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Windows Phone Store app reviews start using first names instead of Gamertags

Windows Phone Store app reviews start using first names instead of Gamertags

Gamertags—they can be fun but also quite ridiculous. Same with people’s first names but probably less so, which may be the reason why the Windows Phone Store has started to use them. A few readers told us of the changes and sure enough, when you now look at reviews for apps you’re more likely to see “Pat”, “Sarah” and “Kyle” than “Moonstomper82”.  What’s more, you will no longer see...

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Microsoft notifies Zune Pass users of impending changes, loss of features on August 31st

Microsoft notifies Zune Pass users of impending changes, loss of features on August 31st

We just received our email notification from Microsoft about the soon-to-happen changeover from Zune Pass/Zune Music to Xbox Music. While most of the features seem to remain, including being locked in your $10 or $15 a month subscriptions (the latter for old school users), there are some significant changes that we’re not exactly too excited about. The changes are due to rollout August...

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Twitter changing how third-party apps use its services. How will it impact Windows Phone?

Twitter changing how third-party apps use its services. How will it impact Windows Phone?

Twitter has announced some sweeping changes to their all-important application programming interface or just API. This API is essential plumbing to allow application developers access to the “fire hose” of data from twitter. It has been no secret that Twitter wish to tighten their grip ever more over whom can access their system. With their latest set of guidelines, they show they mean...

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