As people continue to use the Windows 10 Technical Preview, they are identifying subtle differences between it and its predecessor. One such feature that seems to be a double-edged sword is the Home folder in the File Explorer. When clicked, the Home folder displays a list of your File Explorer Favorites, folders that you frequent, and your recently-accessed files. It is the last two that have people questioning whether the Home folder is a good or bad idea.
Develop for Windows phone or Windows? Then you're going to want to check out the new AdDuplex Developer Advocate Program. As you know, AdDuplex is a cross-promotion network on Windows Phone and Windows. Instead of running ads in an app, developers can help promote apps for free by helping one another. The new developer advocate program will help developers adopt and implement AdDuplex into their apps.
It has been a while since we saw a new mobile Windows game from European publisher Game Insight. Their last release was city builder Big Business Deluxe. After that, Game Insight has mostly concentrated on updating Cloud Raiders (now available on Windows 8) and working on other phone and tablet games behind the scenes.
Today Game Insight has just unleashed a new Windows 8 and RT game, and in a fresh genre to boot! Mirrors of Albion is a free to play hidden object game. Taking place within a fantasy version of Victorian England, players investigate a series of mysterious disappearances. This involves lots of traveling to new locations and searching for hidden objects. If you like hidden object games, you'll probably dig it. Stay with us to check out our first impressions and hands on video!
HBO will finally give many people what they have been requesting for years; a way to access their movies and TV shows like Game of Thrones without a cable TV subscription. That's the word from HBO CEO Richard Plepler, who revealed today at an investor conference that it will offer a "stand alone, over the top" streaming service sometime in 2015.
We got our first in-depth look at the new Lumia 830 'affordable flagship' phone yesterday, and I briefly talked about Qi wireless charging. The Lumia 830 comes with the popular standard built into the removable back cover, leaving two contact points on the phone itself to get a charge.
AT&T has announced that they are getting the Lumia 830, and through our sources, we have pinned down a date for Friday, November 7. This sale date is reportedly the same for the AT&T HTC One for Windows.
The big question for many is will the Lumia 830 have the Qi wireless cover or is it removed?
Including two per package, these custom HTC One (M8) Windows screen protectors are simple to apply and leave absolutely no sticky residue when removed. They're made of a tough, self-adhesive polymer that stand up to common enemies such as keys, dirt and other debris.
In March, the team behind MetroTwit, the popular third-party Twitter app for Windows 8 and Windows desktop users, removed it from circulation so no new downloads and installations could take place. However, the team has now released a quick update to the app to fix an annoying bug for the folks that still have the app installed on their device.
Microsoft has partnered up with Ubisoft to launch two exclusive Xbox One bundles. Available worldwide from November 2, you'll be able to pick up the Xbox One Assassin's Creed Bundle ($399) or an alternative package with Kinect included ($499), both containing the upcoming Assassin's Creed Unity as well as Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag. That's a total of two games bundled with a new Xbox One console.
While Halo fans are looking forward to Halo: Master Chief Collection releasing on November 11th, there's another game to be excited about later this year. 343 Industries and Microsoft Studios are going to release Halo: Spartan Strike. This top-down shooter will be available in December for Windows, Windows Phone, and Steam.
The world is currently rolling out 4G, but already some parties are looking at what 5G could bring to consumers. Samsung has been testing out its own infrastructure for the next generation of wireless and the company has been able to achieve jaw-dropping data transfer speeds using high frequency signal.
Amazon UK has today announced a new same-day collection service, available free for Prime subscribers. The online retail giant will allow Prime members to have a package delivered to a chosen collection point within 12 hours, part of its Click & Collect service. If you're not a Prime member, you'll have to part with £4.99 for the luxury.
What's the best podcast app on Windows Phone? That's the question we're asking you today. Daniel Rubino recently sat down for episode six of The Tech Informist podcast and popular podcast app Podcast Critter recently received a nice update. That made us start thinking about podcasts on Windows Phone. Which app is your go-to for podcasts?
We first told you about Album Releases for Windows Phone 8 back in May It is an app that uses your Xbox Music Library to keep you updated on the latest releases from all of your favorite bands. Now, Album Releases has gone universal, making it available for both Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8.
Yesterday, 2K Games announced the soundtrack and song list for their upcoming wrestling game WWE 2K15. Not that the music matters all that much when everybody comes for the wrasslers and the wrasslin', but some cool tunes certainly don't hurt. I'm looking forward to hearing Flo Rida and Rise Against in the game, myself.
It turns out yesterday's news was just the turnbuckle climb before the elbow drop, because today we learn about 2K's huge plans for WWE 2K15 downloadable content. Both the Xbox One and 360 versions will receive multiple post-release DLC packs as well as a Season Pass that bundles four content packs. Three of those are story-based packs focused on the Ultimate Warrior, Mark Henry, and Randy Orton vs. Christian. Keep reading for full details!
If you are a fan of fantasy adventure games chocked full of mind bending puzzles, this week's myAppFree Deal will be hard to pass by.
Violett, is a wonderfully drawn up Windows Phone adventure game where you play the role of the lead character who has been mysteriously transported to a fantasy world. Violett's quest is simple, find a way back home.
Available for low-memory devices, Violett normally runs $3.99 but through the myAppFree promotion, you can pick it up for free.
Microsoft is about to launch Killer Instinct: Season 2 for the Xbox One and today the company released a new trailer that offers new gameplay and teasers of what fans of the fighting game can expect when the season officially launches on Wednesday, October 15.
Microsoft's nearly one year old Surface 2 tablet, running on Windows RT 8.1, is the only one among Microsoft's Surface tablets to receive a firmware update today, as part of the company's monthly "Patch Tuesday" event.
Microsoft continues to expand the media app library for the Xbox One and today owners of the game console will become the first to download an official Vine app that's not been designed for a smartphone.
Right now it's crazy season for new phones. Between the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and Android L, the BlackBerry Passport and Classic, and Windows Phone 8.1. There's never been a hotter time for new gadgets. So we want to know what you think — what phones are you looking forward to, what's important to you in a phone, and what you think of your carrier. So we have a survey, and one lucky survey-taker will win a $600 towards a brand new phone!