Windows Phone 8 en Windows 8.1 adoption and Microsoft app store trends <div class="node-body article-body">Yesterday Microsoft released a detailed blog post, part of a series they do each month, in which they provided a lot of information about trends in the Windows and Windows Phone Stores.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> developers development Windows 8 Windows 8.1 Windows Phone Windows Phone Windows Phone 7.5 Windows Phone 7.8 Windows Phone 8 Windows Phone 8.1 Software Development Windows Thu, 16 Apr 2015 15:43:00 +0000 52841 at Skype for Windows Phone Adds Support for Drawing <div class="field-deck"> Suck it, iPhone </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Microsoft has released a major update to Skype for Windows Phone that adds a number of new features, including automatic Microsoft account sign-in, better support for HD screens, and faster app resume times. But the marquee new feature is unique to Windows Phone, at least for now: Skype now lets you create drawings in the app and then share them with others.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Windows Phone Windows Phone 8 Windows Phone 8.1 Skype Mon, 20 Oct 2014 16:50:00 +0000 45201 at Microsoft Announces Yet Another Miracast Adapter <div class="field-deck"> Yes, it's Microsoft's Chromecast </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Microsoft announced an HDTV dongle today that looks and works a lot like Google's Chromecast. The Wireless Display Adapter, as it's called, lets you wireless display your PC or device's screen to your HDTV using Miracast. But Microsoft just announced another Miracast device, the awkwardly-named Screen-Sharing for Lumia Phones HD-10. Why would it make two devices that do the same thing?</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Android Windows 8.1 Windows Phone 8 Windows Phone 8.1 Hardware Mobile Tue, 23 Sep 2014 15:37:00 +0000 43931 at 10 iPhone 6/iOS 8 Features I'd Like to See in Windows Phone <div class="field-deck"> It's time for some cross-pollination </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The conventional wisdom among Windows Phone fans is that theirs is the only truly innovative mobile platform, and that Apple in particular is behind the times, releasing years-old features in its new iPhones and iOS to a compliant audience. But the iPhone 6 and iOS 8 in particular have a lot to offer, including some things I'd really like to see in Windows Phone.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Apple iOS iOS 8 iPad iPhone Lumia Nokia Windows Phone Windows Phone 8 Windows Phone 8.1 iOS Mobile devices Mobile Mon, 22 Sep 2014 13:05:00 +0000 43861 at Office Lens for Windows Phone Can Now Create Office Documents <div class="field-deck"> An amazing app gets even better </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Microsoft on Tuesday released an update to its excellent Office Lens app for Windows Phone, enabling the app to convert scanned pictures into Word documents and PowerPoint presentations that you can edit, author and edit again.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Windows Phone Windows Phone 8 Windows Phone 8.1 Office Tue, 16 Sep 2014 16:37:00 +0000 43661 at Skype for Windows Phone Updated with Location Sharing <div class="field-deck"> Can you find me now? </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Microsoft has released Skype 2.22 for Windows Phone 8 and 8.1 today. This major new version of the app adds location sharing, notification controls and more. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Windows Phone Windows Phone 8 Windows Phone 8.1 Skype Wed, 10 Sep 2014 16:08:00 +0000 43371 at Spotify is Now Free on Windows Phone <div class="field-deck"> With ads </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Windows Phone users have a love/hate relationship with Spotify, the wildly popular music streaming service. On the one hand, we're just happy to have an official Spotify app on the platform, since it provides another high-quality choice alongside rivals such as Beats, Pandora and Xbox Music. But on the other hand, Spotify has been slow to issue updates to the app. So while this week's major update, which adds support for the free version of Spotify, is quite welcome, it also comes well after the 2013 launch of this feature on Android and iOS.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Windows Phone Windows Phone 8 Windows Phone 8.1 Music & Videos Tue, 26 Aug 2014 14:09:00 +0000 42701 at HTC One M8 for Windows: First Impressions and Photos <div class="field-deck"> A rival flagship from HTC mixes things up for Windows Phone </div> <div class="node-body article-body">I missed last week's press event for the HTC One M8 for Windows because I was out of the country. But HTC was nice enough to send a review unit, which was waiting for me when we got home late last night. Here are some first impressions of this amazing new Windows Phone flagship handset. Will it give the high-end Nokia Lumia handsets a run for your money?</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> HTC Windows Phone Windows Phone 8 Windows Phone 8.1 Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1 Hardware Tue, 26 Aug 2014 12:43:00 +0000 42671 at By the Book: August 24, 2014 <div class="field-deck"> Some progress, but moving slowly this month </div> <div class="node-body article-body">I didn't get as much work done on the books as I had hoped while I was away in Barcelona. But I did issue several book updates while I was away, and should be able to crank up the speed now that I'm heading home.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Surface Pro 3 Windows 8.1 Windows 8.1 Update 1 Windows Phone Windows Phone 8 Windows Phone 8.1 Xbox Music Windows 8 Windows RT Mobile devices Windows Sun, 24 Aug 2014 10:09:00 +0000 42651 at PhotoFunia, ctj71081 on Flickr OneDrive for Windows Phone Gains Recycle Bin Access <div class="field-deck"> Now with undo </div> <div class="node-body article-body">OneDrive for Windows Phone was updated last night, adding a fairly important feature: The ability to access recently deleted files in the Recycle Bin and then optionally restore them.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Windows Phone Windows Phone 7.5 Windows Phone 8 Windows Phone 8.1 OneDrive Fri, 22 Aug 2014 05:14:00 +0000 42611 at