Microsoft may have chosen not to offer a live stream of its Windows 10 press event in San Francisco today, but the company did decide to film the gathering and post most of it on its Windows YouTube channel for all the world to see and enjoy.
Minecraft fans will be happy to know that the game will be arriving for Xbox One starting November 18. Minecraft: Xbox One Edition will land in stores for $19.99 and users who have played the game on Xbox 360 could easily transfer their creations and most downloadable content to the new Xbox One Edition game. Users who have played the Xbox 360 Edition can also upgrade to the Xbox One Edition for just $4.99.
If you're part of the BBM beta for Windows Phone, you'll want to go ahead and get yourself updated. BlackBerry has now rolled out v188.8.131.52 and it's packed full of bug fixes, features additions but alas, as it is a beta there's also some things to be aware of before you hop right into it. Luckily, BlackBerry has provided a full change log for everyone to look through so you can decide for yourself if you want to run a beta.
Files and Folders Pro is a fully functional file manager for Windows Phone 8.1. From copying, moving, renaming, deleting and performing other routine actions with files and folders, this Windows Phone app should help sort things out.
The app pulls in a 4 Star rating in the Windows Phone Store and has a certain level of appeal. To help bolster that appeal, Files and Folders Pro is this week's myAppFree deal.
Today's formal introduction of Windows 10 was targeted mainly at Microsoft's enterprise customers, many of whom decided not to update their PCs when Windows 8 was launched. In a new blog post, Microsoft offers up some more information on why Windows 10 will be better for businesses, especially in terms of security and updates.
Today, Microsoft announced the next chapter in their OS story with Windows 10 or better known as one OS to rule them all. The new operating system, which won't officially debut until mid-2015 is meant for everything from a phone to a tablet to PC to even the Xbox One. It is truly a unifying, singular user experience as even the app Store is a one-stop for all devices.
Over the last year or so WPCentral aka Windows Phone Central has been undergoing many behind the scene changes, including more staff writers and an expansion of our coverage from Windows Phone to everything Microsoft. In hindsight, we knew where Microsoft was going with their Phone and desktop OS, so the slow ramp up made sense to us, though perhaps not always to our readership.
There is just one issue we have been thinking about for a long time: Our name.
Microsoft has confirmed that the just announced Windows 10 is also the next major version of Windows Phone as well, which would also confirm that the desktop-notebook PC operating system is merging with the mobile OS..
Microsoft announced Windows 10 today at a private event in San Francisco. There were a handful of new features announced that we think you'll like. While the focus was on enterprise (and getting enterprise to upgrade to Windows 10), we think a lot of you going to enjoy using these six new features inside Windows 10.
Microsoft just announced Windows 10, the next version of Windows, early this morning. Today's event was more focused on enterprise features. Microsoft plans to talk about the consumer angle of Windows 10 in early 2015. Microsoft has also announced a new Build developer conference in April and that Windows 10 will be available in mid-2015.
Microsoft has just announced the next version of Windows. They're not calling it Windows One, or Windows 9, instead Redmond has decided to call it Windows 10.
Two more apps have just been added to the Xbox One ecosystem. One of them offers a way to check out the content on the VH1 cable TV network, while the other is geared toward fan of the Forza game franchise.
The Lumia 530 is being position as one of the most affordable Windows Phones available, despite growing completion from the likes of BLU and others. T-Mobile announced back in July that it would be stocking the ultra-budget phone, although no pricing or release date was given with only a generic "later this year" promise.
Windows Phone Central now expects the phone to launch in mid-October at a $69 off-contract price.
Season's greetings everyone! Xbox Season (aka empty wallet season) officially begins this week with the launch of Forza Horizon 2, Microsoft's first AAA exclusive of the holiday season. The highly anticipated action RPG, Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor and investigative adventure game Crimes & Punishments: Sherlock Holmes also hit retail and digital shelves this week. And starting tomorrow, Xbox Live Gold members can download the new co-op platformer Chariot for free. That's a lot of fun in store for Xbox One owners!
Samsung will stop using its own JungUm Global software for document and word processing in favor of Microsoft Word starting on January 1, according to an announcement from the company today. This development is not only a big win for Microsoft and its Office division, but it could signal a better working relationship between the two companies in the future.
Using a next generation polymer, these skin cases for the Lumia 1520 are designed to absorb impacts and feel good in your hand without being overly malleable like your traditional silicone case. They're just flexible enough to fit around your device and slide easily in and out of your pockets. Take your pick from black, pink, turquoise and mercury!
6tag, which is arguably the more-real Instagram client for Windows Phones versus the official one, just picked up a nice little update today. Instead of the usual bug fixes though, this one delivers some new features to help tweak the user-experience even more, bringing some unique capabilities to your Windows Phone.
Version 3.4 of 6tag is now live in the Store and two of the new features are location-based, letting users gain more control over their postings. Let's take a look at the changelog.
Microsoft has yet to rebrand the Nokia Play To app that allows Lumia smartphone users to stream media content to DLNA devices (although we imagine that the app will ditch the Nokia brand any day now). Today, the app got a new update to version 184.108.40.206 that adds a few, and pretty cool, new features.
After providing access to those who were interested in testing things out back in July, Spotify has today announced the popular music streaming service is now available in Canada! The patient wait for Spotify to arrive is now over and music fans across the country are now able to sit back and chill out to those ol' classic playlists.
Microsoft has published a new documentary on Xbox One looking into the world of Interactive Gateway, a UK-based games studio behind the title Spectra. Louis Deane and his colleagues talk about how the startup joined the Microsoft Ventures accelerator and how the game itself came to be. If you're not familiar with Spectra, it's a retro arcade-style racing game, which makes good use of an awesome soundtrack to produce a procedurally generated experience.
Microsoft is hosting a media event tomorrow in New Delhi, where the Redmond-based giant is scheduled to unveil the Lumia 830. While no details were provided as to whether the Lumia 730 will also be announced at the event, a tweet from Nokia India today suggests that an official launch for the selfie-focused device may be on the cards after all.