Recent Articles | Windows Central

Order Today: Xbox One S | Lumia 950 XL | Surface Book | Surface Pro 4 | Band 2

Recent Articles

Headlines

2 years ago

Disney releases two new Windows Phone 8 games, Lost Light and JellyCar 3

20

Disney seems to be on a roll lately releasing several Windows Phone 8 games over the past week. We've seen Maleficent Free Fall and Disney Solitaire already hit Store shelves and today we are seeing the Disney gaming titles Lost Light and JellyCar 3 arrive in the Windows Phone Store.

JellyCar 3 and Lost Light have been available for a while over on iOS and Android platforms and it is nice to see Disney giving the Windows Phone platform more attention. Both games look interesting and if you prefer your gaming from a larger screen, both have Windows 8 versions available as well.

More →
2 years ago

Order out for dinner with the new Foodpanda app for Windows Phone

17

Foodpanda (www.foodpanda.com) is a global online food delivery marketplace, headquartered in Berlin, Germany, with operations in over 40 countries across four continents. First launched in Singapore in March 2012, Foodpanda allows users to select from a list of local restaurants, and place order for your preferred meal.

Foodpanda processes and sends orders directly to partner restaurants. Customers order food by browsing menus of local restaurants before entering an address and proceeding to the checkout. Restaurants receive these orders and then deliver to customers.

More →
2 years ago

Microsoft 'Snaps' lets you see the company and its people like never before

16

Some could argue that Microsoft previously has had a cold, austere identity. If someone mentioned the brand mid conversation, many viewed them as a boring company with products which focus on productivity-over-design and following trends, not creating them. This was in contrast to the likes of Apple, which has been (and continues to be) seen as a more trendy and connected brand.

Microsoft has dramatically changed its image over the last few years and now we're looking at 'Microsoft Stories: Snaps' to help consumers see the company in a different light.

More →
2 years ago

Microsoft dives into the Office for iPad design process

54

Microsoft has provided a look behind the scenes on how they developed Office for iPad and highlighted an impressive 27 million download milestone. They made plenty of smart moves, such as designing for the iPad, rather than simply porting a desktop version to a tablet. The devs considered core usage scenarios, like making last-minute changes on a presentation, or powering through a draft to meet a deadline. Subtle touches like a lightweight but customizable menu ribbon, and tweaking the standard iOS 7 design principles with their own spin helped make Office the app it is.

More →
2 years ago

Cortana begins to receive China-specific features for Windows Phone 8.1

101

Windows Phone 8.1 is technically out now with the Lumia 630 slowly hitting markets, but its personal assistant Cortana is on a longer release schedule. According to a new report, Microsoft is evidently hard at work to regionalize the service, making it more useful for those outside of the US. LiveSide is reporting that Cortana – enabled through a region hack on Windows Phone 8.1 devices – has some unique offerings for those in China.

Users who have a Windows Phone 8.1 device (or the Preview for Developers) don’t need to do anything besides to the region hack to enable Cortana in China.

More →
2 years ago

Firemonkeys says there will be no further updates for The Sims FreePlay on Windows Phone 8

76
2 years ago

Microsoft working with WhatsApp for notification fix on Windows Phone 8

186

Microsoft’s Joe Belfiore took the Twitters this morning, which can only mean an announcement or an attempt to calm the throngs of Windows Phone users. Today, it’s the latter as he briefly addressed the ongoing WhatsApp issue with it being removed from the Store recently.

Although brief, Belfiore reassured users that Microsoft is working with WhatsApp to fix an apparently serious notification bug for Windows Phone 8 users with Update 3.

More →
2 years ago

Folders arrives in beta form to better manage your Windows Phone files

92

Folders is a new third-party Windows Phone app currently in beta. It's rather special and worth noting because it's a file manager for the platform (Windows Phone 8.1), and a very good one at that. There are already some decent file manager apps on the Windows Phone Store, but Folders sports a clean and beautiful user interface that fits in well with design guidelines from Microsoft.

More →
2 years ago

Best Buy starts Surface Pro 3 preorders, offers exclusive blue Type Cover

96
2 years ago

Microsoft gives developers something to watch with official Channel 9 app for Windows Phone

48

If you’re a Windows Phone user, probably one of the cooler things you’re noticing these days are apps labeled as ‘Made for Windows Phones and Windows PCs. Is there anything more satisfying than having the same experience on your phone and PC? Today, Microsoft added another notch with the release of their Channel 9 app for Windows Phone. The app had been on Windows 8 for a while but now Phone users can get in on the action.

More →
2 years ago

Deal of the Day: BodyGuardz HD Anti-Glare ScreenGuardz for Nokia Lumia 820

For today only, purchase the BodyGuardz HD Anti-Glare ScreenGuardz for Nokia Lumia 820 and get 50% off the list price!

These ScreenGuardz are custom designed to protect your Nokia Lumia 820's display while reducing annoying glare at the same time. They're made of an ultra-slim polymer and guard against abrasive objects and debris such as keys and dirt. Includes two per package.

More →
2 years ago

Save 20% through May 28 for Memorial Day Weekend at the WPCentral Store!

2

Memorial Day Weekend is upon us here in the U.S., and it's time to remember and celebrate.

It's also the unofficial start of summer. And to celebrate after a long, long winter, we're kicking things in high-gear for a few days. You'll want to stock up on some toys for all your Windows Phone devices — and save 20% on ALL cases and accessories at the Windows Phone Central Store during our Memorial Day Sale (now through May 28).

To take advantage of the savings, all you need to do is enter in coupon code MEM14 during the checkout process. FREE shipping is available on all orders over $50 (domestic U.S./Canada), and you have lots of payment methods beyond standard credit card including Amazon payments, Paypal and Bitcoin!

More →
2 years ago

Nokia Lumia 630 now available on contract from Carphone Warehouse

22

The Nokia Lumia 630 is now available for purchase at The Carphone Warehouse, seven days prior to when the Windows Phone is set to be released on the UK shores. The retailer has seemingly jumped the gun alongside Unlocked Mobiles. If you're interested in the new affordable Windows Phone from Nokia/Microsoft, be prepared to part with funds on a monthly basis as Carphone Warehouse only has contracted units available.

More →
2 years ago

Music startup 22tracks works with Microsoft to redesign its web experience for touch

21

Microsoft has teamed up with startup 22tracks, which focuses on helping consumers discover new music through curated playlists, to redesign its experience with touch in mind. If you're not familiar with 22tracks, the genre-based music collections are by multiple experts from different parts of the world. The two parties have come together to build a new HTML5 interface with numerous features.

More →
2 years ago

EE in the UK to roll out reduced EU roaming charges from July 1st

17
Show More Headlines

Pages