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Microsoft changes Bing apps to MSN
By Luke Jones on Tuesday September 30, 2014

Microsoft had a big vision for the Bing brand, it was going to build a whole ecosystem around it with multiple apps and features, much like Google actually. The company will still keep the general ethos behind the Bing apps, but has now decided to change the name for something more familiar and arguably more serious.

Windows Phone 8.1 adopted by 50% of all users
By Luke Jones on Tuesday September 30, 2014

We have seen recently that Apple iOS 8 is seeing some solid adoption rates and will likely encompass most iOS device users by the end of the year. We have also seen how Google's Android 4.4 KitKat is making its presence felt, with over 25% of all Android users adopting the software. So, what about the third player in the mobile market, what about Windows Phone? Well, Microsoft has kindly answered that today.

Windows 9 will be free for Windows 8 users
By Luke Jones on Monday September 29, 2014

Yes, we are a mobile oriented website, but we are breaking from our remit a bit to talk about Windows 9. That?s simply because versions of Microsoft's desktop operating system these days are the ones that are likely to be uniform across the mobile space too. With that in mind, when Windows 9 lands we can safely assume that a version of it will arrive on tablets and smartphones in due course.

Google changes requirements for OEM?s, Google services should be more prominent
By Luke Jones on Friday September 26, 2014

Google is reported to be changing the terms and conditions of its licensing agreements between it and Android device manufacturers. The specific change is thought to be highlighted around OEM's use Google Mobile Services such as Gmail, Maps, and other Google branded apps and services.

Asphalt Overdrive lands on WP, Android, and iOS and is disappointing.
By Luke Jones on Friday September 26, 2014

While many hard-core gamers scoff at mobile gaming (what, no physical controls?), there was a very serious gaming industry building around smartphones and tablets. Gaming is at last generation console levels in some cases, but it seems at some point the mobile gaming industry took a left turn to crowd pleasing territory. This is best summed up by the new Asphalt game, a title that comes from one of the best racing game series on mobile.

New update for Moto 360 solves Bluetooth issues
By Luke Jones on Thursday September 25, 2014

Motorola's Moto 360 Android Wear smartwatch has only been on the market for a few weeks, but the company is already tweaking it to make sure the users get the best experience possible. The company has rolled out a new update today that carries the build number KGW42R and is available to download now.

Amazon offering $137 worth of free apps
By Luke Jones on Thursday September 25, 2014

Amazon's ecosystem may get knocked for having a lack of apps, but the truth is the company's store has a great many of the top titles, whether that be games or apps. The online retailer has today given users a great incentive to use their app store by putting $137 worth of titles for free, and there are some good ones too.

T-Mobile Moto X gets Android 4.4.4 OTA
By Luke Jones on Tuesday September 23, 2014

The Moto X 2013 may have just been replaced by a new 2014 edition, but users of the first version will get support for a while yet. AT&T, Sprint, and Verizon have already updated their Moto X variants to the latest version of Android, the 4.4.4 build. However, T-Mobile has so far been absent, but the Uncarrier has today changed that by finally issuing its Moto X with the bump, although the actual update is coming directly from Motorola in this instance.

UPDATE: Apple holding on to Beats Music
By Luke Jones on Tuesday September 23, 2014

During his interview with Charlie Rose last week, Apple CEO Tim Cook explained the reason why he green lit the purchase of Beats Audio for $3 billion earlier in the year. Cook explained that the way Beats Music worked was different to other music streaming services because it made him feel different. It was unique he said, suggesting it in some way spoke to his soul because Dr Dre and Jimmy Iovine (Beats co-founders) understand music and artists.

Apple to shut down Beats Music
By Luke Jones on Monday September 22, 2014

During his interview with Charlie Rose last week, Apple CEO Tim Cook explained the reason why he green lit the purchase of Beats Audio for $3 billion earlier in the year. Cook explained that the way Beats Music worked was different to other music streaming services because it made him feel different. It was unique he said, suggesting it in some way spoke to his soul because Dr Dre and Jimmy Iovine (Beats co-founders) understand music and artists.