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From the Editor’s Desk – Why don’t you report on fake news?

While it may not look it, this Monday has been an especially busy one, particularly behind the scenes of our site. Because of that, I don’t like spending time typing out articles debunking the news. It’s a waste of my time and slightly irritating, but alas, this is also what I signed up for (having said that, following me on Twitter isn’t a bad idea either, since I can respond to things there more directly).

But let me take a few moments to address a bunch of questions that readers have been slinging at us, sometimes with visceral disdain. And yes, I’ll start doing these rants and opinion pieces weekly, as requested by Kevin Michaluk, our Chief Media Officer of Mobile Nations.

Let’s start with the most obvious….

Why aren’t you reporting on that alleged Cortana video posted on Twitter?

Cortana Windows Phone

A lot of tech sites posted articles with the video in question, which was sourced from one ‘WPLeaker’ on Twitter. Who is this new source? No one knows. Neither have they been vetted. By vetted I simply mean Have they ever posted anything on the internet that has later been shown to be true? The answer is ‘no’.

That’s an important thing to have—a track record.

So why not do an article on it? Not having a history is not itself a reason to dismiss the leak. We have had photos and information come to us from unknowns before that turned out to be dead on.

But the Cortana video (and related material) from WPLeaker is completely fake.

I know this simply because of people who do know. That’s how this works: you get multiple sources on something, you check with your source and they tell you “authentic” or “fake”. It’s really that simple. They used to call this ‘journalism’. But hey, that’s work and some people got into blogging to get away from such requirements.

This is the same reason why you don’t see Tom Warren at the Verge doing an article on it, nor Mary Jo Foley or Paul Thurrott. People who know about Windows Phone 8.1 will simply gloss over this or just call it bullshit on Twitter.

Tech sites that are unsure, with no way to verify the news, may still post it with caveats like “if” “possibly”, etc. It’s a clever cover-your-ass technique where you can do an article but not really be held responsible for its accuracy. Other sites will simply post anything that they are tipped on, because hey, site traffic is traffic, facts be damned.

This has nothing to do with NDAs either, which are not at issue at all in this situation. No one in the press, to my knowledge, has been officially briefed by Microsoft or Nokia on anything about Windows Phone 8.1. This isn’t us playing dumb. If you even ask Microsoft about 8.1 they will shrug and say they have no idea what you’re talking about. Seriously.

The only way some of us know things is due to sourcing. It’s a pain in the ass to do as you can’t just walk up to Microsoft or Nokia employees and be like “risk your job and tell me what you know…oh and trust me with your identity”.  Hell, half the time you don’t even know who to ask. But that’s why we can accurately report on things like:

We’re not perfect either and we've made some mistakes in the past. But we do at least attempt to verify news before posting it. That’s an important distinction. And when we don’t know something, we grade the rumor on our old rum’o’meter. That’s our informed opinion on the story, plain and simple.

So yes, when people write us and say:

“Come on WP central you are really missing out on alot (sic) of stuff for example a leaked image of the games hub (8.1) was leaked and Nokia Normandy was on sale on a Vietnamese site and cortana (sic) was caught on tape so come on pick up the pase (sic)”

I do take offense a little. After all, we do catch even the smallest bits of news like WhatsApp updates. So the lesson learned for you today: if we don’t report on it, it’s probably because we think it’s crap.

Speaking of, other crap rumors include:

  • BBM for Windows Phone submitted to the Store and their Twitter account
  • “Lumia 1820”, whatever that is (being announced at Mobile World Congress)
  • “Lumia 1520v”, whatever that is (being announced at Mobile World Congress)

There’s just no truth to those, sorry.

Why is the Android version of the WPCentral app free?!?!

WPCentral Android App

So last night our scrappy little company, Mobile Nations, published to the Google Play store our WPCentral app. It’s one of many apps that will be going to other platforms (and vice versa). It’s also free. That has sent many people on site into a tizzy, because to remove ads and grab some advanced features we charge 99 cents in our app for Windows Phone.

Couple of things.

Nearly three years ago, we released our app to Windows Phone. That’s almost three years before the rest of our sites had official apps. It was also three years before ‘Mobile Nations’ - our attempt to bring Crackberry, iMore, Android Central, etc. under one-roof -  became a reality.  In other words, lots has changed in the three years since we used the 99-cent model to remove ads.

Look, the Android app for WPCentral is nice. Does it have Live Tiles? Push notifications? Lockscreen support? Wide range of custom graphics? No. Was it developed by a young developer, fresh out of college, looking to help out our site? No. It was made by Mobile Nations, a small sized company that does over 27 million unique views a month in total.

Going forward, Mobile Nations apps will be free. They will also have ads. The question of what to do about WPCentral’s app for Windows Phone is being discussed. Fact is, we’re damned if we change and we're damned if we don’t.

  • If you just dropped 99 cents on our app and we make it free tomorrow, you and everyone else in the last three years will rightly complain. “But I just paid for it!”. 
  • If we make it free, but it has ads with no 99 cent option to remove, people will also complain, because ads suck.
  • If we do nothing and keep the model the same, people will complain.

See our predicament? It’s not that we don’t hear you, we do, we really do. We just need to find an easy way to go forward. Same with our Windows 8 app.

The fact is, as more and more of you use mobile to access our site, we have to think of revenue too. If you’re not seeing ads, we can’t pull in revenue. If we can’t pull in revenue, we can’t pay people to be full-time writers, monitoring Windows Phone news 24/7. So it’s either 99 cents, ads, or something else.

WPCentral App Windows 8

But hey, expect the WPCentral app for Windows 8 app this week. So there's that.

Daniel Rubino is the Executive Editor of Windows Central, head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft here since 2007, back when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, Microsoft Surface, laptops, next-gen computing, and arguing with people on the internet.

