Articles by Rich Edmonds

Nokia Charging Plate
Article
by Rich Edmonds
Mar 17, 2014

The DT-900 from Nokia is the popular wireless charger rocking the Qi standard, meaning it can be used with most Lumia Windows Phones that support the technology. The charging plate itself is available over on DailySteals for just $25.  

Xbox Controller
Article
by Rich Edmonds
Mar 16, 2014

If you're still looking around for the perfect Xbox One Titanfall package deal, UK retailer Zavvi may have the perfect offer for you. Priced at £379, the Xbox One bundle is £20 off the usual price of £399. The extra savings could be put towards a second controller,...

NCAA March Madness
Article
by Rich Edmonds
Mar 16, 2014

March Madness is coming soon to college basketball in the United States. For those of us who aren't familiar with the season, it involves 68 college basketball teams coming together to compete for the number one spot in the US. Late last month we learned that there...

Twickets
Article
by Rich Edmonds
Mar 16, 2014

Popular UK-based ticket exchange service Twickets (www.twickets.co.uk) enables consumers to trade their unwanted event tickets, handy for anyone who can't attend an event they've already paid for. Currently there are apps available for iOS and Android, but the official...

Elop Ballmer
Article
by Rich Edmonds
Mar 14, 2014

Microsoft announced plans to purchase Nokia last year and the deal has gone through numerous checks, but reports now state we could be looking at just a month wait for the two companies to finalize everything. The deal will see Microsoft absorb Nokia's hardware...

Article
by Rich Edmonds
Mar 14, 2014

Downloading apps from the Windows Phone Store can open up a whole new world of possibilities. No, that wasn’t a sales pitch for the app team. It’s a truly great way to experience some exciting content made by developers from around the world. Some apps and games are...

Windows 8
Article
by Rich Edmonds
Mar 14, 2014

Microsoft has scored a big deal in Sweden with the Riksdag Aministration buying into Windows 8.1, Office 2013, Skype and Lync. The new environment will be rolled out across departments in March, with a pilot scheme initially taking on 100 participants. Post elections...

Lumia 625
Article
by Rich Edmonds
Mar 14, 2014

The Lumia 625 by Nokia is its most affordable Windows Phone with 4G LTE connectivity. The smartphone has gone on sale in Ireland on Three and can be purchased on prepay for €229. Pop past the break for more details.

myBattery Lockscreen
Article
by Rich Edmonds
Mar 13, 2014

From the developer of myBattery, a popular Windows Phone app to monitor your internal charge, comes myBattery Lockscreen. This app, as the name suggests, enables users to glance at the status of their battery on the lockscreen with detailed information on percentage,...

Nook Media
Article
by Rich Edmonds
Mar 13, 2014

Microsoft and Nook Media (Barnes & Noble) have updated the agreement signed two years ago. According to a new 8-K filing by Barnes and Noble, Nook Media is now allowed to discontinue the Windows 8 app and cease development on the Windows Phone companion client at...

Windows Phone MWC
Article
by Rich Edmonds
Mar 13, 2014

Microsoft is beginning to try new things to tackle Android and iOS in the competitive smartphone market. Slashing the Windows Phone licensing fees for some OEM partners may be one option the company is looking into. According to a report on India Times,...

Article
by Rich Edmonds
Mar 12, 2014

Microsoft is set to include a new virtual assistant in Windows Phone 8.1, named Cortana. The name itself comes from the popular video game series Halo, where Cortana is an artificial intelligence who accompanies the player throughout the story. While it's not yet known...

App Updates
Article
by Rich Edmonds
Mar 12, 2014

It has been a rather quiet week so far with the news, but we're looking at more app updates being pushed through the Windows Phone Store. Updating your arsenal of content will surely make up for the lack of hardware announcements and help you through the wait for...

Flappy Bird
Article
by Rich Edmonds
Mar 12, 2014

Flappy Bird is a rather special mobile game, illustrating what can happen when a seemingly unimaginative concept goes viral and the developer subsequently wishes to remove oneself from the spotlight. The game has also split communities in two with many wanting the name...

Nokia Lumia 1520
Article
by Rich Edmonds
Mar 12, 2014

PCMag has concluded its annual readers’ choice awards. Since operating systems play an important part in decision making for consumers on their next smartphone, we've taken a look at how Windows Phone fared against both Android and iOS. The 2014 PCMag Readers...

Angry Birds
Article
by Rich Edmonds
Mar 12, 2014

Angry Birds, the popular IP from Finnish game studio Rovio, has yet again been updated for Windows Phone. The original base title has been bumped to version 4.1 with even more content for players. Next time you fire up the game, you'll see new levels to battle through...

WhatsApp
Article
by Rich Edmonds
Mar 11, 2014

WhatsApp is a super popular messaging app, which has enjoyed substantial growth over the last handful of years. Recently sold to Facebook (for $19 billion), we added the Windows Phone client to our roundup of best messaging apps for the platform.

We know many...

Skype WP8
Article
by Rich Edmonds
Mar 11, 2014

Skype is Microsoft's gem when it comes to communication services for both consumers and enterprise. Video calling enables folk to remain in contact when the only connection is a network and the company could well be looking to add live annotation capabilities to Skype...

Top Music Apps
Article
by Rich Edmonds
Mar 11, 2014

If there’s one form of media smartphone owners enjoy access to it has to be music. Windows Phones and music go hand in hand with numerous solutions available on the store, whether it be local library management, cloud services and music stores. From Xbox Music to Nokia...

Qi Wireless Charging
Article
by Rich Edmonds
Mar 11, 2014

Qi wireless charging is heavily supported with Windows Phone, especially since Nokia utilises the technology in most of its premium Lumia smartphones. Today, the Wireless Power Consortium announced that both Microsoft and Samsung Electro-Mechanics (a subsidy of Samsung...