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2 years ago

Video shows off early version of Cortana running on Windows 10

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2 years ago

Samsung ATIV S phones caught in reset loop with latest Preview update

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Although many people are benefitting from today's Preview for Developers OS update for Windows Phone 8.1.1, not everyone is pleased. Reports from users with Samsung ATIV devices suggest that today's update is causing endless reboot loops to occur, with hard resetting the device via a key combo not helping.

At this time, it is not clear which ATIV S phones are affected, though Windows Central has had numerous complaints posted in comments.

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2 years ago

LIMBO and Threes! are now available for Xbox One

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2 years ago

Maestro adds Yahoo account and Gmail label support in new update

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2 years ago

Windows Phone update 14219 finally brings Cellular Data Toggle for Action Center

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2 years ago

Elder Scrolls Online for Xbox One still in the works, but not ready yet

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A recent status update from Elder Scrolls Online developer Bethesda says the fantasy MMO is "playable and fun" on Xbox One, but not ready for primetime yet. Back in May, they said the launch would be delayed about six months. It's looking to be at least seven, as Bethesda says we won't hear anything more until 2015. At the very least, anybody who bought the game for PC before June will be able to port their characters to consoles for $20.

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2 years ago

Windows 10 will see a consumer release by late summer or early fall 2015

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Some time between August and October we should be seeing the first real consumer release of Windows 10. At least, that's the word from Kevin Turner, Microsoft's Chief Operating Officer. Sitting down for the final keynote at the Credit Suisse Annual Technology Conference, saying that they're shooting for a developer preview in early summer and a consumer release by late summer or early fall.

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2 years ago

New Windows Phone Preview for Developers 14219 update is live

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Version 14219 of Windows Phone 8.1.1 update for Preview users is now available

Starting just a few minutes ago at 1 p.m. ET, Microsoft has begun to roll out another OS update for those utilizing the Preview for Developers program.

Heading into Settings and Phone Update, users can tap the Check for Updates button to begin downloading the latest version of Windows Phone 8.1.1. Part of this update should enable Cortana for those in Europe, which was announced this morning. As usual, we also expect some bug fixes and optimizations as well.

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2 years ago

Skype 7.0 for Windows Desktop gets Lync video calling, compact view and more

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Skype was on a tear this week after updating their Windows Phone app yesterday, appearing Jimmy Kimmel Live last night and now finishing it off with a Windows desktop refresh.

Version 7.0 of Skype for Desktop is now live to download and with it comes a bevy of new features and improvements, including further Lync integration for video calls, building off earlier assimilation of the enterprise service.

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2 years ago

Lumia Denim update for France due in December and January for various Lumias

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It is no secret that Lumia Denim and Windows Phone 8.1.1 (or GDR1) is officially due for Lumia Windows Phones this month, overlapping into 2015. Still, for those in France who are also on SFR, there now appears to be an official schedule for said updates.

The SFR Denim program reveals which Lumias get the update first in December and which will carry over into January. In that sense, it is interesting to see which Lumias get first dibs on Denim. As it turns out, it looks like Microsoft is going for market share, as those Lumias that are newest and most popular appear to be the first to get the update.

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2 years ago

Get into the season with Analog Clock Tile's Holiday Collection for Windows Phone

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One of the neat aspects of Windows Phone 8.1 was the ability for developers to make app Live Tiles that update every minute. One use of such a feature is the creation of clock Tiles to add a little pizzazz to your Start screen.

Analog Clock Tile is one of those apps that we have covered in the past. The app is free to use and quite well done, which is why we are excited to see the new Holiday Collection of clock faces added to the app.

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2 years ago

Skype and Windows Phone make a hilarious appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live

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Product placements in TV shows and movies can sometimes be a painful experience, mostly due to its forced nature. However, the benefit of comedy is you can put it all out there, and the audience can be in on the joke. Last night on the popular late night Jimmy Kimmel Live, that is exactly what happened.

Skype and Windows Phone were the products being sold, and it was all accomplished through a 90-second skit featuring Kimmel sidekick Guillermo and his friend Yehya.

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2 years ago

Today's the day to save big on this Lumia 1520 dual-layer hard case—now $4.95!

2 years ago

Strike Wing: Raptor Rising – Deep Space adventure on your Windows Phone

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Strike Wing: Raptor Rising is an action packed, feature rich space combat game for Windows Phone. The game puts you in the cockpit of a wide range of space ships where you'll do battle with the enemy.

Available for low-memory Windows Phones, Strike Wing features two gaming modes, plenty of upgrades, user-friendly controls and eye pleasing graphics. Strike Wing: Raptor Rising is an appealing Sci-Fi game to add to your Windows Phone library.

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2 years ago

Microsoft's Cortana arrives in France, Italy, Germany, and Spain for Developer Preview users

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Microsoft has released a preview of Cortana in France, Italy, Germany, and Spain for those on the Windows Phone Developer Preview. The company announced the release on its Windows blog, detailing an upcoming roll out that will commence later today. Since Microsoft is releasing Cortana in these markets as alpha, you can expect some features to be absent, including flight tracking. That said, we're excited to see more Windows Phone owners get to know their new personal assistant.

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