By Mark Guim, Tuesday, Oct 21, 2014 at 10:29 am EDT
On Monday, Skype added drawings to their Windows Phone app. You can draw on empty canvas, add scribbles to a photo, or even add markers on a map. There were other updates too, including sign-in improvements, HD screen support, and faster resume time, but drawings stand out. Not sure how to do it with the new update? Don't worry. We'll show you in this video.
Lightweight and durable, the Feather Case for Nokia Lumia 1520 is engineered to provide inconspicuous protection. The snap-on application of this hard case allows for quick installation when needed and its soft touch finish provides a comfortable grip in the hand. Get yours in black or cyan today for just $18.95!
At CES 2014 we at Mobile Nations teamed up with our friends at Geek Beat to bring you #CESlive, a unique live broadcast running every day from the show floor at CES 2014 — and CES 2015 is going to be even bigger than before. For #CESlive 2015 you can add Tom's Guide to the mix, with Editor-in-Chief Mark Spoonauer joining Geek Beat's Cali Lewis and John Pozadzides and iMore's Rene Ritchie in hosting more than 80 interviews direct from the Las Vegas Convention Center. It's going to be bigger and better than ever!
It's not exactly a shock, but Microsoft has apparently settled on the "Microsoft Lumia" brand name as the new label for its smartphones that use Windows Phone, replacing the Nokia brand name following Microsoft's acquisition of that company's Devices and Services division in April.
If you've ever had the urge to strap a fifty caliber machine gun to the hood of your car and blast your way through rush-hour traffic, the Windows Phone game Deadly Racer might be a gaming title worth trying.
The 3D racer calls upon you to work your way through traffic, destroying vehicles to earn points and eventually unlock vehicles that are more powerful. The endless track is full of targets to destroy both from your lane of traffic and any oncoming vehicles.
Steering controls will take a little time to get used to but nothing impossible. Available for low memory devices, Deadly Racer does have a certain level of appeal but could also use a little fine-tuning.
Don't have a set-top box to connect through your Xbox One? Microsoft has you covered with the newly launched Xbox One Digital TV Tuner. This handy device provides an "over-the-air digital terrestrial TV experience," negating the need to connect a set-top box via HDMI. The digital TV tuner is now available in the UK, France, Italy, Germany and Spain for €29.99.
Developers have had their hands on Windows Phone 8.1 update 1 for a couple of months now, but it looks like UK carrier O2 is all set to roll the update out to its Windows Phone devices, starting with the Nokia Lumia 930.
We have a new name! We began as WMExperts back in 2007 covering Windows Mobile, changed our name in late 2010 to WPCentral to reflect Microsoft's next chapter with Windows Phone. Today, we are once again moving forward with Windows Central.
The Number One Community For EVERYTHING Microsoft
It should be clear now that coming into 2015 there is just one Windows, running on the Surface, Xbox One, PCs, laptops and even your phone. At the urging of many of our loyal and active readers, over the last year we have steadily ramped up coverage — beyond our historical Windows Phone focus — to also cover Xbox, Surface, and general Microsoft news. The response to the expanded coverage has been excellent and this past year has also seen the site and our community grow by leaps and bounds. Amazingly, WPCentral is now not only the top Windows Phone site in the world, but we are also one of the top Microsoft sites too. The fact of the matter is if you own a Windows Phone, you are likely to possess (or be interested in) the growing ecosystem of Microsoft products.
We want to continue the momentum that's already underway and changing from WPCentral.com to WindowsCentral.com reflects our expanded mission (not to mention Microsoft recently dropped the Phone from the branding on new Windows phones). Our goal and mission is simple - we'll be working our hardest every single day to make this community and resource the best destination around for all users of Microsoft-based products.
By Sam Sabri, Monday, Oct 20, 2014 at 10:48 pm EDT
Microsoft has just shared what you'll get in the November system update for Xbox One! The update will bring custom backgrounds, the ability to tweet favorite game clips, Store improvements and so much more! Those in the Xbox One preview program will begin to receive the update right now.
Microsoft just keeps pumping out the Surface promos. After releasing a re-cut ad for the Surface Pro 3 last week, the folks at Microsoft served up a duo of promotional videos on the Surface Youtube channel today.
Want to help shape Windows 10? You can thanks to the official Windows UserVoice page. UserVoice is a feedback platform that Microsoft has used over the years for Windows Phone, Xbox Music, Cortana and other products. The Windows UserVoice page is a relatively new site where you can help make the next version of Windows.
Want to win some cool prizes? How about watching the first two hours of Sunset Overdrive on Xbox One? Well, this afternoon we can do both for you! Starting at 7pm EST/6pm CST/4pm PST we will be streaming the first two hours of Sunset Overdrive right HERE on Twitch. We will also be giving away two $25 Xbox gift cards as a thank you for watching. As a reminder, these gift cards can also be used to buy apps for Windows Phone and Windows 8.
Xbox Music for Windows Phone has just been updated. The app was last updated about two weeks ago, but the changelog for that update has yet to be posted by Microsoft. Think we'll get a changelog for today's update?