Daniel Rubino

Daniel Rubino is executive editor of Windows Central. He has been covering Microsoft since 2009 back when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, Surface, HoloLens, Xbox, and future computing visions. Follow him on Twitter: @daniel_rubino.

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Report: Lenovo’s first Windows Phone 8.1 device could be out by ‘early summer’

Report: Lenovo’s first Windows Phone 8.1 device could be out by ‘early summer’

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File this under someone else’s rumor, namely WP7Fourm.ru, but we like the guys over there, and they’ve generally had things right in the past. According to a ‘trusted source’, the first Lenovo Windows Phone could be finished as early as April, with an early summer time-frame for an actual release. Microsoft only announced on Sunday that Lenovo – along with LG, Foxconn and others –...

Nokia Lumia 630’s specs revealed, running Windows Phone 8.1 and expected for mid-April in China

Nokia Lumia 630’s specs revealed, running Windows Phone 8.1 and expected for mid-April in China

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The Nokia Lumia 630 (aka ‘Moneypenny’) is expected to be the follow up to the Lumia 620, but with some beefier specs. The reason? It will be one of the first Windows Phone 8.1 devices, so it will be getting a lot of attention. Information about the device has now come forwarded from Nuoji it, a user on Baidu who leaked the information yesterday. In addition, a new, lower resolution...

IE11 in Windows Phone 8.1 to have InPrivate Browsing, better tab management and more

IE11 in Windows Phone 8.1 to have InPrivate Browsing, better tab management and more

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Recently we covered UnleashThePhones taking a good look at Internet Explorer 11 in the Windows Phone 8.1 SDK. The publication has now added more details, including InPrivate Browsing and the ability to have more than six tabs open at any given time. Pass the break for more information. The InPrivate Browser feature will allow users to surf the Internet without having data stored on...

Watch every March Madness game live on Windows Phone and Windows 8, official apps coming soon

Watch every March Madness game live on Windows Phone and Windows 8, official apps coming soon

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Big college hoops fan? Then you’re going to be pretty stoked that March Madness is right around the corner. Since you’re reading this on Windows Phone Central you’ll be even more stoked to know that an official NCAA March Madness Live app is coming to Windows Phone and Windows 8. Let’s make it rain. This year the NCAA is doing something a little different. All 67 games during the NCAA...

WhatsApp bringing ‘last seen’ control and background gallery to Windows Phone; here’s what they look like

WhatsApp bringing ‘last seen’ control and background gallery to Windows Phone; here’s what they look like

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Although the public version of WhatsApp has not received a new update since early January, the WhatsApp team is churning out new beta features, ensuring a massive update is on the horizon. Today, version 380 of the private beta landed and it brings with it, once again, some fantastic new features. A member of the beta program has given us the following screenshots, though we’ve been...

Meru Cabs: The largest radio cab service in India releases official app for Windows Phone 8

Meru Cabs: The largest radio cab service in India releases official app for Windows Phone 8

Mark Guim 18

Meru, the largest radio cab service in India, has just released their official app on Windows Phone 8. The company operates around 7,000 cabs in six key cities of India: Mumbai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Jaipur, and Ahmedabad. Meru serves more than 1.8 million passengers, so it’s great news that their official app is now available for Windows Phone users. You can choose the...

Bridge Constructor makes its way to Windows Phone 8 after over a year on iOS and Android

Bridge Constructor makes its way to Windows Phone 8 after over a year on iOS and Android

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Want to play a game that requires more thinking instead of furiously tapping on the screen? Well, check out Bridge Constructor for Windows Phone 8. Become a master bridge builder as you go through 40 different levels. You pass each level when cars or trucks can go across. There are different materials available for you to create bridges, but can you stay within the budget? Head past...

Microsoft Dynamics Convergence 2014 starts soon, make sure you have the official apps!

Microsoft Dynamics Convergence 2014 starts soon, make sure you have the official apps!

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We don’t delve too often into the Microsoft’s business community, mostly because of all the TPS reports we have to file, but it’s worth mentioning from time to time. Case in point, next week in Atlanta is the Microsoft Dynamics Convergence 2014 conference. Kirill Tatarinov, Microsoft Business Solutions Division executive vice president, will be the opening keynote speaker March 4. The...