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.
There's so much good stuff on Xbox Music and Xbox Video. How do you keep up with what's new and worth checking out? You don't have to; we'll do that for you. Every Friday we'll grab the hottest albums and singles on Xbox Music. We'll also let you know what movies and television shows are out to watch on Xbox Video. It's the weekend, and we'll help entertain you.
Phil Spencer, the current leader of Microsoft's Xbox division, has promised to a fan on Twitter that Minecraft will indeed be ported to Windows Phone and Windows 8.1, a few days after Microsoft confirmed it will acquire the Minecraft franchise and its development team at Mojang for $2.5 billion before the end of the year.
Tonight OneDrive is upping it's free cloud storage to 30 GB. Microsoft is doing this to help all those folks with new iPhones needing more storage, but it applies to anyone with a OneDrive account. That means you with your Windows Phone or those using OneDrive on Android also get 30 GB as the base storage.
If you haven't heard by now, the iPhone 6 Plus came out today along with the iPhone 6. Windows Phone fans are probably wondering how Apple's new phablet compares with Nokia's own phablet, the Lumia 1520. We'll have an overall comparison ready for next week, but first let's compare their size.
We've placed both the Lumia 1520 and the iPhone 6 in front of our cameras. Make sure to watch our video.
It's Friday, so we should have some fun. What's more fun than talking about your favorite Windows Phone game with Xbox? Earlier this week Microsoft released Age of Empires: Castle Siege for Windows Phone (and Windows 8.1). It's an awesome new game that plays similar to mobile games Clash of Clans and Cloud Raiders. Unlike those two games, you can directly control your troops during attacks AND you get Xbox Live integration.
The most recent update to the evolving Skype client for Windows Phone brought location sharing, a useful feature if you use Skype for frequent peer to peer messaging.
Users can just tap the '+' sign and instead of sharing a photo, they can choose their position, creating a little map and a hyperlinked address within the chat. Tapping that address brings up a full-screen map and you can then use the up arrow icon near the top to send to the Windows Phone mapping system to get directions to the location.
Nextgen Reader is a popular RSS client on Windows Phone. It's also just been updated! Head into the Windows Phone Store and you'll find version 6.1.918.0 sitting there. Today's update is notable for introducing some new design improvements.
Turkish Airlines is the world's fourth-largest carrier in the world by number of destinations and the national flag carrier airline of Turkey. They're huge company and they've finally launched a new app for Windows Phone. The official Turkish Airlines app is available for free in the Windows Phone Store and allows you to buy tickets, check flight status and much more.
There's even more signs that Microsoft could be slowly leaving the "Phone" part of "Windows Phone" behind, at least in terms of marketing and promotion, in the form of two new TV commercials that show both Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone apps being used but with an overall "Windows" app theme.
Been eyeing a Surface Pro 3? Then you might want to check out this deal on eBay where you can buy a Surface Pro 3 (i5/4GB RAM) and get a free Type Cover. A purchase you'd normally have to make when buying a Surface Pro 3 if you plan on being productive.
Popular third-party YouTube app Metrotube has just received an update on Windows Phone. Head into the Windows Phone Store and you'll find version 18.104.22.168 live and ready for you to download. Today's update is notable for a redesign of the video page redesign.
It's been several months since the launch of the Windows Phone version of RoboForm, an excellent password management app. This week, the app got a new and big update that adds a password generator to the mix, along with other new features.
If there were any doubt of Samsung's commitment, even if it is half-hearted, users can now put their worries aside as the Korean company has a new app on the store dubbed ATIV Clock. Ironically, it is only for Windows Phone 8.1, as the new OS gives developers the ability to update the Live Tile in real-time.
Microsoft's second wave of layoffs on Thursday that affected 2,100 employees hit two of the company's divisions. One is the Silicon Valley office of Microsoft Research while the other will cause the Trustworthy Computing division to be reorganized.
Update: Looks like the app got another small bug fix update for the second time today, bumping up the version number to 22.214.171.124.
Original story Facebook Messenger for Windows Phone got a new update today, but don't get too excited as it just bumps up the version number to 126.96.36.199 with what appear to be just bug fixes.
A new firmware update for the Lumia 625, Lumia 925 and Lumia 525 started to roll out just over a week ago for a few users and with it came a small, but useful feature: static IP. The ability to set one's particular internet gateway and IP details is something nuanced, but essential for some users on various networks. Windows Phone's ability to support static IPs is as far as we know dependent upon the phone manufacturer as the OS itself does not have this baked in.
The firmware itself is slight, coming in at just 18 MB. It bumps the revision number from 1425.0002 to 1425.0003 on most devices, bringing the new static IP option, network+ option and some bug fixes, according to reader of the site Vinod K.
Having recently published a roundup of horror games coming to Xbox One and 360 next month, it's time to look at another batch of upcoming games. This time we turn our eyes and hearts to three distinct games from French publisher Focus Home Interactive.
Later this month, Focus will release Crimes & Punishments: Sherlock Holmes for Xbox One and 360 at retail. Then in October, Styx: Master of Shadows will sneak onto Xbox One and other platforms. Finally, the off-the-wall Kinect shooter Blue Estate is due out on Xbox One shortly after that. With adventure and investigations, stealth and action, and motion-based shooting, that's quite a diverse spread of games. Read on for plenty of details and trailers!