MixRadio recently updated the official app for Windows Phone, which was believed to have changed the publisher name from Microsoft. The company has now confirmed the alteration, publishing the app under MixRadio.
North American residents were the first to have Microsoft's Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL smartphones shipped to them but it looks like some other countries are not that far behind. Windows Central readers from the Netherlands and the Czech Republic have received emails stating that the phones they pre-ordered are now being shipped and could arrive today.
Skip the mayhem of shopping for accessories in person, pour yourself some eggnog and enjoy your holiday shopping experience with us here at Windows Central.
Shopping during the holidays can be hectic; and this year we've decided to make it easier than ever to pick up the perfect gift for that special someone. We're combining Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and Giving Tuesday into one huge sale where you can save 25% on all accessories available at Windows Central Shop. There's an incredible selection of items to consider for popular devices including the Lumia 640, HTC One M8, Lumia 1520, Surface Pro 3, and many more.
Sky Cue Club: 8 & 9 Ball Pool + Billiards + Snooker is one of the lengthier titles in the Windows 10 and Windows Phone Stores. While long in name, it is a nicely animated, 3D billiards game that delivers a nice variety of billiard games under one roof. It is also today's AdDuplex HERO App.
The HERO Apps program is a promotional campaign for Windows Phone and Windows developers on the AdDuplex Network and partners AdDuplex with myAppFree, AppDeals, PluralSight and Windows Central to deliver a host of benefits to the top apps and games each month. Our role in the HERO App campaign is to offer a little exposure to these titles by sharing them with you, our readers, and today we take a look at Sky Cue Club: 8 & 9 Ball Pool + Billiards + Snooker.
While Microsoft has just started shipping its first Lumia smartphones with Windows 10 Mobile out of the box, Japan's Freetel looks like it will be the first third-party phone maker to release its own device with the new OS. The company has revealed that the previously announced Katana 01 smartphone will officially launch in Japan on Monday, November 30.
Briquid Mini is one of the more recent releases from Game Troopers and challenges you to guide a water supply from Point A to Point B. You do so by breaking bricks and building new ones to create a path the water can flow across.
Briquid Mini does have in-game Xbox achievements to earn, simple but effective graphics and the physics-based puzzles offer a nice range of difficulties. You will face one level that may only take a few seconds to solve, then face one that may take a few dozen attempts to solve. Briquid Mini is yet another fantastic Windows Phone game from the creative minds at Game Troopers.
If you're looking for a peripheral to really take your racing experience to the next level, you'll definitely want to take a look at the Logitech G920 steering wheel, which is now available for just £180 at Currys in the UK. Owning a Logitech wheel myself, I can testify to just how much the accessory improves the overall experience of driving games, as well as other simulators.
After breaking ground in the international calling space, Ringo, the low-cost calling app, has introduced local calling in India.
The latest version of the Ringo app allows users to call any landline or mobile in the country at a flat rate of 19paise/min (less than half a cent), without any additional charges like roaming, STD, or top-up cards. Unlike other VOIP apps in the market, Ringo uses carrier networks instead of phone data or the Internet for a phone call, thus offering a superior calling experience without any call drops.
New tools promise to unlock the potential of Windows 10 Mobile and Lumia smartphone. Can Windows Phone Internals bring the hacker community back to the fold?
Windows Phone has a very ironic history. Back in the mid-2000s it was the operating system for hackers, tinkerers and those looking to push the boundaries of mobile computing. Even I got my start making custom ROMs on Windows Mobile Treos.
Fast forward by a decade and now it is Android that serves that role with Windows Phone taking a place closer to the iPhone as opposed to an 'open sourced' OS.
Although Microsoft's new Lumias – the 950 and 950 XL – have been nearly universally panned for looking a bit cheap, there was always the promise from Mozo who is one of the official partners for Lumia accessories.
The Mozo deal was snuck in at the October New York event where we first saw the leather cases for the new Lumias and today our order arrived.
Here is our hands-on video and first impressions of these covers for both Lumias!
It has been a whirlwind day here at Windows Central HQ as our dual-SIM, and unlocked Lumia 950 XL arrived this afternoon. Also, we also had a few Mozo leather backplates arrive as well for the Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL.
First things first so here is our video unboxing and hands-on of the Lumia 950 XL. Following in a little bit will be our first look at those Mozo cases, which we have in white, black and brown variants.
If you're looking at getting a new laptop, the Dell XPS 13 wouldn't be a bad choice, and now you can get one at a discount, thanks to Costco. The retailer is currently offering the touchscreen version of the laptop with an Intel Core i7 processor for $1,299, $200 off its normal price.
The first shipments of the Lumia 950 XL smartphone are now being delivered to some pre-order customers in the US today, and some Microsoft Store locations are selling them as well. Now those buyers are confirming, via posts on Windows Central's forums, that this version of Microsoft's 5.7-inch Windows 10 Mobile phone is the dual SIM model.
Tis the season for new Lumias as the Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL are finally getting into people's hands. Some are previous Windows Phone users while others are new to the fold. Still, there are a few who are just not familiar with Windows 10 Mobile and some of those new universal apps (Universal Windows Platform or UWP).
To get you started, I'm sharing with you some of my top apps for Windows 10 Mobile that are worth checking out. These are just main apps that I use every day, but I have omitted for now apps for photography and games as we'll feature those in another article. To be fair, not all of these apps are "true" Windows 10 Mobile apps as some are using some legacy coding from Windows Phone 8.1, but they work just fine due to backward support.
Think I missed something? There's a real good chance I did so let us know in comments what you would recommend people try out!
If you feel like the keyboard on the Lumia 950 or 950 XL is too big on the screen, there's a way to make it smaller. The main benefit of making the keyboard smaller is seeing more content on the screen. However, you pay with having smaller keys that might result in more spelling errors. Nevertheless, we'll show you how to change the keyboard size so you can see for yourself which option works best.
We've seen a lot of new gadgets come out in the past few months and the holiday season upon us. So we thought we'd ask what you're hoping to find under the tree — or maybe are just thinking of getting for yourself. Is it a new smartphone? Or perhaps a shiny new tablet? Maybe a computer? Tell us what you use right now, what you want, and what you think of it all for your chance at $600 to help you get the new gadget of your dreams!
Note: You have to take the survey linked above to be entered to win. While we like your comments, the survey's where you'll find the good stuff.
If you didn't want to go to your local Microsoft Store location in the US on Thanksgiving Day to buy the new Lumia 950 or Lumia 950 XL, you may not have to. Windows Central forum members are reporting that at least some Microsoft Store locations are selling both Windows 10 Mobile right now, one day earlier than the company previously announced.
If you buy the Lumia 950 or the Lumia 950 XL from the Microsoft Store, they'll also try to sell the Essentials Bundle. The kit includes a portable charger, tempered glass screen protector, and a phone case for $69. The offer is valid at Microsoft retail and online store in the US and Canada until the end of 2015. Watch our hands-on video for more details.