Forum Talk: Malware, Flappy Sheep, and Lumia 630

Mar 28th 2014 at 3:48pm by Joe Fedewa

It’s been a while, but we’re back with another edition of Forum Talk. What is Forum Talk? This is where we try to shine some light on great or lesser known forum threads. You can find our forums over at winsource.com/forum.

New video shows parallax effect on Windows Phone 8.1 Start Screen

Mar 28th 2014 at 3:19pm by Joe Fedewa

What is parallax? It is an effect used to create depth. You can see it in action on the Windows 8 Start Screen. The background scrolls at a different speed than the live tiles. A leaked video has shown off a similar effect with Start Screen backgrounds in Windows Phone 8.1.

ICYMI: Nokia Blue, HTC One M8, and Office for iPad (3/28/14)

Mar 28th 2014 at 2:54pm by Joe Fedewa

A lot of stuff happens in the tech world in the span of one week. Sometimes the news from Monday can be totally forgotten by the time Friday comes around. We don’t want you to miss any of the big news or features from the last week: enter ICYMI.

Hands-on video shows Windows Phone 8.1 on a Lumia 630

Mar 28th 2014 at 1:29pm by Joe Fedewa

In the past we have seen Windows Phone 8.1 running on a current device, but now we can see it running on the Lumia 630. This is the first time we’ve seen the new OS running on an unreleased phone.

Mobile Roar Podcast 38: The Great M8

Mar 28th 2014 at 11:32am by Joe Fedewa

The guys can finally talk about the HTC One (M8) officially. Did it live up to the hype? Will it be destroyed by the Galaxy S5? Also, Facebook bought Oculus Rift, but you shouldn’t worry too much about it. Other topics include Google I/O, millions of iPhones, Windows Phone 8.1, and Edgar selling his beloved G2.

Nokia Blue? Next Nokia update could be called ‘Lumia Cherry Blossom Pink’ instead

Mar 28th 2014 at 10:49am by Joe Fedewa

Earlier this week we heard a rumor that said Nokia’s Windows Phone 8.1 update will be called “Nokia Blue.” In that article we mentioned that “Blue” doesn’t follow along with the alphabetical naming pattern Nokia is using. Turns out we may have been right.

Trojan Horse: Microsoft is dominating the Apple App Store charts

Mar 28th 2014 at 10:12am by Joe Fedewa

Yesterday Microsoft finally released Office for iPad. This launch arrived with much fanfare, but also much apathy. Many people have started to switch away from Office in the last few years, so they feel like it’s not as popular as it once was. According to the App Store charts that couldn’t be further from the truth.

Angry Birds Go! for Windows Phone gets new ‘Sub Zero’ episode

Mar 27th 2014 at 3:52pm by Joe Fedewa

One of our favorite Windows Phone games, Angry Birds Go!, just got a very nice update. Version 1.2.0 of Rovio’s game adds a ew episode called “Sub Zero.” This new episodes adds, you guessed it, snow and ice to the tracks.

Office for iPad is arriving in the App Store today

Mar 27th 2014 at 1:34pm by Joe Fedewa

After years and years of rumors, speculation, and begging, Microsoft has finally released Office for iPad. New CEO Satya Nadella has just announced it at a press conference going on right now. The app will be available to download later today from the Apple App Store.

Nokia “Monarch” is a Windows Phone 8.1 device for T-Mobile

Mar 27th 2014 at 12:30pm by Joe Fedewa

It’s time for a new codenamed Nokia device. @evleaks has shared the codename of an upcoming Nokia device headed to T-Mobile. The device is called “Monarch.” That is all he shared about this device.

Disney launches ‘Star Wars: Assault Team’ for Windows Phone & Windows 8

Mar 27th 2014 at 11:55am by Joe Fedewa

The latest game from Disney is from the universe of one of their most recent acquisitions: Star Wars. Today they have launched Star Wars: Assault Team for iOS, Android, Windows Phone, and Windows 8 on at the same time.

New screenshots show off the Store in Windows Phone 8.1

Mar 27th 2014 at 11:12am by Joe Fedewa

One of the few remaining things from Windows Phone 8.1 we haven’t seen yet is the Store. This is obviously a very important part of the OS, and there are many complaints about it. Earlier this week Microsoft started to fix one of the biggest gripes we’ve had with the Store, but that’s just the beginning.

Lumia 630 with Start Screen background shows up in the wild

Mar 26th 2014 at 4:28pm by Joe Fedewa

The Nokia Lumia 630 has been spotted in press renders, but we’ve never seen this device in the real world. Today a few photos of the 630 popped up over in China. In these photos we can clearly see a few Windows Phone 8.1 features.

Microsoft is offering free Touch Covers with Surface tablets

Mar 26th 2014 at 4:04pm by Joe Fedewa

One of the best features of the Microsoft Surface family is the super thin and elegant Touch Cover. This dual-purpose screen protector and keyboard is one of the most innovative things to come out of Microsoft in years.

Quick look at Endomondo Beta for Windows Phone 8

Mar 26th 2014 at 3:06pm by Joe Fedewa

Last week we told you about Endomondo asking for beta testers for their upcoming Windows Phone 8 update. Since I am an Endomondo user I was quick to jump in to the beta program. Today I finally got my hands on the beta version, and it is very nice so far.

BitTorrent Sync for Windows Phone finally arrives

Mar 26th 2014 at 1:48pm by Joe Fedewa

It’s time for another official app to arrive on Windows Phone. Today we are looking at BitTorrent Sync, the popular file sharing service. The Windows Phone app is part of the new version 1.3 of their Sync service.

HTC may be making a Windows Phone 8.1 version of the HTC One (M8)

Mar 26th 2014 at 11:04am by Joe Fedewa

Yesterday HTC unveiled their new flagship Android phone, the One (M8). There were rumors of the One that HTC would make a Windows Phone with the same hardware as the One, and now that same rumor is popping up again with the M8.

How to send and receive text messages without touching your phone [Video]

Mar 25th 2014 at 4:05pm by Joe Fedewa

Some of the newer Android phones can be operated without even touching the device or turning on the display. This is very cool for when you’re driving or just don’t feel like fiddling with your device. Many people don’t realize that Windows Phone 8 actually has a feature just like this.

Microsoft revokes Windows Phone app that allowed downloading paid apps for free

Mar 25th 2014 at 3:35pm by Joe Fedewa

There are some things we do not report on, here at WinSource, for moral reasons. One of those things happened to pop up on Reddit recently. Someone created an app called “Free Market.” The function of this app was to search for apps listed in different regions. Why? Because in some countries apps may be at a lower price or even free.

Magnify BETA for Windows Phone gets a massive update

Mar 25th 2014 at 3:19pm by Joe Fedewa

We’ve mentioned an beautiful app called “FlipMag BETA” in the past. Since then it has had its name changed to “Magnify BETA” and was featured in our Top 5 News Apps for Windows Phone. Today the app received a very hefty update with over 20 new features.