Rich Edmonds

Rich Edmonds is a word conjurer at Windows Central, covering everything related to Windows, gaming, and hardware. He's been involved in technology for more than a decade and knows a thing or two about the magic inside a device chassis. You can follow him over on Twitter at @RichEdmonds.

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Stack, Poki, ROCKRADIO and more are your Windows Phone app highlights for the week!

Stack, Poki, ROCKRADIO and more are your Windows Phone app highlights for the week!

Sam Sabri 18

A lot can happen in a week, especially in the Windows Phone Store. New apps come and old favorites get updated with new features. Which is exactly why we like to take a little time to reflect and help highlight any cool apps you might have missed. This week we’ll look at Stack, Poki, myTube and others!  New Stack – We like clean and beautiful apps. The cherry on top is when those...

Join the beta for Toib, an upcoming YouTube client from the developer behind Phonly

Join the beta for Toib, an upcoming YouTube client from the developer behind Phonly

Sam Sabri 130

The day we get a good official YouTube app for Windows Phone is the day pigs fly. In the meantime we rely on solid third-party apps like myTube and Metrotube. You’ll be able to add another app to that list very soon. Toib is an upcoming application for YouTube that’s currently in beta. You can join that beta and you really should. It’s a great app with a lot of potential. Variety is the...

Microsoft creating ‘open source’ framework for gaming, formed a new team for iOS, Windows Phone and Android

Microsoft creating ‘open source’ framework for gaming, formed a new team for iOS, Windows Phone and Android

Daniel Rubino 163

Microsoft may finally be hearing your complaints about the lack of Xbox Live support, though it may not be what you envisioned. While many have been calling for Microsoft to differentiate themselves by doubling down on Xbox Live exclusive games, their recent strategy of openness and cross-platform support suggests otherwise. Now, a new job posting for a newly formed team at Microsoft,...

Windows Phone 8.1 custom images for Live Tiles on the Start screen revealed

Windows Phone 8.1 custom images for Live Tiles on the Start screen revealed

Daniel Rubino 665

Windows Phone 8.1 is only a few weeks away. So with that, let’s jump onto the latest rumor floating around today, namely the one dealing with background images on the Start screen. There was some confusion about this feature – codenamed ‘shadowbox’ by Microsoft –with people believing that it was the background of the Start screen that would be skinned. As we cautioned in original...

Macs still dont have touchscreens, so Microsoft says to get a Windows All-in-One instead

Macs still dont have touchscreens, so Microsoft says to get a Windows All-in-One instead

Mark Guim 206

Microsoft’s latest video in their ‘Honestly’ campaign features Windows all-in-one devices like the HP Envy Rove 20, Dell XPS 18, and the Sony VAIO Tap 21. The actress says she was planning to get a Mac, but “Macs still don’t have touchscreens.” She got a new Windows All-in-One instead. She says it’s perfect for planning her wedding. Watch the video after the break. Whether it's...

Migram, Instafont and Vieather gain new features, while Readit and Beats Music pick up bug fixes

Migram, Instafont and Vieather gain new features, while Readit and Beats Music pick up bug fixes

Sam Sabri 19

We love when apps get updated. Performances improvements and bug fixes are nice, but new features really get our engines going. Today we’ve got a handful of apps picking up updates of all degrees. Let’s see what’s new with Migram, Readit, Vieather, Beats Music and Instafont! Migram It was only just yesterday that we first covered Migram. As you’ll recall, it’s a beta client for...

Samsung dominates the conversation at Mobile World Congress, but Nokia was second

Samsung dominates the conversation at Mobile World Congress, but Nokia was second

Daniel Rubino 41

When it comes to Mobile World Congress, there are always a few big stories that dictate the discussion. Whether they are flagship phones or company mergers or just new tech in general, someone steals the show. For 2014's MWC, that would be Samsung. In research performed by social media listening platform Synthesio, they claim that Samsung was "mentioned 1,246,000 times, or in 44.2% of...