The textured polycarbonate cover that wraps around your HTC One M8 is smart in design, keeping an extremely slim form with precise cutouts. It has a unique rubberized finish that makes it easy to grip and comfortable to hold, too. The included holster swivels in multiple positions for a comfortable fit. Yours today for only $14.95!
A few weeks ago, Cycloramic jumped from iOS to Windows Phone even before Android. The famous panoramic app is now a free app for Windows Phone users, who do not have a wide variety of pano apps.
Unfortunately, being new to the Windows Phone game, Cycloramic had a few bugs for some users on specific devices. Luckily, the devs have been hard at work trying to tidy things up. Today's update looks to do just that.
It looks like T-Mobile will be showing multiple new ads during Super Bowl XLIX. In addition to their ad starring Kim Kardashian, T-Mobile will also air a spot featuring comedians Chelsea Handler and Sarah Silverman. While the full ad hasn't yet been posted online, the carrier did post a behind-the-scenes video.
Windows Central Roundup: Windows Phone apps for Super Bowl Sunday
Super Bowl XLIX will kick off this Sunday at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Phoenix, Arizona. The New England Patriots will face off against the Seattle Seahawks at 6:30pm EST. For those planning events around the game, the Windows Phone Store offers a handful of apps that might come in handy as you try to survive the Big Game.
This week's roundup will offer up a few suggestions to help you tackle Super Bowl Sunday. These Windows Phone apps will help you keep track of the game score, stats and news as well as help you well stocked with food. We even toss out one of our favorite YouTube apps to help you keep up with all those commercials that will air during the game.
AT&T's prepaid carrier Cricket is increasing the data allotment for all of their plans without making any changes to the pricing. It's a bit of a shake-up, offering one of the best data packages among prepaid carriers. Additionally, after factoring in a mail-in rebate, you can grab a Nokia Lumia 530 or Lumia 635 for free.
Microsoft has released another update for the system app Extras + Info on Lumia hardware. We're all major fans of getting updates on Windows Phone, but it's notably exciting when the updates are rolling out for system apps. Today's release bumps Extras + Info to
The Lumia 435 and Lumia 535 were both unveiled by Microsoft earlier this month. The company is soon to hold a new promotion in Italy for the upcoming Valentine's Day where you'll be able to purchase the Lumia 535 and receive the Lumia 435 for free - a perfect gift for the loved one. The promotion will run between February 4-15.
#IDARB was originally slated to become available for free on February 1 part of Xbox Games with Gold. However, Microsoft has switched the flip early and it is now available to download for everyone on Xbox One to enjoy.
Tweetium is a popular, highly-rated Twitter app for Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8.1, and the phone version of the app has today been bumped to version 3.2.3. Version 3.2 hit the store overnight, but due to bugs being spotted in the recent release, the developer rolled out a further three updates to sort everything out – talk about rapid updates.
Microsoft has rolled out an Intel graphics driver update for the Surface Pro 3, running Windows 10. The update affects the Intel graphics component installed on the tablet and is a bug fixing patch, meaning any related issues previously encountered with Windows 10 on the Surface Pro 3 should be eliminated post-updating.
Windows 10 for phones is on the way, at least in preview form. Tonight, Microsoft began laying more groundwork for the Technical Preview by updating their Phone Insider app. Originally found on the Store a few weeks ago, the Insider program will let people download early builds of Windows 10 to their phones before general release.
The major change to the app is the name to Windows Insider, matching the name of the desktop preview program. Besides the previous domain account support, there is also the ability to now log in the Insider service using your Microsoft Account.
After the news came out earlier regarding Huawei's continued refusal to make new Windows Phones, the Windows Central community began discussing other smartphone makers who they'd prefer to see make one. While the Windows Phone portfolio has seen new additions in recent times such as BLU and Yezz, along with repeat performances – in some areas – from Samsung and HTC, it's Microsoft's own Lumia brand which dominates the landscape.
But there are a lot more companies out there making a lot more phones. So, if you could choose any one of them at all, which OEM would you most like to see make a Windows Phone?
Update: Bloomberg Business is now corroborating the earlier WSJ story, adding that the two companies are in talks to create "a version of the Android mobile-operating system that's more friendly to Microsoft services".
Original Story: According to the WSJ, Microsoft may be one of a handful of companies investing in Cyanogen. Cyanogen started off as a customized version of the Android operating system named CyanogenMod back in 2009 but has grown to a business of 80 people named Cyanogen, Inc. starting in 2013. The company co-launched their version of the Android OS on the OnePlus One smartphone in 2014.
Now, Cyanogen is looking for money, and Microsoft is reportedly putting cash into the company as a minority investor.
The non-beta version of the official Windows Phone Facebook app received an update today, adding a number of features that have been included in the beta version, including the Top Stories option for News Feed and more.
The fantastic upcoming first-person shooter Evolve is being reimagined for mobile as a match-3 Windows game called Hunters Quest, available for free today in the Windows and Windows Phone Store. As in the original, players are hunting a big, bad alien and have to work together to make sure they don't become the prey. Over time, you earn ability mastery points in the mobile title that carry over to the full-fledged console game.
Additionally, the name of the publisher has shifted from Microsoft Corporation to Microsoft Studios. The transition of the publisher likely has to do with SmartGlass being folded into the new Xbox app for Windows 10. During our time last week at Microsoft's event, we were told that SmartGlass indeed was going away as the Xbox universal app for Windows 10 makes SmartGlass functions redundant.
Back in December, Urbanspoon removed their app from the Windows Phone app store. Part of a growing and disturbing trend, it had appeared that the famous restaurant finder app had seen its last days on Windows Phone. Urbanspoon was a rather nicely designed app, but the last update from the company was back in 2012, so Windows Phone support had already withered.
For better or worse, Urbanspoon was acquired by Zomato just a few weeks ago for a reported $50 million. Interestingly, Zomato not only has a Windows Phone app but a highly-rated one as well (and it looks like they will have a Windows 8.1 app on the way).
Made from multiple thermoacrylics, this Lumia 1520 skin case is highly elastic and resistant to oils. Say goodbye to annoying fingerprints! The back features a matte finish with a gloss edging that enhances the grip around your device.