The most important Windows 10 device in the history of the operating system is also a good one. Read the rest of this entry »
Redmond, Wash. — Today, Microsoft released a build that will brick your computer and phone.
The build is known as 16212 and it is known to cause all computers and phones running the Windows operating system to get stuck in a boot loop and brick.
Dona Sarkar, the chief of the Windows Insider program, issued this tweet:
Here’s how to suspend the downloads of new builds for Windows 10 Mobile.
Unfortunately, once the download begins, the only surefire way to stop it is by turning Airplane Mode on your phone, disconnecting you and your device from the internet on data AND Wi-Fi.
If you have a MacBook, like we do at Aiken Area Progressive, take solace in the fact that it is one less thing you have to worry about (since your PC does not run Windows), unless you have multiple Windows 10 Phones like yours truly does.
If you are among the 2% of Americans – and 1% of global people – who have a Windows 10 Phone, here is some good news if you are looking for a YouTube client app.
Ryken Studio, the creators of the third-party app MyTube, is very appreciative of the Windows 10 Phone users, no matter how small the userbase is. To show their appreciation, the app, which usually costs 99¢ in the Windows Store, will be free until Friday afternoon EDT.
To get the app on your phone, click on this below.
Redmond, Wash. — When one person thinks of cellular, they think of a Windows phone or a small IPad or Android tablet.
When people think of a PC, they think of a MacBook or a Windows desktop product (desktop, laptop, notebook, netbook and/or tablet).
Now, Microsoft wants to make the Cellular PC a thing.
Big mistake. Read the rest of this entry »
Redmond, Wash. — On Friday, the Lumia line was officially killed off, leading to Windows Mobile’s worldwide market share dropping like a boulder from the Kentucky mountains to the bottom.
Heading into 2017, Microsoft’s Windows Mobile’s market share is only decimal points around the everywhere around the world.
Everywhere, that is, except for in Microsoft’s home country: the United States.
Heading into 2017, the market share of Windows Mobile has remained steady since March at 2%. Meaning at 1 in every 50 smartphone users, the US is the nation that you are the most likely to see a Windows Mobile user. Read the rest of this entry »
Bellevue, Wash. — T-Mobile jumped the gun on Wednesday.
Big Pink outed the Alcatel Idol 4s with Windows 10, the superphone that many talked about Alcatel working on since January.
The phone showed up briefly on T-Mobile’s web page during the early afternoon, before the company took the page down. Read the rest of this entry »
Menlo Park, Calif. — Facebook has decided to create even more problems by punishing innocent Windows 10 Mobile users.
On Monday, MSPoweruser and WinBeta both posted something about Facebook beefing up its RAM requirements and only for Windows 10 Mobile users. Not desktop users. Not MacOS users. Not IOS users. Not Android users.
Windows 10 Mobile.
The new requirement doesn’t mean that phones with 1GB or 512MB of RAM won’t be able to install it. It just means that these phones aren’t officially supported, and there might be problems that may occur only on those devices. MSMobile was able to get the apps to install on a Microsoft Lumia 650, even though it has only 1GB of RAM, and WinBeta confirmed this by testing the same apps on the same device, as well as a Microsoft Lumia 640.
This may not seem like a big deal, but keep in mind that the Facebook and Messenger apps now are only officially supported on flagship devices like the HP Elite x3, Lumia 950, Acer Jade Primo and a few others. This might mean that low-end Lumia model user may never see a well working Facebook app on their phone moving forward.
There are only seven US phones running Windows 10 that Facebook support, if these changes are indeed true. They are as follows:
Acer Liquid Jade Primo
Alcatel Fierce XL
HP Elite x3
Microsoft Lumia 950
Microsoft Lumia 950 XL
Nokia Lumia 929 (Icon)
Nokia Lumia 1520
Out of those seven, the Fierce XL (with its cumbersome rear camera) is the cheapest of the phones (at $109.99 at T-Mobile), meaning that many Facebook users who do not have a lot of disposable income just got priced out by Mark Zuckerberg’s fuck up. Almost all Android phones, including the “low-end” devices, now cost $299.99-399.99. And the IPhone is even more expensive, costing between $449.99 and $999.99.
Windows 10, before they went to the enterprise-only route, was the OS of choice for people who wanted a smartphone but did not have a lot of income to burn.
Now, sadly, Facebook has declared Windows 10 Mobile as the problem, not themselves. And it is typical of a good ol’ boy Silicon Valley corporation.