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2 years ago

EE in the UK to roll out reduced EU roaming charges from July 1st

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2 years ago

Test your math skills with the Windows Phone game Kaboom

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If you think you have mad math skills and quick reactions, Kaboom is a Windows Phone game that might be of interest.

The premise of the game is that bad times have befallen on major cities worldwide. An evil mathematician has launched a reign of terror on these locations and it's your job to save the day.

You will need to solve basic math problems to prevent bombs froe destroying the city. The pace of the game picks up the longer you survive and while there's not much to Kaboom, it comes across as a fun Windows Phone game.

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2 years ago

Microsoft fails to fix flaw in IE 8, says it's not 'being actively exploited'

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Microsoft has passed on fixing a flaw in Internet Explorer 8. The company was informed of said remotely exploitable vulnerability back in October 2013 by Belgian researcher Peter 'corelanc0d3r' Van Eeckhoutte. That's a full seven months after a bug has been found in the software, which can be exploited if a consumer opens up a link to a malicious web page or by opening a pesky infected email.

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2 years ago

Lenovo set to debut a Windows Phone 8.1 handset by end of 2014

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2 years ago

Vodafone sweetens its 4G offerings with free Netflix for six months

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2 years ago

As expected, Disney Solitaire comes to Windows Phone 8

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Last month Disney released Disney Solitaire for Windows 8 with word that a Windows Phone 8 version would be released soon. We are happy to report that "soon" happened today with the release of the Windows Phone 8 version of Disney Solitaire.

Disney Solitaire does feature saving your game progress to OneDrive, which will allow to pick up things where you left off from a Windows 8 device.

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2 years ago

My initial thoughts on the Surface Pro 3

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My initial thoughts on the Surface Pro 3

Yesterday was an important day for Microsoft. With the announcement of the Surface Pro 3, Redmond is continuing to show that they’re in this for the long-haul and perhaps more importantly, they’re actively improving upon their previous work. A Surface Mini was not revealed as expected, but it sounds like for good reason, including the possibility of it contradicting the “one device to rule them all” message.

Sitting in the same room with Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, Stephen Elop and the who’s who in tech media, it was fascinating to watch Panos Panay – the corporate vice president for Surface Computing at Microsoft – take the stage and sell us on the idea of the Surface Pro 3. Soon after the now familiar promo ad for the device, the audience cheered and enthusiastically clapped. It was an odd thing because it felt genuine; people were seriously excited about this announcement.

Fast forward 24 hours and most of the ‘new tech high’ has worn off, and a few of us who have the Surface Pro 3 are digging deep into this new creation. Being sold on the idea is one thing, but using it and actually liking it is another. While it’s much too early for a review, here are some of my first thoughts on the Surface Pro 3 and Microsoft’s chances of success with it.

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2 years ago

App Update Roundup: Navigon bumped to Windows Phone 8.1, My Trips gets redesigned, and more

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2 years ago

Microsoft to provide Office 365 to 8 million students in Thailand

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Thailand has announced that it is partnering with Microsoft in a deal that will see the single largest deployment of Office 365 for education. The five-year deal inked between the country's Office of Basic Education Commission (OBEC) and Microsoft Thailand will ensure that 8 million students along with 400,000 teachers in the country will have free access to Microsoft Office 365 for education.

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2 years ago

6 other ways to attach the Surface Pen to the Surface Pro 3

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2 years ago

6snap 3.0 hits the Store, brings Snapchat messaging functions to Windows Phone

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Although an official Snapchat app is still missing on Windows Phone, Rudy Huyn and his app 6snap have done a nice job of filling in the gap. It was only 3 weeks ago that Snapchat announced their new text chat and video calling service, and Windows Phone users wanted some of that action too.

It was no secret that Huyn was working on porting (and re-coding) his app for the new feature, and today it is now live for everyone. Heading into the Windows Phone Store we can see version 3.0 is ready and willing for your secret-ish chats to friends and strangers.

Let’s see what’s new.

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2 years ago

Surface Mini reportedly already built, just waiting for touch-friendly version of Office

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Microsoft's move to not announce the Surface Mini at yesterday's event in New York City took us by surprise, so we were left wondering what happened. Aside from being pushed back by the hands of Nadella and Elop, it turns out that the smaller Surface tablet was already in production, with some 15,000-20,000 units having already been assembled.

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2 years ago

Wolfenstein: The New Order storms Xbox One and 360, Max: Curse of Brotherhood lands on 360

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Last week was a dry week as far as retail Xbox game releases. But both Xbox One and 360 got the phenomenal downloadable puzzle/shooter Super Time Force, so nobody should have complained too much. All of you FPS guys need to step out of your comfort zone and give it a try – you won’t be disappointed. Oh, but First-Person Shooter fans do have reason to celebrate this week. ..

Wolfenstein: The New Order from Bethesda and Machine Head Games has finally arrived on the Xbox One and 360! The latest entry in the series that basically started the FPS genre (yes, it preceded Doom and even Call of Duty!) is a single-player tour-de-force. And Xbox 360 gamers have a more lighthearted downloadable game to play now - Max: the Curse of Brotherhood. Read on for details and exclusive Wolfenstein screenshots!

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2 years ago

Did you already pre-order the Surface Pro 3?

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Did you already pre-order the Surface Pro 3?

Microsoft made the Surface Pro 3 official yesterday. It’s a beautiful new tablet that aims to replace your laptop. We’ve got two loaner devices from Microsoft and will have a lot more content coming. In the meantime we need to remind you all that you can pre-order your Surface Pro 3 today and get it on June 20. Also, we want to know if you pre-ordered. Take our poll after the break!

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2 years ago

Using strong passwords and keeping your online self secure

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Earlier today, eBay issued a press release letting users know that a cyberattack "compromised a database containing encrypted passwords and other non-financial data." Users will be asked to change their passwords just in case, though they noted that eBay "has seen no indication of increased fraudulent account activity." This is sadly just one of many attacks recently, and something that won't be going away anytime soon, if ever.

Attacks like this are nothing new, over the years plenty of big-name sites have become victim to similar cyberattacks. Retial chain Target has been all over the news lately, and there's also vulnerabilities like the recent Heartbleed Bug that affected Google, Facebook, Yahoo and dozens of other sites.

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