Charlotte Aitchison is a British singer, better known by her stage name Charli XCX, who recently used a Windows Phone. The singer gave her trusty Lumia device a workout by supplying fans with a mobile number so they could contact the pop singer after appearing on the Elvis Duran Show.
Today's Xbox One Countdown to 2015 deal sees Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag on sale with 50% discounted on the original listed price. It's a superb offer should you not already have this popular title in your collection. For Xbox 360 owners, Assassin's Creed Liberation HD is 75% off today only.
On the sidelines of the launch of HDFC Bank's Go Digital campaign in Varanasi, the spiritual capital of India, the bank's Windows Phone app got a fine update as well, with more capabilities coming soon. The launch saw HDFC Bank announcing a technology agnostic Bank Aap Ki Muththi Mein (Bank in your hand) offering which aims to turn a mobile phone into a bank branch.
The official HDFC Bank app has been very efficient, and has garnered positive reviews and small updates every now and then, but a major refresh in the first week of December went awry. The update brought a set of new features allowing customers to use the app without logging in for contacting the bank for various services and support channels, sharing feedback, and locating nearby ATMs and bank branches.
We're entering the home stretch with our 12 Days of Hidden Gems series. We've covered a broad range of subjects including fitness accessories that work well with Windows Phone and Windows 8.1, the connected home, some great travel apps, cameras for capturing all of life's adventures and games to help pass the time. You can catch up on all of the articles to date on our Hidden Gems page.
Today is the 9th day and we're checking out a fantastic app for staying in touch with family and friends. Life360 keeps millions of families and close friends connected, no matter what chaos life throws their way.
These hard cases provide dual-layer protection that you can truly feel. There's a durable skin that sits underneath a thick plastic, assisting in impact absorption and scratch resistance where it matters most. Kick it into lazy mode and use the built-in kickstand! Yours today for only $4.95
Microsoft's Larry "Major Nelson" Hryb has returned with today's deals for both Xbox One and Xbox 360 owners. Should you own either console by Microsoft, you'll be able to enjoy some nice deals in the run up to 2015. The company will be releasing new deals each and every day until 2014 finally comes to an end.
Every weekend, Windows Central streams an Xbox One game or two on Twitch for 1-2 hours and gives out free games to the cool people who join us during the stream. Last week, we streamed Strider and dished out codes to 11 lucky viewers.
Tonight at 8pm Central (9pm Eastern, 6pm Pacific), we'll be playing Warframe from Digital Extremes. What's more, you're all invited to play with us! Warframe is a free to play third-person action game, so anybody with Xbox Live Gold who watches tonight's stream live can actually join in and be a participant. And we're giving out 16 awesome prizes for Xbox One Warframe players, ranging in value from $10-40!
Update: The stream has ended. Congrats to the winners!
Update: Well that was quick. Less than a half-hour after the problems hit, services appear to be restored, with Microsoft saying you should now be able to sign into Xbox Live. Happy gaming!
Original Story: The cycle of Xbox Live outages isn't over yet, folks. After going down and coming back up on Christmas day, it appears that Xbox Live is experiencing outages for Xbox One users once again.
City Art Search, the Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone app that turns your device into a virtual museum, has nabbed an update on both platforms today. There are quite a few changes here, but the most notable are the additions Live Tile support on Windows Phone and Bing Maps support in certain regions on Windows 8.1.
A lot can happen in a week. New apps join the Windows Phone Store or Windows Store. Your favorite apps can get a big update with a new look or new features. Device rumors come and go. Seven days might not seem like much, but it can be an eternity in the tech news cycle. Every week we're going to compile the biggest stories into one post, so you never fall behind – In Case You Missed It (ICYMI).
Hidden object game Mirrors of Albion has made its way to Windows Phone. Initially launched for Windows 8 and Windows RT earlier this year, Mirrors of Albion puts you in an alternate, mystical Victorian England, where you'll need to unravel the game's mysteries to overcome the evil Queen of Hearts in a unique spin on the world of Alice in Wonderland. Note that the game requires 1GB of RAM or more.
Windows Central Roundup: Top Windows Phone Endless Runner Games
Endless runner games can be an entertaining way to pass the time and the Windows Phone Store has plenty titles to choose from. The gaming concept is simple, run your character for as long as you can while ducking, dodging, jumping and diving under a wide sundry of obstacles.
While the concept sounds simple, there are hordes of variations available and for this week's roundup I'll share my top Windows Phone endless runner games. These are some of my "go-to" titles when I'm in the mood for a quick gaming fix or need a little help passing short bits of time. These titles can also carry the weight when the urge for longer gaming spells hits.
Picture one of these low-profile hard cases on your HTC One M8 Windows Phone in black, blue or red. Its soft matte coating feels great in your hand and slides easily in your pockets. There's even access to your camera, charging port and headphone jack. Simple protection at an all-time low price!
After officially launching WolframAlpha for Windows Phone and Windows 8.1 earlier this year, Wolfram is now providing seven new course assistant apps. The apps -- which are powered by the WolframAlpha computational knowledge engine -- are designed to assist you in solving math problems and learning new concepts with ease.
One of our favorite YouTube clients for Windows Phone goes by the name of Tubecast. Besides being a full-featured, beautifully designed YouTube app for managing and playing videos, it can also DLNA and Airplay stream content to your TV at the touch of a button.
Version 2.9.8 of the app brings some significant viewing improvements, including some ultra-high resolution support! Best part, there are no audio de-synchronizations.
We are continuing on with our 12 Days of Hidden Gems series this week. So far we have checked out fitness accessories that work well with Windows Phone and Windows 8.1, the connected home, some great travel apps, and cameras for capturing all of life's adventures. You can catch up on all of the articles to date on our Hidden Gems page.
Today is the 8th day and we're encouraging everyone to take a break from holiday madness and relax with some fun games, Doodle Jump and Fit Brain Trainer.
Merry Christmas, happy Boxing Day, and a fine Friday to everyone else. With the new year less than a week away, this will be the final installment of 5 Intriguing Apps of 2014.
This week, our favorite Twitter app made the official jump from beta, bringing along with it a plethora of new features, and a classic online word game made its way to Windows 8.1. There are also a few apps that grabbed my attention in the Windows Store, that I will share with you.
Microsoft's Satya Nadella made his second visit to India visiting with key leaders to discuss future investment in that country. Nadella met with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, and Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, promising support for Modi's Digital India initiative to modernize that country's infrastructure.
No announcements of investments or projects were made, making this trip more of a 'courtesy visit' according to Nadella rather than anything substantive.
There are no shortage of Xbox One deals floating around in the post-Christmas sales, and Microsoft is joining in by offering a decent price cut on a bundle including the white Sunset Overdrive special edition console. Now, through the Microsoft UK store you can grab the console with Sunset Overdrive and Forza Motorsport 5 for £309.99
We're wrapping up 2014 by extending a 20% savings on all Windows Phone accessories until midnight December 31!
With plenty of new products to choose from for popular devices like the Nokia Lumia 1520, HTC One M8, Nokia Lumia 1020 and Lumia 920, you can definitely get the best bang for your buck before the new year kicks off.
To receive 20% off your entire cart, use coupon code: END14 at checkout. We offer free standard shipping on all orders over $50 and have rush delivery options available as well.
This Lumia 1520 hybrid case provides serious protection against drops and scratches while sporting a built-in kickstand that can be used for watching movies, slideshows and more. The inner-most layer is made of a shock absorbing silicone that sits underneath a thick plastic exterior. Get yours today and save 67%