When I visit San Francisco, I always look forward to riding its BART subway system. In my experience, the subway goes pretty close to wherever a gaming journalist might need to visit. It's fast, safe, and best of all, affordable – quite the treat for someone whose hometown has only rudimentary public transportation.
One thing about the subway, though: most everybody keeps to themselves. The team at Cityglance and publisher 505 Games (makers of Terraria) intend to change that a little with their Cityglance social network and mobile app for Windows Phone, Android, and iOS. Already successful in Europe, Cityglance has just extended its reach to the United States as well. They call it the world's first social app designed for commuters, and it promises to make your trip better anywhere. And hey, it's free.
Microsoft's Windows 10 changes many things, and some of those are not super popular. One of those deviations are the white (or neutral) title bars for certain apps. As it turns out, developers can choose the color when designing their app. However, if they do not specify a color, it just defaults to white. This behavior is slightly unexpected as some users expect it to match the accent color.
There is a way to get back those accent-matched title bars, and it is through a simple addition of a custom 'theme'. Themes are still present in Windows 10 although they are pushed to the back a bit, being found in the original settings app.
In what may be one of the oddest media mash-ups we have seen in some time, developer Team 17 will release The Escapists The Walking Dead later this summer for the Xbox One and PC platforms. It will offer gamers a way to check out the storylines from the first issues of The Walking Dead comic book series in a game that looks and plays like Team 17's 8-bit based indie title The Escapists.
Designed to be ultra-compact, this OEM charger is convenient to carry with you while traveling. The coiled-style cable makes it easy to store in your vehicle without having extra cable getting tangled up. Grab yours today for the super-low price of $12.95.
Microsoft is one of the many partners that the BBC has recruited to help create the BBC micro:bit. The small computing device will be given to every Year 7 student (age 11-12) in the UK later this year in an effort to help them learn more about programming.
Most reviewers struggled to find issues with The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. However, inventory management and horse-handling made up a few minor grievances. CD Projekt RED look set to address these complaints in an upcoming hefty patch.
Remember how all those "flip" mobile phones were reportedly inspired by the communicator used by Kirk, Spock and the other members of the original Star Trek TV cast? Well, there will soon be a way to make and receive smartphone calls using a exact replica of that fictional device. The Wand Company has just announced plans to release its Star Trek Bluetooth Communicator in January.
If you prefer to do your purchasing away from your Xbox or perhaps want to gift a year of EA Access to a loved one, the Microsoft Store in the U.S. has you covered. You can now pick up 12-month subscription to EA's Xbox One game service there for $29.99. The purchase will give you a code that you can then go and redeem on your console.
The app is an easy way to scan receipts, categorize the expense and visualize how you spend your money during events. You also have support to email receipts or send them to OneNote, OneDrive and other destinations. In just tinkering with Receipt Tracker over the past few days, while there is room for improvement, it comes across as an easy Windows Phone app to help track your finances.
Microsoft has bumped the company's Outlook Mail and Calendar app for Windows. The clients (Mail and Calender respectively) serve as invaluable tools for those with email accounts they need to keep track of, supporting various email services available on the market, as well as remaining on top of meetings and appointments..
Microsoft released a new Movies & TV app to replace the previous Xbox Videos hub. This new app offers tighter integration with the Windows Store for purchasing or renting movies and TV shows, as well offering personalized recommendations to help you discover media you may not be aware of. Microsoft since has rolled out an update that implements a few things.
The HoloLens may be positioned as an entertainment and gaming device, but Microsoft is looking at a broader set of applications for its headset. The Redmond giant announced yesterday that it would be awarding a total of $500,000 in grants to five universities in the U.S. for coming up with research proposals that leverage the potential of the HoloLens.
Meanwhile, a Portland-based startup called Object Theory is targeting the enterprise segment by announcing that it will create augmented reality apps for the HoloLens.
GoPro has just launched their smallest, lightest, and most convenient camera: the GoPro Hero4 Session. What's a really exciting feature for this new GoPro camera? It has a durable waterproof design that eliminates the need for a separate housing! If you're itching to buy the Hero4 session, we have another good news for Windows Phone users. The GoPro app for Windows Phone has just received an update to support the new camera.
Xbox One's backwards compatibility is still in its infancy, but it looks as though devs are already jumping on board.
Earlier today, racing game aficionados Criterion Games tweeted that they're in talks with Microsoft to bring the Xbox 360 version of Burnout Paradise to the Xbox One.
Update: Microsoft is apparently just calling their new music service "Groove" and not "Groove Music", despite the screenshot in the announcement blog post clearly showing the "Groove Music" name . Microsoft's Brandon LeBlanc stated on his Twitter account that the company is "working to fix" the incorrect name.
Original story: After the discovery of a "Groove Music" link in Windows 10 that led to the current Xbox Music app earlier today, Microsoft has now confirmed that the Xbox Music brand is being ditched in favor of the new Groove name. In addition, the current Xbox Video brand is also going away in Windows 10, to be replaced by the generic sounding Movies & TV name for the app.
The Microsoft HoloLens has been one of the most exciting technologies the company has announced in some time. Now it wants to see what others will do with the augmented reality headset. It has announced a new research grant program where five universities will be picked to receive $100,000, based on their HoloLens project proposals.
Fans of Mortal Kombat X will soon be able to play another movie-based character. A few weeks after Jason Voorhees, the slasher character from the Friday The 13th films, was added, the Predator will be included in the game's fighter lineup starting on Tuesday, July 7 for people who have paid for the Kombat Pack.
Having a charging station that provides 5 ports for quick and efficient charging seems like a no-brainer, but many folks aren't kicking old habits.
It's time to free-up those outlets and power strips and start giving yourself a break when it comes to charging multiple devices. After putting the GRDE 5-port USB charging station to the test with a handful of our favorite phones and tablets, we're wondering how anyone could go back to standalone charging blocks.
Microsoft has now launched its official Skype for Business app for Windows Phone as a replacement for its old Lync 2013 app. Microsoft began internally testing the Skype for Business app a few months ago, but it has now pulled the trigger and made the app live for everyone to use.