If you like free stuff (and who doesn't) Amazon has a great deal on the Xbox One that should appeal to those folks who have yet to purchase Microsoft's game console. The retailer is currently selling the Assassin's Creed bundle for its regular price of $349, but has added a second Xbox One controller and yet another free game, Wolfenstein: The New Order.
Spinballs is a Windows Phone game that hit the Store shelves earlier this month. The puzzle game has you shooting a ball across a wooden puzzle where it should eventually land in a basket. We were tipped on this game, it looked interesting and we took the plunge to see what it was all about.
The puzzles have trap doors, re-directs and other twists to add some degree of challenge to the game. The concept is decent but glitches with the graphics and a few other factors noticeably holds this Windows Phone game back. It is available for low-memory devices.
Recent talk has suggested that the popular Lumia 635 Windows Phone was in line for a popular hardware upgrade. One of the biggest limitations to the Lumia 635 (despite being one of the first Windows 10 preview phones) is the 512MB of RAM, meaning some apps just won't install. Various sightings of a 1GB version have started appearing across the web, but now it appears that the phone is somewhat official having been listed on Microsoft's own website.
HappyTrips.com is an upcoming travel portal by Times Internet, the Internet subsidiary of The Times of India Group, India's leading media house. The portal features over 15,000 articles, guides, and photo-galleries, covering over 300 destinations in India and worldwide.
Earlier this month, the official HappyTrips Travel Guide app arrived in the Windows Phone Store. The app intends to position itself as a go-to app for all your travel planning needs, inspiring you to travel by browsing through picture galleries or reading about trending destinations across the globe.
Digital security vendor Gemalto has announced that its products are "secure" following a report last week stating that the NSA and its UK counterpart, the Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ), hacked into the vendor's SIM cards.
We're here to help you to find some great Windows tablets with solid stylus support.
It's hard to ditch paper when it comes to the flexibility of freehand notetaking, but with the right Windows tablet and stylus, you can get pretty close. We're gathering up some of our favorite note-taking Windows tablets that are built with stylus input in mind. Whether it's for taking notes in meetings or drawing digital sketches while on the go, any of these could meet your needs.
Having polled the Windows Central community on whether or not they'd installed the Windows 10 Technical Preview on their phones, the response was strong and the results not completely surprising. While excitement is clearly high, it seems that there are more who simply can't get it right now than can or are using it.
Dell made a big splash at January's CES as it unveiled the latest in its XPS line, the 2015 edition of the XPS 13. For anyone looking for a compact Ultrabook, the new XPS 13 has to be at the top of the list of considerations, with a 22% smaller footprint than comparable 13-inch notebooks.
With prices starting at $799 and specs going all the way up to a 5th generation Intel Core i7 CPU and a QHD+ touchscreen display, there's an XPS 13 out there for you depending on your priorities. It's going to be one of the hottest Windows Ultrabooks of 2015, and we're going to spend a fair while talking about it. Everything you'll need to know can be found at our dedicated page at the link below.
The Brit Awards is one of the biggest nights in the UK music industry and Cortana will be going with the Grammy winning act, Clean Bandit. Microsoft UK's latest ad sees the group putting Cortana to work ahead of the big night, including reminding Grace not to dance on any tables.
Oh, and Cortana will be wearing a phone down the red carpet. Of course.
This dual-layer case provides serious protection against drops and scratches while sporting a built-in kickstand that can be used for watching movies and more. The inner-most layer is made of a shock absorbing silicone that sits underneath a thick plastic exterior. Get yours on the cheap today for only $8.95
Every weekend, Windows Central streams an Xbox One game or two on Twitch for 1-2 hours and gives out free games to the cool people who join us during the stream. It's like a live podcast, only you also get to watch a game while chatting with our awesome readers and viewers!
Tonight, we'll be playing Chariot from Frima Studio. Chariot is a puzzle-platformer in which one or two players work together to push and pull a funeral chariot through haunted caverns and mines. We want you guys there, chatting along. So we're giving out more than 10 codes for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Steam!
Update: The stream has ended. Tonight's stream was special because one of the developers (Alex van Chestein, AKA Havochq) joined us in chat and answered questions! See his contributions and more in the full video replay.
If you're a Windows Insider and you're running the Windows 10 Technical Preview on your PC, you'll want to go check the Insider Hub right about now to check for a very special opportunity. Announced via Microsoft's Gabe Aul, some Insiders will be seeing a special notification which is actually the chance to go to Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, courtesy of Microsoft, as pointed out by Neowin.
