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2 years ago

Deal of the Day: Amzer Pudding TPU Case for Nokia Lumia 1520

2 years ago

White Xbox One listed, and then delisted, on French retail website [Update]

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Update Polygon is reporting that Microsoft has confirmed a white Xbox One console with Sunset Overdrive will indeed be sold, but there's no word on pricing or availability yet.

Original story A white version of Microsoft's Xbox One console, which was previous available just for members of the company's Xbox development team, may be heading to retail stores, according to a pre-order listing on a French site that was quickly pulled.

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2 years ago

Fail Hard, a Windows Phone game for the stuntman in all of us

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Fail Hard is an arcade styled game for your Windows Phone that has you assuming the role of a backyard stuntman who must conquer a wide range of obstacle courses.

The game has nine stages or environments that are filled with multiple levels of action. As you play the game, you will earn coins that can be used to upgrade existing gear or used to buy new equipment. Just be warned, you will crash and burn often with Fail Hard - much in the spirit of Fail Army, a favorite channel with the staff that highlights epic fails.

A universal game, available for Windows 8 and all Windows Phone 8, Fail Hard is a fun, nicely animated, challenging Windows Phone game that is a great option to consider when you need to kill some time.

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2 years ago

CEF Photos, a photo history of Canada and the Great War

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CEF Photos is a Windows Phone reference app that delivers over 1,100 photos of the Canadian Expeditionary Force during World War I. While Great Britain and the United States often took center stage, 620,000 men and women of the CEF served during the First World War. The mostly volunteer force participated in several major battles across the European theatre and carried a strong reputation as being an effective military formation.

CEF Photos may not appeal to everyone but with the First World War passing its 100-year anniversary, the app may present a different perspective on things to history buffs.

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2 years ago

Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1 rolling out to Developer Preview users

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2 years ago

Three UK confirms it's now selling SIM unlocked phones

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2 years ago

Education software provider Blackboard courting Windows developers

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If you've ever been to university there's a strong chance in many parts of the world you'll be familiar with Blackboard. A software platform used by institutions to communicate with its students on a whole host of things, as yet there aren't any official Windows 8.1 or Windows Phone applications for it. But that could be changing in the near future as the company is looking for "a Windows 8 / Windows Phone / Windows Surface Developer to revolutionize the role of mobile technology in education." Sounds promising.

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2 years ago

Students can buy the Surface Pro 3 for as little as $650

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If you're a student or educator, using Microsoft's education discount would reduce the entry level pricing of the Surface Pro 3 to just $649, or $150 less than the current $799 price tag for the Intel Core i3 model. The education discount appears to apply to all Surface Pro 3 models so even if you opt for a more expensive configuration, you can knock off $150 from the build price.

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2 years ago

New NFL app for Xbox One and Windows arriving just in time for season kickoff

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Microsoft will be updating the NFL app on the Xbox One and Windows 8 devices, adding several new features in time for the start of the football season next month. The new app will be more customizable, and you will be able to choose the information you see. You an view stats for your favorite teams and players, as well as on-demand video from NFL Now and more, according to Engadget:

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2 years ago

Surface Pro 2 to catch NFL games from the sidelines

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The NFL will be employing modified Surface tablets on the sidelines of games beginning this season. As part of an existing deal with Microsoft, the NFL will deploy Surface Pro 2 tablets beginning with the Hall of Fame game today. The tablets, modified externally with a thick blue case, will be used to review plays instantly. Each sideline will have a temperature-controlled cart of Surface tablets, which will remain locked up at the stadium when not in use during games. Additionally, the tablets will be locked down to prevent cheating, according to Engadget:

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2 years ago

Anagramble, a fast-paced word game for Windows Phone

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Anagramble is a Windows Phone word game that gives you two minutes, thirty words and the task of finding anagrams within those words. Anagrams are words created by re-arranging the letters of a word.

For example an anagram for Mary would be Army.

Available for 512MB devices, Anagramble is a simple word game that comes across as a fun time waster of a game for your Windows Phone. There is a bit of challenge to the game and a faint educational value in finding those hidden words.

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2 years ago

Deal of the Day: 50% off Amzer Pudding Case for Nokia Lumia Icon

2 years ago

Cortana for China makes a video cameo

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2 years ago

How to merge a contact in Windows Phone

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How to merge a contact in Windows Phone

The People Hub in Windows Phone is the center for all your contacts. It goes above and beyond your typical contact list and integrates social networks like Facebook and Twitter (thanks Social Extensibility framework). By aggregating all that data into one, contact card, your People Hub becomes invaluable for keeping your friends all in once place. Windows Phone does a good job automatically piecing everything together, though sometimes it misses adding your phonebook contact with their Facebook profile. Here's how to manually merge and link contacts in the People Hub on Windows Phone.

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2 years ago

Microsoft merges official Windows Phone blog into Blogging Windows

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