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New images reveal an overhauled Store for Windows Phone 8.1, includes automatic app updates and more

New images reveal an overhauled Store for Windows Phone 8.1, includes automatic app updates and more

The Windows Phone 8.1 core has been finished today, so it seems appropriate to take a look at an area that is need of some improvement: the Windows Phone Store. The Windows Phone Store has been both a source of inspiration (e.g. trials), and tribulations (e.g. weak tools for reviews). Luckily for you, it looks like the Windows Phone team is delivering some user-requested features and...

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Xbox transitioning to local currency - will continue to accept Point gift cards at

Xbox transitioning to local currency - will continue to accept Point gift cards at "equal to or greater" marketplace value

We’ve known it for a long time already, but today Microsoft’s Chief Product Officer for Xbox, Marc Whitten, officially announced that local currencies would be brought to Xbox 360 and Xbox One consoles to replace the soon to be defunct point system. The change was stated as being made as "a direct result of customer feedback." The change allows customers to purchase content without the...

Michael Archambault 42
Microsoft continuing to roll out new Windows Phone Marketplace design and improvements

Microsoft continuing to roll out new Windows Phone Marketplace design and improvements

Say hello to semi-Live Tiles Yesterday we covered new changes being applied to the Windows Phone web Marketplace Store, which started rolling out in Australia and New Zealand. Microsoft has dived right in and the end result is fairly impressive with the use of tiles that show details on hover as a useful example of what improvements are being implemented. We've just noticed the UK...

Rich Edmonds 20
Microsoft fixes Marketplace certificate issue for Windows Phone. App submissions are a go.

Microsoft fixes Marketplace certificate issue for Windows Phone. App submissions are a go.

Marketplace fix has been applied but it may take a day or two deploy As expected, Microsoft has begun deploying the digital certificate fix for the Marketplace that has resulted in some Windows Phone users unable to either install or update a select few apps (notably WhatsApp, NY Times and Translator). In a recent change to the Windows Phone Developer Blog, Todd Brix notes: “We fixed...

Daniel Rubino 25