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2 years ago

Now Shipping: Lenovo IdeaTab Miix2 8-Inch 32 GB Tablet from Amazon (US)

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Lenovo's 8-inch tablet now available on Amazon, end of the year for Microsoft Stores

Are you yearning for a swanky new 8-inch tablet? Of course you are. The 8-inch swarm of Windows 8.1 tablets are making waves these days and now Lenovo is stepping up to the plate. Their IdeaTab Miix2, at least the 32 GB version, is now available to order at http://Amazon.com. Do you want it tomorrow? Order it ASAP with next-day shipping.

The 64 GB version is still not in stock and ironically, we can’t even find the Miix2 on Lenovo’s site any longer (maybe we’re just missing it) for order or pre-order.

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2 years ago

Rumour: Elop to consider dropping Bing and Xbox if appointed Microsoft CEO?

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2 years ago

Nokia Camera updated, though changes remain a secret

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This morning Nokia has bumped up their new Camera app from version 4.3.0.6 to 4.3.0.9. If that sounds like a minor improvement, you would be correct as we can’t see any initial differences. Neither does the app description reveal any added features or fixed bugs. If we had to guess, Nokia was polishing off some little tidbits in the app, perhaps preparing it for the Lumia 1520­ which is due to launch real soon here in the US.

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2 years ago

Prepare to be entertained with the first wave of media apps for the Xbox One

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Microsoft is taking its Xbox One console down the home entertainment path, while continuing to cater for gamers around the world. The company has today announced a line-up of entertainment and TV apps Xbox One owners will be able to load and use on their console. Moving on from explaining just what features will be available in the experience, Microsoft is now touching on some of the content that will expand the capabilities of the console.

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2 years ago

Windows Phone Apps and Games from the Nokia Collection

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Windows Phone Central App Roundup: The Nokia Collection

One of Nokia's key elements to success in the Windows Phone market was delivering quality apps and games to the Lumia Windows Phone line. We've seen quality apps such as Sophie Lens HD, AccuWeather, Benji Bananas as well as the line of Nokia imaging apps (Camera, Creative Studio, Video Trimmer, etc.) and navigation apps (Here) populate the Nokia Collection in the Windows Phone Store.

This week's Windows Phone Central roundup we take a look at four titles in the Nokia Collection that are among the newer members of the collection that may have snuck under the radar. We'll take a look at two games and two apps and fear not if you're sporting an HTC or Samsung Windows Phone. Three of the four titles are not exclusive to the Nokia Lumia Windows Phones.  While listed in the Nokia Collection, several of the apps the collection have lost their exclusivity or were released platform wide.

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2 years ago

Microsoft India offers App Wallet Cards to leading scorers in Dhoom 3: The Game

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2 years ago

Microsoft shows off the new Xbox One dashboard, apps and games in latest video

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Microsoft has today published a new video showing off the new Xbox One dashboard experience. Yusuf Mehdi is joined by Marc Whitten, both walking through some of the things owners will be able to do with the next-generation console and demonstrating how Kinect is further integrated. It's well worth checking out if you're considering to pick an Xbox One up.

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2 years ago

Microsoft Store also starting up Nokia Lumia 1520 pre-orders; comes with free goodies

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The Nokia Lumia 1520 has gone on sale at AT&T and you can pre-order a unit for yourself today. The Windows Phone will be launching on November 22nd, but as well as buying direct from AT&T, Microsoft Stores have also started pre-orders. This is after some false starts the online store had, leading to the product page for the Lumia 1520 being pulled. Good news has come in as everything is back up and running.

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2 years ago

Vector Runner Remix and the TreSensa game engine arrive on Windows Phone 8

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It’s always good news when a new game engine adds Windows Phone 8 support. Game engines make it easier to develop games for a platform and increase the number of games that can be ported from other platforms. Win-win.

We mention this because the TreSensa Platform engine officially began supporting Windows Phone at the beginning of this month. The first game to use the engine is Vector Runner Remix from DigYourOwnGrave and TreSensa. Vector Runner Remix is a simple, stylish endless running type game (though the levels aren’t endless). Head past the break to learn more about the game and TreSensa’s future plans for Windows Phone!

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2 years ago

Nokia Lumia 1520 now available for pre-order from AT&T, starts at $199 and arrives November 22nd

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2 years ago

Nokia patents foldable battery. Could be in your smartwatch someday

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Wearable devices are the next big thing in consumer electronics. We’re already seeing the beginning of the future with things like the Fitbit family of devices and Samsung’s recent “Galaxy Gear” smartwatch. Rumors of devices from both Microsoft and Nokia have picked up recently. Supposedly, we’ve even seen what is potentially an entry from Nokia in the smartwatch market. Now, a recent patent filed from Nokia adds more fuel to the fire for a future smartwatch.

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2 years ago

Office Web Apps pick up real-time collaboration and more in latest update

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Office is literally everywhere. You have it on your desktop, your phone and your browser. Depending on the platform you’ll see different features in Office. The phone and browser for example, aren’t anywhere near as full featured as the desktop application. But the web app is getting a pretty nifty update today that brings some new features that will be very welcomed among teams. Let’s check out the new real-time, co-authoring features and more inside the Office Web Apps.

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2 years ago

WhatsApp updated with bug fixes and two new languages

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2 years ago

Have Google Voice? Use Spare Phone to make free Wi-Fi calls on your Windows Phone

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For those with Google Voice accounts, the desire to have a true VOIP solution for Windows Phone has been around for a long time. We have apps like MetroTalk to help manage Google Voice and even make phone calls through a cellular provider, but that’s not an actual VOIP system.

Spare Phone is a relatively new app to Windows Phone and it seems to do just that: make and receive calls purely over your data connection (either Wi-Fi or cellular data). The app works like a standard phone dialer, which can access your contacts and even maintain a call history.

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2 years ago

Edit your photos in style with the clever Pic2share for Windows Phone

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Pic2share is a very simple photo-editing app that you might want to check out. It’s great for those who might be intimidated by more advanced editing apps like Fhotoroom.

It’s developed by college student, Thomas Tsopanakis, and powered by the Nokia Imaging SDK. We've covered a few of Tsopanakis's apps before, including Countdown, Galleries and InstaBlender. Are we fans of his work? You betcha.

Head past the break to see our walkthrough video of this outstanding app.

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