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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Hands-on with upcoming Windows Phone's first generic ZX Spectrum emulator - MetroSpec

Hands-on with upcoming Windows Phone's first generic ZX Spectrum emulator - MetroSpec

Rich Edmonds 32

You can now enjoy the classics while on the go Can we have a drum roll? Announcing the upcoming Sinclair ZX Spectrum emulator for Windows Phone - MetroSpec. This current work-in-progress by Starquake Mobile (website) is the first generic ZX Spectrum emulator for Windows Phone which isn't tied to a single title.  The gist of the app is to enable Windows Phone users to download, load and...

Microsoft News Roundup – Bing gets Penn, MS does well with Entertainment and Xbox gets serious about security

Microsoft News Roundup – Bing gets Penn, MS does well with Entertainment and Xbox gets serious about security

Daniel Rubino 10

There’s been a lot of news today—both for Microsoft and Nokia—so we’re going to just touch on a bit of that and also mention some other Microsoft stories that you may have missed. So here’s your roundup: Microsoft wants you take your Xbox security seriously and posts tips on how to do that Mark Penn, former advisor to President Clinton, will be a VP at Microsoft where he hopes...

Analysis - Nokia progressing through challenging transition with Windows Phone

Analysis - Nokia progressing through challenging transition with Windows Phone

Chris Umiastowski 43

Today Nokia revealed its interim financial results for Q2 2012.  Nothing too shocking, really.  Keep in mind that this is a company that was once the largest phone manufacturer in the world, driven by Symbian and feature phones. Nokia now has to find its place in the smartphone market, and this position will really depend upon the market success of Microsoft’s Windows Phone platform. ...

Windows Phone gets more iPlayer - BBC Radio Player Pro - Exclusive First Look Video

Windows Phone gets more iPlayer - BBC Radio Player Pro - Exclusive First Look Video

robert brand 11

Igneous Software, not content with making their excellent BBC Podcast Lounge are surely striving for greatness with their upcoming launch of the BBC Radio Player. We had previously reported on their plans but were finally able to get hands on demo of it at last night’s Windows Phone User Group (WPUG). The new player will improve on the previous version in a number of ways. The UI has...

Nokia releases financial report: 4 million Lumias shipped in Q2 2012, doubles Q1 results

Nokia releases financial report: 4 million Lumias shipped in Q2 2012, doubles Q1 results

Rich Edmonds 112

Nokia has released their Q2 financial report today, which paints a somewhat unexpected picture. According to figures present in the document, Nokia has managed to sell four million Lumia Windows Phones worldwide. This is up from their previous report of Q1 where Nokia CEO Stephen Elop stated the company "exceeded expectations" in the US. We've been looking at the growth figures for the...

Nokia’s price drop of the Lumia 900 was not a sign of weak sales, the media has it wrong

Nokia’s price drop of the Lumia 900 was not a sign of weak sales, the media has it wrong

Daniel Rubino 83

Although we cheered at Nokia dropping the price of the AT&T Lumia 900 a few days ago, many detractors in the tech media looked for a negative angle to the story, resulting in some damning headlines this past week. What was the other tale they were spinning? That the Lumia 900 must not be doing well—after all, why would Nokia (and AT&T) cut the price “so soon” after launch?...

Xbox 360 News - Tony Hawk's Pro Skater HD Impressions, Double Dragon: Neon release date, and more

Xbox 360 News - Tony Hawk's Pro Skater HD Impressions, Double Dragon: Neon release date, and more

Paul Acevedo 15

The Summer of Arcade officially kicks off today, and we’ve got a big batch of Xbox Live Arcade news to share with you. First off, Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater HD is now available for 1200 Microsoft Points. The HD version takes seven classic stages compiled from the first two Tony Hawks and adds true HD visuals, new physics, and online multiplayer. Opinions are divided on this one, with some...

Xbox Live - MiniSquadron pulls an Amelia Earhart, disappears from the Marketplace

Xbox Live - MiniSquadron pulls an Amelia Earhart, disappears from the Marketplace

Paul Acevedo 46

This week we got a surprise double release on Xbox Live, with not only Contract Killer but also Lode Runner Classic launching simultaneously. Still, the overall number o Xbox Live games only increased by one. Why? MiniSquadron from Supermono and Fat Pebble Games was pulled from the Marketplace. MiniSquadron looked like a very promising Xbox Live title – we were super excited about it...