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2 years ago

Share photos of your 'baby' with Microsoft to win a Lumia 735 (UK only)

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2 years ago

Microsoft hits back at Google for publishing Windows 8.1 vulnerability before being fixed

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Microsoft has lashed out at Google for making a Windows 8.1 vulnerability public. Chris Betz, heading up the Microsoft Security Response Center (MSRC), published a new blog post over on TechNet talking about security and how tech companies should work together to better protect consumers against threats from exploits in software, something the company feels Google disregarded.

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2 years ago

Sunday fun: Watch Microsoft's Ben Rudolph teach me Krav Maga at CES

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CES is both astonishing and exhausting. As such, lots of interesting things happen on and off camera during our coverage and one of them makes good Sunday fodder.

Ben Rudolph (@BenThePCGuy) should be no stranger to Windows Central readers. As director of Worldwide Retail Sales Evangelism at Microsoft, Rudolph plays a significant role in retail for software and hardware company.

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2 years ago

Runtastic Me update finally makes it useful for those with an Orbit fitness tracker

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Last week on 8th, Runtastic finally pushed out their first update for their new Me application. Initially released before Christmas on Windows Phone, Me is the official companion app for Runtastic's Orb fitness tracker. The problem was, the app was previously useless for many, myself included as it crashed soon after trying to sync wit an Orbit.

Now, version 1.0.1 on the Store fixes all of that as we have regularly been syncing with our Orbit.

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2 years ago

Panasonic introduces Toughpad FZ-R1 mobile point of sale tablet

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2 years ago

Get this soft yet durable Lumia Icon skin case on sale today for only $4.95

2 years ago

Samsung reportedly looking to build more Windows Phones, if Microsoft settles legal battle

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2 years ago

Brazil's regulating agency just approved a new 'Lumia 435'

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Budget phones have been Microsoft's theme for the last few months, and that trend does not look to let up. Latest rumors have a Lumia 435 and Lumia 1330 on the immediate horizon, likely for a Mobile World Congress announcement or perhaps even sooner.

The Lumia 435 has not been discussed much around here due to the lack of hard evidence, but now that looks to be changing. ANATEL (Agencia Nacional de Telecomunicacoes) is Brazil's equivalent of the FCC in the United States. As such, they occasionally let slip new phones before their public announcement, and that is what has happened with the Lumia 435.

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2 years ago

Watch us play Flockers for Xbox One, a silly puzzle game full of sheep

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Every weekend, Windows Central streams an Xbox One game or two on Twitch for 1-2 hours and gives out free games to the cool people who join us during the stream. Last week, we streamed Defense Grid 2 and Funk of Titans and dished out codes to 12 lucky viewers.

Tonight, we'll be playing Flockers from Team17. Flockers is a humorous puzzle game starring hordes of hapless sheep. We want you guys there, chatting along. So we're giving out six Xbox One codes, plus several Playstation 4 and Steam codes!

Update: The stream has ended and the prizes are gone. Thanks to everyone who joined us - keep reading to see the winners and a full replay of the stream!

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2 years ago

Runtastic Pro available for free for Windows Phone users for a limited time

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2 years ago

ICYMI: January 10, 2015

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ICYMI: January 10, 2015

A lot can happen in a week. New apps join the Windows Phone Store or Windows Store. Your favorite apps can get a big update with a new look or new features. Device rumors come and go. Seven days might not seem like much, but it can be an eternity in the tech news cycle. Every week we're going to compile the biggest stories into one post, so you never fall behind – In Case You Missed It (ICYMI).

This week is especially busy with CES 2015 coming and going, so this will be a partial wrap of that plus things that may have slipped through that coverage!

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2 years ago

Microsoft reportedly testing new OneDrive file saving for Outlook.com

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2 years ago

Windows Central Podcast: Live in Las Vegas!

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Windows Central Podcast: Live in Las Vegas!

The rumors were true, the Windows Central podcast made a triumphant return at CES 2015! Or more technically, the Windows Central Podcast debuted with episode 1, or something, since we've not got together since the site rebrand.

Either way, we were in Las Vegas, we had a bunch of cool cameras and a stage, so broke out the podcast.

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2 years ago

New to Windows Phone? Here are three must have photography apps

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Windows Central Roundup: My Top Windows Phone Photography Apps

For those new to Windows Phone it will not take long to discover that there is an abundance of photography apps available in the Windows Phone Store. Some will argue that there is an overabundance of photography apps in the Store.

Luckily, most of the titles in the Windows Phone Store are capable photography apps. For those new to Windows Phone, it may be tough to figure out where to start building your photo app collection. This week's roundup highlights a small group of apps that I think any Windows Phone shutterbug should have installed on their Windows Phone. They aren't the only game in town but for me, they are at the top of the list.

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2 years ago

New Microsoft Phone Insider app may be a prelude to a Windows 10 preview for phones

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