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2 years ago

Microsoft's planned surprise today was indeed another Android smartphone dubbed Nokia X2

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Microsoft recently teased today's announcement, which turned out to be the X2 – the next-gen Android-Microsoft hybrid. When Microsoft purchased the hardware and services division from Nokia, it was responsible for not only the Lumia line of Windows Phones but also the Nokia X. It's worth noting this launch since Redmond appears to be sticking to the plan to attract consumers through Android hardware.

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2 years ago

Panasonic to launch FZ-E1 with Windows Embedded 8.1 Handheld in August

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2 years ago

MobileFit Roundup: Top Rated Windows Phone Sleep apps

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Windows Phone Central App Roundup: Sleep Apps

One major element of fitness is sleep. During the Mobile Nations Fitness Month we've touched on Windows Phone apps to help you with your workouts and diet but all that work goes to pot if you can't get a good night's sleep.

Sleep, in many respects, is mechanism we use to recharge our batteries, allow the body to rejuvenate and relax our minds. The apps in this week's fitness app roundup are some of the top rated Windows Phone sleep apps designed to help with our sleep habits. They offer soothing, calming sounds to help get us to sleep as well as tools to monitor our sleep habits.

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2 years ago

One of our favorite YouTube apps, myTube is free for 24 hours

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myTube, an unofficial YouTube app for Windows Phone has gone free for the day in partnership with myAppFree. While Google continues to shirk away from releasing the official YouTube app, a handful of third-party apps like Metrotube and myTube offer users a great YouTube experience on their Windows Phone devices.

myTube is one of the must-have apps for your Windows Phone, and brings in unique features as well as progressive updates to improve the functionality and the experience. The app usually retails for 99 cents, but not for today as you can download it for free.

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2 years ago

British newspaper The Mirror launches official app for Windows 8

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The Mirror is a leading British newspaper, which has just released an app for Windows 8. Since the newspaper itself is free through the app, readers will be able to enjoy each issue at no extra cost. Each issue downloaded through the app is an exact copy of the print edition ensuring nothing is left out from the viewing experience. It's not a substitute, but a fantastic companion app for any Mirror reader.

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2 years ago

Microsoft wants to know what APIs are needed to build better apps

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2 years ago

Looking for a job? Slack wants a full-time Windows engineer to build a phone app and more

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2 years ago

Microsoft gives a behind the scenes tour of Surface Pro 3 commercial

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The Microsoft Surface Pro 3 commercial has been lauded for hitting all the right spots and now Microsoft is giving us a behind the scenes look at how it is making the commercial. The video, which was posted on to YouTube, shows how the actors move around from scene to scene with the tablet to get the most out of the Surface Pro 3, a tablet that Microsoft is promoting as good enough to replace your laptop.

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2 years ago

Microsoft targets Unity developers with game porting lab in August

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If you're a game developer using Unity, Microsoft is hoping that you'll port your games to Windows and Windows Phone. Hosting a Unity game porting lab in Seattle on August 19, 2014 from 8:30 AM to 8 PM, a "team of Microsoft experts will be available to help you quickly get started with porting your Unity games to Windows and Windows Phone" at the Westin Seattle.

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2 years ago

MetroMail gains Windows Phone 8.1 support for Gmail and IMAP users

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If you have to use Gmail for work, there are very few, if any, reliable email clients for Windows Phone beyond MetroMail. But besides Gmail, the MetroMail app also enables Outlook and IMAP with PUSH IDLE support for instant notifications. In other words, it's quite powerful and useful for those needing an app with "100% feature-parity with the official Gmail iOS app (minus server-side drafts)", or for those who need a potent IMAP client.

Today, version 3.0 is hot off the presses. MetroMail 3.0 is so new you may not be able to find it in the Store yet. Luckily, we have the full scoop and Windows Phone 8.1 users will want to pay particular attention.

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2 years ago

Angry Birds Star Wars II update for Windows Phone adds Rise of the Clones

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2 years ago

Blue Skies updated to gain additional radar sources, offline support and more

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Blue Skies has quickly captured the collective heart of the Windows Phone community. It's a beautiful weather app that is also functional and useful. We've been loving it for the past two months and are quite pleased with the solid and regular updates. Today we're getting another update to Blue Skies that adds caching and offline support, plus so much more.

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2 years ago

Microsoft will give you $650 to trade your MacBook Air for a Surface Pro 3

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2 years ago

Location Finder updated, adds transparent Live Tiles and resolves OneDrive issues

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Location Finder is a popular Windows Phone app that will find, save and share your current location. The app can come in handy if you need to remember where you parked your car or need to share your location with friends/family visiting from out of town.

The app recently received two updates of the past few days, ultimately taking Location Finder to version 2.7.1. The first update added transparent tiles and street view capabilities to Location Finder's list of features. The most recent update fixes issues surrounding OneDrive back-up/restore features.

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2 years ago

Sprint announces 30-day trial for new customers

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Sprint announces 30-day trial for new customers

Sprint has announced a new trial program for their network. Sprint will be giving a full refund to customers who aren't satisfied with their Sprint service within the first 30 days. Specifically, Sprint will refund customers the cost of the device, and all activation and service fees will be waived.

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