Microsoft will launch the indie puzzle platformer game Kalimba! on December 17 for the Xbox One. The game, from the same team that released the 2013 Xbox One title Max: The Curse of Brotherhood, Press Play, was originally announced under the working title Project Totem.
Buying a new device like a Surface Pro 3 is a significant decision. Not only is it a substantial financial commitment, but there are many other questions that come along with it. Which configuration should you get? What accessories are "must haves" from the start?
Today, we want to answer another question: Is it worth buying the extended Microsoft Complete warranty?
Microsoft appears to be a new company since Satya Nadella came into power. Yesterday, the tech giant had another announcement to make - its .NET framework is going open source. Microsoft will allow the free code to run not only on Windows-based computers, but also systems powered by Linux or Mac OS. The company has been making some radical changes, and those interested will soon have access to .NET code that will run on multiple platforms.
Austrian Airlines has made the choice to ditch their paper flight manuals with Microsoft's Surface Pro 3, a couple of months after the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approved the use of the Windows 8.1 tablet as a Electronic Flight Bag replacement.
E FUN, a budget PC maker that has already launched a 10.1 inch Windows 8.1 tablet with detachable keyboard for $179, has just announced plans to sell a new 8-inch Windows 8.1 tablet for just $99 as part of Walmart's Black Friday sales plans on Friday, November 28.
This Nokia 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%
No longer the fun-loving "Toys 'R' Us" kid, Twitter is all grown up now and it wants to make money. The social network released a statement on Wednesday outlining its strategy on the Internet, stating that it wants to bring in revenue, and lots of it, though it did not give any specifics on that plan. The confusing statement was met with some mockery on the social network itself.
Microsoft's Bing Translator app has been updated to version 3.1, which drops the Bing name and is now known as just Translator. The app also brings a few new changes as well, including offline translation for Vietnamese.
Ready for your first look at the next version of the official Disqus app on Windows Phone? Of course you are, which is what we're going to show you now. Disqus is probably one of the largest blog comment systems on the web. One that you'll find on a good majority of websites. The Disqus Windows Phone app was their first for mobile, so we're excited to see what's in store for the new Disqus 2.0 beta.
Earlier today, Microsoft unleashed a new update for their Battery Saver app. At the time, there was no changelog posted, so instead we had to infer the changes, some of which were obvious.
Tonight, Microsoft has updated the changelog in the Store, and it is a whopper, with many details about the refreshed system app. Even more, the changelog refers to Windows Phone 8.1 build 14203. The current Windows Phone 8.1.1 build for the Preview for Developers program is 14192, meaning there is a good chance Windows Phone users are about to get another OS update very soon.
A few days ago Microsoft announced the Lumia 535. It's a remarkable little Windows Phone for a few reasons. It's the first Lumia to come with Microsoft branding. It's affordable, but doesn't skimp on some key features like other entry-level Lumia handsets. And it may just be the best new Lumia for value. We have a strong community here at Windows Central thanks to our forums. Which is why you should probably check out the Lumia 535 forums if you want to talk about the Lumia 535 with other Windows enthusiasts.
And yet, many gamers are already looking forward to Halo 5: Guardians. The game won't arrive until next year, but its beta is due out on December 29. We know many of you are dying to get your hands on it, so we traveled to Halo Fest on Monday to give it a test run. Here are our hands on impressions of the Halo 5: Guardians Beta.
Microsoft has just announced they're close to having sold over 10 million Xbox One consoles to retailers since launching nearly a year ago. The information is from internal data gathered by Microsoft.
The launch of Halo: The Master Chief Collection for the Xbox One this week has been marred with online matchmaking issues, as well as other problems. Today developer 343 Industries said they will be rolling out server-side updates to the game to help fix those issues, while at the same time stating they are "truly sorry and feel your frustration."
Today's release of the 9879 build for the Windows 10 Technical Preview will also be the last major update that Microsoft will offer in 2014 for the people who are signed up to the Windows Insider Program.
There's a new Windows 10 build available for those in the Windows Insider Program. Build 9879 is available and brings a handful of new features. You can now hide the Search button or Task View button, there are three new gestures and much more!
Battery Saver has just picked up an update for Windows Phone. The built-in app allows you to monitor which apps are consuming the most battery and gives you control over which apps run in the background. Today's update gives you more filters on the usage page.
For those who like using Blue Skies – or for those who have never tried it – you will want to make sure you grab today's update. The app refresh adds numerous new features and tweaks to the well-designed weather app.
Version 1.5.2 came out early this morning on the Store, and the full changelog for Windows Phone 8.1 users is significant.
Windows Central reader NOLATechy has noticed that the Lumia Cyan update page has shifted the status from 'Under Testing' to a new stage 'Under Development'. If that sounds like a step backwards, you are correct.