Microsoft is reportedly still working on turning the "Weird West" role playing game Deadlands into an original TV show for its Xbox Live service, despite plans to eventually shut down Xbox Entertainment Studios.
Xbox Video on Windows 8.1 is receiving a major update today, and it is worth looking at in detail. Version 2.6.158 is now live in the Windows Store and with it comes an entirely new UI that is much improved from the prior barren version.
Let us peek at a few screenshots.
Earlier this morning we reported on receiving tips – especially from India – that the Lumia Cyan update is deploying for the Nokia Lumia 1320. As it turns out, this is another mass rollout and as usual, we have compiled this list of regions, countries, and carriers for your convenience.
If you see yours listed below, head to Settings > Phone Update and force check the process to get started. However, if you do not see your country or carrier listed, it means yours is still under testing, so sit tight!
Made of highly durable material that feels great when gripped, this sleek looking case features anti-slip properties that give your Lumia 920 more grip on all types of surfaces. Plus, this case has a special anti-dust coating and cut-outs for all features.
Microsoft has today concluded the Nokia Device Hub and Storage Check beta programs, which allowed Lumia Windows Phones to connect to a variety of wireless accessories and anlayze on-board internal storage.
The apps are now part of the Lumia Cyan update and can be found on any up-to-date Lumia Windows Phone. If you're rocking Windows Phone 8.1 and Lumia Cyan, you'll be able to easily manage all your wireless devices in one place using the commercial release of Device Hub and check what space you have remaining with Storage Sense.
A new report claims that Microsoft has hired Peggy Johnson, Qualcomm's executive vice president and its head of global market development, for a new high level executive position. Detail of what Johnson's new role at Microsoft will be have yet to be revealed.
The popular app for managing Facebook pages on Windows Phone, FB Pages Manager, was recently bumped to version 1.9. This latest release packs in numerous new features, fixes and changes to the overall experience, making it a notable upgrade for frequent users.
In case you missed it, Fitbit launched their long awaited tracker app for Windows Phone 8.1 today. The app is already earning a 4.5 (out of 5) rating on the Store, with many customers pleased with the release.
In case you are new to Fitbit, and you need a new Windows Phone, the Microsoft Store is running a stellar deal. Starting at $149, you can grab both the Lumia 635 (AT&T black or T-Mobile white) and a brand new Fitbit Flex (black or slate). Those are no-contract prices too, although the T-Mobile package is priced slightly higher at $178.95.
The TV Show is like app or game reviews for television episodes. Whether you're watching on the Xbox in your living room or streaming to your Windows Phone, Surface, or desktop or tablet PC, follow along for the week of TV that was. On this episode Dave and Rene talk Doctor Who season 4, marrying the Doctor's daughter, thinking through your anti-life plans, the end of the beginning of River Song, bionic companions, Time Lord bonds, and non-ginger regenerations.
Reports that HTC would be reconfiguring their popular Android based One M8 for Windows Phone have been circulating for months with Verizon as the flag bearer, but details of the device – and release – are now coming into focus. Tonight, Engadget is reporting that the name of the phone is called "One (M8) for Windows," which is a little awkward, although if you drop the M8 it has a nice ring to it.
Engadget reports that they phone should launch by on "Verizon during the third quarter, or no later than the end of September" although our sources tell us that Microsoft Stores have a planning date of August 20 with a launch on the 21st. The off-contract, full price of the phone is listed at $610 with on-contract price most likely nearing $199. The name is also confirmed as "One (M8) for Windows" according to documents we have seen.
Readit is one of the most popular Reddit apps for Windows Phone. Version 1.9 of the app has just been published in the Windows Phone Store and brings a number of stability improvements, performance improvements and bug fixes. Plus a ton of other cool features. Full changelog and download link below.
Our favorite second-CEO of Microsoft Steve Ballmer has just been cleared to buy the Los Angeles Clippers. They're the professional basketball team that Ballmer has been trying to buy for $2 billion. Former owner, Donald Sterling, has prevented the sale with a lawsuit. Today a judge has ruled against Sterling and Ballmer is cleared to buy the Clippers.
As you obtain more games, apps, videos, and other experiences on your Xbox One, you want to able to access the ones that you use the most quickly. That's where pins come in. You can pin your favorite game or app to your Home screen for quick access.
Head past the break to watch the steps on video.
Cortana isn't a Windows Phone 8.1 feature that stays stagnant. It's one feature that Microsoft can continually update and improve on the backend without the user needing to update any software. Today we see reports of Microsoft soliciting feedback through Cortana.
Late last week, Windows Phone Central had a nice little refresh to our website. The new header to the site has a more modern appearance, is dynamic (try clicking into a story and watch it change topics), and it features more of our guides and super pages, like our Windows Phone 8.1 Update Tracker for quick access.
The one downside to the deployment was the color scheme was not exactly _something many of us wanted. Of course, I mentioned we would be changing it soon and sure enough, our hardworking developers and designers have brought back our familiar magenta, and cyan colors from days past. Hooray! Therefore, you get those new features _and the accustomed colors too. Later, we can still look to add custom themes for registered members.
Were you born with a mug that only your momma could love? Or maybe your pores are acting up. Then you're going to love the new Facetune app for Windows Phone. It's a popular app on Android and iPhone that brings professional quality touchup to your photos. Use it to brighten your teeth, remove blemishes and more. Details and a download link can be found below.
The Wakie app, which just launched for Windows Phone 8 and 8.1 today, give users a way to wake up each day with a new person. Before your minds go in a certain direction, the app has been designed so that it gives users a call on their phone with a real person each morning, with a different person on the call every day,
On Friday, Microsoft released the first beta of their Live Lock Screen app for Windows Phone 8.1. One of the neat aspects of the app is the ability to use custom wallpapers. Although adding your own image is in and of itself not groundbreaking, the prospects of creating images that leverage the unique clock designs is certainly enticing.
In our forums, some Photoshop enthusiasts are hard at work creating numerous backgrounds for the different clocks. A few members are posting the bare image plus the after shot to show how it looks in action on the Live Lock Screen, and there are a few gems that you may want to grab.