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3 years ago

Have the pens at the ready; OneNote receives massive update for Windows 8.1

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Microsoft has today released an update to the OneNote app on Windows 8. The update adds new features and improvements, including note capture with the Share Charm, scanning of items with the camera and the display of recent notes with Page Previews. It's a fairly sizeable upgrade, so hop on past the break to learn what's new in the latest release.

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3 years ago

New Nokia Lumia 2520 ad teases the iPad Air on lack of keyboard, battery

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‘Did I buy the wrong tablet?’ asks an iPad Air user after he discovers Nokia Lumia 2520 in the new video posted on Nokia’s official YouTube channel.

The video features a young guy who’s just got a ‘new, slim, and sleek’ tablet for productivity on the go, and flaunts it around amongst his friends including one pretty girl. He soon discovers though, that he frequently has to go to his laptop since typing on the screen can be a pain and the battery life hurts.

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3 years ago

Deal Alert: Dell Venue 8 Pro 32 GB 8-inch tablet for just $229 (Update 2)

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Update 12:15 PM ET: And gone! You folks sure buy fast, as the deal is now gone. But keep checking, sometimes Amazon brings it back

Update 1:30 PM ET: It may be gone from Amazon, but Costco's now has it for the same price: Store Link. Thanks, bt66, for the tip

We showed you what the Dell Venue 8 Pro was about recently. The 8-inch tablet runs Windows 8.1 (x86, not RT) and it comes in 32 or 64 GB variations. Sporting a Quad-Core Bay Trail processor and 2 GB of RAM with a stellar IPS WXGA 1280 x 800 display, the Venue 8 Pro has become one of favorite tablets in the eight inch range.

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3 years ago

Note takers, take note: Papyrus for Windows Phone is now available

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Although Windows Phone currently lacks proper stylus support, Mother Nature gave you an organic one, your finger. The next issue is needing a decent app that takes advantage of this tool and that’s where Papyrus comes in. Announced back at Nokia World last month, Papyrus is one of two note taking apps to come to Windows Phone, giving users ample choice for handwriting (the other was InNote).

Papyrus 1.0 is now live on the Store and the app is proving to be especially useful if you have a large-screened device like the Lumia 1520. The app features a rich assortment of features, including a Live Tile, pin to Start, different sized lines, color variation for pens, insertion of images and pinch to zoom. Unfortunately there is no backup to SkyDrive, though we suppose that could come out later.

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3 years ago

Skype's Jeff Kunins details upcoming messages fix, teases "fun" things for Windows Phone 8

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Microsoft has confirmed with The Verge that the company is aware of issues with current Skype apps and has been working to address said problems, as well as introduce new features. We've previously looked at how the Skype team will be looking at finally making messages synchronise across multiple platforms, but it's positive to see other issues being targeted.

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3 years ago

Tile Me! adds Twitter background creator with Nokia devices in latest update

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Tile Me! just got an update that makes Twitter profile pages for Windows Phone fans more interesting. In addition to creating a ‘Me tile’ as your profile photo, version 2.7 now has a Twitter background creator. We like the new feature and we think you’ll like it, too!

Are you curious? We’ll show you how Tile Me! looks in a video after the break.

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3 years ago

Fruit Rocks, fighting back the alien invasion one apple at a time

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Fruit Rocks is a Windows Phone game that calls upon you to use fruit trees and rocks to defend Earth against an alien invasion.  The game is a side scrolling action title where you hurl apples and oranges from trees to destroy a variety of aliens that have decided to invade Earth.

The game also includes bonus items that can be shot with your fruit to give you an edge in taking out the alien monsters.  Game play is challenging, cartoon graphics aren’t too shabby, and overall, Fruit Rocks is a fun game to pass the time with.

