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2 years ago

1:CLOCK for Windows Phone 8, keeping track with World times and more

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1:CLOCK is a relatively new Windows Phone 8 app that will help you keep track of global times, keep time with a stopwatch and countdown the seconds with a timer.

1:CLOCK can display times for over 3,700 cities worldwide, save stopwatch times and double as a nightstand clock. The app is in its infancy and while there is still work to be done, 1:CLOCK has a certain level of appeal. To help push you off the fence and give 1:CLOCK a try, the app is free and ad-free through February 24th.

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2 years ago

Facebook buys WhatsApp for $16 billion

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Facebook buys WhatsApp for $16 billion

Today it was announced that Facebook is buying WhatsApp for a whopping $16 billion. The SEC filing today reveals that WhatsApp will continue to operate as an independent entity under Facebook (much as Instagram did after their acquisition by Facebook), though the company claims that the deal will accelerate "Facebook's ability to bring connectivity and utility to the world." Facebook has long had their own messaging service in Facebook Messenger and it's not exactly clear how WhatsApp will complement that going forward.

Facebook is the world's largest social network with 1.23 billion users and growing, and CEO Mark Zuckerberg said that "WhatsApp is on the a path to connect 1 billion people. The service that reach that milestone are all incredibly valuable."

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2 years ago

App Update Roundup: Nokia bumps Lumia apps, Pixel Gun 3D loads more content, Waze gets more battery friendly

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2 years ago

Xbox One Stereo Headset and adapter coming next week, pre-order today

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Earlier this month we told you guys and gals about two new accessories from Microsoft coming out for your Xbox One. There’s the Xbox One Stereo Headset Adapter and the Xbox One Stereo Headset. Both were slated to come out in early March, but no firm release date was shared. It looks like Microsoft was able to do something they don’t do often, ship a product early. You can pre-order the accessories and get them next week.

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2 years ago

Surface 2 with LTE visits the FCC, hopefully coming soon

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Microsoft launched the Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 this past October, but it was in September that they announced the two new tablets and their respective accessories. It was shortly after the official announcement that the Surface team did an AMA on Reddit and divulged some interesting information. There would be a Surface 2 with LTE and GPS launching early in 2014. That’s a very vague timeframe, but it looks to be coming fairly soon. A Surface 2 with LTE was just spotted in the FCC.

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2 years ago

Xbox One’s Media Remote gets a March launch date – more details to come forth tomorrow

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2 years ago

Lenovo’s Yoga 2 11-inch hybrid goes on sale in the US for only $549

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Out of all the Windows hybrid machines we have been able to get our hands on, Lenovo’s line of YOGA machines still sit among the best. The company’s current YOGA 2 Pro is an excellent unit, but with its $999 price tag, it can be out of reach for some. In a world where cheap Windows laptops reign supreme and Google Chromebooks at $249 look like a good option for some, we really need a truly great, yet affordable, Windows 8 machine – enter the Lenovo YOGA 2.

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2 years ago

Preorder Wolfenstein: The New Order on Xbox and get Doom beta access

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We’re still pumped for this week’s new Xbox One releases (Rayman Legends and Strider), but that doesn’t mean more Xbox game news isn’t welcome. Always look to the future, right?

That future will be brighter in May. Bethesda has officially announced that Wolfenstein: The New Order will debut on Xbox One, 360, and other consoles on May 20 in North America and May 23 in Europe. As if the impending return of Wolfenstein wasn’t news enough, preorders of The New Order will also include beta access to the new Doom!

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2 years ago

Jawbone looking for Windows Phone developer, following in the steps of Fitbit

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New Jawbone job listing confirms official Windows Phone app is in the works

There's still a lack of support for Windows Phone when it comes to fitness accessories and wearable technology in general. We've previously touched on multiple vendors who have no official apps available on the store for consumers, but Jawbone currently has a job opening for a Windows Phone Senior Software Engineer. This means we'll be seeing official platform support for the company's accessories in the future.

Just like Fitbit did in the past, Jawbone is looking for talent to help develop a companion solution to match competitors. This is fantastic news for those who either already have a Jawbone product or are looking to invest. 

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2 years ago

Lenovo ThinkPad 8 is now available at Amazon

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Lenovo ThinkPad 8 is now available at Amazon

One of our favorite gadgets from CES 2014 is the Lenovo ThinkPad 8. It has an 8.3-inch display with 1920x1200 resolution, Intel Atom quad-core processor inside, internal storage up to 128GB, microUSB 3.0 port, and more. If Amazon is your favorite retailer, then you’re going to be happy. Amazon is now selling the Lenovo ThinkPad 8.

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2 years ago

Three Nokia Lumia Icon videos you need to hear to believe

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The Nokia Lumia Icon features Rich Recording with four directional stereo microphones. Nokia has been really pushing the Lumia Icon’s audio and recording capabilities. Its marketing tagline is “See and hear what you’ve been missing.” How do they actually sound? We’ve shot a few videos with the Nokia Lumia Icon around New York City. Head past the break to see and hear for yourself.

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2 years ago

Windows Phone 8.1’s new Wi-Fi settings reveal auto turn-on feature

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Windows Phone 8.1. While features like Action Center get a lot of the attention, we’ve repeatedly mentioned that there will be lots of small changes throughout the OS. Those changes are the real nitty-gritty that will make your everyday experience much more fulfilling.

Today, we have some new Wi-Fi Settings that are part of the beta SDK, but are actually hidden. Developer David S. sent us in these screenshots after unlocking the feature in that SDK. Windows Phone Central has since independently verified their authenticity as a forthcoming feature in 8.1.

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2 years ago

Today at 2PM ET, watch Windows Weekly with special guest Daniel Rubino

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Ever hear of Windows Weekly? If not, then shame. It’s the top rated TWiT podcast dedicated to all things Microsoft. The show features Leo Laporte and Microsoft experts Paul Thurrott (WinSuperSite) and Mary Jo Foley (All About Microsoft), who go through the week’s news with commentary and analysis.

This week, Thurrott is hitting the slopes, but the show must go on. Instead, Mary Jo Foley will be joined by Peter Bright (Ars Technica) and this site’s editor in chief, Daniel Rubino.

Topics? Nokia’s forthcoming Android device, Windows Phone 8.1, Lumia Icon, OneDrive and more! Tune in two hours at 2 PM ET (11 AM PT), where you can watch the stream live. The podcast will be syndicated later, in case you miss it. Show length is two hours, so grab some coffee.

Head here at 2PM ET and join in: www.twit.tv

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2 years ago

Pandora to introduce ads on Windows Phone to 'help pay the bills'

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Pandora is a popular music service available in the US, Australia and New Zealand. Since the official app for Windows Phone launched on the store last year, consumers have been able to enjoy an ad-free experience without having to upgrade to a premium subscription.

This commercial-free Pandora experience was down to Microsoft, but now Pandora has announced that advertising will be coming to the Windows Phone platform, unless you have Pandora One.

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2 years ago

Consoles: Rayman Legends and Strider debut on Xbox One, Earth Defense Force: 2025 on 360

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As Windows Phone gamers either enjoy or wait patiently for Rayman Fiesta Run (which briefly launched worldwide yesterday only to be quickly pulled), they’re bound to crave even more Rayman. Well, if you have an Xbox One you’re in luck! The improved for next-gen Rayman Legends has just launched on Xbox One at the affordable price of $39.99. It has been available on Xbox 360 since September last year.

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