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2 years ago

Remotely turn on your PC with Cortana by using VoiceWake for Windows Phone 8.1

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VoiceWake Lite is a new app for those running Windows Phone 8.1 and who also have Cortana available to them. That means mostly people in the US, unless you used a region-hack to enable Microsoft’s new voice-assistant. The app has one singular purpose: wake up your PC using ‘Wake On LAN’. That’s useful for a number of reasons, including turning your PC on when 2,000 miles away, and we’re sure you have your ideas too.

Not sure what Wake On LAN is for? Read the Wiki history right here. Hint: it's not to turn your PC on when in the same room. 

The app is simple enough to use and the ‘lite’ feature, implies a non-ad-supported version is on the way too.  More on that below.

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2 years ago

Microsoft reported to be prepping Xbox Music locker service

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Coming soon to Xbox Music: OneDrive Music Locker for streaming your tunes from the cloud. Right now Xbox Music lets you stream music through the Xbox Music Pass, but that's only the songs that Microsoft has. Listening to your indie punk rock baroque fusion band tracks, however, has so far necessitated storing those tracks on your Windows Phone. That will change with the addition of OneDrive Music Locker, as found in the code for OneDrive.

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2 years ago

Telerik makes controls free for a limited time in honor of TechEd 2014

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2 years ago

Nokia Camera Beta prepped for Cyan, gets new features, while Camera gets an update too

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2 years ago

AT&T will now let you order online and pick up in-store

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2 years ago

Nutjitsu review – The Indie maze game sneaks from Windows 8 to Xbox One

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One of the ideals of Microsoft’s connected ecosystem of Xbox consoles, Windows Phone, and Windows 8 and RT is easy portability between the various platforms. Make it easy for developers to write one game and release it to more than one Microsoft platform and consumers win too since they get more software to choose from.

Last December the Xbox One saw its first port from Windows 8: Microsoft’s Halo: Spartan Assault. Now NinjaBee/Wahoo Studios (nobody can say the difference between the two labels) has brought their own Windows 8 game over to Xbox One as part of the ID@Xbox program: Nutjitsu. This one is basically the exact same tablet/PC game but with Achievements.

If playing a tiny retro-style game on your expensive new console doesn’t hurt your pride, you might want to give Nutjitsu a try. Read on for our full review with video!

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2 years ago

Deal of the Day: Incipio Feather Ultra Thin Snap-On Case for Nokia Lumia 1020

For today only, purchase the Incipio Feather Ultra Thin Snap-On Case for Nokia Lumia 1020 and save 36% off the list price!

Lightweight and durable, the Feather Case for Nokia Lumia 1020 is engineered to provide inconspicuous protection. The snap-on application of this hard case allows for quick installation when needed and its soft touch finish provides a comfortable grip in the hand.

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2 years ago

Blazin' Aces, aerial combat the old fashion way for Windows Phone 8

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Blazin' Aces is a new air combat game for Windows Phone 8 that was released last week. The game is nicely drawn up, has its fair share of challenges but can also be a little on the frustrating side.

You play the role of a pilot in the golden era of aviation (World War I/II periods) and have to defeat the invading forces. Blazin' Aces has two gaming modes, a soundtrack that fits the action well and plenty of power-ups/boost to help you with your mission. The game is similar to Mini-Squadron (which is sadly no longer available), just a little more edgy.

Blazin' Aces will require a little patience until you get used to game play and the controls, but will begin to grow on you once you get a hang of things.

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2 years ago

UK government chooses Microsoft over open source due to cost savings

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Chief Information Officer for Hampshire, Jos Creese, has stated in a recent interview that the UK government opts for Microsoft over open source alternatives because it's generally cheaper once costs have been calculated. Creese notes that the software giant has been flexible when it comes to deploying products and hardware to improve frontline services. Cost is not limited to just licensing fees.

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2 years ago

Nokia to announce the Lumia 630 in the Philippines tomorrow

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We just covered the Lumia 630 announcement in India, but Nokia are also set to launch the Windows Phone in the Philippines. The company will be holding an event in the region on May 13. An affordable smartphone with quad-core processing, the latest version of Microsoft's mobile operating system and more certainly makes the Lumia 630 package more appealing to consumers in targeted markets.

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2 years ago

Nokia Lumia 630 launches in India; available starting May 16

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It’s here! In a press conference in New Delhi, Microsoft today announced the availability of Nokia Lumia 630 in India. The Windows Phone will be available in the market from May 16. As was expected, there was no mention of the Nokia Lumia 930 at the event.

The Nokia Lumia 630 comes in two 3G variants and is the first Lumia with dual-SIM. The phone of course runs on Windows Phone 8.1. The single SIM variant will be available at a best buy price of INR 10,500 and the dual SIM variant will be available for INR 11,500.

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2 years ago

Fandango picks up big update for Windows Phone, introduces new features

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2 years ago

Fluffy cat creates mayhem in Crash and Smash for Windows Phone

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Cats are adorable, except when they trash your place. Check out a new game for Windows Phone called Crash and Smash where you play as a cat, destroying anything in the apartment while the owner is away. The goal is to knock as many of the owner’s possessions onto the floor as possible in one minute.

Head past the break to watch our gameplay video.

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2 years ago

Microsoft smartwatch teased with recent patent filing, looks super sleek

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2 years ago

Congratulations to Fhotoroom on 4 million downloads and counting!

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Only a handful of apps have been in the Windows Phone Store for years. The number of those apps that continue to get consistent updates is even smaller. Fhotoroom is one of those apps that has been around for a very long time, but still gets regular updates that fixes bugs and add features. We first reviewed Fhotoroom over two and a half years ago in January 2012. Today we’re not talking about an app update for Fhotoroom, instead we’re giving them a little congratulations for hitting some impressive milestones with Windows Phone and Windows 8.

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