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Facebook Messenger app for Windows Phone 8.1 updated with video recording support and more

The official Facebook Messenger app for Windows Phone 8.1 has been updated with the ability to record and send videos as chat messages. The stickers section of the app has also got an improvement. The app will now let you record and send the videos to your Facebook friends right from within the app without the need to leave the chat message and messenger. Previously, we could only send photos after capturing them or picking them from...

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How to get ‘Nearby’ best place’s suggestions in Cortana using Foursquare in Windows Phone 8.1

Cortana may not be available outside United States, yet, but this hasn’t stopped the software giant from bringing the ‘Nearby’ functionality to the personal voice-based digital assistant in Windows Phone 8.1. Cortana will now show you ‘Nearby’ suggestions for restaurants, food places and more. Microsoft has added the ability to show nearby suggestions for restaurants, hotels, food places and other places near you which would be...

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Microsoft updates the Xbox Video app of Windows 8.1/RT with new layout – Hands on [Images]

Microsoft has just released a major update for the pre-installed Xbox Video app of Windows 8.1 and Windows RT which brings a completely overhauled layout. The new design takes full advantage of the high resolution screens and now shows you the content in landscape-mode taking full advantage of the screen’s resolution. Although, the app has receiving the minor feature updates frequently on monthly basis but, Microsoft has released...

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Features of Windows Phone 8.1 GDR 1 leaked – App folders and support for larger phones included

Microsoft has announced the Windows Phone 8.1 which is still in early stages of roll out to the users throughout the world. But, this roll out hasn’t stopped the Microsoft from building new updates for Windows Phone 8.1. The Windows Phone 8.1 GDR 1 is already being discussed with the OEM’s where a couple of features have also leaked, courtesy of Nokia Power User. Windows Phone 8.1 GDR 1 will introduce app folders on the Start Screen as...

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Windows Phone 8.1 tip: How to disable and fix the delay in appearance of lock screen using Live Lock Screen app

Microsoft has finally released the beta version of its Lock Screen app which lets you customize the looks and set it up according to your needs. The Live Lock Screen app is pretty good in working but, some of the people like me have been facing a strange bug. The Windows Phone 8.1 devices with the Live Lock Screen app enabled are having delays while resuming the lock screens and these delays are getting very annoying. Sometimes, it takes...

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Microsoft finally releases the Live Lock Screen Beta app for Windows Phone 8.1 – Hands on [Video]

Microsoft has finally released the long awaited Live Lock Screen app for Windows Phone 8.1 which lets you customize the lock screen of your Windows Phone according to your needs by using some pre-determined layouts. The app also adds animations to your lock screen which makes your phone’s lock screen feel alive. The app has been released as a beta product which may include many bugs but, during our first testing, it turned out to be...

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How to SOFT RESET any Windows Phone 8.1 or Lumia device without losing apps/data [Tutorial]

Windows Phones just like other Android and iPhone devices often start getting strange issues like camera not working, no wi-fi connection, data connection not working or some specific apps not functioning properly. Sometimes, even the core services of Windows Phone like ‘Settings’ etc get issues but, these problems can’t be fixed by restarting your phone. Once the restart doesn’t fix the issues, you are left with the only...

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Microsoft has released a reliability update KB2980654 for the OneDrive of Windows 8.1/RT

Microsoft has just released an update for the pre-installed and pre-integrated OneDrive of Windows 8.1/RT which introduces reliability in the app. The update has been released after the Patch Tuesday for the month of July where some important updates were released and way ahead of the next Patch Tuesday. Interestingly, the update is available in Windows Updates for some people whereas, some can’t see it. We weren’t able to get...

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Microsoft announces the Nokia Lumia 530 with Quad-core CPU and low pricing

Microsoft has just announced the Nokia Lumia 530, the successor of Nokia Lumia 520 which is the best-selling Lumia in the market. Lumia 530, just like its predecessor would be the low-end entry level device running the latest Windows Phone 8.1 out of box. Lumia 530 is very similar to the 520 in specifications where it has a 4-inch screen with screen resolution of 854 x 480 pixels, 512MB RAM, 5MP back camera and 1430mAh battery to provide...

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OneDrive app for Windows Phone 8.1 finally updated with download options and more – Hands on!

Microsoft has finally released an update for the pre-installed OneDrive app of Windows Phone 8.1 which was missing one of the most important feature i.e. download option. Now, the latest update for the OneDrive app has added an option for downloading the files as well as more features. We, few days ago, tweeted about the Windows Phone version of OneDrive missing the downloading option and now, the Microsoft has released an update...

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Windows Threshold build 9795 with Start Menu spotted in leaked images

The latest screenshots of early Threshold aka Windows 9 have leaked onto the web showing the Start Menu on desktop which seems similar to the one found in Windows 7 but, there is tiled layout with live tiles. Other screenshot shows the Modern-UI app, which in this case is the Store, running on the desktop in windowed mode. For more details about the built number and its compilation date as well as other information related to...

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Windows 8.1 Update 2 will allegedly be released for public on August 12, 2014

We already know that Microsoft is preparing the second update for the Windows 8.1 which won’t include many new features instead, it will just be an update with bug fixes and under-the-hood experience. Now, new report claims that Microsoft will release the Windows 8.1 Update 2 on August 12, 2014 as a part of Patch Tuesday. Early reports mentioned that Microsoft will release the Windows 8.1 Update 2 in August 2014 as part of Patch Tuesday...

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Here is how to track the Windows Phone 8.1 Lumia Cyan availability using your phone with an app

Windows Phone 8.1 and the Lumia Cyan update is scheduled to be released for all Windows Phone 8 and Windows phone 8.1 Preview devices around the world in the coming weeks. We have also covered on how you can track the availability of Lumia Cyan using your web browser and the Nokia tracker page. Also read: Microsoft has halted the Windows Phone 8.1 and Lumia Cyan update for all current Windows Phone 8.1 Preview devices The Nokia support page...

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BlackBerry Messenger for Windows Phone 8.1 – Hands on and first impressions [Video]

BlackBerry has finally released the BBM for Windows Phone but, it is currently available for selected users who signed up for the beta. BBM for Windows Phone works like the Android and iOS counterparts where you get to perform all of the actions you could do in the original BBM for BlackBerry phones. Once you managed to download and install the BBM for Windows Phone you start feeling the BBM’s smoothness. Once you sign in to the BBM you...

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