The last Windows 10 Mobile preview version for Windows Insiders was build 10536 that was released in mid-September. Now, some new screenshots of a more recent internal build have been leaked, showing some small but interesting new features compared to build 10536.
According to WinBeta, the new version doesn't appear to have a specific build number. However, the leaked screenshots do show that this build will allow users to change the size of text on the screen, similar to how PC users can change the DPI on the desktop. This new feature will also allow for more columns to be shown on the Start screen if the display has a high enough resolution.
The new build also includes some extra options in Developer Mode, In addition, WinBeta reports this build has some bug fixes and performance improvements as well.
Nearly two years after its launch, Microsoft's Xbox One console remains a hot item for the 2015 holiday shopping season. This year, the company has so many different Xbox One bundles with different free games and hardware configurations that it can be extremely confusing to pick which one to buy for the gamer on your holiday shopping list. However, there's no need to panic; we have the full list of all the 2015 Xbox One bundles that are either on sale now or available for pre-order.
Adobe has announced new updates to most of its Creative Cloud desktop apps. These include new tools for graphic design, UX and web design, and video. Adobe is also introducing new touch-compatible workspaces for Windows devices.
While we're not expecting Microsoft to release a new public preview of Windows 10 before its huge hardware event on October 6, from New York City. It's not stopping internal builds from escaping the walls of Redmond.
The Last Door: Collector's Edition is one of the latest Windows Phone games in the Game Troopers portfolio. It is a mystery game where you have to search manors, tenements and warrens for clues to solve the puzzles.
The game is set in Victorian England where your character, Jeremiah Devitt, receives a cryptic letter from an old schoolmate Anthony Beechworth that leads him to believe something is wrong with his friend. Visiting his manor, he finds the home abandoned and begins to search for clues to solve this mystery.
The game has retro styled graphics, fairly easy to use controls and plenty of doors to unlock to discover the good and the bad. In playing The Last Door over the past few days, it is an appealing game, but the lack of a trial version may keep a few gamers at bay.
Microsoft's Mike Ybarra has revealed that button remap is coming to all Xbox One controllers shortly. The feature will make its debut on the $150 Xbox One Elite controller, but Ybarra has stated that all controllers will get the functionality with an upcoming software update.
File this under possible bug, or perhaps something more interesting, but for those running Windows 10 build 10558, which leaked onto the internet yesterday, you may find the OS installing the Phone app from Windows 10 Mobile.
Indeed, we were tipped off about it and when checking our Store for an update Phone app build 1.9.30000.0 installed to our PC running the leaked beta OS.
A week of anticipation, resolved and pending.
The word of the week is 'anticipation'. We saw the resolution of that concept in Google's announcements of the new Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P, along with a shiny new Pixel C tablet and updated Chromecast media streamers. But that's not all — we also saw the launch of the new OS X 10.11 El Capitan from Apple, bringing Macs around the world up to the latest and greatest
And while Apple and Google are busy resolving anticipation, it's only building for BlackBerry and Microsoft. BlackBerry's let loose a bit more about the BlackBerry Priv Android slider, but the week ahead is going to belong to Microsoft with an enormous New York City event where we expect to see not one, but two variants of the Lumia 950 as well as a Surface Pro 4 tablet and an even-bigger Surface XL tablet.
It was an exciting week, and it's going to be an exciting week. Let's dive in!
Welcome to our weekly ICYMI for Xbox news!
This week we're looking at comments on background music for Xbox One, Xbox controller button remapping, Mass Effect Andromeda updates, Halo 5 vehicle designs and more!
We'll still be posting major Xbox announcements in the main feed. However, I'll be collecting some of the more nuanced news, rumors and talking points into one handy post every weekend! You can also rely on this weekly column to keep up to date with all the latest game releases too.
So without further ado, here's the latest edition of This Week in Xbox One News.
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."
Serious Windows PC gamers likely own gaming mice and gaming keyboards (such as the Corsair STRAFE), all in the name of enhancing their gaming experience and getting more frags. Seriously, PC guys love their frags. One gaming peripheral that often goes neglected, though, is the actual mouse pad/mat. I mean, your mouse technically works on a cheap mouse pad or maybe even a bare desk, right?
