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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Serious about Twitter? Dominate the Twitterverse with new social game Tweepgods

Serious about Twitter? Dominate the Twitterverse with new social game Tweepgods

Rich Edmonds 3

Are you a Twitter fan? Do you love using the service so much that you could see yourself playing a social game? Liquid Daffodil, the makers behind glƏƏk! and more, has developed Tweepgods (www.liquiddaffodil.com/tweepgods), which may be of interest to you. Tweepgods is such a title that's now available on the Windows Store (and soon arriving for Windows Phone). So what's it all about?...

No rest in sight as Nokia launches Lumia 620 in Spain, Turkey and Canada

No rest in sight as Nokia launches Lumia 620 in Spain, Turkey and Canada

Daniel Rubino 33

Nokia appears keen on getting the seemingly popular and new to the crowd Lumia 620 into people’s hands. The phone has previously launched in Russia, Thailand, India (available soon), Germany (pre-order) UAE (AED 899) and China. Now we’ve learned of three more places launching the super colorful and affordable Windows Phone 8 device: Spain, Turkey and it’s even coming to Canada. First...

From the Forums: Internet Explorer 90s commercial and Microsoft's potential downfall?

From the Forums: Internet Explorer 90s commercial and Microsoft's potential downfall?

Rich Edmonds 97

Welcome to another Windows Phone Central From the Forums where we bring you the latest discussions that are happening on our community forum. If you've somehow been too busy in life to be checking the community out on a daily basis, you may find yourself being out of the loop when it comes to discussing the latest news. So what's been happening the past few days? Forum member AdalLS...

Skulls of the Shogun for Windows Phone and Windows 8 gets special launch pricing

Skulls of the Shogun for Windows Phone and Windows 8 gets special launch pricing

Paul Acevedo 54

Next week’s Xbox Windows Phone release Skulls of the Shogun is possibly Microsoft’s most ambitious game yet. Not only will it be launching on Windows Phone, but also XBLA and Windows 8/RT simultaneously. Take that, WSOP: Full House Pro! Sorry, I just ate some sour grapes. On top of the three-platform release, Skulls also supports shared campaign progress across devices thanks to cloud...

Nokia does a solid. Releases turn-by-turn Drive nav app for all Windows Phone 8 devices

Nokia does a solid. Releases turn-by-turn Drive nav app for all Windows Phone 8 devices

Daniel Rubino 195

Today, Nokia along with Microsoft have released Nokia’s famed Drive app for all Windows Phone 8 devices in the United States, Canada and the UK.  The app allows users to get full voice guided turn-by-turn navigation with 2D or 3D renderings right to their phone, including offline mapping capability. Microsoft and Nokia famously entered into a technology sharing agreement back in...

Samsung releases new Beauty Lens apps. Forgets to make it do something.

Samsung releases new Beauty Lens apps. Forgets to make it do something.

Daniel Rubino 47

Samsung has released a rare exclusive app for their scant Windows Phone 8 offerings today simply called “Beauty”. The app features Windows Phone 8 Lens support and promises to “…remove all the imperfections on your subject's face such as wrinkles, blemishes and moles”, presumably through some nifty photo manipulation algorithms. The thing is, we can’t figure out how it even works and...