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Microsoft is running a great deal on 12 months of Xbox Live Gold subscription. If you own a Xbox 360 or Xbox One console, then it is a must have subscription for you. Xbox Live 12-Month Gold Membership is now available for just $49.99 (actual price $59.99). With Xbox Live Gold, you get the most advanced […] Read more at Microsoft…

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Just a few months ago, Microsoft revealed Windows 10 Technical Preview. The company has released several new builds to the technical preview users with a handful of new features. However, the company announced that there will be no new builds available this year and users can expect a new build on ‘early 2015′. According to The Verge, Microsoft will reveal the…

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Now that we have access to the full AdDuplex results, we can see how Windows Phones are doing worldwide. This time, I’ll be focusing on flagships and the “first world”. There’s a meme going around that Windows Phones see no success on the high end and that the low end is where they lie. First of all, that’s not true.…

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AdDuplex had a good look at their November data and uncovered 4 new devices that have yet to be announced. The first device is the  Microsoft/Nokia RM-1069, RM-1070, RM-1071.  This one is a low-end 480×800, 4” phone seen mostly in Asia with hard buttons. The next is the Microsoft/Nokia RM-1072, RM-1075.  This is a mid-range with 5” 720p seen mostly…

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The EU apparently thinks Google has gotten too big for its breeches. In a vote cast today  at the EU parliament, the MPs voted overwhelmingly for the unbundling of Google’s search business from its other businesses. For those who didn’t know, Google was currently the subject of an anti-trust case brought to the EU by Microsoft and other rivals in 2010.…

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We reported earlier that Threema was planning to launch their Windows Phone app on Thursday, the 27th of November. It’s Thursday and  here they are. What’s Threema?  From the store listing : Threema is a mobile messaging app that puts security and privacy first. With true end-to-end encryption, you can be certain that only you and the intended recipient can…

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Indian OEM Celkon has released Win 400, the cheapest Windows Phone 8.1 device available in India. The device is powered by 1.2 GHz quad-core processor (Snapdragon 200), 512MB RAM and runs on Windows Phone 8.1 OS. It comes with 4-inch 480 x 800 pixels display, 5MP rear camera, VGA front camera, 4GB internal memory, FM Radio and Dual SIM option…

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We reported a few months ago that WP8.1 Update 1 will bring support for high quality Bluetooth audio via the aptX codec. Of course as usual these low-level updates need new firmware, and now we know that Lumia Denim is the firmware that will deliver the codec, and that it will apply to all Lumia handsets. The news is via…

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A deleted blog post from Rajesh Jha, who is the Corporate Vice President for Office Services and Servers at Microsoft has revealed that Microsoft is going to announce about its acquisition of mobile email startup Acompli. Acompli empowers professionals to do more and defer less from mobile email. If Microsoft acquires it, my guess is […] Read more at Microsoft…

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CNET today reported that LG is planning to launch a new hybrid Windows device with a detachable keyboard like Microsoft Surface Pro 3. CNET said that LG is currently working on this new new tablet with a detachable keyboard and this device is expected to function as a laptop when attached to keyboard and a […] Read more at Microsoft…

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Microsoft yesterday announced the availability of the November 2014 update for Power Query with lots of new features. You can now connect to Analysis Services (AS) cubes through Power Query. Microsoft has also added the Salesforce connector as a mainstream Power Query feature, which has been in Preview since early October. They are also adding […] Read more at Microsoft…

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Today I want to intodruce some features of QR Scanner RS Most of these features were added on user request. Thanks to all who submitted feedback and helped making this app better! 1. FocusLight Scanning QR codes or barcodes can now be done even in bad lighting conditions. Hit the ‘LIGHTning’ button to toggle the focus-light on or off. 2.…

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