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2 years ago

MLB’s At Bat for Windows Phone now ready for the 2014 season

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2 years ago

Samsung invents new Surface accessory in latest attack ad

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Advertisements come in all shape and form. Ads that highlight the strengths of your products are generally the one most people like. Though companies like Microsoft, Samsung, Google and Apple are all guilty of taking the ‘attack ad’ approach. Most of the time those types of ads are a little hard to watch and come off as petty. Here’s a new one from Samsung that just induces all sorts of cringe.

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2 years ago

App Update Roundup: Fresh Paint, 2flicka, Adobe Reader and more

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2 years ago

Top 7 Bing features that we can’t do without

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All of us here at Windows Phone Central use Bing for our day-to-day searches, and we are positive that most of our readers do also. For those of you who have installed the Google Search app onto your Windows Phone or Windows 8 machine, we will try not to judge you. Despite your choice of search engine, we reached out to the community to find out what your favorite Bing features are, and presented them in our beautiful typeface below.

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2 years ago

Surface 2 LTE – Quick impression and answering some questions

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Earlier this week, Microsoft finally released the Surface 2 with LTE on board here in the US. Available at Best Buy and Microsoft Stores (both online and in-stores), the $679 device brings 4G LTE connectivity to you wherever, whenever.

I managed to pick one up and have been playing around with it for the last 72 hours. Seeing as a lot of people are curious about this device, including features or limitations, I figured I’d do a quick-n-dirty breakdown of the major aspects. Hopefully it will quench your thirst in case you are considering this device.

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2 years ago

Windows Phone Central Podcast - Episode 167 (Replay)

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2 years ago

Microsoft unveils DirectX 12, promises to make mobile games better

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Earlier this month Microsoft teased DirectX 12. The company said they’d have info to share about the next version of DirectX at this week’s GDC gaming conference. The Microsoft press conference just took place this morning. The DirectX team announced and shared a ton of info about DirectX 12. Read on if you’re ready for gaming to get even more enjoyable on your console, PC and phone.

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2 years ago

Windows Phone Central podcast starting at 4PM EDT

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Windows Phone Central podcast starting at 4PM EDT

It’s been awhile, but we’re ready if you are. In about 90 minutes we’ll have another podcast with Daniel Rubino, Sam Sabri and Jay Bennett. We’ll be talking Windows Phone 8.1 and Microsoft’s upcoming Build developer conference. We’ll of course highlight some of our favorite apps and answer your questions.

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2 years ago

Microsoft shows why IT professionals should switch from Google Apps to Office 365

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Microsoft has taken to the Office Blog to explain why IT professionals should opt for Office 365 in favor of Google's offering. The main selling points are controls enabling professionals to effectively manage installations and content.

From opting to deploy entirely in the cloud to migrating workload online while leaving parts on-site, Microsoft's suite is an excellent option for a workforce requiring productivity tools and software.

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2 years ago

TED attendees are taken on a journey of the cosmos; WorldWide Telescope and Oculus Rift power the experience

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Microsoft’s WorldWide Telescope computing software was released in February of 2008 by the company’s Research division to display astronomical sky maps. Imagery from the software is provided by the Hubble Space Telescope along with a collection of earth-bound telescopes. The idea for the software, which was originally presented at a TED Conference, is now returning to its roots as a recent conference shows the power of WorldWide Telescope coupled with the Oculus Rift.

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2 years ago

Ex-Microsoft employee busted by the feds for leaking Windows 8 to press

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2 years ago

Rapid fire camera app ‘Blink’ from Microsoft Research gets new look and features today

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2 years ago

Grab the Windows 8.1 Spring Update from Microsoft servers today

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The Windows 8.1 April Update is just around the corner, but should you wish to force through the upgrade early on your machine, you can once again do so thanks to Microsoft publishing the release. Neowin has compiled a list of download links for consumers to access should they wish to make the plunge and see what's new in the next update for the popular desktop operating system.

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2 years ago

Nokia MixRadio updated with new UI features and usability improvements

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We haven’t seen a significant update to Nokia’s fantastic MixRadio app in a few weeks, but that’s changing this morning with version 4.3 arriving in the Store (that’s a bump from version 4.2). What’s more, this isn’t just bug fixes, but rather some fiddling with the UI to make navigation easier and some improvements to the offline mix capability.

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2 years ago

Weather On A String, a simple weather app that has potential

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Weather On A String is one of the latest weather apps to hit the Windows Phone Store. The Windows Phone 8 app approaches things in a minimalistic manner with simple graphics and gesture based navigation.

Weather On A String does support worldwide forecast locations and has an interesting feature that is dubbed Umbrella Mode. While Weather On A String has mild appeal and decent potential, some may find it too minimalistic as your daily Windows Phone weather source. The app is worth checking out but its appeal may not transfer to everyone.

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