APP OF THE DAY: Spotify Windows Phone 8 review

It has been a long wait, but Spotify has finally arrived for Windows Phone 8. This means Nokia Lumia 920 owners can now take advantage of their Spotify subscriptions and listen to music on their mobiles.  It doesn’t vary much from the Windows Phone 7 version, but the crucial thing is, that it is here. So what do you get…

Microsoft to support 1080p Windows Phone handsets later this year

Microsoft is planning to support 1080p handsets within its Windows Phone platform later this year, according to The Verge, though no specific devices have been detailed.  Right now, Windows Phone 8 supports WVGA, WXGA, and 720p resolutions, but will quickly be trumped by 1080p handsets that will be hitting Android devices this year. That will change, The Verge says, as an…

Skype for Windows Phone gets update, People Hub and HD video now included

Skype initially launched with People Hub integration, then Microsoft switched it off and now, finally, it has returned. An update for Windows Phone 8 which should arrive this week will bring back the integration as well as add HD video chat. Provided you have the “Portico” update installed on your handset, then the upgrade should appear. People Hub will now…

Temple Run finally makes its way to Windows Phone

Windows Phone 7.5 and 8 users will finally get a chance to see what all the fuss is about over Temple Run, the hugely addictive iOS and Android game that we’ve been championing on Pocket-lint for more than a year. Unfortunately, it’s only the first Temple Run that Imangi Studios is to bring to the platform at present. Presumably, if…

Songza working on Windows app, Windows Phone to follow

Songza (www.songza.com) has revealed that the company is working on a Windows app, but more importantly a Windows Phone app thereafter. But what is Songza exactly? It’s a free music streaming and recommendation service for the US. Playlists are claimed to be created by music experts and the service recommends various playlists based on time of day and mood or…

MOGA Bluetooth controller SDK coming soon for Windows Phone 8

You may (or may not) have heard of the MOGA Bluetooth-powered gaming controller. The device has been available for Android hardware for a few months, but the team behind it has opened up platform limitations by releasing the SDK for developers to implement support in Windows Phone 8 games. The controller is on show at this year’s GDC. While no…

Twitter for Windows Phone updated, brings proper live tile

Twitter for Windows Phone has been updated to bring it in line with the design language of all other Twitter apps. The UI on Windows Phone now closely matches that of iOS and Android, with a simple and easy to follow tab-based user interface. On the top of the app sit four icons which correspond to the relevant Twitter action: search,…

Windows Phone continues to make market gains in the U.S.

Kantar World Panel has released it’s U.S. market analysis for the three month period ending February 2013. While Android slipped into the number one spot  with 51.2%, ahead of iOS, our Windows Phones has made a nice jump with its market share. Compared to the same period in 2012, Windows Phone’s market share went from 2.7% to 4.1%. Apple experienced…