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2 years ago

Lenovo’s Yoga 2 11-inch hybrid goes on sale in the US for only $549

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Out of all the Windows hybrid machines we have been able to get our hands on, Lenovo’s line of YOGA machines still sit among the best. The company’s current YOGA 2 Pro is an excellent unit, but with its $999 price tag, it can be out of reach for some. In a world where cheap Windows laptops reign supreme and Google Chromebooks at $249 look like a good option for some, we really need a truly great, yet affordable, Windows 8 machine – enter the Lenovo YOGA 2.

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2 years ago

Preorder Wolfenstein: The New Order on Xbox and get Doom beta access

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We’re still pumped for this week’s new Xbox One releases (Rayman Legends and Strider), but that doesn’t mean more Xbox game news isn’t welcome. Always look to the future, right?

That future will be brighter in May. Bethesda has officially announced that Wolfenstein: The New Order will debut on Xbox One, 360, and other consoles on May 20 in North America and May 23 in Europe. As if the impending return of Wolfenstein wasn’t news enough, preorders of The New Order will also include beta access to the new Doom!

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2 years ago

Jawbone looking for Windows Phone developer, following in the steps of Fitbit

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New Jawbone job listing confirms official Windows Phone app is in the works

There's still a lack of support for Windows Phone when it comes to fitness accessories and wearable technology in general. We've previously touched on multiple vendors who have no official apps available on the store for consumers, but Jawbone currently has a job opening for a Windows Phone Senior Software Engineer. This means we'll be seeing official platform support for the company's accessories in the future.

Just like Fitbit did in the past, Jawbone is looking for talent to help develop a companion solution to match competitors. This is fantastic news for those who either already have a Jawbone product or are looking to invest. 

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2 years ago

Lenovo ThinkPad 8 is now available at Amazon

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Lenovo ThinkPad 8 is now available at Amazon

One of our favorite gadgets from CES 2014 is the Lenovo ThinkPad 8. It has an 8.3-inch display with 1920x1200 resolution, Intel Atom quad-core processor inside, internal storage up to 128GB, microUSB 3.0 port, and more. If Amazon is your favorite retailer, then you’re going to be happy. Amazon is now selling the Lenovo ThinkPad 8.

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2 years ago

Three Nokia Lumia Icon videos you need to hear to believe

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The Nokia Lumia Icon features Rich Recording with four directional stereo microphones. Nokia has been really pushing the Lumia Icon’s audio and recording capabilities. Its marketing tagline is “See and hear what you’ve been missing.” How do they actually sound? We’ve shot a few videos with the Nokia Lumia Icon around New York City. Head past the break to see and hear for yourself.

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2 years ago

Windows Phone 8.1’s new Wi-Fi settings reveal auto turn-on feature

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Windows Phone 8.1. While features like Action Center get a lot of the attention, we’ve repeatedly mentioned that there will be lots of small changes throughout the OS. Those changes are the real nitty-gritty that will make your everyday experience much more fulfilling.

Today, we have some new Wi-Fi Settings that are part of the beta SDK, but are actually hidden. Developer David S. sent us in these screenshots after unlocking the feature in that SDK. Windows Phone Central has since independently verified their authenticity as a forthcoming feature in 8.1.

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2 years ago

Today at 2PM ET, watch Windows Weekly with special guest Daniel Rubino

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Ever hear of Windows Weekly? If not, then shame. It’s the top rated TWiT podcast dedicated to all things Microsoft. The show features Leo Laporte and Microsoft experts Paul Thurrott (WinSuperSite) and Mary Jo Foley (All About Microsoft), who go through the week’s news with commentary and analysis.

This week, Thurrott is hitting the slopes, but the show must go on. Instead, Mary Jo Foley will be joined by Peter Bright (Ars Technica) and this site’s editor in chief, Daniel Rubino.

