Two games from well know mobile developer Vector Unit, Riptide GP2 and Beach Buggy Racing, will be coming to the Windows Phone platform in the coming weeks, according to what the team told a fan on Twitter today.
When products that use the recently finalized USB Type-C connector and cable start launching in smartphones, tablets and notebooks, they will also be able to support DisplayPort audio and video, thanks to a newly announced agreement between the USB 3.0 Promoter Group and the Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA).
In 2014, the ability to share files with other smartphone users, regardless of platform, is one of the top features that users want available to them. Sure, there is email and SMS as the old standbys, but increasingly people want direct ways to offer a song, photo, video, or documents.
Send Anywhere (send-anywhere.com) launched in early 2013 on iOS and Android, and now a port of the app by the company is available on Windows Phone. The free service works by uploading to a server the intended file, generating a numeric code, which you then give to the recipient. Using the same app, the receiver enters the unique code and retrieves the file to download to their device.
Send Anywhere for Windows Phone is not a pretty port, but it works. Graphics overlap on the right edges, and the stodgy UI looks extremely basic. However, putting aside aesthetic concerns, the app does what it is intended to do, send those files.
We are proud to announce a new effort to help promote Windows Phone apps as well as their creators, the WPCentral Developer Program. This new service will include a way for many of those apps to receive front page promotion on our site.
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UK retailer Phones 4u has recently gone into administration, announcing the closure of 700 stores and placing 5,600 positions at risk. Luckily for those involved, there is - at least - some light at the end of this tunnel with multiple parties picking up stores and absorbing employees, including both EE and Vodafone.
It looks like Oculus may be supporting native apps for its platform. In a keynote presentation, Oculus had shown off a slide revealing that native apps will be coming to Apple's iOS, Google's Android, and Microsoft's Windows Phone.
The official NFL Game Rewind app for Windows Phone sneaked into the Store a few days ago. This app requires a paid subscription to NFL Game Rewind and brings full replays of NFL games to your Windows Phone. The app has been available on Windows since last year, but it's nice to see the app making its way to Windows Phone.
While the launch of Microsoft's Xbox One console was recently delayed in China, the Japanese launch came and went earlier this month with little fanfare. Xbox consoles have always struggled to gain consumer support in Nippon, and the Xbox One is no different. Still, the Japanese availability creates the opportunity for more types of software to be created, which non-Japanese consumers can choose to import or download.
The first Japan-exclusive Xbox One game Chaos;Child launched alongside the system. It even has a free demo that non-Japanese players can get without much effort. Meanwhile, two more Japanese games were recently announced at TGS: Raiden V, the latest in the venerable shoot 'em up series, and 'Azito X Tastunoko Chronicles,' a simulation game. These join Sega's already-announced Puyo Puyo Tetris. Read on to learn more about the upcoming Japanese Xbox One games and how to get the Chaos;Child demo!
Could a Windows Phone Wallet expansion be in the works now that Apple had introduced Apple Pay for iPhone users? While nothing has been announced by Microsoft, the company has poached rival Amazon's product leader of Payments in Iain Kennedy. Described as a 6-year veteran at Amazon, Kennedy had worked on the company's "local commerce efforts."
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Jabong.com is an Indian fashion and lifestyle e-commerce portal that retails apparel, footwear, accessories, beauty products, fragrances, home accessories, and other lifestyle products. Founded in January 2012, the e-commerce store is one of the top online fashion retailers in India.
The official Jabong.com app landed on the Windows Phone Store in June. The app allows you to shop from anywhere and everywhere in just a few taps. The app has recently been updated to version 22.214.171.124, and brings in a slew of new features.
Some alleged image leaks taken from an early build of Microsoft's next version of Windows, known as "Threshold" and also by Windows 9 in the media, may show the OS will be able to support 8K resolutions.
A lot can happen in a week. New apps join the Windows Phone Store or Windows Store. Your favorite apps can get a big update with a new look or new features. Device rumors come and go. Seven days might not seem like much, but it can be an eternity in the tech news cycle. Every week we're going to compile the biggest stories into one post, so you never fall behind – In Case You Missed It (ICYMI).
As Microsoft and the Cortana team continue to refine the powerful AI and assistant, more features are slowly popping up online. A new one noticed by numerous people in our audience is definitions, powered by Oxford Dictionaries.
Load up Cortana and directly ask her 'What does _____ mean?' alternatively, 'What is the meaning of ____?' and the personal assistant from 500 years in the future pulls up a nice little card, complete with the word category and multiple definitions while exclaiming "I've found the meaning of…".
Windows Phone Central App Roundup: Photography Apps
While it may be a coin toss as to which genre of apps, weather or photo, are more numerous in the Windows Phone Store there is little doubt that we are fortunate to have plenty of quality choices with both.
I have got several photography apps installed on my Windows Phone and this week's roundup is going to focus on some of my favorite photo editors. These are photo apps that I have found helpful for quick fixes of photos as well as apps that can add a creative flair to images.
Now before you pass out the pitch forks and torches, there are plenty of photo apps out there that are solid Windows Phone apps such as Fhotoroom, Nokia's Creative Studio, , ProShot, Phototastic and even Fantasia Painter. While these are all quality apps, the apps in this week's roundup are ones that I currently find myself using with regularity.
Originally set to launch next week, the launch of the Xbox One in China has been pushed back to the end of the year. Microsoft has stated that customers who have pre-ordered the console in the country will be among the first to receive it once it launches in the country, along with "an added bonus."
Earlier on Friday, popular third-party Instagram app, 6tag, stopped working. Don't worry, because a fix has just been released. Just make sure to get the latest version of 6tag from the Windows Phone Store. Superstar developer, Rudy Huyn, said Instagram has changed some value format in the backend, which caused the errors. He was quick to fix the problem, so go update the app and continue uploading those selfies!
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Update Microsoft has just announced on their forums that this particular issue has now been fixed
Original story In the Xbox One system preview program? You're going to want to decline any system updates you're asked to download in the near future. Microsoft has identified an issue that could cause a small sub-set of consoles in the public preview to factory reset after downloading.