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2 years ago

Guardians of the Galaxy game for Windows 8 and Windows Phone on sale

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Guardians of the Galaxy, the movie version, opened in theaters on Thursday night and is already looking like it will be a major box office success for Marvel Studios and Disney. To celebrate its release, the recently released Guardians of the Galaxy: The Universal Weapon game for Windows 8 and Windows Phone are both on sale for $3.99 and $1.99 from their respective app stores.

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2 years ago

glƏƏk! for Windows Phone 8 now priced at $99.99 due to Twitter token limit

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2 years ago

New data claims Windows 8.1 lost OS market share for first time since launch

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2 years ago

O2 UK offers visual voicemail for some Windows Phones, but other 8.1 updates delayed

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2 years ago

Windows Phone Store Collections: Kitchen Helpers

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Windows Phone Store Collections: Kitchen Helpers

Windows Phone Central App Roundup: Kitchen Helpers Collection

Our Windows Phones have a lot of potential. From the elementary task of placing a phone call to sending emails to surfing the web to controlling home security systems, our Windows Phones can help tremendously with our day-to-day lives.

One aspect of daily life will land most of us in the kitchen (you can only survive on take out for so long) and the Windows Phone Store has put together a small collection of apps designed to help you explore the world of cooking. The Kitchen Helpers Collection is one many Collections the Store has put together to help Windows Phone users get started in the right direction. Topics range from gaming to sports to utilities.

We've recently touched on the For the Kids Collection and for this week's roundup, we'll pluck a few apps from the Kitchen Helpers Collection to highlight.

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2 years ago

Microsoft to live stream Xbox Gamescom 2014 press event August 12

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2 years ago

Windows Phone app Eyenaemia wins Microsoft's 2014 Imagine Cup

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2 years ago

Deal of the Day: Amzer Hybrid Case w/ Kickstand for Nokia Lumia 521

Today Only: Buy the Amzer Hybrid Case w/ Kickstand for Nokia Lumia 521 and save 50%

This Lumia 521 hybrid case provides serious protection against drops and scratches while providing you with a built-in kickstand that can be used for watching movies, slideshows and more. The inner-most layer is made of a shock absorbing silicone that sits underneath a thick plastic exterior.

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2 years ago

Should UK Cortana skip the British accent and use Jen Taylor instead?

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It is Friday, and as we all eagerly wait for the Xbox Music app update (fingers crossed), we figured it is time for our weekly poll.

This week's poll is a hot topic: Cortana and local accents.

Earlier this week, Microsoft announced that Cortana is heading to China and the UK as 'betas.' This expansion means they work, but they are missing some features too, which is not controversial. What is controversial is the choice for voicing.

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2 years ago

Should you get the Preview for Windows Phone 8.1 Update? We tell you.

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Earlier this week, Microsoft unveiled the feature set for Windows Phone 8.1 Update. As it turns out, there are quite a few new additions to the OS refresh that make it worth getting, including those Live Folders, rapid charging, improvements to Internet Explorer rendering and more.

However, there are many questions about the Preview for Developers program and what it means for those enrolled, but who do not yet have their Lumia Cyan update. We are going to walk through a few scenarios of what to expect depending on your setup.

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2 years ago

Microsoft sues Samsung for violating Android licensing agreement

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After having struck a deal with Microsoft to license patents that Android may have violated from Windows Phone, it looks like Samsung may not be holding its end of the bargain, resulting in the wrath of Microsoft. In a blog post, the Windows Phone OS-maker has announced that it will sue Samsung for not paying royalties for using patents that Microsoft owns in its Android-based Galaxy phones and tablets.

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2 years ago

Weekend entertainment with Xbox Music and Video: Diplo, La Roux, Snowpiercer and Raid 2

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There's so much good stuff on Xbox Music and Xbox Video. How do you keep up with what's new and worth checking out? You don't have to; we'll do that for you. Every Friday we'll grab the hottest albums and singles on Xbox Music. We'll also let you know what movies and television shows are out to watch on Xbox Video. It's the weekend, and we'll help entertain you.

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2 years ago

Calculator Toolbox updated, adds OneDrive integration and more

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If you are in the market for a calculator app to cover just about every calculation need imaginable, check out the Windows Phone app Calculator Toolbox.

The app was recently updated to version 2.2 and adds a handful of new calculators to the toolbox, OneDrive integration and more.

Please note this update only applies to the paid version of Calculator Toolbox. The free, ad-supported version will eventually see the update but will lack premium features such as OneDrive integration and Excel report generation.

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2 years ago

Smaller Windows 8.1 Update 2 reportedly on track for August 12

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2 years ago

3 reasons you should get your kid a Windows Phone

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Looking to get your kid a cellphone? Skip the feature phone and give them a smartphone, but not just any smartphone – a Windows Phone. It's an amazing platform with a handful of models that make it the ideal first smartphone. Here's why I think your kid's first phone should be Windows Phone.

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