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New data shows huge OS market share gains for Windows 8.1 in October
Windows 8.1 had a good month in October 2014 as the latest PC operating system market share data from Net Applications shows that the year old operating system upgrade from Microsoft went up to 10.92 percent last month, much higher than its 6.67 percent share in September.
24 min ago
Saturday Sale: Save 40% on these ultra-thin Lumia Icon hard cases!
Lightweight and durable, the Feather Case for Nokia Lumia Icon is engineered to provide inconspicuous protection. The snap-on application of this hard case allows for quick installation when needed and its soft touch finish provides a comfortable grip in the hand. Get yours today in black, pink, gray or cyan for only $14.95!
44 min ago
Joe Belfiore: We have 'made a lot of progress' in closing Windows Phone app gap
Joe Belfiore, the VP of Microsoft's operating system division, claims in a new interview that the company has "made a lot of progress" in closing the so-called "app gap" for the number of Windows Phone applications compared to the library of iOS and Android apps.
3 hours ago
Lumia 830 now available at Carphone Warehouse for £299.95
After listing the Lumia 830 as coming soon, UK retailer Carphone Warehouse is now commencing sales of the handset. The device is available in black, green and orange color variants.
6 hours ago
Samsung calls Microsoft a direct hardware competitor, refuses to pay royalties
Microsoft filed legal action against Samsung earlier this year for failure to pay royalty on intellectual property licensed from Microsoft for its Android devices, and now Samsung is claiming that the deal between both companies, which was originally agreed upon in 2011, is void following Microsoft's acquisition of Nokia.
6 hours ago
Microsoft giving free Ryse game to lucky Sunset Overdrive console owners
Earlier this week we reviewed the white Xbox One Sunset Overdrive Special Edition bundle, which launched first in North America followed by the UK a few days later. I found the bundle to be a very good value at $400, as it comes with a fresh and exclusive game and a unique looking console and controller. At $350 (the price starting Novermber 2nd), the Sunset OverDrive console will be a steal.
It turns out the white console has even more value than anyone knew. On Halloween, people who purchased the console and went online started receiving a surprise message from Microsoft with a free code for Ryse: Son of Rome! We can't say whether Microsoft will keep sending them to people who buy the Sunset Overdrive console later on. Still, it's a very classy move and a terrific way to welcome new players into the Xbox One fold.
6 hours ago
PhotoMath updated with macro mode, better math recognition and scale to fit option
PhotoMath, the app that solves math equations when you point your camera at them, has picked up an update to version 184.108.40.206 that brings improved recognition, ability to use macro mode and clarification regarding handwritten text.
10 hours ago
6cret for Windows Phone reportedly being axed due to copyright complaint
Windows Phone users may be getting another blow to their app selection as third-party Secret client 6cret made by Rudy Huyn may be removed from the Store very soon.
Tonight in a brief Tweet, Huyn said "tonight is the night of #6cret death, you can thank Jared for that (@thedrivein). WP users have no more secrets". Huyn was referring to Jared McGuire who works at Secret and who evidently filed the complaint.
11 hours ago
Listen to Dillon Francis on Xbox Music and watch the new Halo documentary on Xbox Video
There's so much good stuff on Xbox Music and Xbox Video. How do you keep up with what's new and worth checking out? You don't have to; we'll do that for you. Every Friday
we'll grab the hottest albums and singles on Xbox Music. We'll also let you know what movies and television shows are out to watch on Xbox Video. It's the weekend, and we'll help entertain you.
13 hours ago
Microsoft Stores hosting special Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare event this Sunday
Looking forward to playing Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare on your Xbox One next week? Then you're going to want to check out the Advanced Warfare launch event at your local Microsoft Store. Of the 104 Microsoft Stores, ten locations are hosting a special event with full a military-style atmosphere.
15 hours ago
How to factory reset the Microsoft Band
If you need to start over, switch phones, or trying to solve a problem, you'll have to factory reset the Microsoft Band. Don't worry. The process is very simple. You also won't lose the data that you've already synced to the cloud. Follow these steps to bring your Microsoft Band back to how it was out of the box.
17 hours ago
Assassin's Creed Unity time-travels to World War 2 in its latest trailer
Yesterday, Assassin's Creed Unity dropped a bombshell in its newest trailer. Assassin's Creed Unity, a next-gen exclusive, takes place in Paris during the French Revolution. However, something goes wrong, and Arno ends up in 20th century Paris surrounded by the Nazi Blitzkrieg and unfamiliar technology.
17 hours ago
Verizon responds to AT&T by offering more data on $80 & $100 plans, $150 port-in credit
Craving more data for your money? Verizon has just announced that it is upping data allotment on its midrange More Everything plans for a limited time. $80 will now score you 10GB of data per month, while $100 will net you 15GB. Perhaps even better, the deal isn't limited to new customers; existing More Everything customers can get in on the action too.
17 hours ago
Microsoft axing global advertising sales team, aiming to focus on larger partnerships
Microsoft has apparently laid off its global advertising sales team. The layoffs come from within the Microsoft Advertising division and impacts staff across in offices in the US, UK and and elsewhere. Earlier this week we learned that Microsoft had initiated their third wave of company wide layoffs, a continuation of job cuts started earlier this year.
18 hours ago
New details emerge about rumored Microsoft Xbox Music Locker service
Microsoft is expected to expand OneDrive in the near future to include your music collection in the cloud. Such a move should probably not come as a surprise after all Microsoft has been very generous with storage lately, including bumping it to unlimited for Office 365 subscribers.
Now, some new information has come forward to suggest that the transition to enabling this free feature is getting much closer to a release.
An anonymous tipster who leaked information about Xbox Music and OneDrive integration back in May to LiveSino, has passed on some more information to Windows Central today.
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