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2 years ago

Microsoft set to lay off large amounts of staff in upcoming organizational changes

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Microsoft is planning to implement a large round of cuts, the largest of its kind in five years for the company, according to a report over on Bloomberg. The goal is to slim down Nokia's handset division, which was purchased earlier this year. The affected areas are said to include positions at Nokia's old division that overlap with Microsoft's own business, as well as some marketing and engineering posts.

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2 years ago

Fandango updated for Windows Phone, most likely bug fixes

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We love when official apps get updated for Windows Phone. It's the sign of a healthy and growing ecosystem. Today Fandango is that official app getting updated on Windows Phone. Fandango is one of the most popular online destinations for buying movie tickets. The app allows you to get movie tickets using your Windows Phone. Let's find out what's new in version 1.7.1.0 of Fandango.

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2 years ago

Sneak peek at Tweetium for Windows Phone 8.1

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Ready for your first look at Tweetium on Windows Phone 8.1? Tweetium is currently one of the most popular Twitter clients in the Windows Store for those on Windows 8.1. Tweetium is being made for Windows Phone 8.1 to be a Universal Windows app. We'll do a video hands-on soon, but wanted to share you a few details with you and let you know how to join the beta.

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2 years ago

Unlocked Nokia Lumia 1020 now available from the Microsoft Store, supports LTE on T-Mobile

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2 years ago

The TV Show podcast episode 9: 24 hour 11, The Leftovers 2, Doctor Who season 2

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The TV Show is like app or game reviews for television episodes. Whether you're watching on the console in your living room on your Xbox or streaming to your Windows Phone, Surface, or Windows PC, follow along for the week of TV that was. On this episode Dave and Rene try to figure out what the hell happened in the penultimate 24, what the hell's happening in The Leftovers, if anything at all, and talk Doctor Who season 2: Tennant begins!

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2 years ago

Cortana can do impressions, you won't believe what she says next

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We're not sure when this feature was added, but Cortana can now do impressions. Simply ask Cortana to "do an impression," or "do an impersonation" and listen to some of her responses. There are not many impressions right now, but definitely try it on your device with Windows Phone 8.1 Preview for Developers. We've tried it on our Nokia Lumia Icon. Head past the break to watch our hands-on video.

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2 years ago

Project Adam's visual search could make Bing and Cortana even smarter

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Microsoft Research showed off Project Adam, a project that could deliver more accurate visual searches and give Cortana and Bing huge potential in the future. Utilizing machine learning and artificial intelligence, Project Adam mimics the brain's neural connections to visually recognize objects with far greater precision than anything that's available today.

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2 years ago

T-Mobile Lumia 635 quick look and first impressions

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Last week, T-Mobile US and Microsoft began selling the Nokia Lumia 635, the speedy brother of the budget Lumia 630 with 4G LTE. The Lumia 635 is replacing the older (and cheaper) Lumia 521, which is one of T-Mobile's best selling Windows Phones to date.

Announced last week, the Lumia 635 runs for $0 down + $7 per month for 24 months ($168) with a postpaid Simple Choice plan on T-Mobile. Alternatively, it is also soon available on MetroPCS for a flat-rate of $99 prepaid. The Lumia 635 comes in white although people can optionally purchase shells to change the color to bright green, bright orange or yellow.

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2 years ago

6tin will now notify you when you've been blocked on Tinder

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Someday we might have have an official Tinder app available on Windows Phone. In the meantime, we've got a few unofficial apps from third-party developers. One them, 6tin, has had a turbulent time in the Windows Phone Store so far. It's been disappeared and reappeared a handful of times. As of now, it looks like it might stick around a bit. Today it just picked up an update that adds a feature you won't find in the official Tinder apps on iOS or Android.

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2 years ago

Big Business Deluxe review – Build a business empire on Windows Phone

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Game Insight knows a thing or two about city building games. The Russian publisher has already brought two My City titles and Airport City over to Windows Phone and Windows 8. Each of these genre entries does things a little differently from the rest. 2020 My Country, for example, takes place in a near future setting. Airport City focuses on building a thriving airport and its urban surroundings.

Big Business Deluxe is Game Insight's latest city builder for Windows Phone (Windows 8 and RT versions will come later). As you might expect, this one goes into much more depth on the business side of things. Players will start new businesses and factories, developing goods into new products and using the profits to further expand their burgeoning metropolises. It works with phones with 512 MB of RAM right out of the gate and is a relatively small download, so all Windows Phone 8 users can have a chance at starting their own business empires.

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2 years ago

Sneak peek at the next version of Reddit app ReddHub for Windows 8.1

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Do you go on Reddit a lot? If you do, you're probably not too happy with the app selection for Reddit apps on Windows 8.1. There are some decent apps, but none really stand out. I've been pretty happy with an app called 'Reddit on ReddHub'. If I had to recommend one app for you to check out today for Reddit on Windows 8.1 it would be that app. Which is why I'm super excited for an upcoming update to the app that's going to drop soon. We're a quick sneak peek at the future of ReddHub.

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2 years ago

Microsoft's latest video shows off the Nokia Lumia 1020 with OneDrive and Instagram

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The Nokia Lumia 1020 may be ending sales in a few months, but that doesn't stop Microsoft from featuring the imaging powerhouse in their latest video. The main message in the video is that you can take great photos, access them from your favorite devices, and share them with the people who matter most. In addition to the 41-megapixel cameraphone, Microsoft also features OneDrive and Instagram.

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2 years ago

Fujitsu's new ARROWS Tab Q335/K starts rolling out this October

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2 years ago

Microsoft takes Cortana to college to help with academic research

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2 years ago

Microsoft: Over 12 million activations for Lumia 520

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