Windows Phone 8 will expand App Hub and Marketplace to more than 180 countries


Recently announced at Microsoft's TechEd Europe event, the Windows Phone 8 update will also bring in the next generation of Marketplace and App Hub. This next generation of Marketplace and App Hub for the Windows Phone footprint will bring many new features, including the fact that it will all become available to more than 180 countries. As we announced last week, with Windows … [Read more...]

Windows Phone 7.5 Is Now Required For All Marketplace Interactions


As previously announced by Microsoft, Windows Phone 7.5 is now required on your Windows Phone device if you want to interact with the marketplace in any way. This interaction includes downloading, buying, updating, and even reviewing Windows Phone applications on the marketplace. The Windows Phone 7.5 update is required for interactions both on the web marketplace and a device … [Read more...]

Reminder: Windows Mobile 6.x Marketplace Service Shut-down On May 17th


We remind those of you that are still hanging on to the Windows Mobile OS that the marketplace service will permanently shut down on May 17, 2012. Initially, the service was set for disconnection on May 9th, but that date was since pushed back to May 17th, this Thursday. Users who intend to stay on Windows Mobile OS for whatever reason should make sure all applications are … [Read more...]

How To Bring Back Windows Phone Marketplace On Zune


Before you continue reading, we warn you this how-to involves quite a bit of PC knowledge, and a registry editor. Well, that was fast, after Microsoft recently completely removed the Windows Phone marketplace browser from the Zune program, users have already figured out some registry edits to get it back. Initially, practically on the day of the removal, users had a rougher … [Read more...]

Using Bing Audio Search In Windows Phone 7.5 Mango To Identify Music

Bing Audio Search in Mango

In the new Windows Phone 7.5 Mango update, Bing search now offers new enhanced music search capabilities, similar to those found in the popular application Shazam (Marketplace link). Bing on Windows Phone will listen to a song and attempt to match the track in Marketplace. Here’s how you can use Bing’s Shazam-like search for music.   … [Read more...]