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Windows Phone 8.1 users to lose some Cortana features in January - OnMSFT
24 Dec 2018
Cortana is about to lose some features on Windows Phone 8.1, the OS where it made its big debut back in 2014. As reported by All About Windows Phone, ...
Zune comes to the rescue of broken Windows Phone 8.1 store - MSPoweruser
12 Apr 2019
Microsoft broke another promise to Windows Phone users by breaking support for Windows Phone 8.1 in the Microsoft Store 7 months early. Since November ...
Microsoft Lays Out Timeline for Phasing Out Windows Phone 8.1 - Small Business Trends
22 Aug 2018
Microsoft Lays Out Timeline for Phasing Out Windows Phone 8.1 Small Business Trends
This one goes out to all the holdouts still using Windows Phone 8.1 and Windows 8 app store offerings - support and updates are ending.
Facebook will pull its apps from Windows Phone on April 30th - Engadget
03 Apr 2019
Facebook is bidding farewell to its family of apps for Windows Phone, including Messenger, Instagram, and the original Facebook app. A Microsoft ...
Microsoft to end Windows 10 Mobile updates and support in December - The Verge
18 Jan 2019
Microsoft is ending support of Windows 10 Mobile devices on December 10th. The end of life means devices will no longer receive key security updates, and ...
The only thing Windows Phone 8.x users are getting in the Store is error 805a0193 - Neowin
10 Dec 2018
Since this weekend, people who are still rocking Windows Phone 8.x devices have been denied the right to download and update their apps in the Windows ...
Microsoft breaks the Windows Phone 8.1 Store a year early - MSPoweruser
01 Oct 2018
Three months ago Microsoft announced the formal date when the Windows Phone 8.1 store will finally stop functioning. At the time Microsoft said: July 1st, 2019 ...
What it's like to keep clinging onto Windows Mobile's sunken ship - Windows Central
26 Nov 2018
I've been using Windows phones for 12 years, and the Lumia 950 XL is still my daily driver. Here's why.
A Windows phone diehard FINALLY embraced Android — here's how it's going so far - Windows Central
14 Jan 2019
After 12 years of using Windows phones, Windows Central Columnist and Window phone enthusiast Jason Ward has switched to Android. Don't believe it?
[Updated: It's fixed] The Windows Store is currently having issues on Windows 8.1, Windows RT and Windows Phone 8.1 - OnMSFT
11 Dec 2018
The Windows Store is apparently having some issues on Windows 8.1, Windows RT and Windows Phone 8.1, with users being unable to download apps or ...
Change is constant – some features of Cortana retiring on Windows Phone - MSPoweruser
23 Dec 2018
Windows Phone 8.1 is no longer supported, and that means even Microsoft is dropping services for the platform, including updates and even Store support.
Windows Phone dies today - The Verge
11 Jul 2017
Windows Phone dies today The Verge
Microsoft is killing off Windows Phone 8.1 support today, more than three years after the company first introduced the update. The end of support marks an end to ...
How to continue using Facebook on Windows Phone 8.1 in 2018 - MSPoweruser
15 Jun 2018
We reported yesterday that Facebook had killed off its Windows Phone 8.1 apps, but as per AllAboutWindowsPhone reports, the situation is much worse than ...
Best Windows phones 2019 - Tech Advisor
12 Apr 2019
Best Windows phones 2019 Tech Advisor
Windows phones are all but extinct and support is ending soon. There are some still knocking about but that doesn't mean you should buy one.
Instagram for Windows 10 Mobile to be discontinued on April 30 - Neowin
02 Apr 2019
Facebook has started showing a notification in its Instagram app on Windows 10 Mobile, saying that the app is going to be discontinued at the end of the month.
WhatsApp is ending support for Windows Phone, and old Android / iOS devices - TechRadar
10 May 2019
As time rolls forward we have to forget the past – that's what WhatsApp is doing, at least, as it's discontinuing support for a large number of outdated smartphone ...
