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2 years ago

Lumia Cyan with Windows Phone 8.1 roll-out starts today!

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2 years ago

Destiny's companion app not planned for Windows Phone

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2 years ago

Microsoft widens its renewable energy commitment with wind farm deal in Illinois

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Microsoft is set to purchase 175 megawatts of wind energy from the Pilot Hill Wind Project in Illinois, located about 60 miles south of Chicago, which will form a 20-year agreement. Moving forward with a more renewable focus on energy consumption, the goal is to power Microsoft's Chicago data center with the wind farm, following a similar deal in Texas back in 2013.

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2 years ago

Deal of the Day: Incipio DualPro Hard Case for HTC 8X

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'Microsoft needs to change', says CEO Satya Nadella

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Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella spoke at the Fortune Brainstorm Tech conference yesterday where the new head spoke about how the company as a whole needs to change if it is to remain competitive. Reiterating much of what was shared in the lengthy memo sent out to employees last week, Nadella specifically spoke about the need for Microsoft to focus more on productivity and platforms. There is going to be some amount of change to occur at Microsoft.

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Microsoft's Nadella promotes internal sharing of project code by employees

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2 years ago

Telstra in Australia delays its Lumia 930 launch due to hardware change

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2 years ago

Three UK makes 0800 numbers free on new SIM-only plans

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UK mobile operator Three has announced new SIM-only plans, enabling consumers to save on calling 08- numbers. Free 0800 calls will be included, while other 08- numbers (084, 087, etc) will cost 5p per minute. The network will also be introducing new spending tools, which will prevent customers from exceeding allowances and limits on premium numbers. On top of all this, new allowances for tethering will be rolled out.

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2 years ago

Microsoft preventing new Lumia owners from changing the default search engine to Google [update]

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Microsoft has disabled the option to change the default search engine on new Lumia Windows Phones. Previously, consumers were able to switch between Bing and Google depending on personal preference, which would alter which service the Windows Phone would utilize when searching the internet using the Internet Explorer address bar. After acquiring Nokia's handset division, Microsoft has made it so only Bing is available for selection.

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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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