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New Skype features available for Windows Phones

August 7, 2014 |

Skype’s Windows Phone app has been updated today for Windows Phone 8 and 8.1. The new version could be directly downloaded from Windows Phone store page.

Among the novelties are the options for photo exchange. The user can send photos … Read More

Facebook and Viber pick up major updates

August 5, 2014 |

Two of the most popular apps for Windows Phone pick up important updates. Facebook app v5.3 arrives with a new design, video upload, and other features that were previously available in BETA. Viber updates to version 4.2.1 with Hold & … Read More

BBM is now available for Windows Phones as a public BETA

July 31, 2014 |

BlackBerry has just released its popular BBM app for all Windows Phone users. After a couple of weeks of internal testing the company is now rolling out version 1.0.0.0 which can be downloaded right now from the Store.

BBM for … Read More

BBM launch imminent, the app shows up in the Store

July 8, 2014 |

Earlier reports said that BBM messaging service would be coming to Windows Phone devices in July. Today the popular app has arrived in the Windows Store but don’t get too excited – you won’t be able to install it unless … Read More

Cortana support added to Skype

June 26, 2014 |

Cortana integration and other improvements in new Skype for Windows Phones

Microsoft unleashed a new Skype version with some new features and refinements for Windows Phone 8 & 8.1 devices. Version 2.19 comes with deeper Cortana integration so users can … Read More

BlackBerry messenger in July

June 19, 2014 |

After launching its messaging app for Android and iOS in 2013, BlackBerry announced at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona a few months ago that the popular app is on its way to the Windows Phone Store. Today, BlackBerry’s CEO … Read More

ooVoo video chat app hit the Windows Phone Store

June 11, 2014 |

ooVoo, one of the popular Skype-alternatives, is now available for Windows Phone, offering HD video and group video chats for up to 12 participants. The social video chat platform comes with a nice, modern design and easy to use interface. … Read More

Facebook Messenger updated with instant photo sharing and group support

June 6, 2014 |

Facebook Messenger, one of the top-rated apps in the Windows Phone marketplace, picked up a new update bringing groups support, instant photo sharing and more. This is the second major update of the cross-platform messenger since its launch for Microsoft’s … Read More

Improved WhatsApp returns in the Windows Phone Store

May 31, 2014 |

Joe Belfiore promised that WhatsApp would be coming ‘soon’ after being pulled out of the Windows Phone Store due to serious notification issues. Today, the popular cross-platform messenger is available for download – just head to the Store to grab … Read More

Microsoft and WhatsApp are working to fix the app issue

May 23, 2014 |

WhatsApp, the popular cross-platform messaging service mysteriously disappeared from the Windows Phone a week ago and many users have been wondering what happened to the app. Now we know the exact reason for Microsoft to yank the popular app from … Read More

Piip – new cross-platform instant messaging app

May 8, 2014 |

Meet Piip Messenger – a fast and secure instant messaging application available in all major devices in a wide variety of languages. After having been in development for more than two years, Piip Messenger is now officially available for all … Read More

New Skype for Windows Phone 8.1

April 11, 2014 | 1

At the BUILD conference last week, Microsoft presented many exciting features and changes in Windows Phone 8.1 with Skype being a major part of them.

The app, which should be available for download in the coming months, will offer an … Read More