After officially launching WolframAlpha for Windows Phone and Windows 8.1 earlier this year, Wolfram is now providing seven new course assistant apps. The apps -- which are powered by the WolframAlpha computational knowledge engine -- are designed to assist you in solving math problems and learning new concepts with ease.
One of our favorite YouTube clients for Windows Phone goes by the name of Tubecast. Besides being a full-featured, beautifully designed YouTube app for managing and playing videos, it can also DLNA and Airplay stream content to your TV at the touch of a button.
Version 2.9.8 of the app brings some significant viewing improvements, including some ultra-high resolution support! Best part, there are no audio de-synchronizations.
We are continuing on with our 12 Days of Hidden Gems series this week. So far we have checked out fitness accessories that work well with Windows Phone and Windows 8.1, the connected home, some great travel apps, and cameras for capturing all of life's adventures. You can catch up on all of the articles to date on our Hidden Gems page.
Today is the 8th day and we're encouraging everyone to take a break from holiday madness and relax with some fun games, Doodle Jump and Fit Brain Trainer.
Merry Christmas, happy Boxing Day, and a fine Friday to everyone else. With the new year less than a week away, this will be the final installment of 5 Intriguing Apps of 2014.
This week, our favorite Twitter app made the official jump from beta, bringing along with it a plethora of new features, and a classic online word game made its way to Windows 8.1. There are also a few apps that grabbed my attention in the Windows Store, that I will share with you.
Microsoft's Satya Nadella made his second visit to India visiting with key leaders to discuss future investment in that country. Nadella met with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, and Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, promising support for Modi's Digital India initiative to modernize that country's infrastructure.
No announcements of investments or projects were made, making this trip more of a 'courtesy visit' according to Nadella rather than anything substantive.
There are no shortage of Xbox One deals floating around in the post-Christmas sales, and Microsoft is joining in by offering a decent price cut on a bundle including the white Sunset Overdrive special edition console. Now, through the Microsoft UK store you can grab the console with Sunset Overdrive and Forza Motorsport 5 for £309.99
We're wrapping up 2014 by extending a 20% savings on all Windows Phone accessories until midnight December 31!
With plenty of new products to choose from for popular devices like the Nokia Lumia 1520, HTC One M8, Nokia Lumia 1020 and Lumia 920, you can definitely get the best bang for your buck before the new year kicks off.
To receive 20% off your entire cart, use coupon code: END14 at checkout. We offer free standard shipping on all orders over $50 and have rush delivery options available as well.
This 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%
Update: The Xbox Live status page now shows that the service is back up and running once again, after being down for much of Christmas Day and earlier today.
Original story: Microsoft is currently dealing with issues centered on its Xbox Live online service for Xbox One console owners, just a few hours after its Xbox Video and Music stores got hit with similar problems before going back online once again earlier today.
Microsoft continues with its Countdown to 2015 daily deals and today we're covering Sunset Overdrive, which is available with a 50 percent reduction in cost. The open world game brings a massive amount of explosions, enemies and just epic fun to the Xbox One console and is a perfect post-holidays gift, especially at the price of just $30.
Last week, Microsoft started rolling out the long awaited Lumia Denim update to its Lumia Windows Phone devices in various territories around the world. At the time, we listed the countries, devices and wireless carriers that were rolling out that update in Europe, Asia, Latin America, Africa and the Middle East. We also mentioned that the Demin update had started to roll out to the Verizon Wireless Lumia 822 and 928 in the US.
It's been several days since that first firmware rollout so we decided to check Microsoft's support pages to see if there were any additional countries, phones and carriers that were receiving the Lumia Denim update. Sure enough, there have been some changes to that list so we have combed through it and posted all the new Denim listings.
Many of us at Windows Central have been using Tweetium for Windows Phone and Windows for months now, but the Windows Phone Twitter client was technically in beta.
No more as starting today, the Windows Phone app is no longer beta and both have jumped in version numbers to 3.0. What's more, a brand new color accent scheme is now in place, making these Modern apps even more appealing.
