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2 years ago

The Surface Pro 3 gets real as some specs and pricing are revealed

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Come this Tuesday, Microsoft is holding a small but major press event in New York City dealing with the Surface line of devices. Rumors of a Surface 'Mini' have been circulating, suggesting that a device around 8-inches with a new pen will be one of the major talking points. In recent days, reports of a 'Surface Pro 3' started popping up, but instead of a Surface Pro 2 refresh, this appears to be a new model, possibly with a larger screen size.

Windows Phone Central has learned some of the details of this new series, including pricing, processors and storage size. In addition, there will be new Type covers, possibly to fit the larger device.

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2 years ago

TaxiForSure allows booking cabs in India from your Windows Phone

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TaxiForSure.com is an aggregator of car rentals and taxis in India and offers point-to-point hires, local packages, outstation services, and airport transfers in Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi NCR, and soon in Hyderabad.

In less than three years, TaxiForSure has serviced more than 300,000 customers and is becoming a popular alternative to Meru and Olacabs. The official TaxiForSure Windows Phone 8 app arrived on the Windows Phone Store earlier this week and allows one to book a cab quickly and conveniently.

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2 years ago

Xbox One system update now available, adds new audio controls and opt-in setting for voice recognition improvements

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If you've been waiting for the Xbox One system update that was announced earlier this month to roll out, now is the time. Microsoft has begun the process and while the change log this around isn't exactly huge it does bring some requested changes and improves upon the available options to end users when it comes to opting-in to help improve speech recognition and when, exactly you decide to update your system. Have a look at the full list.

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2 years ago

Shift, a casual game of Tic-tac-toe for Windows Phone 8

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At first glance, the Windows Phone game Shift may not be very impressive. It is a game of tic-tac-toe so it cannot be that challenging of a game, right?

While Shift is a tic-tac-toe game for Windows Phone 8, the game adds an interesting twist to the game. Game play is done in match style where you have to be the first to win three games, but you have to win by two games. Game play has a continuous pace until someone wins the match, which gives Shift that twist to make it stand out a little.

Shift is a fun, casual game for your Windows Phone gaming library and the twist in game play helps give the game a little staying power.

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2 years ago

Microsoft to release Special Edition Arctic Camouflage Xbox 360 controller

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2 years ago

Deal of the Day: Incipio Feather Hard Case for Nokia Lumia 920

2 years ago

Missing unlimited downloads on Nokia MixRadio on Lumia 630? You're not alone!

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Nokia MixRadio provides ad-free music streaming and DRM-free downloads on Nokia Lumia devices. If you’ve bought a Lumia 630 already or tried a device somewhere, you’d have run into an issue with Nokia MixRadio.

While Lumia 630 comes with three months of unlimited music downloads, if you head to the Store on MixRadio, you get an error message - Downloading songs or albums is no longer possible but MixRadio has 100’s of hours of free music mixes ready for you to enjoy.

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2 years ago

Outlook users can now join Hangouts with new Google plug-in

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2 years ago

Lenovo ThinkPad 8 gets a $50 discount at the Microsoft Store, now just $399

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Come next week, Microsoft is expected to reveal a Surface Mini device in New York City. I’ll be there to cover the event along with Mark Guim, but if there were one other ‘mini’ tablet to challenge a smaller Surface it’d be the ThinkPad 8 from Lenovo. Packed with an 8.3 inch Full HD IPS (1200 x 1920) display, Intel Atom processor up to 2.4 GHz and 64 GB of storage, the ThinkPad 8 runs full Windows in a well packed machine.

Normally, the ThinkPad 8 runs for a pricey $449 but Microsoft Stores have it discounted by $50 (as well as other products). That brings the price down to “just” $399, which is about $150 more than a Dell Venue 8 Pro (which is now $249). Considering the spec differences between the two tablets that $150 difference may very well be worth it for your needs.

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2 years ago

All you need to know about the Dual SIM experience on Lumia 630

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The Lumia 630 is the first Windows Phone 8.1 device to go on sale in select markets this week and is also the first Dual SIM Windows Phone. The ability to use two SIM cards in one device has been a much requested feature amongst potential Windows Phone customers in certain markets like India.

Microsoft claims that the Smart Dual SIM implementation in Lumia 630 offers seamless switching to help people manage their contacts and communication with ease. While we’ll bring a comprehensive review of Lumia 630 here on Windows Phone Central soon, let’s have a walkthrough of the dual SIM experience on the device.

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2 years ago

Sticky Notes HD makes the jump from iOS to Windows Phone

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OneNote or Evernote not doing it for you? No worries, take Sticky Notes HD for a spin. It’s a popular iOS app that has found its way into the Windows Phone Store. Over on iOS it’s rocking high ratings from users and has many fans around the globe. The app is now available for free in the Windows Phone Store. Let’s check it out.

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2 years ago

Windows Phone Word Flow keyboard dethroned as fastest by Fleksy-equipped teen

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2 years ago

Friday Poll – Do you use Lenses on your Windows Phone?

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Yesterday, Foursquare released a much needed update for Windows Phone users. Besides fixing a notification bug, Foursquare added Lens support. Lenses are a Windows Phone unique feature that puts camera apps within the camera for relatively quick access. While the Foursquare one seems a bit odd (it just launches the app), others can be quite useful.

First introduced in Windows Phone 8.0, Lenses seemed like they could be a ‘big thing’ on the OS. However, we’ve found ourselves using them less and less, instead relying on post-editing or using Nokia’s apps directly. But that’s us, so we’re curious if you still use them, or have they become a kind of novelty?

Take our poll below and kick off in comments a discussion about Lenses, including how they can be approved or if Microsoft should just abandon the model.

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2 years ago

The best way to discover Facebook events with Windows Phone

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Depending on your circle of friends, Facebook might be the primary way for getting events organized and planned. Leave your feelings about Facebook at the door, it’s a great platform for getting an event up and running with a group of friends. The official Facebook app for Windows Phone is certainly serviceable in handling events, but what if there was something better? An app that just focused on a killer experience for events on Facebook? There most definitely is. LocalEvents for Facebook is a brand new app that deserves your download.

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2 years ago

Disney Expedition updated, adds FastPass+ support to the mix

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