Don Mattrick: Of Submarines and Offline Play Jun12

Don Mattrick: Of Sub...

If you haven’t heard yet, the head of Microsoft’s Interactive Entertainment Business doesn’t want you to upgrade to their new system. That is provided that you happen to be living in a submarine…or want any kind of offline gaming whatsoever. In the light of news that...

Xbox One’s Perception Right Now With Consumers?  One Word: Restrictions Jun11

Xbox One’s Per...

Somewhere deep in the offices and halls of Microsoft headquarters, there must be some heavy mulling over their recent decisions over the Xbox One’s strategy going forward. To say that things have been smooth the last 24 hours would be a gross misjudgement, and now the public outcry of...

The Wall of 25 Apps

[UPDATE] Those of us with a strong movie and T.V. addiction will find solace in the newest addition to hit the Microsoft App Marketplace. Today, HuluPlus has arrived for Windows Phone 8 devices. The new app will be available for those with a paid subscription to the online service. Those...

Nokia Lumia 920 on F...

If you haven’t been paying attention, there has been a considerable amount of talk about Nokia’s Lumia 920 camera. In fact, Gizmodo gave it the top spot in a comparison against other flagship smartphones cameras, including the iPhone 5 and Galaxy S III. Now that the phone has...

Skulls of the Shogun...

Today, 17-Bit Studios revealed new pricing on their recent strategy game Skulls of the Shogun. The new pricing will affect the Xbox Live Arcade and Windows 8 stores. The new pricing will be 800 Microsoft Points for the Xbox Live version, and $6.99 for the Windows 8 and Windows Surface...

Tweaking the New Twi...

Last week, a new update for Twitter was released for the masses on Windows Phone. For many, the new look and functionality of the update cleared up many of the complaints of the official app. It’s a clean interface with much needed improvements in presentation and performance. The new...

Why HTC Needs To Pus...

Earlier this week, HTC unveiled its gambit, the HTC One. It’s a showstopper cooked up by HTC’s technicians, designers and software programmers. Ultrapixels, 1080p screens with 468 ppi, Sense 5, dual stereo speakers with dedicated amplifiers, all crammed in a svelte aluminum casing...

Things I Wish For in...

2012 shaped up to be full of new beginnings, tidings and events for Microsoft and its respective partners. Redmond finally unveiled Windows 8, Windows Phone 8 and some cool Xbox additions. A new dawn of powerful Windows Phone hardware from its two most dedicated partners, HTC and Nokia; and a...

Alpha Jax Makes its ...

If you happen to miss it, AlphaJax was scheduled to appear as an Xbox Live Arcade game for Windows Phone last week. That day came and went without any sight of the game hitting the Microsoft Store. Well, it appears that things have panned out and now the game is available for download from...

App Showcase: Fontli Dec04

App Showcase: Fontli

  An indistinguishable trait of Microsoft’s powerful, stylistic OS is its strong use of typography. Intertwined between accent colors, boxes and carefully laid gutters, the use of typography to guide users could be considered an art form in and of itself. Negative space is en mass....

Update: HTC Titan II...

[Update: Well all that excitement was for naught. Microsoft has indeed contacted WPCentral.com and admitted an erroneous typo was present on the survey and in no way is HTC creating a third iteration of the Titan series. File that under bummer.] If you happen to be a Xbox Live Rewards member,...

Reaction of the Wind...

Today, through the Windows Phone Blog, Microsoft announced the release of the Windows Phone 7.8 update for Windows Phone 7.5 devices. The update will be rolling out in the near future, more specifically early 2013. As stated by Terry Myerson, Corporate Vice President of the Windows Phone...

Alpha Jax Gets the X...

If you have been a Windows Phone faithful since its introduction in 2010, you no doubt have seen or played the excellent Scrabble-like game Alpha Jax. The word-making game has been one of the few jewels from that early era. And now, coming this Wednesday as part of Microsoft’s weekly...

Cyber Monday Deal On...

Those of you shopping online for a good deal might want to head on over to T-mobile.com for their Cyber Monday sales. Today you’ll have the option of getting either the Lumia 810 or HTC 8X for free on contract. Both phones, or course, come with Microsoft’s new OS, Windows Phone 8....

Watch Presidential D...

With the Presidential race heating up and all the major networks, blogs, and news sites digging into the media train, Microsoft would like to remind you that it, too, has its own window into the debates. Through Xbox Live, people will be able to watch the four presidential debates scheduled...

Chase Bank App Now A...

Windows Phone is still a long ways from catching up to Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android marketplaces, but in terms of quality, Microsoft’s online app store is nearing parity with the other two. Today the official JP Morgan Chase app has arrived on the Windows Phone Store. As...

Xbox Music Pricing L...

Some images of the upcoming Xbox Music service have leaked detailing the pricing range of Xbox Music Pass. If you’re a current user of Microsoft’s all-you-can-eat monthly subscription service, the guys in Redmond aren’t going to rock your boat. As with the current format,...

Windows Phone App Showcase: Pickr Sep25

Windows Phone App Sh...

As the Windows Phone Store matures we are seeing a growth of photo apps. Some alter pictures with pleasant effects, some organize your pics into manageable boxes, while others tie into the many social photo networks that populate the internet. Pickr is one of those such apps. Although Pickr...

T-Mobile’s HTC...

Every day gets nearer to the eventual launch of Windows Phone 8. T-Mobile seems to be pretty stoked about that fact and is reminding its customers they are indeed getting a premier flagship phone with the HTC 8X. If you sign up, the kind folks at the Magenta network will give you a friendly...

HTC Accord Leaked Ah...

Image Credit Phonearena.com Seems like Apple isn’t the only one with leaky faucets. Someone who has access to HTC’s hardware snapped a picture of the purported HTC Accord and shuffled it to guys at Phonearena.com. The mid-range device has been disclosed before, albeit through a...

Counter-Strike: Glob...

It’s very hard to describe what first-person-shooters would be like without the original Counter Strike. If the FPS was born out of Doom’s sprite-hell in the late 90’s, Counter-Strike defined what a FPS should be even before Halo: Combat Evolved demonstrated the pinnacle of...

Kinect Price Drop: ...

For those of you still clinging to the ol’ game pad and dismissing the gesticulating goodness of Microsoft’s Kinect, there might be ample reason to pick one up now. Microsoft has reduced the pricing for the hands-free (or is that on-hands) motion sensor. Kinect for Xbox 360 can...

Will The Zune HD Be ...

This is rather an interesting bit of information. We contacted Zune support via Twitter for an update regarding our beloved Zune HD, and to an extent, all other Zune hardware devices. It seems that all the commotion and attention has been gathering around the earlier reveal of Xbox Music. How...

Windows Phone 8̵...

We are, if rumors are to be believed, less than two short months away from an updated take on Windows Phone. With new improvements and additions like Wallet and the capability of native screen shots from devices, one of the biggest and obvious redesigns is the new start screen. The new...

Nokia Phi Ousted; C...

It seems the leaks gearing up to Windows Phone 8 Nokia devices are starting to flare up. Nokiainnovation.com has revealed a slew of information regarding one of the new Nokia 800 successors. The Nokia Phi, a codename to be replaced by a Lumia XXX name later on, will sport a Qualcomm dual-core...