In case you missed it, Fitbit launched their long awaited tracker app for Windows Phone 8.1 today. The app is already earning a 4.5 (out of 5) rating on the Store, with many customers pleased with the release.
In case you are new to Fitbit, and you need a new Windows Phone, the Microsoft Store is running a stellar deal. Starting at $149, you can grab both the Lumia 635 (AT&T black or T-Mobile white) and a brand new Fitbit Flex (black or slate). Those are no-contract prices too, although the T-Mobile package is priced slightly higher at $178.95.
The TV Show is like app or game reviews for television episodes. Whether you're watching on the Xbox in your living room or streaming to your Windows Phone, Surface, or desktop or tablet PC, follow along for the week of TV that was. On this episode Dave and Rene talk Doctor Who season 4, marrying the Doctor's daughter, thinking through your anti-life plans, the end of the beginning of River Song, bionic companions, Time Lord bonds, and non-ginger regenerations.
Reports that HTC would be reconfiguring their popular Android based One M8 for Windows Phone have been circulating for months with Verizon as the flag bearer, but details of the device – and release – are now coming into focus. Tonight, Engadget is reporting that the name of the phone is called "One (M8) for Windows," which is a little awkward, although if you drop the M8 it has a nice ring to it.
Engadget reports that they phone should launch by on "Verizon during the third quarter, or no later than the end of September" although our sources tell us that Microsoft Stores have a planning date of August 20 with a launch on the 21st. The off-contract, full price of the phone is listed at $610 with on-contract price most likely nearing $199. The name is also confirmed as "One (M8) for Windows" according to documents we have seen.
Readit is one of the most popular Reddit apps for Windows Phone. Version 1.9 of the app has just been published in the Windows Phone Store and brings a number of stability improvements, performance improvements and bug fixes. Plus a ton of other cool features. Full changelog and download link below.
Our favorite second-CEO of Microsoft Steve Ballmer has just been cleared to buy the Los Angeles Clippers. They're the professional basketball team that Ballmer has been trying to buy for $2 billion. Former owner, Donald Sterling, has prevented the sale with a lawsuit. Today a judge has ruled against Sterling and Ballmer is cleared to buy the Clippers.
As you obtain more games, apps, videos, and other experiences on your Xbox One, you want to able to access the ones that you use the most quickly. That's where pins come in. You can pin your favorite game or app to your Home screen for quick access.
Head past the break to watch the steps on video.
Cortana isn't a Windows Phone 8.1 feature that stays stagnant. It's one feature that Microsoft can continually update and improve on the backend without the user needing to update any software. Today we see reports of Microsoft soliciting feedback through Cortana.
Late last week, Windows Phone Central had a nice little refresh to our website. The new header to the site has a more modern appearance, is dynamic (try clicking into a story and watch it change topics), and it features more of our guides and super pages, like our Windows Phone 8.1 Update Tracker for quick access.
The one downside to the deployment was the color scheme was not exactly _something many of us wanted. Of course, I mentioned we would be changing it soon and sure enough, our hardworking developers and designers have brought back our familiar magenta, and cyan colors from days past. Hooray! Therefore, you get those new features _and the accustomed colors too. Later, we can still look to add custom themes for registered members.
Were you born with a mug that only your momma could love? Or maybe your pores are acting up. Then you're going to love the new Facetune app for Windows Phone. It's a popular app on Android and iPhone that brings professional quality touchup to your photos. Use it to brighten your teeth, remove blemishes and more. Details and a download link can be found below.
The Wakie app, which just launched for Windows Phone 8 and 8.1 today, give users a way to wake up each day with a new person. Before your minds go in a certain direction, the app has been designed so that it gives users a call on their phone with a real person each morning, with a different person on the call every day,
On Friday, Microsoft released the first beta of their Live Lock Screen app for Windows Phone 8.1. One of the neat aspects of the app is the ability to use custom wallpapers. Although adding your own image is in and of itself not groundbreaking, the prospects of creating images that leverage the unique clock designs is certainly enticing.
In our forums, some Photoshop enthusiasts are hard at work creating numerous backgrounds for the different clocks. A few members are posting the bare image plus the after shot to show how it looks in action on the Live Lock Screen, and there are a few gems that you may want to grab.
Ready for another challenging game that is hard to put away? If you said yes, you should check out Kitty in the Box. Originally released for iOS earlier this month, it has also just been released for Windows Phone. It looks really cute and simple, but it's not as easy as you think.
We've installed Kitty in the Box on our Nokia Lumia 930. Check out the gameplay video after break.
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Hilton Worldwide Holdings is prepping for a major technology update in its 4,200 hotel locations that could allow customers to do things such as open their hotel rooms with a smartphone app as early as 2015.
We're pretty late to this deal, but it's certainly worth covering if you're able to make a purchase within the next two days. UK retailer John Lewis has the Lumia 2520 Windows 8.1 RT tablet listed for just £249.95, which is a full £150 off the normal price.
Amazon has launched a new section of its retail website where customers can customize and purchase a number of 3D printed products, including items such as cases, holders and stands for smartphones and tablets.
Microsoft is on a roll with its marketing campaigns, particularly here in the UK. The tech giant has released numerous advertisements for a variety of Windows Phones, including the new Lumia 930 flagship, even going as far as taking the new Windows Phone to the Cornbury music festival.
Families and children were able to be a part of the 'One Experience' where Microsoft had everyone dress up to feature in recorded scenes and eventually a movie. Now the company has released a video to show how everything was put together.
T-Mobile is launching a new plan aimed at families of four. Beginning this Wednesday, July 30, customers will be able to set up a four-line Simple Choice plan with 10GB of data for $100 per month. Unlike plans on other carriers where that data would be shared, on T-Mobile each line will get 2.5GB of high-speed data. The offer will be available until 2016.