We have been announcing the end days of Windows XP for some time now, and if you are not planning on upgrading your poor sad operating system to a nice new shiny one, then we are a bit of a loss what more to say. Microsoft on the other hand, has one more trick up their sleeves; they are willing to shell out a $100 instant savings credit if you trade up your existing Windows XP machine.
With news winding down this week, I figured I would kick off a new segment on our site. The idea was brought up in our forums and it’s a simple idea that I like: What apps are on the WPCentral’s staff Start screen?
It’s an interesting question, as it gives you a peek into what apps we use the most, what apps we consider essential and overall layout/design choices. Granted, many of you have probably taken notice when I do videos of what’s on my screen, but today I figured I’d actually list out what’s there and why.
Later on, we’ll have our other site writers chime in and share their screens too, in the hopes to facilitate discussion and maybe you’ll learn about a new app! How often we do this will depend on how often we change things on our displays, so that’s up in the air. Let’s dive in!
You’ve been wanting an Xbox One since launch in November, but you’ve been holding out for a price drop or more games. You might just be buying an Xbox One today if that describes you. Titanfall, which launched earlier this month, has been pushing a lot of people to pick up an Xbox One. Ready to pick up both an Xbox One and Titanfall for just $449?
TGIF as Nokia is having a busy morning. Today, the popular Windows Phone manufacturer has released a brand new app to their Nokia Collection, in addition to pushing out no less than three app updates (four if you count Nokia Share from the 19th).
The Nokia Lumia 2520 is now available for pre-order at Carphone Warehouse. The UK retailer is offering an enticing deal: a free Power Keyboard included with the asking price. The 4G LTE Windows RT tablet is available SIM-free for £399 in red. John Lewis has had exclusivity of the Nokia tablet since late November last year.
We've been alerted to a minor update for the official Facebook app for Windows Phone. Previously, both the public live and beta versions of Facebook on Microsoft's mobile platform received updates to address a date-related bug plaguing some regions.
There is little debate on whether or not we have an ample selection of weather related apps in the Windows Phone Store. Some will argue we have too many Windows Phone weather apps, while others like the variety and options available. Regardless of your position, when the weather starts to turn south some of these apps can help you keep track of severe weather situations in your area.
As Spring quickly approaches so does the Spring severe weather season. Many parts of the U.S. will see weather events ranging from dangerous thunderstorms to deadly tornadoes. Some of us will also be facing Hurricane Season in a few months, which will present more severe weather potential. For this week’s Windows Phone Central roundup, we focus on Windows Phone weather apps that do more than just give you the current temperature and weekly forecast. We will highlight four of the top rated weather apps that have a little more meat on the bone when it comes to delivering weather information to your Windows Phone.
By Simon Sage, Friday, Mar 21, 2014 at 2:10 am EDT
While at GDC 2014, we spotted a promising platforming game coming soon to Windows Phone called Chronology. In it, players guide a genius (if slightly amnesiatic) tinkerer who has somehow unlocked the secrets of space and time with his gadgets.
By Sam Sabri, Thursday, Mar 20, 2014 at 9:09 pm EDT
Last month we told you that MLB At Bat would be coming this month. Well we have some great news for baseball fans since the app is now live in the Windows Phone Store. This updated app will get you ready for MLB’s 2014 season. Ready to watch a ton of baseball on your Windows Phone? Then it’s time to pick up AT Bat for Windows Phone.
By Sam Sabri, Thursday, Mar 20, 2014 at 8:33 pm EDT
Advertisements come in all shape and form. Ads that highlight the strengths of your products are generally the one most people like. Though companies like Microsoft, Samsung, Google and Apple are all guilty of taking the ‘attack ad’ approach. Most of the time those types of ads are a little hard to watch and come off as petty. Here’s a new one from Samsung that just induces all sorts of cringe.
Before the weekend hits everyone, there have been a handful of apps updated on the Windows Phone Store. If you've somehow missed the updates of these popular apps, fear not as we've got you covered with download links and information after the break.
All of us here at Windows Phone Central use Bing for our day-to-day searches, and we are positive that most of our readers do also. For those of you who have installed the Google Search app onto your Windows Phone or Windows 8 machine, we will try not to judge you. Despite your choice of search engine, we reached out to the community to find out what your favorite Bing features are, and presented them in our beautiful typeface below.
Earlier this week, Microsoft finally released the Surface 2 with LTE on board here in the US. Available at Best Buy and Microsoft Stores (both online and in-stores), the $679 device brings 4G LTE connectivity to you wherever, whenever.
I managed to pick one up and have been playing around with it for the last 72 hours. Seeing as a lot of people are curious about this device, including features or limitations, I figured I’d do a quick-n-dirty breakdown of the major aspects. Hopefully it will quench your thirst in case you are considering this device.
By Sam Sabri, Thursday, Mar 20, 2014 at 3:24 pm EDT
Earlier this month Microsoft teased DirectX 12. The company said they’d have info to share about the next version of DirectX at this week’s GDC gaming conference. The Microsoft press conference just took place this morning. The DirectX team announced and shared a ton of info about DirectX 12. Read on if you’re ready for gaming to get even more enjoyable on your console, PC and phone.