Gloomlogue is a popular photo filtring app for iOS that turns photos into images that look like gloom paintings. Now the app is available to download from the Windows Phone Store, and its developer Thomas Tsopanakis has made it free for a limited time.
Spanish soccer team Real Madrid CF's official app for Windows Phone is now live. The team, which began a partnership with Microsoft late last year, now lets fans watch RealMadrid TV in HD, right on their Windows Phone device.
Late on Friday, a report claimed that Microsoft would be in control of the update button for smartphones that have Windows 10 Mobile installed, instead of the current model where wireless carriers have that privilege. Today, an official statement from a company spokesperson seemed to confirm that report, but also said that wireless carriers would have some "input" before Microsoft releases Windows 10 Mobile updates.
Almost 25 years ago, Microsoft added a free game, Microsoft Solitaire, as part of Windows 3.0 and productivity of PC workers has dipped ever since thanks to the game's addictive nature. Today, the company announced plans to hold a big public tournament using the Microsoft Solitaire Collection that can be downloaded for free on Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone.
Tied in with its U.S. launch of the Android powered Zenfone 2, ASUS has slipped out an official introduction of two additions to its Zenbook line of Windows 8.1 Ultrabooks.
Among them is a souped up version of the existing Zenbook UX305 as well as the brand new Zenbook Pro UX501.
The latest update to the popular YouTube app for Windows, Tubecast, bumps it up to version 3.1 and brings some great new features along with it. Included in this update is support for new streaming services, new pairing options, bug fixes, and more.
Many Windows Phone app developers are reporting they have seen a massive drop in revenues from ads placed by Google's AdMob network in the past couple of weeks. At the moment, there's no word as to why this might be happening.
Want to see the first real gameplay footage from the upcoming Doom reboot? Then check out the video above, but be quick. There's just a few seconds of footage from developer id Software's first person shooter but much more will be revealed on June 14.
Computex 2015 is right around the corner and ASUS has begun inviting members of the press to its now traditional showcase event in its native Taiwan. Previous years have seen large numbers of product announcements covering both Android and Windows, phones, tablets, laptops, and combinations of the previous three.
Microsoft is holding a sale on the 12-inch Surface Pro 3 tablet again, but this time the price cut is just for one of the five models the company has to offer. Specifically, the Surface Pro 3 with 256GB of storage and an Intel Core i5 processor is on sale for $1,149, a savings of $150 compared to its usual $1,299 price.
Catapult King from Wicked Witch is a relatively new Windows Phone game that is in the Family aisle of the Windows Phone Store and easily could be placed in the Action/Adventure aisle.
The game has you toting your trusty catapult across the countryside battling enemy strongholds and eventually facing off with a nasty dragon that has kidnapped your Princess. Catapult King has over 100 levels of game play, tons of enhancements for your catapult and is just a fun game to pass a little time with.
Catapult King is available for low-memory Windows Phones and Windows 8 devices.
Popular Windows Phone app, Poki, has promised support for Windows 8.1 for some time but thanks to various issues the developer has had to push release back.
Now, we have a new release date of May 21. And as an added bonus it comes for Windows 10 at the same time.
In Windows 10, Microsoft is including two new apps, Mail and Calendar, and while the company is bundling them as separate apps, they work very close to each other. The two apps will replace the same ones currently in Windows 8.1 and they both introduce a brand new look that follows Windows 10 modern design approach, and users will find that they are much easier to use.
Welcome to our weekly ICYMI for Xbox news!
This week, we're looking at more Kojima v. Konami drama, new game announcements, Gears of War banning drama and more!
Stay tuned to Windows Central for all major Xbox announcements, and check here every Sunday for an ICYMI rundown - in addition to some of the more nuanced news, rumours and talking points.
So without further ado, here's our latest edition of This Week in Xbox One News.
Make this chapter 684 in the Snapchat vs Windows Phone saga. A saga which we've covered in-depth over such a period of time that we'd assume all hope is lost at this point. And then there's a tweet. A vague tweet.
One which Windows Phone/Snapchat fans would immediately jump in the air at reading, because it seems to suggest that support may finally, one day, actually be planned. HUZZAH! Right?
Microsoft is starting to launch new Windows 10 versions of apps that were first created for Windows 8. One of them is a preview version of the Fresh Paint art creation tool that was a major focus of Microsoft's marketing campaign for Windows 8 in 2012.
PicHit.Me is a crowd-sourced stock photography service, offering designers the ability to search for and request specific photos or scenes, and photographers the ability to monetize their work through licensing deals.
PicHit.Me were featured during Build 2015 for apps which integrate with Office 365 and PowerPoint, which allows you to pull down photographs without leaving your work area.
The Swedish start-up has teamed up with Microsoft and Shutterstock to offer over $10,000 worth of prizes to photographers, including heaps of Microsoft hardware and other goodies.
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."
BlastBall Go has you shifting game board tiles around as you add colored balls into the mix, all in an effort to create linear or diagonal matches of five or more of the same colored ball. You have fifteen moves to see how high score you can achieve. Available for low memory Windows Phones, after playing BlastBall GO over the past few days it comes across as a fun game to pass the time with that can be a real head scratcher.
A Few months ago, Microsoft introduced the Lumia 535, a budget Windows Phone device and the first that carried the Microsoft branding after the transition from Nokia. Since then, there have been a slew of budget Lumia devices, several arriving in emerging markets like India before traditional Microsoft markets like the US or UK.
The Lumia 540 is an improvement over the Lumia 535 with a better display and an improved camera, but it comes at a time where the boundaries between the Lumia range of devices are blurring and the feature-set and pricing is overlapping between different devices. The Lumia 640 that launched a few weeks ago sells at a similar price to the Lumia 540 but features better internals, although with a limited front camera.
The Lumia 540 was launched in India earlier this week, and here are my first impressions of the latest budget smartphone from Microsoft.