Foursquare app checks in at the Windows Store

The first-ever Foursquare app designed for large-screen devices is now available exclusively on Windows 8, and it’s News Center’s featured App of the Week. The popular social app, which has over 35 million users worldwide, lets you find and “check in” at interesting places around you, as well as share photos, reviews and tips about your…

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TWC TV comes to Xbox

The TWC TV app launched on Xbox 360 on Tuesday, delivering up to 300 of the most popular TV channels to Xbox Live Gold members in the U.S. who are also TWC subscribers. “For Xbox and our customers with Time Warner Cable, this is a landmark partnership and one that’s been a longtime in the…


On Dickens, Rashomon and Twitter

The following is a post from Frank Shaw, Corporate Vice President of Corporate Communications at Microsoft. Since I’ve chosen a career in communications, it’s safe to assume that I love to write. But it also means I love to study stories, in all their forms and formats. Not just the disposable ones that pop up…

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Windows 8.1 and Windows RT 8.1 head to manufacturing partners

Just 10 months after delivering on a bold, generational change with Windows 8, the Windows team has started releasing Windows 8.1 and Windows RT 8.1 to hardware partners. “Thanks, in part, to customer feedback and an unparalleled level of collaboration across product teams, Windows 8.1 is a significant update that will bring an even greater…


AT&T to add another Windows Phone 8 device to its lineup – the Nokia Lumia 925

AT&T will soon add another beautiful Windows Phone 8 device from Nokia to its lineup – the Lumia 925. The Lumia 925, Nokia’s first Windows Phone 8 smartphone sculpted from both polycarbonate plastic and aluminum, is coming to AT&T’s 4G LTE network on Sept. 13. The phone will cost $99.99 with a standard two-year contract….

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Weekend Reading: August 23rd Edition–gamescom reveals Xbox exclusive titles and features

In this edition of Weekend Reading, we’ll show you how Xbox wowed Europe at gamescom with a bevy of games and features, share the latest “On the Whiteboard” about an Oscar-winning visual effects company, and bring you a great development for Outlook.com – the worldwide availability of Skype video to take your conversations to the…


‘2007 called. It wants its camera phone back!’

That’s one of the better lines from the newest Windows Phone commercial entitled “The Recital,” our latest irreverent take on the smartphone wars. The new spot, set to air during MTV’s Video Music Awards, was created in the same tongue-in-cheek vein as an earlier Windows Phone commercial entitled “The Wedding.” In fact, both commercials share…

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Delta Air Lines soars with more than 19,000 new Windows Phone 8 and Microsoft Dynamics for Retail devices

The following is a post from Wayne Morris, Corporate Vice President of Microsoft Business Solutions Marketing. The next time you purchase a meal while 30,000 feet in the air, take a closer look at the device being used by the flight attendant. If you’re flying with Delta Air Lines, chances are you’ll notice your transaction…

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Here’s what’s new in the latest Windows Phone 8 update

The latest update for Windows Phone 8 devices started rolling out a few weeks back and has recently started to pick up momentum. Last week, the HTC Windows Phone 8X on AT&T and the Nokia Lumia 928 on Verizon Wireless started receiving it and on Tuesday, Lumia 822 owners on Verizon started seeing update notifications….

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