Samsung has introduced the SE370, a full-HD monitor that can wirelessly charge Windows Phones compatible with the Wireless Power Consortium's Qi standard, such as the Lumia 930, Lumia 830 and the Lumia 1520. Samsung's own Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge also come with wireless charging support built-in. The monitor comes with a wireless charging area integrated into the stand, allowing you to top up your devices with ease. An LED light notifies you once charging commences.
Welcome to our weekly ICYMI for Xbox news!
This week, we're looking at resolution bumps for MGSV and PES 2016, fresh Fallout 4 information, and Snoop Dogg's backwards compatibility request!
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.
Update: It looks like the sign-in issues with Xbox Live have been fixed, but Microsoft is now dealing with reports that some users cannot purchase content or downloadable items, or unlock Xbox Live achievements.
Just three days remain until Microsoft starts rolling out Windows 10 on Wednesday, July 29. Microsoft has been posting a new video and blog post every day for the past several days to promote the launch and today is no different as it looks at some of the apps that will be included with Windows 10.
Bethesda likes to give attendees of its yearly QuakeCon fan convention something special, something the folks who stay at home just won't be able to experience. Last year, convention-goers got to watch an exclusive reveal of the new Doom (also known as Doom 4) that never got released anywhere else. Nor did it leak, amazingly.
This year, we knew in advance that QuakeCon would have panels for Fallout 4, Elder Scrolls Online, and Doom. We didn't expect anything on the level of the 2014 Doom reveal. But during the QuakeCon 2015 opening ceremony, Bethesda dropped a surprise announcement: the new Doom's multiplayer mode was playable at the convention!
Naturally, yours truly had to give Doom multiplayer a shot. Keep reading to learn what running-and-gunning against other players will be like in next year's Doom!
Microsoft is holding invite-only events for select Windows Insider members to attend Windows 10 Fan Celebrations around the world on Wednesday, July 29. One of them is in New York City and Microsoft's Xbox Live programming head Larry "Major Nelson" Hryb will be giving away 50 invites for people to attend that event.
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."
Gamescom is just over a week away and besides the Xbox press conference on August 4, EA will be hosting another of the big events of the show. August 5 is the magic day and the good news for everyone not in Cologne is that it'll be streamed live, online. August 5 is the first official day of Gamescom, but it's open only to press and industry attendees, before the public are let in on August 6.
At E3 this year, publishing giant, Bethesda, dropped a bombshell on the gaming world with the official announcement of Fallout 4. The latest in the venerable series of post-apocalyptic role-playing games, Fallout 4 promises a huge open world to explore, tons of freakish enemies to battle, and lots of meaningful choices for players to make. It will arrive on Xbox One, Windows PC, and PlayStation 4 this November.
While gamers got a fairly good look at Fallout 4 during Bethesda and Microsoft's E3 press conferences, we're all hungry for more. November's a long way off! Today attendees of QuakeCon 2015 in Dallas, TX got their own unique peak at Fallout 4. Bethesda shared nearly 10 minutes of new gameplay footage plus lots of behind-the-scenes info and concept art.
The QuakeCon Fallout 4 footage was exclusive to attendees, but we've got a full write-up with all the details.
Leaving out the bulk and taking impacts head-on is the Amzer TPU Case, sporting a slim design with incredible grip that keeps your Lumia 640 XL in your hands. Grab one today while they're 50% off their usual price!
The government of China plans to lift a 15-year sales ban of all game consoles in their entire country, including Microsoft's Xbox One. The ban follows a decision in 2014 to allow consoles to be sold just in China's Shanghai Free Trade Zone.
A lot can happen in a week. Seven days might not seem like much, but it can be an eternity in the tech news cycle.
Between Windows news, hardware and software developments and Microsoft's fast-paced movements throughout the technology landscape, it's never easy to keep your hand on the pulse of technology. Not to mention everything that's going on right here at Windows Central!
Every week we're going to compile the biggest stories into one post, so you never fall behind – In Case You Missed It (ICYMI).
Central News, a nicely designed RSS app exclusively for Windows, will launch a major update on July 30. The update, which follows the Windows 10 launch, will bring along with it a number of new features and functions to the apps. Bringing a broader and richer news platform, Central News will offer a free and paid version of the app, though the free variant will only have some of the new features.
Popular game publisher, Game Troopers, is offering discounts of up to 33% on a number of its in-app purchases through August 6. Whether you are looking to get Forever Gold in Make it Rain: The Love of Money, or Double XP in Tiny Troopers, you can now do so for less money. The discounts start on Tier 2 purchases, which are the ones priced above $0.99.
Perfect Tube is a new YouTube player that was designed exclusively for Windows Phone, offering a unique video player with great gestures. With tons of great features, Perfect Tube will let you upload and play videos, as well as subscribe to other channels, and open YouTube links directly in the app.
As many people flock to the franchise AAA games, others are most excited for the indie titles. Most of these games try something new and different which leaves a lasting impact that those big name titles don't. With well over 1,000 indie developers working on ID@Xbox games, we're more than sure that we'll have a bunch of these experiences on our Xbox Ones.
However, with so many games in development and no marketing push to bring smaller games into the spotlight. So we've decided to dig deep and give you a look at some indie games that probably aren't on your radar but definitely should be, and a trailer for each one. Enjoy!
The Windows Insider app for phones has received another update, just a few days after the last one, and again there is no change log in sight. This update appears to be showing for those already on a Windows 10 mobile preview, but not for users still on Windows 8.1. Several users are reporting improved local language support within the app, though there is nothing official from Microsoft about how far that expanded.
We all face the challenge to live a healthy and fit life. For some, the challenge is easier to get a handle on while others need a little help. There is a host of Windows Phone apps that can be beneficial to everyone who is pursuing a healthier and fit lifestyle.
These Windows Phone apps are diverse in coverage and can help you track your sleep, count your steps, walk you through exercise routines, count your calories and more. For this week's Windows Central Roundup, we have pulled six of the top rated apps in the Health and Fitness Category to spotlight.
We are not including apps such as Microsoft's Health, Runtastic, Fitbit. The reason being is at the time of the sampling we concentrated on the apps with five-star ratings. It's not a conspiracy to sweep anything under the rug. We understand there are plenty of great health and fitness apps beyond what we are highlighting, but we also need to avoid a 10,000-word article.
If we have overlooked your favorite Health and Fitness app from the Windows Phone Store, feel free to toss out your recommendation in the comments below.
Yesterday, Windows Central revealed details regarding Microsoft's two upcoming flagship Windows Phones codenamed Talkman and Cityman. Since then, the story has resonated around the internet so we figured we would provide a more detailed look at one of the phones.
To be clear, these renders of Cityman aka the upcoming Lumia 950 XL are 100% created in-house by Windows Central. These are not official or leaked in any way, and we want to be very clear on that. However, we are basing them off of images, sketches, and first-hand reports from multiple sources.
Microsoft has still not announced plans for the Surface Pro 4, but when the company does reveal the successor to its popular Surface Pro 3 tablet, it might just have Intel's next-generation Skylake processors inside. Some marketing slides that showed up on the Internet show how Skylake will perform compared to Intel's current chips with the Broadwell architecture.