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I have already covered the changes that are coming in #Windows10 but I thought I would also cover the specific changes that will affect #WindowsPhone users when they upgrade to the new OS. You can read about Windows 10 in depth here - http://www.piptell.com/Home/Pip/4294

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First things first, the name of the Windows 10 version for phones will be Windows 10. There had been much speculation ab...

For the #WindowsPhone music lovers out there today holds a nice surprise, a big update to the #Spotify app. The update brings the app to version 5.0 and packs a large, beautiful design overhaul to the app.

Version 5 relies more heavily on images and makes it much easier to view your own collection of music whilst still being able to access new playlists and genres too. Despite not conforming to...

Over the past few days there have been reports from China, India and Brazil that #Lumia devices have started to receive the Lumia #Denim update. This has been accompanied by information and a video about the update appearing on #Microsoft's support pages.

You can watch the support video here - http://www.microsoft.com/en/mobile/support/software-update/wp8-software-update/

Over night the upda...

As if ordering a pizza in your living room through the Xbox One using your voice alone wasn't enough, now you can have #Cortana help you do the same thing wherever you are. Today Domino's updated their #WindowsPhone app to bring new functionality to allow you to order a pizza just voicing a few commands to your phone, including:

-"Domino's, show me deals."

-"Domino's, where's my stuff?"

-"Dom...

Overnight #Microsoft released an update for its Xbox Music app on #WindowsPhone returning the feature to buy individual tracks, a feature that was removed in an earlier update.

This update brings the app to version 2.6.414.0 and also offers a number of but fixes and tweaks, including:

- fixes for the top 13 unexpected app exits

- a number of fixes for album art issues including a bug that cau...

Photos surfaced today on a Chinese auction site of a new #Lumia handset that #Microsoft has been working on that features a camera bump similar to that found on the Lumia 1020. The device is said to have 5 inch screen with a 1080p display, 2GB RAM and runs Windows Phone 8.1.

The device is named "Nokia RM-1052" but it is thought to be a rumoured #McLaren device that Microsoft was working earlier...

Last night on the River Thames a crowd gathered around a barge opposite the London Eye. The crowd had gathered to watch Danny MacAskill, a renowned stunt cyclist, perform his biggest stunt yet by completing a 5m high loop-the-loop. But this wasn't just any old loop, it was a #Cortana branded loop.

The loop itself had lights around its edge, creating a blue circle, just like Cortana, and there w...

Perhaps sooner than expected #Microsoft has released a new Windows Phone 8.1 build, for users who are in the #WindowsPhone Developer Preview, which offers Battery Saver functionality in the Action Center. Yesterday news broke that this support would soon be arriving in a new developer build but I didn't think it would be out the same day - http://www.piptell.com/Home/Pip/4202

Users will also ne...

Today, thanks to the new @Lumia account it appears that the #WindowsPhone brand is confirmed as being just Windows. As you can see from the quote above it is #Windows10 that will be running on the devices we currently call Windows Phones.

This is something I (http://www.piptell.com/Home/Pip/4120) and many others have assumed to be the case and there have been a lot of indications that this will...

This morning I was going to write a Pip about how I want #Microsoft to add the Battery Saver controls to the quick settings in the #WindowsPhone Action Center. It would be great if I could enable the power saver from just a swipe and a tap from anywhere in the OS.

However, when checking the tech news today, as I do religiously every morning, I saw that Microsoft looks set to be doing this in th...

After announcing unlimited storage for #OneDrive (http://www.piptell.com/Home/Pip/4175) #Microsoft wasn't done with updates for the service as it also released a new version of the #WindowsPhone app.

This update brings with it a new UI with a sidebar menu and I have to say that on first glance I really like this new look. Additionally, the Windows Phone app now offers support for OneDrive for B...

Today Microsoft has announced a few new features for #Cortana making it more useful and building on the features she already had. I've seen some aspects of these features already in Cortana so I guess they have graduated from a testing phase into the full features.

Evening glance

Cortana has previously offered glance information during the morning hours showing people how long it will take to...