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3 years ago

Microsoft fights back against the National Security Agency - fortifies their security

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Many people have had their trust shaken by the United States National Security Agency’s involvement with top technology companies around the globe including Google, Apple, Facebook, Microsoft, and many more. To this day, many people still feel at least a bit of lost faith towards the aforementioned technology giants and any personal data that they may hold.

The paranoia can be seen in Microsoft’s release of the Xbox One and its Kinect accessory – there was a vocal, but visible, minority that screamed the Kinect could be used by the NSA for spying purposes. But recently, Microsoft has announced major plans to increase encryption techniques on their own internet traffic to keep users more secure.

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3 years ago

Report: Walmart may have more stock of Xbox One than PlayStation 4

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Although both Sony’s PlayStation 4 and Microsoft’s Xbox One are expected to sell well over the holiday period, there will always be those who pick sides, wanting to see who does better. Will Microsoft’s “one” system sway shoppers over Sony? Or will both consoles break even? In reality, it doesn’t matter as both systems will be around for years to come, but in terms of stock, Microsoft may have the edge over the PlayStation.

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3 years ago

Deal alert: Save big this Black Friday and Cyber Monday on select Xbox 360 games

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Here in the United States we’re a day away from Thanksgiving. It’s a great time to get together with family and friends while taking a moment to reflect on things you’re thankful for. Things like smartphones, tablets, and Black Friday sales are things we’re quite thankful of. The Xbox One just came out last Friday, but there’s going to be some insane savings on games for the Xbox 360 on Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Details after the break.

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3 years ago

Sky Cups, another popular Android game, arrives on Windows Phone

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3 years ago

Lenovo announces new budget machine – The Flex 10

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A few months ago, Lenovo announced their new Flex series of touch screen machines, the Flex 14 and Flex 15. While the line does offer up to the latest generation Intel Core i7 processor, 8 GB of RAM, and a 256 GB SSD, the Flex machines were not designed to be the hottest machines on the block – they were designed to fit a budget and came in at a starting price of $429. Now, Lenovo is back with another Flex model unit, the Flex 10.

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3 years ago

First Direct UK developing app for Windows Phone; won't be available before 2014

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First Direct is developing an app for Windows Phone, but unfortunately the app won't be available on the store before the year is out. According to the official Twitter account for the help team, the UK bank has its elves working hard on the official solution, but since it's Christmas, children of course come before those who wish to perform mobile banking.

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3 years ago

Film Closet updated for Windows 8.1, now syncs with your Windows Phone

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Film Closet is a full movie database that is available for both Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8.1.  The app pulls movie information from TheMovieDB and contains information on more than 120,000 movies accessible through a solid Modern UI design.

The Windows 8.1 version of Film Closet was recently updated to version 2.0.0.1 which delivers a healthy amount of new features.  Most notably, you can now synchronize your favorites list, watch list, rated movies list and your custom lists between Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone versions of Film Closet.

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3 years ago

Sky Go confirmed to be soon launching in Italy on Windows Phone

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Sky and Windows don't go well together. We're including both Windows 8 and Windows Phone in that group, by the way. You may remember our campaign to help drum up some support to show Sky just how much demand there is for Windows clients in the UK. Little did we know the same demand was being voiced over in Italy.

While we continue to wait here in the UK, Italians rejoiced at news Sky was looking to release its Go app for Windows Phone in the region. This has now been confirmed. Sky Go (for Italy anyway) is now well on the way.

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3 years ago

Reddit Pix - kill time with this simple media browser for Reddit

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3 years ago

Microsoft finally taking back Skype in China

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3 years ago

Facebook beta for Windows Phone 8 updated with improved notifications, new Live Tiles

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Although it’s a bit early in the week, the Facebook team has pushed out yet another update for the beta app on Windows Phone 8. Version 5.2.0.3 is now live in the Store, a bump in 0.0.0.1 version numbers.

That means we’re not expecting anything revolutionary with this update, although the developers do have a rather detailed changelog that falls under the rubric of version “5.2”. (Edit: turns out this may be a pretty big update after all).

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3 years ago

Grab the Nokia Lumia 1020 with free accessories for £559 at Expansys UK

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Christmas is soon upon us and retailers are already kicking off some enticing deals to tempt you to part with hard earned cash. Expansys UK has joined the train with a Nokia Lumia 1020 Christmas pack. What's included in the bundle? Only the Windows Phone itself, the Nokia camera grip, wireless charging cover, wireless charging dock and a tripod. You can get all this for £559.99.

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3 years ago

Nokia rumored to be working on dual-SIM Windows Phone

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Nokia rumored to be working on dual-SIM Windows Phone

There are some of us who require a mobile phone with multiple SIMs, whether this be due to having two numbers or be frequently traveling abroad with a local SIM on-hand to avoid extreme contract fees. Nokia has dual-SIM hardware available within its Asha line of low-end smartphones, but we're yet to see a Windows Phone support this feature.

That's about to change, account to a new tweet by leakster @evleaks with the codename "Moneypenny" being thrown into the mix. We previously looked at Moneypenny when both itself and "Goldfinger" were unveiled, the former reported to introduce Jedi hand gesture support.

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3 years ago

Bing Rewards giving 5% discount at the Microsoft Store this weekend (US only)

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If you have a Windows Phone, you probably use Bing and if you have PC or Surface, you probably use it as well. Good news then if you’re enrolled in the Bing Rewards program, because for only 2 credits, you can redeem yourself a 5% discount coupon from the Microsoft Store.

The offer is only good through this weekend but that also means that you can stack this on top of the big Black Friday/Cyber Monday sales expected to go live soon.

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3 years ago

Photo filter app SophieLens HD updated with two new filter packs and some fixes

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SophieLens HD, announced and released last month at Nokia World, is the really impressive photo-filter app that just keeps getting better. Today, version 2.0.0.616 is live in the Store and with it comes two new photo filter packs and some fixes requested by users.

First up are the photo filter packs. "Sophia's Sepia" and "Light Leak" are the new packages and we’re really digging “Light Leak” (used above in the lead photo). Simulating light entering the camera, what was once thought to be a hardware flaw in film cameras is now chic in the digital age. Sepia is a more limited series that’s not black and white, but not color either. It’s kind of reddish-brown and follows the technique of enhancing black and white photos (called ‘sepia toning’).

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