ICYMI: This week on WinSource (3/16/14)

Mar 21st 2014 at 2:59pm 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.

Nokia confirms Windows Phone 8.1in latest Glance update

Mar 21st 2014 at 1:53pm by Joe Fedewa

Glance Screen version only adds one thing: “Support for Windows Phone 8.1.” Nokia is not trying to hide anything. They are coming right out and saying the app is ready for Windows Phone 8.1.

Mobile Roar Podcast 37: What to (Android) Wear

Mar 21st 2014 at 1:23pm by Joe Fedewa

Google interrupted a pretty boring week with some big news for wearables. The guys talk about Android Wear, the Moto 360, LG G Watch, and even the iWatch. They also give Chris a hard time for becoming a Samsung fan. Lastly, they finish things off with Wins and Fails, and give you their App Picks of the week.

5 Windows shortcuts that everyone should know and use

Mar 21st 2014 at 11:21am by Joe Fedewa

With the advent of touch screen devices the art of keyboard shortcuts has gone by the wayside. Not everyone has a touch screen PC yet, and even some that do still rely on keyboards. Keyboard shortcuts can make you more productive and save time.

MLB At Bat ’14 slides into the Windows Phone Store

Mar 21st 2014 at 10:24am by Joe Fedewa

The MLB At Bat app for Windows Phone has officially been updated for the 2014 baseball season. Last month we told you the app would be arriving in March, and the MLB was true to their word. The app has arrived 10 days before the season begins.

Former Microsoft employee arrested for leaking Windows 8

Mar 20th 2014 at 4:38pm by Joe Fedewa

The tech world is driven by leaks. People are constantly trying to learn more about unreleased devices. Many sites and people have risen to fame by simply being leaking tech news. That practice is relatively harmless, but sometimes it can go too far.

Microsoft BLINK camera app gets a beautiful new look

Mar 20th 2014 at 1:26pm by Joe Fedewa

A little more than a year ago Microsoft Research released a camera app called BLINK. This neat app allows users to take photos in rapid succession. You can also create short GIF-like animations. It’s a really cool camera app, and today it just got even better.

Samsung calls Microsoft Surface a “laptop” and somehow that’s a bad thing

Mar 20th 2014 at 12:52pm by Joe Fedewa

Samsung has gotten really good at marketing in the last couple years. This has really helped them rise to become the mobile juggernaut that they are now. Every once in a while they take a break from their usual “emotional” ads to take some shots at the competition.

Oops: Windows Phone 8.1 momentarily shows up on Microsoft’s website

Mar 20th 2014 at 12:08pm by Joe Fedewa

Windows Phone 8.1 is getting very close. We’ve seen dozens of leaks in photos and videos the last few months. Lately we’ve seen some semi-confirmations from Microsoft themselves. They accidentally listed it on their main website. Oops.

Huawei backtracks, says they won’t release Android-Windows Phone device

Mar 20th 2014 at 10:49am by Joe Fedewa

Well that didn’t last long. Last week Huawei’s Cheif Marketing Officer was quoted as saying they would be bringing a dual-boot Android/Windows Phone device to the U.S. The news spread like wildfire across the internet, but today Huawei has released a statement to clarify a few things.