A recent patent application from Microsoft has revealed that Microsoft’s approach towards shopping via gaming consoles like Xbox 360 and Xbox One. User will be able to browse through catalog, filter them to their needs and more. The whole shopping UI will be optimized for large display with controller and Kinect in mind. Even though Microsoft will not jump into online retail business, they might partner with Amazon, eBay, etc, to enable shopping experience for users…
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Microsoft has applied for patents for two key features in Windows Phone platform. The first one in the unified calling experience where any 3rd party app can use phone’s calling UX with its own branding. The second one is the Kids Corner feature that allows you to create a new section in your phone specifically for kids that is isolated from the actual phone contents.
UNIFIED USER EXPERIENCE FOR MOBILE CALLS
Few hours back, we reported that Windows 8.1 Update 1 build can be downloaded from official Microsoft servers by a simple registry tweak. This update also includes the updated version of Internet Explorer 11 that will include a new feature called ‘Enterprise Mode’. This mode will enable enterprise users to use their existing web properties work in IE without any compatibility issues. This updated IE11 with Enterprise Mode is also coming to Windows 7 devices. The latest such IE11 build got leaked on the web today. You can download it from usual p2p sites. Follow the following steps to enable Enterprise mode, Enterprise mode can be enabled using two Group Policies (in a corporate environment system ….
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The leaked Windows Phone emulator has been the gift that keeps on giving, and the latest revelation is that Microsoft already working on Windows Phone 8.5, and that this may bring radical changes to the UI of the phones.
According to the tooltip message from the emulator to the developer of TimeMe secondary live tiles may no longer be available in Windows Phone 8.5.
That UI innovation has of course been very helpful and is one of the unique elements of Windows Phone. Of course the message may be referring to the specific API rather than the feature, but either way it seems the Windows Phone Start screen is set to change.
The emulator also revealed additional and more immediately impactful new information.
The images of Xbox One Limited Edition which is Titanfall themed leaked last month. It was today confirmed by Redspawn, the developers behind Titanfall. But, the limited edition console is not yet for public sale. However, you have the availability of Xbox One Titanfall Limited Edition wireless controller. You can pre-order the unit for $64.99 from Microsoft Store today. It will be released on 3/11/2014. Own a piece of gaming history and fight in style with the Xbox One Titanfall Limited Edition Wireless Controller. Designed in partnership with Titanfall creator Respawn Entertainment, it’s inspired by the C-101 carbine, used by the elite IMC Titan Pilots of the Frontier. Crafted in striking detail for maximum authenticity in color and graphics, the controller looks and feels like…
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Inspire yourself each day with “notes” – exclusively for Windows Phone. Designed to perfection, you can use this app to create, access and backup notes, tasks, events, photos. You can organize them neatly in notebooks. All of your stuff is synced up to the cloud and available at springpad.com, from any browser. Search and gather lists of recipes, movies, restaurants, businesses, links, videos and songs from the collection of public posts. Follow interesting people, public notebooks and posts across the world.
This app is NOT in anyway endorsed or affiliated with Spring Partners Inc.
- Add new notes/tasks/notebooks/events/photos.
- Add reminders for new tasks
- Scan and save product barcodes into notebooks
- Edit notes and tasks.
- Delete any item from your springpad.
- View all your springs offline. Full sync support.
- Browse public springs/notebooks from springpad.
- Organize your springs by moving to notebooks.
- Follow and unfollow workbooks while exploring springpad
- Follow other interesting users
- Filter your search results by type
- Browse and search by tags
- Voice to text conversion while taking notes. Dictate notes!
- View your springpad feed and notifications
- Pin any of your items to the start screen. Pin actions like “new etc to the start screen.
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We reported earlier this week that Microsoft had finalized Windows 8.1 Update 1. The update is likely to be officially unveiled at the Build Conference in early April but the Redmond software giant has given no official date for a release. Most of the features in the release have been known from earlier leaks for some time now. Links to download the final updates through Windows Update have been discovered. The updates can be downloaded via a registry change or directly downloading the patches. (Update: it appears the registry hack does not work anymore) It appears that these links are intended for internal Microsoft employees have been testing or “dogfooding”….
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Surfy browser has just received another sweet update. With the latest version you can download YouTube videos, save them to your phone and watch them later, or transfer them to your computer via Wi-Fi or a USB cable.
On top of that you can export audio files to the media library. With a new update rolling out each week it’s easy to see why Surfy is quickly becoming one of the most popular browser for Windows Phone.
Other features in this update include:
- Improved Back Button
- Numerous enhancements and bug fixes
- Performance improvements
For more information visit the official website www.surfybrowser.com.p in the Windows Phone Store here. Find the Paid Windows Phone 8 app in the Windows Phone Store
Its an open secret that Fitbit is working on a Windows Phone app, and today we once again have confirmation that the app is not far away from market.
Writing on their Facebook page, their support staff said they “hope to have something to report concerning the Windows phone app in the near future!”
Besides the usual reasons, the app had to await the arrival of Bluetooth 4.0 LE on Windows Phone, which was part of the Lumia Black update, and will be officially be part of all Windows Phone 8.1 handsets.
Are any of our readers still waiting? Let us know below.
evLeaks have posted another picture of the Nokia Lumia 630, and while the Windows Phone 8.1 handset looks pretty slick, the absence of both a camera button and camera flash is pretty obvious.
The handset of course also lacks the front navigation keys, with those replaced by virtual buttons.
I don’t know how much adding buttons to a phone costs, but I suspect the handset will lose a lot more than that in perceived value to users, and I hope Nokia decides to price the smartphone accordingly.
What do our readers think of this move? Let us know below.
TopGear is a universally popular car show, not just known for showing off the latest cars, but also for the crazy stunts they pull with the same cars.
BBC’s TopGear Race the Stig game is therefore pretty much in the vein of the show, allowing players to take on the mysterious Stig and drive a collection of crazy cars, dodging traffic, jumping caravans and speeding through famous Top Gear locations in an epic race that will push you to your limits.
The game features:
- Race in iconic vehicles from the TV show
- Customize yourself with a wide selection of helmets
- Soar over the traffic in the Rocket Robin or become invincible with the Indestructible Pickup
- Show off your high scores and challenge your friends via Facebook and Twitter
The free game, which was released simultaneously on iOS, Android and Windows Phone, can be downloaded from the Windows Phone Store here.
See the trailer after the break.
Well known Windows Phone developer Daniel Gary of Itsdagram fame latest project is a Windows Phone client for the massively popular QuizUp quiz app.
He has been running a campaign to get his app, QuizIt, made official, and it seems it has paid off to a degree, as he has made contact with Jökull Sólberg, the product manager of QuizUp at Plain Vanilla Games.
Hopefully this will work out better and faster than Rudy Huyn’s contact with Tinder, which is still to result in an official Windows Phone app.
While we have seen a bit of the Windows Phone 8.1 Action Centre, and even seen video of the notification centre in action, we still do not know exactly how it works.
Now new leaks of the WP 8.1 SDK has shown more detail.