BBC to shut down Windows Phone iPlayer app in April

The BBC has announced that it is retiring the Windows Phone 8.1 version of its iPlayer app in April this year. While the news isn’t surprising it is a shame for those using the app on Windows Phone 8.1. Windows 10 Mobile users will be able to use the web…

The Windows 10 Mobile upgrade rollout begins

Last October Microsoft released Windows 10 Mobile on new devices like the Lumia 950, 950 XL and 550 but for existing Windows Phone 8.1 users they had to either get preview builds via the Windows Insider Program or wait. Today the wait is over as Microsoft have started rolling out…

Pimp My Band updated to work with the Microsoft Band 2

One of my favourite apps for the Microsoft Band is Pimp My Band an app for customising the look and feel of the Band. The app has been updated adding support for the new Microsoft Band 2 so that the background images now scale to the better resolution of the…

ITV Player becomes ITV Hub on Windows Phone

UK broadcaster ITV have had a catch up app on Windows Phone for some time called ITV Player and they just rebranded all their streaming service to ITV Hub so the Windows Phone app has also rebranded. The app has the same features as before, you can use it to…

Got a new or replacement Microsoft Band and it doesn’t sync? Here is a quick fix

Recently my original Microsoft Band split and I returned to Microsoft, they send me a band new Band and I was impressed with quick turnaround. When I got my new Microsoft Band I paired it up with the Microsoft Health app and it all look ok until I found after…

Phonos the 3rd party Windows Phone Sonos app updated

While we wait and wait for an official Windows 10 Sonos app there is a 3rd party app to keep us going. Phonos for Windows Phone has been updated to version 5.2.0445 and adds supports for Repeat One Track, improved Spotify and Amazon support, fixes for line-in and queue deleting…

ITV Player and BBC iPlayer updated for Windows Phone

Two of the main UK TV catch-up apps for Windows Phone have been updated today. ITV Player on Windows Phone an app for watching ITV, ITV2, ITV3 and other ITV channels just has “Miscellaneous bug fixes” and the BBC iPlayer app again just has “Minor bug fixes”. What would be…

SunMoon Band updated for the Microsoft Band 2

SunMoon Band is a great little app for the Microsoft Band that shows the sunrise, sunset, moonrise, moonset and moon phase  at your current location. The app runs Windows Phone and refreshes the tile on the Band, it automaticity changes the data dependent on your time zone and location. The app…

Plex for Windows and Windows Phone updated

Plex may have just released a shiny new Apple TV app but the Windows apps are still getting some attention. Plex have released version 2.1.2.2 for Windows and Windows Phone. There aren’t a lot of changes in this release. There are fixes for keyboard navigation, search results and Plex sync….

Microsoft Band Tic Tac Toe game updated with new UI and support for Band 2

There aren’t many games for the Microsoft Band but good one is Tic Tac Toe (or noughts and crosses as we would call it in the UK). You can play with a friend or on you own against the computer. The app has been updated with a new UI on…

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