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2 years ago

Microsoft's new Surface TV ad promotes its NFL tie-in and shows its range of uses

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2 years ago

Microsoft steps up 'Cortana versus Siri' campaign with two new ads

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Microsoft's routine of comparing Windows Phone to the iPhone is continuing with two new video ads published to the web (and likely to air on US TV). The 21-second commercials called 'Remind Me' and 'Lost' highlight two features of Cortana that Siri simply cannot do, despite having a significant launch advantage of years. Both ads feature the Lumia 635, which does have an aggressive TV presence in the US with T-Mobile and AT&T.

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2 years ago

Lumia 735 and 830 now available for pre-order in Portugal for October 3 ship date

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2 years ago

Fix for Windows Phone Store in-app purchase breakage nears, as developers get fed up

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Running an app store is likely not an easy technical task. It is probably made more difficult when you are like Microsoft, who is rumored to be combining the Windows Phone and Windows Stores into one, or at least starting that process. Regardless, when outages happen, it can frustrate consumers. When it happens and goes on for days, you start to tick off developers.

Starting this past weekend, people with existing in-app purchases, aka 'durable IAPs', through various apps like MetroMail and Rudy Huyn's '6' apps are having different levels of success. However, the real issue appears to be for users who pay for a service, like remove ads, only to have the ads comeback, making the usual '99 cent' unlock seem like a fraud.

The problem is not app related, but rather server side with Microsoft and their Store. Developers know this as the 'ANID2 problem' and it has happened before, though this time around it seems particularly frustrating, perhaps due to the larger installed user base.

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2 years ago

Deal of the Day: 50% off Amzer Pudding TPU Case for Nokia Lumia Icon

2 years ago

Telegram Messenger adds a way to resume downloads and more with new update

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2 years ago

110 Puzzles for Kids, a fun time waster for your Windows Phone Kids Corner

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Windows Phone games and apps that are designed for children can be a helpful tool for those times you need to keep your child occupied. Whether it's a long car drive, waiting for a meal to be served at a restaurant or for the times you just need a little quiet time. They can also be a subtle way to teach your child a thing or two.

110 Puzzles for Kids is one such Windows Phone game that hopes to land in your Kid's Corner.

The game, as you would guess, is a collection of puzzles designed for 3 to 4 year old toddler to tackle and will help develop their observation and visual memory skills. The game is available for low-memory devices and while it may not be everyone's cup of tea, if you have younger children it's worth a try.

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2 years ago

UC Browser picks up significant update; brings new UI, better tab management and more

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UC Browser picked up a significant update today which sees the introduction of a new user interface along with a host of new features. Designed for Windows Phone 8.1 devices, the browser has a nifty gesture based tab management feature that allows you to switch between tabs with ease. And it renders the web beautifully on a 1080p display.

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2 years ago

UK gets in on the selfie action with the Lumia 735, available from October 2

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2 years ago

Amazon brings Kindle Unlimited to the UK for £7.99 a month

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2 years ago

Souq, the Amazon of the Middle East, releases official app for Windows Phone

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Souq.com, often tagged as the "Amazon of the Middle East," has just released their official app for Windows Phone. They offer more than 400,000 products across categories such as consumer electronics, fashion, household goods, watches or perfumes. Souq gets over 23 million visits per month and now customers with Windows Phone devices can shop with the official app!

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2 years ago

Defense Grid 2 brings tower defense to your Xbox One, now available

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2 years ago

Age of Empires: Castle Siege updated with fixes for buying gold

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2 years ago

Microsoft details what's new in Cortana

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2 years ago

Comparing the iPhone 6 to the top Windows Phones, including Lumia 1020, HTC One and Lumia 1520

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In case you have not heard, the iPhone 6 and its larger cousin the iPhone 6 Plus launched over the weekend. Apple reportedly sold over 10 million of the new phones to consumers, breaking yet another record. Regardless of your opinion of the iPhone, any smartphone that can sell that much in three days sets the bar for the industry.

How does the iPhone 6 stack up against some of the top Windows Phones? It is a valid question, especially if you are in the market for a new phone, considering switching, or a just curious as to where Apple is still leading.

I managed to pick up the iPhone 6 this weekend, like millions of others. In the following video, I give my impressions of the phone as compared to the Lumia 1020, Lumia 1520, and HTC One for Windows (the Lumia 925 and Lumia 930 also appear).

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