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2 years ago

Microsoft's Joe Belfiore investigating Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1 update errors

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2 years ago

I traded in my MacBook Air and all I got was this Core i7 Surface Pro 3

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2 years ago

Viber picks up big update for Windows Phone

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2 years ago

Bing updates apps on Windows Phone, most likely bug fixes

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2 years ago

Activate Cortana alpha version in India, Canada, and Australia

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Earlier today, the Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1 started trickling for users who are on Windows Phone 8.1 Preview for Developers. As the Windows Phone team at Microsoft shared a few days ago, the latest update brings Cortana to China and UK in beta and to India, Australia, and Canada in India.

This early adopter program for the latter is opt-in, and gives people the option to try Cortana using English language models from the US and the UK. Let's see how we can configure it for Windows Phone devices in these regions.

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2 years ago

WPCentral app receives some bug fixes and ability to disable custom notification

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2 years ago

How to create Live Folders on Windows Phone 8.1 GDR1

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If you just installed Update 1 for Windows Phone 8.1 that was released earlier today, you'll be happy to know that you can now create Live Folders on the home screen. Microsoft calls these "Live" folders because whatever app or game is included in the folder still has their Live Tile enabled. How do you create them? It's easy! Let us show you.

Head past the break to watch the how-to video on the Nokia Lumia Icon.

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2 years ago

WWE 2K15 gets $99.99 Hulkamania edition for Xbox One

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2 years ago

Some devices need OEM driver updates before Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1

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2 years ago

Check out the new Live Tile for the Windows Phone Store

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Windows Phone 8.1 Update has numerous new features in it, with many being under the hood changes for phone manufacturers. One of the more interesting changes though is long outstanding: a Live Tile for the Windows Phone Store.

System apps typically do not have flipping Live Tiles, which is maybe why the Store and Xbox Music apps did not have them. Both of those are changing with Update 1 as the Store Tile now flips to reveal new apps and deals, and the Xbox Music app update (due in the coming weeks), also brings a long awaited Live Tile.

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2 years ago

In-flight phone calls likely won't happen with proposed new U.S. rules

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The United States Department of Transportation is getting closer to establishing formal rules on whether or not to allow in-flight communications, including receiving and placing phone calls while on a plane. Likely, according to reports, that decision would be no, meaning that passengers would continue to be barred from placing or receiving phone calls while they are in transit.

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2 years ago

Order from Mumbai's food chain BOX8 using the new Windows Phone app

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2 years ago

Internet sharing over Bluetooth comes via GDR1 update for Windows Phone

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In the Windows Phone Update 1 Preview, new Bluetooth profiles are supported in the latest OS update from Microsoft, giving consumers access to new abilities. Those new profiles included PAN (personal area network) 1.0 profile, aptX codec support for A2DP, and browsing support for AVRCP.

In regards to PAN, one visible area in which consumers can immediately see the difference is visible under Internet Sharing.

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2 years ago

Microsoft offers Xbox One with Madden NFL 15 for $399.99

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2 years ago

Boss Alert! Last chance to save 20% on Windows Phone accessories!

Listen up, everyone. The boss is returning tomorrow, which means this is your last opportunity to make a sweep through the WPCentral Store and save 20% on everything there, including cases for your Lumia 1520, high quality screen protectors for your Lumia 1020 or even a couple extra chargers and cables to keep around the house.

The Boss is Away Sale officially ends midnight tonight, so get your orders in and don't forget to apply coupon code: BOSS14 upon checkout for that instant 20% discount.

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