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2 years ago

Use 'Sleep Study' to learn what drains your battery on the Surface Pro 3 and 4

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A few days ago I did a primer on InstantGo aka Connected Standby on the Surface Pro 3 and other Windows tablets. To refresh, InstantGo is a new low-power battery state the lets the system update email, Skype and other Modern apps while the device is in standby mode. But what if you think something is abnormally draining your battery?

Over on the Windows Experience Blog, Kevin Chin introduces readers to a new tool built into Windows 8.1 christened 'Sleep Study.' In short, Sleep Study is a diagnostic tool that reveals in high detail what is draining the battery on your Windows 8.1 devices with InstantGo enabled.

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2 years ago

First Direct launches official mobile banking app for Windows Phone

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Telephone and internet-based UK bank, First Direct has just launched an official app for Windows Phone. The bank today published a new app to the store, enabling Windows Phone owners to engage in mobile banking while on the move. Just like the array of banking apps already available for Windows Phone, it's possible to check balances, manage accounts and make payments, but it's actually quite limited in that regard.

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2 years ago

Adobe Photoshop Express now available on Windows Phone

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Adobe Photoshop Express now available on Windows Phone

Are we having another influx of major apps? It sure feels like it. Yesterday Roku officially came to Windows Phone and Windows 8. Skype just gained Cortana support on Windows Phone. Zappos finally came a few days ago. It was also just yesterday that A&E, History and Lifetime dropped official apps for their channels into the Windows Phone Store.

You know where this is going. It's time to finally welcome Adobe Photoshop Express into the Windows Phone family.

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2 years ago

Microsoft won't charge people who pre-ordered Lumia 635 from its store site

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2 years ago

Ryse sequel may be cancelled due to issues between Microsoft and Crytek

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2 years ago

Skype for Windows Phone updated with Cortana support

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2 years ago

Hues is a colorful game of Threes! that will challenge your brain

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2 years ago

Windows 8.1 Update 2 reportedly hitting RTM this week, debuting at Worldwide Partner Conference 2014

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Microsoft is set to hit RTM (Release to Manufacturers) with Windows 8.1 Update 2 sometime this week, that's if the rumor from WZOR is anything to go by. It's believed Microsoft is planning to announce the Update 2 at the company's Worldwide Partner Conference this July. It would make sense for Redmond to unveil the next update for its desktop OS to an audience containing main manufacturing partners.

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2 years ago

Windows and Windows Phone 'Threshold' confirmed by project management listings

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2 years ago

Bing now includes tweets and celebrity Twitter handles in search results (US)

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2 years ago

Deal of the Day: BodyGuardz UltraTough Clear ScreenGuardz for Nokia Lumia 1520

For today only, buy the BodyGuardz UltraTough Clear ScreenGuardz for Nokia Lumia 1520 and save 44% off the list price!

Ultra thin and optically clear, the UltraTough ScreenGuardz are virtually indestructible. Each Lumia 1520 protector is also treated with an antimicrobial solution to resist bacteria and odors. Each package includes 2 protectors so you'll have a spare on hard whenever you need to replace the first!

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2 years ago

Lumia 930 confirmed for Denmark and Sweden July 10

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2 years ago

Microsoft adds Windows Phone 8.1 to the platform update history page

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Windows Phone 8.1 is just around the corner as the community waits for its release, unless you reside in Finland where update magic is well under way with the the Lumia Cyan firmware already rolling out. Microsoft has recently added the major platform update to the history page on the Windows Phone website, sitting on top of the three Windows Phone 8 updates.

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2 years ago

Free Microsoft Sudoku game released for Windows 8.1

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2 years ago

Xbox One family sharing feature still a possibility, pre-load functionality coming soon

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When Microsoft revised its Xbox One shared games policy ahead of the launch of the console last year, one of the features that was left out was family sharing. However, it looks like the feature, which allows gamers to share titles with up to 10 family members, may be introduced in a future update, according to the head of Xbox Phil Spencer.

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