301 Comments
  • Nice cushions. I could use one of those :P
  • I want one. On the WPCentral store?
  • 99 cents. or ads
  • Pillow ads...?
  • pillow talk
  • Isn't the WPC logo already and ad?
  • I suppose so. But they can't exactly give away pillows for free, can they?
  • What about the tills in the free version????? Does it gives u money!!!!!
  • Reliable news is what I'm after. Thanks for the work, guys.
  • I feel responsible for this....
  • Gotta ? For you rodneyej did you buy Spartan assault when it came out or did you download it for free when you got your 1520?
  • I still haven't got it... I'm waiting for the 8.1 update so that hopefully we can store apps and games to the storage card..
  • I downloaded the game when I got my 1520 and erased it and now I wanted to download it again I have to pay.
  • You shouldn't have to, and someone can correct me if I'm wrong. You can go to your purchase history on windowsphone.com, browse for it and re install that way. I've downloaded a few apps when they were free to a day or what have you. Reset my Lumia and noticed in the store I have to buy. Went on my account and simply clicked "install" from the list. the store may not be so great to tell u that you previously had the app. And devs have to bake in double checks to restore purchases, but check that route. Should be able to reinstall no issue, since you had it already.
  • No, these things are asking us to pay again.. It's some kind of glitch or something...
  • I've been ask to pay again and proceeded to click on the "buy" button as I was curious to see what would happen. Low and behold, a message pops up and let me know that I have purchased the app already. It then gives me the option to download without payment. You guys have to go the distance. Proceed all the way to the point where you choose the method of payment. I haven't been force to pay for any app twice. I've lost my 928 and this was my experience upon receiving a replacement device.
  • Yup, agreed.
  • Yeah. Funny store quirk. I guess they're trying to keep the app page load quick, and maybe reduce load on their billing servers?
  • Lol.. Yes.. And it still charges..
  • That's what's supposed to happen but to my surprise it still says 6.99
  • When the app tells you you have to buy, tap on but and then it will show that you've already purchased it and just let you redownload.
  • I know that but once I tap buy the price comes up again
  • To regurgitate myself, "you gave to go the distance." Try it with an app that cost .99 and you'll see. The worst case scenario is that you'll be short a dollar, but I don't believe that'll be the case.
  • +925. Not only that, but some of my WP friends get excited about news days after I already read it here, that and the carrying on over "news" they sometimes do. IDK why they don't just read WPCentral first. I've told them to do so enough times. Maybe they just like lower-quality material...
  • I watched the videos, and admittedly got excited. However, seeing that you guys hadn't reported on it, I knew it must be fake and stifled my excitement.if it doesn't appear in wpcentral, I am quick to dismiss it. Keep up the good work, wpcentral team
  • Exactly my thoughts to be honest. Got excited in the morning when I saw the news. But immediately realized wpcentral did not publish it. Keep up the good work wpcentral.
  • Does this mean that the here maps app was a fake too? Because that look f'ing sweet with that new UI!
  • http://wmpoweruser.com/wpleaker-admits-to-cortana-hoax/ 
  • Ugh...Well, I hope when it does come out, it's better.
  • [deleted] Nvm.. See umovies's comment, above.
  • Are you guys not able to create an app with IAP to remove ads and verify who purchased the app prior to the change via the email when we registered and send us a code to remove the ads?
  • Wow , I can feel the frustration just from your article .
  • Eh, I can't really get too mad. You guys want news and you want all the news.  My goal is not so much to be an oracle but to teach you folks how to more..discerning of leaks. Most of you are, but many 'want to believe'. 
  • I actually paid 2 dollars for the wpcentral app and didn't mind cause ads do suck. I'm very curious how long till the wpcentral app for windows is. It was announced a while back?
  • This week. See the end of the article.
  • Wow I read all the article except that, thanks anyway.
  • Haha, same here! Didn't catch that list bit.
  • Tell the truth.... You didn't read the whole article. The WPC's app for Windows 8 was like the conclusion. Sort of felt like a sad ending. There wasn't the usual enthusiasm. Maybe it's just me, but there is a pattern within the style of WPC's journalists. The article (though informative) had an awkward ending.
  • Till this day WPC app remains the only one I purchased so far. Eagerly waiting for windows 8 app, or at least I was till I had to send my iconia W$ for warranty repair, litteraly couple of hours ago. They said it will be ready next week, so Im kinda sad that I will miss the release of WPCentral day one download. Still it seems like next week got to be nice. Hope those guys will just give a new iconia instead of repairing mine. :) And Daniel and guys, keep up the good work. because of you I ditched all the Verges and Engadjets.
  • Uhhh, yea...the article says this week.
  • Yes, yes Daniel.. I love this❕.. I'm looking forward to your editorial every week now... Can we expect this every Monday evening❔
  • Roughly...depends on the type of day we had ;)
  • Understood..
  • Don't worry Daniel... We'll keep you irked with lots of tips;)
  • I get the feeling you (Daniel) had a not so good day, but keeping your spirits up for your avid readers.
  • Everbody is just too excited . Well , that fake Cortana looks amazing . I hope Microsoft do something much better than the fake Cortana .
  • You should just make an article for each rubbish rumor with only a headline, photo, and the rumor meter with a big fat zero. That way you get the traffic and I get to read the comments of people complaining your too lazy while others yell back at them that there is no need and they are dumb. Then watch as it slowly turns personal with each other and have to entertainingly read all of it and wonder how the comment section went that far.
  • Sounds like you need to find a hobby my friend. You seem to have too much free time. Sadly, most of us don't have the time for that - and that includes the WPC staff. Haha.
  • Lol. I have plenty of hobbies but not much time to do any of them. But I think you missed the point of the joke. The point was for the writers to post articles about worthless topics with no content that take no time to make. In essence not wasting any time at all. Wait a sec. Your post was getting personal about me needing a hobby. Damn it, we just became those commenters I was talking about. Haahaha.
  • When I read a newspaper, I don't do so to read about all the rumoured stories and how much they are untrue. The nature of the beast, however, is that like in this article, I guess that's sometimes needed. Just to prove a point.
  • Unfortunately, unlike newspapers, you don't need to be a real writer of any kind to post information on the web. So the poor WPC staffers and the like have to waste there time informing everyone of the truth no matter how lame the rumor is. That just how the world wide web spins I guess. Ugh, how many people believe every stupid fake news article that gets spread on facebook. Almost forgot, nice name.
  • cant you guys have a free and a 99 cent app on every platfrom including android and ios. 
  • Ha, I see what you did here Neo. Keep up the good work.
  • Did Dan cuss?
  • I wonder if I was to walk into his office and ask him about this video if he would choke me. Lol. The trolls are starting to bring Daniel down. You need a vacation Dan, leave all this for a week in Hawaii.
  • Nah, I'm fine. I just felt like a rant :P
  • Make this like Rettinger's Rants. That would be fantastic, with the office environment while you "RANT AND RAVE ABOUT THE WORLD OF TECHNOLOGY!" (Rettinger).
  • Yep. All the mobile nations editors should do a rettingers rants type video. Posted via the WPC App for Android!
  • Walk in for a meeting with Dan, and he's throwing crap all over the room like a crazed monkey, swearing in a whiskey induced garbled mess about the state of the nation. The mobile nation dammit!
  • People just 'want' to believe. I know I've spent countless hours searching for any news relating to the Nokia Lumia 1520 or 1320 coming to T-Mobile USA.
    But, If WPCentral don't cover a story it ain't true.
    Respect to the whole WPCentral Team.
  • Good explanation.  Also, please still offer a paid version of the WPC app with no ads.  Or maybe start/keep some functions for paying folks.  Thanks!
  • ⬆⬆⬆⬆⬆⬆⬆⬆⬆his❕
  • ¡¡¿¿^^^^>>>^^^There!
  • That's not as cool as mine.. Mine has pizzazzzzz,, with a lisp..
  • @_@
