Grand Theft Auto V is now available for PC, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 platforms, but publisher Rockstar Games isn't done yet with new content updates for the crime action game. Today, it announced that Ill-Gotten Gains Update: Part Two will be released as part of GTA Online on July 8.
One of the increasingly amazing things about the Xbox One game library is the support from indie developers through the ID@Xbox program. We're big fans here at Windows Central and in recent times we've been given a bunch of great titles to play like Massive Chalice, Beach Buggy Racing and Shovel Knight, to name a few.
With E3 having been and gone, we already knew that there's some good stuff headed our way. How much? How about 124 trailers for new ID@Xbox games. How's that grab you?
In April, Microsoft released a new Windows Phone app called Contacts+Message backup, which was designed to back up all of a phone user's contacts (in VCF format) and messages (SMS and MMS including attachments). However, the app required that a SD card be installed on the device in order to back up that content. Thanks to the most recent update, the app no longer has that requirement.
Gain the grip you require to keep your Lumia 640 XL in your hands and off the ground.
The rugged texture of Amzer's Hybrid Warrior Case is great for every day use, providing serious impact protection if your Lumia 640 XL should ever take a nasty spill. Both its TPU and polycarbonate layers are fairly slim, while still granting access to all the important features of your device.
Microsoft already has a docking station available for the Surface Pro 3, but it only allows the 12-inch tablet to be used in lanscape mode. Today, as part of its Microsoft Garage program, the company has released files and instructions to create the 3-in-1 Dock, which will turn the current docking station into a portrait VESA-mounted dock for the Surface Pro 3.
When you are on a business trip, you are always told to keep track of your receipts, but that can be extremely hard to do in practice. As part of its new wave of Microsoft Garage app releases, Microsoft has launched a new Windows Phone app, Receipt Tracker, that uses Optical Character Recognition (OCR) to extract information from photos of receipts.
Microsoft continues to release new and interesting Windows Phone apps as part of its Microsoft Garage program. One of those new apps that launched today is InstaNote, which has been designed to help people who are taking notes during business meetings.
For the last month or so, we've been running a short survey to get more insight into your email pain points. While the feedback has been great (thank you!), we need more of it, and time is running out. If you haven't completed the survey yet, today is your last chance. We close things down at midnight tonight, so take a few minutes right now and fill out the survey. As a token of our appreciation, we will give you a chance to win $600 towards your next Windows Phone. Pretty sweet, right? Time is running out so hit up the link below!
Microsoft had a huge E3 2015 earlier this month but it saved a number of big Xbox One announcements and demos for Gamescom 2015, to be held in Cologne, Germany August 5-9. On the day before the massive video game show begins, Microsoft will hold its Gamescom 2015 Xbox press event and it will live stream it to the rest of the world.
People who take pictures with both their Windows Phone and a standard digital camera can now have images from both devices organized under one app. Eyefi has just launched its Eyefi Mobi app for Windows Phone, which will not only get all those images together but also allow them to be shared with others quickly.
When Microsoft acquired Mojang and its mega-popular Minecraft game in 2014, CEO Satya Nadella stated that one of the reasons for the move was to help children learn more about science and technology by playing the sandbox game. Now Microsoft is increasing its efforts in that area with the newly revealed Minecraft in Education program.
Fans of Modern Combat 5: Blackout for Windows Phone can now play the modern-day military shooter for free from now on. Publisher Gameloft has turned the game into a free-to-play title with its latest update, which includes adding Xbox Live support.
You are presented with a broad range of drawings and have to determine a strategy to create the longest colored line on that drawing. There are five gaming modes that range from simply placing a colored dot on the drawing to race the other dots already in play to a mode where you add lines to the drawing.
Lines the Game is an easy game to pick up on, a little hard to describe but a great way to pass the time. Available for low-memory Windows Phones, don't be shocked if you start playing and you suddenly realize thirty minutes has passed.
Europe has agreed a final proposal to scrap roaming charges altogether across the continent, as well as new rules on net neutrality. The extra charges applied to your account for using your mobile phone abroad will be scrapped by June 2017, although a fair use policy will be put in place.
Microsoft Research has come up with a neat new web-based chat system titled "Cahoots". It's an interesting solution for those who require a helping hand in online chats to come up with witty responses and humorous images. The system from Microsoft will analyze text in your messages and suggest memes and reaction GIF images based on context to help make you appear as the next big thing in comedy.
Microsoft may be interested in buying AMD, according to a new report citing unnamed sources familiar with the matter. Microsoft has a lot to gain by acquiring AMD's APU business, given the Redmond giant's ambitions in the console gaming segment. Both the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 use AMD's Jaguar-architecture APU, and if Microsoft were to buy AMD, Sony will have to shell out a significant amount of money to Microsoft on each PlayStation sold. The vendor can side with other chip manufacturers, but that will mean designing a new APU from scratch.
Microsoft Wi-Fi, the rebranded version of Skype Wi-fi, which enables buyers to pay for Wi-Fi access at public spots around the globe, is now active as a new app in the recently-released Windows 10 build 10158.
Windows 10 build 10158 was just pushed to Fast ring members, and, along with Microsoft Edge branding for Project Spartan, and a host of other changes to the browser, the new build sport quite a bit of new stuff. From UI improvements to Office 365 Cortana integration, here's what's new in Windows 10 build 10158:
General UX improvements and refinement: You'll continue to see general UX improvements and refinement in this build. For Continuum, you'll see a lot of bug fixes as well as improved Tablet mode animations, improved support for Windows 8/8.1 apps and classic (Win32) apps in Tablet mode. And when using the Start Menu, you can swipe up on the left side to open All apps. This also works in Tablet mode, when you have opened up the left side of Start behind the hamburger menu. Additionally, in All apps – you can click on a letter to quickly go to apps on the All apps list under that letter (great for people with lots of apps installed).
On the Taskbar, when an app needs your attention, it will now flash in orange. And when you download something or move files around in File Explorer, the progress animation in the Taskbar has been changed back to green and back to animating horizontally (instead of white and animating vertically seen in the previous build – thanks for the feedback!).