The Quikr team have revealed on Facebook that they're actively working on an official Windows Phone app for the region of India. The service is an incredibly popular destination for classifieds, enabling consumers to trade, buy and/or sell listings. There are over 12 categories, containing over 140 sub-categories that range from mobiles, real estate and cars to services, jobs, entertainment and general electronics.
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UK high-street retailer GAME finally updated its Windows Phone app a few days ago, which enables customers to collect points on their Rewards cards to spend on new games and gadgets. The app was plagued with issues recently, rendering the app useless to the majority of users who simply couldn't get the app to load without crashing on start-up. Thankfully, the development team have addressed said issues in the latest update.
The Nokia Creative Studio photo editing app for Windows Phone Lumia devices just got updated to version 6.0 by Microsoft. While the name of the app remains the same (Microsoft didn't remove the "Nokia" branding this time), it does have a new design along with some additional features.
Following on the heels of T-Mobile, AT&T has just announced that the Lumia 635 is available starting Friday, July 25 as a prepaid GoPhone. Likewise, starting Friday, August 8, customers can also get the Nokia Lumia 635 online or in AT&T stores "with black and orange back covers in the box for $139.99 at no annual commitment pricing."
The Lumia 635 features a 4.5-inch 854 x 480 IPS display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 and ClearBlack technology for vibrant colors. In addition, it has a 1.2 GHz quad-core CPU, 5 MP camera, 8 GB internal storage (expandable up to 128 GB with micro SD) and 512 MB of RAM.
It was November 2012 when we wrote about twenty Xbox games that worked on Windows Phone 7.x, but no longer worked with Windows Phone 8. The list included some favorites like: The Harvest, Hasta La Muerte, Fable Coin Gold and many others. Over time a few of those returned to be playable on Windows Phone 8, but a handful of them were left out. Looks like a few might have returned to Windows Phone and Windows Phone 8.1 customers.
Today's a big day. Lumia Cyan is officially rolling out to consumers around the globe. Owners of the Lumia 625 and Lumia 925 are in the first batch of customers to get the update. Are you in that group? You'll want to hit up our forums to talk among fellow owners with the new Windows Phone 8.1 and Lumia Cyan firmware update.
Yesterday we had a sneak peek at the next version of ReddHub for Windows 8.1. It's an app that Redditors should definitely check out if they're looking for a quality Reddit experience on their Surface 2 or Windows 8.1 device. The new update is now live in the Windows Store. Full details and download link below.
I feel so embarrassed right now. I've had the Xbox One for about 3 months, and I just learned that the Kinect microphone has been on while playing multiplayer games. I assumed that no one could hear me when the headset isn't connected. This means other people may have heard things that I didn't want them to hear. Don't make the same mistake. Turn off that Kinect microphone.
Microsoft's foray into the personal assistant business with Cortana opens up many opportunities including integration with other branches of knowledge. One area that may be unfamiliar to the general public is Microsoft's work with Academic Search (academic.research.microsoft.com), which is a general search tool for finding articles on particular types of inquiry or the people in those science fields. Indeed, Microsoft Research used to have a Windows Phone 7 app to use this service.
Microsoft Research just published a new video where they discuss how Academic Search and Cortana are merging in early 2015. The demonstration was given at the annual Microsoft Research Faculty Summit where the presenters asked how they could turn Cortana into a research assistant and it follows upon the revelation of Project Adam, which we detailed yesterday.
With the Windows Phone 8.1 update, Microsoft decoupled the music player experience from the operating system to allow frequent updates. While the Xbox Music app is not quite there yet, some independent apps like MusikPlayer have been able to fill the gap and offer a nice alternative to Windows Phone users.
Microsoft has announced it will collaborate with Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group (mandarinoriental.com) to provide guests with a new premium digital experience. There's an initial target installation of 1,000 tablets, including the Surface Pro 3, in four of their award-winning properties in London, Washington D.C., Las Vegas and Tokyo. The Windows 8.1 tablets feature a custom start screen and five apps that allow guests to quickly and easily request hotel services, such as in-room dining, concierge and housekeeping requests.
Crushed by a flood of commenters, the FCC has extended the open comment period for their Open Internet proceedings until Friday. When we wrote about the importance of net neutrality back in May, the FCC had opened the door for open comment, and that window was due to close today. But after having been smashed yesterday and today by people like you registering their thoughts with the FCC about how best to address net neutrality, the FCC has extended that window to Friday.
Earlier today we got word from Microsoft that the Lumia Cyan update with Windows Phone 8.1 was starting its global roll-out today. Right now tips are pouring in from around the globe that the update is available. However, it looks like the Lumia 625 and Lumia 925 are the first phones to receive the update. Read on to find out if the Lumia 625 or Lumia 925 in your country is in the first wave.
If you are looking for a fun game without paying a dime, look no further than Battleloot Adventure. The modern quest game with turn-based action scenes is dropping from 99 cents to $0 for the next 36-hours. The promotion is in conjunction with the myAppFree service, which makes deals with developers to temporarily drop the price of an app or game in an effort to gain visibility in the Store.
Battleloot Adventure "blends comedy, turn-based combat and role-playing for a whimsical adventure like no other!" but what I like about it is the endearing artwork, which has a hand drawn like charm.
Pocket (www.getpocket.com) is a popular service used by many to save online articles for later reading. The service works through web browser plugins or by manually saving article links into an online repository and organizing them by category. Later, users can pull up those articles when they have a free moment. Although Windows Phone does not have an official Pocket app, it does have some great clients including Pouch.
Today, Pouch 3.0 is live in the Store, and it is worth the download, especially if you are on Windows Phone 8.1. Let's take a look at what is new.
A few weeks ago we discovered apps for Scribd just hanging out in the Windows Phone Store and Windows Store. Turns out that was a soft launch and the company was just getting warmed up. Today these two Universal Windows apps are officially being launched. Read on to get promo code to try out Scribd for three months without spending a dime.
The good news is Microsoft (through the old Nokia mobile) announced today the global availability of the Lumia Cyan update and Windows Phone 8.1. We have been waiting for such a proclamation as it means that officially the 'update season' is starting. Note how we call it a season, because, like previous updates, this is a staggered rollout based on your device, region and carrier (if applicable).
Indeed, heading to the official Lumia Software Update page, which lists the update by region, device and carrier you can see how everything is "under testing ." Translation? No one is likely to get an update today. Instead, you are going to have to wait as the carriers give the green light to the update. How long it is going to take is not known, though it could be days to weeks.