18 min ago
Static IP option finally arrives in a new update for a few Lumia phones
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.
19 min ago
New Sherlock Holmes, Styx, and Blue Estate games headed soon to Xbox One
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!
45 min ago
New Surface Pro 3 rugged case claims it meets military standards
1 hour ago
Deal of the Day: 64% off Nokia Micro-USB 1.2A Travel Charger
This Nokia charger plugs directly from an AC wall power source into your micro-USB device and provides a stable charge anywhere there's an outlet. The compact, lightweight design makes it easy to carry with you while traveling, too!
1 hour ago
Cherry Mobile boasts Windows and Windows Phone Live Tile syncing in striking new ad
When it comes to commercials for Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone, as they say in Hollywood, everyone is a critic. Either the ad should be complex or minimal, long or short, everybody has his or her idea of what works.
Philippines-based Cherry Mobile is one of the more recent budget manufacturers to jump on the Microsoft train, and they seem to be going all in with their latest commercial.
1 hour ago
Facebook Messenger app for Windows Phone gets new but tiny update
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 18.104.22.168 with what appear to be just bug fixes.
1 hour ago
Royal Revolt 2 adds some new scrolls and more in latest update
Royal Revolt 2, the recently released fantasy action-strategy game sequel from developer Flare Games, has received a new content update for Windows Phone and Windows 8.1 that adds some new scrolls to use, among other things.
2 hours ago
Despicable Me: Minion Rush gets bumped with new areas, costumes and fixes galore!
Despicable Me: Minion Rush is a popular Windows Phone title, which has been updated a fair few times by Gameloft. Today, we're looking at version 22.214.171.124, which introduces new areas to explore, a brand new costume and overall improvements to make the user experience even more awesome.
2 hours ago
Microsoft absorbs Nokia's UK mobile devices website
Microsoft has migrated the main sections of what was the Nokia UK Lumia website to its own online portal. The tech giant recently pushed across the support pages covering Lumia software updates and now it appears as though the green light has been given to absorb remaining content. A combination of notifications and redirects have been set up to send consumers from the old Nokia website to Microsoft's new home of its own mobile products.
2 hours ago
More Windows 9-Threshold info leaked, including changing Start menu colors
Some more information about what may be included in the next version of Windows, code name "Threshold" has been leaked, including some screenshots that show its Start menu may change colors based on the background theme selected by the user for the OS.
3 hours ago
Incredible Toys - battle to save the Toy World with this Windows Phone game
3 hours ago
Microsoft to bring back the Lumia 930 UK bundle with free wireless charger and speaker
Microsoft is set to bring back the bundle deal with the Lumia 930 in the UK, according to Clove who also unveiled a price drop for the Windows Phone. This bundle will see purchasers receive not only the Lumia 930, but also the MD-12 wireless speaker and DC-50 portable wireless charger at no extra cost. It's a sweet package to get anyone started with Microsoft's mobile platform.
7 hours ago
Solve a mystery in D4 or save sheep from doom in Flockers, both now available on Xbox One
Yesterday we brought you some unique insights into Xbox console games with new previews of Evil Within and Alien: Isolation for Xbox One and 360, FIFA 15 EA Access impressions, and an exclusive interview with the makers of TMNT: Danger of the Ooze. Now today is shaping up to be a day of not just reading about new games, but playing them…
Two new downloadable games have just launched on Xbox One! D4: Dark Dreams Don't Die from Access Games and Microsoft is now available for $14.99, and supports play with either the Kinect or a controller. Team17, maker of Worms Battlegrounds, has just published the lighthearted puzzle game Flockers for $24.99, or $18.49 for Xbox Live Gold members. Read on for links and impressions, plus a list of next week's releases!
15 hours ago
You can now try FIFA 15 on EA Access for Xbox One
FIFA 15, the latest edition to one of the best-selling sports video game franchise in the world, is now available for trial on Xbox One for EA Access members. Unlike the demo version, which was released just over a week ago, this is the full game. The catch here is that EA Access members are limited to just six hours of gameplay.
We've just installed the FIFA 15 trial on our Xbox One. Watch our gameplay video!
16 hours ago
Popular quiz game Trivia Crack now on Windows Phone
Trivia Crack has just made the jump from Android and iOS to Windows Phone! The popular mobile quiz game tests your knowledge and challenges you against your friends. You'll take a crack at over 100,000 trivia questions across six different categories: geography, history, art & literature, science and technology.
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