5 hours ago
Joe Belfiore: Microsoft could offer new Windows Phone 8.1 Developer Preview updates this week
Microsoft's Windows Phone leader Joe Belfiore has confirmed that the company plans to issue new updates this week to people who have smartphones with the Windows Phone 8.1 Developer Preview build, and offered a little more information on what will be contained in those updates.
7 hours ago
We're streaming Forza Horizon 2 on Twitch right now [Ended]
The latest in Microsoft and Turn 10's Forza racing series, Forza Horizon 2, will arrive on Xbox One and 360 next Tuesday, September 30. We plan to have a comprehensive review ready to go at that time.
In the meantime, Windows Phone Central is celebrating Forza Horizon 2's upcoming release with a Twitch streaming session! Tune in to my channel at Twitch.tv/EastXTwitch tonight at 7pm CST (-0600 GMT) to see me play the full Xbox One version of Forza Horizon 2 for one hour. Let's chat and have some fun as we preview one of this year's hottest Xbox titles.
Read on for a quick rundown of Forza Horizon 2 and why we're so excited to play the game on Xbox One.
9 hours ago
Head to head: iPhone 6 Plus vs Lumia 1520 camera samples
It's hard not to compare the recently launched iPhone 6 Plus to Nokia's phablet, the Lumia 1520. Last week we showed you a size comparison. Today, let's have a camera comparison.
The Lumia 1520 features a 20-megapixel camera with f/2.4 Zeiss lens. The iPhone 6 Plus has an 8-megapixel camera. It has f/2.2 aperture, and larger 1.5-micron pixels compared to 1.2-micron pixels on the Lumia 1520. Which one takes better photos? Let's look at the following camera samples.
10 hours ago
FIFA 15 Ultimate Team with Xbox support dribbles onto Windows Phone
FIFA 15 Ultimate Team is the latest game for Windows Phone with Xbox Live support. You get over 10,000 players from over 500 licenses football teams. Look forward to over 30 real leagues and stadiums in this new mobile game! English Premier League, La Liga, German Bundesliga and others are all now on your Windows Phone for free.
10 hours ago
How to add every single NFL game to your Windows Phone Calendar
Back in June we showed you boys and girls how to add the 2014 World Cup schedule to your Windows Phone. This allowed you to see easily when matches were taking place so you could catch them in your local time zone. Here's how to do that for the 2014 NFL schedule.
10 hours ago
The WPCentral app for Windows 8.1 picks up custom theme colors and more in the latest update
After a recent fix for our Windows Phone app, our developer extraordinaire Jay Bennett has turned his attention back to our Windows 8.1 Modern app. Today, a new update is now available and not only do we have the full changelog, we are proud to note it is more than 'bug fixes and general improvements.'
Without a doubt, one of the most requested features is finally here: the ability to set the default accent color of the app by the user. Therefore, instead of our banner magenta color, much like our Windows Phone app, you can now choose which accent color works for you. Another big feature is Mobile Nations Passport support for logins, but there is even more...
10 hours ago
Microsoft pushing out Lumia Cyan update for more Windows Phone 8.1 Preview for Developer users
Microsoft will be releasing the Lumia Cyan update to more people who have installed the Windows Phone 8.1 Preview for Developers build on their smartphones, with the aim of expanding that release to even more phones in the days ahead.
11 hours ago
Microsoft now rolling out Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1 for Lumia 930
Microsoft has announced that it is rolling out a new software update for the Lumia 930 smartphone, bringing the firmware version number up to 14353 (from 14252) and the OS is now 14157, which is the same as the current Preview for Developers.
For those who may recall, OS 14157 is the Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1, meaning users do not need to be enrolled in the Preview program. Besides the HTC One for Windows on Verizon, this is the first official, non-preview phone to get Update 1.
12 hours ago
The iconic Taj Mahal Palace Hotel lights up in green as Xbox One launches in India
In a grand event at the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel in Mumbai today, Microsoft officially launched Xbox One in India, and delivered the first console to its owner.
Xbox One offers a huge exclusive games lineup including Forza Horizon 2, Forza Motorsport 5, Dead Rising 3, and Ryse: Son of Rome. In addition, popular third-party blockbusters will be available on Xbox One with early exclusivity for downloadable content in Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, FIFA 14, Battlefield 4, and more.
Chakrapani Gollapali, Country General Manager, Consumer Channels Group also reiterated the company's commitment to provide localized content and announced three new apps on the platform – Bigflix, Gaana, and Hungama providing a wide genre of Indian movie and music content.
12 hours ago
Riptide GP2 coming to Windows Phone next week, Beach Buggy Racing in October
Two games from well know mobile developer Vector Unit, Riptide GP2 and Beach Buggy Racing, will be coming to the Windows Phone platform in the coming weeks, according to what the team told a fan on Twitter today.
12 hours ago
New USB Type-C connector and cable can also offer DisplayPort support
When products that use the recently finalized USB Type-C connector and cable start launching in smartphones, tablets and notebooks, they will also be able to support DisplayPort audio and video, thanks to a newly announced agreement between the USB 3.0 Promoter Group and the Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA).
13 hours ago
Microsoft's newest Lumia 930 promo video joins the Internet cat craze
Microsoft's latest video that promotes its Lumia 930 smartphone was not only filmed using the camera on the Windows Phone device, but its themes of cats using the phone itself won its creator a big prize in a social media contest.
14 hours ago
Xbox One's Sunset Overdrive live action trailer may be one of the best ever made
Microsoft has just posted up their live action trailer for the upcoming Xbox One exclusive open world action game Sunset Overdrive and it could be the best trailer of its type ever made for a video game. Yes, it's that good and that entertaining to watch.
14 hours ago
Send Anywhere jumps from iOS and Android to Windows Phone for unlimited file sharing
In 2014, the ability to share files with other smartphone users, regardless of platform, is one of the top features that users want available to them. Sure, there is email and SMS as the old standbys, but increasingly people want direct ways to offer a song, photo, video, or documents.
Send Anywhere (send-anywhere.com) launched in early 2013 on iOS and Android, and now a port of the app by the company is available on Windows Phone. The free service works by uploading to a server the intended file, generating a numeric code, which you then give to the recipient. Using the same app, the receiver enters the unique code and retrieves the file to download to their device.
Send Anywhere for Windows Phone is not a pretty port, but it works. Graphics overlap on the right edges, and the stodgy UI looks extremely basic. However, putting aside aesthetic concerns, the app does what it is intended to do, send those files.
15 hours ago
Students in the US now have an easier way to access a free version of Office 365
Students that are 13 years old or older in the US will now be able to quickly gain access to a free version of Microsoft's Office 365 suite of productivity apps.
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