Microsoft Build 2014

Daniel Rubino, Mary Jo Foley, Paul Thurrott and Leo Laporte talk Build 2014 on the newest episode of Windows Weekly!

Daniel Rubino, Mary Jo Foley, Paul Thurrott and Leo Laporte talk Build 2014 on the newest episode of Windows Weekly!

Sam Sabri 95

This was a very busy week for all of us here at Windows Phone Central. We went up to San Francisco to attend Build 2014. There Microsoft officially announced Windows Phone 8.1, a new update to Windows 8.1, Windows on Devices and much more. Friday we snuck up to Petaluma, California to visit TWiT Studios for an in-studio taping of Windows Weekly 356. Daniel Rubino joined Mary Jo Foley,...

Microsoft shows off concept embedded car software that plays nice with Windows Phone

Microsoft shows off concept embedded car software that plays nice with Windows Phone

Simon Sage 130

One particularly interesting talk out of Build showcased Microsoft’s plan to bring Windows Phone into the car with a new embedded software concept. The idea here will be to project the data from the phone onto the dash display in a usable, safe format, but as you can see, a lot of the Windows visual style is retained. This is great, considering most embedded car system interfaces (...

Windows Phone 8.1’s greatly improved YouTube experience, plays under lock screen and more

Windows Phone 8.1’s greatly improved YouTube experience, plays under lock screen and more

Daniel Rubino 167

When it comes to video playback on Windows Phone, especially YouTube, things can get a little complicated. We won’t rehash the whole Google-Microsoft tiff over an official app again, but what we can share with you is some details about how Microsoft worked really hard on Windows Phone 8.1’s HTML5 video capability. We recently spoke with a Microsoft Program Manager who worked on the IE...

Nokia Lumia 930 to feature world’s first Dolby Digital Plus audio recording in a phone

Nokia Lumia 930 to feature world’s first Dolby Digital Plus audio recording in a phone

Daniel Rubino 197

Yesterday, Nokia announced the Nokia Lumia 930, a new flagship device running Windows Phone 8.1. That phone is due for release in the coming weeks and for all intents and purposes, it’s the same hardware as the Nokia Lumia Icon for Verizon. There are two differences though: color options, which is obvious and something more subtle: Dolby Digital Plus audio recording. According to Nokia...

Ask Nokia’s Chris Weber any question you want on Twitter using the hashtag #AskNokia

Ask Nokia’s Chris Weber any question you want on Twitter using the hashtag #AskNokia

Sam Sabri 65

Today’s a very busy day for Windows Phone users and developers all over the world. A host of exciting new features in Windows Phone 8.1 have been announced today by Microsoft at Build 2014. Nokia also announced two new phones – the Lumia 630/635 and the Lumia 930. Chris Weber, Nokia’s executive vice president of global sales and marketing, is going on Twitter to answer your questions....