You can let us in on your dirty little secret. You or someone you care about has an iPad. That’s ok. While we may prefer Microsoft’s Surface 2, the iPad is a solid tablet alternative to those wanting a great device with high quality apps. Microsoft may be adding to those apps when it’s alleged to announce Office for the iPad on March 27.
It was two days ago that we finally saw a sign that the Lumia Black firmware update would be out soon for T-Mobile’s Lumia 521. On Nokia’s support website the status of the update went from ‘waiting for approval’ to ‘coming soon’. It still listed as coming soon on Nokia’s support page, but we’re getting a number of tips that Lumia Black has begun its over-the-air rollout for the Lumia 521.
A few days we told you gals and guys about some USA Now, Syfy Now and Telemundo Now apps available for your Surface in the Windows Store. Turns out there are now some Windows Phone apps of those very same apps. They’ve been in the Windows Phone Store a few days, but slipped under our radar. Let’s check out these new apps for Windows Phone to watch some of your favorite television shows.
Windows Phone Central App Roundup: March Madness
The NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship Tournament kicks off in a few days and we have a few Windows Phone apps that might help you keep up with all the on and off court action.
The Tournament is one of the most exciting sporting events and one where office pools and calling in sick are common place. We have a short roundup filled with apps to keep up with the scores, keep up with your tournament bracket, and catch a few games with.
OneNote is one of the best note taking service out there right now. There’s competition from apps like Evernote and Wunderlist, but OneNote is still an exceptional product from Microsoft. It gets better and better as time goes on. Not only as an individual app, but as a service. Today Microsoft is announcing three big changes coming to OneNote.
OneNote is now out for Mac, is now free everywhere and there’s a new OneNote API for developers to tap into.
It was just one week ago that we brought you exclusive photos and details about Microsoft’s Surface 2 with LTE. Priced at $679, the added benefit for LTE anywhere (on AT&T) will cost an extra $130 for the 64 GB machine. Now, Microsoft has made it official, and the device will go on sale tomorrow at Microsoft Stores and Best Buy.
Office Lens from Microsoft has just gone live in the Windows Phone Store. The app was previously available as a beta, but today we're looking at the final version. Those who aren't familiar with Office Lens, it enables users to enhance and take photos of whiteboards and documentation, saving everything in OneNote.
Many of us are celebrating Saint Paddy's Day, but developers have been hard at work getting new releases out to your Windows Phones. Today we'll be looking at a number of apps, which have been bumped to new versions to include new functionality and bug fixes. Grab a hot (or cold) beverage, get comfortable and join us past the break for the run through.
There are two serious illnesses affecting elderly around the world – Alzheimer's and dementia. While cures would be the perfect option for patients suffering from said cognitive diseases, until research and science combine to produce such results, we're left with technology attempting to make lives that bit more bearable.
The Forest Project utilizes the Unreal Engine 4, Smart-enabled TVs and Microsoft Kinect 2 to create an immersive experience in the form of virtual worlds.
If you're still looking around for the perfect Xbox One Titanfall package deal, UK retailer Zavvi may have the perfect offer for you. Priced at £379, the Xbox One bundle is £20 off the usual price of £399. The extra savings could be put towards a second controller, charging pack or even another Xbox One game. It's also a cheaper way to get involved with friends and get familiar with your own titan.
March Madness is coming soon to college basketball in the United States. For those of us who aren't familiar with the season, it involves 68 college basketball teams coming together to compete for the number one spot in the US. Late last month we learned that there would be an official app coming to Windows Phone and Windows 8 to allow you to watch every game this tournament. The Windows Phone app went live only last week and today we've finally got the Windows 8 counterpart.
Popular UK-based ticket exchange service Twickets (www.twickets.co.uk) enables consumers to trade their unwanted event tickets, handy for anyone who can't attend an event they've already paid for. Currently there are apps available for iOS and Android, but the official Twitter account has confirmed a Windows Phone client is well on the way.
As we get closer to the official unveiling of Windows Phone 8.1 we’ll start to see more and more handsets with the updated OS leak. We’ve seen a few from Nokia and an offering from Samsung. We’ve recently seen Nokia’s upcoming Lumia 630/635 (aka “Moneypenny”). Now today, we’re looking at some images of the Samsung ATIV SE. An upcoming Windows Phone 8.1 handset slated for Verizon later this year.
The Formula 1 season starts this Sunday, March 16th. It consists of a series of races, known as Grand Prix, held throughout the world on purpose-built circuits and public roads. The season opener is being held in Australia. If you are following the races, you should check out the ESPNF1 app for Windows Phone.