  • I'm so happy that you don't, we only want real news with good information...nuff said.
  • Good article, (as always), Daniel. Thanks! :-)
  • Daniel - whatever they pay you is not nearly enough.
  • I've paid for the WPCentral app twice due to my 920 having to be repaired, and I would happily pay for it a third time. I personally have no problem paying 79p, so keep doing what you're doing. If you provide the news, I'll read it and comment. Simple. Cannot wait for the Windows 8 version! I bet Jay has done a breath-taking job.
  • As long as you sign in with the same Microsoft account on each phone, you shouldn't need to repurchase any app
  • Absolutely true :) I signed in with my new Microsoft account though lol
  • If you used the same Microsoft Account / Live ID you shouldn't have to pay for apps twice. They're tied to the account. Anyways, thank you! :)
  • You're welcome Sam. As I said above, I setup a new Microsoft account hehe :) you keep doing what you're doing.... You ALL provide the best articles to read!
  • You could have just created a new alias and switched it as the primary to avoid paying for old apps. This is what I did.
  • Thanks for the tip - had I known that I would've done that for sure. Ah well, it's a worthy investment lol :)
  • The weird thing is that people use to say to not do what I explained above because it wouldn't work but it did for me. Anyone else have something to share about this?
  • You don't even need to switch it to primary any more, you can log on with any of your aliases and get access to your library.
  • Not really when the 920 was released the WP store had a bug so a few of us who really didn't care just paid again when you guys said clearly not to pay the store has a bug.
  • That's true. But I had to pay twice, as something happened during that time. I couldn't stand to see ads. And was too lazy too complain to MS
    Edit: it was the same account though.
  • I've paid twice too when I changed the email associated with my liveID. That was on my Samsung Focus so that was a while back. :)
  • Awesome article Daniel! Thanks a lot for your work! People will complain for ever, ther is nothing we can do for this
  • So true. I don't know what there is to complain about in the current model, though.
  • Some people like to whinge and will do so regardless without thinking through the ramifications it has. Just because the whole world revolves around them :p.
  • Thanks Dan. I really don't get people complaining about paying .99 for an app. I guess they think the app fairy waves his or her wand and poof the app appears. I would rather have accurate and well thought articles than those rushed and somewhat fabricated. Keep up the good work.
  • Exactly what I thought when I commented lol
  • I agree. It's really ridiculous that people complain about 99 cents. That's less than a pack of gum...and the pack of gum is gone in a week or so. The WPCentral app is yours forever.
  • Indeed, honestly they really need to get their priorities straight lol. Complain about the bloody tax, living expenses etc but 79p / 99cents? For an app that they probably use daily that's beyond incomprehensible. Also i guess some think articles just automagically get vetted, write themselves, pictures added and posted as well.
  • Good read. Thanks Dan. Why on earth do people complain about 99 cents. Its worth the money if you own a windows 8 device straight up. One of the best put together apps I use.
  • A lot of people whine about it because "there's no free version" as they haven't bothered to use the free, ad-supported trial. Only a few minor (imo) features are missing. It's definitely worth paying for (I did a long time ago)
  • This is why I come to WPCentral.
  • What about this rumor from the blackberry rep that comes by: Blackberry was going to release a BBM app for WP8 but Microsoft denied it. :)
  • That one just doesn't even stack up to logic. There are plenty of IM apps on the platform and it has the potential to ease the transition onto the platform, so there's little reason to block it (and few-to-zero legal reasons).
  • That's mentioned in this article -_-
  • Forget all that; how do I get one of those WP Central pillows?
  • Plan a sleepover. We'll bring the pillows. 
  • Everyone in So Cal, INCLUDING YOU SAM, sleepover at my place. There will be a wpcentral cake too! :D
  • But... The cake is a lie?? D:
  • Well, If any of you comes to Portugal, I'll be glad to get you a free room :)
  • Hear! Hear! Well said!! :-)
  • Yeah +
  • It's unbelievable to me how people can get mad over 99 cents...
  • Dear grumpy Daniel, Don't fret because people are fickle and whine a lot.  There are still many who love you and the team at wpcentral.  Now, why don't you put some pressure on AT&T to get out the updates for windows phone?  I mean ... really ... I paid 99c for this app and should get some kind of benefit for my hard earned money. Just kidding!  You guys do a great job.  Don't let it get to you.  Have a better tomorrow.
  • lol
  • Talking of updates, Daniel, I just sent you guys an email about some update on ATT 520. I am confused about what the update is. It is definitely not Black or GDR3.
  • yeah, a few firmware updates went out...will see about a roundup.
  • Thank you for all your hard work, guys. I know we often seem like we don't appreciate you guys the way we should (and sometimes it does slip our minds that you guys do so much), but its mostly because together with you guys, we're also so invested and enthusiastic that manners are forgotten. Thanks again for sticking with us and doing so much. I check this site daily, and this is literally where I learned all my WP knowledge. Its also why I'm eager to wake up some times. :) Take it easy! You guys rock.
  • +1
  • Then make it free for a week or so.. Like giving back to the community. FYI, I already paid for the app.
  • THAT is something we will be doing soon.
  • I really like this editorial.  BTW, will the Windows 8 version of WPCentral be free?
  • Uh oh he's TRYING TO START A FLAME WAR!
  • Lol
  • Lol
  • Anyone would get offended reading English like that
  • My thoughts exactly. I love all the (sic) notes :D
  • You can sense the motivation and dedication you guys work with. I check the app daily and heck I even check the website too to scroll everything over again! Though perhaps there should be flashing/lights/sirens/stroboscopes/lasers/nukes on the tipping page that state your quality control more clearly? On a more serious note. I get that this needed to be said, though I wouldn't personally think a weekly rant in this setting would be appropriate. If the subjects would be outside of WPC itself: let there be ranting :)!
  • Few days ago, I fill the WPCentral Survey saying you guys are slower in updating news than other sites. Now I know the reason, which make sense, so I'm sorry. Thank you for your hardwork. and I'm glad I paid 99cent for no ads WPCentral apps. Keep the good work guys !
  • Let me just grab some tissues.
  • See class, this *cough* poster above *cough* is what a butmunch looks like. That will be the end of todays' lesson.
  • "if we don't report on it, we probably think its crap" naw, that explains why my app got stonewalled. :'( haha. No matter.
  • Keep the WPCentral WP app as is, it's great not to see ads, even if that costs 99c. For the whiners just make a lite version with ads and less features and you are covered both ways and let the users decide which version they want to use; same for Win8 app.    
  • That already exists. The "Try" is a free version with ads. Has no Live Tile and no notifications.
  • Then what the heck are people complaining about?  
  • Some are probably to lazy to press the try button :P. Having said that maybe the first sentence should read "try the official wpcentral app for free", but from my day job i can tell you... Some people are just too lazy to even read the first few letters let alone a sentence.
  • If you guys are really discussing the pay model for the app, how about a donate option? I bet a lot of people, who've already paid the .99 cents, would gladly pony up a few more dollars.
  • Interesting idea, actually. I'm a big fan of donate models.
  • I will donate more, no doubt about it.
  • +1 WPC has actually become apart of my daily routine, and I suspect, the same for a lot of people here. So I'd happily donate.
  • Same here :)
  • Are there many examples of donate models working? I follow the dev of DualShot on Twitter. He recently added a donate IAP and after 30,000 more downloads of the app he only received 17 donations.
  • I think they definitely over-estimate the value, my app 'LiveGaming' regardless of the 24K users and raving reviews, donations aren't exactly flooding in.
  • Yeah, I mean if they had a donation box for Wpcentral/Jay, I'd give them $50. Yeah, I would.
  • I have gotten way more than a buck out of this app. I'd gladly donate more.
  • As would I, it'd be the least I could do. Plus, if I'm not mistaken, the donations would skip taxes and bypass MS' pockets aswell?
