From The Outside: Wi...

In this edition of From the Outside, Letellier Olivier a.k.a True UltRaNOL explains the process to his photography and how a Windows Phone helps him achieve his results. You can check out more of his work on his Flickr account right here. For other Windows Phone photographers, like Monsieur...

New Windows Phone 8 ...

I guess something good has come out of the legal shenanigans between Samsung and Apple; at least for those of us interested in new Windows Phone device leaks. The legal battle between the two tech giants has unearthed, surprisingly, new device news for Windows Phone 8. According to The Verge,...

Major League Soccer ...

If you love MLS, and you want to show your love for your favorite team, well, you can win an Xbox by displaying your heart and soul in picture form. Mlssoccer.com is having a contest where you can win an Xbox 360 with a Kinect sensor and a copy of Kinect Adventures. The contest is a new...

Windows Phone 7.8 and Feelings Jun20

Windows Phone 7.8 an...

So the news is out. Windows Phone users of current generation devices will be unable to upgrade to Windows Phone 8, a.k.a. Apollo. The collective sigh of frustration from many tech savvy, early adopters after the announcement was made at Microsoft’s Windows Phone 8 conference today was...

Quick Reminder: Microsoft’s E3 Conference Starting @ 9:30 AM PDT Jun04

Quick Reminder: Micr...

If you’re into gaming, and have an Xbox 360, well the biggest gaming conference in the world is just about to start, and Microsoft is front an center in about an hour. With some pretty big stuff waiting to be revealed or detailed greatly, E3 is the place to see it. Luckily, finding a...

New Windows Phone Ga...

Just before the Microsoft press conference at E3, there have been some new game announcements for Windows Phone. Coming in the next couple of months, we’ll have the joy to experience Asphalt 5, Galaga Legion DX, Pool Pro Online 3 and many more. The new games will no doubt be explored...

Microsoft Offering 1...

Microsoft is pushing you to use Bing as much as possible. There is a new sweepstakes (one of many) that can land you a boat load of Bing credits. 100,000 to be exact. Now through June 10th, you’ll have the opportunity to win 100,000 Bing credits by tweeting a weekly question....

Double Whammy: Windows Phone 7.5 Tango Devices Lose Skype Support May22

Double Whammy: Windo...

Seems that Nokia might have spoken too soon about that Skype app working on their Lumia 610 hardware. Apparently, there is a fine limit to how well those 256MB Tango devices can actually perform. Today, Nokia China has decided to pull the Skype app from the marketplace for low-end devices...

Windows Mobile Marke...

Today comes the end of an era as the Windows Mobile 6.x marketplace will go offline once and for all. Those of you still carrying the HTC HD2 and other Windows Mobile smartphones will no longer have access to that marketplace. Of course, whatever you have on hand on your device will keep on...

Bing Maps on Windows Phone Adds More Traffic Info May21

Bing Maps on Windows...

This might have come as a surprise, but if you are a frequent commuter, Bing Maps on your Windows Phone was a quick and handy way to check traffic patterns on highways and turnpikes. This weekend, Bing maps was upgraded through back end means to include traffic data on regular main roads....

Rumor: Final Fantasy...

If you’re a particular gamer with JRPG tendencies, then you’ll likely appreciate the next bit of news. According to bestwp7games.com, Zebrasqual, an Xbox 360 gamer, started snooping around for signs of new games through achievements lists in Xbox360Achievements. He discovered a...

Windows Phone Gainin...

NPD Group just released their findings in the smartphone market for Q1 of 2012. The new stats show an increase for Windows Phone in marketshare to a 2% portion of the market, up from 1.7% from Q4 2011. Even with that increase, the numbers still don’t reflect the introduction of...

Focus 2 LTE Windows ...

A brand new Windows Phone device has just been announced for AT&T. Those supposed leaked images last week of a white Windows Phone device was actually this new Samsung phone named Focus 2. The new phone is almost a direct port of the original Focus, but with a sleeker design and few bits...

From The Outside: Wi...

This is a new feature where we have guest writers contribute their insight on not-so-familiar stories. It’s an open mic where they can express ideas and thoughts about living in a Microsoft world. Sit back and enjoy some of their stories with us. The following article was written by Nathan...

App Showcase: Zenobi...

When I was a little kid, one of the most memorable gaming experiences I ever had was with a game called Blaster Master. For the pitiful uninitiated (meaning too young to know), the game gave you a tank that could scale walls, fly in the air and shoot things. Yet, its most appealing foundation...

Nokia Lumia 900 in M...

First there was the black and cyan models. Then came the ‘Storm Trooper’ White Lumia 900. Now we have magenta. A Finnish site, Verkkokauppa.com, will be selling the new vibrant color for €589.90 (roughly US$780). All those leaked pictures, and the curious store merchandizing...

Zune Desktop Marketp...

Out of left field, Microsoft has taken off app support from the Zune desktop software. You will no longer be able to purchase and download apps pertaining to the Windows Phone ecosystem, although anyone still holding on to their Zune HD can still download the available apps for that device....

Nokia Lumia 610 Devi...

After just two days of Skype’s release and the subsequent news of its functionality on low-end Windows Phone devices, Nokia has confirmed that their Lumia 610 will in fact have the Skype app working on it. From Nokia: Skype is available for the Lumia 610 in Marketplace and actually...

Will Windows Phone 7...

There has been a huge debate lately on the possibility of current generation devices for Windows Phone receiving and updating to the Windows Phone 8 OS, aka Apollo. Without a peep from Microsoft about this issue, speculation has run rampant after Paul Thurrott vehemently stated via a...

Skype Wont Work on L...

All the good news of the Skype app finally reaching a 1.0 makeover has been sullied by a bummer of a caveat. If you happen to purchase one of those low-end Windows Phone devices, the “Tango” sporting kind, you’ll be left out of the voice/video chat party that is Skype. The...

Skydrive and Skype A...

Recently, there have been two updates for two of the most important apps that Microsoft has in its arsenal of goodies. Both the Skype and Skydrive apps have an update available to them. The Skydrive app now allows for moving and deleting files within your Skydrive storage, a valuable...

White Lumia 900s Out...

It seems some AT&T stores are jumping the gun, or being rather festive. There have been reports, and pictures as shown above, that some lucky customers have been able to purchase the fabled white Nokia Lumia 900 earlier than the anticipated release date. Scheduled to be available to the...

App Showcase: Multip...

I hate math. So do a lot of you out there as well. One of the most annoying subjects ever created (speaking personally here, no disrespect to physicists out there) has been made fun by tilebitstudio. The game is a simple multiplying game. No thrills here, just plain ol’ multiplying. It...

Lumia 900 Update Out...

It was a shame that there were a couple of difficult experiences after the Nokia Lumia 900 was released last Sunday. What with being released on Easter with many stores closed during the day, and with news of the dreaded data connection bug affecting some new owners, it’s good to know...

2 Million Lumia Devi...

Nokia has released some information before its quarterly financial summary and there are some actual hard numbers to go by. The company has stated that the Lumia series of phones released through select parts of the world have amassed a total of 2 million devices sold. Not a shabby amount,...