Topics? Nokia’s forthcoming Android device, Windows Phone 8.1, Lumia Icon, OneDrive and more! Tune in two hours at 2 PM ET (11 AM PT), where you can watch the stream live. The podcast will be syndicated later, in case you miss it. Show length is two hours, so grab some coffee.

Head here at 2PM ET and join in: www.twit.tv

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2 years ago

Pandora to introduce ads on Windows Phone to 'help pay the bills'

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Pandora is a popular music service available in the US, Australia and New Zealand. Since the official app for Windows Phone launched on the store last year, consumers have been able to enjoy an ad-free experience without having to upgrade to a premium subscription.

This commercial-free Pandora experience was down to Microsoft, but now Pandora has announced that advertising will be coming to the Windows Phone platform, unless you have Pandora One.

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2 years ago

Consoles: Rayman Legends and Strider debut on Xbox One, Earth Defense Force: 2025 on 360

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As Windows Phone gamers either enjoy or wait patiently for Rayman Fiesta Run (which briefly launched worldwide yesterday only to be quickly pulled), they’re bound to crave even more Rayman. Well, if you have an Xbox One you’re in luck! The improved for next-gen Rayman Legends has just launched on Xbox One at the affordable price of $39.99. It has been available on Xbox 360 since September last year.

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2 years ago

Windows Phone 8.1 Action Center revealed in hands-on video

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Another day, another leak. Yesterday, the new swipe keyboard for Windows Phone 8.1 was shown on video and today it’s the more interesting Action Center. Users swipe down from the top to reveal the center, which gives 4 selectable quick actions. In addition, the Action Center also houses the Notification Center, where users can see all the missed incoming Toast notifications, as well as silent ones too.

The video matches up with an earlier, initial leak of the Action Center.

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2 years ago

Nokia Touch update allows you to disable button vibration

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Nokia never fails to impress us with the little options and configurations the company adds with its system app updates. This latest release (version 2.2.0.1) for the Touch system app on Lumia Windows Phones enables a new setting for consumers to toggle, which affects the vibration feedback caused by hitting the capacitive buttons. You're now able to simply turn the vibration on and off.

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2 years ago

4shared.com bringing its file sharing service to Windows Phone with official app in the works

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Popular file sharing website 4shared.com (www.4shared.com) is currently developing an official app for the Windows Phone platform, according to a response from the support team. When contacted about a possible app in the works, a member of the 4shared.com support team confirmed that an app is indeed in development. Unfortunately, no further details were shared.

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2 years ago

Anghami for Windows Phone lets the MENA regions enjoy popular tunes

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Music streaming services like Spotify aren't available worldwide. While millions of consumers can tap into huge collections of music tracks for a monthly fee, there are some regions that aren't covered by the popular companies. This is where services like Anghami (www.anghami.com) come into play, which supports the Middle East and North African regions (MENA).

Today, we're looking at the official Windows Phone app, which has just launched on the store.

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2 years ago

Avengers Assemble with RJS! for Windows Phone 8

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Avengers Assemble with RJS! for Windows Phone 8

Run, Jump, Smash! landed in the Windows Store last month and the Windows Phone 8 version was released this past weekend as the abbreviated title RJS! The game is an endless runner where you guide a team of Marvel Comics superheroes across an obstacle course filled with obstacles and enemy minions.

Your goal is to advance far enough to fight super villains such as Loki. Superheroes can be upgraded or additional characters unlocked with the coins you collect as you run through the game. Graphics are rather nice, game play challenging and possibly the only downside to RJS! is the lack of a trial version.

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2 years ago

India’s premium video service, BoxTV arrives on Windows Phone

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BoxTV (www.boxtv.com) is an online video service in India, which serves the latest Bollywood, Hollywood and regional movies, TV shows and premium video content in one place. Essentially, the service from Times Internet fills a critical void due to the absence of services like Hulu and Netflix in the region.

While the official apps for other platforms have been available for a while, the Windows Phone app makes its debut now. From our friends at Times Internet, we also hear that a Windows 8 app would be ‘coming soon in few weeks.'

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