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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Unofficial Nest app for Windows Phone looks to bring control over your thermostats, now free

Unofficial Nest app for Windows Phone looks to bring control over your thermostats, now free

Daniel Rubino 38

Nest (www.nest.com) makes the popular ‘connected’ smart-thermostat that allows users to control the weather inside their homes remotely. It’s quickly becoming the poster child for the wired future, where all our appliances ‘talk’ to our phones. Recently, Google acquired the connected technologies company for $3.2 billion. Although much has been made of the deal, what concerns Windows...

Grab the winners of Nokia's 'Create Master' contest for your Windows Phone and make it great

Grab the winners of Nokia's 'Create Master' contest for your Windows Phone and make it great

Rich Edmonds 11

Nokia kicked off its global Create contest late last year and we've covered new missions kicking off as the program ran its course. Developers were invited to develop apps for a number of categories, ranging from image and photography all the way to work life. Nokia has now announced the grand winner of the Create contest, as well as winning apps for each category. Pass the break to...

App update roundup: Nokia Camera Beta gets Amber support, Readit and Evernote receive new features

App update roundup: Nokia Camera Beta gets Amber support, Readit and Evernote receive new features

Rich Edmonds 27

It's another day, another batch of app updates for Windows Phone. In case you've somehow missed the store notifications or they haven't quite reached your smartphone yet, we've got you covered. Today we'll be looking at Readit, Nokia Camera Beta and Evernote. Head on past the break for all the details on what's new. Readit 1.4.1.0 ​The popular unofficial Reddit client for Windows...

Nokia releases Adobe Lightroom color profiles for Lumia 1520, 1020 raw photography

Nokia releases Adobe Lightroom color profiles for Lumia 1520, 1020 raw photography

Rich Edmonds 17

Nokia has released DNG colour profiles for Adobe Lightroom to make your photography workload easier to handle. Whether you're simply an enthusiast or a professional photographer and own a Lumia 1520 or Lumia 1020, there's a good chance you're shooting in raw DNG format (with the Lumia Black update, of course). While this format provides you the means to edit photos after capturing them...

Skype wants to give you and a friend a Toshiba Encore Windows 8 tablet - here is how to enter (Eligible Worldwide)

Skype wants to give you and a friend a Toshiba Encore Windows 8 tablet - here is how to enter (Eligible Worldwide)

Michael Archambault 42

If you want a chance to score one of Toshiba’s Encore tablets than you must act fast. A contest is being held on Twitter known as “Get a Smile, Share a Smile”, and if you want to take part in the action then check out the contest instructions below. Be sure to do so now, as the contest closes at midnight PST tomorrow! Skype took to the streets with their Smile Station and decided to...

Check This Out: Hangman Pro for Windows 8 - bring a classic game to your device

Check This Out: Hangman Pro for Windows 8 - bring a classic game to your device

Michael Archambault 13

The word game of Hangman is one that had arisen during Victorian Times and is still played to this very day. A simple, yet addicting, game that started with paper and pencil has made it to Windows 8 in a well-designed application by Random Salad Games – Hangman Pro. Despite the add-on of the word “Pro” to the end of the game’s title, there is in fact no light version or paid version of...

Firmware updates available for original Surface Pro - fixes Touch and Type Cover issues

Firmware updates available for original Surface Pro - fixes Touch and Type Cover issues

Michael Archambault 41

If you are the proud (or disappointed) owner of a first generation Microsoft Surface Pro, then you might want to check Windows Update for a new firmware updates that are available today. The new updates for the Surface Pro improve compatibility with the second generation Type and Touch Covers. The new firmware updates, numbered 1.0.279.0 and 1.0.280.0, fix issues in which the newer...

Bing Translator for Windows Phone gets 'better quality and responsiveness of translations '

Bing Translator for Windows Phone gets 'better quality and responsiveness of translations '

Daniel Rubino 68

Today, Microsoft has updated their Bing Translator apps for Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8, bringing new features and refined functionality to the popular – and well designed – language deciphering programs. By allowing users to “live” translate various language to their own native tongue, Bing Translator is an invaluable tool for those finding themselves in a foreign land. Last updated...

Nokia working with Continental to intensify collaboration on future automobile developments

Nokia working with Continental to intensify collaboration on future automobile developments

Rich Edmonds 28

Nokia today announced joint development with Continental for next generation Electronic Horizon, Automated Driving and new Intelligent Transportation Systems based on high precision map technology. Unveiling the intensification of said collaboration at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, the two companies will look to "bring the Connected Car to life." The two teams...