WinZip Microsoft Store Edition now available

Aug 22, 2018 at 22:22 GMT The most trusting company in the world, WinZip Computing, has brought the eponymously named utility Winzip to the Microsoft Store. Like the regular version of the app, the Store version offers a 1-month free trial that lets you “experience the full power of WinZip” which should ideally convince a tiny percentage of people to pony up for the annual $49.99 subscription which gets you all the latest updates for a whole year. The app features: ...
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Instagram app no longer available for Windows Phone in the Microsoft Store

Apr 15, 2018 at 8:52 GMT The Instagram app for Windows 10 had a recent update, and while it did not appear to bring much new, it appears the main effect was to remove Windows 10 Mobile handsets from the list of supported devices. A reader has written saying: Instagram for windows 10 mobile no longer in store When I tried to reinstall Instagram I noticed that it was just available for pc it has been pulled for mobile The store listing confirms this is a recent event, wi...
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Windows 10 Mobile users are unable to open PDF files using Microsoft Edge, but a fix is coming

Mar 13, 2018 at 9:43 GMT The ability to open PDF files is an essential need on any smartphone. Following the February 2018 update, Windows 10 Mobile users in the production ring were unable to open any PDF file using Microsoft Edge, the default PDF reader for Windows 10 users. After lots of complaints from users, Microsoft has finally acknowledged the issue and they announced that they are working on a fix for this issue. Thank you for letting us know. You may encounter iss...
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Microsoft demand apps with “Windows” in their name be removed from the Store

Feb 8, 2018 at 8:00 GMT The lack of meaningful applications in the Microsoft Store is its biggest issue, making it rather surprising that Microsoft is demanding that developers remove their application from the store. That is however exactly what is happening, as Microsoft is demanding companies remove their app from the store if they have the word windows as part of the name. Victims of the policy have included WindowsArea.de and DrWindows, who both have apps in the store...
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Company does Microsoft’s job, attempts to bring Android runtime to Windows

Feb 6, 2018 at 16:44 GMT Mechdome is a company which provides a service which converts Android apps to iOS apps without access to the source code. They aim to help developers no longer think of Android and iOS as separate platforms requiring different development approaches, and now their twitter account has teased the same service for Windows, allowing developers to easily bring their Android apps to Windows 10. MechDome@mech_dome An...
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Microsoft updates Windows 10 SMS Messaging app for some reason

Jan 15, 2018 at 12:35 GMT One of the rather superfluous apps in Windows 10, even more than Candy Crush Saga, is the Windows 10 Messaging app, which is meant to keep track of messages sent to you over LTE from your mobile operator and SMS messages sent via Skype SMS Relay service, but don’t actually let you send messages. The app, which was last updated in July 2017, has now seen an update for Insiders in the Fast Ring to version 3.36.14001.0, which brings along a more att...
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With 2018 get ready to say goodbye to WhatsApp for Windows Phone 8 and Groove Music

Jan 5, 2018 at 19:12 GMT With 2018 getting closer by the hour, we bid our final goodbyes to WhatsApp for Windows Phone 8 and Groove Music. As announced by Microsoft a couple of months ago, today will be the last day for you to access Groove Music Pass. As for WhatsApp, the company announced that it is ending support for older devices which included the good old Windows Phone 8 as well. As a goodbye let’s look back to how Microsoft ended up here. Back in 2006, Microsoft la...
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Microsoft Launcher hits a new milestone of 1 million active users

Nov 21, 2017 at 15:30 GMT Microsoft launched the rebranded Microsoft Launcher last month and it has definitely come a long way since Arrow Launcher. The app has now reached another milestone of 1 Million active users. The good news was shared by Microsoft UX Designer Joshua Bradley and it gets better, the launcher was the #1 trending app in the Google Play Store last week. According to Play Store, the launcher was downloaded 5 million times and it currently has a 4.6 rati...
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Microsoft starts rolling out rebranded Windows Store in Windows 10

Oct 16, 2017 at 17:34 GMT Last month, we reported that Microsoft’s rebranding the Windows Store. It’s now called the Microsoft Store, and it also has a new logo. The new Microsoft Store isn’t just about a new branding, it will also allow you to buy hardware and other products that are available from the online Microsoft Store. Microsoft has been testing the new Microsoft Store with Windows Insiders and Xbox Insiders for the past few weeks, but it’s now getting ready to r...
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Report: Microsoft now owns three of the top five most popular mobile business applications

Sep 27, 2017 at 16:49 GMT Every so often I come across many questions about Microsoft’s mobile strategy on comments section of our articles, Twitter and elsewhere. Yes, Microsoft has stopped selling Windows 10 Mobile devices, but that doesn’t mean they don’t have future in the mobile world. Their current mobile strategy is nothing but to become the No.1 app maker on existing mobile platforms. Their consumer apps are not so popular to replace Facebook, Amazon or Google, b...
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