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Here is why Microsoft wants hamburger menus in Windows 10 for phone
2 hours ago
Windows Store Collection: Comic Book Fans
This week we are setting aside our Windows Phone and taking a look at one of the Collections in the Windows Store. As many know, the Windows Phone Store has a series of Collections that pulls together Windows Phone games or apps that are from the same genre such as shopping apps, photography apps or racing games.
The Windows Store also has a large selection of Collections that focus on Windows 8 apps and games. These Collections are very similar to those we have become familiar with in the Windows Phone Store and cover categories of Windows 8 titles such as hidden object games, apps for music lovers, racing games and more.
For this week's roundup, we are focusing on the Windows Store Collection Comic Book Fans. It is one of the smaller collections but focuses on apps and games that delivers the comic book experience to your Windows 8 device. We've pulled four of the titles to highlight this week that you may appealing.
3 hours ago
PicsArt for Windows Phone snags new interface, tools, and effects in latest update [Update]
Update 2: The PicsArt app is now back in the Windows Phone Store.
Update: The app has been pulled from the store as it apparently is crashing when users try to open it. We will update this post when it goes live again
Original story: Photo editing app PicsArt has received a pretty hefty update on Windows Phone today, bringing an all-new interface along with several new features.
Along with the refreshed interface, PicsArt users can now import images from Instagram and touch up their images with a number of new tools and effects.
5 hours ago
An introduction to the Mi4, Xiaomi's future Windows 10 test device
At WinHEC 2015, Microsoft announced a partnership with Xiaomi to test the Windows 10 technical preview on one of its smartphones. This is that smartphone, the Mi4.
As it stands at the time of writing there's still no word on exactly when the collaboration will open up to members of the public. But there's also a good chance you've asked yourself: "what is this Xiaomi Mi4 anyway?"
So let's take a look at one.
7 hours ago
Shield against impacts with this durable HTC One M8 hard case — only $4.95 today
Consisting of a top and bottom shell that snaps together, this slim hard case protects your HTC One M8 from minor drops without bulking up the sleek design of your device. We only have black and red left in stock, so grab yours on the cheap before they're gone!
18 hours ago
Exclusive: We discuss ID@Xbox for Windows 10 and phones with Microsoft's indie chief Chris Charla
Xbox is hitting Windows 10 in a big way later this year.
Announced back in January, Xbox will receive a dedicated app for Windows 10, providing Game DVR for all PC games, access to your Xbox One social features and game streaming across devices in your home network. In addition to this, independent developers will be able to include Xbox APIs into their games that appear in the Windows app store via the ID@Xbox program, currently available only on Xbox One.
I caught up with ID@Xbox head Chris Charla to discuss how the program has been faring so far, ID@Xbox for Windows 10 (phones too!), and more!
19 hours ago
Microsoft changing Windows Phone Recovery Tool after Windows 10 preview issues
19 hours ago
SmartThings Mobile 1.1.0 brings updated SmartSetup screen, more
SmartThings for Windows Phone has been updated to version 1.1.0 today, bringing a number of features and improvements, including a new look for the SmartSetup screen.
As part of today's update, SmartThings also brings procative notifications for firmware updates, as well as the ability to add a Hub to a location that already exists.
20 hours ago
OneNote now lets you clip from Bing Image Search
Microsoft has announced a new feature for Bing Image Search from the OneNote team today called "Clip it to OneNote."
Clip it to OneNote will allow users to select individual results in Bing Image Search and send them to OneNote for later review.
20 hours ago
Microsoft Lumia 640 XL available for pre-order on Expansys USA for $274.99
An unlocked version of Microsoft's Lumia 640 XL can now be pre-ordered on the Expansys USA site for $274.99. The 5.7-inch smartphone was first announced in March and has launched since that time in the UK, India and other parts of the world.
21 hours ago
Microsoft adds interactive charts and more to Sway presentation tools
21 hours ago
Microsoft Lumia 640 review
Microsoft is steadily getting its handle on its device portfolio after the Nokia acquisition. And it is starting at the bottom and gradually working its way up with the likes of the Lumia 430, Lumia 435, Lumia 532 and the Lumia 535.
Then we got to Mobile World Congress. Microsoft had taken over the space once inhabited by Nokia and used it to deliver a keynote very early on the first morning of the show. Among the Windows 10 talk was the introduction of the Lumia 640 and the Lumia 640 XL.
Both another step up on the ladder from those that came before, and taking it up to around half-dozen smartphones to carry the Microsoft logo. The Lumia 640 has big shoes to fill, coming in as a replacement for the very popular Lumia 630/635. Does it do a good job?
That's what we're here to find out.
21 hours ago
Unreal, Unreal and Cocos2d game engines will soon have easier access to Visual Studio tools
Microsoft has announced it has reached agreements to offer easier access to its Visual Studio development tools for three major game engines: Unreal, Unity and Cocos2d.
21 hours ago
Hands-on with 6discover for Windows Phone
Windows Phone users do not have an official Snapchat application, but 6discover, the latest app from Rudy Huyn, offers one of the major features. You won't be able to create, view, or share snaps with friends. You also won't be able to use 6discover to chat or create stories. You use 6discover for Snapchat's Discover section, which was introduced by the company earlier this year. It lets you see articles, photos and videos from different publications such as CNN, Food Network, Vice, Bleacher Report, and National Geographic.
Check out our hands-on video to see 6discover in action.
22 hours ago
The Witcher 3 Xbox One digital copy is cheaper, unlocks early, and is available for pre-order [Updated]
[Update] Looks like the Game + Expansion Pass Bundle is receiving that same 10% discount. The expansion pass will include both expansion packs for the game that will add 30+ hours of gameplay to the existing game. Both packs are launching later this year. The Game + Expansion Pass bundle will normally set you back $84.99, but thanks to that 10% digital discount you can grab it from the store for $76.49.
Yesterday, CD Projekt Red announced that The Witcher 3 went gold just in time for its May 19 release next month. Now, the game has now become available for pre-order and pre-download for the Xbox One. However, that's not the biggest news coming out today.
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