Yes, Windows 8 is Still Unsupported - Thurrott.com
19 Apr 2019
Yes, Windows 8 is Still Unsupported Thurrott.com
This would be much bigger news if Windows 8 was even supported anymore, but it's not. But it is still perhaps worth noting that Microsoft this week quietly ...
Facebook’s apps for Windows Phone 8.1 users stop working - MSPoweruser
14 Jun 2018
We reported earlier this month that Twitter was no longer functioning on Windows Phone 8.1 devices, and it seems the same issue has spread to Facebook.
WhatsApp will soon stop working on a lot of people's phones - Metro.co.uk
08 May 2019
Old phones will be feeling even older today after being told they're no longer good enough for WhatsApp.
Should you buy a Windows phone in 2019? - Windows Central
11 Apr 2019
Should you buy a Windows phone in 2019? Windows Central
Best answer: No, Microsoft isn't building new features for Windows phone, so there's no reason to buy one in 2019. There are no new phones, and in the next ...
Microsoft advances the death of Windows 8 by 4 years - MSPoweruser
18 Apr 2019
On August 20, 2018, Microsoft made a blog post designed to help developers “effectively plan your development cycles.” The blog post was aimed at telling ...
Twitter's Windows Phone and UWP apps will stop working on June 1 - Neowin
01 May 2018
For over a month now, Twitter has had a PWA available in the Microsoft Store. Progressive Web Apps are a new feature in the Windows 10 April 2018 Update, ...
MSN apps will be retired on Windows 8.1 next month - OnMSFT
03 May 2019
Microsoft has started warning users of its MSN apps for Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 that the apps will be deprecated next month. The German blog DrWindows ...
I miss Windows Phone - The Verge
07 Apr 2018
I miss Windows Phone The Verge
I first gave up on Windows Phone back in December 2014. Microsoft's mobile platform was being left behind, and I was tired of not getting access to the apps ...
WhatsApp UPDATE: how to update WhatsApp after cyber attack - The Sun
16 May 2019
WhatsApp users around the world have been asked to update their devices after a security flaw was discovered.
Windows Phone 8.1 users unable to use the Store due to error 80070020, but changing the date works around it - OnMSFT
04 Mar 2018
Numerous reports are cropping up of Windows Phone 8.1 users, Microsoft's now end-of-life mobile operating system, have been unable to make use of the ...
Windows Phone 8.1 is dead - The Next Web
12 Jul 2017
Windows Phone 8.1 is dead The Next Web
Microsoft is officially ending support for its aged mobile OS, Windows Phone 8.1, which means that users will no longer receive updates. It also marks the end of ...
Best Windows Phone alternatives for people who miss their Microsoft phones - CNET
10 Jul 2018
We find the best replacements for your favorite features.
Miss Windows Phone? How to get the most out of Microsoft Launcher on Android - OnMSFT
11 Jan 2019
Ever since Microsoft discontinued its efforts on its Windows 10 Mobile platform, many former users have moved to other platforms, namely iPhone and Android.
Is it still worth buying a Windows phone? - The Guardian
18 May 2017
Is it still worth buying a Windows phone? The Guardian
Mike is a happy Windows smartphone user and wants to upgrade to the latest operating system. Is this wise, or is the phone going the way of the BlackBerry?
So long, Windows Phone – it was nice knowing you - Naked Security
13 Jul 2017
So long, Windows Phone – it was nice knowing you Naked Security
Ah, Windows Phone. I've never personally owned a Windows Phone device, but it was nice knowing you. As of July 11, Microsoft has ceased supporting ...
Facebook, Messenger and Instagram ending support for these smartphones starting April 30 - Times of India
05 Apr 2019
Mark Zuckerberg-led Facebook will end the support of three of its applications -- Instagram, Facebook and Messenger -- for Windows Phone starting April 30.
Windows 10 for phones vs Windows Phone 8.1: what's new? - TechRadar
17 Mar 2015
Windows Phone is not long for this world. But don't worry, Microsoft hasn't killed Windows Phone like it all-but killed the Nokia phone brand last year.
