In what is likely a direct response to T-Mobile’s Data Stash announcement in December, AT&T has announced that starting January 25th their customers will have Rollover Data on their data plans. It is a big win for AT&T customers as now they will be able to keep their unused data each month and roll it over to the next. Even better, you will be able to track your Rollover data through the myAT&T app.
AT&T has released an update to their myAT&T app for Windows Phone, bringing several feature improvements along with performance improvements. The update, which is available now in the Windows Phone store, is aimed to give end users better support for their devices through the app along with improved trend information on their usage.
The OneNote for Windows 8.1 has been updated and it finally brings support for accessing password protected sections in your OneNote notebooks. But it still isn’t complete support which means you still need the desktop version of the app. Why Microsoft? Why?
This morning I saw on my Store app on my Lumia 1320 there was an app update for Lumia Camera. I was giddy as I thought it was the much anticipated version 5.0 of the app (even though my phone won’t be able to take advantage of some of the more cool features). But alas, it is not version 5.0 but rather a bug fix update. Everyone can take a breath now.
On the OneDrive User Voice blog, Microsoft Program Manager Casey Penk has confirmed that offline file access is coming to OneDrive for Windows Phone. While no official timeline was given on when users can expect this feature, the official-unofficial announcement is great news for Windows Phone users of the Microsoft cloud storage service.
At the Microsoft Store you can now get a great deal for your Lumia 635, Lumia 1020 and Lumia 1520. The Lumia 635 Accessories Bundle (and those for the 1020 and 1520) brings you a case of your choice, a screen protector and a Microsoft DC-21 portable power pack for $60. On the Lumia 635, that’s a savings of over $38 if you were to buy them separately while on the Lumia 1020 Accessory Bundle the savings could be as high as $70.
The open source media app VLC for Windows Phone has received a minor update today after its initial release last week. The hugely popular app on other platforms has been in beta for several months for Windows Phone but last week got a major update as it prepares to go GA (General Availability) The start was a bit rocky as several users reported bug issues with the app. The developer, VideoLabs, seems to be addressing some of those issues.
Toshiba has kicked off CES 2015 with the announcement of the Encore 2 Write, a new 8″ and 10″ Windows tablet that will support Wacom Pen technology. The new tablets, which are strikingly similar to the Encore 2 from this year, will have support for what Toshiba is calling TruPen. TruPen uses Wacom Feel technology which gives 2,048 levels of pressure sensitivity. The chassis of the Encore 2 Write does have a clip at the bottom for storage of the pen.
For the first time you can now get a Lumia 830 unlocked from the Microsoft Store for only $499. The “Affordable Flagship” phone has to this point only been available either on or off contract from AT&T but today it because truly unlocked for anyone user on any network. The $499 price is only $50 more than what you can get it off-contract from AT&T at the Microsoft store.
In addition to the HP Mini Desktop Windows PC that HP announced today before CES, they also announced the HP Stream Mini Desktop Windows PC. The Stream lineup of budget tablets and laptops have been a huge hit this past holiday seasons with their solid performance and features and exceptionally good build quality. It only makes sense then that HP add a Stream version of the Mini Desktop PC. The best part, little guy is only going to cost $179 when it is available next week.