MySpace Says It Will Support Silverlight
Today MySpace announced that it is working on a next-generation mobile application that will work with Windows Mobile 6.1 and 6.5. The application, which is expected to become available this summer, will offer a new and richer mobile experience for MySpace users. It integrates MySpace’s main social features and functionality with the Windows operating system, which means it will be more intuitive for users of Windows Mobile to interact with. It accomplishes this by tying together the strengths of the Windows Mobile platform, Silverlight, and Microsoft Mobile Internet Explorer 6. Developers will also be able to create richer applications for the expanded service.
Microsoft Wallet Gains Tap-to-Pay Functionality
Microsoft today updated its Microsoft Wallet app and gave Lumia smartphone owners the ability to make mobile payments at supporting retailers. Windows Mobile has long included a Wallet app, but until today it was reserved for loyalty cards and other retail programs.
Starbucks Debuts Brand New Windows 10 Mobile App
Starbucks today released a new application for Microsoft's Windows 10 Mobile platform. The app, available in the U.S., U.K., and Canada, allows Windows users to find stores, manage account details, and make payments.
Microsoft Open-Sources iOS App Porting Tool
Microsoft today said its Windows Bridge for iOS application is moving to open source. Windows Bridge is the tool developers need to port iOS apps to the Windows platform.
Microsoft Announces Windows 10 for Varied Devices
Microsoft today announced the next version of Windows will be called Windows 10. According to Microsoft, Windows 10 will encompass "one product family, one platform, one store." Windows 10 will run on desktops, laptops, tablets, and phones.