Microsoft Surface Pro 3 Is Now Available In 25 New Markets Around The World

Microsoft today expanded the availability of Surface Pro 3 tablet to retailers and resellers in 25 additional geographies around the world. Consumers can buy Intel® Core™ i3, i5 and i7 versions of Surface Pro 3 in these countries and the Surface Pro 3 Docking Station is now available for pre-order in all 28 markets and will be generally available starting September 12……..

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Wires + Batteries + Light bulbs = Circuits

It is only two weeks since blugri released their previous game ‘Buzz Bee’ on Windows Phone. This time, they come with a completely different kind of game named ‘Circuits’.

Everyone who likes puzzle games will absolutely love Circuits! In this game, the player taps on wires, batteries and connectors to fix the electric circuit and light all the light bulbs. The game includes 360 levels in easygoing, challenging or madness mode. Levels can have on top of this different challenges: play with limited moves, with time-outs, or avoid short circuits.

The look & feel of the game was inspired by industrial materials and components, such as concrete and electric control panels, but with a retro and playful twist. There is also a funky music tune that gives the player extra energy to solve the puzzles!

Blugri guarantees hours of puzzle-fun!

QRCodeAnd there is more: blugri included top-notch leaderboards so players can compete with other players or with their friends. This is the official start of the blugri “Friends & foes” game community. All their future games will build on this community, and they promise interesting new features will be added soon.

The game is available for free on the Windows Phone Store, Blugri are also on Facebook and they announce new games and beta testing options on their page, so they’re worth a like.

 

Popular British Artist James Mylne Created Paintings Of Bronte Sisters, Shakespeare And More Using Surface Pro 3 (Video)

To promote the launch of Surface Pro 3 in the UK, Microsoft has asked popular British artist James Mylne to draw famous portraits on a Surface Pro 3 using Fresh Paint app and the stylus. James created the paintings of the Bronte Sisters, William Shakespeare and Dame Christabel Pankhurst. “After years of creating art with a ballpoint pen on paper,…….

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Do you know how many days you have left to live?

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The new app “How many days” provides you with possibilities not only to calculate the number of days in various ways but also to watch the flowing of days via pined-up tiles.

Have you ever crossed out days in calendar during anticipation of an event? Now you can use your smartphone for this purpose.

Make a list of your favorite dates either in the past or in the future, set a unique icon and title for every one of them and then you will be able to set reminders or/and tiles to be pined-up to your main screen, which will show always current number of passed or remaining days.

Try the app with full functionality (the only restriction is the number of favorites).

And of course get known about the number of days you or your friends live by simply entering the date of birth.

Link to app in the Windows Phone store

P.S. The author will be grateful for any response about the app at [email protected]

StatCounter: Windows 8 Finally Passes Windows XP In Worldwide Desktop Marketshare

As per the latest data from StatCounter, Windows 8 has finally passed Windows XP in the global desktop market share. While Windows XP still has 14.31% of the market share, the combined market share of Windows 8 (7.35%) and Windows 8.1(8.2%) now equals 15.55% of the market. As Microsoft has already dropped the support for Windows XP…….

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Xbox One SmartGlass App Updated In Windows Phone Store With The Ability To Record Game Clips And More

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Microsoft today updated the Xbox One SmartGlass app to v1.0.6.0 in Windows Phone Store with the ability to record game clips, check out messages in conversation view and more. Find the full list of new features below,

What’s new:
•   Share and post activity feed items
•   Post status updates to your activity feedXbox One Windows Phone SmartGlass QR
•   See your activity feed on your profile
•   Display messages in a new conversations view
•   Record game clips
•   In-app display of release and feature notes
•   Expanding to new markets
•   TV and OneGuide available in new markets
•   Bug fixes

Download it here from Windows Phone Store for free.

Microsoft Announces Stricter Policies On Naming Of Apps In Windows Store, Removes 1500 Spam Apps

Apart from the lack of key apps, Microsoft’s Windows Store faces another key issue of having fake apps in the Store. For example, searching for VLC will give you the above search results page, out of which only one is the official app. Recently, Microsoft responded that they are looking to fix this problem in Windows Store. Today, they announced revised policies for Windows Store that won’t allow such kind of apps in Windows Store…….

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Deal Alert 2: AT&T Nokia Lumia 635 now only $79.99 commitment-free

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The Nokia Lumia 635 is rapidly taking the place of the Nokia Lumia 520 when it comes to great deals.

Frys Electronics are selling the AT&T version of the handset for only $79.99 contract-free

The deal is only for a limited time, and expires tomorrow.

To grab the new Windows Phone 8.1 handset, see the page at Frys here.

Via WPC.

Microsoft Designed A Cardboard Replica Of Its Surface Pro 3 Tablet To Promote Among Australian Schools

To promote the launch of Surface Pro 3 among Australian schools, Microsoft has created a cardboard replica of the Surface Pro 3 device. As you can see in the video above, this cardboard version of Surface Pro 3 has a MP4 player built-in which shows promo material related to Surface Pro 3 when you open it. Microsoft has sent this……

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Deal Alert: NewEgg selling the Nokia Lumia 1520.3 for only $519.99 unlocked

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NewEgg is selling an unlocked Nokia Lumia 1520 for only $519.99, a massive discount on the usual $999 price.

The handset, with AT&T LTE bands, also features Qi wireless charging, omitted by AT&T in their version.

It also features a full 32 GB of internal storage, which is not available on all 1520 handsets on AT&T.

The offer is for a limited time only, and the handset can be found at NewEgg here.

Update: BHPhotoVideo also has a great deal on the device, offering it for $489.95 with a free 8 GB microSD card.

Thanks Xtian and Nashville WP Devs for the tip.

Microsoft Skype Brought Pop Duo MKTO Face-to-face With Some Of Their Biggest Fans

Recently, Microsoft Skype marketing team brought pop duo MKTO face-to-face with some of their biggest fans with the help of group video calls(which was made free to all Skype users) and Skype on mobile phones(available on all popular mobile platforms like iOS, Android and Windows Phone). We asked fans to add Ones_To_Watch on Skype and …..

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Wunderlist updated with new Live Tile options

Wunderlist has updated their beta Windows Phone app.

The app lets you make lists, set due dates for the items, subtasks and generally project manage. Most importantly the app lets you share and synchronize lists between devices and users.

imageThe app will also let you publish the lists to the internet, though this feature is for paying customers only.

The new update lets you pin live tiles to start screen and also fixes some bugs, including a web socket issue.

Find the real time syncing app in the Windows Phone Store here.

For those unfamiliar, see a video explaining the service after the break.

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Report: Microsoft To Start Selling Stand-alone Kinect Sensor For Xbox One $149

Few months back, Microsoft announced a new Xbox One SKU that starts at $399. The only difference is that you won’t get Kinect sensor with it. This SKU will be made available in all markets where Xbox One is currently on sale. Microsoft also made it clear that Kinect remains an important part of their vision. They revealed a stat that more than 80 percent of you are actively using Kinect, with an average of 120 voice commands per month…….

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