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2 years ago

Briefcase, a customizable file manager for Windows Phone

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2 years ago

Project Spartan – Phone design is not final, IE 11 lives on, and more bits about the new browser revealed

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Today, the Internet Explorer Developer Team (IE Dev) took to Twitter for their monthly Tweet chat. The focus today is the next-gen Project Spartan Browser coming to Windows 10 (and currently in the preview).

Many users asked a lot of good questions, which we have grouped here. Some are related to Windows Phone, other about the legacy Internet Explorer 11, a few are about functions, and there are even some developer-related ones as well.

The good news is things like the address bar at the top for Windows Phone is not necessarily final yet. The team is listening for feedback, so make sure you use User Voice to suggest ideas or vote for ones you like. You can find the Project Spartan UserVoice page right here.

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2 years ago

Productivity Tip: How to manage customer support on the go with Skype

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The second video in a series of "60 Second Productivity Hacks, Tips and Insights on How to Get more Out of Our Everyday Technology Tools and Platforms" just popped up on the official Microsoft Lumia youtube channel (in case you missed the first video related to using IFTTT to automatically backup Instagram photos to OneDrive, you can watch it here).

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2 years ago

NBC's Today app pulled from the Windows Phone Store

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2 years ago

Super Time Force for the Xbox One gets 50 new levels and more with free Ultra update

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2 years ago

Microsoft updates Sway presentation tools by letting others collaborate on projects

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2 years ago

AI Wars Part II: Watch Out Cortana, Apple May Have Taught Siri a Nasty Left Hook

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In part one of this two-part series, "AI Wars: Hey Cortana is that you on my iPhone?", we focused on Microsoft's strategy of bringing Cortana to rival platforms.

We looked at the benefits such a move would bring to the Microsoft ecosystem. In this piece, we would like to look at what Cortana's rivals may bring to the table in attempts to hamper our favorite AI's ambitious advance.

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2 years ago

Have a question about #ProjectSpartan? Ask the IE Dev Team on Twitter with #AskIE

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2 years ago

Kinect for Windows v2 sensor sales end, developers can use Xbox One version instead

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2 years ago

No app updates? The Windows Phone Store appears to be stuck today

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In case you woke up this morning to not find any app updates waiting for your Windows Phone, you are likely not alone. The Windows Phone Store looks to be jammed in processing app updates.

One example if the pending big 6tag 4.1 update, which has been awaiting publication to the Store for over 28 hours. The app is certified but as Huyn notes, it is not visible on the Store for end-users just yet. Likewise, Microsoft announced an update for the Skype Qik app, however that new version is still not showing on the Store either.

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2 years ago

Xolo WIN Q1000 gets unique SD Backup + Restore for Windows Phone Contacts, SMS, and MMS

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We have not seen too much in the way of manufacturer customizations lately, mostly because white-label phones like the Xolo WIN Q1000 (aka BLU Win HD) usually just get stamped and released.

However, Xolo may have done a little tweaking to their new WIN Q1000 phone as found by the site WPXBOX. Browsing under settings a new SD Backup + Restore feature is revealed and it lets you backup your contacts and text messages to your SD card. Granted, Windows Phone can already do this through cloud backups, but for security reasons or data costs, making a local backup is not a bad idea either.

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2 years ago

Skype Qik app update adds new video effects based on Minecraft and more

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2 years ago

Windows 10 for phone build 12534 video hands-on reveals new Outlook app, Project Spartan Browser, and more

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Although it has been weeks since Insiders have seen a release of the Phone version of Windows 10, the team behind it looks busy patching up the OS for release. In a new video posted on the Chinese forums site WPXAP.com, we get our first real look at the new Outlook email app, Project Spartan browser, contacts and new dialer.

The video itself is not the best quality at just 360p, but the build that is being used certainly seems to be much more robust and polished.

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2 years ago

Grand Theft Auto V's PC trailer shows off its silky smooth visuals

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2 years ago

Borderlands: The Handsome Collection update for Xbox One fixes prior-gen save files transfers

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