Microsoft has quietly launched a new Windows Phone app, Try Lumia, that is designed to help the new owner of a Lumia smartphone, or indeed any new Windows Phone user. The app offers video tutorials and more on the main features of the OS.
In December, the well known recipe search app Yummly released a 'lite' version for Windows Phone, with the promise that a full native app would be released in the coming months. Now that promise has been fulfilled with the launch of the full Yummly Windows Phone app.
If you've thought about, or just recently started playing Blizzards Heroes of the Storm, there's good news at hand. Our pals over at iMore have started putting together a guide for the popular MOBA title and though they're thinking from a Mac perspective, it's all relevant for Windows players of the same game.
Publisher Warner Bros. Interactive made the unusual move of pulling the PC version of its open world action game Batman: Arkham Knight from being sold a few days after its release, after it became clear that it had several bugs and performance issues. Now the publisher and the game's primary developer Rocksteady have announced that the first patch for the PC version has been released, but it will take some time, and many more updates, before Batman Arkham Knight is up to full speed,
Back at Mobile World Congress when Microsoft announced the Lumia 640 and Lumia 640 XL, along for the ride was a free one-year subscription to Office 365 Personal. That offer was never going to last forever and this is a friendly reminder that time is almost up in the UK.
If you don't buy a phone by the time June 30 is done, you can't get the freebie.
One of the leading camera drone makers, the China-based DJI, recently released its first Windows Phone app. The DJI Vision app has been created specifically for owners of the DJI Phantom 2 Vision+ quadcopter so they can take pictures remotely with its on-board camera.
Sygic has updated their GPS Navigation app for Windows Phone devices, adding new maps in time for the summer vacation season. It also includes new points of interest, all for free. Windows Phone users are also able to try out some of the premium features for free for a limited time.
EA is on fire this year with its new game announcements and reboots. I got to try out Mirror's Edge: Catalyst and the new Need for Speed at E3 and I walked away impressed.
Here are my initial impressions with both after getting some hands-on time.
Microsoft will be rolling out a highly-anticipated update to hardware running Windows RT around the time of the company launching Windows 10. According to an FAQ the company published a few weeks prior, those rocking Windows RT will receive an update on or around July 29 that will add some Windows 10 features.
The Truecaller folks today launched the refreshed Truedialer app for Windows Phone. With over 10 million users worldwide, the app makes it easy to search and identify trusted contacts. The app aims to replace your native phone dialer and make your communications experience smarter.
On July 29, Microsoft's goal of having Windows 10 running on a billion devices in the next three years begins.
It's been a long ride, but at the end of July, millions of users around the world will finally get their hands on Windows 10. In this new release, Microsoft is going back to the drawing board to make Windows better. The company is doing this by bringing back many of the familiarities of Windows 7 with a mix of Windows 8.1 functionality, brand new features, such as Cortana, Settings, and universal Windows apps, and changing the way people upgrade to the next operating system. So far things are looking very good.
Every now and then we receive tips on Windows Phone apps that are more novelty than productive. Funny Polls is one such Windows Phone app that presents you with dozens of poll questions that cover a vast range of topics.
Some of these topics are serious but in more cases than not, these poll questions are more humorous or oddball in nature. The poll questions are updated on a regular basis to keep things fresh. After tinkering with the app for a short time, Funny Polls isn't a bad choice of apps to pick up when you need a break from things and some of the results might surprise you.
There's a new Surface Pro 3 in town, and it's powered by the Intel Core i7. What sets this new model aside, apart from the internal storage being halved to 128GB, is how it's now the more affordable option for the i7 line-up, now setting purchasers back $1299. Previously, the cheapest i7 Surface Pro 3 was $1549.
Microsoft has launched a new app called Calls+ that allows you to configure call forwarding and call waiting on your Windows Phone. You have the option of enabling call forwarding when you're unreachable, don't answer or when you're busy. Also included is functionality to configure settings for two cellular networks should you be using a dual-SIM handset.
Microsoft used smoke mirrors, colored filters and falling crystal dust to create the Windows 10 hero image for the desktop, but a YouTuber turned to his prowess with Adobe After Effects to recreate the magic.
While not identical, the background created by Khaos VFX is pretty similar to the one rolled out by Microsoft. If you're interested in downloading the image to use as the background on your Windows machine, head here. If you'd like to compare, here's the original version by Microsoft.
Although there were numerous changes in build 10147 from the official preview build — 10130 — there weren't any major feature additions. With the official launch just a month away, it is likely that most of the builds from this stage will focus on polishing the user experience.
Welcome to our weekly ICYMI for Xbox news!
This week, we're looking at some Destiny DLC drama, Satya Nadella's Xbox comments, Xbox One's E3 mindshare, and more!
We'll still be posting major Xbox announcements in the main feed, but I'll be collecting some of the more nuanced news, rumours and talking points into one handy post every weekend!
So without further ado, here's our latest edition of This Week in Xbox One News.
Microsoft seems to be ready to say "download limits be gone" for its Windows 10 Mobile store allowing us to download whatever we like with a cellular connection.
First reported by the guys at WindowsCenter.ir, the latest build, 10149, removed the cellular data cap for downloads from the Store (Beta).
The latest incarnation of Windows Camera on the Windows 10 Mobile Insider Preview has with it a nifty addition for the selfie aficionado. It will now recognize your face when using the front facing camera.
The stock Lumia Camera app in Windows Phone 8.1 doesn't do this but when you fire it up in Windows Camera you'll see a big yellow box outlining your mug.
A news story came out recently starring Robbie Bach, a former member of Microsoft's Xbox team of 22 years. Microsoft hasn't exactly done badly with the three Xbox consoles released to this date, but with hindsight the talk became that maybe Microsoft should have been looking towards phones. Not thinking about a handheld console, but a gaming phone.
There's a lot going on in the world of Windows Phone. So much, in fact, that it is sometimes tough to catch every important story. Device rumors come and go. New apps join the Windows Phone Store, and your favorite app can get a big update with a new look or new features.
Therefore, every week we will compile a list of the Windows Phone news that you just shouldn't miss. Welcome to the "Windows Phone Weekly Digest."