Windows 10 news recap: Microsoft Edge continues to deliver longer battery life than Chrome, Windows Phone 8.1 users set to lose some Cortana features in 2019, and more - OnMSFT
30 Dec 2018
Welcome back to our Windows 10 news recap, where we go over the top stories of the past week in the world of Microsoft's flagship operating system.
Microsoft finally admits Windows Phone is dead - The Verge
09 Oct 2017
In a series of tweets, Microsoft's Joe Belfiore has revealed that the software giant is no longer developing new features or hardware for Windows 10 Mobile.
Users of these phones must say goodbye to WhatsApp - The Jakarta Post - Jakarta Post
06 Jan 2019
Starting 2019, phones of several Nokia series that use Series 40 ( S40 ) as their operating system will no longer be able to run the instant messaging app ...
Twitter’s mobile and web apps stop functioning completely for Windows Phone 8.1 users - MSPoweruser
09 Jun 2018
Having trouble using the Twitter app for Windows Phone 8.1? It's not you, it's them. Earlier this year, Twitter announced that it would be stopping support for its ...
PSA: Windows 10 Mobile Anniversary Update users can no longer install the modern MSN apps - OnMSFT
22 Jan 2019
If you're still running an older Lumia, or are considering buying one, you might want to take note of a potentially troublesome issue we've spotted recently.
Windows Phone 8 - TechRadar UK
20 Nov 2014
Windows Phone 8 TechRadar UK
A more detailed look at the new Start Screen menu and running you through the headline features of Microsoft's new OS.
How to update WhatsApp to its latest version on iPhone and Android after a hack prompts security fears - iNews
20 May 2019
WhatsApp is encouraging people to upgrade to the latest version of the app, after the messaging *service* was targeted by an “advanced cyber actor”.
Windows 10 version 1703 and Windows 10 Mobile version 1607 support ends today - Neowin
09 Oct 2018
Today is the day that all support ends for the Windows 10 Creators Update, also known as version 1703, along with the Windows 10 Mobile Anniversary Update, ...
WhatsApp no longer supports BlackBerry and Windows Phone - CNET
02 Jan 2018
You'll need to upgrade if you want to keep using the messaging platform.
Windows 10 Mobile: Now you can update your phone from your PC - ZDNet
23 Oct 2017
Windows Phone is dead, but Microsoft has released a new updater tool to keep your devices patched.
PSA: Support for WhatsApp on Windows Phone 8 is ending on December 31 - Neowin
27 Dec 2017
WhatsApp previously announced that it will not support BlackBerry OS and Windows Phone 8 and older from December 31. Users will be able to use the app, ...
Microsoft: all Lumia Windows Phone 8 devices will be upgraded to Windows 10 - The Verge
13 Nov 2014
Microsoft doesn't plan on making the same mistake twice: the company has made a public pledge that all of Nokia's Lumia Windows Phone 8 devices will be ...
Windows 10 Mobile Windows phones get an operating system update before the end - OnMSFT
15 May 2019
Windows phone handsets running Windows 10 Mobile received an operating system update today. Referred to as the May 14, 2019—KB4500154 Update, this ...
Believe it or not, Windows Phone is BACK from the dead - Express
27 Feb 2018
WINDOWS PHONE is back from the dead, at least according to the latest listings on the Microsoft Store.
Microsoft brings video editing to Windows Phone 8.1 with Video Tuner - The Verge
09 Jul 2014
Windows Phone has always been missing good video-editing tools, and Microsoft thinks it now has the answer. Available today, Video Tuner is the latest in a ...
Microsoft Advising Developers to Port Windows 8/8.1 Apps to Windows 10 - eWeek
27 Aug 2018
Microsoft is advising application developers that it will no longer accept new applications for Windows Phone 8 or 8.1 after Oct. 31 and suggesting that the best ...
WhatsApp to stop working on phones running Windows Phone 8 and BlackBerry 10 on New Year's Day - The Independent
26 Dec 2017
WhatsApp will stop working on a selection of smartphones and mobile platforms in the new year. From 1 January 2018, the messenger *service* won't be ...
