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.
Microsoft is letting software developers know ahead of time of a major change in the kernel version number for Windows 10, which will soon jump from the current 6.4 to 10.0. This change could affect older Windows applications running on the OS.
There's so much good stuff on Xbox Music and Xbox Video. How do you keep up with what's new and worth checking out? You don't have to; we'll do that for you. Every Friday we'll grab the hottest albums and singles on Xbox Music. We'll also let you know what movies and television shows are out to watch on Xbox Video. It's the weekend, and we'll help entertain you.
Designed with Steam in mind, the Alienware Alpha console is now shipping and available through Dell or select retailers. Starting at $549, users can configure the Alpha with Intel's fourth generation Core i3, i5, or i7 processors along with NVIDIA's GTX Maxwell GPU. The compact box ships with an Xbox 360 wireless controller and comes with a few freebies if you are an early adopter and decide to take the plunge, including full versions of a number of titles valued at $100.
The latest Windows Phone ad not only pits Cortana against Apple's Siri, but shows off some of the features that the optional HTC Dot View Cover can do on the Windows Phone-powered HTC One (M8) for Windows. The ad starts with Siri looking in the mirror, admiring her prettiness, and goes on to the One (M8) for Windows showing off the features of the Dot View Cover, like activating Cortana, receiving notifications, and answering calls. In terms of similar cases for the iPhone? The fun stops there as it looks like other iPhone covers just muffle up Siri.
The Microsoft Band lets you see who's calling without taking your phone out of your pocket. It can also let you respond quickly with preset messages. By default, the Microsoft Band has three messages, but you can add one more or edit all of them. Want to know how? We'll show you in our hands-on video.
It's tough to keep up with all of the apps that hit the Windows Store every day, let alone every week. So we here at Windows Central are taking it upon us to highlight some apps that have piqued our interest for one reason or another this week. This article is the first of what we hope will be a weekly column, depending on your feedback.
This week, we have a companion app for a movie, a popular app that made its way to Windows and Windows Phone, and a few others that just seem pretty cool.
After customer complaints that FIFA 2015 isn't launching for Xbox One users, EA Sports is acknowledging the issue, saying that it is working with Microsoft on resolving the error. The issue appears to only affect digital copies of EA's popular 2015 FIFA game, but the studio says that some non-EA games are also impacted.
Lumia 535, the first Windows Phone from Microsoft, was announced earlier this month adding another affordable Windows Phone device to the budget Lumia range.
In a press invite sent out on November 21, Microsoft has hinted at the launch of Lumia 535 in India on November 26. The invite has an emphasis on the number '5', which makes it a fair assumption.
Microsoft will roll out the latest public build, 9879, for the Windows 10 Technical Preview, sometime next week for Windows Insider Program members who have elected to get their updates in the Slow ring tier.
#IDARB or It Draws a Red Box Is easily my most anticipated ID@Xbox game of the year. Developer 'Other Ocean' describes the game as a "chaotic 8-player eSport jumping jetpack future arena ball game that is as inspired by Bomberman, Smash Bros., and NBA Jam." That said, the game is constantly changing and evolving as Other Ocean crowd-sources ideas from passionate users.
Xbox One owners will be able to download #IDARB sometime before the end of the year. In the meantime, we interviewed Mike Mika, game designer at Other Ocean. Mike spills the beans about a new #IDARB feature, the history about Other Ocean, and even shares some moving words about the recent Atari dig that he attended.
It looks like select Xbox Live services are currently down for owners of Windows 8.1 PCs trying to access the music and video stores. According to the Xbox support page, the service interruption is described as "limited" and affects "browsing the Xbox Video Store and Xbox Music Store" from your Windows 8.1 devices.
Truedialer for Windows Phone is out and ready for you to download. The app comes from the same company behind Truecaller, a very popular app with real-time Caller ID features. We missed the Truedialer launch on Windows Phone a few weeks ago but figured we'd share the app in case it might be something you're interested in using.
Smart thermostats and appliances are the new rage in 2014 and now tado° (tado.com) is on board with Windows Phone.
For those who do not know tado° heat was a Kickstarter project from a few years back. The device connects to your wall mounted heater and makes it 'smart' by detecting your phone's presence and adjusting the temperature accordingly.
Photosynth is one of the more innovative imaging apps to hail out of Microsoft in the last few years. However, the Photosynth app for Windows Phone has not seen too much in the way of updates or new features. In fact, the last update was back in January.
So it is a surprise to see version 1.8 not only go live in the Store, but come with some new, post-worthy features!
Yep, it's Windows Phone's Cortana poking fun at Apple's Siri in a commercial. Again. Highlighting how Cortana and Windows Phone 8.1 are able to do things like offer reminders when a contact calls or prompt you with traffic reports, the ad definitely emphasizes the strong points of Cortana (notably, they're not poking at Google Now, which offers many of the same features). Meanwhile, the iPhone's gotten bigger with the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.
The Track Runner app for Windows Phone is incredibly popular and highly-rated (4.8 out of 5 with over 600 reviews), but making so awesome of an app free of charge and free of ads means making money can be tricky. So developer The App Cauldron is offering users the option to donate to support the app, and development of version 5.0 of Track Runner.
Besides new apps for Windows, we love apps that are also on Windows Phone, utilizing Microsoft's new 8.1 developer tools. Early this morning, Credit Karma became yet another app to add to your dual collection.
Credit Karma (CreditKarma.com) has been available as Windows 8.1 app since mid-September, but now the Windows Phone version of the free credit-checking app is available, sharing the same features.
Made from multiple thermoacrylics, this Nokia Lumia Icon 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 today and save 50%
The Microsoft Band has been advertised of having 48 hours battery life, but that can vary significantly depending on your settings, usage, and other factors. On the days we track workouts or runs, and sleep, we find the Band to last until about lunchtime the next day. Want to extend the battery life on your Microsoft Band? Here are some tips that can help you out. These tips include turning off some features when you aren't using them and other settings that can save battery.
As well as releasing the title for the iPhone and iPad, Activision also announced that Call of Duty: Heroes is now available for Windows 8 too, offering players a mobile-friendly version of the popular series with a 3D strategy genre twist. Players are tasked with constructing a base for themselves while launching attacks on enemies.
If you haven't experienced Sunset Overdrive's Awesomepocalypse yet, Microsoft is giving you the chance to get just a little taste of the action. Starting tomorrow at around noon Eastern Time, Xbox Live Gold members will be able to play Sunset Overdrive for free for 24 hours on their Xbox One.
UK supermarket chain Sainsbury's has released three new official apps for Windows 8.1, including apps for eBooks and movies. Consumers who use the services provided by Sainsbury's will now be able to browse, purchase and enjoy popular content from both the eBook and movies stores. As an added bonus, it's possible to collect Nectar points as you download media to build a rich library.