  • I think people also need to realize that no one on Android is going to pay 99 cents for an app that does Windows Phone news.  Most likely they're going to want to read news about Android - after all, they do own an Android phone.  That being said, I'm sure there are people who may be curious about Windows Phone and it's smart that WPCentral reduces the barrier to entry for Android users.  Don't we all want Android users to defect and buy Windows Phones?  If we do then WPCentral correct to not charge for their app on Android.  It makes it easier for non-WP users to actually get exposed to the platform.  Honestly I don't mind that the WP8 version is not free.
  • Thanks for not wasting my time with crap rumors. I appreciate it.
  • Just to raise our hopes and then let us down would suck.
  • Can't you have an ad version of the app for free and to remove the adds pay the dollar?
  • That's pretty much how it is now, though the 99 cent option has push notifications and a few other bells and whistles. But we may re-align those features in the future.
  • It does seem weird that people would complain when they can have a free version of the app on Windows Phone already.
  • Exactly, I just don't get what the complaining is about.  
  • Many people don't know that trial=free with ad's. So maybe another app listing with name wpcentral free should solve this liitle confusion amongst the newer members/readers.
  • This is an article I'd really love to be able to like.
  • Can someone at least explain wth we are watching in those Cortana videos? an app? or?
  • Supposedly TellMe 2.0, named (hopefully) Cortana
  • Grimy dubstep, lad (In Russell Brand voice)
  • The WPCentral app is a fantastic app! One of, if not the, best on windows phone. I would pay $.99/month to keep this app. The articles, breaking news, rum-o-meter or whatever it is you all call it ;-) It's solid all around and I kinda agree with some others about keeping some kind of add free option if possible. Dan, Jay, Sam, Michael and all WPCentral folks keep up the good work and thank you!
  • Dan put the the Apps future in the hands of the people. Make a poll. Which ever winds, wins. Want to complain people ? See the poll results!
  • I personally like the current payment model, but then again I don't know how a one time payment of 99¢ compares to ad revenue.
  • 99 cents for ad free app is worth every penny and then some. I'd gladly pay $3-5 for ad free WPCentral app. This is one of my most used apps, and like you said, ads suck. People who can't handle a ¢99 can fvck off. Oh, and thank you Daniel for being a respectable journalist.
  • +One
  • I'm proud I paid .99 cents for this app and I'd gladly pay it again. This is one my most used apps and the design and functionality is near perfect. People complain way too much over the smallest things. That doesn't mean we should sit idly by and accept "whatever" is thrown our way but at the same time we should be more appreciative of how far we've come and where Windows Phone is headed. Did I just say too much or get too deep?lol Well just my two cents.:)
  • Awesome article. This is why WPC is my number one source of Microsoft/Nokia related news, you guys are on top of everything. And I'm fine with the WPC app payment model as is. I used it for free for quite awhile, then decided to pony up a mere 99¢ so I could pledge my support for all the awesome work you guys do. Keep it up, you guys are amazing!
  • I am PROUD to have paid the wpcentral app, and the fact that is free on Android simply makes me happier, as it proves we have the best implementation :)
    As regards fake news, I totally agree with editor's point of view.
  • Appreciate the article.
    For the record, my best 99 cents spent on WP. I will try to visit the website once in a while too, so you guys can keep on rocking. Please change nothing in the WPC app. You are right, ads suck. You guys already have the free forever trial with ads, for those who don't want to pay. They get exactly what Android users get for free.
  • Best 99 cents I've ever spent! Keep up the good work guys! Looking forward to your app on Windows 8.1!
  • Would love to have a cushion or two. And you won't or can't make everyone happy. Start with yourself, and the others will follow.
  • So would I! They were all taken from our party last summer, so even I don't have one! lol
  • I'm good with 99cents good app and good with out ads.......wpc is of my best apps
  • I don't see the problem really. the WPC app is one of the best WP8 apps in the store. .99Cents is nothing when compared to the time that's been placed to create it, and maintain it.
  • This is a great app, number one app that I view multiple times a day. Don't mind spending money for it to support development.
  • Thanks to the whole WP central team you always have top notch articles! I can't wait for the future of WP and the site, not to mention that project that you guys are doing with Nokia to get popular apps to the platform or somethin, im not sure
  • Wpcentral is the best
  • No, you're the best. 
  • Best .99 I ever spent. The app I use more than any other on a daily basis. Keep it ad free, keep it paid. You deserve it for the work you do to keep us updated and allow us a way to interact with those that share the same passions as us. Thanks and keep up the good work.
  • I really want one of those pillows
  • You, Sam, and everyone at WPCentral do a great job of weeding out the BS news with the real stuff. And for that I thank you. When I see something pop up on twitter, I usually give it a half hour or so and if its not on WPCentral I run under the assumption its fake or at least not completely true.  Also Big thanks to Jay for the app. What ever you guys decide to do with it, and the Win8 version Im sure its for the best of the site/company in order to keep giving us our news. PS. I also support the donate method. I have no problem supporting sites I frequent often. I do it for Geekbeat and would do the same for here.
  • You took it all out Dan (well hope so!!!)!!! That frustration would be natural, I guess. You can't make everyone happy all the time. Keep up the great work team. You're doing an excellent job!
  • I still laugh every time I read about somebody complaining that they have to pay a whole dollar for an app, especially one as useful and functional as the WPC app. So the next time you're chokin back your Starbucks while waiting in the drive through for lunch before you drop by the mall to buy the latest widget, give me a PM first. My daughter is being visited by the tooth fairy on a regular basis now and I'm sure I could find something extra under her pillow in the morning! Seriously Dan, the next time you get a price complainer have them e-mail me at crybaby@waaaaaaa.com This site actually reports news, it's what drove us here in the first place. Keep up the quality reporting, and thank you.
  • Pick up the pase Daniel lol
  • Hah, I'm in NO position to criticize grammar mistakes :P (But we are better now than 2 years ago!)
  • Great article Daniel. This is exactly why I come to WPC for my news and nowhere else. Unfortunately the people this is directed towards will probably never read it as they only read headlines...
  • Easy Cowboy. I am new to these forums but I see that there is much love here. I love it, thanks for your hard work everyone at WPCentral.
  • I'm not sure if you visit Ars Technica a lot, but I like their ad model. Everyone gets ads, or you can pay for a subscription. Its only $5 a month, and has some other features. I would certainly pay for a subscription for WPCentral.
  • Yeah, that's something that I think is worth exploring, for sure.
  • Awesome rant. I'd like to suggest you guys/Dan also add to the weekly editorial the shitty rumors that everyone send tips about. I mean, if it isn't plausible enough to have an article of its own with the rum-o-meter, you list it in the editorial, as it will (possibly, if one reads the text) avoid people getting overhyped and spamming the same fake news in your inboxes. Cheers! ;D
  • Thanks and that's something we can look into
  • I like this idea!
  • +920 something like "From the editors Recycler bin" :)
  • I am not surprised that WPCentral app is free on on Android. Android is known for free apps and WP known for  free apps paid.(Ex- Angry Birds, Cut the Rope, Moliplayer etc all are paid in WP) As a 512MB devices user I have a very bad Apps/games experience on WP. Because 1).I don't like to buy those apps which my friends and family get free(I don't see worth in it). 2) If the app is free then the second hurdle is 1GB RAM. (Like Temple Run 2 and OZ, Subway Surfer). This is very bad that developers are not optizing it's apps for WP. So, if an free app cross these two hurdle then I get apps.    
  • Yay. Windows 8 WPcentral app!!
  • I saw some news about this 1820 and 1520v (mini), and I've got to say I really wish they were true... Either of those would be the successor to my 925 =(
