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Microsoft’s Belfiore: We’re working on Facebook notification issues; Windows Phone 7 app due “this month”

Microsoft’s Belfiore: We’re working on Facebook notification issues; Windows Phone 7 app due “this month”

Daniel Rubino 110

The Windows Phone 8 Facebook Beta app was updated late last night and so far, it has been very well received by the user base. The update brings a lot of new features that consumers have been longing for and reinforces Microsoft’s commitment in making the Facebook app top notch on Windows Phone. There are still at least two major issues though: there is no Windows Phone 7.x version,...

Get this now: SysApp Pusher will notify you of app updates for your Nokia, HTC or Samsung Windows Phone

Get this now: SysApp Pusher will notify you of app updates for your Nokia, HTC or Samsung Windows Phone

Daniel Rubino 57

As the Windows Phone ecosystem grows, manufacturers will continually look for ways to expand and differentiate amongst themselves. One easy way for them to do so is with custom OEM Stores like the Nokia Collection or Samsung Zone. The problem is with Windows Phone, you can’t force check for app updates, even for “system apps” like Samsung’s call blocker or Nokia’s Display + Touch. Sure...

Lumia Pusher gets pulled but NOKIA COLLECTION takes the baton to keep your apps up-to-date

Lumia Pusher gets pulled but NOKIA COLLECTION takes the baton to keep your apps up-to-date

Rich Edmonds 62

Nokia Windows Phone owners will have used Lumia Pusher in the past to see if the plethora of apps and system apps installed require updating. The app has unfortunately been pulled for some reason, but fear not as another developer has picked up the baton and launched NOKIA COLLECTION. The new app shares similar functionality to Lumia Pusher in that you can hit multiple entries to be...

Netflix for Xbox 360 receives update; sports new design and separate user profiles

Netflix for Xbox 360 receives update; sports new design and separate user profiles

Michael Archambault 35

Netflix has recently updated their app for Microsoft’s Xbox 360 console. The fresh update brought a redesigned interface along with the ability to select individual profiles for viewing. The application’s new design puts the interface on the same visual queue board as the apps for Windows 8 and Windows RT devices. The background is now darker and foregoes the company’s favorite color,...

Nokia: "By the end of the year, there'll be very few, if any key applications that aren't in the development pipeline or published"

Nokia: "By the end of the year, there'll be very few, if any key applications that aren't in the development pipeline or published"

Rich Edmonds 250

Engadget took time out to sit down with Bryan Biniak, VP and General Manager of Global Partner and App Development at Nokia, to ask about app development on Windows Phone. Since today was also the UK launch of JobLens, as well as a new partnership with Entrepreneur First to help fuel mobile innovation in young minds seeking to start new businesses. Biniak explained how the Windows Phone...

Microsoft enforces new Windows Phone Store policy; removes apps with vulnerabilities

Microsoft enforces new Windows Phone Store policy; removes apps with vulnerabilities

Rich Edmonds 43

Microsoft has announced this week that it will be removing Windows Phone apps that the company deems to have critical vulnerabilities. Microsoft notes in a TechNet blog post that developers will be provided 180 days to patch the issues in their app or their work will be pulled from the store, preventing consumers from accessing the app from their smartphones or via the web. The 180 day...

Windows 8.1 apps don't want to close - "tombstoning" is the new cool

Windows 8.1 apps don't want to close - "tombstoning" is the new cool

Michael Archambault 87

If you are geeky as we are, you have already downloaded and installed Microsoft’s latest operating system update – Windows 8.1 Consumer Preview. As you enjoy the latest software goodies from Redmond, you might notice that the behavior of closed Windows 8 apps have changed slightly. In the past, dragging an application down from the top would completely close the application and remove...