If you're on the hunt for a Black Friday deal on an Xbox One, British retailer, GAME, has one it hopes will lure you to its midnight openings. For the limited 3-hour opening window you'll be able to grab a 500GB Xbox One with Fifa 16, Lego Marvel Super Heroes, Goat Simulator and a 2-month NOW TV Movies pass. All this for £249.99.
Ubisoft has finally started its open beta for Rainbox Six: Siege on the PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4. The open beta for the upcoming tactical shooter was to have started on Wednesday, but was postponed due to online matchmaking issues that were discovered just before it was set to begin.
One of the few downsides of getting a new Windows Phone is having to migrate all the apps, games and settings of your old phone to your new. Many will be picking up the new Lumia 950 or Lumia 950 XL and the process has gotten a lot easier than it used to be.
The process is no longer as cumbersome as it used to be with everything having to be manually reinstalled and set-up. With the Windows Phone Back-up feature, you can create a backup file for all your games, apps, email accounts, settings and text messages that can easily be restored or migrated to your new Windows Phone.
I was a typical rough and tumble boy during the 70's and 80's. I grew up in a world where children spent a lot of time playing games outside.
I loved climbing trees, wrestling, playing kickball, baseball, chase and an assortment of other games. I, however, did not like football. Nor was I particularly good at it. So when the neighborhood kids reached a consensus that football was the game for the day, I used what influence I had to try to change the game. Sometimes I presume it worked. And when it did I was usually successful in the game that better fit my particular strengths.
This months' AdDuplex report is coming out on November 27, but we have an early look at some of the figures. The report only focuses on changes within the Windows Phone ecosystem and does not contain data for Android and iOS. As such, it is a nice barometer of inter Windows Phone adoption and usage.
Although there have not been too many phones released in the last few months, there are some subtle shifts. Interestingly, the phone stats for Turkey are also being reported for the first time.
Windows 10 launched less than four months ago, but there's more evidence that the new OS from Microsoft continues to grow its install base on PCs at a solid rate. The latest data comes from a group of 3,800 websites run by the US government, which shows that currently, an average of 12.4 percent of its visitors on Windows-based are using Windows 10.
Japan's Yamada Denki is jumping into the Windows 10 Mobile market with the release of the Every Phone. The company has announced that it will begin selling the phone in that country on Saturday, November 28 for the price of JPY 39,800, or about $320.
Update: We have also received tips the Motion Data menu in Windows 10 Mobile has been updated with the new UI design.
Original story: It may be Thanksgiving Day in the US, but Microsoft seems to be working 24/7 on Windows 10 Mobile. The company has pushed out an update for the US that offers a refreshed Glance menu screen.
As the screenshots above show, the Glance menu options now have the more modern looking sliders that have been added to other parts of Windows 10 Mobile. such as the Touch screen menus that were updated earlier this week.
Thanks to Bryce for the screeenshots and everyone else for the tips!
If you're in the UK and you've got a hankering for one of those super hot looking Mozo leather backs for your Lumia 950 or Lumia 950 XL, online retailer Clove might be able to help. If you head to the Mozo store right now you're looking at a 3-4 week wait in most cases but Clove is currently indicating first stocks arriving from November 30.
Thanksgiving Day will give Windows 10 PC users a chance to live stream a big NFL football game. Official NFL on Windows app will host for free, the CBS broadcast of the game between the Carolina Panthers against the Dallas Cowboys, starting at 4:30 pm ET. The stream is available just for US residents.
MixRadio recently updated the official app for Windows Phone, which was believed to have changed the publisher name from Microsoft. The company has now confirmed the alteration, publishing the app under MixRadio.
North American residents were the first to have Microsoft's Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL smartphones shipped to them but it looks like some other countries are not that far behind. Windows Central readers from the Netherlands and the Czech Republic have received emails stating that the phones they pre-ordered are now being shipped and could arrive today.
Skip the mayhem of shopping for accessories in person, pour yourself some eggnog and enjoy your holiday shopping experience with us here at Windows Central.
Shopping during the holidays can be hectic; and this year we've decided to make it easier than ever to pick up the perfect gift for that special someone. We're combining Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and Giving Tuesday into one huge sale where you can save 25% on all accessories available at Windows Central Shop. There's an incredible selection of items to consider for popular devices including the Lumia 640, HTC One M8, Lumia 1520, Surface Pro 3, and many more.
Sky Cue Club: 8 & 9 Ball Pool + Billiards + Snooker is one of the lengthier titles in the Windows 10 and Windows Phone Stores. While long in name, it is a nicely animated, 3D billiards game that delivers a nice variety of billiard games under one roof. It is also today's AdDuplex HERO App.
The HERO Apps program is a promotional campaign for Windows Phone and Windows developers on the AdDuplex Network and partners AdDuplex with myAppFree, AppDeals, PluralSight and Windows Central to deliver a host of benefits to the top apps and games each month. Our role in the HERO App campaign is to offer a little exposure to these titles by sharing them with you, our readers, and today we take a look at Sky Cue Club: 8 & 9 Ball Pool + Billiards + Snooker.
Featuring a shock absorbent TPU core and durable polycarbonate shell, the Incipio DualPro Case keeps your Lumia 640 XL protected against harsh impacts while enhancing grip. Snag this cover today for just $17.95!
While Microsoft has just started shipping its first Lumia smartphones with Windows 10 Mobile out of the box, Japan's Freetel looks like it will be the first third-party phone maker to release its own device with the new OS. The company has revealed that the previously announced Katana 01 smartphone will officially launch in Japan on Monday, November 30.
Briquid Mini is one of the more recent releases from Game Troopers and challenges you to guide a water supply from Point A to Point B. You do so by breaking bricks and building new ones to create a path the water can flow across.
Briquid Mini does have in-game Xbox achievements to earn, simple but effective graphics and the physics-based puzzles offer a nice range of difficulties. You will face one level that may only take a few seconds to solve, then face one that may take a few dozen attempts to solve. Briquid Mini is yet another fantastic Windows Phone game from the creative minds at Game Troopers.
If you're looking for a peripheral to really take your racing experience to the next level, you'll definitely want to take a look at the Logitech G920 steering wheel, which is now available for just £180 at Currys in the UK. Owning a Logitech wheel myself, I can testify to just how much the accessory improves the overall experience of driving games, as well as other simulators.
After breaking ground in the international calling space, Ringo, the low-cost calling app, has introduced local calling in India.
The latest version of the Ringo app allows users to call any landline or mobile in the country at a flat rate of 19paise/min (less than half a cent), without any additional charges like roaming, STD, or top-up cards. Unlike other VOIP apps in the market, Ringo uses carrier networks instead of phone data or the Internet for a phone call, thus offering a superior calling experience without any call drops.
New tools promise to unlock the potential of Windows 10 Mobile and Lumia smartphone. Can Windows Phone Internals bring the hacker community back to the fold?
Windows Phone has a very ironic history. Back in the mid-2000s it was the operating system for hackers, tinkerers and those looking to push the boundaries of mobile computing. Even I got my start making custom ROMs on Windows Mobile Treos.
Fast forward by a decade and now it is Android that serves that role with Windows Phone taking a place closer to the iPhone as opposed to an 'open sourced' OS.