Pre Order: Oculus Rift
Order Today: Lumia 950 XL | Surface Book | Surface Pro 4 | Band 2

Recent Articles

Headlines

2 years ago

NumberTap now available for Windows 8, sports synchronicity with Windows Phone

1

NumberTap is a popular game available for Windows Phone. The team behind the title has now released a version for Windows 8, which is now available for download from the Windows Store. The Windows Phone game, which has been listed on Microsoft's mobile platform since 2011, has been updated since released and is highly rated on the store.

More →
0
0
0
0
2 years ago

WhatsApp for Windows Phone gets major new update, loads of new features

266

Now that Kik is on the sidelines for Windows Phone, WhatsApp has become our default international messaging app on Windows Phone. Luckily for us the WhatsApp team is busy updating and adding new functions to the app, evidently back on their 30-day schedule.

Version 2.9.2 is now live in the Store and it’s the one update you’ve been waiting for, as it really brings this app into its own.

More →
4
0
0
0
2 years ago

Windows Phone Central 156 - Mobile World Congress Warmup

8


The Windows Phone Central Podcast is back! Join Daniel and Jay as we talk about the upcoming Mobile World Congress (and what we expect), some Nokia news, new games and apps this week and as always, we take your questions.

Listen in above or watch the HD video below, your choice! Show length: 90 minutes.

More →
2
0
0
0
2 years ago

The 'Spring into TEGRA' Contest: Win a Tegra-powered Windows 8 RT Tablet!

23
2 years ago

Microsoft unveils $60,000 in prizes for the Windows Phone Next App Star challenge

9

Microsoft has added more prizes to its "Windows Phone Next App Star Competition", which will bring the total prize package to over $60,000 for the 64 apps that will be shortlisted. We previously touched on the competition when it was announced, highlighting the first prize - your app featured in a prime-time TV commercial in the US.

More →
1
0
0
0
2 years ago

Sony's Playstation 4 announcement and what it means for Microsoft and Xbox

188

Here at Windows Phone Central, we are focused on Windows Phone and other Microsoft platforms. We also like to keep our eyes on the competition, such as the upcoming HTC One Android smartphone. To that extent, the Xbox 360 and its successor will have a new competing videogame console later this year in the form of the Playstation 4. Last night, Sony officially announced the console, which is due for a holiday 2013 release.

Read on for our impressions of the Playstation 4 and how it will affect Microsoft's next Xbox console!

More →
1
0
0
0
2 years ago

Photo Shader receives a few edits as it moves to Windows Phone 8

4

Photo Shader has been around for some time now and Windows Phone 8 version was recently released over in the Store. Along with making a jump to Windows Phone 8, Photo Shader also received a few new features such as Live Tile support, pinch to zoom, a few more effects filters and a few design changes.  

Photo Shader wasn't a shabby photo editor to begin with and the updates keeps things nicely in focus.

More →
0
0
0
0
2 years ago

Yorkdale shopping mall releases Windows Phone companion app

12

The Yorkdale shopping mall in Toronto, Canada has released an app for Windows Phone. It's a must-have for all shoppers who are making their way to the stores to help get through parking (or taking advantage of the valet service), locating favourite shops and finding places to grab that much needed bite to eat between spending all hard-earned cash.

More →
0
0
0
0
2 years ago

Microsoft releases Windows and Windows Phone Player Framework update

48

The Microsoft Media Platform team has released version 1.1 of the Player Framework for Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8. The release includes a number of improvements, and is targeting developers who are building media apps (much like the Vimeo app - pictured above). The framework supports Silverlight, HTML5, Xbox, as well as Windows 8 and Windows Phone apps.

More →
0
0
0
0
2 years ago

Verizon details additional HTC 8X firmware update, adds messaging improvements

58

Good news for those on Verizon who have anxiously awaited that ‘Portico’ OS update as not only do you get those new features, but evidently Big Red has given you some many unique fixes too.

The new features and improvements come with the radio/firmware portion of the update, which is an additional layer that brings some carrier-side requested fixes. 

More →
1
0
0
0
2 years ago

Snore? Talk in your Sleep? Find out with Sleep Recorder

33

Ever wonder if you snore? If you talk in your sleep? Does your wife/husband swear they don't snore? Sleep Recorder is an interesting Windows Phone app that records audio while you sleep and could help you answer those questions.

As well as recording your sleep cycles, Sleep Recorder also maps out where you've spent the night and uploads recordings to the cloud where they can be shared with others. Sleep Recorder is a unique app for your Windows Phone that can not only solve sleep related curiosities but also help identify sleep issues.

More →
2
0
0
0
2 years ago

Huawei Ascend W1 stops by the FCC, coming soon to Net10

21

Early last month, at CES 2013, we gave you a hands on look at the Huawei Ascend W1. An entry level phone that we expect to do well in emerging markets. At the time we told you that the device should be available here in the US during Q2 on either regional carriers or some MVNOs. Turns out this little device powered by Windows Phone 8 will coming soon to TracFone Wireless, under the Net10 brand of service.

More →
0
0
0
0
2 years ago

Windows Phone Portico update rolling out in new wave, including Verizon’s HTC 8X

160

Looks like another wave of Windows Phone Portico (build 10211) OS updates have begun rolling out as we’re getting flooded with tips from various regions.

So far we’ve heard the Lumia 920 in Russia (via WP7Forum.ru) and New Zealand are both getting the over the air OS update as we speak. In addition, Verizon users who have the HTC 8X can finally rejoice as that phone is also getting the feature packed OS update, according to reports.

More →
1
0
0
0
2 years ago

Nokia Music does the Harlem Shake as we shake our head

58

Unless you’ve been backpacking in Patagonia the past two weeks, you’ve probably seen a ‘Harlem Shake’ video or two (or three or four or five). But, when does a meme jump the shark? Probably once you get the people at the Today Show to absolutely murder the meme. That doesn’t seem to have stopped the UK folks at Nokia Music from doing their own version of the hip thrusting craze.

More →
1
0
0
0
2 years ago

Samsung bumps their Now news and weather app but changes remain a mystery

19

Samsung is back at work updating their core apps, which is good news for the handful of you ATIV owners out there. 

Samsung’s Now app is actually not a half bad “all in one” spot for your local weather, news, stocks and even social information. It’s laid out nicely, has a double wide main tile and is surprisingly zippy (even though the load screen doesn’t match the ATIV’s resolution).

More →
0
0
0
0
Show More Headlines

Pages