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2 years ago

Mugen Power to launch 4800mAh wireless portable charger with Qi standard support

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Portable chargers are becoming more and more popular, especially with Windows Phones. Nokia is pushing forward with wireless charging and its own family of chargers that can be carried along for the ride. The Lumia 1020 also has a portable charger inside its camera grip accessory. Now Mugen Power will be unleashing a 4800mAh wireless portable charger, and it supports the Qi standard.

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2 years ago

Talk Mobile Connected Week: The best things you said!

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Having a smartphone isn't enough anymore. Our mobile devices exist in a whole ecosystem of accessories, from connected speakers to fitness monitors to thermostats, refrigerators, and cars. We've gone from standalone devices that queried the internet to cloud-connected mobile hubs that coordinate all of the devices in our lives. The smartphone has domain over everything, and now it's time for you to sound off on that!

2 years ago

Microsoft looking to invest $2.7 billion in a new Dutch data center

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2 years ago

Microsoft taking the Xbox One on tour; coming to a city near you

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Microsoft's next-generation video game console is well on its way, with the official launch date of November 22nd. Until this date comes and goes, consumers around the world will be eagerly anticipating the new console and what content will be included. To quench some of the thirst prior to launch, Microsoft will be taking the Xbox One on tour at numerous cities and events around the world.

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2 years ago

Saving one bird at a time with Way of Dodo, a casual game for your Windows Phone

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If you're looking for a casual game for your Windows Phone, take a gander at Way of Dodo.

It's a simple game where you are tasked with bouncing dodo birds back to safety. You're racing the clock to see how high of a score you can reach and the longer you last, the faster the pace of the game becomes.

There's not much to Way of Dodo but it's not a bad time waster for your Windows Phone.

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2 years ago

It’s Friday night so it’s Facebook Beta update time for Windows Phone

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2 years ago

Latest Windows 8.1 ad highlights the return of the Start Button

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The latest thirty second spot for Windows 8.1 highlights the return of the Start Button. A feature that went missing with Windows 8 and caused a bit of a stir amongst the Microsoft faithful.

The video also touches on personalization options for your Start Screen such as the Live Tiles we've all grown rather fond of and Windows ability to multi-task and move between running programs with a simple swipe.

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2 years ago

Love A State of Trance? EnTrance is the best way to experience it on Windows Phone

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There are a handful of developers in the Window Phone community who consistently push out quality apps into the ecosystem. As users, we’re thankful to see them anytime they come out. Den Delimarsky is one of those developers. We’ve all been big fans of his Digitally Imported client Beem and his SKY.FM client. It’s no secret he likes EDM, so he’s created an app dedicated to one of the best trance shows. EnTrance is his latest app for the A State of Trance podcast. Let’s check it out.

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2 years ago

Starting October 9th, you’ll be able to install apps on up to 81 devices with your Microsoft account

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2 years ago

In the SongArc beta? Watch this video to create game winning music sheets

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2 years ago

InPic updated with multiple account support and the ability to repost Instagram photos

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How many Instagram clients exist for Android and iOS? Just one, the official app. We may not have the official app on Windows Phone, but we do have a solid selection of alternatives to get the job done. It’s hard to imagine what an official app would bring at this point besides the official seal. Today one of our apps picked up an update. Let’s check out what’s new with InPic.

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2 years ago

PSA – Nokia updating HERE offline map data for Windows Phone

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Update 4:15 PM ET: Users in comments are reporting updates globally, so make sure to check yours

Late Friday afternoon here and we can pass along that Nokia has updated some offline map data for their HERE services. No, that’s not an app update but rather the map data that you hopefully have downloaded for offline usage.

We were tipped by reader Corey S. and the Windows Phone Central staff were able to confirm updates for at least Florida, Alabama, California, Connecticut, New York and Massachusetts. In other words, it looks like a lot of the US has received some form of a minor update.

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2 years ago

Untappd gets image uploading restored, allows you to once again share your brews

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It was way back in May when the official Untappd app arrived for Windows Phone 8. The popular beer social network is certainly a niche service, but one that is growing in popularity. While the app itself is a PhoneGap release, meaning it’s not natively coded for Windows Phone, it is still better than nothing.

Late last night, version 1.1 of the app finally went live in the Store and it brings along with a handful of fixes, including the ability to upload images (which was broke) and the capacity to share to Twitter and Facebook.

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2 years ago

Deal Alert: AT&T Nokia Lumia 520 drops below $80 at Fry's

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If you're in the market for a Windows Phone but don't really want to invest much or are just looking for a second device, the Nokia Lumia 520 is a very appealing option. And the latest sale price has the Lumia 520 look all the more attractive.

Listed as an AT&T GoPhone (pre-paid phone) the Lumia 520 is on sale over at Fry's for only $79.99.  This latest deal alert comes on the heels of Tiger Direct offering the Lumia 520 for $89.99 which isn't too shabby in it's own right.

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2 years ago

Microsoft asks students to imagine the limit of Surface - we learn there is none

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Earlier this week, Microsoft introduced the next generation of their Surface tablet hybrid. The Surface Pro 2 and Surface 2 were announced alongside, the Surface Music Cover, a new “blade” which allows users to easily remix music on a special touch sensitive cover. The venture has shown us that Surface has many capabilities beyond a typical keyboard and the Surface team headed to the Art Center College of Design to find out exactly how far Surface can go.

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