Windows Phone en Microsoft Celebrates iPhone 6 Launch by Doubling Free OneDrive Storage to 30 GB <div class="field-deck"> Don't worry, it's for anyone who backs up their photos to OneDrive </div> <div class="node-body article-body">OneDrive just keeps getting better. And just a week after Microsoft upped the file size limit in its cloud storage service to 10 GB, it's making another major and positive change: It's upping the amount of free storage from 15 GB to 30 GB, and all you need to do is backup your phone's photos to OneDrive to get it. The bad news? This is a temporary bump, so you need to act fast.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Windows 8 Windows Phone OneDrive Mobile Sat, 20 Sep 2014 02:34:00 +0000 43791 at Windows Dev Center Drops Annual Registration Fee <div class="field-deck"> Almost free </div> <div class="node-body article-body">In a major—if penultimate—change to its developer program for Windows and Windows Phone, Microsoft this week dropped the annual registration fee from Windows Dev Center. Now, developers only have make a one-time registration payment of just $20 and they're granted lifetime registration and benefits.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Windows Phone Software Development Windows Thu, 18 Sep 2014 13:14:00 +0000 43701 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> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Windows Phone 8 Windows Phone 8.1 Windows Phone Office Tue, 16 Sep 2014 16:37:00 +0000 43661 at Xbox Video Updated for Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8/8.1 <div class="field-deck"> Something to see here </div> <div class="node-body article-body">While I've been a lot more focused on Xbox Music for what I assume are obvious reasons, Microsoft has also been updating its Xbox Video apps a lot lately as well. And this week, the firm issued updates for the Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8 and 8.1 versions of the app. Nothing major, but some steady progress.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Windows 8 Windows Phone Xbox Video Windows RT Fri, 12 Sep 2014 14:41:00 +0000 43511 at HTC One M8 for Windows Review <div class="field-deck"> A true flagship but a tough decision </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Working closely with Microsoft, HTC ported its best-ever Android handset to Windows Phone and created a credible flagship from a company not formerly named Nokia. The HTC One M8 for Windows is the ultimate stealth product, a smart phone that won't get confused looks from your friends, even though it runs an alien mobile platform. Is it good enough to dethrone the Lumia Icon?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> HTC Windows Phone Hardware Thu, 11 Sep 2014 17:57:00 +0000 43471 at OneDrive Updated with Support for 10 GB Files, More <div class="field-deck"> So much for that 2 GB limit </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Yikes. Microsoft announced today that its consumer-oriented OneDrive cloud storage service supports individual files of up to 10 GB each, a dramatic improvement over the previous 2 GB limit. The move comes shortly after the firm increased the storage available in the free version of the service from 7 GB to 15 GB, and it's accompanied by a number of other improvements as well.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Windows 8 Windows Phone Windows RT OneDrive Mobile Wed, 10 Sep 2014 20:37:00 +0000 43421 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> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Windows Phone 8 Windows Phone 8.1 Windows Phone Skype Wed, 10 Sep 2014 16:08:00 +0000 43371 at AT&T Wireless Will Sell the Nokia Lumia 830 in the United States <div class="field-deck"> Hooray! </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Microsoft executive vice president and former Nokia CEO Stephen Elop announced during his CTIA Super Mobility Week keynote on Tuesday afternoon that AT&T Wireless will sell the Nokia Lumia 830—Microsoft's new "affordable flagship"—in time for the holiday season.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Lumia Nokia Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1 Windows Phone Wed, 10 Sep 2014 13:37:00 +0000 43351 at Cortana Puts iPhone Users in Group Therapy <div class="field-deck"> Maybe your iPhone just isn't that into you </div> <div class="node-body article-body">A funny new ad from Microsoft pokes fun at the Siri feature in iPhone and how it falls short of the new Cortana functionality in Windows Phone. Hey, it's Monday: Let's start the week off with a few laughs.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> iOS iPhone Mobile devices Windows Phone 8.1 Windows Phone Mon, 08 Sep 2014 19:08:00 +0000 43271 at MSN Relaunch: Microsoft's Content Brand Enters the Mobile First, Cloud First Era <div class="field-deck"> Back to the future </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The news that Microsoft would be rename its Bing content apps with the MSN brand was met immediately with the resistance I expected from the Windows community. But if you step back and think about it for a moment, this rebranding—and the resultant relaunch of MSN as a web-based portal for all of the information that backs these wonderful apps—actually makes sense. MSN, after all, is Microsoft's online content brand, and Bing is about search. Put another way, MSN is Microsoft's Yahoo, and Bing is Microsoft's Google.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Android Cloud iOS iPad iPhone Mobile devices MSN Windows 8.1 Windows Phone 8.1 Windows 8 Windows Phone Mon, 08 Sep 2014 18:36:00 +0000 43261 at