If you are a fan of cricket and happen to own a Windows Phone device, then you are in luck today, for a new app has been released that promises to be right up your street.
For Skype fans, and more specifically those who lean towards the Windows Phone side of the mobile world, it seems as if the official Skype app has been hanging over our heads for quite some time now. Skype for Windows Phone was first released as a public beta at the end of February this year.
With Microsoft desperately trying to make Windows Phone into a real competitor for Apple's iOS and Google's Android, the platform finds itself suffering the same issues that Android was lamented for during its infancy - a severe lack of quality apps.
The video sharing website, Vimeo, recently turned seven years old, and although in some peoples eyes it may sit in the shadow of Google’s YouTube, its rise to importance on the world wide web has been dramatic. The website was founded in late 2004 by two partners and was intended to be a place solely for the uploading of user made videos. The name 'Vimeo' is said to reflect this with it being a combination of the words 'video' and 'me'.
Three new significant and popular games have been released for Xbox Live today, namely: Fruit Ninja Kinect (for Xbox 360), Minesweeper and Sudoku (for Windows Phone 7.x).
Earlier today, we reported on a minor update for Facebook's iPhone client. It turns out that Facebook had something much bigger up its sleeve: Facebook 2.0 for Windows Phone 7. The new version sports improved aesthetics and push notifications, ahead of the Mango update, which is expected to come out later this year.
Things are starting to hot up in the mobile operating system wars, with Apple's iOS and Android from Google battling it out for supremacy in the pockets of the world. While the two giants battle it out though, it's always worth remembering they aren't the only two boxers in this particular ring. Microsoft has high hopes for its Windows Phone 7 platform, though a lack of apps has held the OS back thus far. Now Microsoft is looking to rectify that by giving developers an easier way to port their iOS apps to WP7.
The introduction of multitasking and background processes to Windows Phone 7 in the upcoming 'Mango' update have clearly caught the eye of some big players in the mobile app space, with some new apps being announced today by Microsoft.
Steve Ballmer did not announce much about upcoming Windows Phone 7 updates at CES this year, except for demoing cut-copy-paste. However, according to Neowin.net, a key Windows Phone 7 employee has revealed some information to them on where the platform was heading. One of the features that were discussed was that Microsoft was working on a FaceTime competitor for Windows Phone 7.
The official Kindle app for Windows Phone 7 is now available for download in the Zune Marketplace. Kindle for Windows Phone brings over 750,000 books, magazines and newspapers from the Kindle platform over to the new Windows Phone 7 devices.