Last night, we announced our name change from WPCentral to Windows Central. Since then, we have been blown away by the positive response, so a big thank you to everyone! At the time, we noted that our apps would be updated accordingly to reflect those changes. After just 24-hours, both the Windows Phone and Windows 8.1 apps are now getting that refresh!
NBA Live 15 officially releases on October 28th in North America, and EA Sports has just revealed its plans for the demo. EA Access members on Xbox One can play the game before anyone else, with a 6-hour trial starting on October 23rd. The trial is the full game, and your progress and stats will carry over if you decide to purchase at a later date. We've just reviewed NBA 2K15 and loved it. Will NBA Live 15 be able to compete?
Microsoft Garage, a division of the company that allows their employees to work on any project they desire, has released a number of new Windows Phone apps and games to the Windows Phone Store, including Tetra Lockscreen, which shows a number of different notifications.
Cloud Raiders, the highly popular fantasy action-strategy game from developer Game Insight, got a new update this week for the Windows Phone and Windows 8.1 versions that adds some Halloween-themed content to the game.
Cardback is an Indian startup that intends to help debit and credit card users in India identify their best card for every payment they make, and see how much they will save from using that card.
The official Cardback app has recently landed on the Windows Phone Store. All you need to do is indicate how much you're paying, and where. Cardback will save you the trouble of doing complicated calculations and checking out promotions before every payment. This is based on several factors, including how you earn and redeem reward points on your cards, and any running special offers.
HP isn't exactly known as an innovator in the PC hardware space, but according to a new report the company may have something interesting to announce on October 29. That would be something called "Sprout", a Windows PC that also has a projector and 3D scanner.
A few weeks ago, Microsoft created a extremely cool live action trailer to promote the release of the Xbox One exclusive open world action game Sunset Overdrive. Today, Microsoft released the gameplay launch trailer for the title from Insomniac Games and, while not quite as mind blowing as the live action clip, it has some cool elements as well.
A couple of days after new rumors hit the Internet claiming Microsoft is close to announcing some kind of wearable tech device, the Federal Communications Commission has approved a new "Mobile Wireless Device" from the folks at Redmond.
Now that we have downloaded and installed the new build of the Windows 10 Technical Preview, we have found that there are even more features added that Microsoft hasn't officially revealed. In addition to the new Action Center, Microsoft has put in two Windows Phone features: Data Sense and Battery Saver.
On October 9, 2014, Lenovo announced a series of new computing devices in London. Perhaps the most interesting one was the ultrathin Ultrabook the Yoga 3 Pro. Weighing in at just 2.6 pounds and 12.8 mm thin, it sure looked like a drool worth laptop for 2014.
Notwithstanding the $1,349 premium price tag, the Yoga 3 Pro is ushering in a new era of super-thin laptops due to its new 'watchband' hinge and Intel Core M Broadwell processor. Our 256 GB version in Sliver just showed up two-weeks ahead of initial estimates. So, without further ado, here is our unboxing and quick tour.
It is the first of what will be many updates to come. In fact, there's already a small patch out for the build that was just released today. For that reason, it may be helpful to know how to go about upgrading your version of Windows 10 to the latest release.
Microsoft may have released the first major update for the Windows 10 Technical Preview earlier today, but the company already has a patch available to download for that new 9860 build that's apparently designed to fix an issue with missing characters in apps and other programs.
IQ Mission is a challenging collection of puzzle games for our Windows Phones that sends you to eight global cities in search of a secret energy source. Each puzzle solved will in turn unlock a piece of the map that will lead you to the mystery source.
Available for low-memory Windows Phones and Windows 8 devices, IQ Mission is full of colorful informants that help lead you through the collection of brain twisting puzzles. Overall, IQ Mission is a fun way to pass the time. IQ Mission is also this week's myAppFree deal that slashes the price of the Windows Phone game from $2.99 to free.
Microsoft has just launched the first update for its Windows 10 Technical Preview, based on feedback from its many users. In fact, Microsoft has gone out of its way to make sure that it gets as much feedback as possible for its OS. In a blog post, Microsoft's Gabe Aul, the leader of the Operating Systems Group's Data and Fundamentals Team, writes about just how that feedback is translated into actual new features and bug fixes for future builds.
Microsoft's Cortana is winning the hearts and minds of users lucky enough to have the personal assistant on their Windows Phone. One feature we know people would really like to have is the ability for Cortana to read out notifications for incoming alerts. For instance, imagine if Cortana could announce a phone call and even the person calling when your phone rings.
Redditor clang_ley has made your dream one-step closer to reality by creating 19 Cortana ringtones and notifications hosted on their OneDrive account. The notifications range from various email scenarios, like work or school, to Facebook and Skype messages. The MP3 clips say things like 'Somebody messaged you on Facebook' or 'Chief, someone is calling you' all in Cortana's distinctive voice.
Alien: Isolation is one of the best console games to come out this fall, giving fans of the sci-fi horror movie series perhaps its best ever translation in video games. Today, developer The Creative Assembly and publisher Sega announced that the first of five post-release DLC packs for the game, Corporate Lockdown, will be released on October 28 for the Xbox One and Xbox 360, among other platforms.
I've recently taken a deeper step into the connected world. A step that some will describe as being interesting, and that some will describe as being crazy. To be honest, as happy as I am since I have taken this step, I have to admit that I fall on both the interesting and crazy sides myself. Before getting any further, I should mention that the "step" I took was implanting an NFC chip in my hand.
The Nokia Lumia 830 is seeding out globally to retailers and carriers with the phone expected to launch in the US on AT&T Friday, November 7. The 5-inch Windows Phone nicknamed the 'affordable flagship' won our initial praise last week in our first-impressions article.
Windows Central has now learned some marketing plans for the Lumia 830 when it arrives early next month for AT&T, and it includes a Fitbit Flex promotion. Evidently, Microsoft has a separate SKU for the phone that includes a free Fitbit Flex with every purchase. The deal will be a limited-time-offer or until the bundle runs out of stock. It will be available both at Microsoft Stores as well as AT&T ones as well.