Recent Articles | Windows Central

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

Recent Articles

Headlines

3 years ago

Windows Phone Central 159 - The Return!

12
12

Windows Phone Central 159 - The Return!

Holy cow, we're back! Yes folks, after some weeks of weary travel and scheduling conflicts, Jay Bennett and myself return for another 90 minute podcast on all things Windows Phone. Tune in for our thoughts on the latest apps, games, my ATIV Tablet, Itsdagram and what Nokia has been up to. Plus we take your questions!

Stream the audio above or the HD video after the break or use our app, your pick.

More →
3 years ago

Dev update: Itsdagram, the full Instagram app for Windows Phone 8, gets notifications, more

121
3 years ago

Nokia releases 3G network lock app for China Mobile's Lumia 920T

34

I guess this is more about being funny than actually useful to most of you guys. Nokia just released an interesting app for Lumia 920T users on China Mobile. The app only does one thing: to lock the phone to either 3G or 2G network.

This may raise some eyebrows, since normally one could select what kind of network he wants in the system settings of Windows Phone 7 and 8. But no, that doesn't apply to China Mobile's Lumia 920T, which stays on 3G network by default. The 2G/3G/4G switch was removed by request of the carrier, probably in order to keep as many users on its 3G network as possible.

More →
3 years ago

Nokia Lumia 620 now available in the U.S.

33

The Nokia Lumia 620 is an affordable, impressive entry level Windows Phones. We were impressed with the 3.8" device (here's our review) and it is now coming to the U.S. market.

The not-so-good news of it all is that while the Lumia 620 is making an appearance in the U.S. market, it's not with a major carrier.  The Lumia 620 is being offered by the relatively new wireless carrier Aio Wireless.  

More →
3 years ago

Sally's Salon, Spectral Souls, and Encyclopedia Britannica are the Windows Phone Red Stripe Deals of the Week

46

Earlier this week we reported that N.O.V.A. 3 would come to Xbox Windows Phone 8 on Wednesday, but that information sadly turned out to be incorrect. Check out our Monster Burner story for more details, and let’s not shoot the messenger!

So what are gamers who’ve been left waiting for a rigorous and downright manly 3D sci-fi shooter supposed to play this week? Well, besides the obvious answer of Monster Burner, your next best is the Xbox Red Stripe Deal of the Week. The new sale game is Sally’s Salon Luxury Edition from Game House! It is now on sale for 99 cents, down from $2.99. Definitely an excellent substitute for shooting aliens full of holes.

In all seriousness, if you need a more hardcore gaming experience on the cheap, you’re in luck! Spectral Souls, the console-style strategy RPG is discounted for the first time ever with a whopping seven bucks slashed off its price. The Encyclopedia Britannica app rounds out the Red Stripe Deals of the week.

More →
3 years ago

SuperPhoto Free, a hefty collection of filters, effects and more.

7

SuperPhoto Free is a photo editing app for your Windows Phone 8 or 7.x device that boasts to have hundreds of awesome effects.

Admittedly, SuperPhoto Free does have a healthy selection of filters, effects and other photo editing effects. The app's secret? None of the effects are stored on your Windows Phone. Instead, the effects are downloaded to your Windows Phone when selected.

This system not only gives you a large selection of photo editing tools but also keeps the from taking up too much storage space. Minimizing the need for on-board storage is SuperPhoto Free's strength but beyond that, the app is a little cumbersome.

More →
3 years ago

Provide your Windows Phone some juice with Nokia's new portable chargers

74
3 years ago

United Kingdom, here's your chance to win a Nokia Lumia 820 (Reminder)

911

Just a quick reminder, if you're in the United Kingdom and are interested in winning a Nokia Lumia 820, you only have a few more hours to enter the Expansys/Windows Phone Central giveaway.

We have gotten our hands on (courtesy of Expansys) a red Lumia 820, a wireless charging pillow, and a set of Bluetooth Monster headphones to give away.

All you need to do to enter is:

  1. Live in the United Kingdom
  2. be a registered WPCentral.com member, which you can do here.
  3. post in the comments below what local app you'd like to see come to the Windows Phone Store.  It could be a UK banking app, retailer app, or anything that would make life more covenant in your neck of the woods.

We'll shut things down at midnight on Thursday, May 9th and randomly draw one winner shortly there after. Again, you need to be a UK resident to qualify.  Good luck everyone!

More →
3 years ago

Rumor: Nokia to reveal "Catwalk" in London on May 14

139
139

Rumor: Nokia to reveal "Catwalk" in London on May 14

Nokia's new product announcement in London is less than a week away, and as usual, the product to be revealed just got leaked in advance. Citing unnamed insider source, Chinese tech site WPDang claims that Nokia's London event is about just one device: the previously leaked "Catwalk" aka Lumia 925 930.

Catwalk reportedly sports a shell design with a mix of polycarbonate and aluminum, as depicted in the leaked picture up above. 

More →
3 years ago

Blast tiny fools in Tiny Space, free on Windows Phone

29
3 years ago

Ascendo updates Windows Phone 8 language dictionaries, more translation tools added

7

Some time ago Ascendo released four language dictionaries for Windows Phone 8. The dictionaries cover Spanish, German, Italian and French. The developers have been hard at work improving things and recently released an update that boosts the translation tools these apps possess.

Most notably, the version 3.5.1.28 update adds an audio pronunciation of the translated word. Which can be very useful for those who struggle outside their native tongue.

More →
3 years ago

Video: Nokia Lumia 928 smacks down the Galaxy SIII in audio recording

65
3 years ago

Latest ads showcasing Windows 8 are equal parts bizarre and hilarious

90

Update: The videos are now private. If any of you managed to download them before or have mirrors...let us know. Update 2: Added a 'mirror' link next to the heading for each of the videos. We'll keep you posted. 

Microsoft has been on a roll lately with their video ads for their products. Last week we got that hilarious wedding video for Windows Phone. Last night we saw three videos showing the power of Bing over Google. Here are three more videos for Windows 8.

More →
3 years ago

Official YouTube app for Windows Phone 8 gets teeny but rapid update

63

We’ll just do this as a PSA post as there probably no new features on board, but just 24 hours after being released to the Store, the official (and new) YouTube app got an update.

Version 3.0.0.1 is now live on the marketplace, and if a 0.0.0.1 update sounds minor, we’ll, you’d probably be right. Most likely this is a quick bug fix for something that could affect a lot of users, so it’s good to see such a high profile app get its due.

More →
3 years ago

AT&T pushing out Windows Phone update for Nokia Lumia 900

61

AT&T is pushing out a Windows Phone update for the Nokia Lumia 900. We saw the Lumia 900 make the jump to Windows Phone 7.8 back in January and the latest update takes the OS version from 8858 to 8862 (2175.2307.8862.13100 to be exact).

According to NokiaCare, the update adds theme colors, lock screen improvements, fixes Live Tile issues and makes updated Nokia apps available.  This is likely similar to the update Microsoft pushed out back in March to fix the issues we experienced with the original 7.8 update.

More →
Show More Headlines

Pages