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REVIEW: Microsoft's New Tablet, The Surface Pro (MSFT)

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Microsoft isn't finished improving the Surface tablet. This week, the company will release an advanced version of its first tablet called the Surface Pro that's essentially a full-fledged Windows 8 computer crammed into a tablet form factor.  There's an important distinction to be made here: The Surface Pro isn't an iPad...
REVIEW: Microsoft's New Tablet, The Surface Pro (MSFT)
Big Tech: For Business, Windows 8 Can Wait

There's Some Hope For Windows 8 After All (MSFT)

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Microsoft is getting ready to launch a new version of its Windows 8 operating system, codenamed Windows Blue, this summer that will reportedly fix many gripes people have with the current version. Microsoft's hardware partners are getting ready for the transition too. We've already seen some reports that smaller and...
There's Some Hope For Windows 8 After All (MSFT)

Luxury Phone Brand Vertu Launches Its First Android-Powered Handset -- For Those With $10,000+ To Spend

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Vertu, the formerly-owned-by-Nokia maker of eye-wateringly expensive, leather-clad, gem-encrusted, handmade-in-the-U.K. ‘luxury’ smartphones, has launched an Android-powered device: the Vertu Ti. After leaving the Nokia fold, back in October, it was rumoured that Vertu planned to do what many a Nokia fan still wishes that company would do: ditch Symbian and adopt Android. Today Vertu unveiled its...
Luxury Phone Brand Vertu Launches Its First Android-Powered Handset -- For Those With $10,000+ To Spend

Best Buy to sell Microsoft Surface, joining Staples

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Best Buy will join Staples this weekend in selling Microsoft's Surface tablet, previously available only online and at Microsoft's own stores. The electronics retailer made the announcement Thursday, saying that it will start selling the device on Dec. 16. Staples began selling the Surface on Wednesday. That's good news...
Best Buy to sell Microsoft Surface, joining Staples

How Microsoft solves touch on the desktop

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Here at ExtremeTech we’ve talked fairly extensively about Windows 8, particularly about how the changes coming to the operating system will affect longtime Windows users. This certainly remains a concern, and the Building Windows 8 blog has been keeping us informed with semi-regular, gargantuan epistles, but I’ve still been thinking...
How Microsoft solves touch on the desktop

Here's A Small Tweak That Is Going To Make Your Windows Phone 8 Experience Better (MSFT)

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Microsoft is updating user interface for Windows Phone 8, an update to its Windows Phone software, with the addition of "live tiles." The standard-issue big blocks of color now basically operate as data feeds, showing photos, text updates and other types of content directly to the home page. If you...
Here's A Small Tweak That Is Going To Make Your Windows Phone 8 Experience Better (MSFT)

Microsoft sued over use of Live Tiles in its Windows 8 and Windows Phone software

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Launching in the last week, Microsoft’s Windows 8 and Windows Phone platforms are already the subject of legal complaints, after a Portland-based OS development company called Surfcast sued the company for allegedly infringing on its patents with the use of Live Tiles in its desktop, tablet and mobile software. Surfcast...
Microsoft sued over use of Live Tiles in its Windows 8 and Windows Phone software
Twitter finally releases Windows 8 app

Bungie game details leak online

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Details of Bungie's new video game leak online revealing the sci-fi tile will be set 700 years in the future....
Bungie game details leak online

Hulu Plus Hits Windows Phone 8

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Microsoft has added another marquee app to its Windows Phone 8 catalog: Hulu Plus. The video service app debuted Monday on the Windows Phone store, offering streamed access to its catalog of TV shows and Criterion Collection films for an $8 per month subscription. The app’s lone Windows Phone customization:...
Hulu Plus Hits Windows Phone 8

Nokia Drive, Transport features revealed, not yet heading to a Lumia near you

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Did you think the addition of offline maps was the end of the update road for Nokia Drive? That's simply not so. After previewing the planned 3.0 refresh for us at Mobile World Congress, it appears Espoo's drawing closer to a finalized version of the Windows Phone app, bringing...
Nokia Drive, Transport features revealed, not yet heading to a Lumia near you

Microsoft Prepares For Holiday Push With 32 New Pop-Up Stores Just In Time For Windows 8

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Microsoft’s retail efforts continue to grow, with its first permanent international store opening to the Yorkdale Mall in Toronto in November, and now the company has also confirmed that temporary stores will be cropping up across the U.S. and Canada to try to capitalize on holiday demand. These stores will...
Microsoft Prepares For Holiday Push With 32 New Pop-Up Stores Just In Time For Windows 8
Shazam's new Windows Phone app integrates with Xbox Music
Microsoft Says Windows Phone Store Now Features More Than 130K Apps, 40K New Developers Registered Since WP8 Launch