We love it whenever we spot our favorite gadgets on TV shows, movies, or even music videos. Jenny from the block, or otherwise known as Jennifer Lopez or JLo, shows off the Nokia Lumia 2520 in her latest music video, “I Luh You Papi.” Head past the break to watch the video and pay closer attention after the second minute.
There are a few hurdles left for Microsoft to clear they can acquire Nokia’s handset unit. Recently we’ve seen some complaints from Korean companies and interest groups over potential patent abuse that could result from the deal. One little tangle in Microsoft and Nokia’s plans revolves around a manufacturing plant in Chennai, India currently involved in a legal battle with the Indian government. The plant is to be transferred to Microsoft as part of the $7.3 billion USD deal to acquire Nokia’s phone business. However, that manufacturing plant may now be shut down and not transferred to Microsoft.
Using YouTube in Internet Explorer on Windows Phone 8 can be a bit of a pain. The mobile website is barebones and doesn’t work as well as it should. And as you know, YouTube has yet to release a competent native app for Windows Phone users. Their loss since we’re getting by fine with stellar apps like Metrotube and myTube.
However, every now and then you end up on YouTube in the browser. Maybe you clicked a link in a tweet or someone sent a link in an email. You’re now about to watch a YouTube video with poor playback controls and no option for 720p video. Or are you? Probably not if you’re a fan of Metrotube. You can now open YouTube links in Metrotube with minimal effort. Details on how below.
Windows Phone Central App Roundup: Saint Patrick's Day Apps
Just in case you were unaware, this Monday, March 17th, is Saint Patrick’s Day. The one day where everyone declares Irish roots and green beer flows like streams at the local Pub.
We thought it was a fitting occasion to muster up a roundup of a few of the St. Patrick’s Day apps available in the Windows Phone Store. We have included a few that are deeply rooted in the holiday that may help you find your way around the pubs on the holiday or any other day for that matter.
I often hear a lot of complaints from people I meet here in India about the Surface tablets and the Nokia Lumia 2520 not hitting our shores. We could either believe or argue the reasons offered by Microsoft and Nokia about the same, or look at all other options available in the market right now and make an informed purchase decision.
In a Microsoft event last week, I learned about twenty Windows 8.1 tablets from seven original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) that are on the shelves at the moment or coming in a couple of weeks or so. In this post, let’s take a look at few of them.
We’ve covered the journey of Firefox for Windows 8 since the project was announced in late 2012. Our first real look at the app came in February 2013 when we took the app for a spin and did a hands-on of Firefox for Windows 8. This past August the team at Mozilla announced that Firefox for Windows 8 would come out in December.
We later learned that the release was pushed back to 2014. A bunch of updates later and the app finally went into open beta last month. Turns out that was all for nothing. Mozilla is killing Firefox for Windows 8.
Last week a few new apps came to the Windows Store that you might have missed. They’re all related and come to us from media and entertainment company NBCUniversal. This is the mega company that powers and controls such networks in the United States like NBC News, CNBC, MSNB, The Weather Channel NBC Sports, Syfy, E!, USA Network, Telemundo and more. We already have NBC Sports on Windows 8, but now we get three new apps for Syfy, Telemundo and USA.
Skype has been picking up some impressive updates the past few weeks. About a month ago the service was updated to fix syncing across all your various devices. At the same time, the modern Windows 8 Skype app was updated. Shortly after, Skype for Windows Phone was later updated to require a Microsoft account only and not a Skype account. Outlook.com picked up support for HD Skype video calls and another update for the Windows 8 app come out with even faster syncing. Not to be left alone, there’s now a substantial update for Skype on the Xbox One.
After Microsoft’s Xbox One Reveal event, we were not sure exactly how the console would fare in the marketplace. The original variation of the console, which was originally tied down by strict digital rights management protection created a backlash that we were unsure if Microsoft could shake even after their decision to rethink the decision. Do not be worried though – Xbox One is the most successful Xbox console sold to date.
In January Nokia stated that the Lumia Black firmware update would be available to all in the coming weeks after its initial rollout. That didn’t exactly happen, as we’re still seeing certain regions and handsets lighting up with Lumia Black. For example, just yesterday the Lumia 620 in India received the firmware update. One little handset here in the United States still doesn’t have it. That’d be the Lumia 521, a variant of the Lumia 520 exclusive to T-Mobile. We haven’t heard much about the status of the update, but we do know it’s now listed as ‘coming soon’ on Nokia’s website.