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2 years ago

Surface Pro 3's new and improved power connector makes charging a breeze

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Microsoft has a lot going on in the Surface Pro 3 including a unique CPU fan three-years in the making, over 100 custom parts and a few industry leading specs to boot. We’ll be touching upon those over the next few days, but today we’ll kick off with the new AC connector.

The magnetic AC connector was introduced with the original Surface Pro and Surface RT devices. With the second generation, it remained the same largely but it had some minor improvements like stronger magnets. The Surface Pro 3 connector though is completely redesigned, so much so that your older adapters (should you have one) will not work. That’s may be bad news for a few, but the new re-worked implementation is worth it for the new ease-of-use.

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2 years ago

MovieJax is a beautiful and free video editing application for Windows Phone 8.1

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Windows Phone 8.1 came out through the Preview for Developer program last month. Since then we’ve slowly seen apps trickle into the Windows Phone Store that take advantage of some unique features introduced in Windows Phone 8.1. Video editing wasn’t possible on Windows Phone until last month and now we’ve already covered two new apps to address the market. Movie Maker 8.1 was the first third-party app to edit videos and Movie Moments came to us from Microsoft. Today we’re getting a brand new video editing app that you need to download.

Welcome MovieJax to Windows Phone 8.1.

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2 years ago

Hopping Penguin is one cool Windows Phone platforming game

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Anybody remember a little Windows Phone 7 shoot-em-up called Corona? Even for an older game, Corona continues to impress with its beautiful anime-style artwork and intense bullet hell shooting action. I thought Finnish developer Kajak Games had stepped away from Windows Phone development after completing Corona, depriving us of their high quality indie games.

As it turns out, Kajak has quietly released quite a few games lately. Today I checked out the studio’s Hopping Penguin, a platformer/endless runner starring a vampire bat – I mean penguin. Mundane title aside, Hopping Penguin offers some very good artwork and lots of platforming goodness in a free to play package. Check out our impressions and video after the break.

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2 years ago

Microsoft UK offers Amazon vouchers for Lumia 2520 charger troubles

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Microsoft is offering £80 worth of Amazon vouchers to consumers who were unfortunately affected by the Nokia Lumia 2520 charger issues. We've been alerted to an email being sent out with a code for anyone who was affected and registered with the support system. As well as sending out replacement chargers for the Windows tablet (and offering the voucher), Nokia is asking consumers return the original chargers in supplied packaging.

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2 years ago

Xbox One system update in June will bring external drive support and more

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We’ve loved our Xbox One consoles since getting them last November. That said, Microsoft has made us love them even more with frequent updates. The May update starting rolling out a few days ago that introduced a sound mixer for apps, an opt-in to improve speech recognition and the ability to download system updates as soon as it’s available. Yesterday we also learned that Skype could now be snapped on the Xbox One. Today we’re learning what Microsoft has in store for the Xbox One next month. Details on external hard drive support and more after the break!

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2 years ago

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

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

This Nokia Lumia 1020 hybrid case provides serious protection against drops and scratches while providing you with 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

What are your top five most wanted Windows Phone 8.1 apps?

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While we have seen the selection in the Windows Phone Store grow by leaps and bounds, there still may be a few apps out there that are missing in action.

A recent WPCentral Forums discussion asks the simple question, "What is your top five most wanted apps for Windows Phone 8.1?" The discussion was started by WPCentral Forum member burnabite who would like to see TED talks, NHL Gamecenter, Mozilla Firefox, Dropbox and BBM developed for Windows Phone.

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2 years ago

eBay will ask you to change your password today after an attack

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eBay has announced today that users of the popular service should change their passwords immediately due to a cyber attack that compromised a database containing encrypted passwords. A press release sent out by the company stresses that only non-financial data was affected.

Hastily investigating the matter, eBay found no evidence of any unauthorized access to financial or credit card information, but we strongly urge all readers to pop into their accounts and make the change regardless.

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2 years ago

Bought a Lumia 630 in India? You can also get a discount on Nokia Coloud headphones!

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If you’ve bought a Lumia 630 in India recently or looking to pick up one soon, there’s a good deal on Nokia Coloud headsets (see our review) exclusively for you.

Nokia Lumia 630 buyers can avail a 50% discount on subsequent purchase of a Nokia Coloud Pop earphone WH-510 or the Nokia Coloud Boom headphone WH-530. There's no discount on the Coloud Knock though.

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2 years ago

Filmmaker works with the Lumia 1020 to produce beautiful effects using still shots

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Microsoft has once again teamed up with filmaker Paul Trillo to create a smartphone solution, enabling users to simultaneously control multiple Nokia Lumia Windows Phones. Built for the Windows 8 platform, this system has allowed the team to compile a collected of 50 still images shot with Lumia hardware, producing the end result in the form of the above video. Meet the Lumia Arc of Wonder.

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2 years ago

Nadella and Elop pushed back the Surface Mini because it wasn't ready to compete

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While many of us expected that we would be seeing a Surface Mini at yesterday's "small" event from Microsoft, we didn't get that — but that's not to say that there isn't a Surface Mini in Microsoft's research and development labs somewhere. In fact, there was very much one, but Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and former Nokia CEO and now Microsoft EVP of Devices & Services Stephen Elop made the decision to push back a possible release of the smaller Surface tablet. Their reasoning? It wasn't unique enough.

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2 years ago

Time of My Life, keeping tabs on where you spend your time

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Time of My Life is a relatively new Windows Phone 8 app from Microsoft Studios that is designed to help you track where you spend your time.

The app uses your Windows Phone location services to log the time you spend in one location or the other and will chart your activity with daily, weekly and monthly graphs.

Time of My Life is an interesting app with potential but could use a little fine-tuning.

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2 years ago

Microsoft will carry on selling Windows 7 to the Chinese government

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2 years ago

Netflix bringing its streaming goodness to more Europeans later this year

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2 years ago

Realtor.com picks up long overdue update for Windows Phone

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We love when a zombie app rises from the dead. Today we’ve got the official Realtor.com app for Windows Phone doing just that. Zombie app? It’s a word we just made up for apps that haven’t been updated in years, but then out of nowhere get a big update. That’s what happened with Realtor.com for Windows Phone. Let’s check it out!

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