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3 years ago

The official companion app for Grand Theft Auto V is finally here on Windows Phone 8

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3 years ago

Microsoft completes the family, releases Xbox One SmartGlass for Windows 8.1

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3 years ago

Nextgen Reader receives massive update for Windows 8.1, supporting portrait mode and more

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3 years ago

Microsoft shows off the power of voice and Bing on Xbox One, shows what could come to Windows Phone

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Microsoft’s Bing is so much more than a web search engine. Earlier this summer at Build 2013, we learned how Bing was evolving into a platform of its own. Bing is also becoming a technology that’s going to help power some cool technology that will integrate across all your devices. When you open your Xbox One this Friday you’ll also see Bing doing some impressive features with your voice. Watch the video below with Xbox Live’s Major Nelson to see it in action.

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3 years ago

Microsoft extends retail footprint with official store on eBay

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3 years ago

Strata, a mind bending puzzle game for Windows Phone 8

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Strata is a wonderfully drawn up, challenging Windows Phone 8 puzzle game.  Strata takes a very simplistic approach to puzzles where you have to weave colored ribbons to match a specific color pattern.

The game has hundreds of levels that vary in size and difficulty as you progress through the game.  Strata is an entertaining game that has an addictive quality to it, making it an attractive puzzle game for our Windows Phone 8 devices. 

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3 years ago

Facebook beta for Windows Phone gets a minor update today for bug fixes

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Did you know the #1 downloaded app on Windows Phone is Facebook? It is and that’s why all of you clamor for updates to the popular social network, especially the beta version, which sometimes gets features early.

Today, version 5.2.0.2 has gone live in the Store. Unfortunately, there’s nothing too exciting to report in terms of new features that we can discern, but if the (old) changelog still holds, then this is the standard “bug fixes and supports new languages.”

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3 years ago

Xbox One SmartGlass app for Windows Phone 8 is ready in the Store

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With only a few days left until the hotly anticipated Xbox One arrives in stores, Microsoft has already unleashed their SmartGlass app for the news system.

SmartGlass, introduced at E3 in 2012, has slowly ramped up as a ‘second-screen’ service, allowing those with smartphones and tablets to augment what is seen on screen. The SmartGlass service is expected to get more robust with the power of Xbox One, and with this app available today, we should be ready for this Friday.

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3 years ago

Nokia employees at the Dongguan factory in China go on strike over Microsoft deal (Updated)

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3 years ago

ZTE plans to make Windows Phone devices again in 2014

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We can expect ZTE to continue making Windows Phone devices again in 2014. He Shiyou, executive vice-president and head of the handset business of Shenzhen-based ZTE, tells the Financial Times the company would again begin producing phones using Microsoft’s Windows platform after the acquisition of Nokia is completed.

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3 years ago

Nokia shareholders approve Microsoft €5.44 billion deal (Update)

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Update 12 PM ET: It's official and the EGM is over. Shareholders have approved the deal between Microsoft and Nokia.

Nokia shareholders have today approved the Microsoft deal to purchase the company's phone division. The Financial Times reports that 99.7 percent of participating shareholders (around 5,000 attended the vote) were in favour of the deal going through. Microsoft will now integrate the Nokia division into Redmond, taking control of future Lumia and Asha products. 

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3 years ago

Accessory Review: RAVPower Qi-Enabled Wireless Charger

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One of the fantastic advancements with Windows Phone design development is wireless charging.  It eliminated the need to plug your Windows Phone up to a charging cord.  Plus you have the cool factor of simply laying your Windows Phone down on a charging pad to replenish the battery.

While Nokia offers a Qi-Enabled wireless charger (the DT-900), there are a few third party options out there.  RAVPower is one such alternative and the company offers their own Qi-Enabled wireless charger that may save you a few dollars at the checkout line without compromising quality or performance.

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3 years ago

Hipstamatic’s Oggl for Windows Phone 8 finally supports 512 MB devices in latest update

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It’s been over a month since we’ve seen an update for Hipstamatic’s Oggl and Oggl Pro on Windows Phone. The app was notable for many thing. Beyond being its own insular social network, it also allowed for users to “officially” upload images to Instagram on Windows Phone. Initial performance and usability of the app was mediocre, but the Hipstamatic team has been working hard since launch on updates. Today we’re finally getting some more, let’s check them out.

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3 years ago

Microsoft Stores hosting midnight launch parties for Xbox One

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November 22nd is a big day for Microsoft. The Xbox One is launching that day (along with the Nokia Lumia 1520 and 2520 in the US). To celebrate, Microsoft Stores are having midnight launches. The parties start at 10 PM local time on Thursday, November 21st. There will be entertainment and giveaways throughout the evening.

Arrive early to secure your place in line. The first 50 people will receive exclusive prizes. The stores are also going to showcase the latest Xbox One games like Ryse, Forza Motorsport 5, Dead Rising 3, and Killer Instinct.

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3 years ago

SophieLens HD updated with bug fixes, UI improvements coming in next update

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