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WINGO MAPS UWP REWRITTEN, FASTER, SMOOTHER

Last featured here in June , WinGo Maps (effectively trying to be Google Maps in a native UWP for Windows 10) has just been rewritten,...

INSULIN BUDDY PWA

Here's a useful tracker for anyone who's diabetic, implemented as a PWA, so is only ever an Edge favourite or a Start screen pin away....

 
 
 

BRAINF*CK UWP - WHAT THE ACTUAL?

Well, I'd never heard of this programming language - and I'll bet you haven't either. Which is understandable, since it's a) quite...

REVIEW: LIGHTSOCIAL PRO UWP

The story so far: Facebook had a MS-written client for WP8.1 and all was well. Then Windows 10 Mobile came along and Facebook built...

 
 
 

MINI-REVIEW: PHOTO STACKING UWP AIMS HIGH

I'm not going to pretend this is a full review, since Photo Stacking UWP's usefuless is, as they say, limited only by your creativity....

HOW TO: CLEAR OLD PHOTOS AND VIDEOS WITHOUT LOSING YOUR ONEDRIVE BACKUPS

Reader Michael Cunningham had an interesting question - with a simple and obvious answer, though with the usual Windows 10 Mobile transient...

 
 
 

TELEGRAM PWA PROVIDES SECURE MESSAGING

Progressive Web Applications can be quite sophisticated, as we found with Twitter over the last year. Either use them in Edge, via...

WINDOWS 10 MOBILE MONTHLY UPDATES FOR ALL - AUGUST 2018

People think of Windows 10 Mobile being dead. Not quite. Not yet. We're still looking at over a year of support in terms of monthly...

 
 
 

KEEPING THINGS SIMPLE - QR CODE LIGHT SCANNER UWP

QR scanner utilities have blossomed rather since the functionality was taken from the default Camera application for Windows 10 Mobile....

MUSICAL.LY UWP BECOMES TIK TOK UWP

So there i was with Musical.ly UWP in my review to-do list. But I'd been putting it off - it's a looped video social network, centred...

 
 
 

HEAVEN KNIGHT UWP LATE AND THE USUAL FREEMIUM MONEY GRAB

It's unusual for a big game to appear on Windows 10 with 'Mobile' catered for, in late 2018, but MMORPG Heaven Knight is late anyway,...

MARKDOWN EDITOR - WRITE BEAUTIFULLY UWP

A slightly fancy title for a utilitarian editor, but hey, it's a nicely done UWP application that will appeal to anyone keen on writing...

 
 
 

ROUNDUP: WINDOWS 10 UWP PODCATCHERS

Without doubt, THE most popular category of application for Windows Phone 8.1 was 'podcatchers', i.e. applications to auto-grab and...

TWITTER PWA GETS 'TWEETSTORM' FUNCTIONALITY

Last covered at the end of July , this fortnight's update for Twitter's PWA application adds 'tweetstorm' functionality. This is where...

 
 
 

MEEDJ NOW A UWP FOR ALL WINDOWS 10 PHONES AND COMPUTERS

Back in 2014, I featured MeeDJ , a professional-grade song mixing system, finding it powerful but a bit overwhelming for the casual...

REVIEW: DODOCOOL DA150 MULTI-SOURCE PORTABLE SPEAKER

As is traditional, I save this sort of accessory review for Friday as a rule. Bluetooth speakers are very common and commoditised by...

 
 
 

MINI-REVIEW: IMAGE RAW UWP

One of the Lumia 950/XL's tricks has always been to capture in RAW format, if selected in settings. The idea behing that, in addition...

WINDOWS 10 WEARABLE WEEK: MICROSOFT BAND 2 RETROSPECTIVE

So, with my review of the very Windows 10 Mobile-friendly Fitbit Versa concluded a couple of days ago , I'm staying on a wearable theme...

 
 
 

PAGEXL PWA IS A WEB SITE BUILDER - IN THE EDGE BROWSER!

I was looking for meatier PWAs to run in Edge under Windows 10 Mobile - and this one definitely qualifies. It's a web site builder...

AAWP INSIGHT 256: TWO TO THE POWER OF EIGHT

With Rafe Blandford still buried in work, I enlisted Steve Heinrich to fill in on the AAWP Insight podcast, in a whistle stop tour...

 
 
 



OnePlus 6T release tipped for October as T-Mobile exclusive

OnePlus 6T release tipped for October as T-Mobile exclusive

The OnePlus 6T will launch as a T-Mobile exclusive in the US, according to reports, when the hotly-anticipated Android smartphone arrives later in the year. The deal will be a... Read more ...

HTC U12+ in Solar Red is now available in Canada

HTC U12+ in Solar Red is now available in Canada

When HTC's U12+ came out earlier this year, it was only available in two colours in Canada: ‘Translucent Blue' and ‘Ceramic Black'. Starting today, it's also available in a new... Read more ...

Best Buy's 2-day anniversary sale has great deals on iPads, Apple Watch, and...

Best Buy's 2-day anniversary sale has great deals on iPads, Apple Watch, and more

Every year, in celebration of the store's anniversary, Best Buy holds a sale in which it slashes prices on dozens of popular items, from tablets to phones to computers. This... Read more ...

Nintendo Switch's New Bundle Packs In Two Games, But Only At One US Store

Nintendo Switch's New Bundle Packs In Two Games, But Only At One US Store

If you haven't picked up a Nintendo Switch yet, a new bundle offers a pretty good deal to get you started. The Walmart-exclusive set includes the console along with Mario... Read more ...

Elon Musk says he works 120 hours a week and doesn't leave the factory for...

Elon Musk says he works 120 hours a week and doesn't leave the factory for days at a time - but experts say that kind of work ethic is dangerous

Elon Musk reportedly works for 120 hours a week. That's three times the average work week in the US private sector, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics . Overwork is an... Read more ...

Huawei Mate 20 Lite and its Kirin 710 are exposed by GeekBench

Huawei Mate 20 Lite and its Kirin 710 are exposed by GeekBench

According to a leaked benchmark, the Huawei Mate 20 Lite will be the second smartphone to feature the in-house made Kirin 710. While the chipset presence wasn't clearly... Read more ...

Watchmen Series Officially Ordered By HBO

Watchmen Series Officially Ordered By HBO

There have been rumors that HBO was considering picking up a new version of the Watchmen series, adapted for TV, for some time. Now, the company has announced it has officially... Read more ...

Google may launch its own smart screen this holiday season

Google may launch its own smart screen this holiday season

Google is already expected to launch new phones , a new Pixelbook , a new smartwatch, and new wireless earbuds this year, and now a rumor claims that Google is preppin yet... Read more ...

Watch the first trailer for Disney's new TV series, ‘Star Wars Resistance'

Watch the first trailer for Disney's new TV series, ‘Star Wars Resistance'

Nearly four months after its unveiling, Star Wars Resistance suddenly has a trailer and a release date. Announced back in April , Star Wars Resistance is a new anime-inspired... Read more ...

Microsoft Launcher beta update cleans up the feed, lets Cortana read texts

Microsoft Launcher beta update cleans up the feed, lets Cortana read texts

A sleeker look and text-to-speech for messages are tagging along in the latest beta update. Microsoft Launcher beta testers are getting their hands on a fresh set of new... Read more ...