Rumor: Inbound Lumia...

If you can’t beat ’em, join ’em! That seems to be the stance Microsoft has been taking lately in its “mobile first, cloud first” approach since Satya Nadella took his post as CEO. Microsoft has released new and enhanced services across many platforms, such as...

Nokia X2 Launched by...

Exactly four months after the unveiling of Nokia’s first family of Android phones, Microsoft Mobile launches the successor to the Nokia X, dubbed the X2. While the first batch of X phones were simply Nokia’s chance to test the waters, this time around they made much needed hardware...

Microsoft Mobile Tea...

Microsoft Mobile Oy went to Nokia Conversations today to tease a new device launch. The post includes nothing more than the above photo and the following text: Summer brings out our inner glow… …stay tuned to Conversations to find out what we’ve got in store. Underneath is countdown...

Disney’s Castle of i...

Disney’s recent release brings hope to more amazing games to come, I originally found this game while browsing the Windows Phone Store, and have heard generally favorable mentions about this game on other platforms. So this isn’t anything new for people on IOS, but for Windows Phone...

Cortana Improvement ...

The digital personal assistant in Windows Phone 8.1 Preview is very impressive to say the least. Considering Cortana is still in beta, it’s remarkable to see how she competes with Siri and Google Now on iOS and Android (respectively). There are a few features, however, that could use some...

Xbox As a Service: S...

Earlier last week the internet echo chamber exploded when it was inaccurately reported that Bill Gates was reluctant to sell off Microsoft’s Bing services, but reportably had no problem throwing Xbox under the bus. This comes at the same time you have entities writing that the Xbox...

The state of play: X...

  Recently we’ve enjoyed the announcement and launch of a few quad core handsets from Nokia/Microsoft. The Lumia 1520, Lumia Icon and the Lumia 930 all sport the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, four cores of immense speed and power. WP8 is reportedly developed from the low end up, meaning...

8 Window Phone 8.1 P...

Windows Phone 8.1 Preview is awesome, and we’re excited that the full version is almost here for everyone. There are some features in this preview, however, that could use some special additions. Here are some of my ideas for what would have been cool to include in the 8.1 preview: 1. Add a...

Some of my favourite...

Creating a beautiful and functional start screen is surely the holy grail of any Windows Phone user. As a graphic designer and chronic pixel scrutiniser, its essential for me to have control over the way my device looks. I grew frustrated with Android for this reason originally, removing...

Conversations LIVE: ...

Since the announcement last September that Microsoft would be purchasing Nokia’s mobile phone division, there have been many questions swirling around as to what this will mean for the future of both companies. Earlier today, Nokia Conversations hosted a Q&A session with...

Native File Explorer...

As I was browsing desktop websites on my Lumia 1520, I stumbled across something pretty cool. Whereas in previous iterations of Internet Explorer on Windows Phone tapping “Browse” on a desktop web-optimized website would do nothing, Internet Explorer 11 on Windows Phone 8.1...

Windows Phone 8.1 Im...

It’s been just about a week and a half now since the developer preview for Windows Phone’s newest update, Windows Phone 8.1, has been available. There is no doubt that this update came packed with some great features: some of which have been greatly anticipated for years. Some would say...

Tile Me! 3.0 is out

Ertay Shashko‘s Tile Me! app has just updated to version 3.0. Many of the aesthetic changes were inspired from a design consultation with Arturo from Toledo Design. Other new features include: Twitter Cover Photo uploader (customized for the new Twitter profile design) You can now...

Lumia 520 is the mos...

According to AdDuplex, the largest cross-promotion network for Windows Phone apps, Windows Phone popularity has shifted quite dramatically over the last month. Data collected from 836 Windows Phone apps running the AdDuplex SDK v.2. show that just last month the Lumina 520 was the fifth most...

The Wall of 25 Apps

[UPDATE] Those of us with a strong movie and T.V. addiction will find solace in the newest addition to hit the Microsoft App Marketplace. Today, HuluPlus has arrived for Windows Phone 8 devices. The new app will be available for those with a paid subscription to the online service. Those...

Microsoft Favors iOS...

Windows Phone users have had to deal with plenty of apps and games arriving late on the platform so you could understand the awesome feeling we get when we see popular apps arrive on the marketplace(Instagram will come to WP soon!). But when it’s a Microsoft first party studio playing...

Hulu Plus coming to ...

Hulu Plus is one of those apps that is a necessity on any phone platform and so you could understand the outcry by Windows Phone users. One such user took it to himself to persuade Hulu into making said app. Reddit user Link 9454 sent Hulu his argument and got a response from the...

Window Phone 8 will ...

The Verge has learned through close sources of the matter that Windows Phone 8 will support 1080p resolutions. The update will come later this year for new devices with 5 inch, or higher devices. Windows Phone 8 currently supports 720p resolutions WVGA, and WXGA. The title to the update is...

Facebook Home might ...

Facebook Home is the hotly anticipated Facebook launcher for Android handsets. On Thursday April 4th Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerburg revealed the new Facebook experience which basically turns your phone into a “Facebook Phone”. The launcher puts all of Facebook’s functions front...

Call of Duty Elite n...

  Activision, the publisher for the popular franchise Call of Duty, has released a companion app for the console series. Like the Halo 4 Smartglass application, the Call of Duty Elite app holds player multiplayer statistics and other neat in game info. For Black Ops 2 fans this is a must...

Nokia Lumia 920 on F...

If you haven’t been paying attention, there has been a considerable amount of talk about Nokia’s Lumia 920 camera. In fact, Gizmodo gave it the top spot in a comparison against other flagship smartphones cameras, including the iPhone 5 and Galaxy S III. Now that the phone has...

Skulls of the Shogun...

Today, 17-Bit Studios revealed new pricing on their recent strategy game Skulls of the Shogun. The new pricing will affect the Xbox Live Arcade and Windows 8 stores. The new pricing will be 800 Microsoft Points for the Xbox Live version, and $6.99 for the Windows 8 and Windows Surface...

Tweaking the New Twi...

Last week, a new update for Twitter was released for the masses on Windows Phone. For many, the new look and functionality of the update cleared up many of the complaints of the official app. It’s a clean interface with much needed improvements in presentation and performance. The new...

Why HTC Needs To Pus...

Earlier this week, HTC unveiled its gambit, the HTC One. It’s a showstopper cooked up by HTC’s technicians, designers and software programmers. Ultrapixels, 1080p screens with 468 ppi, Sense 5, dual stereo speakers with dedicated amplifiers, all crammed in a svelte aluminum casing...

Charging Ahead: Read...

    With MWC 2013 (Mobile World Congress) just around the corner starting February 25th – 28th, I find myself patiently waiting for the exciting news about the mobile industry, all sorts of good stuff to be announced I’m sure! I really hope to see lots of great new...