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2 years ago

12 Days of Microsoft Store Deals: Shopping tips and first day experiences

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The Microsoft Store’s 12 Days of Christmas Deals kicked off yesterday with some serious discounts on the Dell Venue 8 Pro Windows 8 tablet. During Monday’s deal, the first 20 people at the Microsoft Store could purchase the Venue 8 Pro for only $99. Everyone after that had the option to buy it for $199 until stock ran out.

We already posted a photograph of one Microsoft Store’s Venue Pro line yesterday in our article about the leaked 12 Days of Deals schedule. But it also happens that I was on-hand at the Houston Microsoft Store to check out the promotion. Head past the break to learn just what Houston-area Microsoft fans experienced at the sale, shopping tips for the rest of the 12 Days of Deals, and whether I ended up with a cheap Venue 8 Pro or not!

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2 years ago

New customers to get free minutes with EE on PAYG this Christmas

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With Christmas 2013 just around the corner, the UK's biggest mobile network is getting festive and offering new customers some extra incentives to choose them over the competition. If you are in the market for a new Windows Phone, you'll see below in the full description that new EE Pay As You Go customers will get an extra 168 minutes each month when they top up just £10.00. This is on top of the normal minutes you would get for your money. Why 168? - I have no idea, but who’s going to complain about free stuff! 

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2 years ago

Deal Alert: Xbox Live Gold 12-month membership for $39.99

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2 years ago

Microsoft introduces new security features for user accounts

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2 years ago

Xbox One "In Stock" at Amazon.com - grab it now before it sells out (US)

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2 years ago

Get ready to "Spin That Wheel!" with Wheel of Fortune for Windows 8

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2 years ago

Halo: Spartan Assault landing on Xbox One December 24; will include co-op mode and new weaponry

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2 years ago

The Sims FreePlay gains holiday features in latest update on Windows Phone 8

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2 years ago

Monitor your digital life with iSwarm for Windows Phone 8

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If you're frequently online using multiple social networks, you may feel overwhelmed at times when looking at main feeds, especially if you're following numerous sources. Luckily, there are some services out there that enable you to group, filter and manage your social accounts. One of said services is iSwarm (www.iswarm.com), which has just launched on Windows Phone 8.

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2 years ago

Store Companion lets you browse for Windows 8 apps on Windows Phone 8

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2 years ago

Nokia Lumia 625 available from just £10 a month at Carphone Warehouse UK

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2 years ago

Microsoft releases official Socl app for Windows Phone to match their growing community-site

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Developed by Microsoft Research FUSE Labs, Socl — pronounced social — lets you create, collect, and share stuff you love. From rich visual collages to short animated media and memes, Socl gives you a creative outlet through posts that take seconds to create, collect, and share on Socl, as well as other social networks.

Microsoft Research has just released the companion app for Socl for Windows Phone. Prior to this release, the Socl website was the only way to post or share content from your mobile device.

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2 years ago

8-Rotate, a Windows Phone 8 app to help get the tilt out of your photos

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8-Rotate is a handy Windows Phone 8 app that will help straighten out slanted photos.  We all take crooked photos from time to time and 8-Rotate will not only help you straighten things out but also will let you crop the corrected images.

There isn’t much to 8 Rotate and while the app can come in handy to adjust those tilted photos, the photography app could use a little fine-tuning.

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2 years ago

Picnic Rumble launches on Windows Phone 8 - smack stuff with picnic baskets (Update)

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We love games with great soundtrack and cool graphics. Picnic Rumble from Tree Men Games has both of those features. You control four strange characters and help them find a perfect picnic spot in a surreal world filled with food. It’s really fun and we think you should check it out.

Head past the break to watch some gameplay footage with the Nokia Lumia 1020.

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2 years ago

Microsoft looking to bring back the Start Menu to Windows 8 in future update

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Microsoft made some radical changes to the Windows platform with the launch of Windows 8. Some consumers adapted to the new Modern user interface, while others struggled to move on from the Start menu, not effectively utilising the Start screen with Live Tiles and other functionality. According to latest reports, the company is looking to return the Start menu in a coming update.

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