Recent Articles | Windows Central

Pre-order: Surface Laptop | NEW Surface Pro

Recent Articles

Headlines

2 years ago

Microsoft offers Xbox One with Madden NFL 15 for $399.99

42
2 years ago

Boss Alert! Last chance to save 20% on Windows Phone accessories!

Listen up, everyone. The boss is returning tomorrow, which means this is your last opportunity to make a sweep through the WPCentral Store and save 20% on everything there, including cases for your Lumia 1520, high quality screen protectors for your Lumia 1020 or even a couple extra chargers and cables to keep around the house.

The Boss is Away Sale officially ends midnight tonight, so get your orders in and don't forget to apply coupon code: BOSS14 upon checkout for that instant 20% discount.

More →
2 years ago

Destiny Ghost Edition sold out but priced well above normal on eBay

41
2 years ago

Platformer game Hyper Cell launches on Windows Phone first, iOS and Android soon

76

This doesn't happen often, so it gets us excited when a new game releases on Windows Phone first, and then moves to iPhone and Android. It's usually the other way around. That's the case with Hyper Cell, a minimalist survival platformer. If you're Interested in lasers and electronic music, then you're going to enjoy this game.

Hyper Cell comes with a little warning. The about page says, "Some players may be sensitive to the effects, so please play with caution." Still curious? Head past the break to watch our gameplay video on the Nokia Lumia 930.

More →
2 years ago

Need help with Update 1 for Windows Phone 8.1? There's a forum for that

This morning, Update 1 Preview for Windows Phone 8.1 is going out to users who are in the program. As usual, there are questions and problems that a few users are experiencing, so why not hop into our forums for some answers?

Indeed, the best way to get help at WPCentral is not to ask away in comments, especially if it is not on topic. Instead, there are thousands of users just like you talking and posting away in our forums, just waiting for you to participate.

More →
2 years ago

Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1 SDK and Emulators now available for developers

67

Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1 is now rolling out to those enrolled in the Preview for Developers program. Enthusiasts and developers can try out the latest version of Microsoft's mobile operating system by participating in the program. This update introduces new features, like Live Folders on the Start Screen, and also introduces support for new device resolutions. Developers will want to grab the new Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1 SDK and emulators to test against those resolutions.

More →
2 years ago

Smartwatch API support for Windows Phone 8.1 found in GDR1 update

98

For a few months now, you may have heard us mention that smartwatches and smart accessories were on the horizon for Windows Phone, especially towards August and September. The FitBit app announced last week is the first in that volley, and more are coming later this month.

Developer Jeremy Sinclair has now gone through the Update 1 for Windows Phone 8.1 that is rolling out today for Preview users and documented all the new APIs available. It is quite telling, as many of these APIs are to handle background and telephony tasks for those connected devices.

More →
2 years ago

Viber for Windows Phone gets new version [Update: app pulled from store]

82

Update Just after the Viber app was updated, it was apparently pulled entirely from the Windows Phone Store. We have contacted Microsoft and Viber to find out what is going on with the Windows Phone version.

Original story The popular Viber messaging app for Windows Phone just received a new update today in the Windows Phone Store that offers some new features, additions and improvements, including a new Hold & Talk feature for instant voice messages.

More →
2 years ago

HTC 8X and 8S owners report not getting Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1

320
2 years ago

Official Facebook app for Windows Phone updated with recent beta features

137
2 years ago

Deal of the Day: Amzer Pudding TPU Case for Nokia Lumia 1520

2 years ago

White Xbox One listed, and then delisted, on French retail website [Update]

43

Update Polygon is reporting that Microsoft has confirmed a white Xbox One console with Sunset Overdrive will indeed be sold, but there's no word on pricing or availability yet.

Original story A white version of Microsoft's Xbox One console, which was previous available just for members of the company's Xbox development team, may be heading to retail stores, according to a pre-order listing on a French site that was quickly pulled.

More →
2 years ago

Fail Hard, a Windows Phone game for the stuntman in all of us

24

Fail Hard is an arcade styled game for your Windows Phone that has you assuming the role of a backyard stuntman who must conquer a wide range of obstacle courses.

The game has nine stages or environments that are filled with multiple levels of action. As you play the game, you will earn coins that can be used to upgrade existing gear or used to buy new equipment. Just be warned, you will crash and burn often with Fail Hard - much in the spirit of Fail Army, a favorite channel with the staff that highlights epic fails.

A universal game, available for Windows 8 and all Windows Phone 8, Fail Hard is a fun, nicely animated, challenging Windows Phone game that is a great option to consider when you need to kill some time.

More →
2 years ago

CEF Photos, a photo history of Canada and the Great War

15

CEF Photos is a Windows Phone reference app that delivers over 1,100 photos of the Canadian Expeditionary Force during World War I. While Great Britain and the United States often took center stage, 620,000 men and women of the CEF served during the First World War. The mostly volunteer force participated in several major battles across the European theatre and carried a strong reputation as being an effective military formation.

CEF Photos may not appeal to everyone but with the First World War passing its 100-year anniversary, the app may present a different perspective on things to history buffs.

More →
2 years ago

Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1 rolling out to Developer Preview users

1640
Show More Headlines

Pages