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2 years ago

Project Spark beta for Windows 8.1 rolling out, lets you build games for Xbox One, Xbox 360 and Windows 8

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Project Spark for Windows is nearly here. As you'll recall, Project Spark is an upcoming game from Microsoft that spans the Xbox One, Xbox 360, and Windows 8. It could be one of the most interesting cross-platform experiences from Microsoft in recent memory, if it works as they've envisioned it. Starting today you can try it out for yourself. The beta for Windows 8.1 users is rolling out around the globe now.

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2 years ago

NORAD teams up with Microsoft and the North Pole to help you track Santa

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Are you eagerly awaiting the arrival of Santa? The North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) is too, and you can team up with Microsoft to see exactly where Santa is. Previously available, 'NORAD Tracks Santa' received large amounts of traffic back in 2012 and the website is once again available for 2013. What's more is there are apps for both Windows 8 and Windows Phone.

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2 years ago

Nokia’s market share in India grows to 5% in Q3 2013; positive signs for further growth

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As the India smartphone market overall grew by 229% year over year (YoY) in the third quarter of 2013, Nokia's Lumia range of devices continued to show a growth trajectory and garnered close to 5% market share. In the mobile phone market in India, Nokia is on the second spot, close on the heels of market leader – Samsung. This latest data coincides with the continued strong growth in India for Windows Phone.

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2 years ago

Three UK quietly turns on 4G LTE for some customers in select cities

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2 years ago

Windows Phone Central Store now accepting Bitcoin!

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We've had a lot of demand from users to begin accepting Bitcoin at the Windows Phone Central Store, and today I'm happy to announce that support is here! Just in time for the holidays, Bitcoin users can now checkout with the digital currency at the Windows Phone Central Store and our other Mobile Nations stores including ShopAndroid, the iMore Store and ShopCrackBerry.

To kick off the Bitcoin support, we've even extended our Black Friday/Cyber Monday sale to run a full week. That means until this Friday, December 6th at midnight PST tonight, you can save 25% on ALL orders using coupon code CYBER13.

Take me to the Windows Phone Central Store!

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2 years ago

Official AirAsia Mobile app arrives for Windows Phone 8

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2 years ago

UK courts grant Nokia injunction against HTC Android hardware

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2 years ago

Skype for Windows Phone 8 updated with general fixes

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This morning, Microsoft and Skype have pushed out an update for the popular VOIP app. The new version brings it up to 2.11.0.246 and it appears to be a basic release with only minor changes. According to the changelog, this latest version of Skype brings “general fixes and improvements” with no other new features mentioned.

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2 years ago

Microsoft CEO search reportedly narrowed down to just two candidates

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2 years ago

Over-the-air downloads in the Windows Phone Store reportedly bumped to 100 MB

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When it comes to downloading apps and games to your Windows Phone, most users have no issues with the 50 MB cap imposed by the Store to their devices. After all, most apps and games fall well below 50 MB. For those occasions that require larger file sizes, waiting for Wi-Fi has become standard practice.

Reports are coming in over the last few days that Microsoft has increased that limit from 50 to 100 megabytes, matching the limits of iOS and Android. In the Windows Phone Central Forums, user luk3ja has noticed this as has the site WPMania, in Brazil.

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2 years ago

Dark Lands for Windows Phone updated with fixes, optimizations, and localizations

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2 years ago

Nokia giving away Lumia 1520, headphones and premium subscription in MixRadio sweepstakes (UK only)

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2 years ago

UK mobile operators to implement bill caps to cover stolen phones

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2 years ago

Masters of Trivia for Windows Phone 8, challenging your knowledge forty-seconds at a time

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Masters of Trivia is a new Windows Phone 8 game that will test your knowledge of sports, entertainment, geography and other topics in forty-second speed quizzes.

The game is an online, multiplayer game where you compete against others to see who can rack up the most points.  The pace of the game is quick and the questions challenging. 

We’ve been tinkering with the Beta version of Masters of Trivia over the past few days and have found it to be an entertaining Windows Phone game.  The game is now live in the Windows Phone Store and if you like trivia games, Masters of Trivia is worth a try.

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2 years ago

Today's Word - learn a new word every day with Windows Phone 8

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Do you want to increase your vocabulary? One way to do that is by learning a new word every day. Today’s Word, a new app from the Windows Phone Store was built to help you with that. Just open the app and you will be given the word of the day. In case you missed it, yesterday’s word is also available. If you’re eager, you can also look at tomorrow’s word.

Each of the word displays its definition and example. Some words also include the pronunciation and their origin.

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