Articles by Rich Edmonds

Windows 8.1
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by Rich Edmonds
Oct 19, 2013

Those of you running Windows RT (on a Surface RT or similar tablet) will notice that the RT 8.1 update has been pulled from the Windows Store and is no longer available. The reason behind Microsoft pulling the update? There's an issue that's affecting some consumers who...

Phonly
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by Rich Edmonds
Oct 19, 2013

Phonly is a gorgeous Feedly client for Windows Phone, which was released to the store last month. The app also sports lockscreen integration, InstaPaper and Pocket support. While the app has only been out for a short while, already we're looking at a rather nice update...

Rotation Lock App
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by Rich Edmonds
Oct 19, 2013

Locking the screen rotation on Windows Phone 8 is simply wonderful. Before Update 3 (aka GDR3), if you were preparing to lay in bed with the Kindle app at the ready, you'd have to watch out for the pesky gyroscope which would switch the screen orientation. It was a...

Maxthon Cloud Browser
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by Rich Edmonds
Oct 18, 2013

Windows Phone gets a popular cloud-based web browser to reduce data and make things faster

Internet Explorer isn't necessarily a slow web browser on Windows Phone, but there are alternative web browsers from third parties.

Maxthon (www.maxthon.com) is one of...

QONQR
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by Rich Edmonds
Oct 18, 2013

QONQR should sound familiar as we've covered it numerous times in the past. The popular MMO has now been covered on the Windows Phone Developer Blog. It's been revealed that the developer, while basing revenue on in-app purchases, has experienced up to 10x the weekly...

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by Rich Edmonds
Oct 18, 2013

Microsoft has released this bouncy new advert for its Windows 8.1 release, which rolled out yesterday. Showing off all the different form factors that run the desktop operating system, numerous products are featured with some fancy transition effects to boot. It's an...

DualShot
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by Rich Edmonds
Oct 18, 2013

Sébastien Lachance is a Windows Phone developer who (alongside Vincent Gosselin) is behind DualShot. The app, which we're covered in the past, is a neat photography solution that's a replicate of the popular Frontback app on iOS. Lachance has shared on his personal blog...

ABC iView WP8
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by Rich Edmonds
Oct 18, 2013

Australian Windows Phone news blog, Windows Phone Down Under is kicking off a small campaign to show the country's public-funded broadcaster just how much demand there is for platform support. Just like we did recently with BSkyB, if you're wanting ABC (www.abc...

Windows 8.1
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by Rich Edmonds
Oct 17, 2013

Windows, Windows, Windows. It sure has been a busy day for Microsoft. If you've upgraded to Windows 8.1 from Windows 8, you're good to go almost immediately. It's really easy to get the latest release. But what about those of us who had the Windows 8.1 Preview? There...

Surface 2 Sweepstakes
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by Rich Edmonds
Oct 17, 2013

Microsoft will be launching its second-generation of surface hardware soon. To celebrate, the company has been running sweepstakes on Facebook. We've somehow managed to miss this opportunity for you all to win some cool prizes. You'll need to hurry up and get involved...

Windows 8.1
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by Rich Edmonds
Oct 17, 2013

Windows 8.1 has been out for a matter of hours and already many of us have bombed straight into the deep end and upgraded. But how has the process been for you? And more importantly: what are your thoughts on Windows 8.1? While some of us have actively been stressing...

Calculator2
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by Rich Edmonds
Oct 17, 2013

Richard Walters is the developer of Calculator² and Calculator³. You may have used these apps before on Windows 8 or Windows Phone - we've taken a look at the mobile app in the past. It's been announced today that Walters has been able to accumulate over 1 million...

WPDang Ballmer Nokia
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by Rich Edmonds
Oct 17, 2013

Microsoft is looking to buy Nokia (or at least its devices and services division), that has already been covered numerous times. Now, Steve Ballmer is reported to have been in Beijing to visit Stephen Elop and Nokia. Now, the actual deal between the two companies is...

Nokia Smartwatch
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by Rich Edmonds
Oct 17, 2013

Smartwatches (or rather, wearable gadgets) have become the new thing to own.

From Fitbit to Google Glass, to Samsung's Galaxy Gear, companies are also looking at ways to improve the watch. Numerous smartwatch concepts have popped up across the web, but now Nokia...

New Bing Logo
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by Rich Edmonds
Oct 17, 2013

Microsoft previously revealed to the world exactly how it's looking to evolve its Bing search engine and integrate the service into the "one" company vision. As well as a brand new logo (which looks more modern and fits in with what we've seen happen to the rebranding...

Windows 8.1
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by Rich Edmonds
Oct 17, 2013

Windows 8.1 is now available on the Windows Store. Should you be rocking Windows 8, you'll see a banner for the upgrade when hitting up the store for some more content (see above image). Kicking off the download through the store, consumers will be able to take full...

Windows 8
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by Rich Edmonds
Oct 16, 2013

Microsoft will have Windows 8.1 out the door shortly, but what will follow the update? Mary Jo Foley over at ZDNet has heard from sources that the Windows team will release a small Spring 2014 update alongside the release of Windows Phone 8.1 "Blue". That...

1st4Fans
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by Rich Edmonds
Oct 16, 2013

Football is a huge sport on a global scale, but it's particularly special here in the UK. There are numerous ways to remain up-to-date with leagues, fixtures and results on Windows Phone and Window 8, but what about individual teams? How does one check latest news and...

Lumia 1020
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by Rich Edmonds
Oct 16, 2013

An advertisement for the Nokia Lumia 1020 has been spotted in the Metro, a UK newspaper. The advert is coloured with Vodafone's branding, a sign the mobile operator is behind the platform and is pushing the Lumia Windows Phone. What's neat about this deal is the...

EE
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by Rich Edmonds
Oct 16, 2013

The UK mobile operator is looking to attract more custom by offering more affordable 4G plans. Since the company launched 4G in the UK, consumers have commented on how expensive the new plans were, especially taking into account how little data was included. Along with...