Report: Microsoft Hires Qualcomm Executive Vice President Peggy Johnson

Recode today reported that Microsoft has hired Qualcomm Executive Vice President Peggy Johnson for a high-level executive post at Microsoft. In the 24 years Johnson has worked at Qualcomm, she has held positions in nearly every facet of the Company. Qualcomm website provides the following info about her current position at Qualcomm, Peggy Johnson is executive vice president of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. and presiden……..

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Bookviser eBook Reader Gets Major Update: 9 New Useful Features

Bookviser – popular eBook reader for Windows Phone and Windows 8 – has recently received a major update. The Windows Phone app was rebuilt literary from scratch in order to unify phone and tablet reading experience. As a result the WP app became a much better reader in the following way:

1. Page-flipping animation became more realistic due to the reworked reading engine.

2. SD card support is finally added.

3. Library is reorganized to allow grouping books by authors and genres as well as creating custom categories.

4. “Quick” settings menu was rebuilt to show the most needed controls and data such as brightness slider, day/night toggle, screen rotation lock, progress in the book, book title and author.

5. Along with progress in the book, “quick” settings menu shows your progress in the chapter as well.

6. There appeared text selection functionality that allows copying snippets of text, making highlights and notes, sending text to translation and sharing quotes to Facebook and Twitter.

7. You can add or remove such on-page indicators as battery, time, page number and reading progress bar.

8. For those who read on WP and W8 devices, Bookviser now offers free automatic synchronization and back up via its cloud service. If you plan to sync Windows Phone and Windows 8 versions, make sure to install Windows 8 version from scratch instead of updating it. This is because the developer had to move the W8 app to a new account (see valid download link below). This does not apply to Windows Phone version – you can update it as usual.

9. Last but not least, the app changed its long critiqued skeuomorphic icon to a new Metro style icon and now features a new transparent live tile for Windows Phone 8.1.

Pick up Bookviser for Windows Phone from Windows Phone Store and Bookviser for Windows 8 from Windows Store.

You can also use your Windows Phone to scan the QR code.

Finally, you can get both apps from .


Microsoft Is Expanding The Software Development Training Program For Active Duty Service Members

In 2013, Microsoft started running a program called Microsoft Software & Systems Academy (MSSA) at Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM) in Washington state which provides software development training to eligible U.S. active duty service members who will be transitioning out of the service in the near future. Today, Microsoft announced that they are expanding the program to Camp Pendleton in California and Fort Hood in Texas……

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Developers: Microsoft Provides A Guide To Setup Kinect For Windows v2 Development On A Mac

Microsoft recently announced the launch of the Kinect for Windows v2 public preview and also released SDK for it. Since the Kinect for Windows SDK 2.0 public preview will run only on Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 64-bit systems, Mac OS users won’t be able to develop Kinect based apps. However, Microsoft offers two different approaches for Mac OS users to use ….

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HTC "One (M8) for Windows" coming to Verizon in Q3 2014

Engadget has been able to offer up some more information about the upcoming Windows Phone version of the HTC One M8.

The device will apparently be called the “One (M8) for Windows” or simply be code named the W8, and will retain much of the features of the Android version, including BoomSound speakers and the depth-sensing Duo camera.

Engadget also revealed the handset will support Voice over LTE (VoLTE), which would be a first for Windows Phone, and suggests the handset will ship with WP8.1 GDR1.

The device is expected in Q3 2014, and in any case before the end of September this year. WPC speculates the handset will be an identical clone to the M8, will cost around  $600 commitment free and $200 on contract and come with a Dot view case on the 21st August.

Access The Largest Collection Of Full-Length HD Concerts And Music Documentaries On Demand Using Qello App In Windows Store

First of all, this is not a new app and it’s been available in Windows Store for past few months. This app allows you to access the world’s largest collection of full-length HD concerts and music documentaries on demand. You can try it for free for seven days to get unlimited access to the entire Qello collection and later subscribe to full collection for over $4.99 per month…..

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For Developers: Windows Phone gets CMake support


Writing on the Windows blog, Microsoft has revealed that early support for CMake in Windows Phone and Windows 8 is now available.

CMake is a cross-platform project files generator that enables re-use of shared C++ code across multiple IDEs or project systems. An early build of CMake that allows you to target Windows Store and Windows Phone apps is available on CodePlex here.

Microsoft is working with Kitware and CMake community to incorporate feedback and integrate it soon in the public CMake repository.

To learn more on using CMake for Windows Store and Windows Phone apps, MIcrosoft has created a short quick-start exercise (with sample code and installer) that developers can try out here.


OneNote For Android Beta Updated With The Ability To Take Handwritten Notes, Support For LG G3 And More

Microsoft today updated their OneNote on Android app. It includes the ability to take handwritten notes or draw with a stylus or with your finger. Also, it now includes variety of formatting options like font types, font sizes, alignments, and tags. New in this version: Take handwritten notes or draw with a stylus or with your finger. Use a variety of formatting options like font types,……

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Popular iOS and Android selfie app Facetune comes to Windows Phone

Facetune is a fun and powerful portrait & selfie photo editor. It gives you the ability to retouch and add artistic flair to selfies and portraits with ease, from the convenience of your phone.

The app provides easy-to-use, powerful tools to perfect every photo or selfie, making each one look like it came straight out of a high-fashion magazine.

The app can:

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Microsoft Announces P90X For Xbox Fitness As An Xbox One Exclusive

Microsoft today announced they are adding P90X® for Xbox Fitness and it will be exclusive on Xbox One. P90X for Xbox Fitness is a 30-day extreme workout program featuring five all-new custom routines designed to get you completely ripped. Your trainer, Tony Horton, will push you to your limits with explosive moves that work your entire body from head to toe……

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Beats Music App Updated In Windows Phone Store With The Ability To Tune Your Music Taste In The App

Beats Music Windows Phone DownloadBeats Music, which will soon become a part of Apple,  has updated their app to v1.15.0.0 in Windows Phone Store. This new update has support for Verified Badges, Tune Your Taste feature and more.

What’s new in version 1.15? Beats Music Windows Phone QR

  • Tune Your Taste — Want to switch up your Just For You recommendations? Change your favorite genres and artists with the Tune Your Taste feature in Settings
  • Verified Badges — That red check mark means the profile is certified as legit by Beats
  • We’ve also fixed lots bugs you’ve reported.
  • Want to get in touch with us? Gently tap “Contact Support” and email us. We dare you.

Beats Music subscription service costs $9.99 a month with a free trial up to 7 days.

Find the updated app in the Windows Phone Store here .

Enter Xbox One SmartGlass Sweepstakes To Win A Microsoft Surface Pro 3, An Xbox One + Kinect, An Xbox Live Gold Membership For Decade And More

Microsoft first revealed SmartGlass in 2012 and since then the app has evolved a lot. With the launch of Xbox One SmartGlass, users were given the ability to control lots of their console functions from their mobile devices. Recently, Microsoft even added the ability to buy games from SmartGlass apps. To promote the usage of Xbox One SmartGlass app….

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