Intel is gearing up to merge its mobile phone and tablet divisions with its PC chip-making division, Bloomberg reported today. The move comes in the wake of Intel's struggle to maintain a profit in the mobile sector while operating its tablet and mobile phone businesses at a loss.
Microsoft is selling the 32 GB refurbished Surface 2 on its official eBay store at a steep discount. The refurbished Windows RT slate is now going for just $199, which is one of the cheapest deals we've seen. Additionally, with the Surface 2, you also get Microsoft Office 2013 RT included in the asking price. The tablet also comes with a rated 10-hour battery life, 200 GB of free OneDrive storage for two years, and unlimited Skype minutes for a year.
Earlier this morning, Rudy Huyn rolled out an update to 6snap, his unofficial Snapchat client for Windows Phone. However, that update was evidently built on a 'preview' compiler causing unforeseen crashing when the app was launched on people's phones. Due to the glitch, Huyn pulled the app until he could push out a second update to apply a fix.
Now, version 18.104.22.168 is live in the Store and with it comes a handful of improvements and modifications, including a fix for the earlier crashing.
Roku for Windows Phone (and Windows 8.1) has a new update. The official Roku apps launched for Windows Phone and Windows 8 this past June. Recently the apps have gained a substantial update that adds a handful of new features like search capabilities and a channel store.
If you have been waiting to get your hands on a Microsoft Band, get yourself ready for Tuesday at 1 pm Eastern Time. That's when the Microsoft Store website will start selling what it says will be a "limited amount of units of the smartband.
The surprise launch of the Microsoft Band device a few weeks ago also lead to a quick sellout of the smartband on the Microsoft Store website. Today, Microsoft is confirming that the company made more than 5,000 units of the Band, contrary to a report posted on another media outlet, but stopped short of stating just how many Band devices have been sold.
Once upon a time, I wrote about mTranslator, an interactive Windows Phone 8 app that allowed you to translate English to nine Indian languages. It was a fine idea since it wasn't just helpful for tourists and expats in India, but even the citizens of the country like me who often struggle with basic communication and instructions when travelling to another state or region.
Onyu is the contact managing app of the future and it wants to enlist you to beta test its upcoming app for Windows Phone. Onyu touts itself as a central secure location for you to store, manage, and share all of your contact details.
We have reached the finish line everyone! This week is the last batch of big AAA titles to the Xbox One this holiday season. This week is jammed pack with action adventure games with the releases of Dragon Age: Inquisition, Grand Theft Auto 5, and Far Cry 4. Continue reading to find out the other games including a highly anticipated indie game launching this week.
Microsoft is set to publish a new update for the Surface Pro 3 that will address some lingering issues with the hybrid device and make it less likely to wake up accidentally while being carried or stowed.
In a blog post on TechNet, Microsoft's J.C. Hornbeck details the upcoming update. Previously, Microsoft would announce the changes after the update has gone live, usually Tuesdays every few weeks. This change is in response to organizations who deploy fleets of Surfaces and where the IT team would like to know before the updates get pushed to their employees.
Microsoft will livestream a press event from the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Spain on Tuesday, where the company will announce a new and major partnership with the Real Madrid CF soccer team.
Generally speaking, we pay a lot of attention to tips from users. Sometimes we try to ride 'em out when we know the situation will blow over, but let's quickly talk about 6snap – Rudy Huyn's Snapchat client for Windows Phone.
Starting tomorrow, November 18, AT&T will be running a limited-time promotion to bring more data to its 10 GB Mobile Share plan. For the same price that you would be paying on the 10 GB Mobile Share package, which comes with unlimited talk and text, AT&T will throw in an extra 5 GB bringing the shareable data bucket to 15 GB.
Remember that limited edition Xbox-themed Dot View cover we saw back in August? Well HTC is starting a new promotion today through which you can score an Xbox skin of your own. The only catch is the deal only applies to those who bought a new HTC One (M8) for Windows from Verizon, AT&T, or T-Mobile after November 1st.
Microsoft has been very busy rebranding the software that Nokia first developed for its Windows Phone devices when it acquired Nokia's Devices and Services division in April. The latest app that got the change isn't technically a Windows Phone app but a Windows desktop app. Specifically, the Nokia Software Recovery Tool has now been updated with the new Lumia Software Recovery Tool name.
Microsoft has posted a new video interview with Cortana team Group Program Manager Marcus Ash. The video is primarily Ash going over the design philosophy behind Cortana, things like Cortana completing certain tasks for you, letting you keep your attention on other, more important parts of your day.
What happens when you take a National Geographic photographer and send him to Africa with a Nokia Lumia 830, a Microsoft Surface Pro 3, and not his DSLR? You still get fantastic photos and video, as evidenced in the above video partnership between photographer Alvarez and Microsoft's #MakeItHappen campaign. The video itself was even shot with Lumia phones (pictures of people taking pictures of people taking pictures...)
If you enjoyed puzzle games like 2048 or Threes, you might like this new game called, 0h h1. It's a little logic game that requires you to follow three simple rules. It is free without ads, in-app purchases, social network requirements, or other nag screens. We've installed it on our Lumia 930 and Surface Pro 3. Take a look at the gameplay video.
Krusell's Malmo FlipCase Stand for the Lumia 1520 combines a smooth, textured exterior with a classic design that provides storage for personal items and protection against damage. The interior even has a soft microfiber lining that compliments the entire case's design. Available in black or white today for only $23.95!
Nokia has officially reclaimed its social media accounts from Microsoft and now it is using them to offer a teaser for an upcoming product. Specifically, its Twitter and Facebook pages both posted an image earlier today of some kind of box with the company's logo on top, with a full reveal planned for tomorrow, November 18.