Microsoft has announced their new initiatives to clean up the Windows Store and as part of that process, they have removed 1500 apps that they considered to be misleading.
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If you have taken a look inside the Windows Store on any Windows 8 device, you will likely find a bunch of apps that do nothing but take your money and then give you a download link.
Microsoft has announced that all developers can now respond to Windows Phone app reviews directly, although there are still some limitations on exactly which reviews can be replied to.
In just over six months the Windows Phone Store has seen an additional 100,000 apps get approved, bringing the total to just over 300,000. There's also interest from developers, a 50% growth there too
Sky has announced the launch of its NOW TV on-demand streaming service on the Xbox One, bringing some of its top movies, sports and entertainment to the console for the first time.
Samsung has ditched plans to launch its first Tizen phone this quarter, hinting at a lack of apps on the platform - just weeks after it cancelled the phone's appearance at a Tizen developer event.
Uber, which connects passengers with background-checked private drivers, has launched its official app for Windows Phone - the latest big addition to the platform as the 'app-gap' continues to close.
Rudy Huyn, one of the best third-party Windows Phone developers, is calling out companies for not promoting their apps for Microsoft's smartphone platform with a new Twitter campaign.
Leaked images appear to show that it will soon be possible to create folders of Live Tiles on the Start screen of Windows Phone 8.1 by simply dragging a tile on top of another like in Android and iOS.
Barnes & Noble plans to spin off its Nook business into a separate company by early next year, but it may be complicated by Microsoft's investment in the company from 2012.
Microsoft will soon integrate Twitter into the Xbox One's TV programming guide, allowing users to interact with tweets during TV broadcasts. Additionally, 35 new Xbox One apps have been announced.
HealthKit, a healthcare software developer, has criticised Apple for using the same name to brand its new iOS 8 health tools, saying: "Are they so big that they are above doing a Google search?"
Apple has apparently had a change of heart when it comes to virtual currencies and will change its stance on apps that focus on this new type of monetary products and services.
Apple CEO Tim Cook today shared some figures on its device sales and the state of the App Store, reporting sales of over 800m iOS devices, with 1.2m apps available and 75 billion app downloads.
Microsoft's Joe Belfiore has revealed that WhatsApp has returned to the Windows Phone Store today, a full two weeks after it was pulled from the Store without warning, leaving many users rather angry.
A technology reporter for the New York Times has said a source has told him that the awaited side-by-side app multitasking in Apple's next mobile operating system, iOS 8, is not yet ready for use.
The new ad for the Lumia 630 is designed to showcase popular apps on Windows Phone. It aims to improve the public's view that Microsoft's platform is lagging behind the competition in terms of apps.
CEO John Chen says BlackBerry can't compete effectively against its rivals for developers - and even admits that he may not be the best person for the job - but insists that BlackBerry isn't dead yet.
Security firm "Inside Security" have found what they believer are a number of security issues within Microsoft's Outlook.com android application which could leave users data exposed and unencrypted.
A loophole in Android's security can be easily exploited by malicious apps to use a device's camera to capture images and location data and upload them to a remote server without the user's knowledge.
With over 250,000 apps now in its Store, Windows Phone has certainly come a long way. But there are still gaps in the ecosystem - so tell us, which apps are you still waiting for on Windows Phone?
Amazon is currently paying users $10 to download five completely free apps from its store, with each downloaded product netting the customer 200 store credits with which to purchase other apps.
Office apps for the iPad lack many features included in the full desktop applications, including the ability to print - but Microsoft hints that this function could be introduced if users demand it.
As the functionality of Windows 8 evolves, an experience that sets itself far apart from iOS and Android takes shape, and for those switching to a Windows tablet there's plenty to get you started.
Acer says that it cannot justifying 'taking the risk' of launching Windows Phones while consumer demand for the OS remains so low, and while the app situation on the platform "needs fixing".
Leaked Microsoft slides hint at a unified app development platform with the ability to easily "create a single app that targets Windows Phone and Windows", and a move to AppX packages in WP8.1.
Microsoft has added a fifth member to its family of Bing apps for Windows Phone, with the launch of Bing Travel Beta, featuring travel guides, flight search, arrival/departure boards, and more.
A new analysis based on the 2013 holiday season sales from various devices has revealed that iOS is still the most lucrative platform as users make more purchases online from Apple devices.
AT&T's new Sponsored Data means apps and videos could willingly pay for the data used while using or watching them in order to entice you to use their products. However, this could have consequences.
Despite getting twelve days of free content from Apple's iTunes Store and App Store, problems have arisen with the holiday deals causing both Apple and developers to face a bit of heat.
Snapchat is doing a highly mediocre job at building up security within the app. It's been months since a hole was found that would allow hackers to obtain phone numbers and Snapchat has yet to fix it.
BlueStacks App Player is a free application that allows users to quickly run their favorite Android apps on any Windows PC. The apps can be run full screen providing a unique and new experience
Apple has published its Best of 2013 list of apps, music, movies, TV shows, books, and podcasts in the iTunes Store as picked by the editors, plus lists for the 2013 best-selling in each category.
Google has announced an update to the Search app which now allows Android users to search across various installed apps as well as get app suggestions, enabling them to get more relevant information.
The Windows Store enjoyed a significant boost in paid game downloads during the month of November, up 34 percent from October. If the trend continues, it could be incentive for potential developers.
Sony has announced that Europe and other regions that will have the PlayStation 4 console launch on Friday will be able to download and use a number of streaming entertainment apps.
Following the Instagram launch last week, Microsoft's Joe Belfiore claimed that the end of this year would mark "the ending of the app-gap for Windows Phone". We think he's wrong - and here's why.
There's really not a one-size-fits-all answer to the question of “why are users uninstalling my app?” But there do seem to be a few common factors that can contribute to this happening.
Microsoft has revealed the first wave of entertainment and TV apps scheduled to launch alongside the Xbox One or by spring 2014. The U.S. leads all markets with 19 apps for the launch window.
Twitter has updated its apps for iOS and Android as well as on the web with image and Vine previews that automatically appear in your timeline, plus some other design changes.
Neowin is proud to announce the launch of our official apps for Windows Phone and Windows 8.1, available to download right now, offering an even better way for you to enjoy your favorite content.
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Windows Phone is now the third mobile ecosystem but, at 3.3% global market share, it lags far behind its rivals - and Nokia's Chris Weber believes there's no 'silver bullet' for its long-term success.
One month from today, Microsoft will launch the Xbox One in 13 markets, but there are still some questions that have yet to be answered about the next generation game console.
Terry Myerson, the head of Microsoft's operating systems division, has allegedly revealed there will soon be a common app store for Microsoft's Windows and Windows Phone operating systems.
Nokia and Adidas have announced miCoach for Windows Phone 8, a fitness app that tracks your progress as you work out, including celebrity voice coaches, Nokia Music integration and Live Tile support.
An app cleverly, but appropriately named iMessage Chat has shown up in Google Play that attempts to copy Apple's iOS 6 iMessage design and utilize its service without permission.
Terry Myerson, the man now in charge of Microsoft's operating systems division, said the company is working toward a unified app platform across all its ecosystems, such as Windows and Windows Phone.
The wait shouldn't be much longer. Screenshots have leaked out and it looks like Android tablet users will finally be getting their hands on an official and optimized Twitter app.
So you are browsing through the Play Store and you find a cheaper, identical version of the app that you want to buy. There is no harm in downloading this right? Wrong. A Trojan steals your bank info.