Skype for Windows Phone gets location sharing, picture saving, and notification controls for each conversation

Skype today updated its Windows Phone app with three new features. You can download the new version now directly from the Windows Phone Store. First up, you can now share your location with the people in your conversation, a new … Continue reading Skype for Windows Phone gets location sharing, picture saving, and notification controls for each conversation

Huawei: We like Windows Phone but Android is higher priority

The CMO of the Chinese device maker says Windows Phone is still on the agenda, but the company is more jazzed about its upcoming dual Android-Windows Phone device. Huawei is still on friendly terms with Windows Phone, but Android is the true object of its affection. Speaking with blog site TrustedReviews, Huawei Chief Marketing Officer Shao Yang said the maker of mobile devices remains “committed” to making phones outfitted with Microsoft’s mobile OS. Last year, China-based Huawei launched the Ascend W1 and struck a deal with Microsoft to sell Windows Phone devices in Africa. But that commitment isn’t quite a … Continue reading Huawei: We like Windows Phone but Android is higher priority

Porting from Android to Windows 8

This article was written by an independent writer, Jeff Cogswell. The article is sponsored by Microsoft Corporation, which offers tools and resources for helping developers port from Android to Windows 8. A few months ago, the upper management at a company I was consulting for made the bold move to start switching all corporate phones from Android to Windows 8 Phone. While the employees seemed more concerned about the time they would spend moving their Words with Friends friend lists over to the new phones, the software development team had a bigger issue on its hands: There were several internal apps it had developed … Continue reading Porting from Android to Windows 8

Xbox Video app finally arrives on Windows Phone

Microsoft is finally releasing its Xbox Video app for Windows Phone today. After originally including built-in support for the service in Windows Phone 7, Microsoft shipped Windows Phone 8 without full access to renting and downloading movies and TV shows from the service. The new app, which is available immediately in the Windows Phone Store, brings the ability to purchase or stream content through Xbox Video on a Windows Phone. Movies and TV shows can also be downloaded to a handset for offline use. Any existing content that’s rented or owned in Xbox Video is automatically displayed in the app once … Continue reading Xbox Video app finally arrives on Windows Phone

Windows Phone 8.1 to feature notification centre, voice-based assistant: Report

  Microsoft has been working on a revamped version of its Windows Phone operating system, Windows Phone 8.1 aka Windows Phone Blue, for quite some time now. The Verge in a report has revealed that Microsoft is gearing up to ship its upcoming Windows Phone 8.1 with two new features – a notification centre that can be accessed by swiping down from top of the screen, just like Android and iOS, apart from a voice-based assistant believed to be codenamed ‘Cortana’. The report cites sources familiar with Microsoft’s plans, and notes that the Redmond giant has been testing copies of Windows Phone 8.1 internally … Continue reading Windows Phone 8.1 to feature notification centre, voice-based assistant: Report

Will Nokia release an Android phone?

The last few years have been pretty rough on poor ol’ Nokia. Once the world’s largest smartphone vendor, Nokia began this year in the number-10 position, falling hard from the salad days of low-end feature phones. After hitching its wagon to Microsoft, the handset maker began manufacturing solid devices that were hamstrung by an underdeveloped and undersupported mobile OS, causing them to languish in obscurity. And that was after former CEO Stephen Elop famously noted the company’s precipitous decline in an infamous memo that blasted Nokia’s feeble attempts to take on Apple and Google, saying it now sits atop a … Continue reading Will Nokia release an Android phone?

Use your mobile device with the Xbox One and PS4

Did you know that you can access various Xbox One and PS4 features from your smartphone or tablet? It’s relatively simple to set up; here’s what you need to know. (Credit: Sarah Tew/CNET) The Xbox 360 was released in the fall of 2005 and the PlayStation 3 a year later. Back then smartphones weren’t all that smart, the mobile market was dominated by players like BlackBerry and Nokia, and gaming was split between consoles and PCs. Everything changed, however, when Apple released the iPhone; and once again with the release of the iPad. The mobile revolution has changed the way … Continue reading Use your mobile device with the Xbox One and PS4

8 Staggering Facts About Windows

Amazingly, Windows has been around for 30 years this month. In that time frame, it’s been purchased and used by hundreds of millions of people and powered computers numbering in the billions. It’s also brought in billions in revenue for Microsoft — in fact, Microsoft would nab pretty high spot on the Fortune 500 with Windows alone. We’ve rounded up the best numbers and comparisons for getting an idea of just how big Windows really is. Related articles Nokia shareholders approve sale of devices business to Microsoft (neowin.net) All the Windows 8.1 Editions Free Download Links ! (onhax2.wordpress.com) Facebook Login … Continue reading 8 Staggering Facts About Windows