If you’re already watching free movies and TV using the Crackle app on Xbox Live, or your Windows Phone or Windows 8 device, you’ve got another perk: an exclusive early pass to the world premiere of the new martial-arts-packed thriller starring Danny Glover and Sean Astin, “Extraction.” You can watch it for free now, a week before anybody else.
Want to be stunned by the photographic quality a smartphone can deliver? Check out “On assignment with the Nokia Lumia 1020” from National Geographic in partnership with Nokia. You’ll see how photographer Stephen Alvarez tackled a 10-day assignment to capture the American West – armed only with a Nokia Lumia 1020.
The Windows Phone Developer Blog has a new post with several links to online video training and documentation for developers who want to design the best apps and games they can to take advantage of the platform’s shared core.
Here’s how Forza Rewards works: When you play Forza games, you earn points. The more points you earn, the higher your tier level and, the higher your tier level, the better rewards you can earn. Each month, you can redeem rewards in games like “Forza Motorsport 4” and “Forza Horizon,” including cars, in-game credits and tokens.
“Halo: Spartan Assault,” the Halo franchise’s first installment built specifically for touch-based devices, continues to reveal more for fans, with an update Thursday that gives them Operation Hydra, a free game update with five new missions.
Foursquare is now available on Windows 8. The popular social app, which has over 35 million users worldwide, lets you find and “check in” at interesting places around you, as well as share photos, reviews and tips about your personal favorite spots.
Want to win a free trip to the Tokyo Game Show 2014? If you’re attending PAX Prime in Seattle, here’s your chance. Gamers who visit Internet Explorer’s space on the show floor will have the chance to try their hand at our challenge playing “Centipede,” “Missile Command” and “Asteroids.”
If you’re really into racing games on your PC, you may have a multi-display setup, a wheel, maybe even some pedals. That gives you wrap-around visuals, car-like controls and force feedback. Not bad, but you may wonder what could boost the realism even further. Chris Stevenson asked that question and started tinkering, and the result is a Windows-based full-motion racing simulator that Chris calls “Project E.B.T.R.” – for “everything but the rims.”
Back on August 29, 2003, Niklas Zennström and Janus Friis founded Skype, which was to become a key way to communicate for more than 300 million people worldwide. On Wednesday, Skype celebrated hitting the 10-year mark, and looked back at accomplishments and milestones.
Sorgen previously led Microsoft’s U.S. Small and Midmarket Solutions and Partners Group, and in his new role will manage a team of sales and marketing professionals tasked with helping Microsoft’s 620,000-strong partner community to capitalize on news areas of growth in cloud computing, mobility, big data and enterprise social technologies.