Windows 10 free for Windows Phone users

Windows 10 free for Windows Phone users

Goodbye Windows Phone and hello, er, Windows 10 Phone . In its slew of announcements today, Microsoft disclosed that it is trying to brand all its devices simple as Windows 10 – whether PC, tablet, phablet or phone. At its Windows 10 media briefing, Microsoft announced that Windows 10 will be offered as a free […]

Windows Phone 10 released this Wednesday?

Windows Phone 10 released this Wednesday?

Microsoft is scheduled to hold a major Windows event this Wednesday (21 January), where it is expected to unveil a preview of Windows 10 and Windows Phone 10 – Windows 10 running on phones. Rumours have been circulating as far back as November when Microsoft was said to have released builds of Windows Phone 10 […]

Minecraft to come to Windows Phone

Minecraft to come to Windows Phone

Less than a month after Microsoft bought them for $2.5 the Minecraft company Mojang says it is to launch a Pocket Edition of Minecraft for Windows Phone. According to the Polygon website, Jens Bergensten the game’s lead developer, and Tommaso Checchi, of the Pocket Edition development team, confirmed the game’s development on Twitter. yesterday. Bergensten […]

Windows 9 preview likely on 30/11

Windows 9 preview likely on 30/11

Windows 8 users who have been clamouring for the return of the Start Menu are likely to pop a cork or two on 30 September – the date that Microsoft has set for a major announcement and that most pundits expect to signal the launch of Windows 9. Microsoft itself has not publicly mentioned the […]

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 […]

Huawei backtracks on dual OS

Huawei backtracks on dual OS

Huawei says it has no plans to release a dual-OS smartphone running Windows Phone and Google’s Android, contradicting earlier statements from a Huawei executive. “Huawei Consumer Business Group adopts an open approach towards mobile operating systems to provide a range of choices for consumers,” the company said in a statement to FierceWireless. “However, most of […]

Microsoft offers Windows free to Indian makers

Microsoft offers Windows free to Indian makers

Microsoft is waiving the licence fee and offering it to at least two Indian phone makers for free, according to reports in the Times Of India. Last month at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Microsoft announced that more phone makers, including two from India — Lava and Karbonn — will produce Windows Phone devices […]

Huawei looks to Windows plus Android

Huawei looks to Windows plus Android

Chinese phone maker Huawei will continue to support Microsoft’s Windows OS, but the company thinks Windows is even better when offered alongside Android as a part of a dual OS device, according to Trusted Reviews. “We are still committed to making Windows Phone devices,” Shao Yang, Huawei’s Chief Marketing Officer said. “Compared with Android, the […]

IBM thumbs up for Windows Phone

IBM thumbs up for Windows Phone

Jim Szafranski, senior vice president of Customer Platform Services at IBM has said many of its enterprise customers overwhelmingly prefer their employees to use Windows Phones. He says that enterprises like to see their workers using Windows Phone because to its integration with Microsoft systems. And it was this strong IT interest that caused IBM […]

More Asian WP partners for Microsoft

More Asian WP partners for Microsoft

Digitimes has reported that Microsoft has entered partnerships with a number of China- and India-based handset makers. Additions to Windows Phone handset manufacturers include Lava, Gionee, Lenovo, ZTE, Huawei, and Karbonn. Samsung, HTC, and Compal are companies that are already on board with the WP platform. According to Digitimes, hHandset makers will be allowed to […]

Windows Phone holds 10% of Euro market

Windows Phone holds 10% of Euro market

Microsoft’s Windows Phone has managed to maintain a share over 10 per cent for the past six months aggregated across the “EU5” – the five largest EU countries, comprising Germany, the UK, Spain, France and Italy. However that average covers wide national variations: in Italy its share has been over 16 per cent, while in […]

Biggest market share boost for Windows Phone

Biggest market share boost for Windows Phone

IDC has revealed that Microsoft’s Windows Phone has posted its largest share increase during the fourth quarter of 2013. In addition, Nokia continues to dominate the Windows Phone market with a 89.3 per cent market share. ‘Windows Phone posted the largest increase for both the quarter (46.7 per cent) and the year (90.9 per cent), […]

Microsoft names new CEO

Microsoft names new CEO

Microsoft has appointed Satya Nadella as Chief Executive Officer and member of the Board of Directors. Nadella was previously Executive Vice President of Microsoft’s Cloud and Enterprise group. “During this time of transformation, there is no better person to lead Microsoft than Satya Nadella,” says Bill Gates, Microsoft’s Founder and Member of the Board of […]

100 per cent growth for Windows Phone

100 per cent growth for Windows Phone

The latest report from ABI Research says that Microsoft’s Windows Phone operating system saw a steady growth of 19 percent from the third to the fourth quarter in 2013 in terms of the handsets shipped, and a 104 percent growth year on year from Q4 2012. The report shows Windows Phone market share remaining the […]

Rudy Huyn launches 6Studio

Rudy Huyn launches 6Studio

If you use apps like Instagram, Snapchat or Vine on your Windows Phone then you have to thank Rudy Huyn, one of the most prolific and dedicated developers of Windows Phone apps. Now Rudy Huyn, has launched his own company ‘6Studio’. Rudy says that having a company will provide more credibility to his apps. Rudy’s […]

Will Motorola make Windows Phones?

