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Lumia Denim is now rolling out around the world, and one of the biggest features of the update is Hey Cortana, which would allow users of Lumias with SensorCore to activate Cortana by simply saying the phrase, without touching the handset. Microsoft Place have posted the first demo of this feature in the wild, working on their Nokia Lumia 1520.…

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There are numerous third party Chive apps, but the online photo aggregator has now finally released an official app for both Windows Phone and Windows 8. theCHIVE is the world’s largest photo blog showcasing original galleries of funny photos, videos and GIFs with epic fails, beautiful girls, groundbreaking photography, and art from all over the world. Their app features: All…

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Halo 5: Guardians Multiplayer Beta is one of the highly-anticipated releases this year. It is coming on Dec. 29 and yesterday 343 Industries released a new trailer that provides a sneak peek at the new maps, modes, weapons and Spartan Abilities featured in the intense 4v4 multiplayer arena gameplay and more. This beta will run for […] Read more at Microsoft…

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1800Pocketpc.com reports that Gameloft’s Asphalt 8: Airborne is due to get a big update, and that it will come to Windows Phone soon. The update will be adding new content including new cars, new locales, more Pro Kits, and new winter scenery. Players will also be able to earn tokens to acquire cars not available otherwise. The update will include:…

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Kalimba is the latest game from Press Play, the creative heads behind Max: The Curse of Brotherhood. It is now available for download from Xbox Store. Kalimba is a mind-bending and playful puzzle-platformer. Choose between single-player and local two-player, where cooperation is key. The island of Kalimba has been cast into darkness. Jump, slide, and fly your […] Read more at Microsoft…

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While Lumia owners may be feeling spoilt with the release of Lumia Denim and Lumia Camera 5 for pureview devices, HTC isn’t one to leave its customers hanging either. The HTC Dot View app which allows you to customize the Dot View accessory has received a nice new update which brings new features. First of all, notification options have…

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Recently, we covered a key patent Microsoft filed for its eye-wear. According to last year’s leaked Xbox documents, Microsoft was expected to reveal their AR glasses for games this year. We didn’t hear anything from Microsoft on this front at E3, and it was assumed that there is a possibility that the project got delayed due to […] Read more at Microsoft…

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Microsoft has begun to encourage developers to migrate their apps over to Universal apps, yet some developers are still not convinced. I wrote an editorial quoting developers a while ago about the feasibility of universal apps and why they aren’t setting the world on fire yet. Today, another developer published a piece on his experiences with universal apps (which we…

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Microsoft Store’s latest ’12 Days of Deals’ campaign ended today. Tomorrow, they have a new campaign called ‘Super Saturday Deals’. These deals will be available only at physical retail stores. In the recent mail they send to Microsoft Store users, they gave a preview of what to expect. It includes Windows laptops, Lumia devices and […] Read more at Microsoft…

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Verizon has finally budged, and released the Windows Phone 8.1 update for the Nokia Lumia 822 and 928. Users can check for the update by going to Settings> Phone Updates> Check for updates. The update brings the 822 to firmware Version 3051.50009.1446.0077 and the 928 to 3051.50009.1446.0093 and both devices directly to Lumia Denim. Happy Holidays WP users on Verizon! The 928…

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We might not have a new flagship for the holidays, but if you want one that’s only a few months old it seems it can be had for a very low price now. We posted earlier about Italian retailer UniEuro selling the handset for only 299 Euro ($367) tomorrow unlocked, and WIND Greece is also offering the device for the same…

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As announced earlier this month, Dovetail Games today released the Microsoft Flight Simulator X: Steam Edition. As promised, it is now available at a spectacular introductory price of $4.99, down from its original price of $24.99. It’s back! And for a limited time, get it for 80% off! Microsoft Flight Simulator X is now available on […] Read more at Microsoft…

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Have you really ever wanted to do something, but never could quite find the time? Or rather, you always had a reason not to. Did your goal setting never quite pan out because you kept procrastinating and didn’t have anyone to push you? Well, there’s an app for that. Motive for Windows Phone is a social network built to help…

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Mega today launched its Windows Phone app. The app isn’t available for everyone just yet – it is only available to users who previously signed up for the beta test. Unfortuantely though, if you’re not able to sign up for the beta test, you won’t be able to download the app. It is a beta app – meaning that the…

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Windows Phone users are rapidly running out of excuses not to exercise, with a flood of fitness tracking gadgets now supporting Windows Phone. The latest is Adidas updated their miCoach app with support for the Fit Smart fitness tracker. In version 1.3.0.735 windows phone users are now able to: Set-up and configuration of Fit Smart. Download of workouts done with…

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Microsoft recently announced that they are adding AMBER alerts in web search results. AMBER is an acronym – it stands for America’s Missing: Broadcast Emergency Response. AMBER Alerts are disseminated though a variety of means including radio, TV, highway signs, SMS, mobile notifications and websites. Now, Microsoft Bing is integrating AMBER Alerts to help increase chances for a safe recovery […] Read more at Microsoft…

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Microsoft today released a new app for Windows Phone. The company’s latest app, Lumia Moments lets users save images from a video. The app will allow users to extract action shots from videos or 4K Moment shots pretty easily. Here is a short excerpt about the app: With Lumia Moments you can extract great action shots from your videos or 4K…

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Dean Hachamovitch, Corporate Vice President, Internet Explorer at Microsoft last year moved to work on different project within Microsoft. He was there in the IE team for almost 9 years. Most recently, he was the chief data scientist at Microsoft. Today, Geekwire reported that Dean is leaving Microsoft after 24 years with the company. One […] Read more at Microsoft…

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