T-Mobile has just announced its third quarter 2014 financial report, showing strong growth in several areas. The carrier reported its biggest growth quarter in company history with adding 2.3 million customers in the third quarter alone. In addition the company is reporting that it has already reached its year-end goal for LTE coverage, already having covered 250 million Americans, and it is targeting 300 million by the end of 2015. The company also said service revenues grew 10.6 percent year-over-year to $5.7 billion.
Microsoft may be ending Windows 8 software retail sales on Friday, October 31, but the company has another deadline that it claims it will follow on the same day. Friday will be the final day that PC hardware OEMs will be able to purchase most editions of Windows 7 so they can be pre-installed on new PCs.
Microsoft announced a three-year multimillion dollar partnership to contribute devices and cloud technology to the Special Olympics in a bid to modernize the non-profit's technology. As part of the deal, Microsoft will provide 800 Surface tablets and 1,200 Lumia smartphones to the organization to track events at the 2015 World Games in Los Angeles in addition to a financial donation.
While Timehop (timehop.com) is a popular app for Android and iOS to have a quick glance at your social posts an year or so ago, it's not available for Windows Phone yet. The app allows you to check out your old photos, check-ins, and photos for that whiff of nostalgia. Developed by a hobbyist Indian developer, Time Travel ! (yes, the exclamation is awkwardly placed) is a similar app for Windows Phone. The app lets you have a glance on what you did on social networks on this exact day, years ago.
The Lumia 830 is almost ready for AT&T. A Windows Central reader recently went to an AT&T store where they picked up a flyer with specs for the Lumia 830. The flyer lists the features and specs for the Lumia 830 and confirms a few of our earlier reports about the Lumia 830 on AT&T.
Earlier this year, Pixel Chat Games and publisher The Secret Service Inc. released a charming endless runner/platformer for Windows Phone called The Adventures of SlingCat. Windows Central's own George Ponder was impressed with the game's cartoon-like graphics and array of distinct levels (always a plus in endless runners).
Fast forward to today and SlingCat is back, this time on Windows 8 and RT. Not only has the Adventures of SlingCat recently prowled onto tablets and PCs, it's also a universal purchase. Buy the Windows Phone or Windows 8 version and you'll get the other version at no additional cost. The game runs great on my Surface Pro, its large screen showing off the hand-drawn artwork and variety of animal characters. Read on for full impressions and hands-on video!
No need to get up from the couch anymore after hours of gaming have exhausted your fingers. Soon, Xbox One gamers can order a pizza from Domino's without having to get up from their couch or pick up their phones as a reported deal will bring the pizza ordering app to Microsoft's gaming console, allowing users to order with voice and gesture control thanks to Kinect integration. The rumored partnership is said to be announced next month with an app to launch soon after.
Microsoft is now giving all of its Office 365 subscribers free unlimited cloud storage space via its OneDrive service. The roll out will begin today and will continue over the next several months. That means people will be able to store any amount of data on OneDrive for as low as $6.99 a month with an Office 365 Personal subscription.
While Microsoft is rumored to be getting out of the Windows RT business for its ARM-based Surface tablets, a new report claims that the company is currently working on a version of its Windows server software that would run on ARM-based processors.
As teased earlier with an app update, Fitbit has announced three new fitness wearables today, the Charge, Charge HR, and Surge. All three devices will track your steps, sleep and more. The Charge is available today, while the Charge HR and Surge will both be available in early 2015.
All three devices will get support for Windows Phone and Windows 8.1 as announced earlier this morning.
Ultra thin and optically clear, the UltraTough ScreenGuardz are virtually indestructible. Each Nokia Lumia 1520 protector is also treated with an antimicrobial solution to resist bacteria and odors. Each package includes 2 custom-cut protectors, cleaning cloth and application gel. Yours today for just $8.95!
This morning, Microsoft and Fitbit have announced a major update for the current Windows Phone app in addition to a forthcoming overhaul to the Windows 8.1 Modern one. The Windows Phone app update is live right now while the Windows 8.1 app redo is expected in early November.
In addition, support for Fitbit's latest trackers, including the just announced Fitbit Charge, Fitbit Charge HR and Fitbit Surge, is included in this latest round of updates (Surge support due upon release of the tracker).
Announced at this year's IFA, the Archos 40 Cesium is now on sale in Germany for just €89 ($113). Archos is one of over fifty partners that have signed up to make Windows Phone devices after Microsoft removed the licensing fee for the platform, and like most vendors, Archos' offering is also targeted at the entry-level segment.
Microsoft is preparing to tackle the upcoming holiday season by announcing a promotional offer on the Xbox One, which will be available in the US for just $349. The $50 off consoles includes not only purchasing the main box outright, but also any promotional bundles like the Assassin's Creed package. If you've been holding off making the purchase for a price drop, this may well be your chance to grab your chosen bundle.
The Quikr team announced that they were working on a Windows Phone app earlier this year, and now the classifieds app is available for download. Featuring 12 categories and over 140 sub-categories that include cars, real estate, furniture, flats, mobiles, electronics and more, Quikr offers a wide variety of choice when it comes to finding what you're looking for.
Woolworths is preparing to run a deal over in Australia, slashing 50 percent off the asking price for the Lumia 530. The affordable, yet capable Windows Phone will shortly be available for just $39.95 locked to Telstra. To sweeten the deal, there's also a free orange case included with each purchase.