Telegram Messenger Beta has just received an update that brings several enhancements when using the groups feature. You can now reply to specific messages in a group chat, and mention select users in a group through the @usernames feature. Hashtag support is also new in this update.
Fans of Forza Horizon 2 and fans of erratic driving in general have a new time killer on their hands as the official standlone Fast and Furious 7 expansion is now available for Xbox One and Xbox 360. To celebrate the launch of the movie in early April, it can be had completely free of charge for two weeks until April 10. So there's not a lot of reason not to take it for a spin.
It looks like Microsoft may be gearing to release a new set of Bing Maps apps in preview.
First spotted by Neowin, a new Microsoft website popped up today that details an upcoming Bing Maps Preview. There isn't much to glean from the site right now, but it does confirm that whatever Microsoft has up its sleeve will work across all major browsers on PC or tablet, with the exception of Safari, which is only supported on Mac.
Just as promised, the second stage of the Xbox One April update preview is now rolling out to preview members.
Today's update brings voice messages, dedicated servers for party chat, and expands the What's One section to users in Canada and the UK.
According to a new report out of ZDNet, Microsoft has acquired LiveLoop, a company that makes collaboration tools for Office users.
The folks over at WindowsMania.pl managed to get their hands on the Project Spartan browser running on a Windows Phone, and have provided some screenshots that are a hint of what's to come.
Gamers on the go will want to check out these powerful laptops.
Consoles are far from the end-all be-all of gaming, and these laptops have the power to prove it. The latest graphics cards, giant displays, a wealth of inputs, and tailor-built keyboards are all expectations when it comes to machines of this caliber. Be warned: these laptops are bulky, power-hungry, and not cheap. On the upside, they'll offer almost all of the enjoyment you'd get out of a standard desktop gaming rig while you're out and about.
Earlier this week I wrote about how it'd been a full year since Instagram updated its official Windows Phone app and what we, the Windows Phone users could do about it if we were unhappy. Our advice was to use something like 6Tag, an excellent third-party solution but some of the comments on the post raised an interesting question. A question we're going to put to you, the Windows Central audience.
Do we really need official apps as long as there are good quality, third-party solutions available in the store?
Popular endless runner Subway Surfers has snagged yet another update today — this time bringing its action to Paris.
In this latest update, players will continue their world tour all around the majestic city of Paris, France, picking up new awards and outfits along the way.
Microsoft is rolling out yet another small update to the 10041 build of its Windows 10 technical preview. It's been created to fix a bug that apparently has been keeping some users from signing into the OS.
Small icons and menus with rollover effects are a couple of things that Windows tablet users can have difficulties with. There's a free solution that can help and it's called TouchMousePointer. It's a virtual trackpad on your screen. It's especially helpful when you're in desktop mode on Windows 8.1 navigating through the control panel or Internet Explorer settings. It also works with Windows 10 Technical Preview.
Want to see it in action? Check out our hands-on video.
A trailer showing gameplay footage from the recently-announced free-to-play PC multiplayer shooter Halo Online has appeared online, letting the rest of the world check out what only gamers in Russia will get to play.
Futuremark has updated the Advanced Edition and Professional Edition versions of its 3DMark benchmarking software that adds an API Overhead feature test that supports DirectX 12 in the latest 10041 build of the Windows 10 Technical Preview.
Todoist is a hugely popular, cross-platform task managing service that hasn't traditionally had a great presence on Windows. That looks set to change with the company's acquisition of TaskCrunch, a third-party client that syncs with Todoist, and the developer behind it.
Jan Kratochvil will become Todoist's first full-time developer for Windows.
Microsoft has released a surprise second firmware update for the Surface Pro 3 this month. This software download is designed primarily for business and enterprise users to offer them better security for the 12-inch tablet.
Codemasters has today confirmed more details on the next instalment in its Formula 1 franchise, F1 2015. The good news is that the game will be out in June and we'll be able to play it on both the PC and Xbox One this year.
This marks the very first time that the F1 series will have graced the Xbox One, with the 2014 edition missing the cut and only going to the 'last-gen' consoles. None of that for 2015 with the PS4 also supported.
Yet another Star Wars games has been released for mobile devices, including Windows Phone and Windows 8.1. This time, the game is Star Wars Rebels: Recon Missions, based on the current animated TV series on Disney XD that tells the story of the early days of the Rebellion between Episode III and IV.
When it comes to Microsoft's mobile future, everything is on the table, including the possibility of running Android apps to fill in the 'app gap'. Windows 10 for phone is not even out the door yet, but intel on Microsoft continues to keep this strategy alive.
A new report from Neowin sheds more light on this program's status and obstacles.