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Windows Phone 8.1’s greatly improved YouTube experience, plays under lock screen and more

Windows Phone 8.1’s greatly improved YouTube experience, plays under lock screen and more

When it comes to video playback on Windows Phone, especially YouTube, things can get a little complicated. We won’t rehash the whole Google-Microsoft tiff over an official app again, but what we can share with you is some details about how Microsoft worked really hard on Windows Phone 8.1’s HTML5...
Windows Phone 8.1 blazes on the Lumia 1520, has five quick-action buttons

Windows Phone 8.1 blazes on the Lumia 1520, has five quick-action buttons

Yesterday, Microsoft unveiled Windows Phone 8.1 to the world. We gave you numerous videos featuring the OS in action, including Cortana, the Notification center and more. However, that was on a Lumia 630 prototype, one that we weren’t supposed to have in the first place – the risks we take for...
Internet Explorer on Windows Phone

Four code-execution bugs publicly revealed in IE11 for Windows Phone

Four code-execution bugs found in Internet Explorer 11 for Windows Phone have been publicly disclosed by an HP-owned security division called TippingPoint. The division previously revealed the vulnerabilities privately to Microsoft, but so far it has not yet fixed the bugs. Ars Technica...

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Internet Explorer on Windows Phone

Four code-execution bugs publicly revealed in IE11 for Windows Phone

Four code-execution bugs found in Internet Explorer 11 for Windows Phone have been publicly disclosed by an HP-owned security division called TippingPoint. The division previously revealed the vulnerabilities privately to Microsoft, but so far it has not yet fixed the bugs. Ars Technica...
Cortana Trending Stories

Cortana now shows recommended news and trending stories on Windows Phone 8.1

Microsoft keeps adding new server-side features for its Cortana digital assistant in Windows Phone 8.1. The latest such update now allows owners of those smartphones to see recommended news stories, along with currently trending articles. It looks like this feature went live late on Friday in...
Windows SDK for Facebook lets developers bring 'Likes' and more to their apps

Windows SDK for Facebook lets developers bring 'Likes' and more to their apps

Microsoft has announced a new way for app developers to integrate Facebook functionality into their apps. The Windows SDK for Facebook will allow developers to build Facebook login, likes, and graph functions directly into their Windows Phone 8.1, Windows 8.1, or Windows 10 apps. Here's a list...
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How to automatically upload your photos and videos to OneDrive from Windows Phone 8.1

There are several reasons to save your photos and video online. One reason could be you're running out of storage on your device. Another reason is having a backup in case your phone breaks. Whatever the reason may be, Windows Phone 8.1 can automatically save the photos and videos you take to...
HTC 8X

Has the Windows Phone 8.1 update hit your HTC 8X?

The HTC 8X may well be starting to receive the Windows Phone 8.1 update, that's according to some reports from multiple regions. They follow Vodafone Australia stating the network will not be rolling out the update for 8X owners. Windows Central member DNHill shared their updating experience...
Lumia 535 language

How to change the language on Windows Phone 8.1

Have you ever held a Windows Phone device 8.1 with a language you didn't understand? Perhaps you purchased a device overseas, or someone accidentally changed your settings. I tried setting up a new Lumia 535 over the weekend, but it came out of the box with the Chinese language. Going through the...
A Lumia for Christmas

Got a new Windows Phone for the holidays? Here's where to start!

Happy holidays to everyone! At this time of year gifts are given and gifts are received, and that includes smartphones, tablets and all manner of other techy products. If you were lucky enough to be gifted a new Windows Phone, then we're here to help you get the best out of it. If it's your first...
Windows Phone UPdate

New Windows Phone 8.1.1 build 14203 available to download

There looks to be a new update out on Windows Phone 8.1 for those in the Preview for Developers program. Yesterday's update to Battery Saver hinted at a new build (14203) for Windows Phone coming soon. It would appear that particular build is now rolling out. Time to check your phone for updates...
Latest AdDuplex numbers show Windows Phone 8.1 finally overtaking Windows Phone 8.0

Latest AdDuplex numbers show Windows Phone 8.1 finally overtaking Windows Phone 8.0

October's AdDuplex statistics highlight the growing trajectory of Windows Phone 8.1, which overtook Windows Phone 8.0 to become the leading OS worldwide. The OS is now installed on 47 percent of all devices. The numbers project a healthy growth from 39.1 percent seen last month, and the 24.4...
New estimates show Windows Phone 8.1 installed on over 39 percent of devices

New estimates show Windows Phone 8.1 installed on over 39 percent of devices

Windows Phone 8.1 continues to make big gains in the worldwide Windows Phone ecosystem. According to the latest stats report from the AdDuplex app advertising service, Windows Phone 8.1 is now installed on 39.1 percent of all devices worldwide compared to 24.4 percent in August. The new...

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