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2 years ago

Check out latest discoveries and more with the New Scientist magazine on Windows 8

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Just when you thought we've had enough official apps for one morning, New Scientist is now available on Windows 8. The super-popular magazine is the choice of many for the latest headlines covering everything technology and science, perfect for those power users on Microsoft's platforms. The New Scientist app follows other magazine publications already available on the stores.

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2 years ago

Joe Belfiore announces new updates, sheds some details on lock screen app

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2 years ago

New Office 365 ads help you choose between Personal and Home subscriptions

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Microsoft has released two new advertisements for its Office 365 service. The new videos help explain features of both the personal and home subscriptions, one being for the individual and the latter for the family. If you've been confused by Microsoft's subscription packages for its cloud Office suite, be sure to take a good look at what's offered in the ads to determine which option best suits your requirements.

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2 years ago

O2 UK brings live music to Windows Phone with official Academy app

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UK mobile operator O2 has released a brand new app for Windows Phone, titled O2 Academy. The app, if you're not familiar with the branding, enables customers to enjoy latest live music events with information and details on favorite venues and artists to really get into music. Already available on both iOS and Android, it's good to see the app finally make the move to Microsoft's mobile platform.

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2 years ago

Microsoft aware of Xbox Music streaming issues on Windows Phones, has implemented a fix

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This morning, shortly after Microsoft published an update for its native Windows Phone music app, the Xbox Music service encountered some issues. We received reports from readers stating that they're unable to access their music collection on a Windows Phone, which we were able to confirm with our own access severely hampered. Luckily, Microsoft is well aware of the problem and is actively rolling out a fix as you read this article.

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2 years ago

Xbox Music on Windows Phone 8.1 picks up first update for June, brings transparent Live tile

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Microsoft has been improving Xbox Music on Windows Phone 8.1 at a fairly rapid pace. We were looking forward to bi-weekly updates from the company and should have had one this past Friday. That didn't pan out as Microsoft instead delayed that update for today. Head into the Windows Phone Store and you'll find the updated version of Xbox Music.

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2 years ago

7-Eleven drops Windows Phone support

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7-Eleven drops Windows Phone support

After having launched a dedicated Windows Phone app complete with coupons, convenient store chain 7-Eleven has dropped support for the beloved platform. The company did not give any reason why it had made this decision when a reader emailed asking about why he is not getting any more coupons.

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2 years ago

The TV Show 4: That English Guy

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The TV Show 4: That English Guy

The TV Show is like app or game reviews for television episodes. Whether you're watching in your living room or streaming to your phone and tablet, follow along for the week of TV that was. On this episode special guest Guy English joins Dave and Rene to talk about the Mad Men mid-season finale. Also 24 a bunch of cross-references, and season 3 of Sherlock!

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2 years ago

T-Mobile will proactively reach out to customers who were charged premium SMS fees

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Going a step further on its fight against fraudulent premium SMS charges, T-Mobile will now start proactively notifying customers of unauthorized billing of premium SMS to their account. Although customers could previously request refunds for any unknown charge on their bill, this proactive approach of identifying premium SMS scams that weren't refunded goes a step further.

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2 years ago

Tim Hortons app lets you pay for your coffee

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Tim Hortons app lets you pay for your coffee

Canadian coffee chain Tim Hortons has just released the official TimmyMe app that lets you pay for your coffee with your Windows Phone. Similar to how the official Starbucks app in the U.S. works for iOS and Android, TimmyMe allows you to store your Tim Hortons gift cards on the phone to pay for coffee and snacks. When you're ready to pay, a barcode displays on your Windows Phone and your barista can scan the code for payment.

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2 years ago

Book Starwood stays with points using the new SPG app

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2 years ago

Microsoft updates Windows App Studio Beta, simplifies publishing process

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2 years ago

More reports of changes to Cortana suggests a Microsoft update is inbound

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A few weeks ago, we reported that some modifications to Cortana were occurring for a select few people running the Windows Phone 8.1 Preview for Developers. By the time we posted an article the changes had rolled back, signaling that Microsoft was testing the waters with the refresh to their new personal assistant.

Since around midnight last night, a few users in our forums are once again seeing the changes, including the screenshots posted below. In addition, a few tips have rolled in from people noticing the new improvements. Unfortunately, only one of the writers on the Windows Phone Central staff have the updates yet, so it's not clear if this is a slow rollout, testing or something else.

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2 years ago

The Seattle Times launches official Windows Phone and Windows 8.1 apps

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Microsoft's home town newspaper, the Seattle Times, has finally released dedicated apps made for Windows Phone 8.1 and Windows 8.1 platforms. Both apps give metropolitan Seattle residents (which includes Redmond, the world headquarters of Microsoft) up to date news on local, state, national and international news. They also allow for users to pin their favorite news sections to the Start screen, with updated headlined delivered to their Live titles.

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2 years ago

XOLO Win, the Windows 8.1 tablet, launches in India for INR 19,990

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And finally it’s here! XOLO Win, the maiden Windows 8.1 tablet from XOLO, the premium devices brand from LAVA International, was first showcased at the CES 2014 in January and has just gone on sale.

The tablet is now available exclusively on Flipkart.com, one of India’s largest online retailer, for INR 19,990 ($350). You could also exchange your old smartphone or tablet to get up to INR 3,000-5,000 off on the price. There are also a few launch day offers that will get you a cashback, 50% off on next purchase of Bluetooth Keyboard, and INR 1500 worth of pre-selected eBooks.

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