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2 years ago

'Basket Ballmer' sees the ex-Microsoft CEO aim for the hoop, literally

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'Basket Ballmer' sees the ex-Microsoft CEO aim for the hoop, literally

As the owner of the LA Clippers, Steve Ballmer is now focusing his attention on bringing the Larry O'Brien trophy to Los Angeles. Bloomberg Businessweek is running a feature on the executive that offers a glimpse into his life after Microsoft, and his passion for basketball.

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2 years ago

Microsoft shows off new leaderboard features for Halo: The Master Chief Collection

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Microsoft shows off new leaderboard features for Halo: The Master Chief Collection

Microsoft has four full games in the upcoming Halo: The Master Chief Collection for the Xbox One and now developer 343 Industries has released a video that shows how the game will organize all of the achievements that will be included in the game, along with the new leaderboard.

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2 years ago

Satya Nadella pledges to make Microsoft a better and more diverse place to work

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Satya Nadella pledges to make Microsoft a better and more diverse place to work

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has given a pledge to his employees to make Microsoft a better and more diverse place to work, in the wake of comments he made last week at the annual Grace Hopper Conference that suggested women should not ask for pay raises.

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2 years ago

Lenovo announces the Yoga Tablet 2 in India for ₹34,990

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Lenovo announces the Yoga Tablet 2 in India for ₹34,990

Lenovo today announced the launch of next-generation Yoga Tablet 2. The new Windows tablet is powered by Intel and will retail exclusively on Flipkart starting mid-November 2014. As well as Stand, Hold, and Tilt modes from the earlier generation of Yoga tablets, the latest series introduces a new Hang mode that allows one to hang the tablet using a cut-out in the kickstand.

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2 years ago

Pinball FX2 for Windows 8.1 will get updated, but Windows Phone port still in limbo

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Pinball FX2 for Windows 8.1 will get updated, but Windows Phone port still in limbo

Zen Studios has informed WPCentral that it has a big update planned for the Windows 8.1 port of Pinball FX2 that should allow it to add more tables that are currently available for its pinball games on other platforms. However, a once announced port to Windows Phone is still not on their agenda.

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2 years ago

October Xbox One system update rolling out: features improved Snap mode, MKV support and more!

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October Xbox One system update rolling out: features improved Snap mode, MKV support and more!

There's a new system update rolling out for your Xbox One. You'll find that the "October" Xbox One system update that we detailed last month for preview members is now rolling out to everyone. Today's update is notable for introducing a new Snap mode, MKV support and more!

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2 years ago

New update to Windows App Studio introduces sideloading, new languages and more!

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New update to Windows App Studio introduces sideloading, new languages and more!

Microsoft has announced some new features for Windows App Studio Beta. You'll remember that Microsoft released Windows Phone App Studio Beta over a year ago as a way to attract developers to Windows Phone. It consolidated that effort this past April with Windows App Studio Beta, a new tool to allow users to quickly and easily make apps for Windows Phone and Windows. Today we're getting new features like sideloading support on Windows Phone and new languages.

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2 years ago

Is the Windows 10 Home folder bad for privacy? Here's how to get rid of it.

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Is the Windows 10 Home folder bad for privacy? Here's how to get rid of it.

As people continue to use the Windows 10 Technical Preview, they are identifying subtle differences between it and its predecessor. One such feature that seems to be a double-edged sword is the Home folder in the File Explorer. When clicked, the Home folder displays a list of your File Explorer Favorites, folders that you frequent, and your recently-accessed files. It is the last two that have people questioning whether the Home folder is a good or bad idea.

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2 years ago

Review: Microsoft Screen Sharing for Lumia Phones HD-10

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Review: Microsoft Screen Sharing for Lumia Phones HD-10

Back in September, Microsoft not only announced a couple new phones, but some new stylish accessories. One of those was the awkwardly named Microsoft Screen Sharing for Lumia Phones HD-10, which is a fancy title for a Miracast device. The timing of the announcement was also a little bit strange as Microsoft also has their dongle now called the Microsoft Wireless Display Adapter.

Apparently, the two products overlap, and it is safe to surmise that the HD-10 was made by Nokia and the dongle by Microsoft prior to the acquisition.

Today, I am taking a look at the HD-10 and showing you how it brings something new to the table, including a video demonstration using the Lumia 830.

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2 years ago

Hands-on with Skype Qik for Windows Phone

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Hands-on with Skype Qik for Windows Phone

If you missed it, Skype Qik was announced yesterday. It's available now on Windows Phone, iOS and Android. A lot of our friends have not signed up yet, but we did get a few messages going. We've tried it on our Lumia 1520. Check out our hands-on video.

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2 years ago

Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare joins the EA Access vault on Xbox One

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Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare joins the EA Access vault on Xbox One

Need another reason to join EA Access on Xbox One? You can add Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare as that new reason for joining. Starting right now, Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare is available in the EA Access vault on Xbox One.

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2 years ago

Sabrent USB 3.0 Hub review – Plug more devices into your Xbox console, tablet, or computer for cheap

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Sabrent USB 3.0 Hub review – Plug more devices into your Xbox console, tablet, or computer for cheap

Now that several wired controllers are available for Xbox One (Power A's Mini Series controller and Spectra controllers, plus some on the way from PDP), a gamer could easily run short of USB ports on his or her shiny new console. Plug a hard drive and keyboard into your rear ports and you're left with only one to spare. You can hardly plug in multiple wired controllers or flash drives with media files under those situations.

Thus a USB 3.0 hub is in order. Of course there are no Xbox One-specific USB hubs, but pretty much any USB 3.0 hub will do the trick. With that in mind, I grabbed the Sabrent 4-port USB 3.0 Hub (HB-SGAR) for a mere ten bucks on Amazon. This little hub is perfect for Xbox One and 360 use (it supports USB 2.0 as well), and also goes great with Windows 8 and RT devices like the Surface.

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2 years ago

Review: Incipio Feather ultra-light case for Lumia 930 and Icon

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Review: Incipio Feather ultra-light case for Lumia 930 and Icon

Even though Verizon put the Lumia Icon out to pasture less than a year after the launch, it doesn't stop current owners of the under-rated phone from needing a good case for it. Neither does it change the fact that the phone is alive and well in other markets around the world under the pseudonym Lumia 930. And for that reason, we give you the Incipio Feather ultra-light case for both.

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2 years ago

AdDuplex announces new developer advocate program

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AdDuplex announces new developer advocate program

Develop for Windows phone or Windows? Then you're going to want to check out the new AdDuplex Developer Advocate Program. As you know, AdDuplex is a cross-promotion network on Windows Phone and Windows. Instead of running ads in an app, developers can help promote apps for free by helping one another. The new developer advocate program will help developers adopt and implement AdDuplex into their apps.

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2 years ago

Search for clues in 'Mirrors of Albion,' a free hidden object game for Windows 8 and RT

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Search for clues in 'Mirrors of Albion,' a free hidden object game for Windows 8 and RT

It has been a while since we saw a new mobile Windows game from European publisher Game Insight. Their last release was city builder Big Business Deluxe. After that, Game Insight has mostly concentrated on updating Cloud Raiders (now available on Windows 8) and working on other phone and tablet games behind the scenes.

Today Game Insight has just unleashed a new Windows 8 and RT game, and in a fresh genre to boot! Mirrors of Albion is a free to play hidden object game. Taking place within a fantasy version of Victorian England, players investigate a series of mysterious disappearances. This involves lots of traveling to new locations and searching for hidden objects. If you like hidden object games, you'll probably dig it. Stay with us to check out our first impressions and hands on video!

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