Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot may have signaled the beginning of the end of major game development for Microsoft's Xbox 360. In a new interview, he stated that due to the unexpected speed of hardware sales of the current generation consoles like the Xbox One, the publisher will likely shut down development of games for the Xbox 360 after 2015.
If you like shooting portrait photos, then you're going to love the Posing App. It's a "posing cheat sheet" you can use to help you before or during a photo shoot. It includes over 300 poses with easy to understand descriptions and hand drawn illustrations. In addition, there's a collection of tips & tricks about people photography for easy reference. We've installed it on our Nokia Lumia 930. Check out our hands-on video to see if it's something you might be interested in.
Microsoft has today announced availability for the Lumia 530 Windows Phone in the UK. Starting from September 4, consumers in the region will be able to pick up the smartphone from as little as £60. Taking the mobile experience to the next level with the latest Windows Phone 8.1 update, the affordable mobile device is a superb investment for anyone looking for a cheaper option when it comes to smartphones.
Microsoft has just announced that a new Reddit app will be coming soon to the Xbox One. The new app called ReddX will be available to users starting tomorrow. It brings the Reddit community to your Xbox One with a native app. Not only is this the first Reddit app on Xbox, but it's the first Reddit app aimed squarely at TV. Not only that, but MTV is joining the Xbox One, and the Twitch app is gaining some new features.
A long time ago in a galaxy very close to home, man created the game Doodle God. On Windows Phone, it was an Xbox-enabled game built around the concept of alchemy. Doodle God never got the bug-fixing update it deserved, but it did spawn a number of non-Xbox sequels such as Doodle Devil and Doodle Creatures. They were all very similar to one another.
Last week, developer JoyBits released a brand new Doodle God game that is also very similar to the others: Doodle Planet (also known as Doodle God: Planet). While Doodle Planet won't surprise anyone with drastic changes from previous games, it does have one big difference: it's free to play. If previous Doodle God games were too rich for your blood, maybe this version will make you a believer.
Verizon has announced that they will be including an extra gigabyte of data to customers who sign up for a new data plan. According to Verizon, you'll need to upgrade your phone or activate a smartphone on a More Everything plan with at least 1GB of data to get these free bits and bytes. This is in addition to the recent announcement of new 2GB single-line plans for $60 monthly that we heard about last week.
Sprint has announced its new Family Share Pack plans that replaces the company's Framily plans, and the new plans offer more data for less starting on August 22. According to the Now Network carrier, Sprint's plans will offer customers as much as twice the amount of data to comparable plans from rivals.
A lot of our devices are capable of running 3D games, but there's something about games in old-school pixel graphics that we seem to like. Javelin Masters does not have intense graphics, but it's really fun to play. You play as a javelin thrower. The goal is to throw it as far as you can. We've installed this free game on our Nokia Lumia 930. Watch the gameplay video to see if it's something you'd play.
Microsoft is promising to deliver a custom version of its ubiquitous Windows operating system to developers who own Intel's Galileo, which can be used to power and connect to other devices. Essentially, Galileo is like a Raspberry Pi for Windows developers to use to power the next generation of the Internet of Things.
Update While the deputy mayor of Munich seems to suggest in the article that the government will strongly consider a return to Windows, it appears a final decision to move from the Linux OS has not yet been officially determined.
Original story The city government of Munich, Germany has decided to end its long term use of a Linux-based operating system for its PCs and will move back to using a version of Windows for its computer needs:
Runtastic Pro for Windows Phone has received a major update today. Head into the Windows Phone Store and you'll find version 3.0 of the popular fitness tracking app. Today's big update introduces new features hydration recommendations, improved layout, heart rate monitor integration and a transparent Live tile for those on Windows Phone 8.1.
If you want a super cheap price on a no-contract Windows Phone smartphone, then you might want to check out the Microsoft Store website as they currently have the T-Mobile Lumia 521 on sale for just $49.
There's a new fitness program for your Xbox One, and it stars Seattle Seahawks quarterback and Super Bowl champ Russell Wilson. You and Russell Wilson are going to get athlete fit using your Xbox One and Xbox Fitness.
Ahead of HTC's press event in New York City on Tuesday, at least one Verizon Wireless retail store is getting ready for the launch of the Windows Phone version of the HTC One M8 with a store display that will also be going live tomorrow.
An email from a WPCentral reader included the image, which he told us was for a Verizon Wireless store display somewhere in Virgina that will be put in place on Tuesday. In a rather interesting development, the display notes that the phone is available both for Windows and Android.
Microsoft and the carriers have been busy pushing out the Lumia Cyan update for one of the most-prevalent Windows Phones to date, the Nokia Lumia 520 (and 520T in China). Although last week, we saw some carriers and countries in Europe being eligible for the Cyan update, starting Friday many more including Belgium, Croatia, Iceland and more have entered the 'available' list.
Additionally, countries like Algeria, Egypt, Nigeria, and others in Africa are also now cleared for the Lumia Cyan and 8.1 updates. Finally, last week we saw Costa Rica get the update on Claro, but now the telecom has pushed an update to other countries in the region too, including Argentina, Guatemala and more.
Below you will find the current list of Lumia 520 updates by country and region.
Panasonic will help promote their new Windows Embedded 8.1-based Toughpad FZ-E1 device in a rather unusal way with an original comic book written and drawn by folks who have helped to create comics at Marvel, DC and other major publishers.
For those who like to live on the edge of their seats with beta apps, you will want to check Nokia Camera beta, which is now up to version 220.127.116.11. Is there x-ray vision? Automatic refocusing days later? Jokes aside, unfortunately, no, as this update for Nokia Camera beta brings some "bug fixes and improvements" to the table.
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Made from multiple thermoacrylics, this Lumia 1520 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. Colors include black and white.
Brits eagerly awaiting the special edition 1TB Xbox One Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare bundle now know exactly when and where they'll be queuing up to buy the console. Priced at £429.99 and available from November 3, to get one you'll have to go to Game, and Game alone.