Is Windows Phone 8.1 still a viable mobile OS? - Windows Central
19 Jul 2017
Is Windows Phone 8.1 still a viable mobile OS? Windows Central
It had a good run, and even today there are folks who strongly prefer Windows Phone 8.1 to Windows 10 Mobile. However, you cannot deny that it will no longer ...
Why Samsung's Galaxy Note 9 is my favorite phone since the days of Lumia - Windows Central
02 Nov 2018
The ink-tastic Galaxy Note 9 is the most exciting phone I've used since the glory days of Lumia. But who will be first to bring folding, ink-supporting tablets to ...
Over 70% of Windows phones still in use are running WP 8.1, says latest AdDuplex report - OnMSFT
26 Oct 2017
AdDuplex released its latest report for October 2017 for Windows Devices. The AdDuplex interactive page shows a variety of OS information on different ...
Microsoft to end support for Windows 10 Mobile, What Next? - Microsoft Care GH
01 Feb 2019
Microsoft to end support for Windows 10 Mobile, What Next? Microsoft Care GH
With the OS product lifecycle in view, Microsoft is advising current owners and users of its Windows 10 Mobile to move on as it ends support.
How and when to upgrade to Windows Phone 8.1 - CNET
14 Apr 2014
Microsoft has released a new version of its Windows Phone operating system. Here's how you can get it on your device right now.
Here's what I learned going from Windows Phone 8.1 to Windows 10 Mobile, to Android - and back again - ZDNet
16 Aug 2016
Windows 10 Mobile is getting much better, but so many of the features I rely on are still only on Windows Phone 8.1.
FYI: Here's how to be sure you're on the most recent Windows phone update - Neowin
24 Mar 2018
Whether you are rocking a Windows Phone 8.1 or Windows 10 Mobile device, Microsoft is actually still pushing cumulative updates to them once in a while, ...
Users who roll back to Windows Phone 8.1 unable to log into their Microsoft Accounts - MSPoweruser
05 Feb 2017
Windows Phone users who roll back their Windows 10 Mobile handsets to Windows Phone 8.1 are reporting that they are unable to log in to their Microsoft ...
30 Days with Windows Phone 8.1 - TIME
24 Jun 2014
When Microsoft announced Windows Phone 8.1 a couple months ago, it seemed to have finally caught up to iOS and Android in many meaningful ways. I've had ...
Windows 10 users can now try Microsoft’s Your Phone app to mirror phone content to a PC - The Verge
14 Aug 2018
Microsoft's new Your Phone app is now available for all Windows 10 users so you can mirror *content* from an Android phone to a PC.
Facebook ends support for Messenger and Facebook on older Windows Phone and Windows devices - OnMSFT
26 Mar 2017
Facebook has confirmed that it is ending support for several of its apps on older Windows Phone and Windows devices. On its Messenger blog, the company ...
Twitter client is no longer working on Windows Phone 8.1 - Phone Arena
09 Jun 2018
We hate to deliver bad news, but if you're still rocking a Windows Phone 8.1 handset in 2018, you have just lost the ability to use the Twitter mobile app.
Getting errors while updating Windows Phone 8? Here's how to fix them - Windows Report
10 Sep 2018
You can get lots of errors when updating your WIndows 8 mobile phone. Check this awesome guide and see how you can fix different error codes while ...
Microsoft starts rolling out Windows 10 to Windows Phone 8.1 users - ZDNet
17 Mar 2016
Microsoft is starting the rollout of Windows 10 Mobile to some of those with Windows Phone 8.1 devices.
Disaster as the last Google App on Windows Phone stops working - MSPoweruser
17 Sep 2018
Google's apps and services are the cornerstones of the modern world, especially on mobile, and the relative absence of these apps on Windows Phone is ...
Edge, Azure and Windows Phone receives a Telegram. Yup, it's the week at Microsoft - The Register
06 Aug 2018
There was more to Microsoft last week than the launch of a little brother for the Surface Pro. Here are some of the stories you may have missed amid the ...
