Another week is in the books, and it is time once again to look at 5 Intriguing Apps for Windows 8.1. In this week's edition (a few days late due to lazy editors), we've got a few apps that made their way to Windows 8.1 and a couple that piqued my interest.
CBS News This Morning got a rare chance to film Microsoft's generally secret device laboratory outside of Seattle for a story that centers on the future of digital handwriting, and specifically at the Surface Pro 3 pen.
HTC has been on a roll these last few days with numerous firmware and app updates. The latest update today is for HTC Sense TV, which pushes it to version 1.2.
HTC Sense TV is a TV remote application that lets users take advantage fo the built-in IR blaster in the HTC One for Windows. However, instead of just a remote control for your TV or cable box the HTC Sense TV app also pulls down current TV shows, movies, and sports. The app lets you browse by TV show, see what the episode synopsis and even seeing how much of the episode has progressed.
The DualPro is a hybrid style case that combines a flexible inner silicone layer with a rigid outer plextonium shell. Naturally the silicone core absorbs impacts and the plextonium shell features a custom blend of polycarbonate with a soft-touch finish that delivers improved drop protection over the average plastic case.
Microsoft is currently rolling out a software update for its latest Windows Phone, the Lumia 535, in certain markets. The changelog hints strongly that this update will fix some touchscreen sensitivity issues that have been previously reported by owners of the device, along with some other improvements and additions.
Asphalt Overdrive is a new take on the Asphalt series by Gameloft, with simplified controls and endless races. The freemium title has been updated with some new features, including Xbox Live support. There are also numerous bug fixes for those who have been experiencing issues with parts of the game itself.
If you were hoping to snag a Microsoft Band before the new year, chances are you're out of luck. While getting your hand on one of the fitness trackers has been pretty tough up to this point, Microsoft is saying that more of the devices won't be in stock until early 2015 — online at least.
Made of a durable, textured polycarbonate, this case and holster combo provides both impact protection as well as an enhanced grip to help prevent unwanted drops. The rear clip of the included holster can be folded into a personal viewing stand— great for watching movies or browsing the web on a flat surface. Get yours today for just $9.95!
The most popular Windows Phone, Microsoft's Lumia 520, is currently available on Amazon for just $19.99, and the Microsoft Store for $29.99. The Windows Phone is locked to the AT&T network and comes without a contract plan, but for under $20 on Amazon, it's a superb choice for those looking for a bargain this festive holiday.
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 Sixty Second Shooter Prime and Nutjitsu and dished out codes to 10 lucky viewers.
Tonight at 8pm Central (9pm Eastern, 6pm Pacific), we'll be playing Strider from Capcom! We want you guys there, chatting along. So we're giving out five Xbox One codes for Strider, plus several Playstation 4 and Steam codes!
Update: The stream has ended. Congratulations to tonight's winners! Everyboy who missed the stream, continue reading to see an awesome replay.
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).
After having poked a little fun at Mac users with its holiday ad last month, it looks like Microsoft is taking a slightly more diplomatic approach to helping users switch over to a Surface Pro 3. The company debuted a new website today aimed at easing the switch from a MacBook to its latest and greatest tablet offering.
GoPro has finally updated its Windows Phone app this week, and this new version now adds support for its recently released Hero4 camera, along with a number of other features. The Windows Phone app now appears to have feature-parity with the iOS and Android versions of the app.
Chalk it up under coincidence or perhaps a real serious bug after all, but after numerous tips and a few forum threads, users are reporting finicky behavior after installing – and using – theChive app for Windows Phone.
TheChive is a new official app from the website of the same name. Although it jokingly bills itself as the "probably the best app in the world" many users seem to think otherwise.
Windows Central Roundup: Popular Windows Phone Holiday Apps and Games
Tis the season to be jolly and there are a boatload of Windows Phone games and apps available in the Store to help bring in the Holiday Spirit. From apps that countdown the time to games that feature the jolly old elf, the Windows Phone Store is quickly seeing Holiday apps and games popping up on the shelves.
We scoured the Windows Phone Store aisles for a handful of the top rated Holiday apps and games for this week's Windows Phone roundup. We'll also toss in a few games that are popular year round but recently received an update to give the title a little Holiday spirit.
Video Memories, the well reviewed Windows Phone video maker app that was previously known as UbiShow, got a big update this week that brings its version number up to 3.0. The update allows the app to run on Windows Phone devices that have 512MB of RAM for the first time.
Made from multiple thermoacrylics, this Lumia 1320 skin case is highly elastic and resistant to oils. Say goodbye to annoying fingerprints! The back features a matte finish with a glossy edging that enhances the grip around your device. Get yours in black or white today for just $4.95
Microsoft's 12 Days of Deals may have come to an end, but the company isn't finished yet. The Microsoft Store website has launched its Super Saturday Deals promotion covering numerous products offered on the online store. For today only, you'll be able to enjoy a range of discounts on select products, just before the festive holiday arrives.