We wish Adobe had more apps out there for Windows Phone. They’ve had Adobe Reader out for a long time and today just released a new app. Sorry, it’s not Photoshop or Lightroom for your phone. Instead it’s an app called PhoneGap Developer. Surprise. It’s aimed squarely at any Windows Phone developer using PhoneGap to make apps.
We usually try to spread our console coverage out a bit since we know some of our readers don’t play console games. But a batch of exciting Xbox One games have been announced within the last day, and that doesn’t fit in the same article as an Elder Scrolls Online delay. So let’s turn those MMO frowns upside down by concentrating on these games that will arrive on Xbox One within the next few months!
First up, Ubisoft will be bringing a striking adventure game called Valiant Hearts: the Great War to Xbox One and 360 on June 25th. Shortly thereafter, VooFoo Studios and Ripstone will release Pure Pool – the first pool game on Xbox One. Jumping forward to Fall, Alaska-based Upper One Games and E-Line Media have a puzzle platformer called Never Alone in store for Xbox One. Details and trailers after the break!
Microsoft is running a promotion where buyers of new Nokia Lumia smartphones will be treated to $65 worth of free content. The promotion, which runs through spring in 39 countries worldwide, offers owners of newly purchased Lumia Icon, 1020, or 1520 phone $40 of Gameloft titles as well as a $25 Xbox voucher.
Today Microsoft has updated two of their apps for Windows Phone. Head into the Windows Phone Store and you’ll see updates for Bing Translator and Windows Reading List, an app they released just last week. Bing Translator is available to everyone, while Reading List is only available to those on Windows Phone 8.1 since they use the universal Microsoft Account sign in. Let’s check out what’s new.
Last summer we told you boys and girls about this really great video series up on Channel 9. The series was called ‘Windows Phone 8 Development for Absolute Beginners’. It was an 11+ hour series that taught absolute beginners how to develop for Windows Phone 8. Now there’s a sequel up on Channel 9 that will do the same for Windows Phone 8.1.
Yesterday we covered the news of Wolfenstein: The New Order’s impending console release later this month. Today we’re back with more Bethesda news, albeit of a sadder nature. The Elder Scrolls Online, which was originally scheduled to launch on Xbox One this June, has had its release date pushed back to later in the year.
Luckily, Bethesda does have some plans to appease disappointed console gamers. Buy and play the PC version of The Elder Scrolls Online (which launched in April) before the end of June and you’ll be able to transfer your character to the console version when it debuts in late 2014. More details on the delay and transfer program after the break!
It was in early February that Nokia (now Microsoft) made their official sotware recovery tools available to consumers. Nokia Software Recovery Tool is a desktop application that allows you to reset and recovery your phone. It’s useful for anytime you’re experiencing major software problems and need to reset an unresponsive phone. The app has been updated to version 1.3.1 today. Let’s check out what’s new.
Last week Snapchat updated their official apps on Android and iOS with the text chat and video calling. We don’t have an official Snapchat app yet for Windows Phone, but we do have 6snap. It’s a stellar third-party Snapchat client for Windows Phone. The developer, Rudy Huyn, has just released a beta version of 6snap that allows Windows Phone users to participate in the new Snapchat features. Download it now!
VLC is a sweet media player available cross platform. It's becoming the norm to have apps and controllers to manipulate what's displayed on-screen when connected to a PC. VLC Mobile Remote is a unofficial app which turns your Windows Phone into a remote control for your PC. When viewing media through VLC, it's now possible to control playback from the comfort of your own couch.
We’re loving the ability to manually check for app updates in the Windows Phone Store with Windows Phone 8.1. And so are you all since we’re getting more tips than ever on app updates. Today we’re seeing some nice updates for Nokia’s Transfer my Data, Mirror Cam, Zedge and others. Let’s see what’s new!
It’s been a long time coming, but Alaska Airlines officially has an app out for Windows Phone. It was this past December that the company took to Twitter to tease a Windows Phone app for some time in early 2014. While we wouldn’t consider May ‘early’, we’re very happy to see Alaska Airlines join the fray.
Despite what the "unlimited" plan might make you think, Sprint is exercising their right to throttle back on users they've deemed as using too much data. Heavy use contract customers on Sprint, as well as prepaid customers on Sprint-based MVNOs Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile USA, have been hit with warnings that starting next month Sprint will be engaging in "prioritization management" in congested areas.
Kiloo has published an update for its popular Subway Surfers game on iOS, Android and Windows Phone. In this latest release, players are able to traverse through Vancouver, Canada. Not only is there a new adventure awaiting, but a new character is also available – Olivia the spirited girl scout. Olivia comes bearing gifts in the form of new outfits and boards, just in case the current collection wasn't enough.
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This Nokia Lumia 928 case is tough. Not just in a protection standpoint, either. We're talking looks, too. It has reinforced corners with a custom shock dissipation system that absorbs nasty impacts. While the screen is left unprotected, the case's edges elevate your display so it doesn't rub against surfaces while faced down.
In case the "Not like everybody else" didn't get your Microsoft+Nokia blood pumping, they're back with a different take on the concept. This time it's the resolution of the Rube Goldberg teaser that was posted yesterday, titled "History in the making". The 77-second clip uses elements from the past of both Nokia and Microsoft to pull off the overly complicated machine, and, well, the joy of these things is in watching it run.
The Nokia Treasure Tags are now available at Verizon Wireless, with three colors listed on the carrier website. Priced at $29.99, these handy accessories can be attached to valuable possessions to prevent one from misplacing and subsequently losing said objects. The tags will alert the owner via an app if they're about to leave the tagged object(s) behind.
Rudy Huyn, the resident Windows Phone developer who taps into the app market and releases content to fill gaps where official apps have yet to be released, has encountered a slight issue regarding the legality of his new company – 6Studio. Huyn has published a photo of legal documentation he recently received regarding a company filing a complaint against the branding of his company.
Microsoft’s Bing Rewards program is a stellar way to earn gifts using Bing. The Bing Rewards program was launched by Microsoft back in 2010 and has been really successful where available. You earn credits by doing Bing searches that can be redeemed for gift cards, sweepstakes and other items. It does have two little faults: Bing Rewards isn’t available everywhere and you couldn’t earn points on Windows Phone. That’s how it was, but it looks like credits can now be earned through Windows Phone.
In an open letter to the Federal Communications Commission, major Internet and technology companies are united in their fight to keep the Internet free and open. Companies that include Amazon, Google, Microsoft, and Netflix among others, are standing together to fight the FCC's plans to split the Internet into faster and slower speed lanes as part of a new upcoming vote.
Color Sheep, an interesting arcade game that has been available on iOS and Android, has just released on Windows Phone. You play as Sir Woolson, responsible for preventing vicious wolves from stealing life and color from the world. It’s an easy game at first, but don’t get too comfortable. It gets a lot harder.
Head past the break to watch our gameplay video.
Today is the greatest day for fans of Windows Phone and Kinectimals. Why? There’s a brand new Kinectimals game out on Windows Phone called ‘Kinectimals Unleashed’. Like all other games in the Kinectimals, you take care of a virtual pet. It’s like a modern day pet rock, except one that lives in your phone.