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2 years ago

SNAPCAM turns your photos into photobooks, now supported in more countries

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2 years ago

How to change your goal for steps with the Microsoft Band

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The Microsoft Band tracks your steps automatically. You can see this number from the main tile. Keep pressing the action button until you see the shoe icon. You can use the number of steps to measure the progress against your goals. By default, the Microsoft Band sets the goal at 5,000 steps. We'll show you how to change (increase) that goal. Watch our how-to video.

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2 years ago

Windows Phone gains small bump in market share for September

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ComScore had released its mobile market share data for the September 2014. In terms of platforms, Android leads with 52.1 percent followed by iOS with 41.7 percent and Microsoft with 3.6 percent. Both Android and Microsoft grew its market share slightly compared the the prior quarter ended in June 2014, with Windows Phone gaining 0.2 percentage points. BlackBerry commanded a 2.3 percent market share and Symbian still hangs on with 0.2 percent.

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2 years ago

Microsoft says UI changes are coming in the next OneDrive Windows Phone update

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2 years ago

Halloween 2014 Contest Winners!

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The judges pored over the hundreds of submissions in this year's Halloween Photo Contests, and they have finally narrowed them down and chosen winners for each site! There were so many incredible entries, from funny to scary and everything in between, and all of them were so very creative, so as always this was a really hard contest to judge! It took a little bit longer than we had hoped, but prizes are worth waiting for, right? We appreciate all the pictures that were submitted, and hope that you all had as much fun entering as we did getting to see everyone entries.

You can check out the winners for each site below, as well as see who has won the Mobile Nations No Tricks, Just Treats Halloween Contest grand prize!

2 years ago

Fitbit for Windows 8.1 updated with new UI and syncing capability

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Fitbit is on a roll lately with Microsoft. Tomorrow, the Lumia 830 goes on sale through AT&T with a free Fitbit Flex in tow ($99 value). Additionally, the Windows Phone app has been receiving a lot of attention lately with new background syncing and Cortana integration.

Today, Fitbit has finally overhauled their Windows 8.1 Modern app for tablet and PC users. The new app has an entirely new and more fluid UI and adds their new Challenges feature. What's more, the Modern app can now sync directly to your FitBit, so long as you have the USB sync dongle attached to the PC.

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2 years ago

WhatsApp now tells you what time someone read your message

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Yesterday, the popular messaging service WhatsApp had two updates: one was server side and the other was an actual app update. Although bugs and fixes were listed in the changelog, as it turns out much was included than previously thought.

WhatsApp now included detailed 'seen' and 'read' information for messages you sent to either individuals or groups. In fact, for groups it will show who read the message and at what time, alongside who has not yet read your message (but the time it was delivered to them).

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2 years ago

The Microsoft Band steps data on Windows Phone has some quirky bugs

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There are some weird bugs on the Microsoft Band. Yesterday, I remember doing 10,820 steps. When I checked my steps history today, the data shows a very different number. It says 8,344 steps. What happened to the other 2,476 steps? After some digging, it turns out the steps data seems to be recording fine. It's the Microsoft Health app for Windows Phone that's messing up the dates.

It looks like Microsoft Health for Windows Phone is displaying the steps data from the day before. So, instead of showing 10,820 steps for November 5th, it's showing my steps data from November 4th. The steps data on the Microsoft Health app for iOS is not affected. You can see a clearer picture below. The numbers basically shift by one day.

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2 years ago

Lenovo silently reduces rated battery for the Yoga 3 Pro, lowers its price

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Earlier in October, Lenovo wowed the tech media, including us, with their new Yoga 3 Pro ultralight Ultrabook. Coming in at just 2.6 pounds and being as thin as a pencil, the third edition of the popular consumer Yoga PC line looked outstanding.

However, since its release, the pricey 2-in-1 laptop has garnered some less than impressive reviews, including one from me. Although the hardware and design are admirable, the promised 'up to 9 hours' battery life seemed to be a major exaggeration only obtainable in some undiscovered perfect universe.

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2 years ago

Here is the touch-optimized Microsoft Office demoed on a Surface Pro 3

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2 years ago

Subway Surfers picks up Bangkok World Tour update

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One of the more popular endless-runner games for Windows Phone picks up yet-another update today for its World Tour. Yes, Subway Surfers, which always garners a plethora of tips from you folks, is now in Bangkok along with new contests, themes and more.

Head to the Store and version 1.31.0.0 is sitting there ready for you to update. Kiloo games has even released a rather detailed changelog and accompanying YouTube video to demonstrate the changes.

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2 years ago

Halo: Master Chief Collection's day-one update won't be as big as originally feared

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Gamers who have pre-ordered the digital edition of Halo: The Master Chief Collection for the Xbox One have discovered that the big "day-one" update for the first person shooter will be "just" 15 GB. While that's a large download, it's still 25 percent smaller than the 20 GB file size that developer 343 Industries originally claimed. The total installation comes to 59.1 GB.

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2 years ago

These slim, lightweight HTC One M8 hard cases are 43% off today!

The SURFACE cover by Seidio is the ultimate low-profile HTC One (M8) Windows hard case; combining a super-slim design with a protective outer shell. The exterior features a custom soft coating that provides additional grip to help prevent accidental drops and access to all ports and buttons. Get yours in black, blue, red, purple or gold today for just $16.95.

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2 years ago

Today's Microsoft Store grand opening in Friendswood, TX features tremendous deals and giveaways

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The Microsoft Store is something of a haven for Microsoft fans, a place to find new hardware, software, and accessories ranging across a number of platforms. Not everyone is fortunate enough to live near a Microsoft Store, but new stores continue to open and expand Microsoft's reach.

One of those new Microsoft Stores opens in Friendswood, TX today inside of the Baybrook Mall. It will be the third one in the Houston area and the most convenient one within driving distance for yours truly. To celebrate the grand opening today, Microsoft will be offering up for $99 Toshiba Windows tablets and 4GB Xbox 360 consoles, free gift cards, and a chance to meet José Altuve of the Houston Astros.

Yesterday I toured the Friendswood Microsoft Store a little early in order to bring you our impressions and a full rundown of today's Grand Opening celebration. Update: Now with fresh photos from the ceremony!

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2 years ago

Microsoft has completed its acquistion of Mojang and Minecraft

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