Windows Phone 8 Users Won't Get Windows 10 Until Early 2016 - Thurrott.com
17 Dec 2015
Microsoft has said that Windows Phone 8 users will not receive Windows 10 Mobile on their device this year and that they must wait until early 2016.
Eight tips to get you started with Windows Phone 8.1 - CNET
21 May 2014
Microsoft released an update to its Windows Phone operating system last month. The Windows Phone 8.1 update is currently available for developers and will ...
Best Windows Phone apps for 2018 - IT PRO
08 Aug 2018
We list the important Windows Phone apps to help you choose what to download.
You can now control your PC from a Windows Phone - The Verge
23 Apr 2014
Microsoft originally allowed Android and iOS users to control desktop PCs from their smartphones last year, but Windows Phone support was missing. Starting ...
Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1 - Windows Phone Central
04 Aug 2014
Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1 Windows Phone Central
Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1 (or just Windows Phone 8.1 Update) is one of two planned OS updates to the Microsoft Windows Phone 8.1 operating system.
Microsoft kills the official upgrade path from Windows Phone 8.1 to Windows 10 Mobile - Neowin
15 Apr 2017
Alongside news that almost all older devices won't get the Creators Update, Microsoft has also shut down the Upgrade Advisor app, which was the official ...
Nokia Lumia 630 Review: The First Windows Phone 8.1 Handset Is A Budget Marvel - Forbes
22 May 2014
This top of the range Windows Phone handset is by far the best yet.
Windows Phone: 21 tips and tricks - The Guardian
05 Dec 2014
Windows Phone: 21 tips and tricks The Guardian
Projecting your phone to your PC or TV screen is surprisingly simple. Select Settings > System > Project My Screen. Your phone will automatically start ...
Windows Phone 8.1 rains down on Lumia 820, 920 for AT&T - TechRadar UK
05 Sep 2014
Update: Windows 9 is now known as Windows 10. Want to know more about when you can get your hands on it? Check out our in-depth Windows 10 release ...
Skype will stop working on Windows Phone 8.1 (and older devices) in early 2017 - MSPoweruser.com
12 Aug 2016
A few weeks ago, we reported that Microsoft is dropping support for the Skype app on Windows Phone 8.1. The company is dropping support for its older apps ...
How to take a screenshot in Windows Phone 8.1 - CNET
13 May 2014
Learning how to take a screenshot is one of the first things you should do with a new device.
Windows Phone 8.1 official support ends soon - OnMSFT
13 Jun 2017
According to Microsoft's Support website, mainstream support for Windows Phone 8.1 will end on July 11, three years after the release of the mobile OS.
Customize Windows Phone 8.1 notification quick actions - CNET
27 May 2014
The new notification shade in Windows Phone 8.1 quick actions for common settings. Here's how to customize what actions are displayed.
Telegram app updates on Windows phone with loads of changes - OnMSFT
03 Jul 2018
The official Telegram Messenger app has updated on Windows phones running Windows Phone 8, Windows Phone 8.1, and Windows 10 Mobile. This app ...
Windows Phone 8.1 includes universal apps and lots of feature updates - The Verge
11 Feb 2014
Microsoft has started sharing its Windows Phone 8.1 Software Development Kit (SDK) with developers, and the inevitable leaks have begun. Over on Reddit ...
Tip: Downgrade from Windows 10 Mobile on a Windows Phone 8.1 Handset - Thurrott.com
08 Apr 2016
While Windows phone fans have been waiting impatiently for the Windows 10 Mobile upgrade on their existing Windows Phone 8.1 handsets, the truth is, this ...
Microsoft Wallet Windows Phone app to be discontinued on February 28 - OnMSFT
21 Jan 2019
Microsoft Wallet, a Windows Phone app that lets you use your handset for mobile payments and loyalty cards management will be officially retired on February ...
20 common problems with Windows Phone 8, and how to fix them - Digital Trends
25 Apr 2017
20 common problems with Windows Phone 8, and how to fix them Digital Trends
Microsoft's mobile platform has lots going for it, but there are always issues. In this roundup we tackle some commonly reported Windows Phone 8 problems and ...
