Pocket Magnifier is one of those neat apps that you may not have known about for your Lumia Windows Phone. Developed in collaboration with Royal National Institute of Blind people (RNIB), Pocket Magnifier lets you use the Lumia rear camera to zoom in for text and clarity.
This morning, version 1.2 is live in the Store and with it comes the Microsoft name in front instead of Nokia's, an app trend that started a few months ago. The UI has also switched from olive green to the more familiar royal blue and the app is now Windows Phone 8.1 only.
These flexible skin cases for Lumia 635 are a smart, simple and affordable solution to protecting your Windows Phone from drops and scratches. Available in black, blue, red, purple and pink, there's a color for just about anyone!
Roku has started a beta of a new feature for its Roku 3 TV set top box and its Roku HDMI Streaming Stick that will allow them to mirror screens from Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8 devices to big screen televisions.
Cricket Wireless, the no-contract wireless provider subsidiary of AT&T, will begin selling the Lumia 530 on Friday, October 3 for the rock bottom off-contract price of just $49.99 in its retail stores as well as on its website.
The Finnish studio behind Angry Birds, Rovio has announced that job cuts may be on the cards to simplify the company. CEO Mikael Hed admitted in a blog post published today the company has been growing on assumptions, a tactic that's clearly not sustainable in today's competitive market.
The NFL is currently under way in the US and Microsoft is heavily involved both on the field and in the living room. The company is not only providing players and coaches with specially designed Microsoft Surfaces (with a side-line viewing system), but owners of the Xbox One are able to take full advantage of the available NFL app. Gone were the days of simply watching the sport. Now it's possible to really dive into the fantasy side of NFL. New adverts have also been released to show how everything ties together.
Microsoft today announced the Lumia 830 and Lumia 730 for Thailand at an event in Bangkok. Available today, the Lumia 830 will set purchasers back by 13,990 baht ($430), while the 'selfie' Lumia 730 is priced at 8,790 baht ($270). To sweeten the deal slightly, Microsoft is bundling free 15GB OneDrive storage and free Skype calls for 3 months.
Looking forward to the Lumia 830? Then you will be happy to know it's available unlocked right now on the Expansys USA site. You'll find it in stock in all available colors: black, white, orange, and green. You can own the "affordable flagship" for $449.99, which is a higher than we expected.
Earlier today, Microsoft's new Windows 10 OS took its first baby steps into the wild through the Windows Insider Program, which lets users take an early look at the OS. Previously I mentioned how you can get back the Modern Start Screen instead of the new Start Menu, something that tablet and Surface owners will want to check out.
Now, I am doing a 10-minute video tour of Windows 10, including how it looks and runs on the Surface Pro 3.
Amongst a slew of Lumia announcements in India, Microsoft also sneaked in a useful companion to use with your Lumia Windows Phones. The company launched the Microsoft Screen Sharing HD-10 accessory, a Miracast receiver with NFC support, which allows users to share their phone's content with other people through any HDMI display.
Launched at the IFA 2014 in Berlin last month, the HD-10 offers a seamless way to showcase your phone's screen in full HD on a big screen wirelessly. The possibilities are endless - from watching movies, playing games, flicking through photos, listening to music, or sharing PowerPoint presentations at the office.
Microsoft announced Windows 10 yesterday, it's the next major version of Windows and you can download a technical preview today. The download went live earlier and a lot of you have already installed to start playing with the new Start menu, Snap enhancements and more. Poll time: Did you install Windows 10?
Verizon is backtracking on its plan to begin throttling data hogs on grandfathered unlimited plans on its 4G LTE network today. Originally, the carrier announced that starting on October 1, unlimited customers who use excessive data on a strained cell site may see their data speeds temporarily reduced, but after public backlash the carrier is now reversing its policy so that there will be no throttling.
Dream Arcade is a neat little 2D platformer for Windows 8.1 that's on sale for $0.99 for the next two weeks! The game features 27 unique and challenging levels that are beautifully hand-drawn. Dream Arcade pits players on a journey through time-hunting for clues, traversing landscapes, and discovering new environments. The game also features touch controls as well as the ability to use a game pad.
The sequel to Krashlander is now available on Windows Phone. You'll remember the original Krashlander as one of the most popular games on Windows Phone way back in the day. The sequel, Krashlander - Ski, Jump, Crash!, continues the gameplay and mechanics you remember from the original. This long overdue followup features more levels, more polish, better physics and more!
While today's release of the Windows 10 Technical Preview for Enterprise does not contain IE12, there are some improvements in its version of the Internet Explorer web browser that have been included in the preview build.
Microsoft isn't offering much information at this point on its app strategy for Windows 10, but that may change on November 12 as the company could make some announcements at two events; one in New York City and the other in London.
Basketball season is upon us and that really only means one thing to us gamers, NBA 2K15 will be in our hands shortly. Today, the guys over at 2K Sports revealed how they plan on taking MyPARK, which debuted last year on NBA 2K14, to another level on Xbox One. However, this year it's going beyond just the park. New features include affiliations, Jordan Rec Center, new rep system, and even a MyPARK Championship.