IDC Lowers Tablet Projections Again For 2014 As Demand Slows Down

After the introduction of Apple iPad, analysts predicted that tablets will take over the PC market and many other funny claims. In the past two quarters, tablet sales growth has slowed down. Following softer than expected demand, IDC today lowered its worldwide tablet plus 2-in-1 forecast for 2014 to 233.1 million units. The new forecast represents a 6.5% year-over-year growth rate, which is well below the 12.1% growth rate…….

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Nokia Lumia 530 on sale for only £8.50 per month on contract


The Nokia Lumia 530 can now be had for as little as £39.95 commitment-free, and from only £8.50 on contract.

That brings the handset all the way down to feature phone level, and blows away any barriers to ownership of a Windows Phone.

If this handset gets good acceptance, it may become a bigger game changer than even the Nokia Lumia 520.

To see the full range of devices and tarrifs at Carphone Warehouse here.

Thanks TR for the tip.

You’ve never seen anything like the new Dell Alienware Area-51

Dell Alienware today announced the new Area-51 desktop gaming PC. You’ve never seen anything like the Alienware Area-51. Alienware team has reimagined this system from the inside out to deliver incredible gaming performance without sacrifice and without compromise. As you expect from a top of the line gaming machine, it offers all the latest and greatest technology to enable uncompromised gaming experience. The Area-51’s ground…………

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AdDuplex: Nokia Lumia 630 off to a strong start, and 960×540 Windows Phone shows up


AdDuplex have posted their monthly Windows Phone stats collection on the 25th August.

The most interesting data from the survey is that the Nokia Lumia 630 is progressing quite well in the market, now taking up 3.5% of the installed base, suggesting a few million of the devices have been sold in the last few months.

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Microsoft Adds The Ability To Search For Sensitive Content To SharePoint Online And OneDrive For Business

Organizations today use a variety of controls and policies to keep their data such as credit card numbers, Social Security numbers, or customer information to proprietary information such as patents or confidential documents safe and secure. With Office 365, Microsoft provides these necessary capabilities for email with Data Loss Prevention (DLP) in Exchange, Outlook, and OWA, along with a series of built-in sensitive information………

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NFL Sunday Ticket App Is Now Available For Download From Windows Phone Store

NFL Sunday Ticket Windows Phone
The official NFL Sunday Ticket app is now available for download from Windows Phone Store. With this new app, you can stream live, out-of-market NFL games every Sunday afternoon and follow your favorite team no matter where you live. If you have DIRECTV NFL SUNDAY TICKET MAX subscription, or NFLSUNDAYTICKET.TV purchase, you’ll never miss a big play or game, even when you’re nowhere near a TV!


Live Streaming Video
Enjoy every NFL SUNDAY TICKET game, plus the RED ZONE CHANNEL®*

Instant Highlights
Relive the big moments. See all the big plays from every game, in near real-time

Fantasy Football Integration
Follow your fantasy team while you watch your game

Big Play Alerts
Never miss a big play with on screen alerts

Social Sharing
Post comments to your social network and let your voice be heard

Scores, Stats, and Schedule
See scores and game stats for the current week’s completed and in-progress games. Check the schedule for the upcoming games

Download it here from Windows Phone Store.

Microsoft Ending Messenger Service On October 31st In China

Back in November, Microsoft confirmed that Skype will replace Messenger in all countries worldwide in the first quarter of 2013 (with the exception of mainland China where Messenger will continue to be available). In order to focus the development efforts and create seamless experiences, Microsoft decided to do end Messenger service. Today, Microsoft sent out notifications to Messenger users in China that they will be closing ……

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Images Of Nokia Lumia 735 LTE And Lumia 730 Dual-Sim Devices Leaked

Nokia Lumia 735 4G Lumia 730 Dual Sim 1

Microsoft is soon expected to reveal Lumia 735 and Lumia 730 Windows Phone devices. The main difference between both of these devices will be the network capability, while Lumia 735 will feature 4G chip, 730 settles for Dual Sim 3G targeting developing markets.

The handset is 68.5 mm by 134.7 mm and is expected to include a uni-body polycarbonate design, 4.7 inch 720p screen, dual-SIM capability, 6.7 megapixel rear and 5 megapixel front camera, Carl Zeiss lens, Snapdragon 400 processor and Adreno 305 graphics, with 1GB of RAM and 8GB of storage. The device lacks hardware navigation and camera keys.

Find more images after the break.

via: ThePocketTech
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Great Deal: Acer Aspire E15 Windows Laptop For $199 From Microsoft

As we reported few days back, Microsoft retail stores and are delivering the choice value and service for customers this back-to-school season by offering  Acer Aspire E-15 for a crazy low price. Acer Aspire E-15 is now on sale for just $199, down from its regular price of $249. Key Specs: 15.6 in HD widescreen CineCrystal LED-backlit………..

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Kotak Stock Trader App Now Available For Download From Windows Phone Store

Kotak Securities Windows Phone Earlier this month, Kotak Securities released their Kotak Stock Trader app for Windows Phone devices. This app lets you trade, view latest quotes, track portfolio and market movements, analyse market trends, get live research calls, and do much more instantly.

With Kotak Stock Trader mobile stock trading app you can
• Trade in Stocks, Derivatives & Currency Derivatives
• Place orders. Modify or Cancel pending orders
• Check available margin in the account
• Check available funds, Order status and day’s positions
• Track Live Market movements by viewing the levels of Sensex & Nifty
• Get Market and Indices updates
• Trade in Futures & Options – Track equity and index derivatives
• Track your portfolio performance
• View Intraday Charts – Stay on top of the Nifty and Sensex Updates
• Get Customizable as well as predefined watchlists
• Get stock quotes – Live feeds ensure the fastest quotes
• Get stock tips from market experts

Download it here from Windows Phone Store for free.

You Can Now Get Free 2 Day Shipping From Microsoft Store By Using Bing Rewards

Microsoft Bing team is partnering with Microsoft Store team to offer free two-day shipping on orders over $75.  If you have a Bing Rewards account linked to your Microsoft Account, all you need to do is select the two-day shipping option at check-out. Starting today and running through November 1st, people who shop on the Microsoft Store can take advantage of this offer. Apart from this, you can also use Bing Rewards credits and redeem them for a……..

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US tech journalists are living in a bubble as they struggle to understand Apple’s fading relevance

who ares about apple anymore

The new iPhone is not a very Apple device.  In fact its pretty much a Samsung-like device, with a large two-handed screen, a protruding camera, no chamfered edges and NFC mobile payments.  It is in fact rather ugly, and we can almost hear Steve Jobs spinning in his grave.

It is amusing to see the US tech media struggle to understand why Apple is moving so far away from their previous guiding principles, particularly when it comes to NFC, when Apple has its own competing technology with iBeacons.

The answer – that Apple is having to embrace de facto standard because they are becoming increasingly irrelevant, is a very difficult concept for US tech journalists to understand.

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NFL Sunday Ticket App Now Available In Windows Store For Windows 8.1 Devices

NFL Sunday Ticket app is now available in Windows Store which allows you to stream live, out-of-market NFL games every Sunday afternoon. With your DIRECTV NFL SUNDAY TICKET MAX subscription, or NFLSUNDAYTICKET.TV purchase, download the NFL SUNDAY TICKET app to watch live out-of-market games on any device—including your phone or tablet. You’ll never miss a big play or game, even when you’re nowhere near a TV! Features: Live Streaming Video……

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