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3 years ago

Latest ad for the Nokia Lumia 1020 says you don't need to learn the Taekfoto art of combat

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Nokia’s latest ad for the Lumia 1020 in the United Arab Emirates tells viewers you don’t need to learn the art of smartphone combat to get your shot. With the Nokia Lumia 1020, you have a 41-megapixel sensor that helps you zoom in on the action without fighting for the front row. However, if you’re still interested in learning the martial art called Taekfoto, Master Rez-tu-lo shows moves you need to fight your way to get the perfect shot.

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3 years ago

Deal Alert: Nokia Lumia 1020 for $74.99 with contract at Amazon

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The Nokia Lumia 1020 is now only $74.99 at Amazon in the U.S. with a two-year contract. That’s the lowest price we’ve seen for this flagship device on Amazon. The deal is available for customers who want to create a new account or add a new line of service with AT&T. Existing customers who are upgrading have a higher price of $99, which isn’t bad either.

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3 years ago

Deal Alert: Lumia 520 (AT&T GoPhone) for $69 with Amazon Prime

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The Nokia Lumia 520 has been one of the most important phones for Microsoft and Nokia. One estimate by AdDuplex from last month put the Lumia 520 at 33% share of all Windows Phone 8 devices. Not bad when you consider how that phone has only been available for a few months.

Coming in at $99 on AT&T as a pre-paid GoPhone is one heck of a deal. It’s even more of a deal when it’s just $69.99 on Amazon and yes, it’s Prime (that means free shipping for those with Prime accounts). We want to be clear: that’s $69.99 for a no-strings attached Lumia 520. You can throw in any AT&T SIM and get service without a contract, just pay as you go. Already have an AT&T account? You can throw in your existing SIM and start using the Lumia 520 without extending your contract.

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3 years ago

The future of Windows - Microsoft's devices head hints at further OS unification

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Microsoft currently has three operating systems set up for different hardware. Should you be on a desktop, laptop or supported tablets, Windows 8.1 is what powers the system. Windows RT 8.1 is loaded on the Surface 2 and other tablets with ARM chips. Finally, we have Windows Phone 8 for smartphones. 

With Microsoft working on further uniting its services and software, how will Windows operating systems look in the future? According to Executive VP Devices and Studios at Microsoft, Julie Larson-Green, the company will no longer have three versions of Windows, but will unite all products under one umbrella.

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3 years ago

Zombies!!! back from the dead on Windows Phone, without Xbox features

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It’s been a rough year for Xbox games on Windows Phone. Many weeks go by without new releases, and a fair number of developers have jumped ship and switched to indie releases (see Asphalt 8). If we had to name the single worst day for Xbox Windows Phone, it would undoubtedly be September 27 – the day the In-App Purchases died. Yes, on that day (or maybe slightly earlier that week) a whopping 11 games disappeared from the service, never to return… Not with Achievements, anyway.

Since then, Chickens Can’t Fly actually did come back to Windows Phone without its Xbox Live features. And just recently, a second de-listed title has done the same thing: Babaroga’s horror-themed board game Zombies!!!. The game is now on sale once again with its former DLC included automatically, all for $5.99. Read on for more details.

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3 years ago

Looks like Nokia Lumia 1520 has arrived in Australia

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3 years ago

Stay connected with your Football Club on the go with the official FIFA 14 companion app

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Hey gamers, how’s your weekend going? While you are racing your cars, shooting the bad guys, or scoring goals, it’s great to control your experience on your Windows Phone. Few days back, Sam wrote about the official companion app for Grand Theft Auto V for Windows Phone and here we are with the official companion app for FIFA 14.

The app allows you to access your Football Club news, alerts, and friends, and keeps you up to date with your friends and send messages. You can purchase packs from the FUT Store and manage your FUT Squads by optimizing Chemistry, Formations, and Players. You can find and but on players on the FUT Transfer Market or turn a quick profit with the FUT Transfer List.

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3 years ago

Pick up your free copy of Halo Spartan Assault for your Nokia Lumia 1520

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