Microsoft Updates Display And Network+ App In Windows Phone Store


Microsoft today updated two of their system apps for Lumia Windows Phone devices. The Display was updated to v3.1.2.6 with the old change log of improved usability and brightness profile for all Lumia devices in the Store. Network+ app was updated to v2.3.0.0 with the same old change log of support for dual SIM and smart dual SIM feature in the Store.

The latest version of the Network app can be downloaded here and Display app here from Windows Phone Store.

Check Out Microsoft’s Xbox Lounge At San Diego Comic Con Even If You Don’t Have A Badge

Comic Con conference is happening this week in San Diego and Microsoft’s Xbox team will be there with gamers lounge, developer panels and more. But what if you don’t have a badge? Microsoft is planning to allow gamers to experience everything we’ve got on offer at the Xbox Lounge. Microsoft was able to clear access for several dozen non-badged Xbox fans this……

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WP8.1/Cyan update now rolling out to Nokia Lumia 625 and 925 in South Africa


imageThe Windows Phone 8.1+ Lumia Cyan update is now rolling out to Nokia Lumia 625 and 925 handsets in South Africa.

For the 925 the update is available on all major carriers and for the unlocked handset, while the update for the 625 is only available for unlocked handsets and Vodacom.

Have our readers received the update yet? Let us know below.

Apple Is Reportedly Working With Microsoft’s Old Partner Swatch For Its Smartwatches

Today, Venturebeat reported that Apple is working with the world’s largest Watch manufacturing group Swatch for to release a line of smartwatches in variety of branded styles and price points. Apple usually does not license their technology/OS to other companies, they do both the software and hardware as we have seen in the past with iPod, iPhone, Mac and iPad. If this report is true, then Apple is aiming to capture a significant share ……

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‘Modern Combat 5: Blackout’ Now Available For Download From Windows Phone Store

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As announced earlier, Gameloft has released their ‘Modern Combat 5: Blackout’ game for Windows Phone 8 devices.

Game Description:

Step into the action as the latest instalment in the best FPS series raises the bar for shooter games once more! Create a squad, add your friends and test your individual and team skills against other squads!Modern Combat 5 QR

Is single player your thing? Then step into a world on the brink of anarchy and shoot your way out of one dire situation after another to expose a lunatic who’s trying to tear the world to shreds.

Download it here from Windows Phone Store for $6.99.

Find the full list of features in the game after the break.

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Microsoft Has Become A More Significant Intellectual Property Licensee Of Nokia

Nokia Corporation today reported their interim report for Q2 2014 and January-June 2014. Nokia ended Q2 2014 with a strong balance sheet and solid cash position with gross cash of EUR 9.0 billion and net cash of EUR 6.5 billion compared to EUR 6.9 billion and EUR 2.1 billion, respectively, at the end of Q1 2014. Among the three main divisions in the Nokia, Nokia Technologies group does research and development building on the strength of…….

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Cortana can now also alert you of Local Apps

Cortana-discoverWe reported last night of a new addition to Cortana’s interest check list, Best Nearby, which will highlight the best locations nearby as judged by FourSquare’s location database.

Another new feature has also popped up overnight, called Local Apps.

Local Apps are apps for events which are available for nearby events or attractions e.g for your theme park or shopping mall.

The features do not appear to have rolled out to regular users yet, with most handsets not showing the new items in Cortana’s Discovery interest checklist.

Via NPU.

Check Out How British & Irish Lions Rugby Team Uses Microsoft As Their Secret Weapon

Microsoft today highlighted one of their successful customer stories in the sports business. The British & Irish Lions rugby team uses Microsoft as their secret weapon Microsoft for their success. Microsoft’s devices and services helped them win a 41-16 triumph over the Qantas Wallabies in the tournament final (a Test Series decider) in front of 84,000 people at Sydney Olympic Park in July 2013. If Microsoft was a rugby player on the Lions all-star 2013 team,…..

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Studio SneakyBox Brings The Newest Update For Never Future!

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„Never Future“ is a game which shows consequences of irrational thinking. Humanity polluted their own world so much that trash itself became a living threat. Our main Hero from the past mystically appeared in this dangerous post-apocalyptic world. In order to return home, protagonist must help people who are now victims of their own behavior. How much can one hero do for future world to return to his own?

Entirely new ways to control the game, new transition between levels and lQRively narrative. All of this will surely deliver a smoother game play experience.
Controls are now much more dynamic. You can choose between three types. It’s the classic arrows or two entirely new ways – using a thumbstick or just swiping with your finger. This will suit different preferences of players.

Transition between levels became smoother in order to maintain continuous action.

The in game dialogues have been reviewed and now they create a whole new attitude.
The Archaeologist is now aware that he’s a playable character and so do some of the NPCs.
Witty texts are here to make the story a lot more fun.

There won’t be a better moment to enter the post-apocalyptic world of „Never Future“. The game is absolutely free until August 8! It’s time to save the future and save yourself!

+ Beautiful and unique game regions with a variety of interesting characters.
+ Over 50 different maps: deadly dungeons, scorching deserts, mysterious laboratories and much more.
+ A variety of weapons, like grenade launcher or sniper rifle with their unique attributes.
+ Impressive special abilities and armor customization.
+ Three different ways to control the game.

You can find trailer after the break.

Welcome to the Never Future!
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Office 365 Home And Personal Subscribers Now At 5.6 Million, Microsoft Added 1 Million New Subscribers Last Quarter

During the quarterly financial report, Microsoft revealed that Office 365 consumer subscriptions which includes Home and Personal editions increased to 5.6 million in total. In fact, Microsoft added 1 million subscribers in the last quarter. Microsoft COO Kevin Turner said they are thrilled with the tremendous momentum of our cloud offerings with Office 365. CFO Amy Hood commented the following on Office 365, Our commercial……

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myAppRank: a precious resource for WindowsPhone developers

What’s more important for a developer than monitoring how well his apps are going?
If you are a WP developer myAppRank is the ideal tool for you, then.

This app offers you a range of indispensable information you can base on to improve your profits and achieve the best with your app worldwide: literally, you can know how your app ranks in its category and overall in more than 70 countries.

Not only, in a single page or in separate tables you can have an overview of your app’s crucial data: you can keep track of its rating average, you can catch any tweet or buzz about your app and observe your competitors app’s progresses as well.

Briefly said, this is a MUST HAVE for all developers.
Download it here for free and begin peaking with your app.

Cortana gets new Best Nearby interest item

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Cortana has just added another item to their interest checklist.

The new item is Best Nearby under the Discover section and pulls data from FourSquare.

Microsoft has recently signed a $15 million deal with FourSquare to share their location data for use with Cortana, and it seems this may be the first fruits of the effort.

The item does not appear to have rolled out to all handsets yet, and may only be available to devices in some locations.

Has the item showed up for you? let us know below.


Watch Microsoft OneNote Team’s Parody Of ‘LMFAO – Sexy and I Know It’

Microsoft OneNote team today posted a parody video to promote OneNote integration in the Microsoft Surface. This is a parody of “Sexy and I Know It” by LMFAO, watch it above. It was recorded and produced by the OneNote Engineering Team. OneNote Engineering team celebrated the launch of OneNote for Mac early this year by creating a parody of……..

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