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2 years ago

Latest ixigo update now allows searching for hotels and trains

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ixigo.com (pronounced ‘ik-si-go’) is a travel search engine in India. The service acts as an infomediary that aggregates travel websites to compare information and deals. ixigo does not handle bookings but instead redirects the users to book directly from other online travel agencies.

The official ixigo app – ixigo Flights Search – landed on the Windows Phone Store a few weeks ago and allowed you to find the best airfares across India’s leading OTAs like MakeMyTrip, goibibo, via, Expedia, and others. However, the latest update v2.0 also adds searching for hotels and trains.

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2 years ago

Starbucks partners with Duracell to offer PMA wireless charging with your coffee

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Taking wireless charging to the next level, 100,000 Powermat spots are to be deployed in participating Starbucks and Teavana tea bars. Duracell today announced alongside Starbucks that the rollout will commence in the San Francisco Bay area, expanding Powermat to additional markets next year with full nationwide coverage planned over time at supporting establishments.

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2 years ago

Cortana questions answered about India, the recent update, new features and more

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Yesterday we reported on some new features and enhancements that were rolling out to Cortana for some users. Twenty-four hours later and we still aren't seeing the updates on our phones, but other users in our forums are having better luck.

First up, we should mention that there is a user in our forum named 'Talderon' who claims to work for Microsoft with specific knowledge about Cortana. While we have not been able to verify his authenticity, the information he posts is fairly detailed and interesting. None of what he reveals is secret, but rather specific functions of Cortana and status updates on known issues, etc.

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2 years ago

Sniper Elite III sets its sights on Xbox One and Xbox 360 later this month

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Some of the Xbox games announced at E3 this week are a fair ways off – whether they're due this fall like the Halo: Master Chief Collection, or coming in 2015 or beyond as with Crackdown 3. But other games we see on the show floor will be arriving much sooner; the awesomely retro platformer 1001 Spikes not only graced the show but actually launched this week. We also caught wind of an impressive game that's due out at the end of the month: Sniper Elite III from UK-based Rebellion and publisher 505 Games.

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2 years ago

Simplifying its terms, Microsoft wants you to understand what you agree to

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Cutting out a lot of the legal jargon, Microsoft is now simplifying its Microsoft Services Agreement (MSA) in an effort to make the terms easier to read and understand for consumers who are non-lawyers. "Part of that is also making sure our service agreements are as easy as possible for everyone to understand," Microsoft said, and that these terms will apply to services like OneDrive, Outlook.com, Bing, and MSN.com.

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2 years ago

Hilton HHonors app makes booking your stay even easier

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2 years ago

Xbox One Afterglow controller brings a rave to your hands

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Xbox One Afterglow controller brings a rave to your hands

E3 2014 isn't just all about games. Accessory makers for the video game industry descend upon downtown Los Angeles to show off their latest wares. PDP is here showing off the latest entry for their Afterglow brand of products. PDP makes a few accessories for the Xbox One and Xbox 360 that you might have picked up at one point. Their TV mounting solution for Kinect on the Xbox One has been well received and is even sold at the Microsoft Store. Here's a quick tease of their upcoming Xbox One Afterglow controller.

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2 years ago

Top Rated Windows Phone Gym Apps

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Top Rated Windows Phone Gym Apps

Windows Phone Central App Roundup: Gym Apps

Fitness month is well underway and this week's Windows Phone Central roundup will focus on apps to help you make the most of your gym workouts. These apps are flexible enough to be of use in a formal gym setting or the less formal environment of a basement gym.

Each include workout programs designed to build and strengthen various muscle groups. We will even throw in an app designed to give you a complete workout in a very short time.

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2 years ago

1001 Spikes and Blood of the Werewolf unleash old-school platforming on Xbox consoles

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E3 has been a hectic week of new console game announcements, both retail and downloadable. With so many ID@Xbox games just announced for the Xbox One, it's easy to miss that a new indie game actually came out this week! 1001 Spikes is a retro-style platformer from Japanese developer 8bits Fanatics and publisher Nicalis. I guarantee fans of Spelunky, platforming, and local multiplayer will absolutely eat it up.

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2 years ago

Life360 for Windows Phone, an easy way to keep track of your Family

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Life360 is a family location app for Windows Phone 8 that will map out family members smartphones using GPS tracking technology. The app also has features to locate lost phones, alerts for when family members reach their destination, and more.

Life360 is available for Windows Phone 8, iPhones, Android devices and even non-smartphones can be registered and tracked. The app has plenty of features but does require each smartphone to have the app installed and each family register for membership. While the core Life360 service is free, it takes a little more effort to set-up than, say AT&T's Family Map but may end up saving you a little cash along the way.

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2 years ago

Weather Hound updated with transparent Live Tile support

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For those not familiar, Weather Hound is a Windows Phone weather app that approaches things in a simple manner. The app offers, in minimalistic fashion, a weather summary with the core forecast information along with hourly forecasts and a seven-day forecast. You can set Weather Hound up to provide the forecast information based on your Windows Phone location or turn off your Location Services and set the location manually.

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2 years ago

Torrent like a boss on Windows Phone 8.1 with Torrex Pro, free for a limited time

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2 years ago

Surface Pro 3 launch events to be held June 20 at Microsoft Store locations

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2 years ago

Don't care for Xbox Music? Here's a sneak peek at OneMusic coming to Windows Phone

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Microsoft and Xbox Music team are hard at work on improving the app experience for Windows Phone 8.1, but judging some of the comments from last night's update, many of you are still not satisfied with the current level or progress.

Developer Philippe Maes, who makes the popular app Cal, is stepping in to offer his solution dubbed 'OneMusic.' The app is due in the coming weeks, but I managed to get my hands on a release-candidate and I have been using the app for a few weeks now. Here is a quick hands on tour of what to expect.

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2 years ago

TweetDeck services taken offline after rapidly-spreading exploit

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Update: TweetDeck says they've "verified [their] security fix and have turned TweetDeck services back on for all users" and apologized for the inconvenience.

Original story follows.

If are a big user of TweetDeck, you might have noticed some issues with using those apps today. A security issue that was first discovered with the Chrome app version has since caused the app's owners at Twitter to shut down all TweetDeck services to fix the problem.

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