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Long time news writer, Microsoft ecosystem fan, Android user. Loves Japanese culture, photography and his cats. You can also follow Roman on Twitter.

Official Instagram app update for Windows 10 Mobile now lets you save photos for later

Official Instagram app update for Windows 10 Mobile now lets you save photos for later

Instagram seems to be trying to appeal to Windows 10 Mobile users by releasing updates more frequently compared to the old Windows Phone 8.1 version. Not so long ago, Instagram introduced a Save for Later feature in its apps for Android and iOS and now this feature is available to Windows 10 Mobile users too. This feature allows you to bookmark interesting photos and have access to them later without having to Like them first. These photos will have a special bookmark icon on them and you'll be able to open them any time.

New Windows 10 Mobile builds for insiders are delayed due to blocking bug

New Windows 10 Mobile builds for insiders are delayed due to blocking bug

Windows Insider program members haven't seen new Windows 10 Mobile builds for quite some time. Despite desktop builds for the Fast ring being released every week, Microsoft has some issues with getting newer Mobile builds to run good enough on Insider devices. Earlier this week, Windows Insider Program lead Dona Sarkar announced on her Twitter that Mobile builds are being delayed due to a blocking bug the team has hit during development.

Desktop App Converter receives support for auto-signing and more

Desktop App Converter receives support for auto-signing and more

Microsoft's Desktop App Converter tool allows developers to easily convert their .NET and Win32 applications to sandboxed .appx packages and distribute them via the Windows Store. The tool was first released in an unfinished state during the development cycle of Windows 10 Anniversary Update. It has been a success in the Windows developer community. A recent tool update, now available in the Windows Store, has added even more useful features for its users.

Skype UWP Preview 11.11.103.0 is out for Insiders

Skype UWP Preview 11.11.103.0 is out for Insiders

Microsoft has released another minor update for its still-in-testing Skype universal app for Windows 10. The new update, version 11.11.103.0, is currently available only to Windows Insider Program members in the Slow ring and should be pushed out for Release Preview and Production rings in the coming weeks.

You can now use JavaScript and WebGL in your HoloLens apps

You can now use JavaScript and WebGL in your HoloLens apps

Even if Microsoft is already quietly working on a new hardware revision for its augmented reality headset, HoloLens, there is still place for improvements to be done to the current platform. That said, Microsoft is trying to attract even more developers by supporting more tools and technologies on its platforms. Almost a week ago, Microsoft quietly released the HoloJS framework on its GitHub page.

Updated Office apps for Android add SVG support and more

Updated Office apps for Android add SVG support and more

A few days ago, Microsoft started rolling out a minor update to its Office apps suite for Android devices, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Users of these apps can now use SVG (Scalable Vector Graphic) images in their documents and presentations. This new build is similar to the one that was released two weeks ago for Office Insider Program members and includes all of the latest changes from it.

Instagram now supports live video streaming on Windows 10 devices

Instagram now supports live video streaming on Windows 10 devices

The recent app update for Instagram on Windows 10 has finally added live video streaming support for both mobile and PC devices. Live videos were already available on Android and iOS and became really popular. It's one of the recent features the service has introduced to increase its popularity among active Snapchat users.

Dropbox UWP app update brings new UI design to all Windows 10 devices

Dropbox UWP app update brings new UI design to all Windows 10 devices

Recently, we reported that the Dropbox UWP app was now available on Xbox One with the latest update and it also featured new UI changes. However, the update for other platforms still lacked the new UI design that its developer, Rudy Huyn, was teasing on his Twitter account. With a new app update rolling out now for both desktop and Mobile versions of Windows 10 and also for Xbox One, the new design is available to all of its users.

Microsoft launches Lumia self-help app with its support partner

Microsoft launches Lumia self-help app with its support partner

Earlier this year, Microsoft announced that its customer care services for Lumia and feature phones will be operated now by a German customer care company B2X. Right after the original announcement, B2X officials promised to release a "self-help" app for existing device owners and it's now available for download from Windows Store, offering a set of tools for customers to diagnose a problem in several possible scenarios.