The Lumia 635 is nearly a perfect budget phone. It has an excellent display with ClearBlack, a modern design with replaceable covers, and it even handles Windows 10 with ease. However, it does have a few faults, including the lack of a front-facing camera and 1GB of RAM. Indeed, the 512 MB currently found on the Lumia 635 seems antiquated and too little for modern phones.
An early report cited a Lumia 635 with 1GB of RAM on Telenor's website in Hungary. However, it does not take long to find carriers mislabeling devices – even with the wrong OS – to cast some skepticism on the hardware change. However, corroborating evidence has now been found to suggest that indeed, Microsoft is set to fix the Lumia 635 that was previously released under Nokia.
Twitch is a popular website that allows players to livestream games from their computers and Xbox One or Playstation 4 consoles. Watching someone play a game on Twitch lets you see a lot more of a game than you could from a trailer or video review. Every Twitch channel offers a live chat room, making the act of watching a stream a social experience. The host (the person playing) can even speak to viewers. It's like a live interactive podcast centered around videogames!
As regular Windows Central readers know, we do plenty of Twitch streaming ourselves through my channel Twitch.tv/Eastxtwitch – four or five nights per week, in fact! It's important to us that you be able to view and enjoy our streams. Unfortunately, Twitch does not offer an official Windows Phone app and our phones can't natively play Twitch streams. Thus we must look to unofficial Twitch apps for our phones of choice.
Not all of the unofficial Twitch apps for Windows Phone are created equal. I've put the five current best apps through their paces: 8Stream, Infinite Game Stream, LiveGaming, "Twitch TV," and Unstream. Read on to learn how they compare and which app is the best in its class.
The unrated version of 2010's Hot Tub Time Machine is available for free to rent (not own) on Xbox Video. The offer is available through this weekend only, for both the HD and SD versions of the film.
Made of highly durable material that feels great when gripped, this sleek skin features anti-slip properties that give your Lumia 920 more grip on all types of surfaces. Plus, this case has a special anti-dust coating and cut-outs for all device features.
A few years ago, Microsoft partnered with Nokia and Aalto University to create the AppCampus. The initiative was created to help developers build new content for Windows Phone and has had tremendous success.
Some of the alumni of the AppCampus include Project Tripod, Dark Lands, Mash&Co. and Zombies got a Pogo. The collection of apps has grown so that the Windows Phone Store has an AppCampus Showcase Collection to highlight a few of the games that have darkened the campus hallways.
Lenovo has just released an automatic removal tool for the Superfish software it pre-installed on some of its notebooks in 2014. This follows a manual procedure that the company detailed yesterday, and an update to Microsoft's Windows Defender from this morning that will also remove the software and its root certificate.
Earlier today, evidence came forward for an unreleased RM-1109 Lumia phone destined for Brazil. Unfortunately, no other information about the device was found except something related to battery size. Speculation suggested it could be the rumored 'Lumia 1330'.
Now, the same site that trekked through Anatel's documents have churned up another record connecting RM-1109 to the unannounced Lumia 640. Janela Tech is reporting that this device is dual SIM and sports integrated digital television (DTV), something that is increasingly popular in that region.
It is currently unknown if the Lumia 640 is an exclusive to Brazil, which seems likely, or another mass-market lower-midrange Lumia. More information about the phone is under embargo at Brazil's regulatory agency, Anatel, until after Mobile World Congress in March. The timing suggests we will hear more about this device during Microsoft's conference. Alternatively, it may only receive a local announcement, due to the smaller market involved.
Disqus has moved up from just being a system for comments to a community unto itself. They also have a very swanky and well supported Disqus app for Windows Phone, which just happens to be updated.
Version 2.5 of Disqus is now live in the Store, and we have the director's cut of the full changelog. Let's find out what is new.
Why settle for one filter, when you can have four in one image? 4Effects divides your image in four different parts and then you can apply different effects to each one. You can come up with many different looks out of a single image. 4Effects is free at the Windows Phone Store and has thousands of positive reviews already. Want to see it in action? Check out our hands-on video.
Marvel and comiXology have teamed up to offer a buy one, get one free sale on Marvel comics on their websites from today, Feb. 20, through Monday, Feb. 23. When purchasing any number of Marvel comics either the Marvel or comiXology site, use the code MARVEL during checkout to to get an equal number of comics of the same or lower value for free.