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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Transform your PC into a musical instrument with Electric Guitar! for Windows 8

Transform your PC into a musical instrument with Electric Guitar! for Windows 8

Rich Edmonds 20

Have you ever wanted to play a virtual guitar on your Windows 8 tablet? You can with Electric Guitar! by Onbeat Limited. The same solution is already available on competing platforms, including Android and iOS. Now Windows users will be able to rock the night hard with some epic sounds. Nod your head with speed as we traverse past the break and see what all the fuss is about. The neat...

Digitally Imported, Foundbite, NBA Game Time and more are your app highlights of the week

Digitally Imported, Foundbite, NBA Game Time and more are your app highlights of the week

Sam Sabri 32

It’s been a fairly quiet week in terms of breaking news, but the world of Windows Phone doesn’t stop. We’ve got a handful of great apps to highlight for you this week. This is our second time rounding up noteworthy apps that are new to the store or current apps that received a substantial update. We’re going to be calling this column our Weekly App Highlights. Again, this is to make...

Tests show significant battery life improvements with Surface Pro 2 firmware update

Tests show significant battery life improvements with Surface Pro 2 firmware update

Rich Edmonds 99

An important factor for laptops, tablets and other mobile hardware is battery life. After Microsoft released the Surface Pro 2, the company pushed out a firmware update enabling the WiFi to go into lower power states and utilise even less power. AnandTech has run another battery life benchmark for the product after updating to see just how much of an improvement we're looking at.  Too...

Windows 8 grows in market share and Microsoft intends to invest $405 million to keep it up

Windows 8 grows in market share and Microsoft intends to invest $405 million to keep it up

Michael Archambault 151

We recently reported that Windows Phone is the world’s fastest growing smartphone operating system with a 275% percent growth rate, but that might not be Microsoft’s only reason to smile. According to NetMarketShare, Windows 8 now owns 9.25% of the desktop market. Breaking that number down even further, we find that 1.72% of all market share belongs to Windows 8.1, while the other 7.53...

Foundbite launches exclusively on Windows Phone, allows you to share the world you hear

Foundbite launches exclusively on Windows Phone, allows you to share the world you hear

Sam Sabri 92

Quality apps that are exclusive to Windows Phone make us very happy. Foundbite is one that we’ve covered in the past in beta form and it’s now available for you to download. This is an app we’ve been looking forward to hitting the Store for a long time. Now that it’s here we’ll check it out and hopefully help convince you to get on board with one of the coolest apps to come out of...

Report: Windows Phone is the world’s fastest growing smartphone operating system

Report: Windows Phone is the world’s fastest growing smartphone operating system

Sam Sabri 239

Data from Strategy Analytics suggests sales of Windows Phone units were up over 275% year-over-year for the third quarter.  Windows Phone has been in third place for mobile operating systems for quite some time. The latest developments around BlackBerry only widen the lead for Windows Phone, while cementing its spot in third. However, to catch up to the likes of Android and iOS it has...

Nokia announces the Lumia 1520 in Vietnam; offers wireless speaker in pre-order deal

Nokia announces the Lumia 1520 in Vietnam; offers wireless speaker in pre-order deal

Rich Edmonds 41

Nokia has unveiled the Lumia 1520 in Vietnam, announcing pre-orders from November 8th. The price is said to be $15,999,000 VND ($800), according to WinPhoneViet. The device was unveiled in Saigon yesterday, just weeks after the product was shown off in Abu Dhabi. If you're waiting to get your hands on the new smartphone, the wait is almost over. If you've not been following the news...