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

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

Rich Edmonds 70

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. Functionality...

Report: Nokia to buy out Siemens half in joint venture deal. [Update] It's official

Report: Nokia to buy out Siemens half in joint venture deal. [Update] It's official

Daniel Rubino 87

Well, it looks like there’s some good news coming out of Finland tonight, as Bloomberg is reporting that Nokia has agreed to buy out the half of the joint-venture from Siemens. Nokia-Siemens Networks had been losing money until recently and Siemens had wanted to get away from the deal, so it’s not too much of a surprise that Nokia would pick up the now profitable division. The sale...

How do the Charms work with multiple apps running on Windows 8.1? Here’s how.

How do the Charms work with multiple apps running on Windows 8.1? Here’s how.

Sam Sabri 107

While we use this weekend to recover from the whirlwind that is //BUILD/, there is still plenty of news to discuss from the past week. A preview of Windows 8.1 was released to everyone in attendance at Build and to anyone willing to try it out around the globe. Microsoft stressed that Windows 8.1 is just Windows 8, but refined. And in the short few days we’ve been playing we’re going to...

Need a last minute movie rental this weekend? Official Redbox app for Windows Phone 8 now available

Need a last minute movie rental this weekend? Official Redbox app for Windows Phone 8 now available

Sam Sabri 89

This has been an incredibly busy week for Windows Phone, despite //BUILD/ having nothing major in regards to Windows Phone news. We’ve seen the Discovery Network release three apps, ABC News join the fray, ING Group, Voxer, and more! Crazy right? Well it’s not over because Redbox now has an official app in the Windows Phone Store. Details after the break. If you’re an international...

Carl Zeiss becomes Zeiss, adds credibility to the Nokia EOS 41MP Windows Phone images

Carl Zeiss becomes Zeiss, adds credibility to the Nokia EOS 41MP Windows Phone images

George Ponder 105

Zeiss is a well known brand name from the company named after it's founder, Carl Zeiss AG. According to the Ziess.com blog the company is changing its name to Zeiss to create consistency across its brand communications. What does this have to do with Windows Phone? Well, Nokia uses Zeiss lenses in several of their Lumia Windows Phones, including the upcoming Lumia 1020/EOS. We've seen...

Nokia Lumia 521 available with Xbox Live deal at GameStop; listed for less at FRYS

Nokia Lumia 521 available with Xbox Live deal at GameStop; listed for less at FRYS

Rich Edmonds 32

The Lumia 521 is T-Mobile's exclusive low-end Nokia Windows Phone. It's essentially the Lumia 520, which is available elsewhere, but sports a unique and interesting design. We've recently looked at how Walmart has limited stock of this rather elusive smartphone, but we've just been made aware of two awesome deals available online at GameStop and FRYS. It's surely selling like hotcakes...

Microsoft drops update fees for XBLA games. Could they be courting indie developers?

Microsoft drops update fees for XBLA games. Could they be courting indie developers?

Paul Acevedo 34

If you follow our Xbox Windows Phone editorial coverage, then you know I’ve often been critical of the Xbox certification process. Microsoft created a set of certification policies back in the Xbox 360’s early years that were intended to ensure the highest quality game releases and discourage the release of buggy games. These same policies were then extended wholesale to subsequent Xbox...

Monster Burner, Jetpack Joyride, Angry Birds Space get Windows Phone updates

Monster Burner, Jetpack Joyride, Angry Birds Space get Windows Phone updates

Paul Acevedo 60

Sometimes when the Xbox Windows Phone title updates rain, they pour. Today is one of those days, as three games from three different publishers just received the update treatment: Ubisoft’s Monster Burner, Halfbrick’s Jetpack Joyride, and Rovio’s Angry Birds Space (Windows Phone 8 version). Title updates are almost always good news. But in the case of the Monster Burner update, some...