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2 years ago

India's multiplex chains, Spice and SRS Cinemas launch Windows Phone apps

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2 years ago

Captain America: TWS now available on Windows Phone

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2 years ago

Do you miss cross-posting on Windows Phone 8.1? Path may be your answer

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Windows Phone 8.1 brings a lot in terms of raw functions to end-users, but some things are going missed. For instance, the relevancy of the Me Tile is greatly diminished since notifications were moved to the Notification Center (and the stream was detached).

But perhaps the biggest function that people miss is the ability to cross-post status updates to Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and more. We explained the reasoning behind this in our guide on the new Social Extensibility framework in 8.1, but explanations in and of themselves don’t make people happy. And you’ve said as much.

Luckily, there is one way you can sort of get this feature back, though it’s far from perfect: Path.

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2 years ago

Gameloft announces title and story details for Modern Combat 5

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2 years ago

Cortana, still feeling the Windows Phone 8.1 love?

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The Windows Phone 8.1 Preview for Developers has been in the public's hands for just over two weeks now. One of the more anticipated features of Windows Phone 8.1 is Cortana.

For those just joining us, Cortana is Windows Phone 8.1's intelligent personal assistant and knowledge navigator. Think of it as Siri's better looking cousin. And while released in Beta form and only in the U.S. Market (officially) many were eager to start asking Cortana everything from "will you marry me?" to "what's the temperature in Kelvin?"

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2 years ago

Start Perfect gets new 'trial' ability, fresh features in latest update

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Last week we reported on Start Perfect, a new offshoot app from the developer of Transparency Tiles. The app was received well for offering a plethora of customization options for those using Windows Phone 8.1, including renaming of Tiles, adding transparent ones, creating backgrounds and more.

Start Perfect runs for a modest 99 cents but at the time, it had no trial. That always irks people, so it’s good to see in today’s update that is resolved. What’s more, there are numerous new features, in addition to a sneak peek at the upcoming Transparency Tiles update. Read on for the details!

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2 years ago

Add a live analog clock to your Windows Phone 8.1 Start screen with this cool app

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One of the neat benefits of Windows Phone 8.1 are Tiles that can update every minute, instead of the previous 30 minutes in 8.0. Don’t worry, it won’t drain your battery either. That loosening of restrictions has allowed for the release of such apps as Clock Hub and TimeMe. Now, we have a charming analog clock to add to the mix.

Analog Clock Tile is a simple app. You download it and pin to your Start screen; that’s it. Currently, only small and medium Tiles are supported, though wide Tile support is coming. What’s more, Web-ideja d.o.o., who is behind the app, wants to hear from you on suggestions. Knowing you folks, you’ll have a dozen or so to volunteer, so get at it!

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2 years ago

Microsoft Research is building a gesture-sensing physical keyboard

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Microsoft Research has posted a report, as well as the video above, about their prototype for a new, gesture-reading, mechanical keyboard. The prototype, built using the keys of an Apple wireless keyboard (oh, irony, sweet sweet irony), uses a low-resolution matrix of infrared sensors placed between the keys to detect gestures, such as swiping and pinch-to-zoom, on the keyboard.

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2 years ago

Here's how Sprint can save you money on Spotify

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Here's how Sprint can save you money on Spotify

Sprint today as part of its announcement of the exclusive Harman/Kardon edition of the HTC One M8 also announced a new deal for Spotify subscriptions — if you're on Windows Phone 8 or Windows Phone 8.1.

All new and existing postpaid (ie not pre-paid) Sprint customers will get six free months of Spotify Premium, if you're on a "Framily" plan. And Sprint's extended the deal to those on Android and iOS, of course.

And after the initial six months, you'll get a discount on your Spotify subscription, which varies depending on your level of Framliness.

Here's the deal.

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2 years ago

Acer debuts the Aspire Switch 10, a convertible, detachable tablet

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Acer today announced the Aspire Switch 10 tablet/notebook/thing. The Windows 8.1-powered 10-inch tablet comes with a magnetically-attached optional "Acer Snap Hinge" dock that lets the user switch (ohhhhh...) between using the device as a standalone tablet or a more traditional laptop. Normally this kind of device might cost a pretty penny, but Acer is pricing the entire kit at $379.99.

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2 years ago

WhatsApp is broken for Windows Phone 8.1 and there's no fix in sight

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Normally, I’m a pretty big advocate of WhatsApp. After KIK unceremoniously abandoned Windows Phone in 2012, WhatsApp rose up to take its place. Sure, the app had issues on occasion, but the development team was busy pumping out updates so often it became a running joke (remember update Fridays?).

Lately, things are slipping. For instance, the public version of the app hasn’t had an update since January. That’s almost four months ago. Granted, WhasApp beta users have been receiving updates nearly every other day, but even that does not guarantee a steady or working app. New features have not been added in weeks, just occasionally moving around of elements resulting in a game of ‘what’s changed?’ each time a new version is released (changelogs don’t exist, evidently).

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2 years ago

Add to Contacts receives update to enable Microsoft Account sync

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2 years ago

Movie Maker for Windows Phone 8.1 received bug fixes last night, here's what's new

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Yesterday morning we brought you news of a new app for devices running the Windows Phone 8.1 Preview for Developers. Movie Maker 8.1 is made by Venetasoft, and it is the first app to leverage the new video editing APIs of the updated OS, allowing you to use slow motion, clip, crop and eventually add filters and more to your movies.

At the time, we told you the developer had plans for many updates and new features, and last night the first of those updates went through. Version 1.1.24 is now live in the Store, and it includes a few fixes and improvements.

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2 years ago

Vector 38: Cord cutting

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Vector 38: Cord cutting

Vector is Mobile Nations' cross-site, cross-platform analysis show where we talk about the hottest topics in the tech industry. On this week's episode Anthony Casella of Mobile Nations joins Rene to talk about cutting the cable and satellite cord, setting up an antenna, getting free over-the-air digital channels, using a home media center, and the pros and cons of streaming services like Netflix, Hulu, and Aereo.

Subscribe, listen along, and then tell us — are you cutting the cord? Why or why not?

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2 years ago

Microsoft adds new perks to Skype Premium accounts

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Skype has evolved. Microsoft recently announced that group video calling would be available for everyone to use for free. Previously, you were required to have a Premium account. But what about those who were (and still are) subscribed and paying for the luxury? Skype has you covered with a small thank you upgrade package. Put short, you'll be able to call to countries around the world at no extra cost.

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