Windows Marketplace Now Available to WinMo 6.0 and 6.1
Today Microsoft announced that the Windows Marketplace for Mobile is now open to devices running Windows Mobile 6.0 and 6.1. Users will need to download and install the Marketplace client to their devices before they can use it to access and download applications. Microsoft says that about 90% of the applications currently in the Marketplace will be compatible with WinMo 6.0 and 6.1 devices. Microsoft also said that the Marketplace now has more than 800 applications available.
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 to Connect Windows 10 PCs to Your Text Messages
Microsoft today announced several new mobile initiatives that pair its own Windows platform with Android and iOS devices. First is a new tool, tentatively called Your Phone, that connects Android and iOS devices with a Windows 10 PC in order to access text messages, photos, and notifications.
Microsoft Disabling Notifications for Windows Phone 7.5 and 8
Microsoft says devices running Windows Phone 7.5 and 8.0 have reached end-of-life status and will no longer be supported. Beginning February 20, Microsoft will turn off push notification services for Windows Phone 7.5 and Windows Phone 8.0.
Microsoft's Project Rome SDK to Let Android, Windows Play Nice
Microsoft this week released the Project Rome SDK, a tool for developers that will let Android devices control Windows devices and vice versa. Once fully enabled, third-party apps will be able to see Android and Windows devices when they are connected to the internet.