Facebook app for Windows Phone 8.1 devices updated in the Store - MSPoweruser.com
15 Jun 2016
Facebook app for Windows Phone 8.1 devices updated in the Store MSPoweruser.com
7 weeks after the last update Microsoft today updated the Facebook app for Windows Phone 8.1 devices to version 18.104.22.168. As usual there is no change log in ...
Microsoft and mobile: Can it stop shooting itself in the foot? - Android Authority
27 Jun 2018
Microsoft and mobile: Can it stop shooting itself in the foot? Android Authority
Microsoft has wasted opportunity after opportunity in the mobile space and it only has itself to blame, Hadlee Simons writes.
Microsoft Translator now no longer available for Windows 8.1 - MSPoweruser
06 Jul 2018
Last year we wrote that Microsoft has deprecated the Microsoft Translator app on older versions of Windows (Windows 8, Windows Phone 7.1 and Windows ...
8 best Windows Phones - which should you buy? - TechRadar UK
06 Aug 2015
8 best Windows Phones - which should you buy? TechRadar UK
When Windows Phone 8 launched in 2012 it was looking to shake up the mobile market and differentiate itself from the dominant Android and iOS.
Microsoft makes Windows Phone 8.1 file manager available - ZDNet
30 May 2014
The free Microsoft-developed file manager app for Windows Phone 8.1 is available for download.
WhatsApp to stop working on these smartphones after Dec 31, see if your phone is on the list or not - India Today
31 Dec 2018
To all the WhatsApp users, a gentle reminder for you. The Facebook-owned messaging *service* will stop working on certain smartphones after Dec 31.
The best apps every Windows Phone user should have - Digital Trends
02 Jan 2017
The best apps every Windows Phone user should have Digital Trends
Android and iOS may be the most prominent smartphone platforms, but they're not the only two around. Here are some of our favorite apps for Windows Phone.
Windows Phone 8: Everything you need to know (FAQ) - CNET
06 Nov 2012
The first smartphones bearing Microsoft's Windows Phone 8 operating system are hitting store shelves this holiday season. CNET has even reviewed the Nokia ...
Windows Phone 8.1 tops downloads from Microsoft's app store - ZDNet
30 Sep 2014
Windows Phone 8.1 is the most widely-used version of its mobile OS, according to Microsoft, as new Windows Phone OEMs emerge in meaningful numbers.
How to block calls on Windows phones - Windows Central
28 Aug 2017
How to block calls on Windows phones Windows Central
Here's how you can easily and quickly block numbers in Windows 10 Mobile and Windows Phone 8.
RIP, Windows Phone. Your demise could lead Microsoft to redemption. - Computerworld
30 Oct 2017
Microsoft in early October finally did what it should have done years ago: It killed Windows Phone. The smartphone operating system's fate was sealed when Joe ...
It's time for Microsoft to push Windows 10 Mobile to 8.1 devices - Windows Central
24 Mar 2017
It's time for Microsoft to push Windows 10 Mobile to 8.1 devices Windows Central
Windows 10 Mobile is still an opt-in upgrade for eligible Windows Phone 8.1 devices. But it's time for Microsoft to change that.
Windows Phone 8.1 hands-on: The good, the bad, and the ugly - InfoWorld
06 May 2014
Windows Phone has had a troubled history since its disappointing debut in 2010. Each version has suffered major functional gaps, making it clearly inferior to ...
Facebook for Windows Phone 8.1 gets updated - Windows Central
21 Apr 2016
Facebook for Windows Phone 8.1 gets updated Windows Central
The official Facebook app for Windows Phone 8.1 has a new update. There's no indication of any new features, so it's likely that it contains just bug fixes.
Samsung’s first Windows Phone 8.1 handset pictured in leaked image - The Verge
04 Feb 2014
Verizon is preparing to launch its 5-inch Nokia Lumia Icon Windows Phone handset shortly, but it looks like the carrier will also unveil a Samsung Windows ...