Articles by Rich Edmonds

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by Rich Edmonds
May 13, 2014

Microsoft has today released a Lync 2013 app update for Android hardware, enabling tablet support and adding some conversation enhancements. If you're not familiar with the service from Microsoft, Lync is a video, messaging and conferencing platform. Today's announcement is an important...

Amazon App
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by Rich Edmonds
May 13, 2014

Amazon, the popular online retailer, has updated its Windows Phone app. The company has somewhat neglected its offering for Windows Phone owners, with our most recent coverage dating back to mid-2013. So what's new in this latest release? As noted already, the new version introduces new...

Spotify
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by Rich Edmonds
May 13, 2014

The Spotify team has today released an update for the official app available on Windows Phones. This update, version 3.0, brings some exciting new features to the platform as well as a brand new interface. If you're a fan of the service, be sure to head past the break to learn what's...

Satya Nadella
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by Rich Edmonds
May 12, 2014

Chief Information Officer for Hampshire, Jos Creese, has stated in a recent interview that the UK government opts for Microsoft over open source alternatives because it's generally cheaper once costs have been calculated. Creese notes that the software giant has been flexible when it...

Lumia 630 Unboxing
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by Rich Edmonds
May 12, 2014

We just covered the Lumia 630 announcement in India, but Nokia are also set to launch the Windows Phone in the Philippines. The company will be holding an event in the region on May 13. An affordable smartphone with quad-core processing, the latest version of Microsoft's mobile...

QuizToWin
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by Rich Edmonds
May 09, 2014

Microsoft Europe has released its QuizToWin app for Windows Phone, iOS and Android, enabling consumers to answer daily questions and participate alongside friends. It's worthwhile since there are some exciting packages on offer, which everyone has a chance of winning. If you're looking...

Lumia Icon
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by Rich Edmonds
May 09, 2014

Today, we've been made aware of an update which is being fired out to Lumia Icon owners on the Verizon network. Consumers have been experiencing issues with Windows Phone 8.1 on their Icon smartphones, but unfortunately this appears to be a 8.0 update and not one for the Developer...

The Intel-powered Microsoft Surface Pro
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by Rich Edmonds
May 09, 2014

Microsoft is reported to have been working with Intel on a upcoming model that would slot into the Surface family of Windows tablets. The tech giant is expected to unveil the new Surface Mini at an upcoming event later this month, but CNET's sources state a new Intel-based...

Heatmiser Neo gets an official Windows Phone app so you can heat and cool from afar
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by Rich Edmonds
May 09, 2014

Heatmiser UK has pushed their official app for the Neo thermostat out on the Windows Phone Store. The app, titled Heatmiser Neo, enables consumers with the smart thermostats installed in their homes to control temperatures and other settings on their smartphone. It's a convenient way to...

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by Rich Edmonds
May 09, 2014

Microsoft has released the above video on its official Xbox YouTube channel showing off the console in all its glory. As well as the look and feel of next-gen gaming, Microsoft also included a teaser for Halo 5, the upcoming title in the super-popular series of first-person shooter video games...

Ari Partinen
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by Rich Edmonds
May 09, 2014

Nokia is out of the smartphone race as a company, though Microsoft is picking up the baton with its newly acquired mobile hardware division. That said, competitor companies acknowledge the talent at Nokia, notably Apple who has snipped camera expert Ari Partinen. According to Partinen's...

VLC Mobile Remote
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by Rich Edmonds
May 08, 2014

VLC is a sweet media player available cross platform. It's becoming the norm to have apps and controllers to manipulate what's displayed on-screen when connected to a PC. VLC Mobile Remote is a unofficial app which turns your Windows Phone into a remote control for your PC. When viewing...

Subway Surfers Vancouver
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by Rich Edmonds
May 08, 2014

Kiloo has published an update for its popular Subway Surfers game on iOS, Android and Windows Phone. In this latest release, players are able to traverse through Vancouver, Canada. Not only is there a new adventure awaiting, but a new character is also available – Olivia the spirited...

Nokia Treasure Tag
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by Rich Edmonds
May 08, 2014

The Nokia Treasure Tags are now available at Verizon Wireless, with three colors listed on the carrier website. Priced at $29.99, these handy accessories can be attached to valuable possessions to prevent one from misplacing and subsequently losing said objects. The tags will alert the...

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by Rich Edmonds
May 08, 2014

The IEC has released an official app for Windows Phone to keep everyone in South Africa up-to-date with the 2014 elections. With the app installed, it's possible to view registration status and details, locate voting stations and remain in the loop with the IEC via social media channels...

Rudy
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by Rich Edmonds
May 08, 2014

Rudy Huyn, the resident Windows Phone developer who taps into the app market and releases content to fill gaps where official apps have yet to be released, has encountered a slight issue regarding the legality of his new company – 6Studio. Huyn has published a photo of legal...

UniShare
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by Rich Edmonds
May 07, 2014

Windows Phone 8.1 is being enjoyed by consumers who have managed to install the Developer Preview and developers are having fun with new APIs released by Microsoft. We're looking at two multi-social network sharing solutions that have recently been updated – UniShare and MultiShare....

Lumia 1020
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by Rich Edmonds
May 07, 2014

AdDuplex has kicked off the next month in the Every Phone They Make campaign, which will be rewarding developers with a chance to win a Lumia 625 and Lumia 820 for simply marketing their apps with AdDuplex. It's a great program for those who have apps submitted to the stores to win some...

App Update Roundup
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by Rich Edmonds
May 06, 2014

We're slowly grinding through this week, covering news and looking at what's next for Microsoft and its platforms. Developers have been busy cranking out updates left, right and center to keep consumers happy with new features, bug addressing and more. We'll round up some of the updates...

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by Rich Edmonds
May 06, 2014

Microsoft held an event – titled "The Pitch" – at Milbank Tower, London last Wednesday to showcase some of the talent passing through its Ventures program, and to announce a series of collaborations with incubators, accelerators and other companies. If you're not familiar with Microsoft...