What do the icons on my Windows Phone 8 device mean?

Mar 19th 2014 at 3:54pm by Joe Fedewa

There are quite a few icons that show up in various times on your Windows Phone. Some of them are obvious, others are mysterious. The status bar is where most of the icons appear. The status bar is the black bar at the top of the screen.

Microsoft owns 3 of the top 10 apps in the Mac App Store

Mar 19th 2014 at 3:23pm by Joe Fedewa

Historically speaking, Apple and Microsoft don’t have the best relationship. Despite that they support each other’s platforms pretty well. iTunes and Safari are still available for Windows users, and Office is available for Mac users. Microsoft needs Apple because they are transitioning to a devices and services company.

Pandora is about to get a lot more expensive

Mar 19th 2014 at 1:48pm by Joe Fedewa

Pandora is about to get a lot more expensive for almost everyone. Pandora One is their paid service that removes ads and the limits on play time. Currently it is available as a subscription for $3.99 per month or $36 per year. Starting in May these prices will be raised 25-percent.

Bing gets travel time, mileage, and turn-by-turn directions on the web

Mar 19th 2014 at 11:49am by Joe Fedewa

Microsoft has been doing a lot to improve Bing recently. Last week they added a new “Image Match” feature to make finding similar images easier. Today they are announcing new features to improve travel results and navigation.

Join the beta for Endomondo’s upcoming Windows Phone 8 update

Mar 19th 2014 at 10:59am by Joe Fedewa

It has been almost a year since the popular fitness tracking service, Endomondo, updated their Windows Phone app. Back in January they published a post on their blog to announce that an update would be coming in April. Last month they published another post to reiterate that the update will be coming in April.

6snap update adds the ability to take screenshots

Mar 18th 2014 at 3:47pm by Joe Fedewa

The best SnapChat app for Windows Phone has just got even better. 6snap, by Rudy Huyn, has almost every feature from the official SnapChat app and more. But one feature has alluded Rudy: the ability to take screenshots of snaps and notify the sender.

Best Windows Phone apps for NCAA March Madness

Mar 18th 2014 at 2:52pm by Joe Fedewa

The season of madness is upon us. Later tonight the NCAA college basketball tournament, a.k.a. March Madness, will officially begin. This is a crazy fun and hectic time of year for college basketball fans. This is our guide for the best apps to keep the madness under control.

tileUp is the latest attempt at Threes! for Windows Phone

Mar 18th 2014 at 2:06pm by Joe Fedewa

The latest mobile game sweeping the nation is Threes!. This number matching game rose to mega popularity on iOS and was recently released for Android. Unfortunately, an official Threes! app for Windows Phone does not exist. Never fear. Windows Phone developers are here.

Nokia Lumia 530 to be another successor to the Lumia 520

Mar 18th 2014 at 1:22pm by Joe Fedewa

The Lumia 520’s popularity has been pretty well documented. Nokia really hit the sweet spot with price and performance. The popularity of the device makes a successor very important. The 520 is starting to show its age, even as a low-end device. Nokia released the Lumia 525 not too long ago, but they already might be working on another device.

Instagram for Windows Phone can now display photos on the lock screen

Mar 18th 2014 at 10:57am by Joe Fedewa

The official Instagram app has just received a rare update. This app was the most highly anticipate Windows Phone apps ever, but when it arrived without some basic features it was quickly forgotten. The app is still in beta and lacking features like video upload and direct messaging, but now you can set it to display photos on your lock screen.