There's good news and bad news for fans of Grand Theft Auto V. Rockstar Games stated today that the long awaited Heists mode for GTA Online will launch on March 10 for the console version of the game, including the Xbox One and Xbox 360 versions. Sadly, the long awaited PC port of the open world action game has been delayed yet again and is now scheduled for launch on April 14.
Lumia 535 continues to grow, Windows 10 grabs some of the market, and new mysterious Lumias are discovered
The story of Windows Phone market share within itself is now a familiar one, with budget phones abounding. Last month we saw a rapid entry of the new Microsoft Lumia 535 to many markets, including India. AdDuplex (AdDulex.com) has now released its numbers for February, 2015, and they mainly reflect this trend.
No surprises here as the biggest gains were seen by the Lumia 530, Lumia 630/635 and the Microsoft branded Lumia 535. However, some new unannounced Lumias were also spotted, giving us a peek at next week's MWC event.
This slim HTC One M8 case is made a durable yet flexible plastic that completely encompasses your device, keeping it clear of drops and scratches. The ShockSuit comes in two pieces: A front cover that features a built-in screen shield with a hard plastic edging and a back cover that has a unique texture which adds grip. Yours today for just $21.95
Blobb is a relatively new Windows Phone game that has you navigating a small green blob around a labyrinth of turns to reach star cookies that the creature has become addicted to.
The game includes 45 levels of play with the free version and an additional 30 levels of play can be unlocked via in-app purchase ($1.49). The graphics are decent and the puzzles challenging enough to keep things interesting. Available for low-memory devices, Blobb isn't a terrible option to consider if you are looking for some help passing the time but I couldn't help but think the game needed a little more something, something.
The last week of the month is here faster than any of us would expect. But before we start thinking about what March has in store, we need to take a look at what games are coming out this week for the Xbox One.
We have three big titles coming out this week, with Resident Evil: Revelations 2 – Episode 1 being the biggest of them. Then, later in the week we have an ID@Xbox game making its splash onto the console. So continue reading to get the full rundown on what's out this week.
Third-party conversion app WhatsApp Video Optimizer offers a quick way for users to convert videos to conform to WhatsApp's 16MB threshold for videos. The app picked up an update that gives users the ability to select the output folder as well as the resolution, audio and video bitrate.
You probably already know that Windows Central streams Xbox games every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday night via Twitch. We even give out free copies of the games we stream on the weekends. We've built up a loyal community who tune in to see us play games, enjoy the commentary of the hosts, and chat with their fellow readers and viewers.
What you might not know is that I also stream non-Xbox games every Monday, just for fun. But tonight's stream will be special because we're streaming three games from popular Windows developer 10tons! We'll be playing Sparkle 2 and King Oddball (both for Windows Phone and Windows 8) and Crimsonland, a twin-stick shooter for Steam that will be coming to mobile Windows platforms soon.
Update: The stream has ended. Continue reading to see the full video replay, my impressions of each game, and a list of tonight's winners!
The Microsoft Band received an update earlier today and one of the cool new features is the virtual keyboard. You can type your replies from your Band. While it sounds silly, it works really well. The keyboard uses Microsoft's World Flow technology, which predicts commonly used words and phrases. Want to see it in action? Go watch our hands-on video.
European brand Kazam today announced its Mobile World Congress portfolio, which includes no less than 5 Windows devices. Making their debut at the show will be three tablets and two phones.
Lenovo CTO Peter Hortensius has issued an open letter today concerning the Superfish software that the company pre-loaded onto some of its notebooks in the latter end of 2014. While a large portion of the letter is dedicated to steps the company has already taken to stop pre-loading the software and help customers remove it form their machines, Hortensius also details steps that the Lenovo is taking to address security issues and software vulnerabilities in the future.
Google announced earlier today that it has acquired "technology and intellectual property" from the online payments company Softcard. Rumors about the acquisition were first reported in January. The news puts the fate of the recently launched Softcard Windows Phone apps for Verizon and AT&T customers up in the air.
Archos has decided to help a new education effort in France with a selection of Windows 8.1 tablets and notebooks that it will offer to schools in its native country at special prices. This new program is designed to be a part of France's "Grand Digital for Schools Project" which is aiming to give 50,000 tablets and notebooks to middle and high-school students in 2015 and over a million such devices to students in 2016.
Microsoft Health has added a pretty nifty web app to the apps already available on different platforms, meaning you're never far away from your data, regardless of the device in front of you. Arriving at the same time as new features and a developer SDK for the Microsoft Band, the popular wearable few can actually buy continues to get better and better.
Here's a quick first look at the new web dashboard.
Microsoft today announced huge updates for the Microsoft Band and Microsoft Health apps along with the first release of an SDK for third-party developers and a web dashboard, too.
The updates announced today are in response to user feedback and besides the web interface includes support for biking, new ways to scan and respond to notifications and integration with Microsoft HealthVault and MapMyFitness. There are also 5 new guided workouts to choose from.
Developer Silicon Benders has updated Sketchable, their drawing app for Windows 8.1, to version 2.20. The update overhauls several parts of the user interface, while also adding a number of useful new features, such as a three-fingered gesture for undo and redo.
Made from multiple thermoacrylics, this Lumia 1520 skin case is highly elastic and resistant to oils. Say goodbye to annoying fingerprints! The back features a matte finish with a glossy edging that enhances the grip around your device. Available in black or white today for only $4.95