Smartwatches are starting to become more and more mainstream, so we understand if it's hard for you to decide which one is the right device for you. There is currently a huge variety of devices on the market, and plenty more are on the way. Some have been around for a while now, and others are the new kids on the block — but don't worry — we're here to help you sort out which smartwatch is the right one for you.
My 17 reasons to buy a case for the HTC One (M8) for Windows Phone in reality boils down to ONE BIG reason - it's a slippery phone! In addition to the hardware being beautiful in all its metal-given glory, it is also easy to drop. And drop my HTC One M8 I did... I accidentally dropped mine SEVENTEEN TIMES in the past four months. What follows is an account of how it held up over that time and of eventually what busted. The TL;DR? You will probably want to buy a case for it.
Calling all Windows Phone and Microsoft fans... Today, on behalf of Mobile Nations and the WPCentral team, I'm extremely happy to announce the opening of our WPCentral Canada Store . The store resides at http://ca.wpcentral.com, but don't worry - if you're on a Canadian IP address we will automatically redirect you to the Canada store when you click on WPCentral's site navigation links (once in the store you can easily toggle between Canada store and main US/International store should you want to switch).
With our WPCentral Canada store warehouse physically located within Canada, shipping is now provided by Canada Post (UPS also available) and FREE SHIPPING is offered on most orders over $50. Shipping on smaller orders is a flat $5.95. The best news of course is that with your shipment never crossing the US/Canada border, you no longer have to worry about things like duty charges. And as you would expect, all pricing and transactions are conducted in Canadian dollars and we have lots of payment methods available. Beyond credit cards, PayPal and Bitcoin are also accepted!
Today Only: Buy the Amzer Pudding TPU Case for Nokia Lumia 1520 for only $4.95 and save 50%
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. Get yours in black or white today!
Mojang has now issued their own statement today about Microsoft buying their company, and the Minecraft game franchise, for $2.5 billion, confirming that the three founders of Mojang, including Minecraft's creator Markus "Notch" Persson, will now be leaving the development team they formed.
A Windows Phone has been used to record some of the models arriving for New York Fashion Week, allowing participating women to introduce themselves and remind viewers that there are actual people behind the fashion and design. It's also an interesting look at where the models are from and how Windows Phone managed to capture the magic.
In light of Google's Android One announcement, it looks like Microsoft is gearing up to make changes of its own to target the entry-level segment in India. According to Economic Times, Microsoft will stop selling devices in the Asha range, and will introduce more affordable smartphones running the Windows phone platform.
Microsoft today held an event in Vietnam to launch the recently released Lumia 830. The more affordable mid-range smartphone matches the latest in Lumia design (the Lumia 930) with advanced components to produce a capable solution for today's needs and requirements. The Lumia 830 will set local purchasers back by VND 7,999,000 (about $380), which isn't a bad deal.
Meru Cabs, the largest radio cab service in India, launched their official app for Windows Phone in February earlier this year.
The company operates around 7,000 cabs in several key cities of India: Mumbai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Jaipur, and Ahmedabad and serves more than 1.8 million passengers. The latest update bumps the app version to 126.96.36.199, and brings in a few new features.
UK's Phones 4U is set to close the doors on its 720 outlets after EE becomes the final carrier partner to terminate its relationship with the retailer prompting administration. The decision to shutter its stores will affect almost 6,000 employees though private equity owner BC Partners assures that "employees will continue to be paid until further notice."
UK-based smartphone and tablet OEM My Go could be about to officially launch their first Windows Phone product, the GoFone GF47W, according to a recently discovered webpage that apparently was not supposed to go live to the public.
Stardock CEO Brad Wardell gives us his opinion on various Windows subjects
Stardock was already a well known developer of Windows utilities and games before the launch of Start8 in 2012, a desktop Start menu for Windows 8 to take the place of the one that Microsoft decided to remove from the OS. While Start8 is not the only Start menu replacement for Windows 8, it turned out to be a massive success for Stardock. Since then the company has released a number of other utilities for Windows 8, including ModernMix, which allows Modern UI apps to run in windowed form on the desktop. Both the Start menu and the ability to run Modern apps on the desktop are slated to be added to the next official version of Windows by Microsoft, code name Threshold.
Today Only: Buy the Incipio Feather Hard Case for Nokia Lumia 920 for only $14.95!
Measuring less than 1mm thin, this Feather Case is ideal for the Lumia 920 user seeking inconspicuous, first-class protection. The soft matte finish makes it easy to grip and there's access to your camera, ports and buttons.
The Windows 9 leaks keep coming. Today we have a video of the rumored Notification Center on Windows 9 in action. Yesterday we were treated to two videos showing how multiple desktops would be supported in Windows 9 and how users could disable Live tiles in the Start menu. A new video, again from German site Winfuture.de, shows off a Notification Center running on the desktop in Windows 9.
A lot can happen in a week. New apps join the Windows Phone Store or Windows Store. Your favorite apps can get a big update with a new look or new features. Device rumors come and go. Seven days might not seem like much, but it can be an eternity in the tech news cycle. Every week we're going to compile the biggest stories into one post, so you never fall behind – In Case You Missed It.
Data Sense is a vital Windows Phone 8.1 tool for many who like to keep track of how much data their phone consumes each month. Even more, the gizmo gives users the ability to restrict background data when roaming, set data limits, and see which apps grabs the most data.
Earlier this week, Microsoft released a companion app for Data Sense called IE Data Savings. The app taps into Data Sense but gives users a more detailed analysis of their Internet Explorer web usage. The app is free, and it should work all phones with the Windows Phone 8.1 OS installed.
Back in Berlin, Germany a few weeks ago during Microsoft's big reveal, many people noticed the Flipboard app for Windows Phone was preloaded on a the new Lumia 730 and Lumia 830 display phones. I won't get into the politics of what happened, but you can pretty much guess that Flipboard was not announced that day. Instead, it is still Coming Soon™.
This morning though, a link for the app has been spotted on the Store. As you may have learned from the headline, you cannot yet download it, making this likely blocked by the developers until they are ready to announce it, or it is a private beta, meant for internal testing.