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2 years ago

Bing introduces new modern logo to integrate the “One Microsoft” vision

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2 years ago

6tag with new Modern design now available for download

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2 years ago

Fhotoroom updated for both Windows Phone 7.x and 8, brings a many features like silent likes and UI

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2 years ago

Download Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Vegas for free if you’re an Xbox Live Gold member

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We’ve been covering Games with Gold from Xbox Live since it started earlier this summer. Aren’t familiar with the program? For the remainder of the year, Microsoft is giving Xbox Live Gold members two free games per month. Usually the titles available are a little older, but still great. We’ve seen fun games like Fable III, Assassin’s Creed II, and more over the last few months. Today you can now download Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Vegas for your Xbox 360.

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2 years ago

Concept animation for Windows Phone 8.1 hints at possible future OS design

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Windows Phone 8.1 is right around the corner. Over the past few weeks we’ve seen screenshots and shared information about the upcoming update to Windows Phone. One places where screenshots have been leaking are in the Windows Phone Central Forums, the place you frequently visit. Curious how Windows Phone 8.1 will work in action? Here’s a probable example.

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2 years ago

Grand Theft Auto V companion apps coming to Windows Phone from Rockstar

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In a few short hours, the next installment in the Grand Theft Auto universe will be released. Rockstar hasn’t had a main entry in the GTA universe since 2008, to say Grand Theft Auto V has been highly anticipated would still be underselling the hype surrounding the game. Earlier today we showed you guys and gals Windows Phone making a show in GTA V, but now you’re going to take your game experience on your Windows Phone.

In that last post, we mention how Rockstar created a real app for the iPhone called iFruit. We pondered (not George) whether or not we’d see a similar app for Windows Phone. Turns out, we will.

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2 years ago

Windows 8 version of Firefox pushed back till next year

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If you’re running a PC, odds are you’re using either Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, or Mozilla Firefox as your web browser. The trio are always going head-to-head for marketshare with new features and other innovations. Solid touch support is one area that both Chrome and Firefox aren’t doing so hot compared to Internet Explorer.

Which is why the tech community was pretty stoked when Mozilla announced their plans for Firefox as a Windows 8 style app. Unfortunately it looks like the launch of that application has been pushed back.

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2 years ago

Sneak peek: 6tag for Instagram gets new Modern design in impending update

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It was just a few days ago that 6tag, the unofficial Instagram client for Windows Phone 8, received a robust update with version 1.2. That update included the premier feature of multiple-account support. Now we can share with you the long-rumored new UI for version 1.4, which is due in the Store in the next twenty-four hours.

Responding to some critics who would prefer a swipe / gesture based system for 6tag, developer Rudy Huyn has obliged those users by offering them a second UI. The new choice is called ‘Modern’ while the old design is now called ‘Polaroid’.

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2 years ago

Nokia Lumia 625 now available in Brazil, let the festivals begin!

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The Windows Phone market in Brazil has grown by one device today. The Nokia Lumia 625 has become available through local Nokia Stores in Brazil for $1049 Reais (about $462 US) and will soon be available online through Nokia.

The Lumia 625 sports a 4.7" 800x480 IPS display that is protected by Gorilla Glass 2, 512MB of RAM, 8GB of internal storage space and MicroSD expandability. It has a 5MP rear camera and a front facing shooter.  The Lumia 625 comes loaded with Windows Phone 8, version 10328 (GDR2).

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2 years ago

Virtual Windows Phone spotted in Grand Theft Auto V, used for selfies

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File this under ‘mildly interesting’ but it looks like the hotly anticipated Grand Theft Auto 5, a game that has never been accused of lacking a sense of humor, has a little mobile surprise in it.

The gaming site Kotaku published their GTAV walkthrough video today, which in and of itself is worth your time, but at around the 0:50 second mark a virtual Windows Phone is spotted. The device is used by ‘Trevor’ one of the optional protagonists in the game to snap self-portraits.

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2 years ago

Filmmaker uses Nokia Lumia 1020 to shoot incredible short film - NY 41X41

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Want to see something really cool? US filmmaker Paul Trillo has created a new short film, shot on the Lumia 1020 by Nokia. NY 41X41 takes the viewer down Manhattan street, New York passing 41 blocks (hence the name). The Nokia Conversations team managed to catch up with Trillo for a few words and interviewed him about how the idea came about and why the Lumia 1020 was selected.

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2 years ago

Report: AT&T Nokia Lumia 1520 set for early November at $699 off contract, comes in four colors

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AT&T is on board with picking up the 6-inch Nokia Lumia 1520, which is expected to launch in early November according to one of our reliable sources. Windows Phone Central now has some further confirmation from a second person familiar with the matter.

The new info points to a planned Friday, November 8th launch date on AT&T for the colossal Windows Phone.

We can also confirm that the device will come in four colors, including red, black, yellow and white—most of which have already been revealed in either leaked photos or renders. Evidently, cyan for AT&T is a thing of the past as the Lumia 920 was the last phone to feature that hue.

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2 years ago

Microsoft boasts 15 percent marketshare in New Zealand, looking to further market products and services

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Microsoft's New Zealand general manager Paul Muckleston has boasted at this week's Tech Ed 2013 conference in Auckland that the company has leaped in smartphone marketshare in the region, from just 2 percent two years ago to 15 percent reported in July of this year. We've previously looked at how Microsoft has been gaining grounds in Europe and Latin America.

Muckleston notes that consumers in the region can expect to see more localised apps on the store.

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2 years ago

More alleged screenshots of Windows Phone 8.1 Blue leak, show potential Notification Center

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We’re filing this one under unsubstantiated rumor, but forum member qXerro has posted a few more screenshots over the last twenty-four hours of Windows Phone 8.1. The problem with such stories of course is trying to verify the information and since screenshots can be very easily faked, it’s hard to justify.

Still, qXerro has posted screenshots of features like app sorting before. That rings a bell because we know of that feature but never reported it publicly—so either he’s a good guesser or there is some truth to his leaks (Unfortunately, the last we heard is that app sorting was removed due to ongoing issues).

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2 years ago

Share your event Countdowns on Instagram with added support in latest update

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Countdown is a handy app that enables you to configure and count down to events or dates. It's a simple app with basic, yet useful functionality. We've just been informed that the app has been updated with Instagram integration and support for Rudy Huyn's 6tag Windows Phone app, an unofficial client for the popular photo sharing service.

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