Will Motorola make Windows Phones?

Google has sold Motorola to Lenovo  for $2.91bn. Amongst other things this could mean that, Motorola is now free to make Windows Phones. The sale has yet to be approved in China and the US but Google CEO, Larry Page, has said on the official Google blog, that his purchase of Motorola in 2012 was […]

Beat the NSA and GCHQ – use Windows Phone

Beat the NSA and GCHQ – use Windows Phone

If you don’t want the out-of-control cyber-criminals at GCHQ and the NSA to spy on your mobile phone, then stick to a Windows Phone – the intelligence agencies are gathering information from apps leaking from iOS and Android phones. The revelations about the NSA and GCHQ tapping into data leaking from smartphone apps was published […]

Microsoft and Nokia profits up

Microsoft and Nokia profits up

Microsoft has announced record revenue and profits for Q2 2014 (calendar Q4 2013). On the back of strong Xbox One and 360 sales, and good growth by its commercial licensing divisions, Microsoft made $8 billion profit  on $24.5 billion revenue. While Windows stayed strong in the commercial  and business sector, the consumer sector continues to […]

Windows phone leads in 24 countries

Windows phone leads in 24 countries

Microsoft has broken down its sales areas country by country and said exactly where Windows Phone is outselling the iPhone. The list reads as follows: Chile, Colombia, Czech Republic, Egypt, Ecuador, Finland, Greece, Hungary, India, Italy, Kenya, Kuwait, Malaysia, Mexico, Nigeria, Pakistan, Peru, Poland, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Thailand, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates and Vietnam. […]

Saving battery on your Windows Phone

Saving battery on your Windows Phone

Tips to enhance battery life on Windows Phone devices have been published by International Business Times. 1) Set your phone to save power automatically when the battery level is low. Head over to Settings>> battery saver and turn it on. It turns off some services while in standby mode to save power; however, you will […]

Microsoft says no billions for WP makers

Microsoft says no billions for WP makers

Microsoft has denied a report that it plans to pay out billions of dollars in 2014 to ensure that top smartphone vendors launch phones powered by Windows Phone. According to Russian blogger Eldar Murtazin, Microsoft has plans to dole out more than $2.5 billion this year to Samsung, Sony, Huawei and several other smartphone makers […]

Windows Phone development in India

Windows Phone development in India

In an interview with Indian magazine Economic Times, Viral Oza, Director-Marketing at Nokia India, has talked about the entry of new smartphone players in the Windows Phone market, App ecosystem and marketing strategies for Lumia and Asha portfolios. ‘Presently’,says Oza, ‘Windows Phone platform is the second largest OS in the country and Nokia, so far, […]

Lumia Black update from Nokia

Lumia Black update from Nokia

Nokia has announced the availability of its Lumia Black update for Windows Phone 8 Lumia phones. The company first mentioned the name Lumia Black at Nokia World 2013 as the working name for an update to its Windows Phone 8 line. The update was promised to bring a variety of features that were found on […]

Windows still fastest growing smart phone

Windows still fastest growing smart phone

According to IDC, Windows Phone reinforced its position as a top three smartphone operating system and was the fastest-growing platform in Q3 among the leading operating systems with 156 per cent year-over-year gain. Windows Phone is the number two smartphone operating system in 14 markets, and shipped more units than iPhone in 24 markets in […]

“New Huawei Windows Phone” in Las Vegas

“New Huawei Windows Phone” in Las Vegas

Chinese website ZOL has reported that China’s biggest phone maker, Huawei, may announce its Ascend W3 Windows Phone at the upcoming trade fair, CES 2014, in Las Vegas next week. The Ascend W3 has been described as having an ultra-thin aluminum body, with some design elements in common with Huawei’s Android-based smartphones like the Ascend […]

Temple Run 2 on Windows Phone

Temple Run 2 on Windows Phone

After a long wait, Temple Run 2 has arrived at the Windows Phone Store. The game is now available to download free of charge on devices running Windows Phone 8 with at least 1GB of RAM. Temple Run 2 is the sequel to the highly successful original Temple Run that started the endless running genre […]

Windows Phone top in Italy

Windows Phone top in Italy

Kantar has released the preliminary smartphone OS market share numbers for November. Windows Phone continues to show a strong presence in Italy, where it held 15.6 per cent of the sales for the month, outselling iOS which only had 10.6 per cent of the market. The iPhone 5s and 5c brought some fresh blood to […]

India’s Xolo to make Windows Phones

India’s Xolo to make Windows Phones

Vikas Sehgal, co-founder and director of Indian phone manufacturer XOLO, has told The Economic Times of India that his company is working on Windows Phone 8.1 handsets and Windows tablets, with the first devices set to go on sale next year. Sehgal expects expects its WP handsets to be affordable and priced similarly to its […]

Will Microsoft pay $1Bn to Samsung to make Windows Phones?

Will Microsoft pay $1Bn to Samsung to make Windows Phones?

