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1 year ago

Join India's popular fictional detective, Byomkesh Bakshy, in his quest to uncover mysteries on Windows Phone

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Detective Byomkesh Bakshy! is an upcoming Indian crime thriller film based on the fictional detective Byomkesh Bakshi created by the Bengali writer Sharadindu Bandyopadhyay. The film stars Sushant Singh Rajput, Anand Tiwari, and Swastika Mukherjee in principal roles and is scheduled for release this weekend.

To accompany the movie promotions, Yash Raj Films and Games2Win have partnered to bring a thrilling detective game to Windows Phone. The game is set in the city of Calcutta in 1943 - a city plunged in war, hate, and crime – where people live in fear and shadows. And there is only one man is in search of the truth – Detective Byomkesh Bakshy!

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1 year ago

Briefcase, a customizable file manager for Windows Phone

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1 year 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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1 year 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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1 year ago

NBC's Today app pulled from the Windows Phone Store

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1 year ago

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

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1 year ago

Microsoft updates Sway presentation tools by letting others collaborate on projects

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1 year 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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1 year ago

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

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1 year ago

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

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1 year 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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1 year 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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1 year ago

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

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1 year 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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1 year ago

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

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