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2 years ago

Cortana predicted 15 of 16 World Cup matches correctly

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Earlier today, we asked if you thought Windows Phone digital assistant Cortana would accurately predict the final game of the World Cup with Germany playing against Argentina, and as it turns out Cortana's prediction was correct with a German win. "Thanks to Bing, Cortana has accurately predicted the winner in 15 out of 16 games of those popular soccer matches (a perfect bracket in the knockout rounds)," Microsoft said.

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2 years ago

How to downgrade the OS on a Lumia Windows Phone

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2 years ago

Will Cortana get the final World Cup prediction right today?

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Hey. Did you know there's a major sporting event happening right now!? It's the 2014 World Cup final with Germany and Argentina battling for the prize. Cortana has made some stellar predictions during the World Cup tournament, but she did get yesterday's game between Brazil and Netherlands wrong. She predicted that Brazil would prevail. However, the Netherlands took that game 3-0. Someone on Twitter said that Cortana's match prediction algorithm didn't account for a team giving up. Anyways. Is she going to be right today? Will Germany beat Argentina? Sound off below.

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2 years ago

Lumia 1020 could hit End of Life status this September

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2 years ago

UAE carrier Etisalat shows support for Windows Phone with official app

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Etisalat is a carrier covering the UAE (United Arab Emirates) region and the company has already launched an official app for Windows Phone. With this app installed consumers on the network are able to check out services and account features. It's fairly simple to use and enables users to receive support, locate service centers and even hotspots to connect to.

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2 years ago

Deal of the Day: Amzer Hybrid Case with Kickstand for Nokia Lumia 1020

For today only, grab the Amzer Hybrid Case with Kickstand for Nokia Lumia 1020 and save 50% off the list price!

This Lumia 1020 hybrid case provides serious protection against drops and scratches while sporting a built-in kickstand that can be used for watching movies, slideshows and more. The inner-most layer is made of a shock absorbing silicone that sits underneath a thick plastic exterior.

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2 years ago

Some great deals are happening on Lumia devices in the Philippines

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If you live in the Philippines and are looking to score yourself a new Windows Phone device, you're in luck! Right now, Abenson, Avant, and Electroworld are hosting a pretty big sale on Nokia Lumia devices such as the Lumia 1020, Lumia 1320 and the Lumia 1520. The pricing is the same across the board, so it doesn't exactly matter where you order from as long as you order before July 18th, as that's when the deals will end.

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2 years ago

How to disable the touch screen on your Windows 8.1 laptop

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2 years ago

Follow the Windows Phone 8.1 and Lumia Cyan rollout using our new tracker page!

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Microsoft is so far taking a slow approach to the roll-out of the Windows Phone 8.1 update with the Lumia Cyan firmware. Yesterday, we detailed what is new in Lumia Cyan, and we have already reviewed Windows Phone 8.1.

However, the question on most people's minds is When will they get it?

Currently, there are no publicly set timetables for the release, as it is dependent on the device manufacturer, model, region and carrier, if applicable. As such, like previous updates, this one is staggered over the next few weeks and months. For now, you are encouraged to bookmark the page below to track the progress on the Windows Phone 8.1 and Lumia Cyan update (for Nokia phones).

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2 years ago

ICYMI: July 12, 2014

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ICYMI: July 12, 2014

A lot can happen in a week. New apps join the Windows Phone Store or Windows Store. Microsoft's CEO Satya Nadella can release a memo to over 100,000 employees. Your favorite apps can get a big update with a new look or new features. Device rumors come and go. Seven days might not seem like much, but it can be an eternity in the tech news cycle. Which is why every week we're going to compile the biggest stories into one post – In Case You Missed It.

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2 years ago

Drive through to get the Russian BURGER KING app for Windows Phone

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Official apps are always a welcomed addition to Windows Phone, even if the app is not available worldwide. Such is the case with BURGER KING, who now have an official app for Windows Phone but only for Russia. Developed by LoyaltyPlanet, who gets contracted by many food chains, the BURGER KING app joined Starbucks in Russia as two apps available but excluded from the United States.

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2 years ago

Top Golf Apps and Games for Windows Phone

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Top Golf Apps and Games for Windows Phone

Windows Phone Central Roundup: Golf Apps and Games

Summer is in full swing and many are taking to the golf course to enjoy the sunshine and hit the tiny white ball all over the place. For others, sitting in the comfort air conditioning and picking up the sticks in the form of a video game may be more appealing.

Regardless of your preference, there is a small collection of golf apps and games in the Windows Phone Store that should appeal to most duffers (real or virtual). We have picked a handful of the higher rated offerings in this week's roundup. They include a few golfing games and apps that may help you navigate the course a little better. We also have an app that will keep you up to date on all the news and standings from the professional golfing ranks.

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2 years ago

Xbox gamers can now put Microsoft Jigsaw together on Windows 8

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Earlier this week we mourned the loss of multiple Xbox games that were recently delisted from the Windows 8 Store. It seems that Microsoft is no longer interested in publishing mobile Xbox titles that it does not fully own. But new Xbox games for Windows 8 do still pop up occasionally, such as Microsoft Sudoku back at the end of June. And hey, they're releasing Zoo Tycoon Friends for Windows Phone and Windows 8 later this year.

Another Xbox game for Windows 8 and RT has just become available in all regions after enjoying the traditional soft launch in Trinidad and Tobago: Microsoft Jigsaw. As you might expect, Microsoft Jigsaw is another casual free-to-play title that fits right in with Microsoft Sudoku, Microsoft Bingo, Microsoft Microsoft, and other first-party Windows 8 games. Jigsaw puzzle fans and your grandmother are sure to love it.

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2 years ago

Plumber Reloaded, a twisted pipe of a puzzle game for Windows Phone

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If you are looking for a casual puzzle game, that has plenty of challenging levels to tackle, take a look at Plumber Reloaded for Windows Phone 8.

Available for Windows Phone 8 devices, including low-memory models, Plumber Reloaded calls on you to connect various elemental symbols together with pipes. The challenge comes into play in that you cannot cross the pipes.

Plumber Reloaded isn't an overly complicated Windows Phone game but six levels of difficulty, 430 puzzle levels and three game modes it'll keep you busy for a while.

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2 years ago

Deal of the Day: Incipio Feather Hard Case for Nokia Lumia 820

For today only, buy the Incipio Feather Hard Case for Nokia Lumia 820 and save 40% off the list price!

Measuring less than 1mm thin, Incipio's Feather Case is ideal for the Lumia 820 user seeking inconspicuous, first-class protection. It's made of a durable polymer with a rigid plextonium frame that helps deal with impacts when they occur. Colors include black and pink.

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