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Microsoft Store giving away $100 credit; simply trade up your Windows XP dinosaur (US and Canada Only)

Microsoft Store giving away $100 credit; simply trade up your Windows XP dinosaur (US and Canada Only)

We have been announcing the end days of Windows XP for some time now, and if you are not planning on upgrading your poor sad operating system to a nice new shiny one, then we are a bit of a loss what more to say. Microsoft on the other hand, has one more trick up their sleeves; they are willing to shell out a $100 instant savings credit if you trade up your existing Windows XP machine...

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Windows 8 app update roundup: Music, Video, and Evernote receive new features and performance tweaks

Windows 8 app update roundup: Music, Video, and Evernote receive new features and performance tweaks

If you enjoy writing down notes while listening to music and watching a movie at the same time, then you are in luck because Music, Video, and Evernote for Windows 8 have received updates. Microsoft’s Music and Video applications serve as the gateway to Xbox entertainment, while Evernote provides a Class A experience for organizing various types of data. Music (2.2.767) This week’s...

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Microsoft to fix Internet Explorer vulnerability along with other system exploits next week

Microsoft to fix Internet Explorer vulnerability along with other system exploits next week

Next week, Microsoft is set to patch a collection of security loopholes that have served as a major vulnerability within Internet Explorer. A few months ago, security firm FireEye, discovered that they could exploit machines by using a piece of code that was drilled up by hackers. A second security confirm, Websense, later confirmed the issue and now a patch is ready to be sent out this...

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Office 2013 receives Service Pack 1 - includes major bug fixes and minor tweaks

Office 2013 receives Service Pack 1 - includes major bug fixes and minor tweaks

Yesterday, Microsoft made Service Pack 1 for Office 2013 available to the public. The package of updates includes content for Access, Excel, InfoPath, Lync, OneDrive, OneNote, Outlook, PowerPoint, Publisher, and Word. The first Service pack for Project, Visio, and SharePoint was also released separately. Overall, the Office 2013 Service Pack 1 offers a collection of bug fixes, with a...

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Microsoft is inviting gamers to preview the next Xbox One update – you could be one of them

Microsoft is inviting gamers to preview the next Xbox One update – you could be one of them

Preparing for the epic Titanfall launch, Microsoft has set out to release two different updates to their Xbox One console before the March 11 date arrives. The first patch went out this month, and introduced a few new features; along with a bug, we are calling “the black screen of (temporary) death”. The next update that will be coming in the first few days of March is being handed out...

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How to fix the Xbox One black screen of death (and it's only temporary)

How to fix the Xbox One black screen of death (and it's only temporary)

The most recent update for the Xbox One improved stability and added new functionality to Microsoft’s gaming console, but it has also had an unintended consequence: it has also made the system a bit less stable in other ways. Reports are surfacing around the web that users are experiencing what we are calling the black screen of (temporary) death. The software glitch is annoying, but if...

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Pepper for Windows Phone updated with general fixes; get involved to add your local venues

Pepper for Windows Phone updated with general fixes; get involved to add your local venues

Pepper is a free music discovery service available on iOS, Android, Windows 8 and Windows Phone. While Pepper has been around since Windows Phone 7, the team behind the service has only just launched Pepper in the US. It has taken some time, but one should not underestimate just what their end goals are - to not only enable consumers to check out and attend local events at known venues...

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Hold the call as Skype for Windows Phone 8 gets updated with general improvements

Hold the call as Skype for Windows Phone 8 gets updated with general improvements

Skype for Windows Phone is an important app, simply because it's the official client for the hugely popular video call service from Microsoft. Whenever there's an update to Skype we rejoice at the fact an annoying bug or issue we've been experiencing with the service itself may have been addressed. Today, the development team has pushed version 2.15.0.154 to the store, which contains "...

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Viber v4 hits the Windows Phone Store with stickers, notification sounds and more

Viber v4 hits the Windows Phone Store with stickers, notification sounds and more

Viber is a messaging services enabling you to text, message groups and make free HD calls. Available cross-platform, the Windows Phone app has again be updated. Today we're looking at version 4, introducing a range of new features for consumers to utilise. The company previously brought back spell checking and added new backgrounds, but today's update includes stickers, notification...

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Fitbit and Mint apps for Windows 8 both recieve minor updates - fixes login problems for both services

Fitbit and Mint apps for Windows 8 both recieve minor updates - fixes login problems for both services

If you’re a fan of managing your health or managing your money, then there is a good bet that you might be using the Fitbit and/or Mint.com apps on your Windows 8 PC. Some troubles over the last few days have prevented some users from logging in to either service from the Windows Store application, and a new update is here to fix issues for both. While Fitbit and Mint.com aren’t...

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Want to see new features in Endomondo? Voice your requests to shape future updates

Want to see new features in Endomondo? Voice your requests to shape future updates

It has been what seems like an eternity since the Endomondo (www.endomondo.com) team updated the official app for Windows Phone – the last update was back in April 2013. The company has published a new entry on its official blog to ensure consumers don't feel left out, teasing an upcoming release to hit the Windows Phone Store this coming April. The best part is you will be able to...

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Nokia releases update for Play To, addressing issues with GDR3 Developer Preview

Nokia releases update for Play To, addressing issues with GDR3 Developer Preview

Nokia has today released an update for Play To, taking the app up to version 2.2.3.2. This release includes the much anticipated fix for those running the GDR3 Developer Preview (Update 3), which saw the app lose all functionality and be rendered useless. It was only last week we covered news that the company would be releasing a patch to help users out, so we see this as a positive...

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