8 Zip is a feature rich file archiver that is available for Windows Phone and Windows 8 devices. The app allows you create, open and manage a wide range of archive formats.
The app also supports transparent Live Tiles and theme customizations to give 8 Zip a personal touch. 8 Zip is also this week's myAppFree deal, which can save you a good bit on this Windows Phone and Windows 8 app.
Update 3: The 8.1 update is live as our T-Mobile Lumia 925 now has Lumia Cyan (and it is also enrolled in the Preview for Developers program)
Evidence comes from T-Mobile's support forums, which detailed the over-the-air update. However, that page has since reverted and despite an earlier claim, we have not had an update for our Lumia 925s. It looks like T-Mobile may have jumped the gun a bit early, although we have all the details.
At the TechEd Europe 2014 conference, Microsoft announced new features and technologies to help developers as it focuses on a mobile-first, cloud-first world. Announcements were made for Microsoft Azure, Intune mobile device management, cross-platform developer tools support, and new cloud partners.
If for some reason you held off all this time on picking up Titanfall for Xbox One, Microsoft's just given you a reason to grab it. You'll need to be an Xbox Live Gold subscriber, but if you are you'll be able to snag the game with a healthy 50% discount thanks to this weeks Deals with Gold.
Microsoft is keen on keeping the Surface Pro 3 running in tip-top shape, and that includes rolling our frequent firmware updates to get the hardware to perform at its best.
Starting at 1 PM ET today, Surface Pro 3 users can now grab the October 28 System Firmware Update, the second for this month. The changelog is detailed and significant, addressing many aspects of performance including the graphics, Wi-Fi, and even Windows 10.
The Federal Trade Commission is suing AT&T Mobility over data throttling on unlimited data plans. The Commission alleges that AT&T's practices regarding unlimited data were deceptive and unfair. The FTC believes that AT&T in some cases reduced unlimited data speeds after certain amounts by up to 90 percent.
Microsoft's upcoming Future Decoded event will take place in November, which will be held alongside AppsWorld. You may recall we gave away 5 tickets to the event, but fear not if you weren't lucky enough. We've teamed up with Microsoft to give three two-day tickets away (worth £1,000 each) to those who have the desire to attend both App World and Future Decoded, but don't have the funds to do so.
Late last night, a rather significant update went out for the OneDrive app for Windows Phone. With the app refresh came some highly requested features like support for OneDrive for Business. However, there was also a rather large UI change too, stirring some controversy amongst loyal Windows Phone fans.
Changes in app design are always a mixed bag. UI design is an art and like art, there are champions and critics for choices and layout. Some are rational others are pragmatic, and many are just subjective opinions.
Microsoft has certainly been known to throw out some hot looking, official controllers for the Xbox One, and now they're back with another. Following on from the Titanfall limited edition earlier this year is this, the brand spanking new, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare limited edition. The game might still be a week out, but the controller is available right now.
And it's a scorcher.
Alright, you don't need a new controller to play Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare – or any Xbox One game, for that matter. And since it costs an extra $10 or so over a standard, run of the mill, black controller, what do you actually get? Well, two things. A paint job and some in-game content.
This HTC One (M8) Windows hard case takes your preference for sleek design into serious consideration. There's no dual-layers, screen covers or clips to worry about here. It's one piece that simply snaps over the back, leaving complete accessibility all around. Get yours in balck, clear or white today for just $12.95!
British Airways has finally released an update to address the ageing official app for Windows Phone. The client – while functional – presented available data, whether it be boarding passes or flight information, in a standard interface with little functionality to really take advantage of the OS. This has changed with version 2.4.
Microsoft will give the many public testers of the Windows 10 Technical Preview a chance to check out its "Continuum" desktop-to-tablet UI switching feature sometime in late 2014 or early 2015, according to statements made by company executive Joe Belfiore to reporters and analysts at TechEd Europe today.
T-Mobile US is quietly upgrading the security of their older 2G network, moving to more advanced encryption that prevents eavedropping. The new, more secure network has already been deployed in at least three locations, New York, Washington, and Boulder, Colorado. The T-Mobile 2G network has previously relied on older A5/1 encryption, with the new security standard known as A5/3.
All laptops, even the more powerful Windows gaming notebooks, use less powerful graphics chips than desktop machines by virtue of the restraints of portability, but the just-launched Dell Alienware 13 has an interesting way around that limitation with an add-on that gives it a desktop PC graphics boost.
Microsoft's Windows VP Joe Belfiore made an appearance today at the company's TechEd Europe keynote event in Barcelona, Spain. He was wearing a t-shirt that had a Windows logo but with a series of 1s and 0s embedded in it. As it turns out, that was not just a design choice; there is some kind of code lurking in that t-shirt.
The BBC has released an update for its Top Gear: Race The Stig game, available for Windows Phone, Android and iOS. This new release introduces spooky content to coincide with Halloween just around the corner. For those who aren't familiar with the title, Race The Stig is essentially an endless runner game for Top Gear fans.
October's AdDuplex statistics highlight the growing trajectory of Windows Phone 8.1, which overtook Windows Phone 8.0 to become the leading OS worldwide. The OS is now installed on 47 percent of all devices.
Microsoft's Joe Belfiore today showed off some new features coming to the Windows 10 technical preview. In the opening keynote for Tech Ed 2014, Belfiore ran the audience through new trackpad gestures that will further enhance the user experience for power users, who require efficient shortcuts to save valuable seconds while switching between multiple programs. As well as the new trackpad gestures, Belfiore also demonstrated improved window snapping for multiple displays.