I love sharing photos on Instagram, and 300 million other users feel the same, but I don't like the fact that my Twitter followers can't preview the images directly from my timeline. They need to click the Instagram link to view the photo. It used to work a couple of years ago, but Instagram has disabled photo integration with Twitter. The good news is that there's a workaround.
It's hard to believe, but while the Minecraft franchise has been released for a ton of different game consoles and operating systems, the series has never been released on a platform made by Nintendo. That will change with the recently announced Minecraft: Story Mode. A new preview of the upcoming episodic game reveals it will be coming out on the Nintendo Wii U.
International software publisher Game Insight recently invited a handful of mobile gaming journalists to its Innowate research and development studio in Riga, Latvia to preview the company's upcoming lineup of mobile titles. That's a long way to travel, but we saw some cool games that I look forward to sharing with you in the weeks to come.
While visiting the studio, I couldn't resist checking in on one of my favorite Game Insight titles: Cloud Raiders. A free to play Clash of Clans-style game, Cloud Raiders has a huge feather in its cap: cross-platform multiplayer between Windows, Android, and iOS platforms. And as luck would have it, the game will soon receive a major update that increases the maximum Stronghold and player level, adds new offensive units and defensive towers, and much more.
Read on to learn what's coming next to our favorite cross-platform competitive raiding game, complete with hands-on video!
Windows 10 is getting great overall reviews and Microsoft says that the operating system is now installed on over 75 million devices four weeks after it launched on July 29. However, the research firm IDC predicts that Windows 10's release won't be enough to stop overall declines in PC shipments in both 2015 and 2016.
The Zombie games have proven to be a popular, un-wavering genre that has not lost any steam over the years. Shelter Free is one such game that takes on the undead in card game style. You won't find much arcade action where you run around the screen shooting up everything Zombie in sight. Instead, the game offers more of a strategic approach to exterminating the walking dead.
The Windows Phone game is one of this month's AdDuplex HERO Apps, which is a promotional campaign for Windows Phone and Windows developers on the AdDuplex network. The promotion partners AdDuplex with myAppFree, AppDeals, PluralSight and Windows Central to deliver a host of benefits to the top apps and games each month.
Windows 10 for desktop users shipped with both the new Microsoft Edge web browser and the older Internet Explorer 11, primarily for business and enterprise customers who needed to keep using IE11 to run older web apps. Now Microsoft is allowing those customers to set up Microsoft Edge so that when it encounters a legacy site, it can automatically open in IE11.
Microsoft is expected to launch new models in its Surface family of tablets later this fall. They will likely be successors to the current Surface Pro 3 version. However, a new report claims that Microsoft will not only launch a new tablet that will have a 12-inch display, like the Surface Pro 3, it will also release one that will be even bigger; one with a '13- to 14-inch' display.
Two popular apps on the Windows Phone platform, the messaging app WeChat and the Amazon shopping app, have both received updates. However, don't look for any new features; the apps both got bug fixes and unnamed improvements with these new versions.
Fans of Lara Croft might want to look into buying the just revealed Rise of the Tomb Raider Collector's Edition for the Xbox One. The $149 edition of the action-adventure game will include extras like a 12-inch statue of the tomb raiding heroine.
Microsoft has now revealed that Windows 10 is currently installed on over 75 million devices since its launch on July 29, and that those installs cover 90,000 unique PCs and tablet models.
The new information was revealed via Twitter by Yusef Mehdi, Microsoft's Corporate Vice President, for the Windows and Devices Group. He stated that Windows 10 was "running in 192 countries, virtually every country on the planet". He added, "Even some devices manufactured in 2007 have upgraded to Windows 10."
Mehdi also offered some other related stats:
- More than 122 years of gameplay have streamed from Xbox One to Windows 10 devices
- 10 million achievements unlocked: Microsoft Solitaire Collection, Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition Beta
- In response to "tell me a joke", Cortana has told over half a million jokes since launch. :)
- Windows Store for Windows 10 has seen 6X more app downloads per device than Windows 8
It would appear, at least on the surface, that Microsoft's strategy of offering Windows 10 as a free upgrade for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 owners for its first year is generating positive results
Source: Yusef Mehdi (Twitter)
Many of us are familiar with the Disney lineup of games through the Windows Phone Store. Disney Mobile has a host of fun, well-designed games available for the smaller screen and many of these titles are available for the larger screens of our Windows 10 devices.
