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Get your sync on as Microsoft updates Windows Phone app for Desktop to Preview 3

Get your sync on as Microsoft updates Windows Phone app for Desktop to Preview 3

Looks like Microsoft isn’t quite done for the today as they’ve just thrown the switch for the Windows Phone app for Desktop app (Preview 3). The app is used by folks on Windows 7 or Windows 8 (non-Surface) for managing media, including music, videos, playlists, ringtones and photos. While a far cry from our beloved Zune Desktop client, Windows Phone app for Desktop at least makes it a...

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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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Xbox Live Games on Windows 8 point to exciting new gaming experiences for Windows Phone and tablets

Xbox Live Games on Windows 8 point to exciting new gaming experiences for Windows Phone and tablets

Looks like Windows Phone’s big brother Windows 8 has coughed up some interesting details on allowing games to be paused, resumed across various platforms. The Xbox Live games, Minesweeper, Solitaire and Mahjong all seem to indicate we’ll finally experience the dream of picking up one device and resuming play on with another. Early on in Windows Phones lifecycle, we saw a demo of the...

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Zune terms changing Sept 13, reducing the number of sync devices for music [Updated]

Zune terms changing Sept 13, reducing the number of sync devices for music [Updated]

Oh this is not something we want to post as this is just bad, bad bad. Evidently, on September 13th Microsoft is reducing the number of devices upon which you can sync with the Zune music service from 6 (3 computers and 3 devices) to just 4 (at least 1 computer and any combo of 3 PCs and devices). You'll also need to download at least one new song to each device to continue using the...

Daniel Rubino 56