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Rumor: Windows Phone 8.1 to ditch back button, increase screen size support past 7-inches

Rumor: Windows Phone 8.1 to ditch back button, increase screen size support past 7-inches

Daniel Rubino 574

Microsoft guru Paul Thurrott is reporting on some new information regarding the upcoming Windows Phone 8.1 update aka ‘Blue’. He notes that the info comes from a single source, though he has confidence in the information revealed. What’s discussed isn’t so much the superficial UI changes or new features but rather core user experience deviations that should cause a stir amongst the...

Support the developers behind your favourite apps with Nokia's #MakeAnAppDevHappyDay

Support the developers behind your favourite apps with Nokia's #MakeAnAppDevHappyDay

Rich Edmonds 12

Do you honestly think it's just another Friday? No way! It's never "just another day" here at Windows Phone Central, or within the Windows community for that matter. DVLUP, the Nokia rewards program for Windows Phone developers launched #MakeAnAppDevHappyDay on Twitter last month as a one off, but it's back for the first Friday of each month. So, what's it all about and how can you get...

Nokia partners with RNIB for Do Good mission; calls for developers to help those with impaired vision

Nokia partners with RNIB for Do Good mission; calls for developers to help those with impaired vision

Rich Edmonds 15

In an interesting twist to the Nokia Create program for developers, the company is tasking Windows Phone developers with a mission dedicated to the idea of "Doing Good." Partnering with the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB), Nokia is calling for developers to create new apps that will help make the lives of those with low vision easier; or update their existing content to...

Windows Phone App Studio receives new updates, claims hundreds of apps now published

Windows Phone App Studio receives new updates, claims hundreds of apps now published

Sam Sabri 64

Back in early August, Microsoft announced a new program aimed at empowering you to create your own apps. Windows Phone App Studio may not be for guys who know their way around Visual Studio, but it’s a great way for people to create niche apps that only they will use. That program is still in beta, but has continually received new updates. The latest came out today. So let’s check out...

Former UX Designer for Windows Phone teams up with Nokia DVLUP Design Consultations

Former UX Designer for Windows Phone teams up with Nokia DVLUP Design Consultations

Daniel Rubino 23

Developers, looking for a way to spruce up your app? Need advice on your creation’s UI? Then you may want to take a look at Toledo Designs who just partnered up with Nokia through their popular DVLUP program. Why go with Toledo? It’s simple. One of the founders of the company is Arturo Toledo, a former Senior User Experience Designer for Microsoft's Windows Phone Design Studio. The man...

Skype halts development for Windows Phone 7, sets course for Windows Phone 8

Skype halts development for Windows Phone 7, sets course for Windows Phone 8

Daniel Rubino 168

Skype not planning to release further updates for Windows Phone 7.x The Skype team today has taken to their blog to further outline some of their plans for mobile going forward.  In the article, they highlight how Windows Phone 8 was the first OS to receive mobile HD video calling and feature the new Modern UI. They also mentioned that “the vast majority of our Windows Phone base and...

Check out Internet Explorer 11 on Windows 7 with the release preview now available

Check out Internet Explorer 11 on Windows 7 with the release preview now available

Rich Edmonds 41

Microsoft is charging full steam ahead with development on not only its desktop Windows platform, but also its popular web browser. Internet Explorer 11 is now available for Windows 7 as a pre-release, one step up from the developer preview we recently looked at. This release contains numerous performance improvements, updates to web standards support, as well as alterations made to...

Nokia Create contest now open, winner showcases their app at Mobile World Congress 2014 and much more

Nokia Create contest now open, winner showcases their app at Mobile World Congress 2014 and much more

Sam Sabri 26

It's times like these I wish I knew how to create apps. Unfortunately, I couldn’t code my way out of an Altair 8800 if my life depended on it. But if you find yourself being savvy with Visual Studio, C# and the rest of the development skillset needed to create winning Windows Phone apps you might be interested in this contest. Nokia Create is a just launched contest to develop for...

See a video of Project Tripod, the upcoming app that will become the world’s virtual tripod

See a video of Project Tripod, the upcoming app that will become the world’s virtual tripod

Sam Sabri 37

Way back in late June we showed you guys and gals the early work of an upcoming app for Windows Phone called Project Tripod. It’s an app that aims to eliminate the need for tripods with a unique social twist. Think of it as a virtual tripod. But if you’re having trouble imaging the app, there’s a video below of it in action. Let’s check it out. Project Tripod comes to us from the land...

Microsoft backs down: Developers can now download Windows 8.1 RTM and Visual Studio 2013 RC

Microsoft backs down: Developers can now download Windows 8.1 RTM and Visual Studio 2013 RC

Sam Sabri 99

If we we’re clinical psychologists (we’re not) we might suggest that Microsoft is suffering from dissociative identity disorder, something also known as multiple personality disorder. The company has been doing 180s on products and announcements more frequently than anyone one company should. Take for example some of the backtracking Microsoft did with the Xbox One and features...