In a press event in New Delhi, Microsoft announced the launch of Lumia 830 in India. Unveiled at the IFA 2014 in Berlin a while ago, the Lumia 830 is marketed as an 'affordable flagship' essentially offering a premium camera experience and impressive feature set in a smartphone that's easy on your wallet.
Last night the suite of previously known 'Bing apps' on Windows Phone received the anticipated rebrand, bringing back the old MSN moniker instead. All the apps on Windows Phone managed to get the update, although only one Windows 8.1 app – Bing Finance – had its name changed to MSN Money. Tonight, the rest of the apps are now refreshed.
Assuming you have said Bing apps installed, if you head to Settings and check for App Updates in the Store, you will likely see all of them with pending new versions of all the apps. From MSN Weather to MSN News to MSN Health & Fitness, the apps now feature MSN instead of Bing near the top.
If you like cool new indie games, then you owe it to yourself to check out Chariot. This 2D platformer from developer Frima is now available for purchase for the Xbox One console and best of all, this game, which normally costs $14.99, will be free to download for the entire month of October for people who subscribe to the Xbox Live Gold service.
Endomondo for Windows Phone has picked up it's third update in seven months. The team at Endomondo has been cranking up their Windows Phone development pace and the latest update adds a handful of new features. One notable feature being the introduction of Endomondo Premium.
As part of its Windows 10 press conference today, Microsoft's Joe Belfiore showed off a motion study of a new touchscreen mode for the operating system that's being developed specifically for use in hybrid (notebook-tablet) PCs called "Continuum."
Xbox One Stereo Headset is on sale right now over at Groupon for $49.99. If you've been looking for a great sounding yet affordable headset this is definitely one to go with especially with it being 38% off.
Microsoft may have chosen not to offer a live stream of its Windows 10 press event in San Francisco today, but the company did decide to film the gathering and post most of it on its Windows YouTube channel for all the world to see and enjoy.
Minecraft fans will be happy to know that the game will be arriving for Xbox One starting November 18. Minecraft: Xbox One Edition will land in stores for $19.99 and users who have played the game on Xbox 360 could easily transfer their creations and most downloadable content to the new Xbox One Edition game. Users who have played the Xbox 360 Edition can also upgrade to the Xbox One Edition for just $4.99.
If you're part of the BBM beta for Windows Phone, you'll want to go ahead and get yourself updated. BlackBerry has now rolled out v18.104.22.168 and it's packed full of bug fixes, features additions but alas, as it is a beta there's also some things to be aware of before you hop right into it. Luckily, BlackBerry has provided a full change log for everyone to look through so you can decide for yourself if you want to run a beta.
Files and Folders Pro is a fully functional file manager for Windows Phone 8.1. From copying, moving, renaming, deleting and performing other routine actions with files and folders, this Windows Phone app should help sort things out.
The app pulls in a 4 Star rating in the Windows Phone Store and has a certain level of appeal. To help bolster that appeal, Files and Folders Pro is this week's myAppFree deal.
Today's formal introduction of Windows 10 was targeted mainly at Microsoft's enterprise customers, many of whom decided not to update their PCs when Windows 8 was launched. In a new blog post, Microsoft offers up some more information on why Windows 10 will be better for businesses, especially in terms of security and updates.
Today, Microsoft announced the next chapter in their OS story with Windows 10 or better known as one OS to rule them all. The new operating system, which won't officially debut until mid-2015 is meant for everything from a phone to a tablet to PC to even the Xbox One. It is truly a unifying, singular user experience as even the app Store is a one-stop for all devices.
Over the last year or so WPCentral aka Windows Phone Central has been undergoing many behind the scene changes, including more staff writers and an expansion of our coverage from Windows Phone to everything Microsoft. In hindsight, we knew where Microsoft was going with their Phone and desktop OS, so the slow ramp up made sense to us, though perhaps not always to our readership.
There is just one issue we have been thinking about for a long time: Our name.
Microsoft has confirmed that the just announced Windows 10 is also the next major version of Windows Phone as well, which would also confirm that the desktop-notebook PC operating system is merging with the mobile OS..
Microsoft announced Windows 10 today at a private event in San Francisco. There were a handful of new features announced that we think you'll like. While the focus was on enterprise (and getting enterprise to upgrade to Windows 10), we think a lot of you going to enjoy using these six new features inside Windows 10.
Microsoft just announced Windows 10, the next version of Windows, early this morning. Today's event was more focused on enterprise features. Microsoft plans to talk about the consumer angle of Windows 10 in early 2015. Microsoft has also announced a new Build developer conference in April and that Windows 10 will be available in mid-2015.
Microsoft has just announced the next version of Windows. They're not calling it Windows One, or Windows 9, instead Redmond has decided to call it Windows 10.
Two more apps have just been added to the Xbox One ecosystem. One of them offers a way to check out the content on the VH1 cable TV network, while the other is geared toward fan of the Forza game franchise.
The Lumia 530 is being position as one of the most affordable Windows Phones available, despite growing completion from the likes of BLU and others. T-Mobile announced back in July that it would be stocking the ultra-budget phone, although no pricing or release date was given with only a generic "later this year" promise.
Windows Phone Central now expects the phone to launch in mid-October at a $69 off-contract price.
Season's greetings everyone! Xbox Season (aka empty wallet season) officially begins this week with the launch of Forza Horizon 2, Microsoft's first AAA exclusive of the holiday season. The highly anticipated action RPG, Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor and investigative adventure game Crimes & Punishments: Sherlock Holmes also hit retail and digital shelves this week. And starting tomorrow, Xbox Live Gold members can download the new co-op platformer Chariot for free. That's a lot of fun in store for Xbox One owners!
Samsung will stop using its own JungUm Global software for document and word processing in favor of Microsoft Word starting on January 1, according to an announcement from the company today. This development is not only a big win for Microsoft and its Office division, but it could signal a better working relationship between the two companies in the future.