We don’t usually print rumours on Windows Phone News, preferring to leave speculation to others, but this one is too intriguing not to pass on to our readers. According to Eldar Murtazin, editor in chief of Russian technoblog Mobile-review.com, Microsoft has offered Samsung $1 billion to start making Windows Phones. His Twitter message (https://twitter.com/eldarmurtazin/status/411001284956016640) reads, […]

Instagram is top free Windows Phone app

Instagram is top free Windows Phone app

Instagram, Facebook, Kik Messenger, Pandora, and Vine. These are the five most popular free apps currently in the Windows Phone Store, says WinBeta. In the top paid-app category are GPS Voice Navigation, Switch to iOS, MoliPlayer Pro, ArchiTech, and Readit. Instagram, which launched a Beta version of its Windows Phone 8 app, is still the […]

Kantar says Windows Phone tops 10 per cent

Kantar says Windows Phone tops 10 per cent

Market analysts Kantar Worldpanel says Windows Phone climbed past the 10 per cent market share mark in Europe in the three months to October . This is double what the OS had for the same period of 2012. Then Microsoft’s mobile operating system had a 4.7 per cent market share. According to Kantar, most of […]

Turn Windows Phone into a scanner

Turn Windows Phone into a scanner

Windows Phone users can now use their phones as a scanner using the latest version of CamScanner. You can scan, sync, and share documents. The app has been updated to version 2.0.0.21 and includes bug fixes, stability improvements, and support for Japanese and Korean languages. According to the app description “Turn any Smartphone into a […]

‘Top Ten Windows Phone app developers’ claims list

‘Top Ten Windows Phone app developers’ claims list

A list of the ten best Windows Phone app developers for November 2013 has been published by bestwebdesignagencies.com. The company says that ‘Businesses looking for compelling Windows phone apps services turn to the ratings supplied online in order to identify Windows phone apps services which have been judged by an independent third party. The ratings […]

More app developers target Windows Phone

More app developers target Windows Phone

More than 32 per cent of 1,600 active mobile app developers say they will support Windows Phone in 2014 according to the latest survey by Strategy Analytics – double the number who created apps for the Microsoft platform in 2013. David MacQueen, Executive Director, Apps and Media Research, says “Naturally Android and iOS were the […]

Facebook login for Windows Phone apps

Facebook login for Windows Phone apps

Windows Phone 8 developers can now integrate a Facebook  system into their applications so users don’t have to bother to complete a sign up. Called Facebook Login,  the service enables people to enter their access codes once for Facebook and then use the service to log into third-party apps. The application programming interface for Windows […]

Belfiore takes over Internet Explorer

Belfiore takes over Internet Explorer

Joe Belfiore, who has headed Microsoft’s Windows Phone design team for the past three years, is taking over the Internet Explorer group. Belfiore confirmed the move on his Twitter account, saying that  he’s adding Internet Explorer to his portfolio but will still be working on the company’s phone and  tablet business. Dean Hachamovitch, Microsoft’s former […]

Vine is now free on the WP App Store

Vine is now free on the WP App Store

The video-clip app Vine is now available for free download from the Windows Phone app store. Vine is an applications that enables you to create short, looping videos of anything you see and shoot and then share with your friends and family. The app enables Free, unlimited uploads and allows you to post videos on […]

Windows Phone climbs in Europe markets

Windows Phone climbs in Europe markets

Windows Phone now accounts for one in 10 smartphone sales across the UK, Germany, France, Italy and Spain, according to the latest data from market analysts Kantar WorldPanel. Android still remains the number one system in most countries, but Windows Phone is gaining fast. In the UK it now accounts for 11.4 per cent of […]

Turn your Windows Phone into a scanner

Turn your Windows Phone into a scanner

You can turn your Windows Phone into a Scanner with CamScanner . With CamScanner, any documents can be digitized and saved with your Windows Phone. You simply use the camera to take a photo, and CamScanner enables you to turn it into a PDF. You can scan any kind of document in seconds, texts or […]

Windows Phone tops iOS in Italy

Windows Phone tops iOS in Italy

Windows Phone now accounts for 10 per cent of smartphone sales in Europe’s five biggest markets, according to research firm Kantar Worldpanel. Windows Phone has performed so well in Italy that it is now more popular in that country than Apple’s iOS. ‘Windows Phone, driven almost entirely by Nokia sales, continues to make rapid progress […]

Microsoft signs Corona Labs as new app dev partner

Microsoft signs Corona Labs as new app dev partner

Microsoft has signed up another cross-platform application-development vendor in its bid to get more applications built for Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8. The new partner is Corona Labs, which makes a software development kit for building 2D apps across platforms. Corona says it has 300,000 developers worldwide using its SDK to publish apps to […]

Maxthon launches browser for Windows Phone

Maxthon launches browser for Windows Phone

Software company Maxthon has released a version of its Cloud Browser for Windows Phones. The Maxthon Cloud Browser has features that include cloud services with multi-device support, meaning users can sign in with a free Maxthon Passport account and sync their favorites online, and to other devices using the Maxthon Cloud Browser. Maxthon for Windows […]