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2 years ago

Microsoft invests millions in Foursquare, licenses data for future Windows Phone use

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Microsoft has just invested 15 million dollars into Foursquare, the location-based social network. Not only has it just invested a boatload of cash, but it also picked up a multi-year license contract to data. That data will become increasingly useful in Microsoft’s Bing platform and for Windows Phone. Is this the result of talks between the two companies that started last summer?

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2 years ago

Miniclip's Hot Rod Racers speeds onto Nokia Windows Phones

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It's time to hop into the hot seat and fire up the engines as Hot Rod Racers from Miniclip speeds onto Windows Phone. The highly popular game has only been available on iOS and Android for a week and already Miniclip has released the Windows Phone counterpart (for Nokia Lumia hardware that is). This is a positive sign of things to come. If you're ready to commence drag racing, shift past the break for more details and store links.

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2 years ago

Do you pay for games? Indie developers want to know

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One of the biggest decisions a game developer, especially an independent one, needs to make is whether or not charge for their product. One way the other, they run risks.

A free, ad-supported game, can bring in more downloads, but runs the risk of annoying players. At the same time, a pay-to-play game seems like a sure way to limit the number of downloads you get. Of course, there’s always the in-game purchase route, but not all games lend themselves to that model.

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2 years ago

Spark is a gorgeous Campfire experience for Windows 8

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Campfire is an excellent chat and collaboration service from 37signals (www.37signals.com), enabling businesses to host multiple chat rooms for employees to engage with one another and improve workflow and productivity. Running the web client on Windows 8 is an absolute breeze and feels native enough, but what if you're using a tablet? This is where a Metro app comes into play. Unfortunately, 37signals have failed to provide such an app on the Windows Store. Cue Spark.

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2 years ago

Microsoft details what's new in Office 365 to kick off 2014

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We're moving into the second month of 2014 and Microsoft has published a new entry on the Office 365 blog, detailing improvements implemented last month for a variety of products and features of the online Office suite. Just in case you managed to miss anything in January. Whether you're a Home Premium subscriber or opted for the Office 365 business package, head past the break to see what's new.

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2 years ago

What’s your favorite Windows Phone screen size?

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It is a question many of us ponder and the topic of a Windows Phone Central forums discussion. What’s your favorite screen size?

Is it the smaller, 4" screen of the Nokia Lumia 520? Maybe the 4.3” screen of the HTC 8X tickles your fancy best. Then you have the 4.5” screens of the Nokia Lumia 92x series/Lumia 1020 and the whopper of a screen on the Lumia 1520 that measures 6” in size. How about an 8” screen or would that be too big?

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2 years ago

Satya Nadella is officially named as Microsoft's third CEO

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The wait is over as are rumours and speculation. Meet Satya Nadella, Microsoft's new CEO. Officially announced today and currently residing in Bellevue, Washington Nadella is the latest name to lead Microsoft, the massive software and hardware giant. While enjoying both cricket and poetry in his spare time, Nadella will be tasked with heading up innovation at Redmond. This new appointment will take effect immediately, enabling Steve Ballmer to retire early.

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2 years ago

Vantage Point for Windows 8, a photographic glimpse at the past

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Vantage Point is a neat photography app for Windows 8. It provides you with current scenic photographs from twelve cities from the U.S. and Europe with the ability to overlay a postcard frame on the picture to reveal how the scene looked years ago.

Vantage Point will map out the location of the scene as well as provide the ability to share the images with friends. It is an interesting perspective on how much the world has changed and a fun Windows 8 app to explore.

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2 years ago

Samsung Huron leaked, an upcoming Windows Phone 8.1 device for Verizon

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2 years ago

Microsoft dings Chromebooks in latest ad

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Microsoft dings Chromebooks in latest ad

Looking for a fairly inexpensive laptop to browse the web and type up some papers? Microsoft is afraid that if you’re looking for a device like that you’ll consider a Chromebook. Which is why they’ve made this advertisement to counter any threats from those Chromebooks and highlight a PC that’s available for under $300. Watch it for yourself below.  

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2 years ago

C# among more popular programming languages for 2014

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2 years ago

In Canada and ready for the Winter Olympics? Then grab the official CBC Sochi 2014 app

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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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