  • You guys just rock! Thanks for the honesty and commitment to the community here. Eager to see the Windows 8 app!!
  • Dan- appreciate the way you all operate, and continue to be amazed at the flow of news coming from WP central. Great work!
  • Windows 8 and rt? Or just 8 :(
  • Best. Meme. Ever! The picture didn't show in the WPCentral app at first, so Phil's comment was just blank.
  • I love Grumpy Phil! :)
  • lol
  • Wow.. Now i know why the governments fail so much... They don't have people so patient like you have... Keep up the great work.. Now am a double fan of you... To be frank the moment I bought my new Lumia 1320, the first I installed was wpcentral app.... Am proud of it.. :)
  • Why didn't I get the pillows and that stand in my goodie basket you sent me? :'(
  • Thanks Dan let it all out its therapeutic. As for the app take a poll I for one am okay with us going free. I paid the dollar I won't bitch.  
  • Daniel, I believe it's best to ignore the cheapskates. It's the new world culture called "entitlement". Use to tick me off, just learned to shut it out...
  • I'm glad I found WPC. A reliable goto for any WP user.    
  • Before I found WPCentral, I just searched "Windows Phone" in Bing on my dvp, then went to the news part. THAT is where I found WPCentral, when I wanted to find WP news. I never heard of you guys, and felt that you guys were "small" compared to CNET, pocketnow, etc. NOW, look at wpcentral, and all of mobile nations. If there was a mobile nations country...
  • Great article, but kind of makes me sad that when I thought something that had a chance of coming out, and you guys called it bs, makes me feel like I'm dumb. I'm too sensitive, lol. :P
  • This type of article should be on ALL mobile nations sites. Let people know why you guys don't report on fake news
  • "Look, the Android app for WPCentral is nice. Does it have Live Tiles? Push notifications? Lockscreen support? Wide range of custom graphics?" I don't care about those really. As long as it is free on Android and I can still catch up with the news. Even I installed the WP version on my 1020, I disabled the live tiles and I can't even have it at the Lockscreen because all the notification placeholders are already taken up by other apps. But I will need to pay on Windows Phone to REMOVE ADS. What?! Regarding Cortana, we don't really interested to know if it is the real thing or hoax, as long as you reported it too. This is a tech site for WP, not a world news channel. While other popular sites are reporting it and readers are dicussing so much about it, WP central is just so quiet about it. We do not need news verifications, but rather we want happenings to be shared here. Anyways, is your call Daniel.
  • So what your saying is your too cheap to pay the incredibly low price of nearly free. But you expect Daniel and the other writers to do more work by reporting fake news and getting other unsuspecting incredibly gullible people such as yourselves hopes up... You really want the same free app as android? Then go to the website and pin it to your start screen! Ffs sooo stupid
  • C'mon. Don't act like you are so noble. Who doesn't want free stuffs? I can afford to pay 0.99 but is the matter of principle here. Is this how being a WP site, discouraging users from WP and move to Android instead? "But you expect Daniel and the other writers to do more work by reporting fake news and getting other unsuspecting incredibly gullible people such as yourselves hopes up" - seriously?! Fake or not, just report them! We, readers, are not dumb. If news are supposed to be taken as pinch of salt, we will! But as being a news site for WP, we expect to see happenings. You are the one who are acting stupid.
  • U mad? Who wants to read fake news?? If i wanted that i could write them myself. Oh this just in " Nokia 1620,5 will be launched on April 1". Now go discuss that on some other forum.
  • That people bitch about $1, $2 or hell, $5 charges for apps is incomprehensble to me. They pay that much for a freaking coffee without batting an eye, but paying for something they will use a hell of a lot more? "NO WAY! APPS SHOULD BE FREE!! BOOOHOOO...." Freaking whiners. And I for one am happy that WP Central doesn't report every obviously fake thing out there. If it's reported here, I can usually trust it. Please don't bring the site down with bullshit.
  • I hear you man! Some people just aren't logically thinking beings and I will never understand that.
  • Daniel, I think you've done too many of these articles in the past few months explaining why you haven't touched crap rumors. I believe that WPCentral is bar none the standard for quality news on Windows Phone. If you haven't covered something that, say, a site like WMPowerUser won't stop chattering about, I say let them have that press. And those readers too. You've all well and more than proven yourselves enough to us with great articles, interviews, and quality reporting. Posting on weekends! And content that is clearly not speculatory without good evidence, and breaking news that aren't just summaries that have already made their way around all the other blogs. And of course your page views back that up, too...if other readers don't see that, they're the ones missing out.
  • on the WP8 app thing, why not give those who bought it adless, and those who didnt the ads? I'd be fine with that as a purchaser of the app
  • Make it a fully featured ad version or pay 99 cents to remove them :)
  • What! Santa Claus don't exist?!!! Whaaaaaaa! (oh, that's for the 1520v, whatever that is, BTW :P )
  • 99 cents or bust, I am with you D.R.
  • Rant page, what a concept. Putin got one of these?
  • Was using WPCentral App from last 6Months and never thought of buying it since I dont use Big Live Tile and Notifications and never bothered about adds. But today after reading the article, I felt "Shit why I could not help wpcentral Team when I got so much information from them". Decided to buy the App and bought it 5mins back. Thanks A Lot Team for such a wonderful information & great windows mobile App :)
  • What an insulting joke. You report fake news all the time. How many times have you labelled Blue as something other than it has been proven to be? How often did you report it as some mythical unificiation? How about all of the rendering you report as if the are real? When did you first say the 928 was going to be released? Oh, how about the alleged Windows 8.1 update start menu? Wait, what about the impending annoucement of Windows 9. You certainly embrace.a unique alternate reality to pride ýourself on your reportng standards....
  • He did?  Where did you read about the 8.1 start menu and what did he say about that?  Where did he label something to be Blue?  Post up a few links?
  • The Blue update for Windows Phone isn't out yet... so maybe wait a bit before calling BS on more unification beteween Windows Phone and Windows 8. Lumia 928 was expected months ago, but Verizon has delayed it. 
  • That is what I remember Sam, I wanted to let him prove it.  Stephen-az is really on we used to call a "troll-stroll".
  • I'll never understand why people complain about 99 cents
  • Really good article Dan, and personally I paid the 99cents hell I'd pay a 99cent monthly fee. But then again I'm not a broke ass.
  • I would pay $10 for your app, I use it everyday, it is awesome. Maybe once a week you could do a post on true or untrue leaks for all the dumb shits out there that obviously haven't followed you long enough to realize that you're all over it. Keep up the great work Dan, you're the man...
  • I certainly like that WPCentral only reports on credible stories. It was the main reason I stated in the survey of why this is may favourite WP site. I paid my 99 cens for the WPC app long ago and please always have an ad-free option. I really don't care if  the ad-free version becomes free or not but I think the ad-free version should cost money to keep the site successful and the app updated. I think it should be at least 99 cents a year actaully.
  • This is why I read WPC... Because it is real news. Keep up what you're doing. Haters will hate because... Well because they hate :) and no, the app should not be free. I have no problem paying to have ads removed and I also have no problems paying for good news. Where are the times where people had no issue paying a premium for a good newspaper? Just because it is on the web, doesn't mean it has to be free... I like what you guys are doing. Don't change a thing... Well, send me one of those cool pillows maybe, but beside that, we're good :)
  • 99¢ is just right, hey, make it anually.
  • I totally want one of these pillows...no, not one, all of them... They look so fluffy :P
  • Well said Dan.  Thanks for the brief.  Look, .99 cents for an app that does that this one does minus the ads is worth it to me. .99 cents won't break me.
     
