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2 years ago

Fantasy Premier League 2014/15 Windows Phone app released

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Fantasy Premier League 2014/15 Windows Phone app released

Even as American football fans get ready for the new NFL season with the launch of their NFL Fantasy Football 2014 app for Windows Phone, the "other" football (that's soccer for some of our readers) is preparing for their own fantasy league time with the launch of the Fantasy Premier League 2014/15 app for Windows Phone 8.1.

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2 years ago

Microsoft fixes 8018830f error for some using 8.1 Update Preview for Developers (Updated)

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Microsoft fixes 8018830f error for some using 8.1 Update Preview for Developers (Updated)

Update: Microsoft's Joe Belfiore just commented on Twitter "It was a "packaging problem" with the update. Try again and it should work." He then goes on to say "Still working on the "low storage" install prob 80188308. Note, this is not USER storage you can clear- it's install partition. Sit tight."

Microsoft may have finally addressed installation problems with the Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1 Preview for Developers. The issue initially started when Update 1 for Windows Phone 8.1 Preview began on Monday and a few users downloaded the update, but it would not install. The associated error code is 8018830f, and Microsoft's Joe Belfiore tweeted that they were investigating.

Ever since yesterday, we have received a few tips that those with the previous 8018830f error are now getting Update 1 to their phones. However, within the last hour we have received multiple tips from users who are now being alerted to the update being available, along with a successful installation. The fix may also address those with the even more rare 80188306 error.

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2 years ago

More Lumia 1020 updates to Cyan reported in Canada, Dubai UAE and more

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More Lumia 1020 updates to Cyan reported in Canada, Dubai UAE and more

It looks like the floodgates have been opened for many owners of the Lumia 1020 who have been waiting to get the Lumia Cyan update. Nokia's Canadian Twitter page claims the update is being pushed out in that part of the world.

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2 years ago

These are the first photos of the Lumia 730 and new 'Debian Red' firmware

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These are the first photos of the Lumia 730 and new 'Debian Red' firmware

New photos of Microsoft's next mid-range phone, codenamed Superman, reveal a bright green Lumia 720 successor is being developed, along with new firmware.

Two new Lumia phones, thought to be the 'Lumia 730' and 'Lumia 830' are reported by the Verge as arriving in the next few months. Recent images leaked of the Lumia 830, which is thought to have the codename 'Tesla.' Now, the first photos of what is understood to be the Lumia 730, codenamed 'Superman' have been obtained by Windows Phone Central.

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2 years ago

New Movie Maker update gains extra video effects, saves Instagram uploads and more

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New Movie Maker update gains extra video effects, saves Instagram uploads and more

Movie Maker 8.1 has just received a major app update for Windows Phone. As you know, Movie Maker 8.1 is one of the few video editing applications available. You'll need to be using Windows Phone 8.1 or above to take advantage of apps like Movie Maker 8.1. Today's update adds new video effects, audio fade and much more. Full changelog and download link can be found if you read on.

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2 years ago

Lumia Cyan update begins UK rollout for 1020 Vodafone and o2 users

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Lumia Cyan update begins UK rollout for 1020 Vodafone and o2 users

It appears that the Lumia Cyan update has begun its rollout in the UK for owners of the Lumia 1020, as we have received tips that users on both the Vodafone and o2 networks have begun receiving their over the air updates for Windows Phone 8.1.

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2 years ago

Newegg for Windows Phone updated with Canadian support

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Newegg for Windows Phone updated with Canadian support

Newegg for Windows Phone has been updated to support Canada. Newegg is one of the most popular online shopping portals for electronics. You'll probably find yourself buying a part or two from Newegg if you're building a PC. From time to time it's also a great site for finding deals on Windows Phones. Just last week we found the unicorn Lumia 1520.3 for just $494 on Newegg. Now our friends north of the border can enjoy the Windows Phone app.

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2 years ago

Microsoft to end support of many older Internet Explorer versions January 12, 2016

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Microsoft to end support of many older Internet Explorer versions January 12, 2016

Microsoft will stop supporting many older versions of Internet Explorer on Windows Vista, 7, and 8.1 on January 12, 2016, in an attempt to get users to move to the most recent versions of their web browser.

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2 years ago

Facebook acquires PrivateCore, aims to better secure your data on its servers

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Facebook acquires PrivateCore, aims to better secure your data on its servers

Facebook, the world's biggest social network, is buying online security company PrivateCore for an undisclosed amount of money. It's almost certainly not Instagram or Oculus levels of cash, never mind the tens of billions thrown at Whatsapp, but it will, apparently, help Facebook secure all of the data — the personal, private social data that all of us who use Facebook choose to share with them — on its servers.

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2 years ago

Microsoft goes back in time 20 years with recreation of its first website

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Microsoft goes back in time 20 years with recreation of its first website

20 years ago, the Internet was just starting to become used by more than just scientists and college students. The launch of the World Wide Web for accessing the Internet was a major factor in its growth as a mainstream service. Today, Microsoft turned back the clocks two decades with a recreation of its very first website.

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2 years ago

Ubisoft's Hungry Shark Evolution comes to Xbox LIVE on Windows Phone 8

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Ubisoft's Hungry Shark Evolution comes to Xbox LIVE on Windows Phone 8

Just in time for the Discovery Channel's Shark Week is Ubisoft's Hungry Shark Evolution. As a bonus, it is a free Xbox LIVE game to boot. However, if something is free, you know there is a catch, there are either ads or in-app purchases, and this one features the latter. Still, the game looks to be a blast as it has picked up a few awards in the past. Oh, and yes, 512 MB support is there.

As like many things that come to Windows Phone, Hungry Shark Evolution came out nearly a year ago on other platforms. The game though also received a refresh in the last week and Windows Phone is now a part of that, pardon the pun, wave. Let us see what the game entails.

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2 years ago

Bing adds download file details, makes searching for technical information better

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Bing adds download file details, makes searching for technical information better

Bing, Microsoft's search engine, has made it easier and better to search for technical information like code and application programming interface (API) references. Basically, they're unburying it and making the details more glance-able, so you'll have a greater chance of figuring out whether a particular search result is relevant to you before you waste your precious time clicking on it. Bing has also improved non-alphanumeric character support, and even pulled out the most important information about file downloads — like price, reviews, and safety warnings.

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2 years ago

NFL Fantasy Football 2014 Windows Phone app is hopefully an improvement

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NFL Fantasy Football 2014 Windows Phone app is hopefully an improvement

In 2013, the National Football League released the NFL Fantasy Football app for Windows Phone, but we found it to be a disappointment. Today, the league has ditched that old app and relaunched it on the Windows Phone Store.

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2 years ago

Nokia HERE Maps for Windows Phone updated with better 3D landmarks and more

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Nokia HERE Maps for Windows Phone updated with better 3D landmarks and more

Nokia has just announced an update for its HERE maps feature for Windows Phone that add some extra details, along with better quality 3D visuals of some major landmarks.

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2 years ago

Deal of the Day: Incipio Feather Case for Nokia Lumia 920

Deal of the Day: Incipio Feather Case for Nokia Lumia 920

Today Only: Buy the Incipio Feather Case for Nokia Lumia 920 and save 40%

Measuring less than 1mm thin, Incipio's Feather Case is ideal for the Lumia 920 user seeking inconspicuous, first-class protection. It's made of an ultra-strong polymer that features precision cutouts for all your device's ports and buttons. Colors include black, pink and gray!

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