Dropbox for Windows 8.1 updated with improved support for smaller tablets

In addition to developing his own Windows apps, Rudy Huyn also works on official apps for others. That includes the official Dropbox apps, and the Windows 8.1 version just got updated in the Windows Store that adds better UI support for smaller tablets.


Skype for Outlook.com and web now supports free group voice and video calls

Microsoft has added new features to both its Skype web application (still in beta) along with the version available on Outlook.com. Both can now support free group voice and video calls for the first time. Microsoft stated: “From today, in addition to group IM we’ve launched free group voice and group video calls! You can add up to 25 people to a voice call and up to 10 to a video call, which makes them great for family get-togethers, group guitar lessons, or even to make a movie!” Microsoft previously added support for audio and video chats to Outlook.com for users on the new Microsoft Edge browser that’s included in Windows 10. Source: Microsoft


How to change your Windows 10 wallpaper

With Windows 10 now on the market being sold in new PCs, offered through a free upgrade or even those Mac users trying it for the first time we are covering the basics. Sure, you may be a pro but everyone has to start somewhere! Changing your wallpaper on Windows 10 is really easy. The hard part is deciding on which wallpaper to use. While it is very straightforward, we’ve made a how-to video to help you get started. See it in action on our Surface Pro 3.


Follow Windows Central for all the best from Gamescom 2015

We’re making our first trip to Gamescom this year, the gaming show in Cologne, Germany, that attracts hundreds-of-thousands of visitors every single year. We’re not just going to fill our bellies with Currywurst and play games, though that is at least part of it. This is Microsoft’s second big Xbox event in the space of a couple of months, with Gamescom following E3 in revealing the “greatest lineup in Xbox history.” I’ll be on the ground with our Xbox guru, Jez Corden, and here’s all the links you need to get the best of our Gamescom 2015 coverage.


Changes to WAP mobile ads starting in September

Bing Ads WAP (Wireless Application Protocol) mobile ads are pay-per-click ads that are displayed on Bing and Yahoo mobile search results pages. The ads are displayed only to people who search using mobile phones that don’t have full web browsers; they aren’t displayed on smartphones.
In September 2015, Bing Ads Web UI will not allow you to create new text ads with the ad type: WAP mobile ad. Bing Ads Editor 10.9 will not support WAP mobile ads in any operation (sync, import, export). You will still be able to edit existing WAP mobile ads using Bing Ads Web UI and the V9 API services, however.
In November 2015, Bing Ads will no longer serve WAP mobile ads on search result pages in all languages and countries. Existing reporting and performance data will still be available for advertisers to reference.
In early 2016, Bing Ads will officially sunset WAP mobile ads from all entry points (Web UI, Editor, API). All reporting and performance data will not be available at that time.
Advertisers who are currently using WAP mobile ads are heavily encouraged to enable mobile preferred text ads in order to reach customers who are using mobile devices.

Like deprecating Content Ads, deprecating WAP mobile ads is a part of our constant effort to optimize the supply we have in order to deliver great ROI for our advertisers.
As always, feel free to let us know what you think at our Feature Suggestion forum, or you can ping us on Twitter.


Rare Replay review: Rare returns with this amazing collection of classic games

Today’s gamers could be forgiven for not recognizing Microsoft’s Rare studio as the gaming juggernaut it once was. Microsoft has used and abused poor Rare in recent years, forcing the studio to languish away on Kinect Sports titles rather than the cutting edge games that made it famous. But with the fall of Mattrick and rise of Phil Spencer, Rare is once again poised to become a powerful force in gaming. Rare Replay is the first “core” Rare title since the dark Kinect days. Not only does this 30-game collection celebrate the studio’s 30th anniversary, but it also serves to remind modern gamers exactly how much Rare has contributed to the gaming landscape over the years. With a wide selection of classic games spanning multiple consoles and eras, not to mention a slick interface and bonus features, Rare Replay is an impressive Xbox One exclusive collection. Find out more in our detailed review!


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