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2 years ago

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

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

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!

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

This Nokia Lumia 1520 hybrid case provides serious protection against drops and scratches while sporting a built-in kickstand that can be used for watching movies and more. The inner-most layer is made of a shock absorbing silicone that sits underneath a thick plastic exterior. Get yours today and save 67%

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2 years ago

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

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

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

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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2 years ago

American Express releases official Windows Phone app

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American Express releases official Windows Phone app

American Express has released an official app for Windows Phone, allowing those in the US with personal, small business or corporate cards to access their account and membership benefits. The app also acts as a gateway to AMEX services regardless as to which country you may be currently situated in – perfect for those who find themselves travelling frequently.

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2 years ago

Official O2 Priority app on Windows Phone gets refreshed to offer customers the best deals

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Official O2 Priority app on Windows Phone gets refreshed to offer customers the best deals

O2 has bumped the official app for its Priority service, offering customers unique deals on a range of products and services. Version 2 of the official Windows Phone app enables those eligible to take advantage of deals on cinema tickets, dining out, shopping, and more. This latest update from O2 bolsters the carrier's support for the mobile platform.

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2 years ago

Lumia 735 launches in Mexico, Lumia 830 on the horizon

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Lumia 735 launches in Mexico, Lumia 830 on the horizon

The Lumia 735 has been announced for Mexico with availability to commence in the region this month. Should you want to take the ultimate selfie, you can pick up the new Windows Phone for 4,999 Pesos ($350). The Lumia 830 is also expected to arrive, but consumers will have to endure a wait until early next year with a price tag of 7,499 Pesos ($530). It's reported that local carrier Telcel will carry both Windows Phones

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2 years ago

Oregon Senator introduces bill to thwart government snooping in phones, PCs

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Oregon Senator introduces bill to thwart government snooping in phones, PCs

Senator Ron Wyden has introduced a bill that would prohibit the U.S. government from mandating backdoor access into the smartphones and computers of Americans. The bill comes after the FBI engaged in a standoff with tech giants like Apple and Google over the use of encryption software on newer phones. Law enforcement officials cite public safety as a concern and claim that having backdoor access could help in criminal investigations.

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2 years ago

Fitbit Surge sees limited release for those who expressed early interest

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Fitbit Surge sees limited release for those who expressed early interest

It looks like the first round of Fitbit Surge trackers are being offered up to a select few who signed up to receive notifications about the device's availability. We've gotten a tip from a reader who was able to order one of the wearables with a special promo code during an exclusive "limited release."

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2 years ago

VLC beta now out on Windows Phone for those who registered

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VLC beta now out on Windows Phone for those who registered

Did you recently register for the VLC app beta on Windows Phone? Then you're going to be pretty happy now that you'll be able to download VLC for Windows Phone.

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2 years ago

Sprint expects it will offer 'new Windows Phone devices' in the near future

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Sprint expects it will offer 'new Windows Phone devices' in the near future

Earlier today, we reported that Sprint had stopped selling its two Windows Phone devices, the HTC 8XT and Samsung ATIV S Neo, on its website. We emailed the carrier for comment and just got a response back from its PR representative, and the good news is that Sprint still seems to be interested in selling future Windows Phone devices.

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2 years ago

Test your puzzle-solving skills in Knox's Room for Windows and Windows Phone

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Test your puzzle-solving skills in Knox's Room for Windows and Windows Phone

If you're not tired of puzzle games yet, here's another one to check out. Knox's Room is a challenging physics puzzle game, which the general goal involves causing a specific object to move, float or fall in a particular direction. It has been out for a while now, but it's worth mentioning because it is a free game that supports both Windows and Windows Phone. Want to see it in action? Watch our gameplay video on the Surface Pro 3 and the Lumia 930.

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2 years ago

PayPal for Windows Phone updated to support payment at more retail locations

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PayPal for Windows Phone updated to support payment at more retail locations

PayPal for Windows Phone has a small update in the Windows Phone Store. Today's update makes it so you can pay with PayPal Here at even more retail locations.

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2 years ago

Review – Microsoft Arc Keyboard

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Review – Microsoft Arc Keyboard

Keyboards are a funny breed of device when it comes to reviews because so much of it comes down to personal preference. No matter which one you get, it is going to put the letters up on the screen. The deciding factor comes down to look and feel and how comfortable it is for the individual user to type on.

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2 years ago

Verizon shares plans for LTE Advanced in 2015

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Verizon shares plans for LTE Advanced in 2015

Verizon's Mike Haberman today detailed a number of improvements coming to the carrier's LTE network next year. In short, the carrier in red will be rolling out carrier aggregation, adding more coverage for VoLTE, and continuing to refarm its PCS spectrum for LTE.

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