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2 years ago

Microsoft handing out Acer Iconia Windows 8.1 tablet to Build 2013 attendees

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2 years ago

Microsoft announces Windows 8.1 Preview; available for download today

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2 years ago

A quick list of significant changes in Windows 8.1 [Updated]

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According to Chinese site WPDang, Microsoft had a small scale revealing of new features in Windows 8.1 earlier today in San Francisco.

The non-disclosure agreement they signed with Microsoft just expired a few minutes ago. With legal concern gone, they've decided to make a quick list of things, and save everyone some time mining into the system update looking for what's new when Windows 8.1 beta shows up in the Windows Store. Here is what you can expect from the system refreshment:

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2 years ago

Microsoft Build 2013 Keynote Live blog – 9AM PT/12pm ET

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2 years ago

Telefónica announces Windows Phone marketing partnership with Microsoft

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Microsoft has struck a deal with Telefónica to start a joint marketing effort to boost the sales of Windows Phone 8 hardware. Initially for a period lasting a year, the company will enhance marketing activities in support of stocked Windows Phones in the UK and Germany through O2, as well as Spain, Mexico, Brazil and Chile. Telefónica wishes to help develop a strong third choice for consumers to break the duopoly of Android and iOS.

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2 years ago

Sprint announces two Windows Phone 8 handsets - HTC 8XT and Samsung ATIV S Neo

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Today Sprint and Microsoft outlined plans to launch two Windows Phone 8 handsets on the US network. The HTC 8XT and Samsung ATIV S Neo will be packaged with Truly UnlimitedSM Sprint 4G LTE this coming summer. Both phones will be able to take full advantage of LTE speeds, offering consumers a rich experience when using the device while out and about.

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2 years ago

iFixit lands on the Windows Phone Store, helps you repair stuff

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We've got yet another official Windows Phone app to show off to you. This time we're looking at iFixit (www.ifixit.com). If you're not familiar with the brand, it's a website dedicated to helping consumers with repairing pretty much anything. The new Windows Phone app will enable users to browse thousands of step-by-step guides with galleries and videos that make it that bit easier to follow along and not get completely lost.

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2 years ago

Now available: Get to work with Nokia’s JobLens for Windows Phone 8 and see your future

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Back at Mobile World Congress, we showed a new app that was being developed by Nokia called JobLens. If you thing that sounds a lot like City Lens, their other famous app, you’d be right and the two share more than just a common name.

JobLens is a new project from Nokia that where they team up with LinkedIn, Indeed, Salary.com and Zillow to help you find jobs immediately around your current location. The app ties into your LinkedIn account (or Facebook, Twitter, etc.) to create a “network” and then finds jobs that may be of interest to you.

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2 years ago

Critter Camp, a collection of Windows Phone mini-games

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Critter Camp is a Windows Phone 8 game that is a collection of four mini-games that are surprisingly challenging. Critter Camp's first impression makes you think the game is more suited for your Windows Phone's Kid's Corner.

But after playing each of the mini-games, Critter Camp can be a challenging game for the older crowd as well.  There's a few bugs that still need to be ironed out but Critter Camp has the potential of being an appealing game for all ages.

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2 years ago

United Airlines and Delta updated for Windows Phone

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2 years ago

Full specs revealed for Huawei Ascend W2; it’s a budget friendly phone

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If you just glance at headlines you’d feel like we’re living in a Nokia world when it comes to all the OEMs making Windows Phone devices and apps. We haven’t had anything substantial from Samsung or HTC since the launch of Windows Phone 8. But there is a dark horse in the OEM scene – Huawei.

The Chinese company doesn’t have a big presence here in the US, but between making brazen comments about buying Nokia and upcoming handsets you might start noticing them a bit more. One of those handsets, the Ascend W2, has been making the rounds the past few weeks in leaks, teases and now in person at the 2013 Mobile Asia Expo.

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2 years ago

Nextgen Reader Review: Read RSS in style on Windows 8 and Windows Phone

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Nowadays news moves fast, and to keep up with it you need the right software. I'm here to tell you that Nextgen Reader by Next Matters for Windows 8 is the best tool for the job. With an elegant Microsoft modern design, array of customizable features, and support for a variety of external applications – it hits all the sweet spots. Get the full review after the break.

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2 years ago

Join us today for Microsoft’s Build 2013 keynote speech! Wednesday 9AM PT/12PM ET

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We’re here in not-so-sunny San Francisco (seriously, it’s cloudy and humid) but we’re still gearing up for tomorrow’s early keynote speech from Microsoft. It starts at 9AM PT/12PM ET (or your localized time here) and we’ll be in the front of the audience to cover it live, all for //build/ 2013.

What will Microsoft reveal? We’re not sure as the whole event is shrouded in mystery this year. We can bet they will focus in on Windows 8.1, Xbox Music, maybe some Xbox One news and maybe even throw Windows Phone users a bone (there are quite a dozen or so 'Phone sessions, which is good news). You can read our "what to expect" article here for more info.

Regardless, this is where CEO Steve Ballmer takes the stage and whoops it up for the developers, fans and media. You’d be crazy to pass it up, so make sure you join us for the event tomorrow morning!

Bookmark now: www.wpcentral.com/build-2013-keynote-live-blog

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2 years ago

Extra! Extra! Read all about it! ABC News comes to Windows Phone 8

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2 years ago

Robo & Bobo, a Windows Phone 8 puzzle game sneak peak

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Robo & Bobo is a new Windows Phone 8 game that is just about clearing certification and should be live in the Windows Phone Store in the next few days. We've been playing with a beta version of the game and found Robo & Bobo to be a challenging, richly animated puzzle game for our Windows Phone 8 devices.

The story line has you playing the role of Robo, who is having his love for his teddy bear (that would be Bobo) tested by scientists. You have to program Robo's movements through series of mazes so he can be re-united with Bobo.  One wrong turn or one move too short and Robo will find himself in a bind.

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