Windows Marketplace archive

  • Windows 8 Store will sell adult-rated games in UK, after Microsoft reverses decision
    Gaming

    Windows 8 Store will sell adult-rated games in UK, after Microsoft reverses decision

    By 26 October 2012

    Games such as Skyrim, Call of Duty, Assassin’s Creed and Max Payne will be available to buy through the Windows 8 Store after all, following Microsoft’s decision to relax what content could and couldn’t be sold in the UK.  Previously, Windows App...

  • Windows 8 Marketplace says no to adult-rated games
    Gaming

    Windows 8 Marketplace says no to adult-rated games

    By 11 October 2012

    Games with content deemed inappropriate for children will not be available to buy from the Windows 8 Marketplace, it has been revealed. A Microsoft representative has said titles such as The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, Max...

  • Nokia Lumia 610: Five out of top 10 games won't work
    Gaming

    Nokia Lumia 610: Five out of top 10 games won't work

    By 28 May 2012

    Half the games in Windows Marketplace’s top ten games chart can’t be downloaded to the Nokia Lumia 610. After a Spanish Windows Phone blog revealed that, along with Skype, both Angry Birds and football classic PES 2012 could not be installed on to...

  • Microsoft makes Marketplace changes: No more Zune apps and Windows Phone 7.5 Mango update now essential
    Apps

    Microsoft makes Marketplace changes: No more Zune apps and Windows Phone 7.5 Mango update now essential

    By 25 April 2012

    Windows Phone users will soon no longer be able to buy apps for their device from the Zune PC software. It’s the first of two changes Microsoft is implementing, the second being that to buy any new apps, or to update existing ones, your device must...

  • Windows Phone 7 Marketplace: 6,000 strong and growing
    Phones

    Windows Phone 7 Marketplace: 6,000 strong and growing

    By 12 January 2011

    It's still got a long, long way to go before its on par with the app store (it's a generic term don't you know) offerings from Apple and Google, but Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 Marketplace is growing at a fairly rapid rate. Just two weeks back Microsoft...

  • First five...Windows Mobile apps to download
    Phones

    First five...Windows Mobile apps to download

    By 1 January 2010

    If you got a new Windows-based handset for Christmas, then you'll likely be interested in exploring the content Microsoft has ready and waiting for you in the online Marketplace app store. Here's five apps we think are worth the download... Bing Bing...

  • Windows Marketplace for Mobile gets updated
    Phones

    Windows Marketplace for Mobile gets updated

    By 12 November 2009

    "Much anticipated upgrades for Windows Marketplace for Mobile" have now gone live, reports Microsoft in a blog post. Part of the second wave of features promised, there's said to be more advanced anti-piracy protection and an improved developer portal,...

  • VIDEO: Rejected Windows Marketplace apps revealed
    Phones

    VIDEO: Rejected Windows Marketplace apps revealed

    By 22 October 2009

    Microsoft is promoting its Windows Marketplace for Mobile app store with a comedic clip revealing apps that didn't make it through the vetting process. Highlights include a virtual sundial, the familiar-looking game pung, the enabler and moustaches of...

  • Five Windows Mobile 6.5 phones to watch out for
    Phones

    Five Windows Mobile 6.5 phones to watch out for

    By 6 October 2009

    It may not have been quite the upgrade Microsoft had conceived of with the company's initial route map for 2009 but the launch of Windows Phone/Windows Mobile 6.5 today comes with no less ceremony. Naturally, an operating system is all very well and good...

  • Quick guide to Windows Mobile 6.5 - Windows Phone
    Phones

    Quick guide to Windows Mobile 6.5 - Windows Phone

    By 6 October 2009

    Want to know what all the fuss is about? Read our quick guide to find out more about what the changes are, what they mean, and how they affect you. We'll also give you a run down of the good and bad points. What is Windows Phone? It's the rebranded name...

  • Toshiba TG01 Windows phone announced
    Phones

    Toshiba TG01 Windows phone announced

    By 4 September 2009

    Toshiba has announced a new "variant" of its Snapdragon-powered TG01 touchscreen phone, the "TG01 Windows phone". The "new" model differs only in the fact that it will feature the new Windows Mobile 6.5 operating system, although those that already have...

  • Windows Phones to be controlled by voice
    Phones

    Windows Phones to be controlled by voice

    By 30 April 2009

    Microsoft has announced that future Windows Phones will get speech control functionality, thanks to software from Microsoft-owned "Tellme". Said to "simplify" phone control, Tellme is apparently the first such service that will let people press one button...

  • Microsoft announces new Windows Phone applications
    Phones

    Microsoft announces new Windows Phone applications

    By 31 March 2009

    Microsoft has announced new Windows Phone applications, partners for future launches and new designer wallpaper themes for its mobile platform at the CTIA Wireless event in the States. Headlining the news, the company has revealed that EA Mobile and MySpace...

  • Microsoft reveals developer terms for Marketplace apps
    Phones

    Microsoft reveals developer terms for Marketplace apps

    By 11 March 2009

    Microsoft has announced details about how developers can sell applications for Windows phones through Windows Marketplace for Mobile, the new app store due to be available with Windows Mobile 6.5. Developers who sell applications through Windows Marketplace...