  • I have never had any regrets about paying the $0.99 for my WP Central app. I love no ads and I very much appreciate all the staffs hard work. I use my app several times daily. :-)
  • Honestly Daniel,  As someone above me said, you've had to do this too many times. How many times will you have to before they get it? I check another site for my WP news because they admittedly report things a bit faster than you guys, but I also know that they just report any news that comes their way.  This is a great example of that.  Upon getting my first windows phone, I immediately searched for an online community to show what this platform can be and do; that's when I found you guys.  There is a certain level of candidness mixed with professionalism that always keeps me coming back.  The validity of your information is a huge reason as to why this site is so successful, and many of would hate to lose that.  In short, keep doing what you're doing. We all know Microsoft's marketing choices as of late has been a bit.....endearing. However, for the people that have been here for a while should know better than to believe these "leaks" with spelling errors and garish spinning heads as a voice assistant. 
  • Jay put alot of hard work into our app why should it be free can't we be better then that not to take shots at android users but most of the people I know are and haven't brought an app a day in their life and when you bring up buying apps to them it's unheard of
  • Holy crap, what happened when i was sleeping. People, this is all because of 99 cents and fake rumors. :( If you want to read news tech news, you can go get a tech magazine not <$10. And if you found that some info is fake, you get mad. WPCentral is giving you all this for free. (except for the app which i have paid for, oh I just paind 6$ for a coffee ;) )
  • I'm okay with WPCentral app with ads, as long as it doesn't wildly appear in the middle of the screen.
  • It's nice to know that when i use your 'Tip us on News!' feature on your website to let you know about certain nuggets of information other people might like to know about i.e. Dell Venue 8 Pro with 3G/Mobile Broadband etc ect, you think it's crap, so i'm not gonna bother in future, why waste my time??
  • We want pillows we want pillows!!!
  • .99 cents or ads. Heck, I'd pay more to keep you in business.
  • RE: News. Completely agree, you guys do great work and if you (and the other guys you mentioned; Thurrott, Foley, and Warren) aren't posting about it then it's probably not real. Keep it up, real journalism is incfreasingly taking a back seat to random tweeters and unsubstantiated rumours and it's maddening. I'm pretty sure I could easily get half the tech sites to report any Windows rumour I come up with. It was fun watching the videos and wondering "what if..." though. ;) Hopefully you'll have something actual about 8.1 and new devices soon, it's been very quiet on that side since Black and the 1520 were fully revealed the other month.   RE: WPC App. I'd vote to keep the option; I wish more free apps that use ads gave the option to buy them out, However, if you get more revenue from the ads than the people paying 99c then I suppose I wouldn't begrudge you getting rid of the option. At the very least, if you gave a countdown you could get more people paying to get rid of the ads in that period than you would otherwise...   But yeah, great work all around, you should all be proud of the site and all the things you do around it. :)  
  • Nice. Windows 8 app on the way.
  • Finally, wpc app for w8
  • $0.99, or Ads. I promise not to whine like some little iBitch
  • I paid 99 cents a year ago. I'd gladly pay 3 bucks for an app for no ads, but that's me. WPC app on WP8 is an excellent example of a great app on the platform. I don't mind paying. I do like the ad supported version for those who either don't have the extra money yet, or find useful ads for products they may buy. Thanks.
  • The rant and the whole 99-cent issue reminds me of this … http://youtu.be/zO-SguAC_Dc?t=2m24s
  • Nice I appreciate all you guys do
  • Keep charging $.99 for the app! Ads do in fact suck.
  • Can I pay a dollar more to get a version on the app with larger font sizes? ;)
  • 99 cents or ads. Everybody that paid already won't have to deal with ads and people that don't have it can get it for free. Just don't make it something like watch a video.
  • Well that was justified but it'd be awesome if WPCentral featured on myappfree some day...see the ads don't really bother me but the few limitations of a trial version does!
  • The whole $0.99 thing, I'm now wondering how on this freaking world does any developer survive on a dollar for years and years of updates. Kudos to that! MSFT charges for new OS versions, Office Versions, Visual Studios. So does APPL. The thing most people forget here is the kind of income their family make at their job's and that Developers have this Developing as a full time job.
  • iOS is free, OS X is free. iWork and iLife are both free with new hardware now. Been. That way for months.
  • I really appreciate that you're not going crazy over rumors or treat them as facts. I hate it when someone (most likely in a forum) gets all excited over some blurry, cut off picture or video or just a short sentence from someone who's a "safe informant", and then tries to sell it as a fact.
  • I am crying reading this news:') the resolution, complication. It'a just so sad:') happily to be a wp user *lol
  • I will pay a yearly .99 cents for WP Central. We all need to wean ourselves off the free-app-crack.
  • If we don't report it,its crap!!
    I like this analogy!! Its true sometimes WPC is late with news,but I like the fact that they mainly focus on
    App updates,new apps,Nokia mainly straight up info..that's why I paid 99 cents.
  • Cool
  • So, recent article about Beats Music for Windows Phone was also checked before writing?
  • Some rare news ! Hope WP Users will be more attentive to report on fake news.
  • Thanks Daniel for clearly explaining this to the readers. But sometimes WP Central don't report a real leak because you can't verify whether it's real or fake.
  • NAWZIL! Yours is one of the very few twitter accounts I get notifications for :)
  • Make two apps. One free with ads. Other without ads , paid one
  • For all I care, you can charge even more for the app if there won't be ads that way. Ads with no possibility to remove them = app ruined, I'm gone.
  • I don't mind having paid the .99c, I've got years of awesome articles for which I'd have happily paid 10 times that. Also you guys need revenue. Just make it .99c or ads, do the same with the android version. I think it is important to have an ad free option because i agree, ads suck.
  • If anyone complains about paying then use an unofficial app like: http://www.windowsphone.com/en-za/store/app/mobile-nations/07857322-eb99...
  • Keep up the good work guys ... the very fact that I can always count on you [mobile nations] for high quality articles and content regardless of platform is awesome !  I've started with andoridcentral several years back before I moved to WP with 920 and honestly ... I am quite happy checking wpcentral several times a day ... best way to discover apps imho. (seriously, you are way better than the spotlight/top rankings in the wp store :P) Now, that being said ... how can we order them wpcentral cushions :P ? (With EU shipping of course....)
  • I would rather the respectable and accurate journalism than the false-nonsensical-click-bait-rubbish some sites post. And i would rather nit see any mood pieces or evangelisations either! Thanks and keep up the good work!
