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2 years ago

Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 combine for 10.58% of the desktop market

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We know that Windows Phone 8 moved 10.9 million handsets during the fourth quarter of 2013 and by doing so saw a year over year growth of 104% for the platform. But how’s Windows 8 doing? Some new numbers out from Net Applications show how Windows 8 (including Windows 8.1) are doing when compared to other platforms like Windows 7, Windows XP, OS X, and Linux. Time to see check out the current market share for desktop operating systems.

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2 years ago

Archos will launch a Windows Phone 'when the time is right'

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2 years ago

Deal alert: Buy a year of Xbox Music and get a free Lumia 520 or Lumia 521 (US only)

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2 years ago

Bill Gates may become more active at Microsoft, assist new CEO

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It’s now the second month of 2014 and we still don’t have a new CEO at Microsoft. The latest reports from sources within Microsoft pin Satya Nadella as the front runner and apparent next CEO. Those initial reports also stated that current chairman of the board, Bill Gates, would be stepping down. That might be true, but new a report indicates he’ll pick up a more active role at Microsoft.

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2 years ago

South Korean programmer puts Microsoft's Kinect to use on border surveillance

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A heavily defended border separates both North and South Korea, but the Microsoft Kinect has been modified to help out South Korea's border patrol by programmer Jae Kwan Ko. The Kinect was deployed back in August last year, which reportedly identifies objects crossing the DMZ (Demilitarised Zone). The device itself can discern the difference between humans and animals, alerting nearby outposts should the former be detected.

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2 years ago

Official Auto Expo 2014 Motor Show Windows Phone app now available

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Auto Expo - The Motor Show (www.autoexpo.in) is India's largest automobile exhibition held biennially in Delhi. Organised by ACMA, CII and SIAM, the expo itself is attended by automobile enthusiasts from India as well as countries around the world. This year's Auto Expo will be held between February 7-11 at India Expo Mart, Greater Noida. To help attendees out who own a Windows Phone, an official app has been released for the platform. Speed past the break for more details.

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2 years ago

In 10 days you'll be able to ragequit Flappy Bird on Windows Phone

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Dong Nguyen's hit-game Flappy Bird is on its way to Windows Phone, that we already know. But what we didn't know was an expected date. The developer took to Twitter to reveal that Flappy Bird has been submitted to the store and needs to be approved by Microsoft. This means the game is well on its way and it shouldn't be too long until we're able to ragequit while mobile. 

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2 years ago

Nokia’s HERE Mapping data get offline support for Sochi Olympics

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Late last week, we broke the news about offline mapping data being updated by Nokia’s HERE team. In case you missed it, you’ll want to download the latest version of your mapping data (not the app itself) for lots of small changes and refinements. Some of those changes include house numbers for seven European countries, extended woodland coverage and Hindi support.

When we spoke with HERE team member Pino Bonetti about what the update entailed, he promised one more ‘surprise’ coming on Monday. Well, looking at our calendar, that day is today, and as it turns out, the Sochi Olympics are on Nokia’s radar.

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2 years ago

EE and Three to invest £1 billion in 4G UK network infrastructure and share upgrade costs

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UK mobile operators Three and EE (Everything Everywhere) are to invest £1 billion in a shared 4G network agreement. According to the Financial Times, the two companies will work together by sharing mast and backhaul transmission costs as part of the joint investment in UK infrastructure. The goal is to provide greater flexibility for the two networks to control speeds and coverage, as well as improving efficiency of provided services as a whole. 

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2 years ago

Vector 28: Making media truly mobile

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Vector 28: Making media truly mobile

Vector is our cross-site, cross-platform technology and analysis show where we talk about the biggest stories and issues in mobile with the smartest people in the business. In this week's episode, Chris Harris of Glide joins Rene to talk about the future of digital publishing, whether old media companies can adapt, if music, video, and text will become one and the same, and meeting the needs of mobile.

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2 years ago

Windows Phone Twitter clients glƏƏk! and Cowlick! updated with instant push notifications

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2 years ago

Simple Calendar starts the new month with an update for transparent Live Tiles and more

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Simple Calendar is a minimalist calendar client with a focus on content as opposed to cluttering the UI, much like Windows Phone in general. This latest release isn't a massive upgrade to the experience, but does include new features opening up new functionality. We've previously highlighted Simple Calendar for its simply stunning use of the Modern UI, especially regarding the Live Tiles. Speaking of which, head past the break to see what's new.

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2 years ago

Location Finder updated, adds integration with Nokia HERE apps

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Location Finder is a Windows Phone app that goes beyond identifying where you are but also provides geocoding, reverse geocoding, Live Tile support, the ability to generate directions to saved locations and Skydrive backup for locations.   

The Windows Phone 8 version of the navigation app was updated the other day to version 2.5 and adds integration with Nokia’s HERE apps and your Windows Phone Peoples Hub.  You also have the obligatory performance enhancements and minor bug fixes but integration would have to be the key word with this update.

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2 years ago

Flower Garden, a virtual garden for Windows Phone 8

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If you lack a green thumb, take a look at the Windows Phone 8 game Flower Garden.  The game lets you grow a variety of flowers from your own back patio garden.

Fertilize your flowers and when you grow them to full bloom, you can cut them and build a lovely bouquet arrangement that can be shared with friends, family and significant others.  Flower Garden is an interesting interactive game for Windows Phone 8 but may have limited appeal.

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2 years ago

Dell's Latitude E7440 - A business Ultrabook set to redefine standards

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When Dell’s Latitude 7000 series laptop showed up at our doorstep for review, there was one simple word that came immediately to mind – “Wow”. The new 7000 series machines from Dell are not only a new standard for Dell, but also a new standard for business machines all around. Read on as we take an in-depth look at the design, performance, and value of Dell’s latest creation.

The Latitude 7000 series we received for review is the 14-inch variation from the series, known as the E7440.  The machine is simply a black beauty once it is unwrapped from its eco-friendly packaging; well-modeled industrial design and choice building materials make the E7440 a laptop to admire.

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