Windows Phone Archive

Age of Empires Castle Siege Gets A Big Update

Age of Empires Castle Siege for Windows Phone and Windows 8.1 got a hefty update today, bringing a significant number of stability and performance updates.  Version 1.3 of the game is now available in the Windows Store on your Windows 8.1 PC and Windows Phone Store on your phone.

The update is 170MB in size for Windows Phone so it is a big update and will require you to have your phone connected to WiFi in order to download it.

You can read my review of the game here

Age of Empires Castle Siege for Windows Phone – Free – Download Now

Watch the Microsoft Lumia 535 Official Video

With the release earlier today of the Microsoft Lumia 535, the company has now posted a short video introducing all of us to the latest Lumia.

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The video is the second video to be launched on the rebranded Microsoft Lumia YouTube channel that has been a larger rebranding exercise from Nokia Lumia to Microsoft Lumia.  The first video, also on the Lumia 535, is below.

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Microsoft Announces Lumia 535

As expected, Microsoft has announced their first Microsoft branded Lumia Windows powered phone, the Lumia 535.  The 5″ display budget friendly phone sports some pretty nice features for a budget phone and is expected to be launched in Hong Kong, China and Bangladesh shortly.

  • 5-inch IPS LCD (960 x 540)
  • 1.2 GHz quad-core processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 200
  • 1 GB RAM
  • 8 GB storage
  • MicroSD card support (Up to 128 GB)
  • 1905 mAh battery
  • 5 MP rear camera
  • 5 MP front-facing camera

Microsoft To Release Revolve for Windows Phone

Several sources today are citing that a new calendar and contact mashup app is soon to be released by Microsoft.  Revolve for Windows Phone will bring the you information about people you are going to be soon meeting from multiple sources.

Revolve, an upcoming app for Windows phones which melds aspects of a calendar and contact manager, and presents you with information about people you’re going to meet with that it’s collected from multiple sources.

This concept certainly isn’t new but it would bring a new level of information and interaction for the Windows Phone platform.  LinkedIn and Evernote both offer similar solutions for iOS while Google has recently announced its new calendar app for Android that does a similar function.

HTC One M8 Windows Phone Comes to T-Mobile US

The HTC One M8 Windows Phone is now available from T-Mobile in the United States for $0 if you sign up for a 2 year contract.  It is the second carrier in as many weeks to pick up the latest Windows Phone offering from HTC after the M8 was exclusive to Verizon over the summer.  Last Friday the phone made its debute on AT&T.

Vivino for Windows Phone Updated with Personal Taste Profile

The popular Vivino app for Windows phone has been updated this week with several new personalizing features including a new Personal Taste Profile.  I reviewed Vivino Wine Scanner a few months back and it remains one of my favorite apps for rating wines I try and getting ratings for a bottle before I buy it.  It is a gem of an app.

Vivino Wine Scanner for Windows Phone – Free (In-App Purchases) – Download Now

Microsoft Lumia Rebranding Continues on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube

The Microsoft Lumia rebranding continued this week with Microsoft continuing to rename all things Nokia and Windows Phone.  The latest changes have happened over the weekend and include the Windows Phone and Nokia channels on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.  This has all been in a larger effort to get the Microsoft Lumia or just Lumia out in the marketplace.

Windows 10 Coming To Your Windows Phone

This is a great piece of news for Windows Phone owners.  The site WMPoweruser has posted a Twitter conversation with Windows Phone insider Nawzil that indicates that all current Windows Phone devices will run Windows 10.  This is great news for a lot of different reasons but should put everyone’s mind at rest over buying a Windows Phone today knowing that Windows 10 is due out in 2015.

Windows Phone Makes Small Gains In US Market

Windows Phone saw a small increase in market share in the United States for the quarter that ended in September 2014.  The data, from comScore, indicates that Windows Phone saw a .2% increase in market penetration over the previous quarter which ended in June 2014.  That means that the platform has a 3.6% market share and stands a solid third overall.

Dropbox for Windows Phone Finally On The Horizon

Yesterday Dropbox and Microsoft announced a new working agreement that will bring a lot of Dropbox integration to Microsoft devices and services.  Amongst the announcements was that there would finally be an official Dropbox for Windows Phone app released in the coming months, ending years of lack of official support from the cloud storage company.