  • I paid 99c when it launched. I cant believe people expect quality software for free. If you don't like it use the browser. Heck id happily pay again, add a bloody donate button already and i will.
  • Love you guys
  • i love wp central! its part of my everyday life!
  • To be fair, for the price i paid ive got value out of it. Good stories that i know i can trust, to me that's worth the cost (also the app is very polished)
  • :plot-twist:THE LEAKS ARE FROM WP9
  • Funny, WPLeaker just admitted it's a fake... :o
  • Everyone walking towards anarchism doesn't sound like anarchy at all, Mr Malatesta.
  • I remember all the rumors surrounding the Nexus 5 launch I was seeing on the Web, and yet Android Central never touched the subject, until there were reliable informations. You see dozens of rumors all over the Internet, but when you see them on Mobile Nations, be sure it's a trusted news. Thanks, Daniel, for the heads up, although it wouldn't be necessary if people were a bit more patient and smart when they saw so called breaking news. Posted via the WPC App for Android!
  • Make the rumometer go from 5-10.
  • You pay your money, you take your chance.  You could buy a new car one day and the next week it goes on sale, and there's not much you could do about it.  I've bought loads of apps which have later gone free permanently, or for a limited time.  Too bad. You shouldn't charge people to access your site.  The amount of tat you flog should be enough to cover it.
  • For the record: I care non if you make app free or keep it as is or increase the price. In my book, its been live so long in the store we should have to pay again. But hey, I'm a happy camper.
  • Yeah Daniel I feel you man, everything you wrote is reasonable I couldn't agree more. I personally use the WPCentral app on my 8x more than any other app, I check it more than 10 times a day!! Sometimes 20!! I love how professional you are guys.. Unfortunately, I can't enjoy the full features because I am using the free version (Credit cards are not frequently used in Algeria because of some serious security issues) but I'm Willing to pay for the full version soon. Thanks for your great job, we are grateful. ;)
  • Well just read through the whole article, definitely agree some sites just post for the sake of traffic. Man so many win8 tabs to choose and none of them is perfect lol. Oh well shall wait till MWC, the first app that i shall install is the wpcentral app -). Keep up the great work guys, like most appreciate the hardwork you guys do. Journalism has lost its true value in this digital era, anyone can post anything and make it to be the truth. I had a feeling you guys vetted before posting an article, which is why i check this site out and have been using the app daily for awhile now. Though don't usually have a day off like today. Well time to catch up on my sleep -). Also would be pretty nice if there was a thumbnail of the image from the recent article shown on the small tile like Nokia reading (so it can replace it lol) but not a big deal. As im really digging the notifications :p. Oh crap sorry for the waffle, type to much - habit from all that contract work..
  • Paid my 99p (in fact it might have been 79p). Well worth it, I moved from Symbian to Windows for the 1020 and have learnt so much from you guys.
    I'd pay more to keep it ad free.
    Not sure how you make any profit on 99p though.
    Not sure if anyone has mentioned it, but sometimes it can be difficult to buy aps, not because you begrudge the 99p, but because you don't have an acceptable method of payment. I've had issues on and off since my N8 with Nokia not accepting my credit card, currently I can't buy from Nokia music. Fortunately Microsoft take Paypal, but again that's not an option own to everybody.
  • 99cents. Worth every bit!
  • Explained Like a boss!
  • I think the media in general is in sort of a polar shift. It used to be something we looked to daily for the truth, be it TV news, newspapers, or more recent, the Internet. I think those days are gone. I think that its more entertainment now than anything else. Listening to the politically biased TV and talk radio shows are frankly...laughable. Nobody can take them seriously anymore. Unfortunatley too many people do. So the earth is only 9,000 years old and Obama is the Anti-Christ. 41% polled believe that....yeah.. The same can be said about Internet news, blogs, etc regarding rumored (to be someplace unknown in some secret bunker laboratory) new products.   Bottom line...Its bunk until its true. 
  • I am very willing to pay very small amounts of money once for quality apps like yours that even give me the option to try them first with an add supported version. So please, just keep up the good work and don't let yourself be dragged down by endless complaints that surely will never end as long as your product is relevant regardless of what you do.
  • Keep up the good work. Love WP central.
  • I'd rather pay the .99 cents than always see ads I'd never click except by accident.
  • Great commentary. I have a bunch a tech news feeds setup in NextGen Reader. I don't have WPC in there, since I use the dedicated app instead. If I read something from another source, I always come back to WPC to see if there is an article. If not, I usually dismiss the news. However, the 1520v seems legit, I am surprised this is noted as crap. If it not real, it should be. A smaller version of of the 1520 would be nice.
  • It may sound legit, but that doesn't mean you rush out and publish an article, you check it out first by speaking to your sources in the know (especially those who have been 100% accurate in the past - that is why it so important for that source to have a history - no history, they will need some hard evidence to show it is true). That was journalism back in the days, now its just mindless caboodle (mostly on the net), designed for entertainment, selling and pulling in viewers or clicks.
  • Read your article and love you edit out the mistruth info, this is why I now only rarely visit Engadget. Don't change, you do your job great.
  • best WP news site, thanks for the hard work
  • SHOCKINGLY the Cortana video yesterday was a fake:
    http://www.bgr.in/news/microsoft-cortana-video-leaked-yesterday-turns-ou... WHO WOULD'VE EVER GUESSED?! LOL
  • Paying 99 cent for such a good app, with beautiful design is nothing.
    To be honest, i think its cheap!
  • Keep up the work! I'd still pay a buck or five for an ad-free premium version, and I'd pay as much as $10 for a tablet app that gives me rich access to all the MN sites.
  • I don't always visit WPcentral, but when i do, i prefer to do so from desktop. It's a great app but i just visit in browser anyways. don't be mad lol. As for this article, very well said daniel. WPcentral seemingly has excellent accountability and journalistic integrity. The kind of crap you referred to has alienated me from certain websites. I'm looking at you Gizmodo and Gawker media in general. Wpcentral is the only site I trust for WP news.
  • I come to WPCentral to read quality news (albeit with more grammatical errors than expected, but this honestly doesn't lessen the experience IMO).  If I wanted to read a bunch of bullshit then I'd just read all the YouTube comments for the videos in question.  I, for one, am glad to have a curated list of articles to read, because many of us just don't have the time to waste, reading fake garbage from attention-seeking online losers.
     
