Access the company network via Windows Phone

Access the company network via Windows Phone

Company staff can now get secure access to corporate networks straight from their Windows Phone. Intercede has announce virtual smart card (VSC) management – a form of authentication that uses inbuilt security – for Windows Phone. Intercede is a software company specialising in identity and credential management. Companies need to verifying the identity of people attempt […]

Cortana versus Siri on Windows Phone

Cortana versus Siri on Windows Phone

Anick Jesdanun writing in The Guardian gives the thumbs up to Cortana, Siri’s competitor in Windows Phone 8.1 due to be released here shortly. For more information see this page http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/apr/14/cortana-microsofts-siri-like-assistant-fills-a-windows-phone-gap   There’s also a useful Youtube demonstration of Cortana in operation here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZMPZ1KTCV54  

Microsoft pushes EMS

Microsoft pushes EMS

Microsoft’s has unveiled more about its Enterprise Mobility Suite (EMS). This package is aimed at companies and businesses who manage a number of devices in a network, such as IT professionals who manage installations. EMS enables IT divisions and administrators to create a bring your own device (BYOD) environment. Windows Intune, Microsoft Azure Active Directory […]

Now you can date on Windows Phone

Now you can date on Windows Phone

EHarmony has launched an app for Windows Phone. The app is free to download, but there is also a full feature version which costs at $19.99 a month. The app lets you create a new eHarmony account, complete your relationship questionnaire, and upload photos from your phone. You’ll also receive compatible matches every day for […]

Office lens for Windows Phone

Office lens for Windows Phone

As part of a series of OneNote announcements, Microsoft has launched Office Lens for Windows Phone, which gives you a portable scanner that sends everything you take a picture of directly to OneNote. You can download the new app now from the Windows Phone Store. Using Office Lens you can capture pictures of whiteboards and […]

Refocus app is available to Lumia users

Refocus app is available to Lumia users

Lumia smartphone users can now get Nokia’s Refocus—the app that lets users play with the focus after a picture has been taken. Nokia Refocus lets you take a photo and later choose what you want in focus by clicking on the image. There is also a Color Pop feature which will not only refocus part […]

Spidey 2 for Windows Phone

Spidey 2 for Windows Phone

Amazing Spider-Man 2 is going to be launched in mobile format next month, according to gaming blog VG 24/7. The ganmes’ developer, Gameloft, is aiming for an April launch. The clip released in advance sees Spidey laying out goons, breaking Green Goblin’s hover-thingy, and preparing to get tough with Electro. The game is coming to […]

Kobo to launch Windows Phone reader

Kobo to launch Windows Phone reader

Kindle may be the top e-reader, but the alternative Kobo (it’s an anagram of book) is catching up. Kobo has relaunched its e-reading app for Windows 8 PCs and tablets, and is working on a version for Wndows Phone. Kobo for Windows 8 not only lets you purchase and read books in-app, but it also […]

Facebook Messenger now on Windows Phone

Facebook Messenger now on Windows Phone

Windows Phone users can now download Facebook Messenger. Already available for iOS and Android devices, the social network’s dedicated chat app is now on show in the Windows Phone Store. A spinoff of the full Facebook mobile app, Facebook Messenger lets you chat with one or more of your friends, share your location, and spice […]

Play FIFA football on Windows Phone

Play FIFA football on Windows Phone

A native version of FIFA 14 has been launched for Windows Phone 8. The football game lets you earn and trade or buy and sell FIFA players to create a fantasy football team. You can pick your play style, formation, kits, then compete in tournaments to earn coins, and spend those coins on new players. […]

Bing Health & Fitness app

Bing Health & Fitness app

Microsoft has launched Bing Health & Fitness Windows Phone app. Released as a beta through the Windows Phone app store, the app ‘is a pre-release, Beta version of the application meant for Microsoft testing purposes only,’ explains the listing. ‘As a result, the application may have limited functionality or have known issues. Do not download […]

Microsoft launches rebranded OneDrive

Microsoft launches rebranded OneDrive

Microsoft has launched its newly-named OneDrive, (you used to know it as SkyDrive) saying the updated service is its most advanced cloud storage solution to date. The updated OneDrive has aleady begun rolling out on all platforms. Microsoft says existing SkyDrive customers should be automatically updated to get the new services, but warned it may […]

Readit for Windows Phone updated

Readit for Windows Phone updated

Readit for Windows Phone brings the popular Reddit social network to your smart phone. Now, the app has been updated to version 1.5, and comes with new features, enhancements and bug fixes. The latest update introduces a number of enhancements, along with some new settings and media upgrades. Users can now view GIF in albums […]

Windows Phone gets NaviComputer app

Windows Phone gets NaviComputer app

The Windows Phone-based NaviComputer, a GPS offline map and tracking app designed for hiking, biking and other outdoor activities and adventures, has been updated with a brand new feature called ‘live tracking.’ Users activating live tracking can share their location in real-time with friends or family and can also share a link with other people […]

