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How to fix the Xbox One black screen of death (and it's only temporary)

How to fix the Xbox One black screen of death (and it's only temporary)

The most recent update for the Xbox One improved stability and added new functionality to Microsoft’s gaming console, but it has also had an unintended consequence: it has also made the system a bit less stable in other ways. Reports are surfacing around the web that users are experiencing what we are calling the black screen of (temporary) death. The software glitch is annoying, but if...

Michael Archambault 160
Pepper update on the way; addresses NFC bug preventing the app from running on low-end hardware

Pepper update on the way; addresses NFC bug preventing the app from running on low-end hardware

This is just a short PSA to relay news from the Pepper development team. An update for the popular live music Windows Phone app is on its way to address an NFC bug that can prevent the app from successfully starting when loaded on hardware with no NFC support (Nokia Lumia 520, etc). The fix has been submitted and should go live shortly.  Pepper was previously updated with numerous new...

Rich Edmonds
Tip: Jetpack Joyride is giving away free loot on Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8 today

Tip: Jetpack Joyride is giving away free loot on Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8 today

Here’s a good tip for you if you’re a fan of the endless runner Jetpack Joyride. On the Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 versions, just about everything in the Stash (the game’s store) is free today. Bug or giveaway? We’re not sure but it’s worth checking out. Indeed we bought just about everything we could from unlocking levels to new outfits to utilities on our Surface Pro. On Windows...

Daniel Rubino 227
New bug reportedly found in Windows Phone Store: WP8 apps

New bug reportedly found in Windows Phone Store: WP8 apps "updated" into WP7 version

The "Windows Phone Store" is a pretty big concept. Instead of being one simple market available to all users equally and indifferently, it has countless facets intended for specific user groups and regions. Depending on your OEM, carrier, geographic region, OS version, and size of RAM, the apps visible to you just won't be the same. When things get complicated in order to serve as many...

Kane Gao 40
PSA: Windows Phone users in certain regions may be experiencing date bugs in their apps - workaround identified

PSA: Windows Phone users in certain regions may be experiencing date bugs in their apps - workaround identified

Windows Phone Central's app support inbox has been flooded recently, by users complaining that news does not load correctly in the app. We've been kind of stumped on this one frankly because it's only been affecting certain users, so we've been digging. It turns out that other apps were also running into problems (WeatherFlow is one example), and as we dug further we identified that...

Jay Bennett 62
Lumia 920s suffering from brightness bug with Portico update? Here's a possible fix.

Lumia 920s suffering from brightness bug with Portico update? Here's a possible fix.

Although the majority of people who are on AT&T or Rogers who have upgraded their Lumia 920 to Windows Phone “Portico” are having no problems (in fact, quite the opposite), there is one bug that seems to affect a few people: auto-screen brightness. As detailed in our Lumia 920 forums, the problem exhibits itself when you turn on the phone in a mildly lit room and the brightness...

Daniel Rubino 136
Microsoft fixes Marketplace certificate issue for Windows Phone. App submissions are a go.

Microsoft fixes Marketplace certificate issue for Windows Phone. App submissions are a go.

Marketplace fix has been applied but it may take a day or two deploy As expected, Microsoft has begun deploying the digital certificate fix for the Marketplace that has resulted in some Windows Phone users unable to either install or update a select few apps (notably WhatsApp, NY Times and Translator). In a recent change to the Windows Phone Developer Blog, Todd Brix notes: “We fixed...

Daniel Rubino 25