Looking forward to playing Destiny this Tuesday, but don't have an Xbox One? That's alright, you can digitally grab Destiny on your Xbox 360 and upgrade for free when you do get the Xbox One someday. It's a cool little promotion the guys at Bungie are running for those who haven't made the upgrade to the latest generation of consoles.
GenNext Ventures, the venture investment management arm of Reliance Industries, today signed a three-year partnership with Microsoft India, through Microsoft Ventures in India, to set up GenNext Innovation Hubs, a pan-India initiative to catalyze the country's technology startup ecosystem.
Yesterday Microsoft announced two new Windows Phone handsets – the Lumia 730/735 and the Lumia 830. These are new killer handsets in their respective categories, and we can't wait for you all to play with them. We had some great coverage yesterday, and you know more or less know all there is about the two devices. So we have to ask, are you planning on buying one?
This week at IFA 2014, Toshiba announced a new, ridiculously affordable Windows 8.1 tablet. The Encore Mini is a 7-incher that runs the full blooded version of Windows 8.1, costs $120, has 16GB of onboard storage, a microSD card slot and an Intel quad-core CPU pushing everything along. And a pretty horrible display.
Microsoft UK is running a sweet deal for developers who are wanting to head down to TechEd 2014 next month. TechEd Europe is the company's premier technology conference for IT Professionals and Enterprise Developers, providing the technical education, product evaluation, and community resources. It's the place to be for those who are within the IT realm. Microsoft is giving away four trips to TechEd this year.
The Italy-based smartphone maker NGM has announced plans to launch a Harley-Davidson branded Windows Phone 8.1 smartphone, which will have the logo for the famous motorcycle company on the back of the device.
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The Ministry of Silly Walks is the new funny game now available on Windows Phone. Already loaded on both iOS and Android, the title is based on the hilarious Monty Python sketch. We previously looked at John Cleese confirming the release of Ministry of Silly Walks on Windows Phone and today's the day, thanks to "silly demand".
The Lumia 830, Lumia 730 and Lumia 735 are the newest Windows Phones. Microsoft announced the new handsets earlier today in Berlin, Germany at IFA 2014. Normally we do these sort of "ICYMI" round-ups on Saturday. But I figured today had a ton of information and interesting posts you wouldn't want to miss, so we're going to highlight today's coverage of Microsoft's #moreLumia event.
The New York Times Crossword is now available on Windows Phone and Windows 8. The NYT crossword puzzle is a daily puzzle published by the New York Times newspaper and on their website. The New York Times crossword puzzle was started in 1942 and is one of the most popular crossword puzzle series in the history of the game. Now you can play on your Windows smartphone or tablet.
When it comes to wireless charging, Nokia can certainly be credited with pushing the useful technology to the masses like no other. Now, in 2014 their next creation, now under Microsoft, is getting ready to grace our desks and countertops. The DT-903 smart wireless charging pad, which still maintains a terrible name, at least makes up for it in features. The DT-903 is unique enough to be called 'smart' and there's a good reason for the designation.
We went hands on with the new DT-903 to show you what it is all about in our latest video. Featuring Qi wireless charging, NFC for 'tap-to-pair' and Bluetooth 4.0, the new Microsoft charger not only gives your Lumia power, but it tells you when you need to charge, or even if you have a missed call or text message.
A long time Microsoft employee and developer, Raymond Chen, has named the company's former CEO Steve Ballmer as the man responsible for writing the text that is seen in the tragically familiar "Blue Screen of Death" that was seen in old school versions of Windows.
With the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie doing fairly well (although this lifelong fan didn't bother to see it) and new episodes of the latest animated series airing on Nickleodeon, the Ninja Turtles have really returned to the public limelight once again. This would be a great time to announce an Xbox One TMNT game, but we're not quite that lucky.
Update In a response to our inquiry if Fhotoroom had indeed reached the 5 million download mark for Windows Phone, they got back to us on Twitter by saying, "Just about, mostly like end of this month ... at the time shared it was for both WP and Win. That number has grown a fair bit. Metric are always moving target." The message added that an upcoming Windows Pbone 8.1 update "coming very soon will help" it reach that milestone.
Original story: Fhotoroom, the popular Windows Phone photography app, has not only released a new update today, but the folks behind it posted word on its store download page that the app has now exceeded 5 million downloads. Fhotoroom broke the 4 million download mark in May.