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2 years ago

Surface Hub app finally lets artists disable the Windows button to avoid accidental clicks

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When the Surface Pro 3 was announced, Microsoft had righted many wrongs with the previous version of the hardware. Faster, more processor choices, thinner, lighter, larger display, the list goes on.

However, one thing that irked some people who used the Surface Pen was the placement of the Windows Key. Due to the new keyboard positioning, placing the key near the bottom was simply not possible, so Microsoft opted to put it on the right. The downside? Some artists and graphic designers complained of accidental clicks when they laid their hands on the display to draw.

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2 years ago

App Annie adds Windows Phone Store and Windows Store support to its analytic tools

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2 years ago

HERE update brings account migration, makes Drive+ and Transit free for Windows Phone 8

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Microsoft Store to offer free game with Xbox One bundles on Wednesday, plus second game in store

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Microsoft has started teasing tomorrow's "12 Days of Deals" promotion that will see anyone who purchases an Xbox One bundle will bag an extra game for free. The games available include Halo: The Master Chief Collection, Titanfall and Forza Horizon 2. This promotion will help strengthen your game collection before you even plug the console into your TV.

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2 years ago

Microsoft offers a workaround for a Windows 10 Preview installation bug

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2 years ago

Punfound joins the Windows Phone word game ranks

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Punfound is a relatively new Windows Phone word game that has you filling in the blanks and completing a series of puns. For example, you are given a picture of a briefcase and you have to complete the pun "Just in …"

Some of the puns are humorous, some a little obscure and others you have to scratch your head to figure out. The game, which is available for low-memory Windows Phones, contains over 300 pun puzzles to solve with more puns available through in-app purchase. Punfound has had a decent level of success on Android and iOS devices and hopes some of that success carries over to our platform. The game has potential and has its fair share of challenges, but Punfound may end up being more of an acquired taste than an across the board hit.

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2 years ago

Unlocked BLU Win HD is yours for $129 at Microsoft Stores today only

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2 years ago

Xbox Fitness will stay free for Xbox Live Gold members in 2015

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2 years ago

Xbox Video for Windows 8.1 picks up MKV support

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2 years ago

How to adjust the screen brightness with the Surface Pro 3 Type Cover

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Beginners' Tips Series!

Do you have the Type Cover for Surface Pro 3? If you said yes, we have a very quick tip for you. There's no dedicated screen brightness button, but you can still adjust the brightness with a couple of keyboard shortcuts. Simply press Fn + Del or the Fn + Backspace buttons. A screen brightness indicator pops up on the top left corner of the screen. You can play with the slider to continue adjusting the screen brightness.

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2 years ago

Sleeve Music for Windows Phone updated with design refresh and improved playback

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2 years ago

Bing now gives detailed business listings for restaurants, shops

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2 years ago

Magically erase unwanted objects in your photos with TouchRetouch for Windows and Windows Phone

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If you asked me to describe the TouchRetouch app in one word, I'd say it's magical. We've covered this photo editing app a few months ago, but it's worth a second look. It's also a universal app, so that means you can buy it once, and then download it both on your Windows and Windows Phone devices. What does it do? It lets you remove unwanted objects like smudges or people out of the picture. Want to see it in action? Watch our hands-on video on the Surface Pro 3 and the Lumia 930.

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2 years ago

Freescale tech promises wireless turbo charging for tablets

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Though wireless charging has been available on a few Lumia smartphones for some time now, Freescale is rolling out a new fast wireless charging technology that will charge up your Qi- or Powermat-enabled tablets three times more quickly than before. The new technology works with both popular wireless charging standards and can deliver three times the power output that is present in today's devices, making it faster to charge high-powered devices like Windows tablets.

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2 years ago

Out This Week on Xbox One: Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris and Giana Sister: Twisted Dreams

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This week we have a few more stocking stuffers to add to your holiday gaming catalog for Xbox One. What is easily the most anticipated downloadable title of the year, Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris, launches this week. Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams – Director's Cut launches this week as well as the ultimate remaster of the game for next gen consoles.

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