Flappy Bird comes to Windows Phone

Flappy Bird comes to Windows Phone

Flappy Bird, the popular screen-tap game for mobile devices, has appeared on the Windows Phone website, despite the developer saying he has not built a version for the platform. The official version, created by Vietnam-based creator Dong Nguyen, is currently only available for Apple and Android devices. But the publisher of the Windows Phone version […]

Music Drop app for Windows Phone

Music Drop app for Windows Phone

Music Drop is a free app for Windows Phone that lets you copy music from a PC to your phone via a web browser. Once your devices are connected to the same network, launch the app on your phone and enter the URL visible under “Enter this URL on your PC to drop music” text […]

Bing food & drink app for Windows Phone

Bing food & drink app for Windows Phone

Microsoft has published a Beta version of the Bing Food & Drink app for Windows Phone. As well as looking up recipes, you can also use the app to search for ingredients and create shopping lists. The phone app is very much like the existing desktop version in function as well as syncing selections with […]

Viber updates for Windows Phone

Viber updates for Windows Phone

Messaging platform Viber has updated its Windows Phone app to give new features and performance improvements. Viber 4.0 for Windows Phone adds ‘Seen’ status that lets users know their messages have been viewed, and a ‘Last online’ timestamp that lets users know when contacts were last seen on Viber. Photo handling has been improved to […]

Have fun boosting cars on Windows Phone

Have fun boosting cars on Windows Phone

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, one of the most popular titles in the franchise series, has come to Windows Phone. Rockstar Games launched GTA: San Andreas to Windows Phone on Monday for $7. The game follows the same storyline as the console versions that launched some time ago. In addition to downloading the game, players […]

HuffPost app for Windows Phone

HuffPost app for Windows Phone

Another big hole in the Windows Phone app store has been filled – the official Huffington Post app for Windows Phone 8 has been launched. The Huffington Post is a widely-used news aggregator website covering politics, sports, entertainment, technology, and lifestyle. The app displays this content in a simple interface that users can browse and […]

Microsoft updates Lync 2013

Microsoft updates Lync 2013

Microsoft has updated its Lync 2013 app on the Windows. The update adds a number of new handy features to the application, including the ability to view shared PowerPoint presentation during a Lync meeting. Microsoft Lync 2013 lets users communicate with their colleagues and co-workers, and schedule meetings. The application also allows users to view […]

SnapPlay now comes to Windows Phone

SnapPlay now comes to Windows Phone

SnapOne has launched its music streaming application, Snap Play, for Windows Phone 8. Users can listen to the music saved on all their devices, from anywhere. Snap Play streams a user’s synced music from the cloud to any device, at any time. The application organizes music by song, album, genre, playlists and favourites, and users […]

Path app comes to Windows Phone

Path app comes to Windows Phone

Path has launched an app for Windows Phone. The app is in beta form and is available from the Windows Phone Store. Path says that ‘Windows Phone 8 has been our most requested platform’ and that the app was built in collaboration with a joint team from Nokia and Microsoft. The beta app has the […]

Disney games for Windows Phone

Disney games for Windows Phone

Disney has released some Windows Phone 8 games ranging in price from $0.99 to $4.99. At the same time, the company has announced a special promotion under which several popular titles are available free in the Windows Phone Store for a limited time. The promo includes popular titles such as Where’s my Water, a physics-based […]

Trial Xtreme 3 now on Windows Phone

Trial Xtreme 3 now on Windows Phone

The popular racing game Trial Xtreme 3 is now available for Windows Phone users. The game claims over 50 million downloads on iOS and Android. Trial Xtreme 3 for Windows Phone comes with 112 challenging levels. 32 of them are free, while users have to pay to play the remaining ones. You can customise your […]

App Annie adds Windows Phone database

App Annie adds Windows Phone database

Analytics company App Annie has updated its mobile game data tracking platform, adding support for Windows Phone and a new tool that allows users to chart an app’s performance across multiple global markets simultaneously. The company’s new Windows Phone Store database is currently in beta and only includes sales data on the top 500 Windows […]

Spy hunter app for Windows Phone

Spy hunter app for Windows Phone

Spy Hunter is a new Windows Phone app that offers you the ability to secretly capture pictures and record sound, allowing you to see if anyone is messing around with your Windows Phone 8 device. Is someone trying to guess your PIN? Install Spy Hunter, run the app, and lock the screen to activate a […]

Fhotoroom updates app for Windows Phone

Fhotoroom updates app for Windows Phone

Fhotoroom is an app for Windows Phone that comes with a professional level mobile editor. The app has been updated to version 9.8.0.0 to incorporate new features and improvements. According to the app description, “Fhotoroom is a pro camera, photo sharing network and professional mobile photo editor. Our Pro Camera is focused on achieving the […]