  • And seriously, WTF is it with everybody complaining and whining so much?  It's like you are all either wearing diapers or maxi pads.  STFU!  
     
  • Fake news? Why not report on REAL NEWS? Why isn't there any coverage on the lack of Lumia Black support for T-Mobile 810 owners? 
  • Nice one Daniel! And love the pillows! Is there any of getting them?
  • *phew*
    Man, I'm just glad that video wasn't real. Although the HERE integration looked pretty nice. Props to you all for avoiding the fake stuff. But I am still feeling all offended, 'n stuff over the whole "GDR3 to T-Mobile" thing last month. That one hurt, yo.  :-/  
  • Once the other Mobile Nations apps are available for Windows Phone, I would prefer having a paid option to avoid ads. If a free option including ads is the only choice, I'd probably avoid the apps completely. I prefer paying to remove ads than using ad-infested apps.
  • The video was slightly convincing. If i had seen it before knowing it was fake, I'd have gone to buy an iPhone immediately. It's hideous.
  • Its a fucking 1$, stop being cheap guys and let them make a free version with no ads for future generations
  • Please... I'll pay 99 cents.  That is worth getting back that space for my app.  I've only got so much screen space to work with.   That, and I'd pay good money for a pillow set like that. 
  • However! I follow both sites like this and sites that report back on everything, whether authentic or not. The reason is that I find that Microsoft NEEDS this sort of attention, not just to get people excited, but in order to see what people WANT. Fantasies is the bread and butter for a heck of a lot of engineers of all sorts, and they NEED this kind of push that over-expectations bring. Microsoft is SLOW, that's a fact, and nothing Microsoft does will be enough if they can't meet even people's reasonable expectations (the Cortana thing is REALITY on iOS and Android, so it's not unprecedented after all these years).
  • When in doubt: Refrain from rubbing Rubino the wrong way! Lol =P
  • I like that WPCentral pillow
  • So glad you are not like BGR! That is why I enjoy this site so much.
  • $0.99 beats ads.
  • Don't worry about it too much, Daniel. You can't please everyone (in fact, nobody can). Just continue doing your job and that you're happy. Respect to the entire WPCentral Team. Keep up the great work.