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PSA: Windows Phone Store down for some [Update: It's back]

Update: It appears that the Windows Phone Store is back in business. Download on. Having trouble accessing the Windows Phone Store? You're not alone. About 3:10 PM PST is when we first started getting errors connecting to the Windows Phone Store. Since then tips are coming in from others that...
Microsoft takes the consumer side in new policy changes to address misleading apps

Microsoft takes the consumer side in new policy changes to banish misleading apps

Microsoft had recently undergone quite a bit of criticism recently for the inflated number of apps in the Windows Store, a few of which were confusing and misleading. Well, it seems that Microsoft has heard the moans of consumers and developers alike and the Windows-maker is addressing those...
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Ability to respond to Windows Phone customer reviews being rolled out to more developers

Microsoft is rolling out the ability for developers to respond directly to reviews in the Windows Phone Store. Replying to reviews is a feature that we reported on before the Windows Phone 8.1 announcement and was later confirmed by Microsoft. Select developers have had the ability since April...

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Microsoft unwraps digital gift cards for the Windows Store and Xbox Store

There's a new Microsoft site selling digital gift cards for the holidays. Over the weekend Microsoft launched the Digital Gift Cards app for Windows Phone. This app allows you to buy and send digital gift cards for the Windows and Xbox Stores. Now you can buy those digital gift cards with or...
Digital Gift Cards app lets you give the gift of apps

Microsoft's Digital Gift Cards app lets you give the gift of apps, games

Don't know what to give friends or family this holiday or for any other special occasion? Microsoft is making it easy with a Digital Gift Cards app that will let you send a gift card in various denominations to your loved ones so that they can redeem the amount to purchase apps, movies, music, or...
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Microsoft combines Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone app policies, reveals code of conduct

Microsoft has combined its app policies for both Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone apps into one place on its website as part of an effort to make them more clear for app creators to understand. Microsoft announced the changes in a blog post, which will affect any app developer who wants to...
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PSA: Windows Phone Store down for some [Update: It's back]

Update: It appears that the Windows Phone Store is back in business. Download on. Having trouble accessing the Windows Phone Store? You're not alone. About 3:10 PM PST is when we first started getting errors connecting to the Windows Phone Store. Since then tips are coming in from others that...
Windows Phone Store picks up a minor update

Windows Phone Store picks up a minor update

Looks like the Windows Phone Store picked up a UI update that now features a description of the featured app. The tile size of the featured app has also been changed, and is now significantly larger than others. Other than the change to the homepage, we don't notice any other updates to the...
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Grab these two Star Wars games for Windows Phone before they disappear

Star Wars: Tiny Death Star & Star Wars Assault Team will soon be pulled from the Windows Phone Store. Today, Disney pulled both games from the Apple App Store and Google Play Store. The Developers of the game, Nimblebit, have announced that Disney gave them no prior knowledge of the move. The...
Fix for Windows Phone Store in-app purchase breakage nears, as developers get fed up

Fix for Windows Phone Store in-app purchase breakage nears, as developers get fed up

Running an app store is likely not an easy technical task. It is probably made more difficult when you are like Microsoft, who is rumored to be combining the Windows Phone and Windows Stores into one, or at least starting that process. Regardless, when outages happen, it can frustrate consumers....
Here is how to report dangerous or malicious apps to the Windows Phone Store

Here is how to report dangerous or malicious apps to the Windows Phone Store

Microsoft, like most companies who run an app store, on occasion has problems with fake or malicious apps. You know, the ones that purport to be official, but charge you money upfront without a trial, something even more egregious for already free services. I have seen a lot of teeth gnashing...
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Windows Phone devs, responding to reviews boosts your ratings

A month ago Microsoft gave Windows Phone developers the ability to respond to Store reviews. This was a new feature welcomed by the developer community as it gave them a way to address misinformed reviews or customer complaints. Now a month later, Microsoft has shared some details on the success...
Microsoft takes the consumer side in new policy changes to address misleading apps

Microsoft takes the consumer side in new policy changes to banish misleading apps

Microsoft had recently undergone quite a bit of criticism recently for the inflated number of apps in the Windows Store, a few of which were confusing and misleading. Well, it seems that Microsoft has heard the moans of consumers and developers alike and the Windows-maker is addressing those...

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