App and game directories for end-January 2018 dans Téléphonie
All About Windows Phone 2018-01-23 14:07:35

After a gap of a month, it's my latest (end January 2018) update for AAWP's directories of general applications (5 new entries, 1 removed), media, imaging and reading apps (2 new entries), and games (4 new entries). Your guide to the best of Microsoft's on-phone Store, every item has been reviewed - or recommended by readers here.

Keep Calm and try out Meme Generator Suite UWP dans Téléphonie
All About Windows Phone 2018-01-22 17:06:00

Meme generator applications have become, well, a meme in themselves, which is slightly ironic. This UWP application works well though, drawing its resources from official APIs around the Internet. Fancy creating your own annotated image that might go viral and give you social fame? Well, now you can do it easily with a full Windows 10 UWP application.

Tweetium the first Twitter client to officially support 280 character tweets dans Téléphonie
All About Windows Phone 2018-01-22 10:08:00

You'll remember my unofficial way to post longer tweets in Tweetium last week? Well, this is now redundant as Tweetium UWP now supports 280 character tweets officially, in an update released just now. Notably, the official Twitter UWP client is still limited to 140 characters, so Tweetium is the way to go.

Review: Pixel Battle: Gun Strike 3D UWP dans Téléphonie
All About Windows Phone 2018-01-22 08:35:00

Take the retro cutesiness of 'pixel' artwork and splice in a full 3D world and FPS shooter, make sure that the in-app-purchases are sensible and restrained, and what have you got? A top UWP game, that's what. The graphics do look a little over-the-top in terms of deliberate pixellation, but the gameplay is top notch and everything's very well thought out.

Flights Info UWP lets you delve into live airport and flight data dans Téléphonie
All About Windows Phone 2018-01-20 08:32:58

From the developer who brought you Flights Radar, here's another cracking UWP application in the same genre - with an Achilles Heel. Flights Info is less graphical and more text-based, allowing you to drill down into airports and flights information across the world, looking at the usual - scheduled versus actual take-off and landing times, etc. The flaw? It's unstable on my Windows 10 Mobile...

3D Builder UWP and Windows 10 Mobile - cool, but impractical? dans Téléphonie
All About Windows Phone 2018-01-19 12:14:07

As you'll have spotted, Microsoft's gone a little 3D crazy in recent versions of Windows 10 on the 'Desktop', and 'Mobile' has been something of a poor relation. But did you know that the core 3D Builder UWP application also works on Windows 10 Mobile, letting you join in the 3D object building fun? Potentially, you could create something for the Microsoft 3D library that ends up being used by...

Windows 10 and Continuum: Five years ahead of the pack and yet sidelined dans Téléphonie
All About Windows Phone 2018-01-19 09:41:01

As an industry watcher, it drives me mad to see and hear, over and over again through 2017 and into 2018, how iOS or Android are being adapted and extended, with possible reaches out into laptop and even desktop territory. The various UI issues and technical hurdles are debated, with pundits usually agreeing that whatever happens "will take five years" to mature. Hang on though, didn't we already...

Lumia 1020 against the best of 2018 - can it compete? dans Téléphonie
All About Windows Phone 2018-01-18 20:50:21

Juan Bagnell, over on his YouTube channel, has been looking back.... to 2013 and the Lumia 1020. He normally reviews the latest Android camera flagships, but in the video embedded below he pits the classic Lumia 1020 against the latest Huawei monster. Suffice it to say that the 1020 holds its own very well indeed, despite almost five years of tech evolution. In terms of classy images anyway - of...

Microsoft pulls HealthVault research project on all platforms dans Téléphonie
All About Windows Phone 2018-01-18 11:37:20

Back in February 2017, Microsoft announced a HealthVault research project, along with a companion UWP application for all Windows 10 forms. I've dipped into it a few times and it's done a passable job of integrating fitness data from Windows-connected wearables with data from other devices on other platforms (e.g. Google Fit in my case). However, it always seemed like a prototype system with a...

Review: Kamal Star Lumia 950 Replacement Battery dans Téléphonie
All About Windows Phone 2018-01-18 10:15:00

Possibly THE biggest 'Frequently Asked Question' in the Windows phone world is 'Where can I buy a spare battery for device X?' Yes, we're dealing, in many cases, with phones with replaceable batteries - an admirable attribute but only if you can buy the spares! With this in mind, I'm 'reviewing' a third party Lumia 950 battery here - and it's not terrible. Somewhat to my surprise!