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2 years ago

Microsoft: We’re beating iOS and Android when it comes to payment methods

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Here at Build 2013 we just wrapped up our first session with Sam George. His session was an introduction for developing on Windows Phone. While there won’t be anything brand new in terms of actual development, we did learn some interesting stats about the growth of the Windows Phone Store and how it differs with payments methods compared to iOS and Android. Fascinating stats for your next flame war after the break.

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Enjoy even more vines with Viner; now also available for Windows Phone 7 hardware

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We've previously looked at Viner for Windows Phone 8, a now popular unofficial Vine (www.vine.co) app. The developer of said app got in touch with us today to relay news that a version for Windows Phone 7 hardware has been submitted and is now available for download. Now everyone with a Windows Phone can enjoy more vines than before.

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Go To for Windows Phone 8 gets updated, adds new voice commands and UI makeover

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Go To is a navigation app for our Windows Phone 8 where you look up destinations and create voice commands to generate travel directions to that particular address. It makes retrieving saved destinations rather simple.

Go To was updated today to version 2.0 that includes a few new voice commands and a user interface makeover. New voice commands allows you to initiated searches by saying "Go to search" and loads all contacts into the app for voice commands.

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2 years ago

Windows Phone suffers two weeks in a row without a new Xbox game

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Earlier this year, Windows Phone experienced an extended Xbox game release drought that actually began at the end of 2012. As the weeks stretched on, we became increasingly worried about the future of Xbox games on Windows Phone. The severity of the drought prompted me to write our seven-part “How Microsoft can save Xbox games for Windows Phone” series, which all Windows Phone gamers still need to read.

In February, Skulls of the Shogun basically broke the drought, though the following week there was no new release. But since then, we’ve seen a steady release of Xbox games for Windows Phone 7 and 8 from major publishers like Gameloft, Rovio, and Ubisoft. It looked like the days of drought were behind us.

Then last week we got no new Xbox release. It stung, but maybe this week would be different. Well, as far as we can tell, there is no new Xbox game this week either. Could this be the start of a new drought?

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2 years ago

Microsoft slashes Windows Phone Dev Center registration price to just $19

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No, your eyes do not deceive you. Microsoft has indeed slashed the price of its annual Windows Phone Dev Center subscription, which is now available for just $19. The subscription enables developers (or those who are looking to start developing) to access to a personal dashboard, some handy tools and the ability to submit and publish apps and games to the Windows Phone Store. Sweet!

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2 years ago

Twitter updates its app for Windows Phone, bringing more polish and features

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2 years ago

Interested in Sprint and Windows Phone 8? Register now and let them know

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We recently covered the Sprint and Microsoft announcement of two new Windows Phones heading to the US network - the Samsung ATIV S Neo and HTC 8XT. What we failed to provide you guys with was the registration link as Sprint has allowed potential buyers to register their interest in either product for future details as to when the new hardware will be available.

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2 years ago

Microsoft giving away Surface Pro Windows 8 tablets to developers at Build 2013

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2 years ago

ING launches banking apps for Windows 8 and Windows Phone

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ING has released apps for Microsoft's platforms. Both Windows 8 and Windows Phone now sport an app that enables customers of the bank to log in and manage their account(s). Much like all other mobile banking applications, you can expect to see the usual list of features, including balance checking, transaction viewing and the transfer of money.

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2 years ago

Microsoft handing out Acer Iconia Windows 8.1 tablet to Build 2013 attendees

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2 years ago

Microsoft announces Windows 8.1 Preview; available for download today

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2 years ago

A quick list of significant changes in Windows 8.1 [Updated]

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According to Chinese site WPDang, Microsoft had a small scale revealing of new features in Windows 8.1 earlier today in San Francisco.

The non-disclosure agreement they signed with Microsoft just expired a few minutes ago. With legal concern gone, they've decided to make a quick list of things, and save everyone some time mining into the system update looking for what's new when Windows 8.1 beta shows up in the Windows Store. Here is what you can expect from the system refreshment:

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2 years ago

Microsoft Build 2013 Keynote Live blog – 9AM PT/12pm ET

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2 years ago

Telefónica announces Windows Phone marketing partnership with Microsoft

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Microsoft has struck a deal with Telefónica to start a joint marketing effort to boost the sales of Windows Phone 8 hardware. Initially for a period lasting a year, the company will enhance marketing activities in support of stocked Windows Phones in the UK and Germany through O2, as well as Spain, Mexico, Brazil and Chile. Telefónica wishes to help develop a strong third choice for consumers to break the duopoly of Android and iOS.

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Sprint announces two Windows Phone 8 handsets - HTC 8XT and Samsung ATIV S Neo

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Today Sprint and Microsoft outlined plans to launch two Windows Phone 8 handsets on the US network. The HTC 8XT and Samsung ATIV S Neo will be packaged with Truly UnlimitedSM Sprint 4G LTE this coming summer. Both phones will be able to take full advantage of LTE speeds, offering consumers a rich experience when using the device while out and about.

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