Today Microsoft released a new Gestures beta for Windows Phone. The app allows you to control phone calls – both incoming and those in progress – without ever touching the screen of your Windows Phone. Sounds cool eh? It actually is very cool and is something that was actually around back in the Windows Mobile 6 days.
The Netflix for Windows Phone app has been updated to version 4.0 today and it brings a whole new user experience including integration with Cortana. The update is available now and requires that you have a Netflix account to use the app for the movie and television show streaming service. The new user experience is a much more modern and fresh look to the app and the video quality has also been improved so playback looks much better, especially on low bandwidth networks.
While this years Christmas season sales focus from Microsoft has been on the mid-to-low end of the market, that doesn’t mean that some great deals can’t be found on the high end devices as well. The best deal by far remains on the Lumia 635 at only $99 without a contract but if you want to get the flagship Lumia 1520, you can do it for $99 as well on a 2-year contract. If you don’t want to do the contract, no problem. You can get it outright for $526, down from the $589 price before the holidays.
The 6TAG Instagram app for Windows Phone has received a minor update today, bringing support for the new BLU Win phone devices. The update is free and available now in the Windows Phone store. If you aren’t familiar with 6TAG, it is a great Instagram app and far superior in my opinion than the Instagram Beta app (which as far as I know has NEVER been updated).
The Glance Screen app for Windows Phone has received an update this morning that brings support for Lock screen backgrounds on your Glance screen. The update, which is available now, has the normal mix of tweaks and fixes but the wallpaper support is new and it brings a bit of a personal touch to the screen instead of the black screen with information on it as before.
Today’s deal in the 12 Days of Deals promotion from Microsoft is a great one once again but this time the deal is the same no matter if you buy online or at your local Microsoft Store. Today you can get the ASUS Transformer Book Flip for an amazing $299. That is $200 off the regular price. The Book Flip is a great budget laptop 15.6″ touchscreen laptop powered by Windows 8.1.
Today is day 7 of the Microsoft store 12 Days of Deals and it another great one. Today you can get the Lumia 635 Windows Phone for only $99, unlocked. Normally it is $179 so this is a huge discount. If you want to buy it online, you still get a great deal as it is only $129.
The Lumia 635 is a great, budget friendly Windows Phone and one I have no reservations in recommending for those looking for a good all around devices. Here is my review of the Lumia 635.
Today’s 12 Days of Deals promotion at your local Microsoft store or online features a great buy on either Destiny or Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare for the Xbox One or 360. In stores today while supplies last you can get these games for $19.99 each plus a free Xbox t-shirt. That’s a $40 savings for each game over the normal price of $59.99. If you don’t have a Microsoft store near you or simply don’t want to be bothered fighting mall traffic (Clinton once again raises his hand), you can get each game for $29.99.
These will go fast so if you want to grab these deals, you better go quick.
Destiny or Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare for Xbox One and Xbox 360 – $29.99 online – Microsoft Store
The OneDrive for Windows Phone app has just had a big update drop in the Windows Phone Store that brings significant changes to the user experience along with several other key updates. The new version 4.5 build is out now and you can get it free in the Store.
Today is day 5 of the 12 Days of Deals promotion at your local Microsoft store and online. Today’s deal is a great one. You can get the Jawbone MINI JAMBOX for only $49 at your local store today. That is a savings of $80 off the regular price. If you can’t make it a store or don’t have one near you, you can still save as it is on sale online for only $69.