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Microsoft today announced one of the most significant update for Windows App Studio. You can now integrate TouchDevelop scripts for creating apps in Windows App Studio. With this integration, developers will gain access to the hundreds of thousands of TouchDevelop apps and games, improving the quality and complexity of apps created with Windows App Studio. App Studio users can now…

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Sprint and Microsoft today announced their renewed partnership to offer Lumia 635 Windows Phone device across multiple Sprint brands beginning with Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile on Dec. 23 and to Sprint postpaid customers on Jan 16. It is important to note that this is the first Windows Phone 8.1 device to launch on Sprint’s network and the first Lumia device to be available for Sprint’s…

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Microsoft today updated Lumia Storyteller app for Windows Phone devices. This app organizes your photos, cinemagraphs and videos by date and location to create a narrative, has these newly added features: A “no music” option on shared stories The ability to select images from local folders, for your story The ability to filter out content e.g. WhatsApp or Instagram images Improved offline support…

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Our readers may have noticed a certain similarity between the handsets announced and released by a large number of new Windows Phone OEMs around the world, for example the Allview and XOLO handsets above. That is because the devices are all based on a reference design, the so-called Windows Reference Design (WRD) produced by one Original Device Manufacturer. A job…

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Microsoft recently released an update for Lync app for Windows Phone devices. This update brings in settings dedicated to voice calls, allowing users to know and control which network will be used for phone calls. Previously, you had only two options for voice calls, configured with the “Require Wi-Fi for VoIP” setting. Now there are two Wi-Fi options and added the Cellular option, you…

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SiliconAngle reports that Microsoft has quietly started accepting Bitcoin on their Windows, Windows Phone and Xbox sites. The crypto-currency can not be used directly, but can be used to add money to your online balance, which can then be used for digital purchases.. In its payment and billing section, the Microsoft writes: You can now use Bitcoin to add money…

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Microsoft recently launched Cortana in Italy. Just several days after the launch, an Italian hacker team has posted a video showing how it’d be possible to add custom questions/features to Cortana. As you may already know, Cortana is mostly powered by the powerful databases and the personal assistant receives the ‘responses’ from an online databases.  Using some kind of “proxy” service the…

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Microsoft recently acquired the team behind popular indie game, Mincraft. The company already teased that a Windows Phone version of Minecraft Pocket Edition (built for smartphones) will be available soon. Well, it’s finally here. Minecraft PE for Windows Phone has finally hit the store and it is available for $6.99 – that’s £4.99 in the UK. Just like the Android…

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