Facebook is making yet another change in its News Feed today, designed to reduce the number of stories that could offer false information or be deliberate hoaxes. This new feature comes a few months after Facebook announced it would give less relevance to News Feed posts that have what it considers to be "click-bait" headlines.
While a little late for Christmas miracles, we'll take it when it comes when it concerns Twitter for Windows Phone updates. That's what's happening today and it's actually a pretty useful update, too. Despite no new changelog in the Windows Phone Store, it looks like the headline new features are People Hub integration, sharing support for web links from Internet Explorer and some nifty new Cortana support for tweeting without the typing.
Chase Bank plans to remove its Chase Mobile app from the Windows Phone Store on January 26, according to a number of reports sent to us today by Windows Central readers.
The first version of the Chase Mobile app launched for Windows Phone devices in September 2012 and allows Chase Bank customers to monitor their accounts, pay bills and more. The app was later updated to run on Windows Phone 8.1 devices. The app was last updated in August 2014.
HP is introducing a series of new Windows 8.1 tablets and 2-in-1 devices that have been designed specifically for businesses and schools. The products include a new rugged tablet and one made especially for the healthcare industry.
For a limited time, Xbox One owners with an Xbox Live Gold membership can get Sunset Overdrive at a steep discount. The third-person action game will be available from the Xbox Store for 40% off for a limited time beginning today, Jan. 20. That brings the price down $59.99 to $35.99.
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Xbox One owners who have been wanting to play Gearbox Software's acclaimed Borderlands games on their systems will get their chance on March 24. Borderlands: The Handsome Collection will bring both Borderlands 2 and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel to Microsoft's latest game console, along with Sony's PlayStation 4, for $59.99.
Update: Microsoft clarified in a statement to The Guardian that none of Mojang's servers were compromised, meaning that the leaked passwords and usernames were the result of an unrelated hack.
"We can confirm that no Mojang.net service was compromised and that normal industry procedures for dealing with situations like this were put in place to reset passwords for the small number of affected accounts."
"When we discover lists of gamertags, usernames and passwords posted online, we take immediate action to protect our customers by reviewing for valid credentials and resetting account access when necessary."
Microsoft's statements will no doubt reassure users concerned about the safety of their accounts.
Marriott is about to make your hotel stay much more rewarding. The hotel chain has confirmed to Bloomberg that it is testing a TV service that allows its guests to access streaming content from their own Netflix, Hulu Plus and Pandora accounts. The service is currently being trialled in eight hotels across the US.
Following an initial private beta period, Mega, the cloud storage app for Windows Phone, has been bumped to version 2.0 and becomes public with it. Or that's apparently the plan, anyway. While the app has been updated with the store listing reflecting the new public status, that isn't currently how it is in practice.
LINE has picked up an update for Windows Phone, boosting the app to version 3.9. In this latest release, the development team has included video calling support for those rocking hardware running Windows Phone 8.0 and up. LINE is a super-popular messaging client predominantly used in non-Western markets.
With just over one day before Microsoft unveils the next chapter in its Windows 10 story, a small tidbit has already leaked from hyper indexing search engines.
Typing 'Lumia 532' into Bing or Google yields Microsoft's own product details page for the recently announced Lumia. However, the mini description, which usually pulls data from the source page, reveals this interesting line: "Windows 10 ready, the Lumia 532 smartphone is capable of running mobile games with its Snapdragon processor. Skype, OneDrive, Office and more."
If you're having a little trouble with Xbox Live this evening, then you're not alone. According to the Xbox Live status page, it began experiencing problems a short time ago with a couple of different services.
Recently we passed on some of our own thoughts on how it's been living with the Microsoft Band, and a couple of things we'd like to see happen with a successor. It's a great device, for sure, but by no means perfect, and we've all got our own opinions on what we'd do differently for the next one. So, now, we're turning it over to you. What do you want to see most from the next Microsoft Band?
Microsoft technically charges OEMs $10 for each copy of Windows 8.1 with Bing for installation on new tablets under nine inches. However, newly revealed OEM pricing documents show that Microsoft is currently offering those same OEMs a $10 "configuration discount" for Windows 8.1 with Bing, effectively making it free.
The Lumia Denim firmware update for Microsoft's Windows Phone devices continues to roll out to more phones. Today, we have received several tips that one version of the Lumia 1520 is the latest to receive Denim, and we have also received reports that the Lumia 830 in Portugal and Germany have gotten the same update.
Every once in a while even we miss an app that has crossed the iPhone barrier to Windows Phone. Back in mid-December, Cycloramic evidently arrived for Windows Phone 8.1 devices, although it was just brought to our attention last night.
Cycloramic (Cycloramic.com) started back in 2012 as a panoramic app for the iPhone 5. Pano apps are a dime a dozen these days, but Cycloramic was the one that danced. It worked by ingeniously placing the iPhone 5 standing up, and it would vibrate the phone to spin around slowly, snapping pictures along the way.
The holiday season is over which also means, playtime is over! As of last week many of us are back to school, while a lot of us have long been back at work. This also means that developers are back to work and the video games will once again start to roll out. This week we have two remastered games heading to the Xbox One.
First up we have the HD remastered remake of Resident Evil to celebrate its 20th anniversary. Then, we have Saints Row IV: Re-elected, which will be the first time the franchise lands on next-generation systems.