People who are members of the Xbox One update preview group will be able to test out a bunch of new features in the next version. One of them will be a way to turn the console on and off remotely from the Xbox SmartGlass app.
The jump in version number implies many changes, and indeed there are. We have the video for you to watch, but we have broken down the important parts since you may not understand everything that is being shown in the video.
The 10061 build of the Windows 10 Technical Preview for PCs has found its way on Internet pirate sites, thanks to someone grabbing it from Microsoft's Windows Update link. However, the company has put in some changes in the build's encryption keys that don't allow it to be installed.
A new report suggests that a Nokia-branded store in a Brazil mall may be getting a makeover and will reopen soon with Microsoft branding. However, it's not clear if this will be a full-featured Microsoft Store like the ones that are in North America.
Developer Megapop has launched a Windows Phone version of its popular tower defense game Trolls vs Vikings. The game was previously released for iOS, Android and Windows 8.1.
Microsoft has announced plans to add more tracking features on the Microsoft Band wearable fitness device, starting with an update on Thursday, April 23. The company also announced new updates for the Microsoft Health website that will go live on April 27.
Prime World: Defenders is a relatively new tower defense game in the Windows Phone Store that offers a slight fantasy gaming feel. The Windows Phone game combines the traditional elements of a tower defense game with a touch of magic to help you defend various locations within your Kingdom from invading monsters.
Prime World: Defenders has over twenty-six towers, plenty of upgrades and thirteen types of spells to unlock. Graphics are nicely drawn up (just a little on the tiny side) and game play has its fair share of challenges. Available for low-memory Windows Phones and Windows 8 devices, Prime World: Defenders is a nice addition to the tower defense genre of games and a entertaining time consumer.
British train commuters between Edinburgh, London and any number of places in between will have recently experienced the re-branding of the East Coast main line to come under the Virgin Trains banner. The better news, is that the new owners are embracing Windows Phone with the launch of a digital ticket wallet app for the platform.
HP has launched its next-generation models in the ENVY x360, Pavilion x360 and Pavilion lines. Targeted at the budget segment, the new notebooks feature battery life and the latest hardware available.
Now that you've been playing with your Xbox avatar on Windows 10 Preview, you can also try carrying your mini-character on your wrist. This is possible because of a Microsoft Band third-party app called GamerBand. The Windows Phone app lets you add your Xbox avatar and Gamertag to your Microsoft Band's Me Tile. That's it! It's really simple. Watch our how-to video to see how it works.
If you are running the Windows 10 Technical Preview for phone and are on the Fast track program, make sure you head to Settings to check for an OS update. Microsoft has now flipped the switch for build 10052, and with it a bevy of fixes for users.
No new features are included in this update, so do not get too excited (it is a small bump from build 10051). However, Microsoft has fixed a lot of the significant issues that were affected Insiders who recently installed the new version. Here is what is new.
Creating a dual-boot system will let you safely test Windows 10 Technical Preview using the full power of your PC's hardware alongside Windows 8.1. In Windows 10, Microsoft is doing something differently as it's letting customers download and install versions of the operating system early on, so users get a sneak peek of what is to come. But also it helps Microsoft to get more feedbacks and design an operating system that people will actually like.
However, because the operating system remains an unfinished product, it has numbers of bugs, and there are many features that don't work. As such it's not recommended to use it as your primary operating system.
Geocaching is a popular outdoor activity where a GPS is used to hide and seek containers or geocaches that often contain small trinkets and log to document the find. Geocaching Pro is a Windows Phone app that is a mobile client for three popular geocaching websites and is designed to help you with your treasure hunting adventures.
Geocaching Pro is also this week's myAppFree deal of the week. The Windows Phone app normally runs $2.99 (with a trial) but for the next twenty-four hours you can pick up Geocaching Pro free.
The developers behind Subway Surfers, Kiloo, have released their favorite game Smash Champs to Windows Phone. The game arrived on iOS and Android last October, putting Windows Phone a few months behind the free title. However, today's release is the latest version of the game, matching those other platforms.
Available for Windows Phone 8.0 and 8.1, the 48 MB game is available for 512 MB devices as well.
It's time to get mathematical, folks! Adventure Time is coming to the Xbox One, Xbox 360, and PC with a new game this November. Cartoon Network and publisher Little Orbit announced today that players will get a chance to check out the land of Ooo in "Adventure Time: Finn and Jake Investigations" when it releases to all three platforms later this year.
Finding a good balance between too much content and not enough content is a tough task and Facebook has been taking user feedback to heart on this. Facebook is once again changing the content that is displayed in your News Feed based on what they have been hearing.