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Unity opens beta program for Windows Phone 8 game developers

Unity Technologies opens a beta program for Windows Phone 8 apps and invites experienced developers to start testing.


Microsoft's cash-for-apps pitch to devs smells like desperation

Microsoft yesterday kicked off a promotion that rewards Windows 8 and Windows Phone developers $100 for each app that they publish in the company's app stores.

Microsoft stokes Windows app development with cash

Once again, Microsoft has opened its coffers to app developers, offering them up to $2,000 to build new Windows 8 and Windows Phone apps.

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Skype preview for Windows Phone 8 gets HD video

The latest version of the Skype for Windows Phone 8 Preview has support for HD video calls on some phones and reinstated integration with the People hub.


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An iPhone fan's month with Windows Phone: Week two

Macworld senior writer Lex Friedman ditched his iPhone 5 a couple weeks ago in order to give Windows Phone a fair shake with the Lumia 920. Last week, he heaped praise upon Windows Phone. This week, he shares some complaints.


Job listing points to holiday update for Windows Phone

A job listing for a Windows Phone software engineer spills the beans about a major Windows Phone update this upcoming holiday season. Could it be the platforms first fabled "Windows Blue" release?

Microsoft made a mistake with its mobile strategy, says Bill Gates

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates admits that the company's late start with smartphones cost it the chance to be a market leader in the mobile realm.

How to monitor and manage your PC from any smartphone or tablet

All you need is a mobile device, a data plan, and a few computers that need love and attention.

Windows Phone 7.8 update expected this month

Windows Phone 7.8 is meant to be a bridge version for older Windows Phone devices


Report: Asustek in talks to license Windows Phone 8 for handsets

Taiwan's Asustek is in talks with Microsoft about using the company's Windows Phone 8 OS in a smartphone, according to a report.