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3 years ago

Official Windows Phone Central app hits version 4.4

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It's been fairly quiet in terms of updates to our own official app for Windows Phone in the last couple of months, other things tend to get in the way especially when the big focus is something for bigger screens. That said we have some good news today in that version 4.4 of our app has just gone live and is available for you to download to your Windows Phone 7 or 8 device right now from the marketplace.

You'll likely only notice a few of the changes straight away so as usual you can read all about them after the break, as well as an important announcement about our Windows Phone 7 support from here on in.

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3 years ago

Screenshots of official Mint.com app for Windows Phone revealed

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In what is probably the biggest non-secret of the night, Mint.com has officially launched…their public beta for Windows Phone. Sure it’s not the app-app for the public to go use and manage their finances with, but it’s a sure sign that it’s coming soon. And even though people are required to sign an NDA to enter the beta, some of you folks are so darn excited you’re sending in screenshots.

Truth be told, there’s not a whole lot to the app. In the images below you can sections for your accounts, budgets, transactions, location info and even push notifications. There’s even a swanky pass-code lock to keep people from prying into your biz, should you leave your phone unattended.

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3 years ago

WhatsApp gets a very specific update tonight

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WhatsApp gets a very specific update tonight

It’s Friday, and it looks like the hardworking folks at WhatsApp are busy churning out more updates. I mean, why do in one update what you can do in five? Tonight, the popular messenger app has been bumped to version 2.11.312.0 and yes, it does come with a changelog. That’s the second update this week.

Unfortunately, no new features are available but if you speak Arabic or Hebrew, start high-fiving your friends, because you just got a “fix for difficulties entering your verification code”. Bam! How awesome is that?

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3 years ago

Nokia Lumia 1520 shipments delayed from Microsoft and AT&T, say it ain’t so!

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We are just a few hours away from the launch of the Nokia Lumia 1520 Windows Phone over at AT&T and some are receiving emails from AT&T and the Microsoft Store they would rather not read.

Citing overwhelming demand both AT&T and Microsoft's online store dispatched emails and text messages to customers alerting them that their Nokia Lumia 1520 would not be arriving as first planned.

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3 years ago

Mint begins beta testing their app for Windows Phone

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If you’re one of the hundreds (if not thousands) of people out there who signed up for the Mint.com beta test for Windows Phone, you should check your email. Invites just went out and looking at the sheer number of ‘tips’ we received, a lot of you are anxious to get started.

Of course, the email sent merely states that they will add you when they have room, and that’s only after you agreed to a lengthy NDA (non-disclosure agreement). Or so we’re told, we would never break an NDA with Mint.com, which we’ve heard is some sort of financial service.

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3 years ago

Office 365 Admin gives administrators quick access to their Office 365 service status

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3 years ago

Some Microsoft sites are currently down due to some DNS woes

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3 years ago

Hulu Plus for Windows 8 gets updated - allows you to enjoy your favorite content even more

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3 years ago

Twitter for Windows Phone now lets you delete single direct messages in latest update

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3 years ago

Deal Alert: Nokia Lumia 520 for just $59.99 during Black Friday

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The Nokia Lumia 520 can make a strong contender for Windows Phone of the year when we look back at 2013. The device is responsible for massively increasing the number of Windows Phone devices out there roaming the streets. We’ve seen rumors of its successor, the Lumia 525, coming soon, but the Lumia 520 is still an excellent smartphone for a number of users. Want one? Pick it up next week from Tiger Direct for a song as part of their Black Friday deals.

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3 years ago

Xbox One's internal design may prove for more stability and a longer lifespan compared to Sony’s PS4

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Comparing the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One side by side makes Microsoft’s unit look a bit… chunky. But Microsoft has its reasoning for making its next generation system the size of a large concrete brick – ventilation. While Sony has decided to go for the sleek racing car style approach, Microsoft has longevity and stability on their list.

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3 years ago

Microsoft files suit against Acacia over smartphone and mobile computing patents

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Microsoft has filed a lawsuit against Acacia Research Corp on Wednesday for breaking a contract to license various smartphone and mobile computing technologies. The litigation has been filed in the U.S. District Court in New York, but is currently under a seal. There are not a lot of details available, but this follows a number of patent infringement lawsuits brought by Acacia subsidiaries against Microsoft in October in Texas, Delaware and Illinois.

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3 years ago

Microsoft patents "Touch-Aware Skin" - wants to make tablets aware of how you hold them

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Microsoft wants to know where your hands are at all times, and has filed a patent to do so. A new patent filed by the Redmond based company depicts a device that is able to sense a person’s grip on the border of a tablet. The patent itself shows “Skin Sensors” embedded around the entire screen border and filed under what Microsoft is calling “Touch-Aware Skin”.

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3 years ago

Microsoft updates Mail, Calendar and People apps for Windows 8.1

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3 years ago

Farm Frenzy 2, Joining Hands 2 and Fuse make up this week's Red Stripe Deals

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