The classic artillery game Pocket Tanks, which was first released for the PC way back in 2001, recently, and very quietly, made its debut for Windows Phone devices. The game has also been available for some time on Windows 8.
An apps marketing manager from Microsoft France may have confirmed that one of the most popular mobile games, Candy Crush Saga, may finally be coming to Windows Phone, after a video allegedly showing the game in action was posted on YouTube earlier this week.
Good news for British TV fans – the ones living in Britain, anyway – as today sees the long awaited arrival of the BBC iPlayer application for the Xbox One. At the time of writing we're not seeing it in the store on the console, but you can install right this second using the Xbox One Smartglass application on your smartphone or tablet.
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One of the many features that is alluring about the Surface Pro 3 is its incredible stylus with OneNote integration. It in a convenient way to take notes in meetings or jot down ideas, and then transform your writing into type.
While the Surface Pro 3 is splendid at recognizing handwriting out of the box, it can be an imperfect science, as writing varies from person to person. Not to mention that writing on a tablet takes some practice, if it is not something you are used to doing, so that can affect the form of your handwriting.
But just like you can learn how to write on a Surface, the Surface Pro 3 can learn to recognize your handwriting. Training your Surface Pro 3 takes a little bit of time, but it is worth doing.
This HTC One (M8) clear case includes a shock absorbing bumper that fits inside the shell for extra protection against drops. The case itself is extremely slim, making it easy to slide in and out of your pockets. Get yours today for only $15.95
Microsoft won't be in business with Barnes & Noble anymore. The bookseller announced today that it is acquiring the part of its Nook Media company that Microsoft had purchased over two years ago and added that the two companies "have agreed to terminate their commercial agreement including any associated obligations for international content acquisition and sale."
You may remember that back at CES 2014 in January, we got a live demo of Brothers In Arms 3: Sons of War from the folks at Gameloft. At the time, the World War II-themed game was supposed to be released later that quarter. That date came and went with no such launch but this week Gameloft has confirmed that Brothers In Arms 3 will finally be released later in December for Windows Phone and other platforms.
Spotify appears to be getting into the festive spirit with the holidays just around the corner. The popular music streaming service is offering consumers in both the UK and US special promotions on its premium subscription to tempt them into taking out new accounts for 2015. How does three months' worth of Spotify Premium for just $0.99 sound?
T-Mobile is in the holiday spirit and are dropping some deals to make the season bright. The latest offering is a $50 discount on the popular HTC One M8 (both Android and Windows Phone versions). The discount drops the full retail price from $585.60 down to $535.44 — not a huge discount but still some extra change in your pocket for the holiday season.
Get Off My Lawn! has just landed on the Windows and Windows Phone stores. Coming across from Steam on the PC, the highly-rated title puts players in charge of defending Murray Mendelson's lawn, who appears to be at war with alien visitors. Shoot first, ask questions later.
The BBC has launched a number of apps for Windows Phone in the past such as iPlayer, but the British broadcaster is back with a new entry. BBC Sport is now available in the Windows Phone Store, offering users a way to access tons of sports news from the UK and around the world.
One of our favorite third-party YouTube apps Metrotube picked up an update to version 4.3, which brings new features like continuous playback, audio mode and more. With continuous playback, you can navigate away from Metrotube and still have the video playing in the background. Returning to the app will enable audio automatically.
Microsoft announced that its board of directors has declared a quarterly dividend of $0.31 per share, payable on March 12, 2015 to shraeholders of record on February 19, 2015. The company also amended its guidelines to highlight its commitment to diversity.
BlackBerry has rolled out a new version to its BBM beta app on Windows Phone today, and it brings a number of new features. For you sticker lovers out there, you can now look forward to sending stickers back and forth in your chats. Also coming along for the ride are timed messages, message retractions, and a number of bug fixes.
Still frustrated with multiplayer (and other features) in the Halo: Master Chief Collection for Xbox One? Then maybe today's new patch will help alleviate your problems. Microsoft and 343 Industries have just released a content update for the Master Chief Collection that should speed up matchmaking times.
Fitbit has updated its app for Windows Phone, bringing it to version 1.4. The update adds support for more languages, and brings Cortana integration for U.K. and Australian users. The update also marks the launch of the app in China.
This one kind of slipped under our radar due to the holidays, but there's good news if you're looking to get your hands on a budget Windows Phone device. It appears that sometime last week (according to our eagle-eyed forum posters), the Microsoft Store began selling the the Yezz Billy 4.7 for $199 unlocked.
It looks like Sonic Dash, the endless runner featuring Sega's iconic mascot, has finally made its way onto Windows Phone. The game puts you in the shoes of Sonic, Tails, Shadow, or Knuckles as you run and dash through vivid environments and engage in challenging boss battles.
Update: It is also worth mentioning that Sonic Dash is also available for free on Windows 8.1! Links below!
Microsoft announced that it is making its Bing Pulse polling platform available to the public today. Used mostly by news outlets in the past to gather real-time polling data from select groups, the Pulse 2.0 beta will see it extend its polling features to organizations and broadcasters on a wider basis.
Is the Microsoft Band the must-have wearable this holiday season? If you can get your hands on one, I think it is. Over the past few weeks with the Microsoft Band, I've come to appreciate it more and more with each passing day. Here's a love letter to the Microsoft Band and a mini-review of the device after using it for a month.
Available for low-memory Windows Phones, the game comes after developer Game Troopers announced that a handful of its game would be added as Xbox enabled games on Windows Phone. Size doesn't matter for these tiny men. Tiny Troopers has 30 missions that take you through its narrative-driven campaign. It features intuitive controls, sweet visuals, and a unique sense of humor.
After having announced that it would repurpose portions of its 3G spectrum to operate the faster 4G LTE protocol sometime in 2015, it looks like the Verizon has begun the conversion process and is testing these plans in select markets. Verizon would not give specifics about the test markets right now, but it is reported that Verizon is at least starting its trial of operating LTE on some of its 3G spectrum in New York.