Microsoft is promising to deliver a custom version of its ubiquitous Windows operating system to developers who own Intel's Galileo, which can be used to power and connect to other devices. Essentially, Galileo is like a Raspberry Pi for Windows developers to use to power the next generation of the Internet of Things.
Update While the deputy mayor of Munich seems to suggest in the article that the government will strongly consider a return to Windows, it appears a final decision to move from the Linux OS has not yet been officially determined.
Original story The city government of Munich, Germany has decided to end its long term use of a Linux-based operating system for its PCs and will move back to using a version of Windows for its computer needs:
Runtastic Pro for Windows Phone has received a major update today. Head into the Windows Phone Store and you'll find version 3.0 of the popular fitness tracking app. Today's big update introduces new features hydration recommendations, improved layout, heart rate monitor integration and a transparent Live tile for those on Windows Phone 8.1.
If you want a super cheap price on a no-contract Windows Phone smartphone, then you might want to check out the Microsoft Store website as they currently have the T-Mobile Lumia 521 on sale for just $49.
There's a new fitness program for your Xbox One, and it stars Seattle Seahawks quarterback and Super Bowl champ Russell Wilson. You and Russell Wilson are going to get athlete fit using your Xbox One and Xbox Fitness.
Ahead of HTC's press event in New York City on Tuesday, at least one Verizon Wireless retail store is getting ready for the launch of the Windows Phone version of the HTC One M8 with a store display that will also be going live tomorrow.
An email from a WPCentral reader included the image, which he told us was for a Verizon Wireless store display somewhere in Virgina that will be put in place on Tuesday. In a rather interesting development, the display notes that the phone is available both for Windows and Android.
Microsoft and the carriers have been busy pushing out the Lumia Cyan update for one of the most-prevalent Windows Phones to date, the Nokia Lumia 520 (and 520T in China). Although last week, we saw some carriers and countries in Europe being eligible for the Cyan update, starting Friday many more including Belgium, Croatia, Iceland and more have entered the 'available' list.
Additionally, countries like Algeria, Egypt, Nigeria, and others in Africa are also now cleared for the Lumia Cyan and 8.1 updates. Finally, last week we saw Costa Rica get the update on Claro, but now the telecom has pushed an update to other countries in the region too, including Argentina, Guatemala and more.
Below you will find the current list of Lumia 520 updates by country and region.
Panasonic will help promote their new Windows Embedded 8.1-based Toughpad FZ-E1 device in a rather unusal way with an original comic book written and drawn by folks who have helped to create comics at Marvel, DC and other major publishers.
For those who like to live on the edge of their seats with beta apps, you will want to check Nokia Camera beta, which is now up to version 188.8.131.52. Is there x-ray vision? Automatic refocusing days later? Jokes aside, unfortunately, no, as this update for Nokia Camera beta brings some "bug fixes and improvements" to the table.
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Made from multiple thermoacrylics, this Lumia 1520 skin case is highly elastic and resistant to oils. Say goodbye to annoying fingerprints! The back features a matte finish with a glossy edging that enhances the grip around your device. Colors include black and white.
Brits eagerly awaiting the special edition 1TB Xbox One Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare bundle now know exactly when and where they'll be queuing up to buy the console. Priced at £429.99 and available from November 3, to get one you'll have to go to Game, and Game alone.
The original Angry Birds game by Rovio is today picking up a whole bunch of new levels to play with the addition of the new "Flock Favorites" episode. The new levels are based on previous favorite episodes and bring yet more new life to a long standing favorite.
It's that time again, time for another Xbox One update and this month's offering has some nifty new features it brings to the table. Top of the list is a mobile purchasing option, giving you the ability to buy games and add-on content right within the Xbox SmartGlass application or by using Xbox.com. Providing your console is set up to automatically accept updates whatever you buy will start downloading and be ready and waiting when you get home.
In its latest experiment, Twitter is receiving a lot of complaints from irked users when it decided to tweak its network to retweet messages that users mark as favorites. Users are complaining that they are seeing tweets that are favorited by those whom they follow in their Twitter timeline like a retweet, with many also getting notification alerts when others follow a new users.
If BBM and the variety of third-party Snapchat clients aren't secure enough for your messaging needs, entrepreneur Mark Cuban has announced on Twitter that Cyber Dust will be launching next month on Windows Phone. Cyber Dust promises to be a secure, fun messaging experience with stickers, self-destructing messages, and alerts if someone has attempted to save your message by capturing a screen shot.
T-Mobile already has a special promotional 4-line family plan with unlimited text and talk along with 10 GB of data total, and now it seems that the un-carrier network is launching an even larger family plan to accommodate groups of up to 6. The 6-line plan is similar to the 4-line plan and will cost $120 per month.
Offline maps are a handy Windows Phone feature that can help minimize the amount of data your Windows Phone consumes while plotting a course, navigating your travels or simply finding where you are.
The offline maps receive updates from time to time and we have gotten a few reports that several are receiving updates today. We can confirm that the Southern United States (at least Alabama, Florida and Georgia) are receiving updates as well as various European regions.
Kotak Securities Limited, a subsidiary of Kotak Mahindra Bank, is the stock broking and distribution arm of the Kotak Mahindra Group. One of the oldest broking houses in India, its operations include stock broking and distribution of various financial products.
The company has introduced a unique stock trading app that lets you trade, view latest quotes, track portfolio and market movements, analyze market trends, and get live research calls. The Kotak Stock Trader app provides you with the right tools to keep up with India's biggest stock exchanges – the Bombay Stock Exchange and the National Stock Exchange.
What is your favorite simple game for Windows Phone? That is a question being tossed around in a Windows Phone Central forum discussion by Forum Member Omar94f.
He is looking for suggestions for games that have really simple controls (such as tapping on the screen as the only gaming control) or possibly games that are easy to play in short bursts. These are often games that are great time wasters that aren't too involved, like a game of Halo: Spartan Assault, but entertaining nonetheless.
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The Lumia 520 Satin Case from Body Glove brings case innovation alive again with its brushed aluminum texture and trimmed high gloss accents for an all-around reliable solution against damage. The wear-resistant material that this case is made from will enhance your grip and shield against scratches and impacts if and when they occur.
We might never see another update to Waze on Windows Phone. At least that's what we've heard directly from Waze on Twitter. Waze is a popular navigation app that offers turn-by-turn navigation, user-submitted speed traps and more. It's a highly popular app with millions of users who prefer it over other navigation services. The thing is Google bought the company last summer, and we know friendly Google is towards Windows Phone.