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3 years ago

Microsoft wants you to get your bling on – announces chrome series gold Xbox 360 controller

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Do you ever play Xbox 360 and wish you had a controller to match the spinning gold rims on your decked out automobile? Well, if you do – you are in luck! Microsoft announced today via Major Nelson’s Blog that an Xbox 360 special edition chrome series gold wireless controller (wow, that is a mouthful) will be released in August for $54.99.

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3 years ago

Major update lands for Fhotoroom for Windows Phone 8, adds Instagraph sharing and much more

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When Fhotoroom passed the 2,000,000 download mark we briefly mentioned an update was in the works for the Windows Phone 8 version. Well that update went live today.

The version 8.5 update moves Fhotoroom away from HTML 5 for a more pure, native app experience. Fhotoroom also adds integration with Instagraph to allow you to share your edited images to Instagram.  You still have direct sharing with Facebook, Flickr and Twitter.  When  you choose Instagraph in the sharing options you'll be sent to the Instagraph app where you can crop, add filters, add hashtags/captions and upload the image to Instagram.

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3 years ago

Avoid traps and more with Mini Dash, now available for Windows Phone 8

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The popular cross-platform title Mini Dash has arrived on the Windows Phone Store. Much like Death Worm, developer PlayCreek has ported across another well-rated experience. It's no Xbox Live title, but what we're looking at here is a sweet little gem that's definitely worth checking out, folks. If you've come to Windows Phone from another platform you may already be all over this game, but if not do read on.

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3 years ago

Microsoft's Facebook Beta goes gold; official Facebook app bumped to version 5.0

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Microsoft has continued to run the Facebook beta program over the last two months. You know, that new Facebook Beta app that keeps getting updated. The company has now announced that Facebook 5.0 for Windows Phone 8 is now available as a public release. If you've not been using the beta, you're in for a treat as this upgrade sports numerous improvements and new features that testers have been utilising for the past few months.

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3 years ago

Microsoft confirms that a 256 GB Surface Pro is on the way [Update]

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Just moments after we posted about a 256 GB Surface Pro showing up on CDW’s website for $1,199, we have received word from a Microsoft source that the company is in fact gearing up to launch the new tablet SKU officially.

At this time we have no further information except that Microsoft has been “prepping for this announcement” and the release of the tablet on Microsoft’s Store should be right around the corner.

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3 years ago

T-Mobile’s Nokia Lumia 925 inbound for July 10th announcement

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We’ve heard that T-Mobile is scheduled to finally launch the thin and light Nokia Lumia 925 on July 17th and now that seems to be the case. T-Mobile has just sent out press invites, including one for Windows Phone Central, for their “boldest moves yet” campaign, taking place in Manhattan on July 10th--one week prior to the launch.

Since that’s a plural “moves” in there, we imagine that Nokia will be one of a few featured devices and services for the day, meaning some Android phones could be on hand as well.

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3 years ago

Why should anybody care about your social status? - Talk Mobile

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Update. Check-in. Post. Poke. Tweet. Like. Pin. Upload. Filter. Share. Plus. The world of social networking is ever-evolving and ever-expanding. An outgrowth of our own in-person social interactions, online social networking has become a new facet of our human communication, often supplanting a good portion of that originating in-person interaction.

Social networking has spread our reach from the people who are within the range of our voice to the ends of the Earth and back again. It’s enabled the sharing of photos and videos and more in ways that were never before possible. Social networking has reconnected old friends, strengthened existing relationships, and forged new ones across the digital chasm.

But does any of it matter? Should we really care what other people think about what we post? Do other people actually care? Does it matter which networks we use, and how much time we spend on them?

Has social networking give us great voice, or just greater noise?

3 years ago

Surface Pro with 256 GB SSD shows up for sale on CDW ($1,199)

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You might remember that we reported about a Japan exclusive Microsoft Surface Pro with a 256 GB SSD a few weeks ago. While the product has still not shown up on Microsoft’s own web store, it has shown up on CDW.com for $1,199.

By what we can tell, this isn’t a Japanese export, but an actual North American model with one year of hardware support from Microsoft. CDW has always been a large technology provider for enterprise customers and we wouldn’t be surprised if they pulled the trigger a bit early on launching their web page.

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3 years ago

Your news never looked so good: Sneak peek at Weave for Windows 8

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One app that has been popular on Windows Phone for a very long time is Weave. The news app is always floating near the top of the “news + weather” section in the Windows Phone Store and easily maintains an average four star rating.

Seles Games, the developer of Weave for Windows Phone, is teaming up with Lazyworm Apps (MetroTube, Tweetro+) to bring Weave to the big screen – Windows 8. We met up with the guys from Lazyworm and had a first look at Weave this past week during //BUILD/.

Video and details after the break!

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3 years ago

iHeartRadio finally returns to Windows Phone 8 with latest update

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Just around six months ago we reported on how the popular streaming app iHeartRadio was pulled from the Windows Phone Store, with an error in it being "posted early”. The issue surrounding the app involve it basically not working any longer, and it was generating quite a negative buzz in user reviews.

Well, here we are on July 1st and behold, iHeartRadio is back on Windows Phone 8 with a 1.0 release. And no, this isn’t the same version we say in January as it has a fresh new coat of paint (aka redesigned) and features some nifty Windows Phone 8 tools, such as Lockscreen support.

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3 years ago

Windows 8.1 apps don't want to close - "tombstoning" is the new cool

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3 years ago

O2 developing Windows Phone app, sign up for the beta today

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O2 hasn't been shy when it comes to Windows Phone. The UK mobile operator has a strong selection of Windows Phones for customers to choose from, but it's also what's happening behind the scenes that's rather interesting. Not only is the company backing the platform on the store front, but we've recently covered O2 working with Microsoft on a new marketing partnership and today we're looking at My O2 Live Tiles for Windows Phone.

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3 years ago

Samsung continues to dominate with Android, but Windows Phone is still growing, according to latest Kantar data

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Kantar World Panel today released some new figures that shows while Android is continuing to turn into SkyNet and control the world, Windows Phone is growing in multiple markets. According to the data, Google's mobile platform accounted for more than 70% of sales in Europe's five largest markets: Great Britain, Germany, France, Italy and Spain. Alongside Android's success is Samsung, who manufactured nearly half of all smartphones sold in the region.

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3 years ago

Three UK cuts Pay-As-You-Go pricing, making your credit last longer

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We've had fairly standard pricing here in the UK when it comes to the Pay-As-You-Go market. Mobile operators have kept to an affordable model that provides customers with ample usage between topping-up. Three UK has today looked to change this for the better by slashing its PAYG pricing. If you're one who wishes to remain off-contract, these new prices may pique your interest.

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3 years ago

Microsoft launches Xbox Music web client; enjoy millions of tunes through your web browser

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Microsoft has today unveiled and launched a new client for Xbox Music. Subscribers to the service can now enjoy music through the web interface. The new client (found at music.xbox.com) shares a similar look and feel to the Windows 8.1 Xbox Music app we recently looked at, which isn't a negative. Keeping it all familiar is a bonus for those who utilise multiple platforms.

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