12 min ago
WhatsApp to get video save, multiple photo support in forthcoming update
When WhatsApp isn’t pushing out public updates on a regular basis for Windows Phone, they’re busy jamming them out behind the scenes for their private beta. Looking at the latter, version 2.11.318 is making the rounds and it has been discovered that a few new features are on board. (The current public version is 312).
That’s good news as it means those features will be headed to the official, public version, presumably in a few weeks (or sooner).
So what’s new? Glad you asked as we have some screenshots and details.
57 min ago
Microsoft updates both Xbox SmartGlass apps for Windows Phone
A few days ago, we mentioned that Microsoft had pushed out an update for their Xbox One SmartGlass app for Windows 8.1 devices. Falling on the heels of that update are similar ones for the Windows Phone apps, including the Xbox One and Xbox 360 versions.
Firing up the app for the Xbox One, we’ve noticed the version number has changed from 2.x.xxxx.14001 to 2.x.xxxx.26000 and no new features, at least nothing that popped out. Our guess is this update ties in with some minor bug and performance improvements, including some connectivity issues some users have reported (ours has worked flawlessly since day one).
1 hour ago
Map the world with the awe-inspiring Bing Maps 'Preview' for Windows 8.1
Microsoft's Bing Maps for Windows 8.1 is a breathtaking experience
The preinstalled map app within Windows 8 is quite good, but it comes nowhere near the detail and quality of map resources supplied by Google’s own mapping service. Microsoft intends to fix that idea and has just released their “Bing Maps Preview” application to the Windows Store.
Simply put from first impressions - we are impressed.
2 hours ago
Final Fantasy, SuperPhoto and Crumble Zone make up this week's Red Stripe Deals
If you’re looking for some savings on apps or games, Microsoft has you covered as the massive RPG (and classic) Final Fantasy, photo-tastic SuperPhoto and the new, hit game Crumble Zone are all sale.
2 hours ago
The Cyber WEEK Savings continue at the WPCentral Store - Save 25% on ALL Windows Phone accessories until EOD Friday!
Cyber Monday may be over but that doesn’t mean we can’t extend the savings. Yes, in case you missed it earlier this week, we’re extending the savings through the end-of-the-day Friday. Until midnight PST this Friday, you can save 25% on ALL Windows Phone cases and accessories at Store.WPCentral.com.
If you haven't visited our store for a while, be sure to click over and take a browse. You simply select your phone and the store will be customized for your device—awesome.
To take advantage of the Cyber Monday savings, all you need to do it use coupon code CYBER13 during the checkout process. It's as simple as that. Also a reminder that earlier this week we announced support for Bitcoin, so if you're sitting on a pile of Bitcoins now you can get it on the savings.
Thanks for supporting the Windows Phone Central community!!
4 hours ago
My Movies, keeping track of your movie collection from your Windows Phone
4 hours ago
Nokia Lumia 1020 crashes a wedding, comes away a winner
There’s very little debate that the Nokia Lumia 1020 is capable of taking some fantastic pictures. But would you test that theory on such a memorable event as a wedding? An event where the moment doesn’t always afford you the chance to re-take the picture?
Wedding photographer Joy Marie Smallwood took such a chance at a recent wedding that took place at Capella Pedregal in Cabo, Mexico. The results held true to the Lumia 1020’s reputation.
4 hours ago
Find your dream home with Zoopla UK Property Search for Windows Phone
It can prove to be a challenging task to locate your ideal home here in the UK, especially in the current economic climate. That said, there are numerous services and tools available to help you filter through properties in regions across the country. One of said services is Zoopla (www.zoopla.com), which has launched on Windows Phone.
5 hours ago
Nokia Lumia 1320 passes through the FCC
The Nokia Lumia 1320 is getting ready to hit the market. The mid-range Lumia device with 6-inch display has just been spotted on the FCC website. The documents don’t reveal any information we haven’t already uncovered from Nokia World earlier this year. The approved device appears to be the Global variant since it supports LTE bands 3, 7 and 20. The carriers in the United States use none of those.
11 hours ago
Delivery.com app now available at the Windows Phone Store
Delivery.com now has an app for Windows Phone 8. It lets you order delivery from participating local restaurants and stores in the United States. There are over 10,000 local businesses listed with delivery.com, so you can get things delivered instead of going outside.
If you are not a member, account setup is required. After providing your name and address, delivery.com will show you the restaurants and stores that deliver to that location. Choose a merchant, browse the menu, and place your order.
13 hours ago
SongArc version 2.0 rolling out, adds native Windows Phone 8 support and much more
It’s no secret that SongArc is one of our favorite games. It’s also quite popular with you guys and the Windows Phone community at large. It has north of a 500,000 users playing and is by far the most popular music game in the Windows Phone Store. A few weeks ago we gave you a sneak peek at the changes coming in version 2.0 of the game, which will be rolling out into the Windows Phone Store in the next few hours.
14 hours ago
Reindeer Round-Up, get in the Holiday mood with this new puzzle game for Windows Phone 8
If you like physics-based puzzle games, check out Reindeer Round-Up for Windows Phone 8. Originally launched for iOS and Android, the game has just been released at the Windows Phone Store. This game should get you in the mood for the holidays. Reindeer Round-Up is addictive, so don’t start playing it before an important errand.
16 hours ago
Lenovo is going live to discuss their ThinkPad YOGA – what are your questions?
Tonight at 9 PM EST, Lenovo will be going live in a Google Hangout discussion to talk about their latest notebook hybrid Windows 8 machine, the ThinkPad YOGA. The best part? Your Microsoft News Editor, Michael Archambault from Windows Phone Central, will be onboard to ask Lenovo about some of the questions you may have. See the live stream after the break!
17 hours ago
Xbox Feedback site launched to help improve the Xbox One
The Xbox One has been out for nearly two weeks. We’re loving ours and the majority of you folks are too. However, no product is perfect and the Xbox One is no exception to this rule. It will of course get better, just the Xbox 360 did before, but there will be some growing pains along the way. There’s now a community effort on Reddit (and a dedicated website) where users are putting together their suggestions for how Microsoft can improve the Xbox One.
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17 hours ago
Nintex Mobile now available for Windows Phone 8
We don’t get to cover too many enterprise focused apps here, but the handful of IT readers out there love it when we do. So here’s one for you guys. Nintex has just released an official app for Windows Phone 8 that will help users interact on the go. Let’s check out what this app is capable of.