You pilot a space ship through endless waves of enemy ships and bosses. It's a simple game that doesn't lack challenge and an update was released today taking the game to version 3.0.
The game has actually been updated several times since we last touched on Space Squids with today's update delivering a new gaming engine (Unity) to Space Squids.
Are you ready for some football? You should be with the new NFL for Windows and Xbox app. This Thursday the Seattle Seahawks take on the Green Bay Packers to kick off the new season. The new app for Windows and Xbox will help give you a more immersive and interactive way of experience this football season.
Did someone say Lumia 730 and Lumia 830? Rumors have it that Microsoft is planning to unveil two new Windows Phones this week in Berlin right before IFA starts. The event is set for 10 AM CET on Thursday, which is 4 AM ET and 1 AM PT – so make sure you have a cup of coffee (or three).
Mark Guim and I are in final preparations to fly to Berlin to give you our best hands on coverage of the event, including our traditional live blog, comment room for you folks, video hands on and our first-class photos. Later that day we are sitting down with Chris Weber, Corporate Vice President, Mobile Device Sales at Microsoft to discuss the new products.
This is everything you need to know about the event.
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Made from multiple thermoacrylics, this Lumia 520/521 skin case is highly elastic and resistant to oils. Say goodbye to annoying fingerprints! The back features a matte finish with a glossy edging that enhances the grip around your device.
Extras + Info for Lumia Windows Phones has once again been updated, but the same changelog exists and we can only spot small bumps in version numbers for system settings. Some of Microsoft's new Lumia system apps were inherited through its purchase of Nokia's mobile devices division and are updated regularly. The issue is with each release it's not always clear what each version brings to the table.
Need a clearer indication that Windows 9 is set to launch soon? In a post on micro-blogging service Weibo, Microsoft China asked, "Microsoft's latest OS Windows 9 is coming soon, do you think the start menu at the left bottom will make a come back?" The post was accompanied by a Windows 9 logo, which was quickly removed, but not before Cnbeta managed to spot it.
On Windows Phone, you can select a few apps as your default when snapping photos. By default Windows, Phones have the Camera app from Microsoft. In Windows Phone 8.1, it was updated with a handful of new features like burst mode. You can, of course, change your default camera. Those with a Lumia handset can use Nokia Camera while those with the HTC can use the HTC Camera. Which do you use by default?
Super Time Force is now free on Xbox One. Head to the Xbox Store and you can grab this side-scrolling shooter game Super Time Force without spending a dime. You will of course need to have an Xbox Live Gold membership since this deal is part of the Games with Gold promotion. Anyone with Xbox Live Gold will have a few games available for free on Xbox One and Xbox 360.
One of the great features in Windows Phone 8.1 is the ability to restore from a backup when setting up a new device. Everything from your Start screen layout to the apps themselves and even some settings can all be 'restored' if you ever change devices, or wish to hard-reset and start anew.
However, a few people have noticed that under Settings > Backup, there is an error message noting that the last backup attempt has failed. Even more worrisome, you may not even know it. Yikes! The good news is there is a fast and simple way to get this fixed, and you may want to double check that your OS is backed up. Here's how.
For Lumia users who lose their keys or valuables, Nokia's Treasure Tag will help you find those treasures with your smartphone. Now, Verizon Wireless has a big $10 sale on the $30 accessory, bringing the price down to just $20. The tags are available in either black, white, or yellow, and features a nice loop that you can attach to your keyring.
Good news, if you are in Canada, as today Microsoft and its carrier partners have set free the Lumia Cyan update for the Lumia 520 and Lumia 620 for almost all carriers up north. The entry and budget level devices in Canada have been lagging behind the global release, which saw its near completion last week.
Let us take a look at which carriers got the update for their Lumias!
Telegram Messenger's beta app for Windows Phone has been updated to add a few new features to the service and make the app quicker. The update, which is now inversion 0.1.3.8, brings voice messages to secret chats and the ability for users to pin secret chats to the Start screen.
Microsoft is prepping to drop the 2GB file size limit for OneDrive. Right now a small number of users can upload files larger than 2GB in size to OneDrive. Users on Reddit were the first to notice a change, with Microsoft sharing a statement to The Next Web to confirm the file size limit changes.
As Microsoft continually improves their new Cortana voice-assistant, users are discovering more novice features every day. Recently, we covered all the new songs Cortana can either sing (or semi-sing), and today we are learning that she can now tell you the time or convert currencies.
Just by asking Cortana "What time is it?" and the assistant fetches you the present time. Although she does not yet read it out loud, making this new find slightly less useful. Actually, asking Cortana the current time itself is redundant since it likely your phone already has an up-to-date clock (especially since with Update 1, the OS can synchronize over Wi-Fi for the current time).