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Apple Watch gets its first software update
The Apple Watch has been out for about a month now and Apple has just issued its first software update. The latest update includes performance improvements and support for seven new languages. In order to update the watch, users should launch the iPhone Apple Watch app and follow the instructions. more
John Chen takes to Twitter to celebrate T-Mobile's BB Classic launch
BlackBerry and T-Mobile settled their recent dispute and T-Mobile is now offering BlackBerry again. BlackBerry CEO John Chen took to Twitter to celebrate the BlackBerry Classic on T-Mobile. Chen tweeted a photo of himself wearing a T-Mobile shirt and holding a BlackBerry Classic. I guess a picture is worth....more
Washington state now requires warrants for cell phone surveillance
Washington state is ahead of the game when it comes to privacy. Governor Jay Inslee just signed a bill into law that requires police to get a warrant from a judge before they can use a device called a cell site simulator. The cell site simulator, or Stingray, mimics an actual cell tower and connects....more
BlackBerry CEO knows his job is tough, but isn't worried about it
BlackBerry CEO John Chen has an almost impossible job. How does he turn a once dominant company around while the market has completely changed? BlackBerry was once the dominant smartphone in the market, but these days Apple and Samsung clearly dominate. John Chen recently told Business Insider he knows the....more
Leaked render confirms Microsoft Lumia 735 on Verizon
Recent rumors pegged the Microsoft Lumia 735 as coming to Verizon. A recent official render seems to confirm the rumors. As you can see in the picture above, the Microsoft logo is on the front and back of the phone. There is no official release date yet, but it seems like Verizon will be offering the Lumia....more
Verizon launches LG Lancet Windows Phone
LG's entry into the Windows Phone market comes courtesy of the low-end LG Lancet on Verizon. Rumors were flying that Verizon would be launching a low-end Windows Phone and the rumors turned out to be true. Verizon is offering the Lancet for only $20 on contract, or $120 off contract. What a deal! ....more
Marriott launches Windows Phone app
Marriott International has launched an official Windows Phone app. Users can make reservations at over 4000 hotels and perform mobile check-in and check-outs. The Marriott Windows Phone app is available now in the Windows Phone Store. The Marriott Windows Phone app has the following features: ....more
BBM for Windows Phone gets channel support
BBM for Windows Phone has been updated to include channels. The channels feature is a feed that allows users to publish pictures, messages, etc., much like on social sites like Facebook or Twitter. The latest update takes BBM for Windows Phone to version BBM brings you together in th....more
CyberDust for Windows Phone updated
The Windows Phone version of Mark Cuban's private texting app CyberDust has been updated again. Cuban's crew has been updating CyberDust like crazy over the last year and it's turning into quite a good communications tool. CyberDust allows secure communications between users. Each message expires....more
T-Mobile sells Microsoft Lumia 435 for $70 off contract
T-Mobile is now selling the Microsoft Lumia 435, off contract, for only $70. That is next to nothing for a Windows Phone. You sign no contracts, no commitments, nothing. The Lumia 435 sports a 4 inch display and a dual core processor with 1 GB of RAM. It also supports dual SIMS. The Lumia 435 come....more
Microsoft makes it easy to port Android apps to Windows Phone
Microsoft is in full court press mode trying to attract developers to its platform. The company released a new video showing how easy it is to port Android apps over to Windows with minimal rewriting of code. The effort is called "Project Astoria" and Microsoft is going all out to show how easy it is to suppo....more
Evidence of LG Windows Phone growing
It looks like LG will indeed launch a Windows Phone. A photo of a Verizon branded LG Windows Phone leaked a couple of weeks ago but no other information was given. Now it turns out there is a listing on LG's website for documentation of new phones with model numbers LG VW820 and LG VW820SS. The latter is ....more
John Chen says BlackBerry working on the next "cool" phone
BlackBerry CEO John Chen knows how to market his products. Every since he took over the reigns at BlackBerry, Chen has been unwavering in his view that he could save BlackBerry and turn the company around. He has been quite successful so far, but can he keep the momentum going? He said recently the company....more
New Windows Phone with 7 inch display debuts in Hong Kong
A massive 7 inch Windows Phone was shown off at the Hong Kong Electronics Fair. Named the Ramos Q7, this massive phone is a beast. The Ramos Q7 is an entry level phone with average specs, except for its massive display. At 7 inches, is it still a phone? The Ramos Q7's display is only 720P and it r....more
WhatsApp calling now official on BlackBerry 10
WhatsApp has been updated to version and the new update makes voice calling official. A couple of days ago WhatsApp announced voice calling support for Windows Phone, and now the company makes the BB version official too. Voice calling has been available in previous beta versions, but it i....more
Office downloaded 100 million times on iOS and Android
Microsoft has been morphing itself from a software company, to a device and services company. Since new CEO Satya Nadella came on board, the company has been focused on making its apps available everywhere. Office is the number business for Microsoft, and they want it to be used on all devices. Af....more
Cut the Rope 2 for Windows Phone available now
If you were a fan of Cut the Rope you will almost certainly want to download Cut the Rope 2. The latest version still features Om Nom on his candy collecting adventures, but includes new characters as well. Cut the Rope 2 is now available for download in the Windows Phone Store.
Cut the ....more
5.7 inch 1080P Windows 10 Phone coming?
New data released by AdDuplex suggests a 5.7 inch phone running Windows 10 is on the way. AdDuplex is a Windows Phone ad network. The company apparently spotted a device with model number RM-1085 running on its network. The display is 5.7 inches with 1080P. No other information is known, like whether this....more
Popular WP developer launches new 6discover app
Popular Windows Phone developer Rudy Huyn has launched his sixth app. Built to use SnapChat's Discover service, 6discover allows you to read stories from CNN, National Geographic, Yahoo, Comedy Central, and more. Check out 6discover's description from the Windows Phone Store: "6dis....more
iPhone vs Android argument leads to stabbing
Two Tulsa, Oklahoma roommates stabbed each other during an argument over smartphone platforms. The two roommates were apparently drunk when they got into a fanboy discussion about which platform was better, iPhone or Android. A woman came home around 1 am and found a man stumbling around the apartme....more
News Republic shuts down their Windows Phone app
Although Windows Phone has seen some growth recently, and Windows 10 for Phones holds a lot of promise, another high profile app has bailed on WP. News Republic has dropped their Windows Phone apps because it is simply not sustainable. The company dropped their News Republic and Appy Geek reader apps. ....more
New LG Windows Phone leaked
LG has been rumored to be working on a Windows Phone and it looks like a leak has confirmed the company's plans. Neowin got its hands on a leaked photo of the device, but sadly they don't have any specs. The new LG Windows Phone looks to opt for virtual buttons. The device in the picture above is running W....more
Amazon updates Windows Phone app
Amazon has updated their Windows Phone app. The update does not introduce any new features but instead fixes bugs and promises performance improvements. The update brings the app up to version2.6.82.1. It is nice to see Amazon continue to cover all platforms.
The Amazon App allows Windo....more
BlackBerry Passport wins coveted design award
When BlackBerry introduced the BlackBerry Passport the company was widely mocked for the odd design. Some people called the Passport "weird," while others predicted it would fail. It looks like BlackBerry is getting the last laugh, as the BlackBerry Passport has been recognized for its innovative design. T....more
Windows 10 for Phones technical preview 10051 now available
If you want the latest and greatest on your phone and you don't mind using beta software you can try Microsoft's latest Windows 10 for Phones technical preview. It has been a couple of months since Microsoft made a technical preview for phones available and WP world has been waiting anxiously for a new updat....more
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