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Windows Phone Live Lock Screen Beta is now available

Are you one of those lucky people who are running Windows Phone 8.1? Do you fancy a new style lockscreen? Well today is your lucky day. Microsoft have finally released that fancy lockscreen that they showed off a while back. And it’s rather nice. Want to truly

WordPress for Windows Phone… About to end?

Now, although the official WordPress app is still available in the Windows Phone store, the WordPress website site doesn’t list a Windows Phone version any longer. It’s looking like the Windows Phone app might be getting quietly dropped, or development dropped at least, as the last update

I think I’ve fallen for Windows Phone

My history with Windows Phone has been a colourful one, starting with the rather unique Dell Venue Pro, then moving onto the tiny little Nokia Lumia 800, then what I thought was huge at the time HTC Titan and then the HTC 8X and then it was

Microsoft finally release a File Manager for Windows Phone

A decent file management app is one offbeat the first things you install on a new device, be it a laptop, a tablet, a phone or even a desktop PC and it’s been one of the main things people cite as a reason that they “can’t possibly

BBC update iPlayer for Windows Phone

The BBC have announced a major update to the iPlayer app for Windows Phone.  This update swiches to and adaptive bitrate player to better handle varing connection speeds. The have added the ability to watch programs with subtitles and at last LIVE TV! You can get the

Buying music to download? Oh, that’s so 2010

The world of music and entertainment has changed significantly over the last decade or so. Before that, we saw vinyl getting replaced by CD’s and then MP3′s. In the last decade people have switched from traditional brick-and-mortar shops to downloading tunes online. However, streaming music services like

WP 8.1 receives its first update

For the ‘developers’ amongst us who took the plunge and downloaded Windows Phone 8.1 there has been widespread support for the changes.   That said, it is not a ‘developers preview’ without having its fair share of problems.  Topping the list have been numerous complaints about battery

Spotify gets massive update on Windows Phone

Poor old Windows Phone, it’s often the forgotten platform and gets lots of things last. Spotify was a prime example, where the app has languished far behind its iOS and Android brothers as they got shiny new features. But today Spotify has shown its Windows Phone app some

Exclusivity agreements blocking you from getting that latest game

Just recently the new version of Cut The Rope arrived on Android. Trouble is,  it’d been released months before on iOS. Watching an app or game being used by your mates which you can’t download is difficult and, according to the Wall Street Journal,  it’s due in

Direct file access on Windows phone – Aerize Explorer

A file manager with direct file system access and the ability to move and copy files between storage cards? On Windows Phone? Are you having a laugh? Aerize Explorer, which is available completely free in the Windows Phone Store lets you use a friendly and familiar browsing

Nokia give out gifts to a select bunch of Lumia owners

We all love surprises yes? How about free money? How about paid apps for free? Well yesterday Nokia published an  app that if you’re compatible you’ll probably be saying “yes yes yes” to the above questions. Nokia Gift Voucher is the name of the app and what

Windows Phone 8.1 now available – first thoughts

For those of us unswayed by the app delights of iOS and the open source recklessness of Android, Windows Phone offers an attractive alternative. Since its launch in 2010 the OS has had a number of updates, some small, some large.  Windows Phone 8, introduced in late

Windows Phone 8.1 is here. Get all the details.

Got yourself a Windows Phone 8 device? You’ll soon be getting 8.1 and includes a “bunch” of stuff which is, apparently, “rad”. Last year, if you had a screen big enough, Windows Phone 8 added an additional column to the main screen. This has now found its’

CoPilot on test

So just to set my stall out, pre-Lumia and “Here”, I used CoPilot. It was one of the most feature-packed and reasonably-priced navigation products for Windows Mobile at the time. So here we are on a new platform – Windows Phone. It’s the same product and of

Office Lens is released now save Whiteboard pictures saved to OneNote

The Final version Microsoft’s Office Lens has gone live on the Windows Phone Store today. This app makes it easier to capture “Chalk and Talk” presentation, of Whiteboard brainstorms and receipts for expenses. Using OCR the text from documents is made searchable.  There are 3 modes, Document Whiteboard and

Facebook Messenger for Windows Phone 8 is now available

Last week at MWC Microsoft announced that Facebook Messenger would be coming to the Windows Phone Store soon, we all took that with a pinch of salt, expecting the “soon” bit to mean months. But lo and behold during the night Facebook themselves have published the app.

My3 App lands on Windows Phone 8

Great news for customers on Three UK who use Windows Phone 8 devices, you finally have access to an official My3 app. It was just released this morning to the Store and is a free download. This new app will allow you not only check your allowances,

Xbox Music and Video apps now available for Windows Phone

Xbox Music has been an integral part of the Music app in Windows Phone, which at times got a little confusing to differentiate between streamed subscription music, cloud music and local music. It’s a confusion which eventually led to me unsubscribing from Xbox Music in the end.

Instagram for Windows Phone gets updated

Recently Instagram added a new feature to its Android and iOS in the form of Instagram Direct, which allows you to send images to specific people and not make them public. The Windows Phone version wasn’t updated at the time and guess what? Yes you’re right, they’ve

Facebook beta for Windows Phone update – tiles and notifications

Facebook Beta for Windows Phone has received one of its regular updates, and this one is a bit bigger than usual. Notifications and Messages have received big updates, with improved Toast notifications as well as Toast notifications for Messages/Chat. Tiles have also been redesigned, with a variety available,

Demand 5 comes to Windows Phone

I’m going to mention a couple of things that could send your head into a spin right now. First of all, it’s the sheer fact that people want to download an app which will let you re-watch Channel 5 programmes (such as … errr.. Neighbours and …

Unofficial Snapchat 6snap is now available for Windows Phone

Rudy Huyn is the developer behind popular third party Instagram and Vine apps on the Windows Phone platform. He’s now gone and made a Snapchat app, called 6snap. Which If it’s anything like his Instagram and Vine apps it’ll probably be better than the original apps on

Instagram for Windows Phone is finally available

The day has finally come, the day that non Windows Phone fans have to search for another app to cite as their reason for not being able to get on with Windows Phone. Yes Instagram is now available for Windows Phone. But as is often the way,