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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...
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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...

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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...
Joe Belfiore: Microsoft could offer new Windows Phone 8.1 Developer Preview updates this week

Joe Belfiore: Microsoft could offer new Windows Phone 8.1 Developer Preview updates this week

Microsoft's Windows Phone leader Joe Belfiore has confirmed that the company plans to issue new updates this week to people who have smartphones with the Windows Phone 8.1 Developer Preview build, and offered a little more information on what will be contained in those updates. In a post on...
HTC

Verizon HTC 8X to get Windows Phone 8.1 in late October

HTC 8X on Verizon is getting the Windows Phone 8.1 update in... sometime in late October. That's at least according to a recent tweet from the official HTC Twitter account. As you're painfully aware, Windows Phone 8.1 was announced by Microsoft in early April. Since then we've slowly seen...
Error with your Windows Phone OS backups? Here is how to get them back on track

Error with your Windows Phone OS backups? Here is how to get them back on track

One of the great features in Windows Phone 8.1 is the ability to restore from a backup when setting up a new device. Everything from your Start screen layout to the apps themselves and even some settings can all be 'restored' if you ever change devices, or wish to hard-reset and start anew....
New stats show Windows Phone 8.1 now on 24 percent of devices

New stats show Windows Phone 8.1 now on 24 percent of devices

Windows Phone 8.1, which launched to the public first as a Developer Preview in April, is now installed on 24.4 percent of all Windows Phone devices worldwide, according to the latest stats report from the AdDuplex app advertising service. The new numbers for the Windows Phone ecosystem were...
OneStart

Customize your Windows Phone 8.1 Start Screen with OneStart

One of the great customizations that Windows Phone 8.1 brings to the table is the ability to use transparent tiles and Start Screen backgrounds. OneStart is a Windows Phone 8.1 app that taps into this feature and delivers a nice range of Start Screen background options. From creating a colorful...
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Some phones in India not getting Lumia Cyan until September

The Nokia Lumia 625, Lumia 925, Lumia 1320 and Lumia 1520 are enjoying Windows Phone 8.1 and Lumia Cyan in India. But when does the update come to devices like the Lumia 520 and Lumia 720? It could be August or September depending on which device you have. Windows Phone India has shared the...
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New Windows Phone video shows how you can add your interests to Cortana

Microsoft has released a new video showing how Windows Phone 8.1 owners can take better advantage of its Cortana digital assistant to deliver information based on the personal interest of the user. The clip, as posted on YouTube, shows how users can go to Cortana's notebook menu and then tap...

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