Gaming mouse surfaces do affect mouse performance, though. San Diego-based accessory giant Razer offers some gaming mouse mats for different budgets and needs. One of their two top mats is the Razer Firefly Hard Gaming Mouse Mat. The Firefly boasts Chroma lighting, a generous 14 x 10-inch size, and a hard surface made especially for gaming – all for sixty bucks. Read our full review with video to find out just what a difference this pricey mouse mat makes!
Apple isn't the only company that can offer slim and light high-end laptops. The Windows 10 product ecosystem is packed with great options.
With a less hefty form factor usually comes a more hefty price. They're usually at the higher-end of the market, designed to pack top hardware into a highly portable form factor for performance on the go. A thick, heavy gaming laptop these are not.
We've rounded up a selection of the very best out there, including some models not yet on sale but that are absolutely worth looking out for.
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 played Mega Coin Squad from Big Pixel Studios. Mega Coin Squad is a cheerful platformer with stylish pixel art and multiplayer battles. We also gave out some sweet prizes to readers who tuned in. Read on for game details, contest winners, and a replay of the stream in YouTube format!
Just ahead of Microsoft's big event next week, a new build of Windows 10 has leaked onto the internet. This build, 10558, features improvements to the Edge browser, along with a new Messaging app. This build also includes a new Skype Video app.
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).
Earlier this week, Microsoft announced the availability of Microsoft Azure services via local data center regions in India. As the first public cloud provider from India, Microsoft has opened three new regions – Central India in Pune, South India in Chennai, and West India in Mumbai.
Governments, large businesses, small and medium businesses, and citizens can use the massive computing power now available locally to fuel India's inclusive growth, spur innovation and accelerate digital transformation. In addition to the Microsoft Azure services, Office 365 services are slated for availability in October 2015, with Dynamics CRM Online services to follow in the first half of 2016.
Right on cue Microsoft has started selling the Surface 3 LTE directly through its own store in selected European markets. We heard a few weeks back that the UK, France and Germany would be coming online and orders are now shipping.
If you're looking for a solid Windows laptop, you can't really go wrong with a Dell XPS 13, and now you can get one at a discount. When purchasing any model of the Signature Editon XPS 13 from Microsoft's online store, you can save $100 by entering the code SAVE100 at checkout.
Most Xbox One owners probably use Microsoft's console at home, seldom moving it to different locations. If you do travel with your Xbox much, you'll probably want the convenience and security of a specialized bag like the CTA Digital Xbox One Case. But even that would only hold a console and a few accessories. You'd still need a monitor to actually play the console when you reach your destination.
Redmond, WA-based manufacturer GAEMS has the perfect accessory for people who want to transport a console *and* monitor. The GAMES Vanguard Black Edition is a hard-plastic case that holds not only an Xbox One or other console, it also packs a 19-inch monitor with stereo speakers – all in one unit.
The true test of the Vanguard's worth is twofold. How well does it carry and protect the console, and will the monitor's picture and sound provide a satisfactory gaming experience? Read our detailed review with video to find out!
We've joked about this site going into berserker mode for this week, and there is a good reason for that. Microsoft is set to kickoff a rather momentous launch tomorrow on Tuesday, October 6 in New York City.
Microsoft has done press events before, but never like this one. Indeed, this day is very similar to the type of event Apple holds yearly to announce new iPhones and updates to their Mac products line. In fact, this is the first time, to our knowledge, that Microsoft has managed to line up so much of their hardware for a single launch.
In preparation for Tuesday, we're compiling an FAQ on what you need to know!
Microsoft continues to work on Windows 10 Mobile, and a new build has hit the company's internal Fast distribution ring. According to Windows Insider head Gabriel Aul, the current internal Fast build is 10559.
Responding to questions on Twitter, Aul said this:
10559 is in internal Fast ring now.
This comes just a few days before Microsoft's big event in New York, which takes place on Tuesday, October 6. Aul has previously stated that Windows Insiders should not expect any more builds before the big event. The most recent Insider build, 10536, was released a few weeks ago.