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Xbox Music is now available for Android and iOS, also offers free streaming on the web

Xbox Music is now available for Android and iOS, also offers free streaming on the web

Sam Sabri 154

We know you have an Android or iOS device hanging around you somewhere. It might be an iPad Mini or Nexus 7 that you bought just to tide you over till similar sized tablets running Windows 8.1 became available. Or maybe you just really like technology and like to stay up to date. Either way, your Xbox Music collection will now be with you anywhere. The app is available for Android and...

Shipments of Windows Phone up 77% for the year; solidifies global third-ranking

Shipments of Windows Phone up 77% for the year; solidifies global third-ranking

Daniel Rubino 115

Some good news today for Windows Phone as the latest numbers, based on device shipments from earlier this year, have revealed a steady increase for the third place operating system. According to the IDC’s latest numbers, Windows Phone has seen a surge of 77% year over year for device shipments (8.7M in 2013 versus 4.9M for 2012). With those numbers, Windows Phone has increased from 3.1...

Microsoft claims nearly 5% of tablet marketshare, Apple and Google still far ahead

Microsoft claims nearly 5% of tablet marketshare, Apple and Google still far ahead

Sam Sabri 147

It’s hard to ignore the tablet category of computing devices. The iPad made them accessible to the mainstream with a relatively easy and familiar interface combined with sensible form factor. Since the first iPad releasing back in early 2010 we’ve seen the tablet segment explode with many platforms and players all wanting a piece of the pie. Nearly a year and a half after the iPad...

First look at real-time co-authoring for Office Web Apps across Windows, iOS and Android platforms

First look at real-time co-authoring for Office Web Apps across Windows, iOS and Android platforms

Rich Edmonds 19

We're back at The Garage - essentially Microsoft's attempt to take Top Gear and spin it with the Office suite of products. Jeremy Chapman, Office Senior Development Lead and Amanda Lefebvre, Senior PMM of Office Web Apps both walk us through the new real-time co-authoring that's feature in the upcoming web version of Office. Sit back, relax and enjoy the ride as we're taking through...

Wordament heads to iOS with Achievements - what that means for Windows Phone

Wordament heads to iOS with Achievements - what that means for Windows Phone

Paul Acevedo 337

Alright, so Nokia has a good grasp on what the word exclusive means. But Microsoft takes a more liberal stance towards supporting other platforms. We’ve seen the big MS publish previously Xbox Windows Phone exclusive games to iOS before, such as Kinectimals and Tentacles. It always hurt, but we sucked it up and complained only in small doses. Yesterday, another exclusive turned coat and...

Switching from iOS or Android to Windows Phone? Here's how to find your favorite apps.

Switching from iOS or Android to Windows Phone? Here's how to find your favorite apps.

Daniel Rubino 50

Probably the toughest problem any new user faces when switching platforms is finding comparable apps on their new OS. Sure, we have the Windows Phone Central forums to help and we try to do what we can here, but Nokia has something even better. Nokia, in conjunction with Xyologic, have teamed up to bring a site called Find your Favorite Apps (www.xyo.net/lumia) that allows you to name...