Windows Marketplace for Mobile Launches Web Site
Microsoft recently launched a new web site that mirrors the Windows Marketplace for Mobile on desktop browsers and allows users to browse, buy and download applications online. If users choose to make a purchase online, the apps are sent wirelessly to the user's phone and will be installed the next time the user boots the Marketplace on their phone. Some new security features are also included. Microsoft said that support for Windows Mobile 6.0 and 6.1 devices should be available later this month.
Facebook's New Marketplace Is Your Online Garage Sale
Facebook today announced Marketplace, a dedicated place for people to sell and buy goods in their local community. Marketplace is an evolution of swap-and-sell services that have sprung up within Facebook Groups over the last few years.
Yahoo Improves Flickr Mobile Apps and Web Experience
Yahoo today announced a significant round of updates to its Flickr online photo service. To start, the online site has a new camera roll and improved search tools to make browsing through albums more enjoyable or locating specific moments much easier.
Windows 10 for PCs Lands July 29; No Word On Mobile
Microsoft today announced that Windows 10 will be available as a free download to PCs and tablets on July 29. Most hardware running Windows 7, 8, and 8.1 should be able to upgrade to the new operating system.
Windows 10 On Phones Can Be Extended to PCs
Microsoft today demonstrated how Windows 10 on phones will be able to serve as full PCs thanks to the Continuum user interface idea. Continuum helps keep the UI approximately the same as users move from PC to tablet to phone.