Roboto, a beautiful platform shooter that has been available on iOS and Android, has made its way to both the Windows and Windows Phone Store. You can buy it once and install it on your Window Phone and/or tablets. It's about a robot with a hoverboard who has to battle its way through security bots in an attempt to ask out a girl who it has a huge crush on. Watch our gameplay video to see it in action on our Lumia 930 and Surface 3.
Amazon has been updating its Audible audiobooks app for Windows Phone on a rather rapid pace since updates began once again in March after a hiatus of over a year. This week, the app got updated again with a couple of new features, including a way to search for a specific audiobook from the Audible store directly from the app.
A new report claims that Microsoft was ready to pay as much as $55 billion to acquire the customer management company Salesforce.com. However, it also says that, despite serious talks between the two companies earlier this year, Microsoft's offer was not high enough for Salesforce.com's management team.
PC users with AMD-based GPUs that have installed the new Windows 10 Insider Preview build 10122 should look for a bug fix available via Windows Update. This update should solve a known issue that was causing the Microsoft Edge browser to crash when running on PCs with AMD graphics chips.
Windows Insider leader Gabriel Aul first revealed the issue on Twitter before the launch of build 10122 and asked for people to vote on whether to wait until it was fixed before releasing it or go ahead and make the build available to Fast ring users. In the end, the decision was to launch the build before the AMD GPU problem was solved on Wednesday.
Today, Aul posted a follow-up with the news about the AMD bug fix:
"Hey #WindowsInsiders, AMD has released some new drivers which should work great with build 10122. Check WU for updates."
Source: Gabriel Aul (Twitter)
With the ever-growing number of apps and games in the Windows Store, it is becoming increasingly difficult to keep up with what's out there.
For that reason, every Friday we showcase some apps that have piqued our interest. They may have been in the news recently, they may be new to the Windows Store, or they could simply be old apps that we just stumbled upon.
They are the 5 Intriguing Apps of the Week.
It's been well over a year since Instagram updated its official Windows Phone app, but thank goodness we have developer Rudy Huyn on the job with his impressive third-party app 6tag. Today, he updated it to version 5.0 with a bunch of new features and improvements, including a way to upload videos from a phone to an Instagram account.
Hidden object games can be an entertaining, challenging way to spend a little gaming time with and the Windows Store has several quality offerings. Tales from Dragon Mountain: The Strix hopes to join the ranks of these quality games and to add to the game's appeal, it is today's myAppFree deal.
Normally priced at $5.99, for the remainder of the day you can pick up Tales from Dragon Mountain free. The game is a universal title and the deal will include the Windows Phone version of the game, which supports low memory devices. I've only spent a short time exploring Tales from Dragon Mountain: The Strix and the game comes across as a well drawn up, formidable hidden object title.
This morning, an unannounced app by Microsoft for Android, iOS, Windows Phone and Windows 10 was revealed. OneClip leverages OneDrive to easily copy and paste documents, photos, text, phone numbers and more to share between your devices. We go hands-on with the apps on Android, Windows 10, and Windows Phone. Watch our video.
If you want to play Windows PC games late at night or in a dark room, there are lots of options to purchase gaming mice, keyboards and other accessories with backlight support. The latest such product comes from Razer. It's a mouse pad called the Firefly that includes the company's Chroma lighting option that lets the user choose from literally millions of colors:
Earlier this morning, news about a new app from Microsoft called OneClip started to make the rounds. The app is analogous to Kopy on Windows and Windows Phone today, and it lets you share photos, screenshots, text and more from your PC to your phones.
OneClip is in development for iOS, Android, Windows and Windows Phone. We will have a hands-on video detailing how it all works coming up very shortly, but for now you can take a look at the Windows Phone app, which runs nicely on Windows Phone 8.1.
If you want to get a headset for the Xbox One that has all the bells and whistles, the Turtle Beach Elite 800X might be for you. The company announced today that the high-end wireless headphone is now on sale for the premium price of $299.95.
For casual protection against minor impacts, this Amzer TPU Case is perfect for any Lumia 640 user. It's easy to install, offers superior grip and leaves access to the ports and buttons of the device. Get yours today while they're on the cheap and save 50%
Microsoft is internally developing a new Windows Phone app called Revolve. According to the description on its store page, the app is being made to help people start conversations with others in a more meaningful way by delivering information about those they are about to get together with beforehand.
Microsoft seems to be extremely busy on making new mobile apps that work on all the major platforms. Today, word got out on another unannounce app in development at the company called OneClip. As the name implies, the app is designed to be a universal clipboard. It's also being made to work with Windows 10, iOS and Android devices.
Founded in 2000, Manupatra is one of the pioneers in online legal research in India and one of the largest legal database providers online. Available online, as compact discs, and in print, the service is now available as an app for Windows Phone.
Manupatra provides corporate, legal, taxation, and business policy content across all subjects of law and while it started off as being an India centric database, today Manupatra covers case laws from US, UK, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, and Pakistan.
Sounds of the Animal Kingdom is an educational Windows Phone game designed to use sounds and animations to teach children about animals.
Sounds of the Animal Kingdom has a simple interface that is well designed for children to navigate around and plenty of opportunities for parent/child interaction. It may not be a Windows Phone game suited for everyone but I can see it being a fun educational game for childhood development but also an entertaining way for them to pass the time.
Microsoft announced a face detection API last month, rolling out a demo to showcase the new technology through a website called How-Old.net. The Azure-based website allowed users to upload their photos, with the API predicting their age and gender by scanning their faces. The website went viral, and Microsoft is now bringing the utility to Windows Phone with the launch of the How-Old app.
We're casting our ID@Xbox spotlight into outer space this week, joining Asteroid Base for a look at their co-op space extravaganza 'Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime', coming soon to Xbox One.
Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime is all about guiding a huge ship through vibrant two-dimensional worlds infested with dangerous space monsters. If the swarms of neon nasties weren't enough for you, Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime forces players to choose which ship controls to utilize one at a time. You and your co-op (or AI) partner will have to switch diligently between manning engines, guns, shields, and other upgradable gizmos in order to survive.
I caught up with indie video game outfit Asteroid Base to discuss Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime, their inspirations, space battles, boss fights, working with ID@Xbox and much more!