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.
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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.
As widely reported last week, UK tech retail giants Dixons and Carphone Warehouse have revealed that they are to merge, creating one of the biggest high street technology brands in the country. Dixons CEO Sebastian James announced the news today while reporting trading details for the financial year, according to BBC News.
The official Koimoi Windows Phone app, Koimoi - Bollywood News & Box Office, has recently landed up on the Windows Phone Store. The app features latest movie reviews, box office predictions and reports, celebrity photos, and Bollywood videos. Koimoi boasts of a broad coverage and analysis of box office collections and features lists of money spinners at box offices with weekend, overseas, and overall collections.
For those who want to add a little bit of luxury to their smartphone, Orée has created a wireless charging block that's fashioned out of a single block of wood or marble and integrates a speaker and microphone for speakerphone calls. For a Kickstarter pledge starting at $200, the Orée Pebble 2 is an elegantly designed cylinder that sits on your desk and bedside stand so you can merely set a smartphone with Qi wireless charging technology on top of the Pebble 2 and it will begin charging without requiring any wires.
Nokia announced that the Lumia 630 will start going on sale today. The Microsoft-owned smartphone-maker says that sales of the Lumia 630 will start in Asia this week and that the device will be headed to Europe and the U.S. after.
Yesterday Microsoft broke my heart and the hearts of early Xbox One adopters around the world. In case you missed it, Microsoft announced a Kinect-less version of the Xbox One will be offered for $399. That’s $100 cheaper than the current Xbox One SKU. That Xbox One sans Kinect will be available on June 9th in all regions where the Xbox One is already available. That bright future of the Kinect with the Xbox One that Microsoft promised last summer is now dead.
Microsoft has just released a life logger app titled Time of My Life into the Windows Phone Store. The app basically tracks where you spend your time most, and based on your GPS coordinates and known locations it will tell you how much time you're spending at your favorite restaurant or coffee shop, lounging at home, or hard at work.
If you need a spare phone or if you're a developer looking to pick one for cheap, then you can't go wrong with the Nokia Lumia 520. Amazon has a lightning deal (only 4 hours) with the device, selling it for $44.99. That's pre-paid, no contract, meaning you owe nothing to AT&T.
This game looks amazing. It’s called Super Time Force and it’s now out for the Xbox One and Xbox 360. Last week we told you guys and gals to look out for this game. Today is the 14th and now it’s available for you to download and play.
Microsoft has just announced that you’ll be able to watch a live stream of their Surface event next week in New York City. That event is expected to bring at least a Surface Mini running a Qualcomm chipset and a prominent focus on OneNote. In addition, Intel is expected to be on hand for a possible Surface Pro refresh or perhaps some other big announcement (Surface Pro 3?). Whatever the case, it’s sure to be exciting.
4castr is a wildly popular weather app for Windows Phone, maintaining a 4.4 rating (out of 5) on the Store. Today, version 1.5 ‘Stratus’ has gone live, and it brings with it a massive list of changes and improvements. The app is free with in-app-purchases to unlock premium features, making it a fun option to toy around with, especially if you want detailed forecasting.
Let’s take a look at what today’s update brings. Grab a coffee, because the list in long (and we just love detailed changelogs).
In a particularly classy move, Microsoft has announced that anybody that intends to cancel their Xbox Live Gold subscription because they're getting entertainment services for free starting in June will get a prorated refund on any previously purchased Gold time. That means if you bought and activated a year's worth in December, you'll get 6 months-worth of cash back (June through to next December). Refunds will take six to eight weeks to process after the request has been made following the June system update and before the end of August.
Something has changed today on Twitter’s backend, and it’s causing some issues for Windows Phone users. We have received numerous complaints that when you press on an individual tweet to view it, the app will crash. Just browsing the Twitter stream and posting still work, but if you tap a tweet to bring up the details page, your app may suddenly close out.
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Designed to be ultra-compact, this charger is convenient to carry with you while traveling. Included with the wall charger adapter is the Micro-USB data cable that measures 3 feet in length, enough to reach around common obstacles.