These games range from match-three styled games, hidden object games and even Star Wars gets into the mix. We've plucked a small collection of the thirty plus Disney games available in the Windows 10 Store for this roundup. These games are enjoyable ways to pass the time and while I have yet to run across a bad game from Disney, we may have overlooked your favorite Disney gaming title.
If such is the case, feel free to share your recommendation on a Disney game from the Windows 10 Store in the comments below.
If you like to tear up the tarmac on your Xbox One then you're in luck because there are some great racing games available for Microsoft's console.
Racers aren't for everyone, but for those who love them, often little else will do. Here we're taking a look at the very best that racing fans can get their hands on for the Xbox One.
Earlier this year, users discovered that searching for "pong" on Bing included a playable version of the game in the search results. It looks like Microsoft is continuing to add fun Easter Eggs into its search engine, as searching for "snake game" now allows you to play the classic game directly in the search results page.
Have you ever wanted to inject some of your diehard Microsoft pride into Skype conversations? I know, it's a strange question, but you can now do just that with some hidden emoticons built into Skype for Microsoft's various Office programs, Xbox, and Bing.
Microsoft recently showed off a little surprise hidden in Skype for the launch of Windows 10 with the Ninja Cat-TRex emoticon, and now, as pointed out by WinSuperSite, there appear to be a number of others for Microsoft's different properties. Here's a breakdown of what you can type to get the corresponding emoticon:
All you have to do is make sure you type the name within parentheses and you should end up with the corresponding icon in your chat. Just to cover our bases, we don't take responsibility for any wrath you may incur from friends or coworkers over messages composed entirely of Office logos. Emote responsibly, people!
For you fans of Windows Hello on Windows 10, it looks like Intel has updated its RealSense camera drivers with some bug fixes for the facial-recognition login feature. The fixes cover a few different areas, but the most notable is a fix for a delay when resuming from Sleep or Hibernate.
Windows 10 allows users on tablets to switch between desktop mode and tablet mode. While there is a way to auto-hide that taskbar in desktop mode by going through a couple of menus, there's no way Windows 10 allows users to do the same thing in tablet mode, which has been a sore subject for many people. Now, a small company called Nibbler Apps has launched a product, Auto-Hide Taskbar, that fixes this issue.
It was just a few days ago that developer Rudy Huyn updated his popular third-party Tinder app 6tin for Windows Phone. Today, there's yet another update to download, and this time it brings support for Tinder's verified badges feature.
Forgot the site you were looking at yesterday? Don't worry; Microsoft Edge remembers your browsing history. We'll show you how to view your history and how to delete them after visiting some questionable sites.
Mobile polling app Straw is set to grab a new update which, while rather minor, does bring a handy new feature to the table. Users are now able to designate topics for their polls, allowing others to easily search for polls under specific tags and topics.
Owners of Microsoft's Surface tablets that have Windows 10 installed should check for a new update to the Surface app from Microsoft. The app, which offers a number of customization features for Microsoft's line of tablets, now has a revamped user interface that should make it easier to navigate for Windows 10 users.
Enpass is a feature-rich password manager that is available from both the Windows Phone and Windows 10 Store. The app presents itself as a secure solution to manage existing passwords and to generate new, unique and strong passwords when the need arises.
The Windows Phone app normally runs $9.99 with no annual subscriptions. If you have been on the fence about picking up Enpass, today is your lucky day. Through the myA ppFree campaign, for the next twenty-four hours you can pick up Enpass free. Being a universal app, this means that you will not only have access to the Windows Phone version free but also the Windows version.
TuneIn, the popular Internet streaming audio service, is giving customers some optional extras with the launch of TuneIn Premium. The subscription service adds more access to live sports, along with commercial-free radio stations and audiobooks for the price of $7.99 a month in the US.