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Microsoft to unify payouts for developers with Windows and Windows Phone apps

The launch of Windows 10 later in 2015 will bring with it a storefront that will support downloading apps for both PCs and smartphones. Today, Microsoft continued to move towards that unified Windows Store with announcements of new payout setups for developers who make both Windows and Windows...
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In-app purchases generated 55% of developer revenue in Windows Stores for Q1 2015

An update by Microsoft on current trends in app downloads from the Windows Phone Store and the Windows Store showed that in-app purchase are now taking up 55% of all revenue taken in by app developers from those storefronts. The new numbers, which cover the January to March 2015 quarter, show...
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How to set up a Wallet PIN for Windows Phone Store purchases

You have a lock screen password on your Windows Phone, right? It's the smart thing to do in case you misplace your phone. Another layer of security is the Wallet PIN. This one is a little different. It's not required, but it's a good way to prevent accidental or unauthorized purchases by children...

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Windows Store

Microsoft to unify payouts for developers with Windows and Windows Phone apps

The launch of Windows 10 later in 2015 will bring with it a storefront that will support downloading apps for both PCs and smartphones. Today, Microsoft continued to move towards that unified Windows Store with announcements of new payout setups for developers who make both Windows and Windows...
Microsoft wants you to stop seeing double, promises to put an end to phony app submissions

Microsoft wants you to stop seeing double, promises to crack down on phony app submissions

Microsoft announced today that it is preparing to take a more "robust" approach to its certification policy for Windows Store apps. Specifically, it looks like Microsoft is taking a more hardened approach towards filtering out clone apps from both the Windows Store and the Windows Phone Store...
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In-app purchases generated 55% of developer revenue in Windows Stores for Q1 2015

An update by Microsoft on current trends in app downloads from the Windows Phone Store and the Windows Store showed that in-app purchase are now taking up 55% of all revenue taken in by app developers from those storefronts. The new numbers, which cover the January to March 2015 quarter, show...
Wallet PIN

How to set up a Wallet PIN for Windows Phone Store purchases

You have a lock screen password on your Windows Phone, right? It's the smart thing to do in case you misplace your phone. Another layer of security is the Wallet PIN. This one is a little different. It's not required, but it's a good way to prevent accidental or unauthorized purchases by children...
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Searching on Windows Phone Store is currently down for some users [Update: It's back up]

Update: The search features in the Windows Phone Store now seem to be back up and running again. Original story: We have received a large number of tips stating that the search feature in the Windows Phone Store is currently not working on their smartphone. The store itself seems to be up and...
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Chase Mobile app will be removed from the Windows Phone Store on Jan. 26

Chase Bank plans to remove its Chase Mobile app from the Windows Phone Store on January 26, according to a number of reports sent to us today by Windows Central readers. The first version of the Chase Mobile app launched for Windows Phone devices in September 2012 and allows Chase Bank customers...
Over 560,000 apps are now in the Windows and Windows Phone stores

Over 560,000 apps are now in the Windows and Windows Phone stores

Microsoft has updated its official combined number of Modern apps that are currently available in its Windows and Windows Phone stores to over 560,000 apps. This compares to the 527,000 apps that Microsoft said were available from both stores back in November. The updated statistic was...
2015 starts with WindowsPhone.com redirect loops and pending downloads

2015 starts with WindowsPhone.com redirect loops and pending downloads

Microsoft seems to be shifting some things around on the backend to the Windows Phone Store as little issues are cropping up for some users. As Microsoft heads into 2015, unifying their Windows and Windows Phone Stores is a priority but such changes can bring hindrances as well. Two issues that...
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Microsoft: 71 percent of Windows Phone apps are installed on low memory devices

Microsoft has confirmed that the vast majority of apps (71%) downloaded from the Windows Phone Store are installed on low memory devices. These phones have 512MB of RAM or less and are running Windows Phone 8 or Windows Phone 8.1. The numbers are part of Microsoft's monthly app update for both...
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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...

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