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2 years ago

The WPCentral app for Windows 8.1 picks up custom theme colors and more in the latest update


After a recent fix for our Windows Phone app, our developer extraordinaire Jay Bennett has turned his attention back to our Windows 8.1 Modern app. Today, a new update is now available and not only do we have the full changelog, we are proud to note it is more than 'bug fixes and general improvements.'

Without a doubt, one of the most requested features is finally here: the ability to set the default accent color of the app by the user. Therefore, instead of our banner magenta color, much like our Windows Phone app, you can now choose which accent color works for you. Another big feature is Mobile Nations Passport support for logins, but there is even more...

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2 years ago

Microsoft pushing out Lumia Cyan update for more Windows Phone 8.1 Preview for Developer users

2 years ago

Microsoft now rolling out Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1 for Lumia 930


Microsoft has announced that it is rolling out a new software update for the Lumia 930 smartphone, bringing the firmware version number up to 14353 (from 14252) and the OS is now 14157, which is the same as the current Preview for Developers.

For those who may recall, OS 14157 is the Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1, meaning users do not need to be enrolled in the Preview program. Besides the HTC One for Windows on Verizon, this is the first official, non-preview phone to get Update 1.

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2 years ago

The iconic Taj Mahal Palace Hotel lights up in green as Xbox One launches in India


In a grand event at the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel in Mumbai today, Microsoft officially launched Xbox One in India, and delivered the first console to its owner.

Xbox One offers a huge exclusive games lineup including Forza Horizon 2, Forza Motorsport 5, Dead Rising 3, and Ryse: Son of Rome. In addition, popular third-party blockbusters will be available on Xbox One with early exclusivity for downloadable content in Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, FIFA 14, Battlefield 4, and more.

Chakrapani Gollapali, Country General Manager, Consumer Channels Group also reiterated the company's commitment to provide localized content and announced three new apps on the platform – Bigflix, Gaana, and Hungama providing a wide genre of Indian movie and music content.

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2 years ago

Riptide GP2 coming to Windows Phone next week, Beach Buggy Racing in October

2 years ago

New USB Type-C connector and cable can also offer DisplayPort support

2 years ago

Microsoft's newest Lumia 930 promo video joins the Internet cat craze

2 years ago

Xbox One's Sunset Overdrive live action trailer may be one of the best ever made

2 years ago

Send Anywhere jumps from iOS and Android to Windows Phone for unlimited file sharing


In 2014, the ability to share files with other smartphone users, regardless of platform, is one of the top features that users want available to them. Sure, there is email and SMS as the old standbys, but increasingly people want direct ways to offer a song, photo, video, or documents.

Send Anywhere ( launched in early 2013 on iOS and Android, and now a port of the app by the company is available on Windows Phone. The free service works by uploading to a server the intended file, generating a numeric code, which you then give to the recipient. Using the same app, the receiver enters the unique code and retrieves the file to download to their device.

Send Anywhere for Windows Phone is not a pretty port, but it works. Graphics overlap on the right edges, and the stodgy UI looks extremely basic. However, putting aside aesthetic concerns, the app does what it is intended to do, send those files.

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2 years ago

Students in the US now have an easier way to access a free version of Office 365

2 years ago

Announcing the Windows Central Developer Program to promote Windows and Windows Phone apps

2 years ago

Deal of the Day: Ventev Anti-Glare Screen Protectors for HTC One M8 Windows

Today Only: Buy the Ventev Anti-Glare Screen Protectors for HTC One M8 Windows for just $4.95 and save 50%

Shield your HTC One (M8) Windows's display from annoying fingerprints and scratches while preventing glare at the same time with these precision cut protectors from Ventev! Including two per package, these custom protectors are simple to apply and leave absolutely no sticky residue when removed.

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2 years ago

Pop! Food Factory review – a sweet free game for Windows Phone and Windows 8


Earlier in the summer, we compiled a two-part list of freshly-released indie games for Windows Phone. Microsoft had helped a number of independent developers create a fine batch of games. One of those games, Pop! Food Factory from Blacksmith Software, suffered from performance issues though. I liked the core game but felt it needed more time in the oven.

A few months later, Blacksmith has updated Pop! on both Windows Phone and Windows 8 and RT. With the technical issues mostly smoothed out and a few visual and UI improvements, Pop! has become a much better game. It's free and the Windows Phone version runs on 512 MB devices, so everybody can give this Pop a taste. Read on for our full review and fresh game play video.

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2 years ago

Gravity Badgers, a physics-based space adventure


Gravity Badgers is a physics-based arcade game that has you guiding a team of space badgers across 140 challenging levels of game play.

The story line has Captain T. Bayback traveling to the deadly depths of space to save his friends and family from the threat of the deadly Evil Honey Badgers. You duck and dodge asteroids and planet to eventually face pesky game bosses.

Available for low-memory devices, Gravity Badgers menus take a little getting used to but the game comes across as fun Windows Phone title to pass the time with.

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2 years ago

Lumia 830 and Lumia 735 now available for pre-order in the UK for October release

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