,...Show More Summary
Discussing Windows Phone's impact, fake-news videos on Facebook and YouTube, and Dogecoin.
Your Windows phone can be a dedicated LAN drive or just an easy way to transfer files around your network. While it's easy to backup files to the cloud, sometimes you need the option to move files instantly around devices on your network. Show More Summary
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Back in the 1990s, one company pretty much dominated mobile computing. That company was Palm. But, by the end of the last millennium, Microsoft decided that mobile computing was a big deal and they sunk a bunch of effort in developing Windows CE, then Pocket PC and eventually, Windows Mobile. Show More Summary
Smartphones running Windows Phone 7.5 or Windows 8 are no longer getting push notifications, after Microsoft announced it's pulled support. Windows Phone 8.1 will work as usual "at this time," and the current Windows 10 Mobile is still...Show More Summary
WhatsApp has been busy, and only 2 days after the last update have pushed out a new update for their WhatsApp beta app for Windows Phone, taking it to version 2.18.28. The update brings the ability to add a description to a WhatsApp group. Show More Summary
Microsoft says devices running Windows Phone 7.5 and 8.0 have reached end-of-life status and will no longer be supported. Beginning February 20, Microsoft will turn off push notification services for Windows Phone 7.5 and Windows Phone 8.0. Show More Summary
And there'll be no more Find My Phone for owners of the two older Windows smartphone OSes.
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In October, Microsoft admitted that its Windows Phone line was pretty much totally dead after failing to attract app developers, and its market share plummeted from 0.8 per cent to 0.1 per cent by 2017. Even corporate vice president for Windows Joe Belfiore said that he had switched to Android. Show More Summary
WhatsApp has updated their WhatsApp beta app for Windows Phone to version 2.18.24. The update brings a number of new features, most of them hidden. Most interesting is support for Live Location. Live Location tracking came to iOS and...Show More Summary
There are some users who are determined to continue using their Windows Phones until they fall apart, saying they would never transition to any other mobile operating system no matter how many apps leave the system as long as they still have their Live Tiles. Show More Summary