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2 years ago

Microsoft partners with GW Micro to help the visually impaired when using Office

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If you or someone you know has poor vision and has been struggling to use Microsoft’s suite of Office software, than you will be happy to hear of the company’s partnership with GW Micro. A technology vendor that provides “high quality solutions for [the] blind and visually impaired”, GW Micro, has created a Windows Office 2010 or 2013 addon available to those who might need a bit of help perceiving what is on-screen.

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2 years ago

Firmware updates available for original Surface Pro - fixes Touch and Type Cover issues

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2 years ago

Skype for Windows 8 receives an update - bug fixes in tow

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When it comes down to your Windows 8 device, Skype provides the most integrated solution for video, audio, and text messaging. The application itself isn’t yet perfect, and I constantly find myself having to jump into Google+ Hangouts to get multi-person conference calls done correctly, but that doesn’t mean the company isn’t working every day to make it better than the last. Recently an update has been pushed for Skype on Windows 8 – let’s take a look and see what has changed.

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2 years ago

Hands-on with Sony’s VAIO Flip 11 PC hybrid

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Hands-on with Sony’s VAIO Flip 11 PC hybrid

Sony makes some killer hardware, which is why we’d love to see them making a Windows Phone. The new Sony Xperia devices running Android are pretty incredible. They’re waterproof and can event take images underwater, which would take your Instagram game to a whole new level. While we’re dream of a Sony Windows Phone, we at least have tablets, ultrabooks, and all-in-ones running Windows 8 from them. We’ve seen Sony’s VAIO Flip line before, but there’s a new 11-inch variant in the mix. Let’s check it out.

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2 years ago

GetOutCast, a Windows Phone weather app for photographic potential

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GetOutCast is a relatively new weather app for Windows Phone 8 that focuses on how the weather will impact your photography.  GetOutCast rates the photographic potential for the date and offer up a brief weather forecast.  The first release of GetOutCast focuses on sunrise and sunset predictions with future updates delivering landscape, astrological, lunar, and other photographic subjects.  

GetOutCast is an interesting concept and that could come in handy when planning a photographic outing.

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2 years ago

Adidas miCoach for Windows Phone updated with Stride Sensor support

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The official Adidas miCoach app for Windows Phones (no longer exclusively available for Lumia hardware) enables you to keep fit and enjoy a healthier lifestyle. The miCoach service itself is an interactive personal training solution, which is able to synchronise with the Adidas cloud platform (micoach.adidas.com) while taking advantage of Windows Phone features.

We've been alerted of a new update pushed out to the store. Speed past the break to see what's new in the latest version.

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2 years ago

Nokia Lumia 1520 coming to Vodafone Ireland, exact date and pricing unknown

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The Nokia Lumia 1520 is the most advanced Windows Phone you can buy right now. The display is the standout feature on this device, measuring 6-inches with a 1920 x 1020 resolution, it’s a sight to behold. The camera is also just as impressive. You’ll find a 20MP PureView sensor with optical image stabilization for great shots in all lighting conditions, even low-light. It first launched on AT&T here in the United States and has slowly been popping up globally since. Now our friends in Ireland will be getting some Lumia 1520 action sooner than later.

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2 years ago

Bing Translator for Windows Phone gets 'better quality and responsiveness of translations '

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Today, Microsoft has updated their Bing Translator apps for Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8, bringing new features and refined functionality to the popular – and well designed – language deciphering programs. By allowing users to “live” translate various language to their own native tongue, Bing Translator is an invaluable tool for those finding themselves in a foreign land.

Last updated at the end of September, Bing Translator for Windows Phone today is having a few new alterations that should improve the user experience.

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2 years ago

Indonesian mobile operator Telkomsel releases official Windows Phone app

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2 years ago

Nokia working with Continental to intensify collaboration on future automobile developments

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Nokia today announced joint development with Continental for next generation Electronic Horizon, Automated Driving and new Intelligent Transportation Systems based on high precision map technology. Unveiling the intensification of said collaboration at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, the two companies will look to "bring the Connected Car to life."

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2 years ago

Say it with Flowers, a simple, yet colorful, message app for Windows Phone 8

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Are you looking for a way to send someone a “Get Well Soon” or “Thinking of You” type note?  Say it with Flowers is a new Windows Phone 8 app that will let you do just that.

The app comes with a small collection of flower images that can be customized with a personal note.  You can then send the final product by email or SMS as well as shared over social networks. 

Say it with Flowers is a simple app that could come in handy when you need to scramble to send that special someone a message to get you out of the doghouse or lift his or her spirits.  In some respects, Say it with Flowers is a greeting card styled messaging app.

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2 years ago

PSA: Set your alarm, registration opens tomorrow for Build 2014

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2 years ago

Snapdragon 805 hands-on at CES, the processor in your next smartphone

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Fire up your Windows Phone and you’re running on silicon from Qualcomm. Every Windows Phone in existence has been powered by Qualcomm’s system-on-a-chip. Recent phones, like the Nokia Lumia 1520, are powered by Qualcomm’s latest chip – the Snapdragon 800 processor. While the first batch of Windows Phone 7 handsets were powered by earlier Snapdragon processors. Last week at CES we spent some time looking at the Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processors, the latest and greatest chip from the San Diego-based company. Here’s what you can look forward to in future Windows Phone devices.

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2 years ago

App update roundup: Asphalt 8, DI.FM and Status Tiles get updated

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We're rounding off our Monday with a batch of small updates that have been pushed to the Windows Phone Store. While we all recover from a rather busy CES 2014 (for Windows 8 and beyond), platform developers are still releasing updates for all your installed apps. Today we'll be looking at Asphalt 8, DI.FM and Status Tiles. Head past the break for the details.

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2 years ago

Deal Alert: Seven Disney Windows Phones games available free for a limited time

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If you have been waiting for a deal on your favorite Windows Phone 8 game from Disney, today may be your lucky day.  Seven titles went on sale today for a limited time and it is tough to beat the marked down price (free).  That's right, seven game for free!  All totaled about fifteen bucks worth of savings.

The seven Windows Phone 8 games are as follows:

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