The latest mobile gaming app hit is Trivia Crack, but its method of using questions supplied by its many players has created a backlog of questions that are still awaiting approval. The app, developed by Etermax, gets an average of one million questions per day submitted by users, according to the developer's founder Maximo Cavazzani.
Update: New information has come forward to suggest that this is really the unannounced Lumia 640
Mobile World Congress is just a few short weeks away, and Microsoft is expected to unveil some new additions to the Lumia line. No flagships are on the horizon to our knowledge, not at least until later this summer. However, an expected replacement for the aging Lumia 1320 is certainly plausible, bringing the affordable phablet series up to par with the '30 series of Lumias.
The site Janela Tech has found a filing with Anatel, the regulatory agency in Brazil similar to the FCC that jives with a new Lumia model they may be for a Lumia 1330. The model number RM-1109 is tossed around the documents, but the only piece of real information about the device is its battery model and size: BV-T5C model and 2500mAh of power.
There's been a plethora of Twitter apps for Windows Phone devices, and a lot of them went packing due to Twitter's API restrictions, but here's another one, and it looks quite good. Aeries has been designed to make using Twitter easier and features a neat and intuitive UI.
I've been using a beta version of Aeries for a few weeks, and I can safely say that along with Tweetium, it is definitely one of the top Twitter apps for Windows Phone in 2015.
Sprint is launching yet another price promotion, this time for its Family Share Plan. The limited time offer will give customers up to 10 lines of shared unlimited talk and text, along with 12GB of data, for $90 a month. The carrier says that the offer will end on March 12.
They're compact in size, have a large active area that picks up your device when placed on the pad and even feature a charging indicator LED. You can literally fit these charging pads almost anywhere and they'll look good. Bring one to the office, keep another on your nightstand, the possibilities are endless. Get yours in black or white today for just $29.95
My Trips isn't a new app, it's been around for some time but we haven't talked much about it in recent times. But, if you're a frequent traveller it's something you should definitely look at. It hooks into the popular service, TripIt, which manages travel documents and itineraries on your behalf by pulling confirmations out of your inbox and organising them into trips for you.
The Bing team today announced new features for web surfers who are either seeking a takeaway, or wish to get away and compare hotels. Microsoft has released a steady stream of updates to its search engine, offering a richer experience for those who "Bing it."
Microsoft has started rolling out cashback offers for the Lumia 830 and Lumia 930 in India as part of its Holi promotion. The deal allows customers to receive a discount of Rs. 7,000 ($112) on both devices, bringing the price of the Lumia 830 down to Rs. 21,800 ($350), and the Lumia 930 to Rs. 31,600 ($507).
Telegram Messenger Beta picked up an update that fixes the login bug that debilitated the app when a few users were trying to login or register. Also new in the update is the ability to separate shared media and documents by date.
Windows Central has recently rolled out an aggressive Twitch livestreaming schedule. Tuesdays we play The Witcher 2, Wednesdays we play various Xbox One games, Thursdays we play Dragon Age: Inquisition, and Saturdays we play Xbox One games and give out big prizes. Plenty of chances to tune in for live commentary and gameplay while chatting with your fellow readers and viewers. It's like a live interactive podcast!
It has been a couple of weeks since we started the Dragon Age: Inquisition campaign; last week we streamed the game's addictive cooperative multiplayer mode instead. Tonight we return to the campaign, shortly after the first boss battle. To help get everyone caught up to speed, I've written a detailed summary of our initial playthrough. Read it to learn how the latest exciting installment of Dragon Age begins!
Update: The stream has ended. Keep reading to watch the full replay and catch up on last week's written recap!
Update: Reports suggest that Microsoft has plugged the Insider app. Using Fiddler to spoof Windows 10 on your unsupported device will no longer work. Although this was only one method to install Windows 10 unofficially, it was a popular one for those without an SD card.
If you're running the Windows 10 preview for phones on your device, an update for the Windows Insider app is waiting for you bringing it up to version 18.104.22.168. There's no telling what the update does, but it would be a good idea to go ahead and pull it down.
Make it Rain: The Love of Money is arguably one of the oddest and silliest games to land on Windows Phone (and Windows 8.1 soon too), but here it is. From the developers Game Troopers comes a simple game that is also evidently popular on Android and iOS.
The goal? Flick dollar bills as fast as you to, well, you know, "make it rain". Of course, there is more to the game than just that as you can score points and then "invest in venture capital, loan sharking, or offshore drilling." Sure, whatever.
We're pumped for the upcoming public launch of Windows 10, and many of you guys are eager enough to try the Technical Preview. Anyone on the cusp of picking up a new Windows tablet will no doubt be keeping the Windows 10 experience in mind, and for them we've picked out some excellent options that are currently available.
According to new documents leaked by Edward Snowden, the NSA and its UK counterpart, Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ), hacked into the computers of Gemalto, a company that manufactures SIM cards for a large number of carriers around the world. In doing so, the intelligence agencies acquired encryption keys that would allow them to intercept communications from customers of all four major U.S. carriers, along with 450 others around the world.
DirecTV customers now have full access to the video streaming mobile apps provided by ABC and its parent company Disney. That includes the WatchESPN app along with a bunch of other apps offering both live and on-demand video content.
This morning, Plain Vanilla, Inc. and Gateway Apps, LLC have announced plans to bring QuizUp (QuizUp.com) to Windows and Windows Phone as a universal app. The release is timed with an expected major update to QuizUp for Android and iOS due sometime this year.
More importantly, we are told that the Windows versions include all the features found on competitor platforms with the addition of Live Tiles to make the experience more personal. Cross platform play with Android and iOS is also a planned feature.
QuizUp was previously close to a release on Windows Phone last year, but the project was postponed. It now looks like the company behind the game (Plain Vanilla, Inc) was waiting for a more appropriate time to re-launch the game with a feature refresh and taking advantage of universal programming libraries for Windows. Exact details of the QuizUp update for iOS, Android and Windows have not yet been revealed.
Microsoft has expanded the availability of its recently-launched Microsoft Wireless Display Adapter. The HDMI dongle, which went on sale in the US and Canada in the fall of 2014 for the price of $59.99, can now be bought in 25 more countries.
The two smartphones bring the prices of entry-level Windows Phone devices further down while packing in decent hardware. The phones feature a 4-inch display and are powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 200 CPU with 1GB RAM. The phones also do not cut corners on ancillary features like Glance and include the ambient light sensor as well as the proximity sensor.