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Hands-on with Mozo's leather covers for the Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL

Although Microsoft's new Lumias – the 950 and 950 XL – have been nearly universally panned for looking a bit cheap, there was always the promise from Mozo who is one of the official partners for Lumia accessories. The Mozo deal was snuck...Show More Summary

Microsoft Lumia 950 XL first impressions and unboxing

It has been a whirlwind day here at Windows Central HQ as our dual-SIM, and unlocked Lumia 950 XL arrived this afternoon. Also, we also had a few Mozo leather backplates arrive as well for the Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL. First things first so here is our video unboxing and hands-on of the Lumia 950 XL. Show More Summary

Microsoft starts shipping Lumia 950 in Germany and Netherlands

Microsoft started shipping the Lumia 950 XL in the United States just today. And now, the company has started shipping the Lumia 950 in Germany, and Netherlands. We have received several reports from our German readers today, who state that the company has charged their bank account for the pre-order, and are now shipping the […]

How to redeem your free Display Dock with the Lumia 950 XL

One of the big perks for early adopters of the Lumia 950 XL is that Microsoft is throwing in a free Display Dock for a limited time....

Windows Calculator and The Guardian apps pick up new updates

Windows Calculator and The Guardian apps have just picked up new updates in Windows 10. While the Guardian(which has come out of beta) update seems to revolve around bug gixes and optimizations, the Calculator update adds a feature that will most likely be a life-saver. In this new version of the calculator app (10.1511.60020.0 for […]

Get $200 off a touchscreen Dell XPS 13 with an Intel Core i7 from Costco

If you're looking at getting a new laptop, the Dell XPS 13 wouldn't be a bad choice, and now you can get one at a discount, thanks to Costco. The retailer is currently offering the touchscreen version of the laptop with an Intel Core i7 processor for $1,299, $200 off its normal price....

French Windows Insiders can get lots of free accessories when they buy the Lumia 950 or 950 XL

The Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL have just started shipping in the US, but residents in France who are members of the Windows Insider program are being given a chance to get some extra freebies when they order the Windows 10 Mobile smartphones....

Evernote recieves a minor update on Windows Phone

Evernote is still working on their Windows 10 apps with no ETA yet, but in the mean time they are still pushing out updates to their old apps. Today Evernote released a small bug-fix update to their Windows Phone, bringing no new features but just squashing a few bugs. The app, while functional, is getting […]

Insiders in France are getting €230 goodies free with their Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL

In the run up to the release of the Lumia 950 and 950 XL there was a rumour that the handset would come with $200 worth of free accessories. It appears that largesse was not intended for the whole world, but only the continent. There in France Microsoft is offering Insiders who purchase a Lumia […]

Black Friday deals, connecting remote areas of the world and a military family’s story — Weekend Reading: Nov. 25 edition

The long weekend might give you a chance to spend time with family, watch football or dive into the shopping fray. We’ll help you find the best Black Friday deals and catch up on the past week’s most interesting happenings around Microsoft in this early edition of Weekend Reading. Show More Summary

Bing starts showing Black Friday Flyer ads on search results

Bing has started showing Black Friday flyers ads and deals on its search results for mobile and desktop users. Searching for retailers like Walmart, Home Depot or Macy’s will show various advertisements for flyers above the search results. Interestingly enough, according to Search Engine Land, all the ads link to which could suggest the company teamed up with […]

Microsoft’s feature phone devices look more premium than their Lumia flagships

Microsoft’s Lumia 950 and 950 XL handsets may be the top of the range in  terms of smartphone specs, but they aren’t winning any design awards anytime soon. The two handsets, although having perfectly functional designs don’t have much in the way of the aspirational flashy designs typically found in the Lumia flagship arena. You […]

This new app lets stream PlayStation 4 games on your PC

With Windows 10, Microsoft introduced a brilliant new feature for the Xbox One — the ability to stream Xbox One games to your Windows 10 PC. Xbox One streaming on Windows 10 works pretty smoothly, and it’s undoubtedly one of the features which PlayStation owners would like to have on their console, too. Well, it […]

Unlocked Lumia 950 XL in US confirmed to be dual-SIM phone

The first shipments of the Lumia 950 XL smartphone are now being delivered to some pre-order customers in the US today, and some Microsoft Store locations are selling them as well. Now those buyers are confirming, via posts on Windows Central's forums, that this version of Microsoft's 5.7-inch Windows 10 Mobile phone is the dual SIM model....

Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL already available in some brick and mortar Microsoft Stores

If you want to buy a new Lumia 950 or a Lumia 950 XL, you will be glad to know that the devices are now available in some brick and mortar Microsoft Stores. The company was supposed to start selling the devices in stores starting tomorrow, but it seems like the devices are available one day early. […]

23 must-have apps for the Lumia 950, Lumia 950 XL, & Windows 10 Mobile

Tis the season for new Lumias as the Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL are finally getting into people's hands. Some are previous Windows Phone users while others are new to the fold. Still, there are a few who are just not familiar with Windows 10 Mobile and some of those new universal apps (Universal Windows Platform or UWP). Show More Summary

Microsoft adds new Academic topic selections to Cortana's notebook

Microsoft's Cortana digital assistant offers alerts on a variety of topics for Windows Phone and Windows 10 users. The company is now adding new academic topics as part of its notebook feature....

Rainbow Six: Siege open beta gets postponed

Ubisoft has decided to postpone plans for an open beta for Rainbox Six: Siege on the PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4. The open beta for the upcoming tactical shooter was to have started today and last until Nov. 29....

Google Play Music now has an unofficial app for Windows

If you are a Google Play Music subscriber, you will be glad to know that there is now a desktop app for Windows. Well, it’s unofficial – but it’s better than nothing. The app is really nice, and includes some sweet features such as: Supports media keys (play, pause, next, previous) Desktop notifications on track […]

How to change the keyboard size on the Lumia 950 and 950 XL

If you feel like the keyboard on the Lumia 950 or 950 XL is too big on the screen, there's a way to make it smaller. The main benefit of making the keyboard smaller is seeing more content on the screen. However, you pay with having smaller keys that might result in more spelling errors. Show More Summary

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