Paper CEO talks iOS7, styluses and dedicated versions of the app

Paper, the popular iPad drawing app, is to stay an iPad exclusive for the foreseeable future according to Georg Petschnigg, CEO of the company behind the app. Talking to Pocket-lint candidly at the preview of the Fashion Rules exhibition at Kensington Palace, Petschnigg said the focus was very much on iPad and nothing else at the moment. Asked why –…

Slant Six Games talks Galactic Reign’s cinematic space battles

Galactic Reign was quite the revelation when it appeared on Windows 8 and then Windows Phone 7 and 8 last month. Here was an exclusive strategy game for Windows platforms with cross-platform asynchronous multiplayer, and Microsoft basically forgot to tell anybody about it before release. But it’s definitely worth playing if you enjoy competitive strategy games. Check out our review…

Interview: Microsoft and Fortumo team up to offer mobile payments to developers

While everyone here has played a game or used an app that offers some kind of in-app-purchase (IAP), most of us probably don’t give the mobile payment systems that work behind the scenes much thought. And yet developers certainly have to consider mobile payment systems if they’re going to accept payments from users. At GDC last week, we had the…

Nokia CEO: Tablets are important, wants beautifully integrated experience across everything

Stephen Elop, Nokia CEO, has told Pocket-lint in an interview at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona that the company isn’t done yet when it comes to bringing new products to market in the coming year. “What we’ve said all along, is that Nokia and some of its key attitudes and behaviours are changing. Urgency and moving faster is very important. Relative…

GDC 2013 Interview: Qualcomm spills its guts about Windows Phones’ guts

Our recent trip to the Game Developers Conference focused mostly on games, as you might expect. But the hardware behind the software is fairly important too. For Windows Phone, Nokia is certainly the device manufacturer doing the most to grow the platform. But regardless of the handset maker, one hardware manufacturer provides the chipsets for all Windows Phone devices: Qualcomm….

Skulls of the Shogun Interview: Windows Phone outsells XBLA and Windows 8

Skulls of the Shogun has been an incredibly important game for Windows Phone and the Microsoft ecosystem as a whole. It’s the first Xbox Live game to cross platforms between the Xbox 360, Windows Phone, and Windows 8. It was also the Xbox Windows Phone game that ended the game drought we faced earlier this year. After so many weeks…

Microsoft working on Windows Phone 8.5 behind closed doors

Greg Sullivan, senior product manager of Windows Phone, has told Pocket-lint that Microsoft is very much working on upgrades to the Windows Phone operating system, but is changing tactics in how it goes about letting us know about it. In a candid chat with Pocket-lint over a coffee in a café at Mobile World Congress, Sullivan discussed a number of things…