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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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Windows Phone Store weakness makes exclusive apps accessible to all, we explain how

Windows Phone Store weakness makes exclusive apps accessible to all, we explain how

Rafael Rivera 95

Earlier today, we reported on a Windows Phone Store weakness allowing savvy users to download Nokia-exclusive applications onto non-Nokia hardware (well, try to at least, as often those apps are API dependent). But we did a little more digging and discovered the weakness doesn't just cover Nokia apps. You can manipulate the Store into providing any device or operator-exclusive app for...

Glitch spotted in Windows Phone Store, allows installation of Nokia exclusive apps on all phones [Updated]

Glitch spotted in Windows Phone Store, allows installation of Nokia exclusive apps on all phones [Updated]

Kane Gao 249

At last count, Nokia had well over 50 exclusive apps or games in its Collection, giving Lumia owners a slight edge in features. But that advantage may be no more, at least temporarily. According to Chinese site WPDang, there is a freshly spotted glitch in Windows Phone Store that could enable everyone to download exclusive apps from the Nokia Collection. Yes. The picture above shows...

Official Tapatalk app for Windows Phone now available as an early-access purchase

Official Tapatalk app for Windows Phone now available as an early-access purchase

Daniel Rubino 85

This morning, the official Tapatalk client for Windows Phone (both 7.x and 8; optimized for WP8) has been released to the Store and is now available as part of an early-access program for enthusiast users. Tapatalk is the leading standard for discussion forums, allowing users a common system by which to access and utilize internet communities. Official apps have been available on iOS...

New WPCentral app update brings bug fixes, speed enhancements and Pocket support

New WPCentral app update brings bug fixes, speed enhancements and Pocket support

Jay Bennett 157

We have another update to our official app to announce today, in the never ending quest to tune up the experience we’re bringing a lot of bug fixes this time around. For Windows Phone 7 users you’ll see an update to your v4.2 of the app, whereas Windows Phone 8 users will see part one of v4.3 (part 2 will be finished next week). So, read on for a breakdown of everything that’s changed...

Microsoft's innovative Project Spark to let users create, share games on Xbox One, 360, and Windows 8

Microsoft's innovative Project Spark to let users create, share games on Xbox One, 360, and Windows 8

Paul Acevedo 57

Here we go folks, our last E3 2013 game preview. And you’d better believe I saved the best for last. Xbox One launch games will let players do lots of exciting things: shoot soldiers in Battlefield 4 and Wolfenstein: The New Order, bust zombies in Dead Rising 3, collect millions of LEGO blocks in LEGO Marvel Superheroes, and even beat down fighters in Killer Instinct. Those are all...

Is this video of Windows Phone 8.1 'Blue' on a Nokia Lumia 920? [Update: fake]

Is this video of Windows Phone 8.1 'Blue' on a Nokia Lumia 920? [Update: fake]

Daniel Rubino 209

Update 5:30PM ET: Our source(s) tells us that indeed, this is fake. We won't go into details but our source(s) is very confident that this is not real. Sorry folks! A new video has been posted on YouTube reportedly showing a white Nokia Lumia 920 running the far-from released Windows Phone 8.1 aka ‘Blue’ update. In the video, we can see the notifications center being demonstrated via a...

Nokia's Board of Directors reportedly summoned to Finland; discussing the company's future?

Nokia's Board of Directors reportedly summoned to Finland; discussing the company's future?

Daniel Rubino 212

Things are really starting to pick up regarding rumors of Nokia’s future. It all started with Huawei making what at the time seemed like an absurd offer-of-interest to buy Nokia, followed by a Wall Street Journal article detailing a failed Microsoft purchase and peaked with one of Finland’s largest papers detailing how the company could be broken up. Now, Finnish national broadcaster,...

A quick look at what's new in the Lumia 925 and the upcoming "Amber" firmware update [Updated]

A quick look at what's new in the Lumia 925 and the upcoming "Amber" firmware update [Updated]

Kane Gao 117

The Nokia Lumia 925 has only just been released in China (as well as other markets) and while we've been able to get some hands-on action,  technology website WPDang has taken the new Windows Phone for a test run, probing for new functions of features in the Nokia "Amber" firmware that comes pre-loaded with it. Amber is Nokia's codename for the next minor Windows Phone 8 system...