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2 years ago

7-Eleven brings back support for Windows Phone with latest update

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2 years ago

Listen to Tove Lo on Xbox Music and watch Chef on Xbox Video this weekend

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There's so much good stuff on Xbox Music and Xbox Video. How do you keep up with what's new and worth checking out? You don't have to; we'll do that for you. Every Friday we'll grab the hottest albums and singles on Xbox Music. We'll also let you know what movies and television shows are out to watch on Xbox Video. It's the weekend, and we'll help entertain you.

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2 years ago

Microsoft tells court Samsung owes $6.9 million in unpaid interest over licensing

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Court documents reveal that Microsoft is asking for $6.9 million in unpaid interest in its lawsuit against Samsung last year over licensing. Microsoft originally filed the suit against Samsung stating that the latter owes it a licensing royalty on each Android Galaxy phone or tablet and that the former's purchase of Nokia's devices and service division didn't violate the company's contract with Samsung.

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2 years ago

Friday fun: the Nokia Lumia 1020 is still king for concert videos

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Earlier this week I had the opportunity to see one of my favorite bands Rise Against. Not only did I have tickets, but also, I splurged for the pricey balcony seats to have an excellent view. For this show, I wanted to watch them unobstructed and just take it in, as opposed to the floor (you will see why).

Which phone to take to the show? Although the Lumia 1520 is still my top phone now, the Lumia 1020's 41 MP camera cannot be denied, especially for video. You see, with the PureView cameras, not only can you record excellent video, but also with your finger on the display, you can zoom in and out like a real video camera. Try that on the iPhone.

Curious as to the result? Here is a sample video.

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2 years ago

Do re mi fa so, full song lyrics now appear in Bing results

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2 years ago

Women account for 29 percent of Microsoft's workforce

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In its latest diversity report, Microsoft says that it is employing more women now than ever. Female employees now account for 29 percent of the total Microsoft workforce, up from 24 percent last year. In addition to the general workforce, Microsoft says that the proportion of women senior executives also rose from 24 to 27 percent this year. Additionally, women and minorities also comprise a larger percentage of Microsoft's board of directors, up from 33 percent to 40 percent.

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2 years ago

Grab these two Star Wars games for Windows Phone before they disappear

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Star Wars: Tiny Death Star & Star Wars Assault Team will soon be pulled from the Windows Phone Store. Today, Disney pulled both games from the Apple App Store and Google Play Store. The Developers of the game, Nimblebit, have announced that Disney gave them no prior knowledge of the move. The sad thing about it, is that both titles haven't even been available for a year, with Star Wars Assault Team only being six months old.

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2 years ago

Maestro email client updated with new features in public preview

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2 years ago

Flipboard showdown: iOS vs Windows Phone

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Flipboard showdown: iOS vs Windows Phone

Flipboard is a very popular app that grabs content from several sources and presents them in a magazine format. There's a social networking aspect to as well since it lets people curate and share content as their own magazines that others can follow or subscribe to. The app has been available on iOS and Android since 2012, and you might have heard that the Windows Phone equivalent has just been released. We happen to have an iPhone 6 Plus lying around, so let's compare Flipboard running on iOS with the recently released Windows Phone app. The results may disappoint you.

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2 years ago

Microsoft reveals keyboard shortcuts in Windows 10 Technical Preview

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2 years ago

What separates you from the 41-megapixel PureView camera of the Lumia 1020 is just $339

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Arguably the best camera phone of any platform, the AT&T Lumia 1020 is now priced at just $339 at the Microsoft Store and at Amazon, and the beauty of the pricing is that you don't need to sign any two-year agreements for the 41-megapixel PureView smartphone, which can run the Windows Phone 8.1 operating system after a firmware update.

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2 years ago

Poki 2 available for Windows Phone, revamped interface and a ton of new features

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Poki for Windows Phone has been updated. Head into the Windows Phone Store and you'll now find version 2 of this very popular Pocket client for Windows Phone. Pocket is a read-it-later service that enables you to save articles and more for offline reading. This update for Poki introduces a new UI, tons of new features and a new freemium pricing model.

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2 years ago

Designer of the Metro UI for Surface departs Microsoft to join data analysis startup

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2 years ago

Cortana picks up image support for Halo-themed questions

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It looks like the Microsoft Cortana team is tweaking responses to some Halo-themed questions. Starting today, users began to notice that when asking Cortana about the famous first-person space adventure, she now responds with an image of the object in question in addition to her usual canned-audio response.

To initiate the results, users just have to ask Cortana 'What is Halo?' or 'Where is Master Chief'. Even asking about the Flood brings up an image of the baddie.

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2 years ago

Defense Grid 2 review – Serious tower defense for Xbox One

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Defense Grid 2 is the sequel to Hidden Path Entertainment's 2009 critically-acclaimed Xbox Live Arcade tower defense strategy game. Having achieved so much with the first entry, Hidden Path still felt like they could outdo themselves with a next-gen version. And indeed Defense Grid 2 is easily the best tower defense game on Xbox One right now.

If you're someone that likes tower defense games, but feel as if most of them are too easy, perhaps this is the game you need to play. Defense Grid 2 has layers and layers of complexity. This isn't just "put down the towers at the beginning of the wave and watch it defeat your enemies." This is more of a scramble fast to build your towers and put them in the right spots early, or watch your enemy easily pick you apart. Check out our detailed review to learn how it all works.

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