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T-Mobile's Lumia 530 Windows Phone expected to land mid-October for just $69

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The Lumia 530 is being position as one of the most affordable Windows Phones available, despite growing completion from the likes of BLU and others. T-Mobile announced back in July that it would be stocking the ultra-budget phone, although no pricing or release date was given with only a generic "later this year" promise.

Windows Phone Central now expects the phone to launch in mid-October at a $69 off-contract price.

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2 years ago

Out This Week On Xbox One: Forza Horizon 2, Shadow of Mordor, and Sherlock Holmes

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Season's greetings everyone! Xbox Season (aka empty wallet season) officially begins this week with the launch of Forza Horizon 2, Microsoft's first AAA exclusive of the holiday season. The highly anticipated action RPG, Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor and investigative adventure game Crimes & Punishments: Sherlock Holmes also hit retail and digital shelves this week. And starting tomorrow, Xbox Live Gold members can download the new co-op platformer Chariot for free. That's a lot of fun in store for Xbox One owners!

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2 years ago

Samsung to ditch its own office software in favor of Microsoft Word

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Samsung will stop using its own JungUm Global software for document and word processing in favor of Microsoft Word starting on January 1, according to an announcement from the company today. This development is not only a big win for Microsoft and its Office division, but it could signal a better working relationship between the two companies in the future.

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2 years ago

You won't find a tougher skin than these NGP cases for Lumia 1520—only $16.95 today!

Using a next generation polymer, these skin cases for the Lumia 1520 are designed to absorb impacts and feel good in your hand without being overly malleable like your traditional silicone case. They're just flexible enough to fit around your device and slide easily in and out of your pockets. Take your pick from black, pink, turquoise and mercury!

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2 years ago

6tag update goes live and grabs new location-based features

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6tag, which is arguably the more-real Instagram client for Windows Phones versus the official one, just picked up a nice little update today. Instead of the usual bug fixes though, this one delivers some new features to help tweak the user-experience even more, bringing some unique capabilities to your Windows Phone.

Version 3.4 of 6tag is now live in the Store and two of the new features are location-based, letting users gain more control over their postings. Let's take a look at the changelog.

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2 years ago

Lumia Play To app update allows for scaling images up to 4K Ultra HD

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2 years ago

The wait is over, Spotify finally launches in Canada!

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2 years ago

eBay to spin off PayPal into separate public company in 2015

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2 years ago

New Xbox One documentary looks at the development of Spectra

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Microsoft has published a new documentary on Xbox One looking into the world of Interactive Gateway, a UK-based games studio behind the title Spectra. Louis Deane and his colleagues talk about how the startup joined the Microsoft Ventures accelerator and how the game itself came to be. If you're not familiar with Spectra, it's a retro arcade-style racing game, which makes good use of an awesome soundtrack to produce a procedurally generated experience.

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2 years ago

Microsoft building data centers in India to offer Azure and Office 365 services locally

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2 years ago

Bouncing Sheep, battle noisy birds in this Windows Phone arcade game

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Bouncing Sheep is an arcade styled Windows Phone game where you drop sheep down on to a flock of birds to take them out. The storyline has your sheep peacefully enjoying the quiet of the pasture when a bunch of noisy birds invades the rolling hills.

The game includes dozens of levels to play that are spread across three landscapes (the Hills, Beach and Desert), plenty of power-ups to help you defeat the birds and decent graphics. Available for low-memory devices, Bouncing Sheep's game play reminds me of the old Pachinko games.

In playing Bouncing Sheep on and off for the past few days, I can see the appeal the game could have as an entertaining time waster of a game.

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2 years ago

Microsoft India teases imminent launch of Lumia 730 in the country

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Microsoft is hosting a media event tomorrow in New Delhi, where the Redmond-based giant is scheduled to unveil the Lumia 830. While no details were provided as to whether the Lumia 730 will also be announced at the event, a tweet from Nokia India today suggests that an official launch for the selfie-focused device may be on the cards after all.

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2 years ago

Microsoft begins rolling out MSN.com website revamp

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2 years ago

Say goodbye to Bing apps, and hello to new MSN apps

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2 years ago

Microsoft: The top 20 highest grossing Windows Phone apps all use in-app purchases

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