Microsoft is making the Technical Preview available through their Windows Insider Program, which lets users download and try the new OS prior to its release sometime in mid-2015.
You know, the Xbox One controller is pretty great. It features a much superior d-pad to that of the Xbox 360's, and unparalleled rumble in the trigger buttons to boot. On the other hand, the bumper buttons are a step back from the 360's, and will never be as responsive as you'd want in a game like Killer Instinct.
A company called Console Tuner is on the case. They have engineered a USB peripheral called the Titan One that lets you use Playstation 4 controllers with the Xbox One, and vice versa. In fact, you can even use Xbox 360, Playstation 3, and pretty much any USB controller on your modern consoles. You have to admit, that sounds like an especially useful accessory.
These TPU cases from Amzer are molded to fit your Nokia Lumia 1520 perfectly from edge to edge and shield against minor impacts. Not to mention they're highly resistant to fingerprints and abrasions, too. For only $4.95 today, you can't go wrong with picking up one (or two) in either black or white.
Sprint has announced that, starting today, they are offering "double the data" on high-end data plans compared to AT&T and Verizon. Sprint's 32GB, 40GB, and 60GB Family Share Pack plans will now offer 60GB, 80GB, and 100GB at no extra cost. Customers must sign up by October 31 in order to take advantage of the offer. Existing customers can take advantage of the promotion by visiting a Sprint retail store or call Sprint customer support.
A total of four people involved in an incredible plot to hack into multiple companies and steal intellectual property face various charges, including copyright infringement, identity theft and theft of trade secrets, infiltrating various video game companies and attempting to sell counterfeit Xbox One development kits prior to the console's launch last year.
Terry Myerson revealed during the launch of Windows 10 yesterday that 50 additional companies have signed on to make Windows-based devices after Microsoft removed licensing fee for the platform. Earlier this year, the software maker announced that it would be giving licensing Windows for free to OEMs building devices with screen sizes under nine inches.
Blizzard has started talking about plans for the next expansion to it's free-to-play digital trading card game Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft. The game's first add-on, Curse of Naxxramas, arrived earlier this year with a new single-player campaign, but the upcoming new content would be a full expansion, with over 100 new cards for everyone to play with. While Naxxramus was designed with a single-player focus, Hearthstone's first expansion will have something for new and veteran players, according to Polygon:
Nokia has been ordered by a court ruling in Mexico to pay damages and cover costs for consumers who purchased defective mobile devices, prior to the company supporting Windows Phone and Microsoft acquiring the handset and services division. However, both Nokia and Microsoft have denied they are libel for these new charges.
EE today announced the mobile network has launched 4G in 18 new towns across the UK, including Sandhurst. This takes the total number of major towns and cities with LTE connectivity through the company to 281 – reported to be over 75 percent of the UK population.
In a press event in New Delhi, Microsoft announced the launch of Lumia 830 in India. Unveiled at the IFA 2014 in Berlin a while ago, the Lumia 830 is marketed as an 'affordable flagship' essentially offering a premium camera experience and impressive feature set in a smartphone that's easy on your wallet.
Last night the suite of previously known 'Bing apps' on Windows Phone received the anticipated rebrand, bringing back the old MSN moniker instead. All the apps on Windows Phone managed to get the update, although only one Windows 8.1 app – Bing Finance – had its name changed to MSN Money. Tonight, the rest of the apps are now refreshed.
Assuming you have said Bing apps installed, if you head to Settings and check for App Updates in the Store, you will likely see all of them with pending new versions of all the apps. From MSN Weather to MSN News to MSN Health & Fitness, the apps now feature MSN instead of Bing near the top.
If you like cool new indie games, then you owe it to yourself to check out Chariot. This 2D platformer from developer Frima is now available for purchase for the Xbox One console and best of all, this game, which normally costs $14.99, will be free to download for the entire month of October for people who subscribe to the Xbox Live Gold service.
Endomondo for Windows Phone has picked up it's third update in seven months. The team at Endomondo has been cranking up their Windows Phone development pace and the latest update adds a handful of new features. One notable feature being the introduction of Endomondo Premium.
As part of its Windows 10 press conference today, Microsoft's Joe Belfiore showed off a motion study of a new touchscreen mode for the operating system that's being developed specifically for use in hybrid (notebook-tablet) PCs called "Continuum."