PicsArt app available for Windows Phone

PicsArt app available for Windows Phone

Mobile photo-editing app PicsArt is now available for Windows Phone. Claimining around 100 users installs worldwide, PicsArt says it is the top downloaded photo-editing and drawing app on Google Play. According to Artavazd Mehrabyan, PicsArt’s Co-Founder and COO. ‘We value our users greatly, and strive to give everyone the tool to become a great artist. […]

Solitaire comes to Windows Phone

Solitaire comes to Windows Phone

Anyone who has used a Windows PC in the past 20 years has passed a few enjoyable but pointless minutes playing solitaire, minesweeper, mah jong or one of the other games that make up the classic Windows games package – and now the package has come to Windows Phone. The games, which have been a […]

Microsoft’s Guardian app for Windows Phone

Microsoft’s Guardian app for Windows Phone

Microsoft has announced a new Windows Phone app named Guardian – aimed aimed at protecting women in India. The Guardian allows users to call for help by just tapping an ‘SOS’ alert button. The app enables users to connect to police, and emergency services like hospitals. Users can also enable a ‘track me’ feature that […]

Conquer the world on Windows Phone

Conquer the world on Windows Phone

Gameloft, the company that brought you games like Asphalt, Assassin’s Creed, and Minion Rush, has launched Total Conquest for Windows Phone, and it’s free of charge. According to the company “Total Conquest is an exciting and strategic social game where you are a Roman governor developing your own city-state and army. But with Caesar dead, […]

New Facebook app for Windows Phone

New Facebook app for Windows Phone

Microsoft’s official Facebook app for Windows Phone 8 has had a major update and is now available for download. Microsoft says, “Facebook for Windows Phone v5 has been completely overhauled, with faster performance, a new user interface, improved navigation, support for multiple resolutions and tile sizes, and more.” In more detail, the new features that […]

Subway Surfers comes to Windows Phone

Subway Surfers comes to Windows Phone

Subway Surfers, the hit game, has been launched for Windows Phone 8 devices and is available free or charge. For those of you who have been living on Mars, Subway Surfers is an endless runner game that has been available on Android and iOS for a long time now. As in games like Temple Run, […]

Xbox video for Windows Phone 8

Xbox video for Windows Phone 8

Microsoft has launched Xbox Video for Windows Phone 8 enabling users to watch films and TV shows. It’s now possible to get the latest TV shows the day after they are broadcast, see ratings and reviews, and rent or buy the latest blockbuster films. You can also resume watching from where you left off or […]

Share photos across platforms with Phriz.be

Share photos across platforms with Phriz.be

phriz.be is a mobile sharing platform that allows you to find other users nearby and share photos, including Hi-Res photos taken with your Nokia Lumia 1020. With phriz.be you can share seamlessly with users on all major platforms, as well as email addresses just by choosing and clicking to share. phriz.be allows you to exchange […]

Update for Skype app for Windows Phone

Update for Skype app for Windows Phone

Skype has announced another update to its Windows Phone app that adds some much-requested features. Skype version 2.13 is live now on the Windows Phone store and it includes the ability to copy and paste Instant Messages, as well as faster start up. According to Skype’s Lara Kingwell, ‘We’ve focused this release of Skype for […]

iSwarm monitoring app for Windows Phone

iSwarm monitoring app for Windows Phone

Ceiba Solutions has launched iSwarm for Windows Phone 8, a cloud-based social monitoring platform. The iSwarm app gives users a centralized app for monitoring a specific online presence. The app searches across all social channels, including app stores. User-generated watchlists allow iSwarm users to filter and receive desired content. ‘Social media has become a part […]

Battle space pirates on your Windows Phone

Battle space pirates on your Windows Phone

Previously released on PC, Mac, iOS and Android Kaptain Brawe: A Brawe New World is now available now on Windows Phone 8, Cateia Games has announced. Kaptain Brawe, a space police officer embarks on a journey filled with quests, conspiracies and general chaos, as he follows the lead of two kidnapped alien scientists. Read more […]

Global debut for Sky Go on Windows Phone

Global debut for Sky Go on Windows Phone

Sky Italia, Nokia and Microsoft have collaborated to bring Sky Go, the service that lets users view 30 pay-TV channels on their mobile, to Windows Phone. But so far the service has only been announced for Italy. The service will be launched for the Nokia Lumia family from the middle of December. ‘Sky Go on […]

Order a takeaway with your Windows Phone

Order a takeaway with your Windows Phone

If you don’t feel like cooking and you can’t be bothered to go out to eat, then you can load the delivery.com app onto your Windows Phones and order a takeaway. This free app enables U.S. users to find local restaurants that offer a food delivery service. At present there’s support for dozens of cities […]

Mint finance app comes to Windows Phone

Mint finance app comes to Windows Phone

Mint, the personal finance app, has been launched for Windows Phone 8. Mint syncs with personal banking accounts and provide up-to-date information to users such as approaching deadlines for paying bills as well as giving financial advice. Group Product Manager Vince Maniago says he is particularly proud of the “Goals” feature. This part of the […]