Brandon Paddock, the developer behind the Tweetium apps, is never shy about giving detailed changelogs. Version 3.0 is no exception as the app has had some significant improvements over the last 24-hours.
So, you just got a new Xbox One and you're wondering where on earth to start? You're in the right place! Microsoft's latest generation console has gone from strength to strength throughout 2014 and that's only going to continue into 2015. Whether you're new to the Xbox completely or upgrading from an Xbox 360, there's a lot to get into with the Xbox One.
From apps, through tips and tricks and into games, here's everything you need to know to get up and running with the best experience on your new Xbox One.
Happy holidays to everyone! At this time of year gifts are given and gifts are received, and that includes smartphones, tablets and all manner of other techy products. If you were lucky enough to be gifted a new Windows Phone, then we're here to help you get the best out of it. If it's your first, then welcome!
But whether you're new to the platform or returning with a newer device, here's everything you need to know to get up and running with the best experience on your new Windows Phone.
Designed for those who prefer to keep the original look of their HTC One (M8) Windows Phone, Puregear's Slim Shell provides a completely transparent backing that lets the beauty of the device shine through while still protecting against drops and scratches with a built-in TPU barrier. Yours today for just $13.95!
Update: The problems with Xbox Video and Xbox Music appear to be cleared up now.
Original Story: If you were looking forward to a relaxing Christmas Eve soaking up some entertainment via your Xbox One, you may be experiencing some difficulties. According to Microsoft's Xbox Live status page, the service is currently experiencing outages for both the Xbox Music Store and the Xbox Video Store on the Xbox One, Xbox 360, and "other devices."
If you fire up your Xbox One right about now you should be seeing an icon on the dashboard to turn your console into a roaring fireplace for the festive season. Or a snowy forest. Or a beach front with rippling water. Microsoft has added the trio of ambient themes to the console for you to use at your leisure. Or if you don't have a real fireplace.
Xbox One owners are in for a special Christmas treat, courtesy of EA. Beginning tomorrow, December 25, you'll be able to get a free, six-hour trial of Madden NFL 15 from the Xbox Store. The trial will be available in the store itself, or right from the Xbox One dashboard.
The Xbox One Countdown to 2015 sale continues today with another new title getting a healthy price reduction. This time out its Child of Light with a 50% discount dropping it to just $7.50 in the U.S. and £6 in the UK. And if you missed yesterday's deal on Dragon Age: Inquisition, the good news is you get another chance at the 35% discount again today.
If you're looking to get an HTC One M8 for Windows without a contract, now would be a good time to do so. As part of their latest "Hot Deal" HTC is offering all of their devices for 20% off, including the One M8 for Windows on AT&T, T-Mobile, or Verizon. That brings the price of the device down from $650 to $520 without a contract.
Unless you've been living under a rock, you'll have no doubt heard of Sony's new flick, The Interview. Starring Seth Rogen and James Franco, the movie has been at the center of the Sony hacking scandal that has resulted in much media hype and attention in recent weeks. And from today, you'll be able to watch it on Xbox Video and xboxvideo.com.
When it comes to streaming music wirelessly from your house, Sonos (Sonos.com) is the go-to brand for speakers and hubs. While other wireless systems are just Bluetooth streamers from your phone, Sonos can play music from Pandora, Spotify, Deezer, Songza, and a dozen more services to multiple speakers all at your control.
No official Sonos app for Windows Phone is available today, but reports have been circulating for some time that the company was considering making one. Indeed, back in March the company was measuring interest – and feature requests – for such an app were they ever to make one. (Additionally, ex-Microsoftie Marc Whitten also works for the company now).
Made from a durable polycarbonate, these Lumia 635 hard cases are strong enough to withstand drops and thin enough to keep in your pocket. The case snaps together around your device and features a soft coating that's comfortable to hold, easy to manage and helps prevent unwanted drops.