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2 years ago

VH1 now available on Windows Phone and Windows 8

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VH1 now available on Windows Phone and Windows 8

VH1 is a popular cable television network based of NYC. It launched in the mid-80’s and was originally meant to showcase music videos, but that, of course, changed as time went on. Now you’ll find all sorts of reality programs, original programming and the occasional music video on VH1. You can now also watch that content on your Windows Phone or Windows 8.1 device thanks to the new VH1 app.

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2 years ago

Developers now have access to more GPU bandwidth on Xbox One

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2 years ago

GoPro updated on Windows Phone, adds ability to view photos, playback video and more!

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GoPro is one of the hottest companies out there in the action camera space. You could even argue that they’re the action camera. The Windows Phone GoPro app was teased at CES 2013 and finally launched in May of the same year. An update to the app, this last November, introduced support for the HERO3+ camera. Today we’re getting a very big update to the official GoPro app that will make a lot of you with GoPro cameras very happy. Changelog and details after the break.

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2 years ago

Xbox One SmartGlass updated with TV and app channel improvements

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That Xbox One in your living room just got a big update last night. The June system update introduced things like external hard drive support to store games and apps, real names, Games with Gold hub and so much more. Microsoft also then announced that Twitter, Vine, HBO and 42 other apps would be coming to Xbox between now and holiday 2014. Not to be left alone, the Xbox One SmartGlass app for Windows Phone picked up a major update today. Details and changelog after the break.

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2 years ago

Microsofts posts four new ads on the benefits of Internet Explorer

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2 years ago

A4WP expands Rezence wireless charging spec to power laptops, tablets in future

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The Alliance for Wireless Power (A4WP) is announcing an expansion of its current Rezence wireless charging specification that will offer up to 50 watts of power in the future — allowing charging of multiple devices, including laptops and tablets, with a single charger. With upgrades to the base spec expected to be finalized by the end of 2014, A4WP will have Rezence capable of powering laptops, tablets and other consumer electronics with different power requirements.

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2 years ago

Why you should buy a fitness tracker

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Why you should buy a fitness tracker

It's #MobileFit Month here at Mobile Nations, and that means we're looking at all of the best devices to get you fit and healthy. A big part of that group is of course, fitness trackers.

There are people who like to exercise and those who avoid exercise at all costs. The exercising group may be more willing to strap on a fitness tracker, however we'd argue that those who avoid exercise are the ones that would benefit much more. In fact, it seems the non-exercising group are the ones that should consider buying a fitness tracker.

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2 years ago

Kabam pledges to bring The Hobbit: Kingdoms of Middle-earth and other casual titles to Microsoft platforms

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One of the biggest names in free-to-play mobile games, Kabam, has announced a new agreement with Microsoft that will bring many of its titles to the growing body of Windows Phone games and Windows 8 games. One of their most popular casual games is The Hobbit: Kingdoms of Middle-earth. In addition any future games from Kabam will be launched for Windows platforms around the same time as their iOS and Android counterparts.

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2 years ago

Supposed Lumia Cyan update schedule leaks for Benelux region

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Windows Phone 8.1 is the massive OS update from Microsoft. Lumia Cyan is the corresponding firmware from Nokia, customized for individual hardware. The two go together and are part of the official over-the-air update expected later in July and rollout through August.

Popular internet leaker @Evleaks has posted what looks to be a schedule of the Lumia Cyan update, broken down by device e.g. Lumia 920 and Lumia 1520. However, this is only for the Benelux region, which is comprised of Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg.

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2 years ago

PGA Tour redesign is cleaner, faster, and better

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PGA Tour redesign is cleaner, faster, and better

The PGA Tour app for Windows Phone is the recipient of a major update today, with a new design and a number of features added for fans of the professional golf series. The first version of the app was released in 2012 as a Nokia Lumia exclusive and a year later became available for all Windows Phone devices. This new 2.0 version is now available for Windows Phone 7.5, 8.0 and 8.1 and has a new and pleasing design.

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2 years ago

Official HotSchedules app now available for Windows Phone to keep employees up to date

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HotSchedules (www.hotschedules.com) is a popular labor management app designed for companies with a rather large and lively workforce, like restaurants, hotels or movie theaters. Managing employees for meetings, work shifts, time-off requests and last minute emergencies can always be tedious, with managers often using Excel sheets and other work-around solutions to keep everyone up to date.

HotSchedules solves these problems by using a web-based system that they call “the Jedi Master of labor management and cost control." While a web-based system is neat, it’s the corresponding mobile apps for employees that makes this system super cool. Now, Windows Phone users can get in on the action too.

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2 years ago

6snap gets 'major performance, stability and design improvements' in latest update

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2 years ago

Twitter, Vine, HBO, and 42 other apps coming soon to Xbox

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2 years ago

Microsoft to add updates to Cortana twice a month

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Microsoft’s Cortana is certainly a work in progress, even here in the US where it’s officially available. China and the UK are on the immediate horizon for rollouts, with other regions to follow soon. With all of that work ahead, it makes sense that the Cortana team will want to have a regular update schedule, and much like the Xbox Music app, it looks to be bi-monthly.

In an interview over at Engadget with the Cortana team, updates to the Cortana system will evidently happen twice a month with the possibility for off-cycle updates “for things that are timely, urgent or especially badass." The ability to update Cortana dynamically will ensure that her chitchat (small conversations pieces, voiced by Jen Taylor), will be current and relevant, reflecting any significant cultural happenings.

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2 years ago

This Windows 8.1 tablet costs only $100

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