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2 years ago

Microsoft and Samsung reach settlement over royalties dispute

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2 years ago

Microsoft updates Photos app for Windows 10 Preview with requested changes

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Microsoft has quietly pushed out an update for their new Photos app on Windows 10 Technical Preview. The update actually went out on Friday, meaning most of you likely already have it installed. The difference is now the app's improvements have been detailed via the Insider Hub app, which keeps users updated on OS happenings.

Version 15.130.1615.0 of Photos should either be already on your system or the update ready in the Store (beta). As to what's new, Microsoft has given some detail.

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2 years ago

Telegram Messenger Beta update brings file sharing improvements, temporary notification muting

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2 years ago

Unlocked Lumia 830 update hitting more European phones with Lumia Camera 5 support in tow

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For owners of the international, unlocked Lumia 830 – that's the RM_984 – in some European countries there's a happy surprise pushing out this evening, as the necessary software update to enable Lumia Camera 5 is here. The OS version should read 8.10.14226.359, and when you reboot after installing you should see an app update waiting in the Store for you. And that would be Lumia Camera 5.

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2 years ago

Qualcomm confirms it will pay $975 million to settle antitrust dispute with China

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2 years ago

Clear My Band and Find My Band are two must-have apps for Microsoft Band owners

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2 years ago

Band Sensor Monitor grabs new UI, real-time and history charts in latest update

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If you use the Microsoft Band, then you will want to grab the latest update to Band Sensor Monitor. The popular app lets you stream real-time data from their Band, including skin temperature, heart rate and more right to their Windows Phone.

Today's update brings a brand new UI that exactly matches the design of the Microsoft Health app. Indeed, it is almost eerie to launch the app as it looks like a natural extension by Microsoft. Even the menus are fully functional.

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2 years ago

Italian bank UBI outs pair of new Windows Phone apps

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2 years ago

Spider-Man Unlimited updated - just not the Windows Phone version

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We have heard rumors over the weekend that Gameloft was dropping support for the Windows Phone game Spider-Man Unlimited. Updates have been pushed out for the iOS and Android versions but, to date, nothing has been seen for the Windows Phone version.

Searching the various Gameloft social networks did not help bring anything into focus and our first thought was the delay could simply be an issue with the Windows Phone Store certification. Instead of jumping the gun, we reached out to Gameloft to see if they could shed any light on things.

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2 years ago

Office 2016 Consumer Technical Preview opens up to everyone

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2 years ago

Bing Rewards members can now get two free years of 100GB OneDrive cloud storage

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2 years ago

Microsoft inviting us to 'come along for the ride' at Mobile World Congress

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Mobile World Congress is fast approaching and Microsoft has today invited members of the press to "come along for the ride" at its Barcelona event. It's all going down at 8.30am CET on March 2 which means an early start for us, and an even earlier start for anyone following along in North America. And of course, Windows Central will be in Spain throughout the event to bring it all to you as it happens.

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2 years ago

Microsoft hints that Windows 10 for phone may come this week along with new demo video

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Exactly two weeks ago, Microsoft's Joe Belfiore took to Twitter to announce that a video showing features of Windows 10 for phone is forthcoming in one to two weeks. Currently, Microsoft's videos on Windows 10 have been focused on the desktop and tablet form factors, with phone only getting a sneak peek during their Redmond event. In fact, media were unable to video any hands-on with Windows 10 phones, only photos.

Now, Microsoft's Gabriel Aul, who is heading the Windows Insider program, has responded on Twitter that the Windows Phone video is due this week. Even better, when responding to some criticism about the release of the Technical Preview for phones, Aul responded with a more imminent release.

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2 years ago

Official Air France app looks fly on Windows Phone 8.1

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While it's not an app that you will be using every day or even every month, the new Air France application for Windows Phone is pretty slick. The latest update available for their official app has been optimized for Windows Phone 8.1. The Air France app lets you purchase tickets, check-in, change your reservations, view your flight status, and log in to your Flying Blue account. Want to see it in action? Check out our hands-on video with the Lumia 1520.

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2 years ago

Microsoft has new plans to expand Windows Phone device sales in Africa

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