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2 years ago

Swing by the forums if your Lumia 925 or Lumia 625 grabbed the Lumia Cyan update

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2 years ago

Latest version of Reddit client ReddHub now available for Windows 8.1

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2 years ago

How to turn off the Kinect microphone during multiplayer games on Xbox One

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I feel so embarrassed right now. I've had the Xbox One for about 3 months, and I just learned that the Kinect microphone has been on while playing multiplayer games. I assumed that no one could hear me when the headset isn't connected. This means other people may have heard things that I didn't want them to hear. Don't make the same mistake. Turn off that Kinect microphone.

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2 years ago

Microsoft's Cortana is becoming a seamless research tool for scholars early next year

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Microsoft's foray into the personal assistant business with Cortana opens up many opportunities including integration with other branches of knowledge. One area that may be unfamiliar to the general public is Microsoft's work with Academic Search http://(academic.research.microsoft.com), which is a general search tool for finding articles on particular types of inquiry or the people in those science fields. Indeed, Microsoft Research used to have a Windows Phone 7 app to use this service.

Microsoft Research just published a new video where they discuss how Academic Search and Cortana are merging in early 2015. The demonstration was given at the annual Microsoft Research Faculty Summit where the presenters asked how they could turn Cortana into a research assistant and it follows upon the revelation of Project Adam, which we detailed yesterday.

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2 years ago

MusikPlayer is a simple and minimalist Xbox Music alternative for Windows Phone 8.1

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2 years ago

Viggle launches Windows 8.1 app and offers a way to win a Surface Pro 3

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2 years ago

You might see a Surface Pro 3 when you check into a Mandarin Oriental Hotel room

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Microsoft has announced it will collaborate with Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group (mandarinoriental.com) to provide guests with a new premium digital experience. There's an initial target installation of 1,000 tablets, including the Surface Pro 3, in four of their award-winning properties in London, Washington D.C., Las Vegas and Tokyo. The Windows 8.1 tablets feature a custom start screen and five apps that allow guests to quickly and easily request hotel services, such as in-room dining, concierge and housekeeping requests.

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2 years ago

Verizon confirms adding support for LTE phones to ALLSET prepaid plans July 17

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2 years ago

Crushed by a stampede of petitioners, the FCC extends net neutrality comment period

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Crushed by a flood of commenters, the FCC has extended the open comment period for their Open Internet proceedings until Friday. When we wrote about the importance of net neutrality back in May, the FCC had opened the door for open comment, and that window was due to close today. But after having been smashed yesterday and today by people like you registering their thoughts with the FCC about how best to address net neutrality, the FCC has extended that window to Friday.

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2 years ago

Lumia Cyan update now available for Lumia 625 and Lumia 925 globally

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Earlier today we got word from Microsoft that the Lumia Cyan update with Windows Phone 8.1 was starting its global roll-out today. Right now tips are pouring in from around the globe that the update is available. However, it looks like the Lumia 625 and Lumia 925 are the first phones to receive the update. Read on to find out if the Lumia 625 or Lumia 925 in your country is in the first wave.

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2 years ago

Microsoft begins Kinect for Windows v2 shipments, SDK preview released

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2 years ago

Battleloot Adventure goes free through myAppFree promotion!

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If you are looking for a fun game without paying a dime, look no further than Battleloot Adventure. The modern quest game with turn-based action scenes is dropping from 99 cents to $0 for the next 36-hours. The promotion is in conjunction with the myAppFree service, which makes deals with developers to temporarily drop the price of an app or game in an effort to gain visibility in the Store.

Battleloot Adventure "blends comedy, turn-based combat and role-playing for a whimsical adventure like no other!" but what I like about it is the endearing artwork, which has a hand drawn like charm.

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2 years ago

Box reveals Office 365 integration plans and ends storage limits for business users

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2 years ago

Pocket client Pouch 3.0 is completely rewritten for Windows Phone 8.1 users

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Pocket (www.getpocket.com) is a popular service used by many to save online articles for later reading. The service works through web browser plugins or by manually saving article links into an online repository and organizing them by category. Later, users can pull up those articles when they have a free moment. Although Windows Phone does not have an official Pocket app, it does have some great clients including Pouch.

Today, Pouch 3.0 is live in the Store, and it is worth the download, especially if you are on Windows Phone 8.1. Let's take a look at what is new.

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2 years ago

Skype adds free group calling support for Windows 8.1 Modern app

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