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2 years ago

Office Lens can now scan documents straight to PDF

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2 years ago

Swatch's smartwatch due in 3 months, won't have to be charged

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Swiss watchmaker Swatch has been toying with the idea of a smartwatch for some time, and now CEO Nick Hayek is saying that we can expect in in the next three months. Swatch isn't your typical Swiss watchmaker though — their wares fall on the much more affordable side of the watch spectrum, with retail prices as low as $50. What's most interesting, however, is Hayek's claim of a smartwatch that doesn't have to be charged.

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2 years ago

Microsoft overhauls its Image Composite Editor for Windows

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The Image Composite Editor (ICE) is Microsoft Research's advanced panoramic image stitcher for Windows, which has been overhauled to version 2.0. Importing a number of overlapping photographs from a single scene will enable the app to create a seamless high-resolution panorama. Think of this as a suite to create similar magic as the Windows Phone panoramic feature.

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2 years ago

This see-through hard case for HTC One M8 is on sale today for only $14.95

2 years ago

Sunrise Calendar 101: Knowing Microsoft's latest acquisition

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Microsoft's latest acquisition, while not officially announced by the company, is said to be Sunrise Calendar. Anyone who's ever spent any time with Android or iOS may well be familiar with i already. It's massively popular and all the while has remained free to download.

But what is it that makes this calendar app a potential $100 million investment? Why is it so good? Read on and we'll try to break it down for you.

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2 years ago

Latest WeChat update adds a way to record and send short video messages

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2 years ago

Sprint scores almost a million new connections in Q3, but the growth comes at a cost

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Following its preliminary publication, Sprint has today shared its final report for Q3 2014. The US carrier managed to bag just short of one million new connections, boasting "significant progress on building a consistent and reliable network". It's not all good news, however. As the recent Super Bowl ad teaser revealed, the company hopes you're watching.

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2 years ago

Evolve Hunters Quest Review - a match three Windows Phone game with a little bite

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While Xbox One gamers are enjoying the first-person shooter game Evolve, Windows Phone gamers have a slightly different version of the game to pass the time with.

Evolve: Hunters Quest is a Windows Phone game that has you solving match-three puzzles that in turn drives a team of hunter's actions as they deal with a wide variety of mutated creatures. Evolve: Hunters Quest has over one hundred missions to tackle and team members can be ranked up to make each member more formidable as they encounter monsters that are more dangerous.

Available for low-memory Windows Phones, Evolve: Hunters Quest is a fun Windows Phone game that is somewhat addictive. It could use a little fine-tuning but overall, it is an appealing title to have in your gaming library.

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2 years ago

New screenshots surface, claim to show Windows 10 Preview for phones

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We've received screenshots offering a first look of Windows 10 Technical Preview for phones. The screenshots showcase the action center, which includes an expanded list of toggles extending up to three rows. Also highlighted is the new Settings pane, which lists options under different categories.

And if they're truly genuine it looks like we might see a message from Seattle Seahawks Quarterback, Russell Wilson, stating "every setback has a major comeback." He was of course referring to the Seahawks dramatic Super Bowl loss to the Patriots, but it's incredibly apt given the adventure Microsoft is about to embark upon with Windows.

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2 years ago

BT confirms acquisition of EE for £12.5 billion

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2 years ago

Mega Privacy update allows you to download content directly to your phone's storage

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2 years ago

Twitter CEO takes stance against abuse, vows to eliminate trolls from the platform

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In an internal memo sent out to employees, Twitter CEO Dick Costolo acknowledged the platform's ongoing problems with harassment and abuse as well as its inability to combat trolls. Costolo admitted that this behavior was a key factor in driving away core users from the platform, and that he would be taking an aggressive stance against trolls on Twitter.

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2 years ago

Watch our replay of #IDARB and (mainly) PvZ: Garden Warfare!

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Windows Central has been livestreaming a wide variety of Xbox One games on every Saturday for quite a while now. As our viewership continues to grow, so does the number of games we want to share with you! Thus we'll now be Twitch streaming a different game every Wednesday as well. That's twice the chances to tune in and chat along with your fellow readers while our staff showcases a great game.

Tonight we'll be streaming the freshly released IDARB from Other Ocean. IDARB is this month's free Xbox One Games with Gold title and plays like a crazy hybrid of basketball and a platforming game. After a bit of IDARB action, we'll cleanse our pallets with a few rounds of Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare from Electronic Arts. Viewers who own either game are welcome to join me for multiplayer during the stream.

Update: The stream has ended! We experienced severe connection issues with IDARB, but our Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare sessions went great. Check out the replay after the break (skip to about 40 minutes in for PvZ).

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2 years ago

Microsoft's paying more than $100 million for the Sunrise calendar app for iOS and Android

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2 years ago

Weekly photo contest: Public transport

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Weekly photo contest: Public transport

We're in the middle of the early year event season right now and for many of us at Windows Central and Mobile Nations at large that means breaking out of the office and going outside. In most cases we'll avoid driving when public transport is available, so what better theme for this weeks photo contest!

But first, a little housekeeping. Head below to recap and see who won last weeks "Cold" themed contest!

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