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Top Microsoft investors urge company to throw Ford and Computer Sciences CEOs on the shortlist

Top Microsoft investors urge company to throw Ford and Computer Sciences CEOs on the shortlist

Reuters reports that at least three of the top 20 investors in Microsoft desire a quick turnaround with the departure of current CEO Steve Ballmer and his replacement - whoever that may be. The investors have urged the company to look at Ford Motor CEO Alan Mulally and Computer Sciences CEO Mike Lawrie for the role, placing both on the shortlist. The special committee, which is...

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Simple Calendar gets new features in latest update, making it more elegant than ever

Simple Calendar gets new features in latest update, making it more elegant than ever

One of our top calendar apps for Windows Phone 8 would be the aptly name Simple Calendar. The replacement scheduler app has one of the nicest looking Live Tiles that we’ve come across and the unpretentious UI makes using it a breeze to operate. Version 2.4 just went live in the Store and it finally brings small and medium versions of the Gob and Frodo themed tiles, allowing you to...

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Get it now: Simple Calendar version 2.0 is now live in the Windows Phone Store

Get it now: Simple Calendar version 2.0 is now live in the Windows Phone Store

We gave you a sneak peek last week of Simple Calendar version 2.0, featuring a swanky new Modern UI inspired Live Tiles and easy to read calendar system. While version 1.2 had been sitting on the Store we promised we’d update you when that major revamp went through and sure enough, it’s live now. Version 2.0 brings with it a bunch of new changes, including another new Live Tile that we...

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DIY Lumia 920 “dual shot” attempt yields one-of-a-kind Orange Nokia phone

DIY Lumia 920 “dual shot” attempt yields one-of-a-kind Orange Nokia phone

We’ve seen quite a few projects come from our forums and the latest is from AccentAE86, who took the concept of Nokia’s “dual shot” Lumia 620 shell design and applied it to his Lumia 920. For those who aren’t familiar, “dual shot”, especially on the Green Lumia 620, is actually a two-layer yellow and blue shell that results in a bright green color. It’s an interesting new design...

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Feeling grey? Order up a Lumia 920 genuine housing replacement for a weekend project

Feeling grey? Order up a Lumia 920 genuine housing replacement for a weekend project

Although we’re kind of in love with yellow for our Lumia 920, there’s one even more elusive color out there that’s kind of hard to find depending on your geo-location: Grey. Yup, Nokia does make an all matte grey Lumia 920 and while it’s difficult to find, you can now order the original housing for that device on eBay from a UK seller. The price of the housing (which may not include the...

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True Calendar 8 is the scheduler Windows Phone owners have been waiting for

True Calendar 8 is the scheduler Windows Phone owners have been waiting for

Back a few weeks ago, we brought you the news on Chronos Calendar, a powerful and sharp looking Windows Phone calendar replacement that actually hooked into your Outlook.com account. While we rather enjoy that app a lot, many of you shrieked at the design noting it wasn’t “Metro” enough. Well, we think we have something for you vocal bunch: True Calendar 8. Yes, it’s a rather powerful...

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Get this now: Chronos Calendar for Windows Phone is not only great but it’s free

Get this now: Chronos Calendar for Windows Phone is not only great but it’s free

We don’t cover calendar issues here too frequently if only because we know the native calendar app for Windows Phone is “meh” and third-party apps are hit and miss. Toss in the fact that everyone has their own idea of what makes a good calendar and it’s a hard topic to cover. But we were recommended Chronos Calendar by a reader today and upon trying it, we were kind of blown away. For...

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Microsoft’s Windows 8 companion app for Windows Phone gets a first look

Microsoft’s Windows 8 companion app for Windows Phone gets a first look

By now it’s old news that the Zune Desktop as we know it will be phased out—in fact we’ve seen features already removed over the last few months.  What was to replace it though was always a bit of a mystery though there are only so many options available. Now an image has leaked out of what appears to be the ‘companion app’ for Windows Phone and Windows 8—think of it as Zune Desktop the...

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