One way of freeing up space on your Windows Phone device is by deleting photos and videos stored in your camera roll. Want a quick way to delete those files? We’ll show you how. Head past the break to watch the steps on video.
A quick heads up for those of you rocking the official WPCentral Central App on Android — we've pushed out an update today with a number of important fixes. You're going to want to make sure you download this one, particularly if you've seen increased data usage or are using the widget on your home screen. The fixes apply to all the editorial (ie not the Tapatalk-esque one) apps for all our Mobile Nations sites, including Connectedly, CrackBerry, iMore and Android Central.
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It is half way through the month of May and Nokia’s latest (and technically last) Lumias are starting to see the light of day. This morning, the Lumia 630, 635 and 930 were all announced as heading to Brazil, at various dates with some pricing info, as well. Perhaps more interestingly, the Lumia 630 will evidently come with Mobile DTV (Digital TV). For those who aren’t aware, DTV is a standard for delivering free over-the-air Mobile Digital TV signals, which is pretty great.
Let’s see what’s coming and when.
Even with threats from AT&T and Verizon, the FCC has gone forward and voted in favor of previously-proposed restrictions on the 2015 spectrum auction that will offer up valuable low-band airwaves to wireless carriers. The restrictions put in place will reserve portions of the spectrum going up for auction for carriers that don't already have large chunks of low-band spectrum, largely cutting out AT&T and Verizon from participating in many markets.
The second-generation of Kinect for Windows is coming this summer, but a select number of developers have early access. Those developers are working on cool experiences that will come with Kinect for Windows. We've seen Kinect used to treat patients in a variety of ways. One company, Jintronix, has just been granted FDA approval for their unique approach with Kinect.
CricHQ (CricHQ.com) is a cricket technology company with headquarters in Wellington, New Zealand and has former Kiwi captain Stephen Fleming on its board.
With a mission of redefining how cricket is administered, shared, analyzed, and followed, the app allows you to ‘follow’ your favorite players to receive notifications and broadcasts whenever they play cricket or share social updates.
Windows Phones have been powered by a variety of processors since the Samsung Omnia 7 was released back in 2010, but ZTE could be the first manufacturer to pump out a device with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 chip. According to an unfamiliar source, ITHome, a new phone from the manufacturer will be named the 'Nubia W5' and is set to be a super high-end Windows Phone.
Disney has kicked off a new game for their upcoming film starring Angelina Jolie called Maleficent Free Fall. The play is more or less standard match-3 fare, only following the theme of Sleeping Beauty's classic villainess. Players are presented with a grid of colored gems, and must swap adjacent tiles to match up those of the same color so they disappear. Every stage requires players to eliminate a certain number of gems in a limited number of moves. The standard freemium tropes are employed here, including in-app purchases for power-ups and a timer-based energy system.
Remember when Temple Run 2 came out in December with Xbox Live? It launched without support for low-memory devices like the Lumia 520. That changes today with the latest update for Temple Run 2. Head into the Windows Phone Store and you’ll be able to pick up Temple Run 2 for your 512 MB Windows Phone.
Microsoft has a vested interest in pushing Windows Phone in enterprise, though according to a recent interview with Stella Chernyak, Senior Director of Product Marketing at Microsoft, they're opening up for mobile device management so other solutions can support Windows Phone 8.1 devices.
Insteon, the company best known for its home automation and control technology, have today announced enhanced versions of its app will be made available for both Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone later this summer – June 1st to be exact. Not only will the company be officially supporting Microsoft's platforms, but Insteon products will be sold at Microsoft Stores and on the Microsoft Store website.
Shazam and NCM Media Networks today announced a new partnership that will see the audio-ID service tying into NCM's FirstLook movie theater pre-shows. By opening the Shazam app when FirstLook is playing in AMC, Cinemark, and Regal theaters, you'll be able to get more info about whatever advertised content is filling the screen.
Every once in a while, a Microsoft Research app sneaks past our radar. Today that app is ‘Urban Air’ and it’s quite neat, but only if you’re in China.
China, needless to say, has a bit of a pollution problem that can have some deleterious effects on people’s health. Being able to see those alerts and conditions could be vital on how to plan your day. Luckily, you can now download this nifty little app to get a glance at the pollution level at that moment in various locations e.g. home and work. The app came out last month, but it recently had an update.
London-based media company The Church of London was approached by Microsoft in late 2013. They were tasked with crafting a brand book for Nokia and Microsoft employees in celebration of the recent acquisition of Nokia's Devices and Services division. The book itself contains archived photography as well as some original illustrations throughout. The end result is a colourful presentation of ideas and values shared by both parties.
Spectra 8bit Racing is an interesting concept. Not only because the game has just launched on Windows 8 (with both Windows Phone and Xbox support coming), but because it packs in awesome music, retro gameplay and graphics with procedural generation. If you're a fan of Song Arc, we highly recommend you read on and check out Spectra.
For today only, purchase the Amzer TPU Hybrid Case for Nokia Lumia 920 and save 75% off the list price!
Made of highly durable material that feels great when gripped, this sleek looking case features anti-slip properties that give your Nokia Lumia 920 more grip on all types of surfaces. Plus, this case has a special anti-dust coating and cut-outs for all of your device's features!
Microsoft has confirmed two more manufacturers will soon be launching new Windows Phones, according to a report over on LiveSino. The company made the announcements at the Qualcomm Reference Design and Wireless Innovation Summit in China, stating that both K-Touch and Blu will be joining the ecosystem.
Microsoft has just launched the Microsoft India News Center - a portal for all Microsoft India news and happenings. A lot of Windows Phone Central readers comment on our increasing focus on the Windows ecosystem in India (yes, I’m guilty as charged), and this initiative from Microsoft underlines the scope and need for the same.
The revamped press outlet aims to showcase Microsoft products, people, culture, and impact in India, in an engaging way.
T-Mobile today announced a new partnership with Univision to launch the creatively titled Univsion Mobile, a new wireless service built for Hispanic Americans. The US carrier has analyzed smartphone usage by the demographic to conclude they rely on mobile devices more heavily than average. Strangely enough, Verizon launched a similar service, Viva Movil, last year with Jeniffer Lopez heading up the Latino-focused experience.
The Governor of Minnesota signed a new bill into law that prohibits the sale of any smartphone without anti-theft software pre-installed. The idea is to deter criminals from stealing handsets in the first place by allowing users to remotely disable and wipe a phone's data, rendering it useless. If a stolen phone is remotely disabled, there wouldn't be any monetary incentive left in the endeavour.
Microsoft tied an immersive experience into its launch of SQL Server 2014. The Infinity Room was installed in San Francisco for three days, enabling members of the public to witness a visualisation of the insights that can be gained through Microsoft's new data analysis tools. Universal Everything, partnering up with data journalist Simon Rogers, created a narrative experience on the power of big data.
It was only earlier this month when we last took a look at Royal Revolt 2, which softly launched on both Windows Phone and Windows 8. The game has now gone live across the globe and is now available on the store for consumers to enjoy. Ready the defences, these royal towers are heading to war.