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.
Microsoft Slips Up, Posts Lumia 950 and 950XL to Web Site
Microsoft revealed a few details about the unannounced Lumia 950 and 950 XL smartphones on its UK-based web site. The phones will be the first to ship with Windows 10 Mobile on board, Microsoft's new operating system.
Verizon Discontinues Free Content Filtering Service
Verizon Wireless this week retired its content filtering service. The tool was initially made available to account holders in order to prevent devices from accessing certain types of content via the web and the Google Play Store.
Microsoft's AI-Powered Translator App Now Works Offline
Microsoft today said its Microsoft Translator application can now function when offline. End users will need to download free AI-powered packs for the language of their choice ahead of time.