Microsoft Sold 1.1 Million Xbox Consoles Last Quarter, Satya Nadella Says They Will Specifically Focus On Gaming

During the financial earnings call yesterday, Microsoft revealed that they sold 1.1 million consoles in the last quarter. The surprising thing is that Microsoft didn’t offer specific numbers on how many of them were Xbox One. Microsoft also revealed that Xbox platform revenue increased 14% due to more hardware sales than last year. Microsoft CFO Amy Hood said that after they released the new Xbox One offering, they are pleased with the response…..

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Free Nokia Lumia 930 Wireless Kit offer not Bait and Switch after all

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We posted yesterday that Microsoft was releasing only a limited number of the promised £130 worth of wireless kit that was meant to accompany purchases of the Nokia Lumia 930.

Now it appears that this was not in fact a bait and switch attempt by Microsoft, but in fact a glitch.

If you attempt to access the site now and claim your kit, you will hopefully be met by this message instead:

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We suggest readers still hurry up and claim their prize, which can be done at Nokia here.

Report: Microsoft Internet Explorer Was The Most Patched And Also One Of The Most Exploited Products In 2014

Bromium Labs today released their report on cyber-attack landscape in the first half of 2014. Microsoft Internet Explorer had the most number of reported vulnerabilities and also in the publicly reported exploits. As the most used browser in the market,Internet Explorer was the most patched and most exploited product in 2014. They also reported that Internet Explorer 11…….

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An update is rolling out to your Lumia Icon, but its not WP8.1

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We have some good news from Verizon Lumia Icon owners, but its not the great news they have all been waiting for.

Verizon is pushing out a firmware update for the Nokia Lumia Icon, which brings many improvements, fully documented in a PDF from the company. It is however not the WP8.1 update we are all waiting for.

The main improvement is to WIFI connectivity,  which suggests to us that the issue some NL 930 owners have complained of, of WIFI connections dropping, is also due for a fix.

The update also brings roaming enhancements when traveling internationally.

See the other new features after the break.

 

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Disney’s Maleficent Free Fall Game Updated With 40 Brand New Levels In Windows Store

Maleficent Free Fall is new game from the creators of Disney’s #1 hit game Frozen Free Fall. This is a match 3 puzzle-adventure, inspired by Disney’s epic live-action film Maleficent, you’ll embark on a spectacular journey with exciting and challenging objectives like you have never seen before! The new update is bringing lots of new content to the game…..

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Download Now: Uber answers Windows Phone’s call, arrives at the store

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The much awaited refresh of Uber app is now available in Windows Phone Store. Uber app was released long back in Store and pulled from the Store due to poor user experience. With the current app, you can request a ride using the app and get picked up within minutes. You can compare rates for different vehicles. Add a credit card to your secure account so you never need cash on hand. As you have seen in other Uber platform apps, you can easily set your pickup location on the map, even if you don’t know the exact address and get connected to your personal driver.Uber Windows Phone app QR

We’re thrilled to unveil our new app. Now you can enjoy the complete Uber experience on your Windows Phone!

In the next month, we’ll be adding even more great features. Here’s a sneak peak at what’s coming soon:

?Fare quotes within the app
?Shareable links with trip map and ETA
?The ability to split your fare with friends for a more affordable ride

Download it here from Windows Phone Store for free.

Microsoft Is Getting Closer In Finishing Up The Lockscreen App, Getting It Submitted To Store

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I know many of you are eagerly waiting for Microsoft to release the lockscreen app for Windows Phone 8.1 devices. Last week, Joe Belfiore tweeted that the app might be released this week. Today, he provided the update on the progress.

Hopefully, the app will pass through Windows Phone certification in its first attempt. If not, we have to wait longer for its release.

OneDrive For iOS App Updated With AirDrop Support For File Sharing

Microsoft has updated their OneDrive app for iOS devices with new improvements. The new features included are the option to exclude video uploads from Camera Backup, improved sharing experience including AirDrop support, enhancements to video streaming for smoother playback, bug fixes and performance improvements. In our June update, we made it even easier to get your photos and videos backed up to OneDrive….

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Joe Belfiore: Microsoft Has No Plans To Drop Xbox Music And Xbox Video

During earnings call yesterday, Satya Nadella told that Microsoft will be streamlining their efforts on Xbox Music and Xbox Video. This statement raised lots of noises on the web that Microsoft might be ending Xbox Music and Xbox Video business. Today, Joe Belfiore tweeted that Microsoft has no plans to drop Xbox Music and Video apps and his team is building key scenarios for tablets, phones and PCs. 

He also tweeted that one of our bigger/stronger Xbox Music updates just a couple weeks away. It will include performance fixes and some new features.

Source: Xbox

Windows Phone 8.1 coming to certain AT&T Windows Phones “as early as this week”

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Long-suffering AT&T Windows Phone owners are usually the last to get OS updates, but now an AT&T support staff has said on their forums the wait is nearly over.

On the AT&T forums ATTMariana said:

Microsoft Windows 8.1 will be available from AT&T on certain devices as early as this week! Thanks for your patience -we’ll have more details posted soon on the AT&T Consumer blog.

According to Microsoft’s update site the WP8.1 software is in testing on all the carriers in US, but I expect it will not be long before the 925 and 520 starts showing update notifications.

Via WPD

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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T-Mobile to offer the Nokia Lumia 530

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T-Mobile has been the first carrier today to confirm that they will be offering the newly announced Nokia Lumia 530.

Styling the device as the successor the the Nokia Lumia 521, they said on their media site:

T-Mobile today confirmed that later this year, the new Lumia 530 will be available on the Un-carrier’s blazing fast, data strong network. This gives consumers the chance to try out the successor to the Lumia 521, one of T-Mobile’s best-selling Windows Phones ever – and take advantage of all the benefits of being an Un-carrier customer: no annual service contract, no overages, and international roaming in 120+ countries and destinations at no extra charge.

 

The Lumia 530, based on the new Windows Phone 8.1 operating system, offers customers great value at an entry level price point, plus a robust set of features including the new personal assistant Cortana – powered by Bing – and seamless out-of-box integration with Microsoft services such as OneDrive, Skype, and Office.
To learn more about the Windows Phone 8.1 experience and T-Mobile’s current Lumia offerings, please visit http://www.t-mobile.com /landing/windows-phones.html

The handset does not feature LTE  but otherwise has:

  • 4-inch, 854×480 resolution LCD display (246ppi)
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 200, 1.2GHz quad-core processor
  • 5MP camera
  • 4GB storage
  • Expandable memory up to 128GB
  • 512MB RAM
  • 15GB free cloud storage
  • 1420mAh battery

via Tmonews.com

Skype For Android Update Now Allows You To Automatically Add Your Friends On Skype Through Your Phone Contacts List

Until now, if you want to talk to someone on Skype, you both need to be connected on Skype as contacts. If they are not on your contact list, finding your friends on Skype may become a tedious process. Microsoft today announced a brand new feature for Android users that makes it easier than ever to find the people you’re looking for on Skype. Skype for Android will now automatically look for contact matches between Skype and your phone address……

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