Once upon a time, I wrote about mTranslator, an interactive Windows Phone 8 app that allowed you to translate English to nine Indian languages. It was a fine idea since it wasn't just helpful for tourists and expats in India, but even the citizens of the country like me who often struggle with basic communication and instructions when travelling to another state or region.
Onyu is the contact managing app of the future and it wants to enlist you to beta test its upcoming app for Windows Phone. Onyu touts itself as a central secure location for you to store, manage, and share all of your contact details.
We have reached the finish line everyone! This week is the last batch of big AAA titles to the Xbox One this holiday season. This week is jammed pack with action adventure games with the releases of Dragon Age: Inquisition, Grand Theft Auto 5, and Far Cry 4. Continue reading to find out the other games including a highly anticipated indie game launching this week.
Microsoft is set to publish a new update for the Surface Pro 3 that will address some lingering issues with the hybrid device and make it less likely to wake up accidentally while being carried or stowed.
In a blog post on TechNet, Microsoft's J.C. Hornbeck details the upcoming update. Previously, Microsoft would announce the changes after the update has gone live, usually Tuesdays every few weeks. This change is in response to organizations who deploy fleets of Surfaces and where the IT team would like to know before the updates get pushed to their employees.
Microsoft will livestream a press event from the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Spain on Tuesday, where the company will announce a new and major partnership with the Real Madrid CF soccer team.
Generally speaking, we pay a lot of attention to tips from users. Sometimes we try to ride 'em out when we know the situation will blow over, but let's quickly talk about 6snap – Rudy Huyn's Snapchat client for Windows Phone.
Starting tomorrow, November 18, AT&T will be running a limited-time promotion to bring more data to its 10 GB Mobile Share plan. For the same price that you would be paying on the 10 GB Mobile Share package, which comes with unlimited talk and text, AT&T will throw in an extra 5 GB bringing the shareable data bucket to 15 GB.
Remember that limited edition Xbox-themed Dot View cover we saw back in August? Well HTC is starting a new promotion today through which you can score an Xbox skin of your own. The only catch is the deal only applies to those who bought a new HTC One (M8) for Windows from Verizon, AT&T, or T-Mobile after November 1st.
Microsoft has been very busy rebranding the software that Nokia first developed for its Windows Phone devices when it acquired Nokia's Devices and Services division in April. The latest app that got the change isn't technically a Windows Phone app but a Windows desktop app. Specifically, the Nokia Software Recovery Tool has now been updated with the new Lumia Software Recovery Tool name.
Microsoft has posted a new video interview with Cortana team Group Program Manager Marcus Ash. The video is primarily Ash going over the design philosophy behind Cortana, things like Cortana completing certain tasks for you, letting you keep your attention on other, more important parts of your day.
What happens when you take a National Geographic photographer and send him to Africa with a Nokia Lumia 830, a Microsoft Surface Pro 3, and not his DSLR? You still get fantastic photos and video, as evidenced in the above video partnership between photographer Alvarez and Microsoft's #MakeItHappen campaign. The video itself was even shot with Lumia phones (pictures of people taking pictures of people taking pictures...)
If you enjoyed puzzle games like 2048 or Threes, you might like this new game called, 0h h1. It's a little logic game that requires you to follow three simple rules. It is free without ads, in-app purchases, social network requirements, or other nag screens. We've installed it on our Lumia 930 and Surface Pro 3. Take a look at the gameplay video.
Krusell's Malmo FlipCase Stand for the Lumia 1520 combines a smooth, textured exterior with a classic design that provides storage for personal items and protection against damage. The interior even has a soft microfiber lining that compliments the entire case's design. Available in black or white today for only $23.95!
Nokia has officially reclaimed its social media accounts from Microsoft and now it is using them to offer a teaser for an upcoming product. Specifically, its Twitter and Facebook pages both posted an image earlier today of some kind of box with the company's logo on top, with a full reveal planned for tomorrow, November 18.
Microsoft is making sure consumers know there is a cheap $199 Windows 8.1 notebook they can buy during the current holiday season with a new TV ad that compares the recently launched HP Stream 11 to, and we are not kidding, old-fashioned printed notebooks.
The popular social network Skout is working on an app for Windows Phone, according to a tweet published by the official Skout Twitter account. The tweet urges those who await for an official Windows Phone app to "stay tuned" and that an app is currently in the works.
There's a new commercial that highlights the benefits of the Surface Pro 3 over the MacBook Air, and why should you get Microsoft's latest tablet this holiday season. The commercial continues along the same vein as previous ads, and touches on the touchscreen, kickstand, stylus and performance offered by the Surface Pro 3. And yes, there's singing (or some version thereof) involved.
The official Age of Empires: World Domination website has recently posted up word of yet another delay in the launch of the mobile strategy game for Windows Phone, Android and iOS. The game, based on Microsoft's long running franchise and developed by KLab, was originally supposed to be out this past summer, but got delayed until sometime this fall. Now the development team says the game won't be out until sometime in 2015.
Update: According to Box's status page, it looks like the issue has been resolved. Carry on!
Are you amongst the many using Box for additional cloud storage on your Windows Phone device? If so, have a look at your account and see if it's logged in right now. Many have noticed their accounts have automatically logged them out and when attempting to log back in, the 'Grant Access' button no longer works, leaving them unable to log into their accounts. Box has now updated their status dashboard indicating they are aware of the issue and are working on it.
Halo developer 343 Industries has addressed the ongoing issues with multiplayer in Halo: The Master Chief Collection. Executive Producer Dan Ayoub said that recent server-side adjustments have resulted in better server connectivity for many players. However, he also said that fixing this problem further requires a patch for players, which should be available this Wednesday, according to a post on the official Halo Waypoint forums:
AMD has now issued an official statement on comments made earlier this month by its Chief Gaming Scientist Richard Huddy, saying that he was "speculating" when he stated that Windows 7 will not support Microsoft's upcoming DirectX 12 graphics API.