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Microsoft to formally release Kinect for Windows SDK September 15, Windows Phone team involved too?

Microsoft to formally release Kinect for Windows SDK September 15, Windows Phone team involved too?

Let's file this under "rumors" for the time being. We know Microsoft doesn't have a great track record of keeping secrets, and China has been one major source of leaks. Combine the two factors, here comes another interesting leak. The chaps at WPDang, the Chinese Windows Phone site who has been reasonably accurate on Microsoft leaks, state that the Redmond gang will be releasing the...

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Into landing pages? Then get psyched because the Windows Phone 8 SDK now has one.

Into landing pages? Then get psyched because the Windows Phone 8 SDK now has one.

Give us that sweet, sweet native code Okay, we’re going to be honest here (and snarky) as we’re not that psyched for a landing page, in fact we can’t believe we’re writing this story. But for developers out there itching to get their hands on the new SDK for Windows Phone 8, we do like to throw them a bone every once in awhile to get them excited. Yes, evidently last night developer...

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Trove of Windows Phone 8 SDK images arrive exposing app backup, storage options and more

Trove of Windows Phone 8 SDK images arrive exposing app backup, storage options and more

Images from the Windows Phone 8 SDK show off updated Office, SMS backup It’s still technically the same day as the leak of the Windows Phone 8 SDK and now some images are showing up online showcasing some new features of the updated OS (we’re visiting Canada and don’t have access to our Win 8 machine to run the SDK ourselves). The images come via WP7.Hu who has thrown no less than 30...

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More Windows Phone 8 dev features revealed - background location, video codecs and more

More Windows Phone 8 dev features revealed - background location, video codecs and more

Although the day is winding down, we’re still going through the leaked Windows Phone 8 SDK from early this morning. We’re finding some smaller nuggets which aren’t ‘wow’ worthy in of themselves but they are certainly worth a mention, especially since they do add some significant new features to the Windows Phone experience. We must stress—these are still not the new ‘consumer’ features...

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Windows Phone 8 to feature expanded Bluetooth functionality, access to stack and transfer

Windows Phone 8 to feature expanded Bluetooth functionality, access to stack and transfer

One area that Windows Phone has been lacking so far is the ability to do anything with Bluetooth besides connect to hands-free headsets or speakers. Windows Phone 8 looks to finally expand Bluetooth functionality with the leaked SDK detailing some new features available to developers. For instance, peer-to-peer file sharing is now allowed for apps that want to “talk” to each other. As...

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Windows Phone 8 allows Lock-screen notifications and wallpaper for 3rd party apps

Windows Phone 8 allows Lock-screen notifications and wallpaper for 3rd party apps

We’ve hinted at this before and the leak of the Windows Phone 8 SDK is validating our claim that “Apollo” will allow richer notification support for 3rd party developers. Developers will now be able to have their app send notifications to the Lock Screen with the content reflecting the app’s Live Tile: “In Windows Phone, the lock screen contained a handful of notifications such as the...

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