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Windows 10 for Phones: Hands on to updated Cortana experience with new interface [Images]

Windows 10 for Phones include a lot of awesome features including updated keyboard, new expandable action center and two-new tiles sizes for Start Screen. Another new addition in Windows 10 on Phones is the updated Cortana experience. Cortana in Windows 10 Technical Preview for Phones have been updated with new interface which is white in color. The personal voice-based digital assistant now includes redesigned menu where the options like...

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MSN Weather for Windows Phone v3.1.4.48 update brings fix for live tile

Microsoft has released an update for the MSN Weather app of Windows Phone 8.1 which brings the fix for live tile updates on Start Screen. The update bumps the version of Weather app to v3.1.4.48 and has the following change log: Fix for live tile updates Performance improvements The update for MSN Weather is now available for download from Store and will be installed automatically. Otherwise, you may manually install the update by...

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Windows Phone shipments in US went to 6.6-million in Q4 and January 2015 with 3.6% share

The latest smartphone shipment statistics of Windows Phone shows an increase of 0.1% over the last 3 months ending January 2015. Windows Phone shipment accounted for 3.6% of all smartphones shipped in US resulting in 6.6-million Windows Phones shipped. According to the latest shipment statistics by ComScore, Windows Phone shipment went up by 0.1% over the last quarter of 2014 ending in January 2015. Android shipments gained 0.9% while...

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Windows Phone was the most-adapted mobile OS during February 2015 with 0.41% gain in share

Windows Phone, the mobile OS by Microsoft for smartphones was the most-adapted mobile platform during the month of February 2015 which gained 0.41% of share. Android lost its share with Apple’s iOS gaining a small fraction. The latest statistics by Net Market Share shows that Windows Phone was the most growing mobile OS in the world during the month of February 2015 which increased to 2.66%. Android lost a huge-number of share with iOS...

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Windows 8/8.1 gains 0.69% worldwide market share in February 2015 with Windows 7 still rising

The latest market share statistics of desktop PC’s is here and Windows 8.1 has gained fraction with Windows 8 decreasing. Whereas, the popular Windows 7 has gained a small fraction of share with Windows XP is still on the rise. According to the latest statistics by Net Market Share, Windows 8.1 has gained market share in the worldwide PC usage. Windows XP has also increased with Mac OX X 10.10 and Windows 7 still increasing its...

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Xbox Music on Windows and Windows Phone 8.1 picks up update to fix sync bug and more

Microsoft has released an update for the Xbox Music app of Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8.1 which fixes some bugs including the one with music synchronization from cloud. The update bumps the version of Xbox Music on Windows 8.1 to 2.6.653.0 and has the following changes as per Microsoft’s employee: Fixes for cloud syncing bugs Minor fixes and improvements Xbox Music on Windows Phone has jumped to version 2.6.666.0 and has the...

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Windows Store has over 585,000 apps available, 200K for PC and 385K for Phone

Windows Store for Windows Phone and Windows 8.1 has reached a new milestone for the apps where over 585,000 apps are available for users to download. According to the official ‘Microsoft by the Numbers’ website, there are over 585,000 apps available in the Windows Store for PC and Phone combined. Windows Store on PC holds 200,000 apps whereas, the Store for Phone has 385,000 apps available. It is to be noted that according to the same...

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Microsoft will announce the Lumia 640 and 640 XL in its MWC 2015 event on March 2 – Possible Specs

Microsoft is taking the stage at Mobile World Congress on March 2, 2015 where the software giant will be released two new Windows Phones devices. Although, the software giant hasn’t announced the new Windows Phones but, Microsoft News Center published a blank page confirming the names of upcoming Lumia devices. Microsoft still has to take the stage on MWC and announce the new Lumia Windows Phones but, it seems the Microsoft News Center...

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Windows 10 Technical Preview for Phones is reportedly being tested by 60,000 users around the world

Microsoft launched the Windows 10 Technical Preview for selected Lumia devices in the second week of February 2015 which includes a handful of new features. Now, a new report suggests that the Preview of Windows 10 on Phones is being tested by 60,000 users around the world. Neowin reports through unknown yet reliable sources that Windows 10 for Phones is being used by 60,000 users. The 60K user count includes all Microsoft employees and...

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How to add additional Microsoft account using OneDrive for Windows Phone

Microsoft has finally added the ability to add and manage multiple Microsoft accounts from OneDrive app of Windows Phone 8.1 and Windows 10 which means you can now manage multiple accounts from within the app. The feature was rolled out after the v4.5 update for OneDrive and it is one of the best feature update for Microsoft’s cloud storage app. If you are looking for the steps to add additional Microsoft accounts in the OneDrive app of...

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VLC app for Windows goes universal on PC and Phone with new features in recent update

VLC, one of the best video player apps on Windows which supports playback of FLV and many more formats have finally gone from one-platform specific app to universal app on Windows PC and Phone. VLC has also got a lot of awesome features on Windows after the recent update. For those of you wondering about Universal apps, Microsoft introduced the concept of Universal apps back in Build 2014 conference in April 2014 where the apps on...

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6tag updated for Windows Phone with 5 new Instagram filters and editing capabilities

6tag, the only full-featured Instagram client app of Windows Phone has picked up a major update in Store which adds the 5-new filters for photos. The update also brings post editing capabilities and filter strength adjustments. Rudy Huyn, the developer of third party Instagram client app previously announced that an update for 6tag will add new filters along with other features. Now, the update is available in Store. The v4.0.0.1 update...

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Microsoft updates OneDrive for Windows Phone 8.1/10 with multi-account, photo albums and PIN

Microsoft has released a major update for the OneDrive app of Windows Phone 8.1 and Windows 10 for Phones which adds a handful of new features. Microsoft has finally added the support for multiple accounts, ability create photo albums and add PIN protection to account. Microsoft finally seems to be bringing the features of OneDrive to Windows Phone which were previously available on Android and iOS but, these new additions will be welcomed...

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Cortana on Windows Phone gets ‘Movies’ and ‘Entertainment’ interests

Microsoft has updated the virtual digital assistant, Cortana of Windows Phone to show the interests about Entertainment and Movies to keep you updated. Microsoft has recently been updating Cortana to show many user related queries and now, the latest update adds the ability in Cortana to suggest the movies and trailers nearby as well as to predict the winders in the entertainment industry. Cortana will predict the winners You can also...

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