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Partner Profile: Zattoo TV launches Live TV Universal Windows App

While consumers are enjoying the latest technologies available right now, developers are busy creating what’s next. Throughout Microsoft’s history, development partners have been essential to our success and we want to more regularly recognize some of the cool projects they’re working on. Show More Summary

Get all the latest news from the Pacific Northwest with the Seattle Times app

You can stay up-to-date with all the latest news coming out of the Pacific Northwest and Seattle with the new The Seattle Times app. The Seattle Times app is available for PCs and tablets running Windows 8.1 and Windows Phones running Windows Phone 8.1. Show More Summary

Cricket Wireless has announced the Nokia Lumia 1320

Starting this Friday, June 13th, the Nokia Lumia 1320 will be available exclusively on Cricket Wireless for $229.99 after a $50 mail-in-rebate Cricket Visa Promotion Card in Cricket stores and online. This is the first time this device is being offered in the U.S. Show More Summary

New Release: Windows App Studio Beta makes it even easier to publish your apps

If you’re not one of the over 1.1 million people who have used Windows App Studio Beta to quickly turn your idea into an app for Windows and Windows Phone, now is the time to check it out. Our latest release, available this morning, just made it even easier to publish your apps to the Windows Phone Store and the Windows Store. Show More Summary

Popular video chat app ooVoo comes to Windows Phone

The popular social video chat app ooVoo is now available for Windows Phone. With ooVoo, you can instantly connect with your closest friends and family through HD video – for free. ooVoo for Windows Phone lets you do one-on-one videoShow More Summary

Keep Internet Explorer Up-To-Date For More Secure Web Browsing

The latest version of Internet Explorer is faster, more secure, and has better web standards support than older versions. For Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 users, upgrading to Internet Explorer 11 has significant benefits—and enabling automatic updating ensures that users will always be up-to-date. Show More Summary

Windows themes to make your desktop foxy (for real)

We have a lot of wildlife photography on the Personalization Gallery, including themes and wallpapers featuring wolves, tigers, polar bears, mustangs, dolphins, tropical fish, birds of various kinds – including owls and other birds of prey – and a wide variety of other furry families. Show More Summary

New and improved – 8 top apps and games recently updated for ewe

Today we bring to you a selection of apps and games for Windows and Windows Phone that have been recently updated to become more engaging, more catered to your on-the-go lifestyle, and flat-out more fun. Check out all 8 recently updated titles – each of them available Free – and then tell us what you think in the comments: 1. Show More Summary

New Windows devices unveiled by our partners at Computex 2014

Throughout the last week, I’ve been publishing blog posts highlighting new devices announced and showcased during Computex 2014 in Taipei from our partners. Our partners are helping us deliver a broad range of Windows devices with all kinds of different form factors and in new markets and more price points too. Show More Summary

Back up and restore your app on Windows Phone 8.1, Part 2: App data

This blog was written by Hector Barbera and Sean McKenna--Program Managers, Developer and Ecosystem Platform – Operating Systems Group In the first of this pair of posts, we covered one of the biggest additions to Windows Phone’s backup-and-restore functionality in the 8.1 release: the Start screen. Show More Summary

New partners announce Windows Phones at Computex 2014

An exciting array of new Windows Phone devices were on display this week at Computex. Several of our new partners unveiled Windows Phones 8.1 devices. These new devices are a result of the announcement we made back in February at Mobile World Congress with Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. Show More Summary

Facebook Messenger for Windows Phone updated with performance improvements and new features

An update to Messenger for Windows Phone is rolling out today bringing performance improvements and new features. You will see better performance in a few areas. In the background, Messenger is doing more caching of images (like stickers) for better data consumption. Show More Summary

IM+ Pro, ilomilo plus, Doodle Devil, and more are half off in Red Stripe Deals this week

A new set of Red Stripe Deals are available to you today, which means 50% or more off of these popular apps and games for Windows (and 4 of them are discounted on Windows Phone too!). Here's the rundown of this week's deals: IM+ ProShow More Summary

Marmalade SDK 7.3 for Windows platform: new features, free license

Marmalade, a Windows platform middleware partner, just released a new version of their popular SDK. The Marmalade SDK enables developers to deploy code across multiple platforms and devices from a single code base. The new 7.3 SDK release...Show More Summary

Backup and restore your app on Windows Phone 8.1, Part 1: Start screen

This blog was written by Hector Barbera and Sean McKenna, Program Managers, Developer and Ecosystem Platform, Operating Systems Group Windows Phone 8 introduced backup and restore as a way to ease migration from one Windows Phone to another. Show More Summary

Sphero comes to Windows and Windows Phone

I’ve been spending the last couple of days playing around with Sphero. Sphero is really cool. Sphero is an interactive and engaging robot – in ball form. Orbotix, the company that makes Sphero, specializes in fusing emerging technology...Show More Summary

HP unveils new 2-in-1 PC for businesses

HP has unveiled a new 2-in-1 PC today designed specifically for business users: the HP Pro x2 612. You might have caught this PC being shown in Nick Parker’s Computex keynote. For more from Nick, I suggest you read his blog post here on the Official Microsoft Blog. Show More Summary

ASUS Republic of Gamers announces new gaming devices at Computex 2014

ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) has unveiled a two new gaming desktop PCs, a new gaming laptop, and some gaming accessories today at Computex in Taipei sure to make PC gamers quite happy. ROG G20: The ROG G20 is a small form-factor gaming desktop PC. Show More Summary

AppCampus turns ideas into reality with 6 great new apps and games for your Windows Phone

The Microsoft app accelerator program AppCampus helps upstart developers bring their next-generation apps to Windows devices. To-date, the program has brought over 100 innovative titles to the Windows Phone and Windows Stores – all of them exclusive to Windows devices when launched. Show More Summary

ASUS announces new Windows devices at Computex 2014

ASUS has announced several new Windows devices today at Computex in Taipei including a new Zenbook, a new 2-in-1 PC, and a new All-in-One PC. Zenbook NX500: The new Zenbook NX500 has a gorgeous silver slim form factor with a sleek aluminum unibody construction. Show More Summary

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