3 min ago
How the Windows Phone 8.1 Xbox Games App changes your gaming experience
In Windows Phone 8.1, the Xbox Games Hub is now a separate app that can be updated independently from the OS itself. It can’t be uninstalled, but the freedom to update separately should allow Microsoft to make changes to the app much more quickly than before. In fact, the app received its first update earlier today.
Like many aspects of the Windows Phone 8.1 update, the Xbox Games app builds on the established pre-8.1 design and makes a few changes as well. Not all of these changes are for the better, and in some ways the app is a clear step back. Luckily there will surely be more updates to follow. Read on to learn about the major changes in the Windows Phone 8.1 Xbox Games app and the new way the OS lists the games you’ve installed.
7 min ago
CookAid, a DIY recipe app for Windows Phone 8
11 min ago
Deal of the Day: Trident Aegis Case for Nokia Lumia 822
The Trident Aegis Cases offer complete protection with creative design to keep the Lumia 822 safe and unharmed without compromising its advanced functionality. A durable silicone layer is on the inside - in direct contact with the device, with a hard polycarbonate shell on outside.
33 min ago
EA celebrates Easter with Spring Sale covering 12 Xbox Games
To celebrate the Easter holidays, EA has launched a Spring Sale on the Windows Phone Store. Twelve highly rated games are available with discounts included, perfect for consumers who are looking to stock up on games this weekend and beef out their Games Hub on Windows Phone 8.1. Pass the break for details and store links.
8 hours ago
Use a USB cable to project your Windows Phone 8.1 screen to your PC
Earlier today we told you guys and gals about Microsoft’s Project My Screen app for your PC. This is the app you’ll need installed and running on your PC in order to share what’s on your Windows Phone 8.1 screen to your PC. We haven’t had time to play around with it yet, but Microsoft’s Cliff Simpkins (@cliffsimpkins) has a great guide on how to use it and troubleshoot any potential problems.
9 hours ago
All you need to know about Data Sense on Windows Phone 8.1
Windows Phone 8.1 introduces a handful of new features like Cortana, Notification Center and Wi-Fi Sense, but also improves on older features like Data Sense. We’ll be going into detail over the next few days about all the various features. We figured we’d make ‘sense’ of Windows Phone 8.1 by spending quality time with Data Sense, Storage Sense and Wi-Fi Sense. Here’s the page you bookmark to know everything you want about Data Sense.
11 hours ago
Today’s Word updated with Lock screen and translucent Live tile support
We’ve been covering the app Today’s Word for a handful of months now. It’s a great app that will help you grow your vocabulary every single day. You don’t even need to launch the app since its Live tile will just teach you a new word daily. The app has been updated to version 2.0 that brings a host of new features. Let’s check it out.
14 hours ago
Microsoft's Project My Screen PC component available for download
15 hours ago
Auto Witness, a Windows Phone 8 solution for documenting traffic accidents
15 hours ago
Experiencing a bug in the Windows Phone 8.1 Preview? You’re probably not alone
Microsoft recently released the Windows Phone 8.1 Preview for Developers
, but already many consumers who opted to upgrade are experiencing some rather odd glitches. A popular thread is well under way on our community forum, enabling users to share issues they discover while using the latest version of Windows Phone on their devices.
16 hours ago
How to make the coolest Lock screen for your Windows Phone in 4 easy steps
Since I’ve already shared with you my favorite wallpaper for Windows Phone 8.1 and some of my apps on my Start screen, I figured I’d finish the week up with something on my Lock screen. Granted, I’ve been known to change this often, depending on which app adds support for that feature. But today I’m back to an oldy but goody: The blurred Start screen.
As you can see in the above photo, it looks like my Lock screen is an opaque but see-through window to my Start screen. Unfortunately, transparent Lock screens are not back, but you can simulate the effect with a few easy steps.
16 hours ago
Take your Windows 8 tablet gaming to the next level with an Xbox controller
For those looking for a portable tablet gaming experience, Windows tablets can sure hit the mark like no other platform. Whether you are looking at the fully equipped Razer Edge with an Nvidia GeForce GPU and dual joysticks, or you are looking at a Surface 2 – experiences are ready to be had.
The power of a full Windows 8 tablet allows gamers to experience their favorite titles like Counter Strike: GO, Team Fortress 2, World of Warcraft, Call of Duty, and Titanfall anywhere they go. If you are using a Windows RT based tablet, the fun does not end just because you are limited to the Windows Store - not if you have an Xbox 360 controller.
17 hours ago
Windows Phone developer hooks up Cortana to control his lights
We’re very excited to see what developers can do by integrating their apps with Cortana. It’s a very promising future for those on Windows Phone 8.1. One developer has already started to play around with Cortana. Matt Cavanagh, a guy from South Africa who is well-known in the Windows Phone developer scene, has hooked up Cortana to control his lights. Check the video after the break.
17 hours ago
6tag and 6sec get updates for 8.1, CloudSix support and more
It’s been awhile since we’ve seen updates for 6tag (Instagram client) and 6sec (Vine client) from developer Rudy Huyn. Today, we’re getting updates for both, including a 2.0 release for 6sec.
6tag has received CloudSix integration, which is Huyn’s other pet project. CloudSix offers an unparalleled experience for cloud hosting companies on Windows Phone, including Dropbox (Huyn mentioned that he plans to expand CloudSix coverage to OneDrive, Mega, Google Drive and more in the future). Today’s update includes that along with support for “phablets under Windows Phone 8.1”.
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18 hours ago
AT&T GoPhone adding more data to smartphone plans
AT&T's pre-paid GoPhone customers are in for a nice little treat: their monthly data allotments are going up, but their monthly cost is staying the same. Starting April 25th, GoPhone's 2GB $60-a-month plan will be bumped up to 2.5GB, while the $40-for-250MB plan will double to 500MB. Additionally, those on the larger and more expensive plan will gain mobile Wi-Fi hotspot support at no additional charge. And if you happen to be wanting to buy your smartphone from Wal-Mart, GoPhone shoppers there will have the option of a $45 monthly 1GB plan.