Citing momentum in China, Windows Phone now supports Alipay as payment option in the country

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Today Microsoft announced that Windows Phone 8 will support Alipay in China, adding a key payment option to its mobile platform, potentially boosting developer revenues as the number of users in the country that can purchase apps has now risen greatly. According to Microsoft, Windows Phone 8 in China is “beginning to...
Citing momentum in China, Windows Phone now supports Alipay as payment option in the country

Nokia Lumia 800 gets first taste of Windows Phone 7.8

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An official Windows Phone 7.8 rollout to Nokia devices like the Lumia 510, 800 and 900 seemed all but inevitable after it popped up on third party Nokia ROM site NaviFirm, then a couple days later on Nokia's own servers. Now, Dutch site WP7.nl is reporting that Nokia has...
Nokia Lumia 800 gets first taste of Windows Phone 7.8
Twitter for Windows Phone updated to support notifications
Mozilla planning a Windows 8 Metro version of Firefox
Survey suggests 53% of Windows 8 users still prefer Windows 7

Zinio to launch its digital newsstand app for Windows Phone 8 exclusively on Nokia Lumia devices

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Digital magazine subscription service Zinio has partnered with Nokia today to announce what it’s describing as “the world’s largest digital newsstand” exclusively for Lumia device owners. The upcoming Windows Phone 8 app will have a number of new features, including Reading List. It’s essentially a stream of curated articles – which...
Zinio to launch its digital newsstand app for Windows Phone 8 exclusively on Nokia Lumia devices
Marissa Mayer Is Testing Another New Yahoo.com Homepage Design (YHOO)

Nokia confirms: Lumia 920 to be $150 on AT&T

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The mobile page for Nokia's Lumia 920 smartphone has confirmed prior indications of the Lumia 920's pricing. The phone had previously been priced at $150 in pre-sales at Best Buy and eBay, and Nokia's mobile page for the smartphone confirmed that pricing today. The page -- which has since been...
Nokia confirms: Lumia 920 to be $150 on AT&T

Style, Surprises Liven Up Latest Windows Phone

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As if there isn’t enough going on at Microsoft right now with its new version of Windows and the first Microsoft-made computer, this week the company announced Windows Phone 8—an overhauled version of its mobile operating system. Windows Phone, which launched two years ago, was an early glimpse at...
Style, Surprises Liven Up Latest Windows Phone

Microsoft is working to fix the Windows Phone 7.8 Live Tile freezing issue

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If you are an old-school Windows Phone user who had a handset before Windows Phone 8 came out, you might be running the Windows Phone 7.8 update. If so, you may have noticed that your life tiles are a bit less than live. Dead, even. Yes, the Windows Phone 7.8...
Microsoft is working to fix the Windows Phone 7.8 Live Tile freezing issue

Nokia Lumia 900 ad appears to accidentally out upcoming Windows Phone features

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If you head to this post over on PCAdvisor, you’ll notice a big, bright ad for the Nokia Lumia 900 handset. Go ahead and watch the ad, and then replay it. Did you catch it? The most astute Windows Phone fans are probably already pretty excited, based on what they...
Nokia Lumia 900 ad appears to accidentally out upcoming Windows Phone features

Nokia Drive 3 teased at MWC with commute alerts via live tiles (video)

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When the folks at Nokia took us aside and asked if we'd like a preview of the latest features slated for Nokia Drive, we knew something good was in store. Our intuition wasn't wrong. The next version of Nokia's navigation software will focus on commutes -- aiming to make...
Nokia Drive 3 teased at MWC with commute alerts via live tiles (video)

Nokia's colorful DC-18 portable USB charger matches your phone, shoes

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For the most part, battery packs have become what CD cases were in the late 90s -- generic and utilitarian. Nokia's new DC-18 portable chargers dare to be different. The sharp, tile-like designs house a modest 1,720 mAh cell, retractable micro-USB cable (that doubles as a a switch,) plus...
Nokia's colorful DC-18 portable USB charger matches your phone, shoes

Empire Avenue Revamps Interface, Adds Google+ Scoring

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Empire Avenue, while a great service, has been a bit confusing. In fact, the idea itself can kind of boggle the mind — users build up their personal brands via Facebook, Twitter, and other social networks, and allow people to buy and sell virtual shares of human beings. Users can...
Empire Avenue Revamps Interface, Adds Google+ Scoring
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