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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Microsoft bumps Windows Phone sync app for Mac, fixes bugs and improves stability

Microsoft bumps Windows Phone sync app for Mac, fixes bugs and improves stability

Rich Edmonds 15

Microsoft has released a new version of its Mac OS Windows Phone synchronisation client. We've covered the tool many times in the past and version 3.0.2 is a slight bump from what was previously released. The company did publish a major upgrade back in November. All that's new in 3.0.2 are optimisations and bug fixes.  Not really much else to report on so if you own an Apple Mac and...

Deal of the Week: Save 37% on the Incipio DualPro Hard Case for Nokia Lumia 822

Deal of the Week: Save 37% on the Incipio DualPro Hard Case for Nokia Lumia 822

Brent Zaniewski

This Week: Purchase the Incipio DualPro Hard Case for Nokia Lumia 822 and save $10.99! Featuring a high quality polycarbonate plastic exterior embedded in a shock absorbing silicone core, this case provides sturdy protection without sacrificing style. The DualPro Hard Case comes in black or pink and has cutouts for the screen, ports and camera. List Price: $29.99     This Week: $19.00...

Give it back: Microsoft asks for return of Lumia 920 with early build of Windows Phone 8.1

Give it back: Microsoft asks for return of Lumia 920 with early build of Windows Phone 8.1

Sam Sabri 231

For being a weekend it’s been somewhat busy. Yesterday we had leaked screenshots showing off a developer build of Windows Phone 8.x – notification center in tow. The notification center was obviously the biggest piece of info from those screenshots, but there was plenty more info to be gleamed from the phone. Quick recap after the break and a story of what happened to the phone bought...

Jaxbot of famed Windows Phone Hacker to “retire”; We look back and give thanks

Jaxbot of famed Windows Phone Hacker to “retire”; We look back and give thanks

Daniel Rubino 68

For those of you who are into the ‘homebrew’ hacking community for Windows Phone, you’ll want to take note that Jaxbot, the man behind the site Windows Phone Hacker (www.windowsphonehacker.com) will sadly be retiring. Jaxbot just graduated from high school—yes, he was a young lad---and he will be moving on to college in the fall, where he hopes to take on other projects and adventures....

Want a brand new PC, but don't have the cash? Let other people "Chip In"! (US Students Only)

Want a brand new PC, but don't have the cash? Let other people "Chip In"! (US Students Only)

Michael Archambault 68

This week Microsoft launched a new site, WindowsChipIn.com. The site aims to help students without adequate financial resources raise money for a new Windows 8 PC or tablet via their social networks. The program is three step: First, select the Windows PC you would like. Next, create a profile and invite friends to contribute towards your new high-tech gadget. Finally, collect the...

Pics of Microsoft's St. Louis Store grand opening; company gives away non-profit grants

Pics of Microsoft's St. Louis Store grand opening; company gives away non-profit grants

Rich Edmonds 47

Microsoft opened up its new store in St. Louis on Friday 7th, continuing to make its presence known to the competition with a rather loud bang. Sporting a performance by artist Ne-Yo, the opening was a great day for attendees. Kevin Turner, Chief Operating Officer at Microsoft also gave away a total of $1 million in software grants to four local non-profits. It's the attack of Good Guy...

Windows Phone app Outsider experiencing technical difficulties causing Store re-purchases

Windows Phone app Outsider experiencing technical difficulties causing Store re-purchases

George Ponder 37

Outsider is a Windows Phone community app from Liquid Daffodil, who also brings us the Twitter client glƏƏk! and the lockscreen utility Locksider. We've been notified by the developer that a glitch in the Windows Phone Store is requiring those who have already purchased Outsider to re-purchase the app. Microsoft has been alerted of the issue but in the meantime, Liquid Daffodil has made...