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BBC Retires Its Windows Phone App

So, it finally happened. BBC has become the latest company that can no longer find a reason to maintain and support its Windows Phone app, We knew they were contemplating something like this, and now the company has pulled the plug on iPlayer, its popular multimedia application. Instead, the company recommends users to switch to the …

Windows Vista Set To Be Retired In Less Than 60 Days

End of the line, shorty! In what could be a slight good news for Windows 10 adoption, Microsoft’s biggest flop, Windows Vista, has now entered its last 2 months of life. Of course, this version of the operating system still commands a solid following. But despite the array of some remarkable new features it brought to …

BBC iPlayer App For Windows Phone Being Pulled

Seems like the start of the new year has pushed even more developers away from the Windows Phone platform, with the BBC iPlayer app for the mobile OS the newest to be pulled. Instead, the company says that Windows users should use the browser instead. The app will be pulled from the platform in April this …

Another App Departs Windows

The Windows platform is losing another big app, both on Windows 10 and Windows 10 Mobile, as the UK Bus Checker application can no longer be downloaded by users on these platforms. And although the developer has not provided a reason — it’s not hard to imagine why they have decided to focus on Android and …

Readly Also Abandons Its Windows Apps

Another one bites the dust! Readly, a popular subscription service that provided users access to more than 1,200 magazines has just announced that it is shutting down its Windows apps. Both the Windows and Windows Phone apps are set to be retired on February 27. The company confirmed this news in an email sent to subscribers, …

Samsung Also Pulls Its Windows Phone App

Although ironically, the app will be removed on April, 1. Samsung SmartThings was a Windows Phone app that the hardware giant had developed for the Windows Phone platform. But it has now become one of the latest applications that will no longer be supported on the mobile OS. Most likely due to the dwindling market share …

Fitness App Runtastic Drops Windows Phone Support

Another Window Phone app is pulling support for the platform, and this time around, it is Runtastic, the popular fitness app with a goal oriented interface to help users track their runs, jogs, or biking routes. The app is still available on the Windows Store, though. But it is not yet clear whether Runtastic intends to …

Windows Essentials 2012 Finally Retired

The time has come. The time has come to lay Windows Essentials 2012 to rest, as this small suite of productivity applications has finally been retired by Microsoft. Of course, we already knew about that. The date of January 10, 2017 had been long set. And Microsoft had been warning for some time will pull the …

No, LinkedIn Is Not Ending Support For Windows Phone App

Well, that’s a relief! News came out earlier today that LinkedIn was retiring its Windows Phone app, and the mobile application will not be supported come January 15. False news, that be. The discussion left many with more questions than answers — even if the app itself has been left stranded, and has not seen any …

Firefox To End Support For Windows XP, Vista In September 2017

Things are definitely moving in this direction. The direction where the major remaining software companies end their support for Windows XP and Windows Vista. Google and Mozilla were two major holdouts — even as Microsoft officially ended support for the classic old Windows XP in April 2014, and is set to do the same for Windows …

Volksbank Also Abandons Windows Phone

The year is yet to end, but another major developer has ended its relationship with Windows Phone. Volksbank has just confirmed that it is leaving Microsoft’s mobile operating system. Although no official reason has been provided, it is clear that the dropping market share of the Windows Phone operating system is behind this decision. So much …

Another Messaging App Says Goodbye To Windows Phone

In what is another big loss for Windows Phone, another popular messaging app has given up on the platform. Hike Messenger has abandoned Microsoft’s mobile OS, for an obvious reason. In an announcement, the company has said that it is moving focus entirely to Android and iOS, both of which have a larger market share and …