The Windows Phone 8.1 live lockscreens are out in beta with the first app to utilize the API, and we’re eagerly awaiting the rest when the API is shared with other developers. Watch our video explainer for a taster of the app.
Lumia Cyan is still not rolling out to any users on the Preview for Developers, no matter whether or not you are on a carrier that is rolling it out to WP8 users. When we reached out to Microsoft’s PR team yesterday, the only response we got was the statement that is going around currently, […]
Electronic Arts has updated their popular Sims FreePlay game to work on devices with 512 megabytes of memory, such as the Nokia Lumia 520. We tested this on a Lumia 520 device, and although the phone did get fairly hot, there was no sign of lag and the game operated fully and correctly. This has […]
Today’s a very exciting day for us at This Mobile Life. Because today we’re announcing the launch of the MobiLife Survey in conjunction with iStorage! What’s a MobiLife? MobiLife is the new survey from This Mobile Life which attempts to determine people’s mobile technology habits and traits. We’re trying to find out how the average […]
According to WPbench, one of the Windows Phone Store’s oldest and most trusted benchmarkers, a new Windows Phone update 8.10.14130.0 is already in the wild (in testing labs somewhere, presumably). The current version numbers are 8.0.9903 for vanilla WP8, 8.0.10512 for WP8 GDR3 and for the dev preview of WP8.1 8.10.12397. Could this be an […]
Leron had a chance to talk with one of the co-founders of Applits, Keith Shields. The transcript of his conversation follows after the break.
Infamous leaker @evleaks has declared news on the Nokia brand crisis, namely that (apparently) Microsoft is in the final stages of a purchase of the Nokia brand name to be used in the context of “Nokia by Microsoft”, and will be renaming their line of tablets with the Lumia name – rather than having a Surface […]
The Nokia UK homepage is currently cheerfully informing visitors that the Nokia Lumia 630 features “the best of Windows 8.1″. Windows 8.1 is in fact the desktop OS of Windows. The page should read “Windows Phone 8.1″. At the time of writing, the error was still live here, but may have been taken down since. As far […]
New reports from PocketGamer suggest that apps that are not on Windows Phone are missing out on 10% of users. Andrea Boetti, of mobile payments and direct billing network Fortumo, declared on day two of Pocket Gamer Connects in Helsinki that it’s necessary for developers to “think a little bit forward at what’s coming next” rather […]
BlackBerry Messenger, a very popular smartphone messaging platform despite the fall of BlackBerry device sales, is coming to Windows Phone sometime in July. This was announced yesterday by BlackBerry CEO John Chen in the morning earning’s call. We can’t tell what features it will have, as we haven’t been given access to the app, but it […]