Windows Phone 8.1 Update 1 includes support for folders and interactive cases

Posted 1 day ago ago at The Verge with 4 recent echos

Microsoft is planning to release its first update to Windows Phone 8.1 soon, and the company has started detailing some of the upcoming features to phone manufacturers. One of the main visual changes with Update 1 is the introduction of folder support, allowing Windows Phone users to drag one Tile on top of another and create a folder to organize apps. Its a feature both Android and iOS have had for years, so its encouraging to see Microsoft is finally close this gap. One of the more interesting...

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Sheep for wheat, anyone? Internet Explorer releases preview of new social Catan web experience for free play

Posted 4 days ago ago at Microsoft Windows Team Blog with 3 recent echos

Today, were excited to release the preview of Catan Anytime – the entirely new social version of the beloved board game . Play is completely free and available on any device with a modern browser. We hope Catan fans will appreciate its simplicity – Catan Anytime is fast, fluid and designed for touch making it easy to play the game from mobile to your big screen with IE on XBOX and everything in between. Catan Anytime is a partnership with creators of Catan, Mayfair Games and Bontom Games. This...

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Sure enough, you can play 'Doom' on an ATM

Posted 20 hours ago ago at Engadget with 1 recent echos

The quest to play on just about everything wont be over any time soon, it seems. A team of Australians has torn open and modified an ATM to play id Software classic first person shooter using some of the bank machine built in controls. This isnt hardest hack in the world ATMs like this run Windows XP, after all but it still required custom software and logic, including a circuit board that can remap buttons meant for deposits instead of demon slaying. What you see in the video below is just the...

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Theres no app version of Settlers of Catan — the island building board game beloved by geeks worldwide — for Windows Phone, although its iOS and Android versions are excellent. So Microsofts Internet Explorer team announced an HTML 5 version thats truly cross platform — in addition to running on devices with IE, like Windows Phone, it should work in any modern browser that supports HTML5. Catan Anytime is a multiplayer web app: Youll need to find at least two friends, because...

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Revenue from the ads helps us feed the over worked hamsters so we can keep bringing you the latest news! You can also donate to keep us going. Say hello to Cortana, your new personal assistant. Cortana will remind you to leave early to beat traffic and help you get to your destination on time, will remind you that you need milk when passing the grocery store, and will remind you to say happy birthday when your mom calls, the video description reads. As you will see in the advertisement,...

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This Week’s Deals with Gold

Posted 5 days ago ago at Microsoft Major Nelson with 1 recent echos

Here are this week’s games and add-on deals on the Xbox Games Store.Discounts are valid now through 28 July 2014 […] The post This Week’s Deals with Gold appeared first on Xbox Live's Major Nelson.

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