Way back in April, WhatsApp announced they were planning to add voice calling services to their popular messaging app in the second quarter of 2014. That time period came and went with no such addition. Now WhatsApp's CEO says they are targeting a first quarter 2015 date to add voice features.
fall's freshest Xbox One exclusive Sunset Overdrive finally launched today, both on its own and bundled with a unique white console. All across the world, new and established Xbox One owners are now fending off the Awesomepocalypse and engaging in multiplayer "Chaos Squad" games. It's a fairly awesome time to be an Xbox gamer.
In celebration of the Sunset Overdrive launch, Windows Central is hosting a special Twitch streaming event. Tonight you can both tune in to watch us play and chat with our staff and your fellow readers, and you can also actually play with us during the session! We'll be inviting stream viewers into our Sunset Overdrive multiplayer game for some serious wall running, grinding, and more extreme antics. The event starts at 8pm Central (9pm Eastern/6pm Pacific), so get ready to join us!
Update: The stream ended and a couple of viewers walked away with super surprise prizes!
Developer Turtle Rock Studios and 2K Games won't start the "Big Alpha" test of their upcoming 4-vs-1 first person shooter Evolve on the Xbox One until Thursday, October 30 but the folks who have been picked to participate in the test can go ahead and pre-load the early build of the game right now.
A week ago we announced that we were evolving from Windows Phone Central to Windows Central, and with our name change would be a lot more coverage on all things Windows. On top of bringing you all the Windows Phone news, we're ramping up our coverage on everything else Windows offers, including gaming! As you probably already know, this means we're bringing you as much quality Xbox One Twitch streams as we can. Later this week you can catch some Halo: The Master Chief Collection game play on Wednesday and Thursday, and every stream is a chance to chat (and sometimes play along with) the Windows Central staff and win tons of prizes.
In the meantime, we have an Xbox One Titanfall bundle to give away this week here on the blog!
If you own an Xbox 360 copy of Grand Theft Auto V and you also own an Xbox One, you may be wondering why you should get the upcoming HD port of the hit open world action game for Microsoft's latest game console (besides the obvious graphical improvements). Today, Rockstar answered that question by revealing loads of exclusive content that can only be accessed by players of the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 versions of the game who trade up for the Xbox One and Playstation 4 versions.
The World Wide Web Consortium, or W3C, has announced that it has finally finalized the specs for the HTML5 standard after almost eight years of work. This should allow rich content to work seamlessly across desktop and mobile platforms. Though parts of HTML5 have been used by web developers over the years, the final W3C recommendation is now ready.
TYLT is one of my favorite accessories brand, and we've reviewed some of their products like wireless chargers and portable speakers on Windows Central in the past that not just work with your Windows Phone devices, but several other smartphones as well.
The Southern California brand has just announced two new wireless chargers in their popular VÜ range that will be available for sale by the end of the year.
The official TrueAchievements app is now available for Xbox One. Those out there who play games and try to complete all Xbox Achievements have probably turned to TrueAchievements from time to time. It's a great website for tracking Achievements for games available on Xbox One, Xbox 360, Windows Phone, and Windows 8.
If Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is beckoning your name, you may want to head to Walmart stores as the retail giant has announced that it will be offering the title a day ahead of its official release. The Zero Day Edition will be available to customers at $59.96 starting just after midnight local time on Monday, November 3, in more than 3,600 Walmart retail stores. The game is slated for a launch elsewhere on November 4.
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.