26 min ago
Truecaller launches major app update with real-time spam detection and more
Truecaller, the service that allows smartphone owners to see who is calling them, has launched a major update for Windows Phone today that adds a ton of new features, including real-time spam detection, improved caller ID, Live Tile notifications and more.
31 min ago
Shovel Knight is digging its way onto your Xbox One next week
One that next-gen gamers have been looking forward to since last year, is the 2D platforming game, Shovel Knight. Both Phil Spencer and Major Nelson from the Xbox team took to Twitter today to announce that the wait will soon be over for Xbox One owners.
9 hours ago
Yahoo scores favorable terms in re-negotiated Bing search deal
Thanks to an SEC document filed earlier today, some of the details surrounding the re-negotiated deal for Yahoo to use Bing search engine results have come out.
11 hours ago
Microsoft to open first flagship store outside of North America in Sydney, Australia
Microsoft has announced today that it plans to open up a flagship store in Sydney, Australia — marking the company's first flagship store outside of North America.
Microsoft says that the store, which will be located at Westfield Sydney on Pitt Street Mall, will feature a similar layout and provide the same services as its current crop of flagship stores.
12 hours ago
Hands-on with the Xbox Avatars app on Windows 10 Preview
It's been a while since I've edited my Xbox avatar. If you're in the same boat, today is a good day to change it up. I've been playing with the Avatars app that has just been released for Windows 10 Technical Preview. It isn't quite finished yet, but you can still play around with the app and provide feedback. Want to see it action? Watch my hands-on video.
13 hours ago
Skype and Vice News partnership aims to bring your views to global news reporting
Microsoft announced today that it is teaming up with Vice News to allow readers to pose their questions to reporters and contribute their views to stories from around the globe.
13 hours ago
MetroTube and myTube for Windows Phone updated with YouTube v3 API support
Two popular third-party YouTube apps for Windows Phone, MetroTube and myTube, have both been updated today. Both now support Google's new YouTube v3 API and will now work as planned.
14 hours ago
Xbox Avatars app launches for Windows 10 Technical Preview
Microsoft is continuing to deploy revamped universal Windows app for its upcoming Windows 10 OS. Today, the Avatars app is now available to let you customize and manipulate your Xbox gamer avatar.
The app itself is around 35 MB is ready to be used in Windows 10 Technical Preview for PCs and laptops. There is no word about the Windows Phone version, but since it presumably shares the majority of source code, we suspect it will not be long until it is on those devices too.
14 hours ago
Some third-party Windows Phone YouTube apps won't work now due to API change
Google is making some changes in its YouTube API today, and that could mean your favorite third party YouTube app on Windows Phone and Windows 8.1 may no longer be working, at least until the developer switches to the new API.
15 hours ago
Windows 10 for phones preview could go live again for Lumia 520 devices on April 21
Owners of Lumia 520, 521. 525 and 526 smartphones who have wanted to get the Windows 10 for phone preview build should be able to download it again on Tuesday, April 21. Microsoft has now solved a problem with those devices when rolling back from the preview build back to Windows Phone 8.1.
15 hours ago
InMind VR is the first virtual reality game for Windows Phone
Virtual reality is one of those buzz phrases that has been around for ages, but rarely moves beyond niche technology. One creative way to bring it to the masses is by reducing user cost, and that can be achieved through Google Cardboard.
The Google Cardboard initiative lets companies create cardboard VR helmets with lenses that can be sold for $5 and up. Users then insert their phone into the device, and like a View-Master from childhood, you now have a cheap VR helmet.
16 hours ago
Microsoft's Xbox chief: E3 2015 will spotlight first-party games and new IP reveals
With E3 2015 now less than two months away, Microsoft's Xbox leader Phil Spencer says we can expect the company to put more emphasis on first-party games and some new IP reveals during the big video game trade show in Los Angeles.
17 hours ago
Windows Phone 8.1 Update 2 also brings MKV video support
18 hours ago
Hands-on with Halo: Spartan Strike for Windows and Windows Phone
We had our first look at Halo: Spartan Strike last October and we're glad that the game is finally available. We'll have a full review coming soon, but we know a lot of you want to see some gameplay already on Windows and Windows Phone devices. You can buy it once and download on both your devices. What's also awesome is that your progress is synced no matter which device you use.
Watch our first gameplay video on a Lumia Icon and a Surface Pro 3.
18 hours ago
Royal Revolt 2 update adds Alliance Wars to the game
Royal Revolt 2, the popular free-to-play fantasy action-strategy game from developer Flare Games, has received a new content update for Windows Phone and Windows 8.1 that, among other things, adds support for the new Alliance Wars feature.
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