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NFL Sunday Ticket App Now Available In Windows Store For Windows 8.1 Devices

NFL Sunday Ticket app is now available in Windows Store which allows you to stream live, out-of-market NFL games every Sunday afternoon. With your DIRECTV NFL SUNDAY TICKET MAX subscription, or NFLSUNDAYTICKET.TV purchase, download the NFL SUNDAY TICKET app to watch live out-of-market games on any device—including your phone or tablet. You’ll never miss a big play or game, even when you’re nowhere near a TV! Features: Live Streaming Video – Enjoy every NFL SUNDAY TICKET game, plus the RED ZONE CHANNEL®* Instant Highlights – Relive the big moments. See all the big plays from every game, in near real-time Fantasy Football Integration – Follow your NFL.com fantasy team while you watch your game Big Play Alerts – Never miss a big play with on screen alerts Social Sharing – Post comments to your social network and let your voice be heard Scores, Stats, and Schedule – See scores and ...

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Microsoft Begins Roll-out Of Xbox One September Update, Includes New Media Player App, SmartGlass Features, And More

Microsoft today started the roll-out of September Xbox One system update that brings many new features and updates to Xbox One. These updates include new ways to bring your personal media to your Xbox, updates to the party system, more ways to interact with your Xbox, and new social features for Xbox SmartGlass. Following are the list of features included in this update, A new Media Player app: Play media files from an attached USB device with the new media player app – DNLA support for home media servers coming soon. Xbox One will support more formats than Xbox 360, including support for dozens of new file formats like Mpeg 2 TS, animated gifs and MKV, which will be added by the end of the year. Party on in the new and improved Party App: Be the leader of your party with the new party leader setting. As the party leader, ...

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Xbox Video App Updated In Windows Store With New Improvements

Microsoft has released a new update to Xbox Video app on Windows 8.1 in Windows Store.  This update version 2.6.256.0 includes improvements to episode details page, , clearer messaging in download manager and more. What’s new: ◾Episode details pages now give you more context about the episode’s series title as well as its episode number ◾Clearer messaging has been added to the download manager when copying content to another drive. ◾Aspect ratios for images have been fixed. ◾Fixed some bugs where the app would unexpectedly exit. ◾Other minor bug fixes. Download it here from Windows Store for free. ...

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Microsoft Announces New Features Coming To Windows Intune

Microsoft is continuously updating Windows Intune service every month. This month, Microsoft is adding Email Profile Provisioning support for Windows Phone and iOS devices. Also, they have added mobile policy support for Windows 8/8.1 devices. iOS and Windows Phone 8/8.1 Email Profile Provisioning for Windows Intune Email Profile Provisioning allows you to provision devices with email profiles and restrictions by using Exchange ActiveSync, thereby enabling your users to access corporate email on their devices with minimal setup required on their part. This feature will be made available to customers using the Windows Intune standalone service and is already available to customers using Windows Intune with Configuration Manager. You can read more about Email Profile Provisioning here. Mobile Policy Support for Enterprise Mode in Internet Explorer for Windows 8.1/8.1 RT Enterprise Mode is a compatibility mode that runs on Internet Explorer 11 on Windows 8.1 Update. It enables the rendering of websites using a ...

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Titanfall Gets New Game Mode With No AI And No Titans In The Upcoming Update

Respawn today announced the 6th update for Titanfall that includes Pilot Skirmish is an 8v8 mode with no AI and no Titans. Due to the difference in player sizes with the rest of the game modes, Pilot Skirmish will not be among the game modes played when choosing Variety Pack playlist. There will now be a Marked For Death playlist to choose from, along with custom Marked For Death loadouts to unlock. Three colorblind options (protanopia, deuteranopia, and tritanopia) have been added. They affect IFF glows, crosshair colors, and names above heads. Also, joining late is no longer penalized. If you join a match that is more than half way over and your team is not winning, a loss will not be counted on your record. If the match is a win for your team, we’ll count it as one. We’ve also added a warning message noting you will receive ...

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Microsoft Announces Updated Korean Map Services Integration Into Bing Maps

  Microsoft today announced their updates to Korean map services integration into Bing Maps which they have been working on for past 18 months. Map data is provided by SK Planet and Microsoft uses it in accordance to complex local rules. They have implemented all of the map styles across Bing Maps to represent this rich, beautiful new data including road, hybrid aerial and high contrast. You’ll find these maps on both Bing Maps (.com), the Bing Maps app for Windows and the Bing Maps Preview (3D) app for Windows. We’ve implemented all of our map styles across Bing Maps to represent this rich, beautiful new data including road, hybrid aerial and high contrast. You’ll find these maps on both Bing Maps (.com), the Bing Maps app for Windows and the Bing Maps Preview (3D) app for Windows. And, we’ve integrated a full stack of services for our users, including address geocoding (both new ...

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Xbox Live Games With Gold For September 2014: Super Time Force For Xbox One, Halo Reach For Xbox 360 And More

Microsoft today announced the Games with Gold for Xbox Live Gold members for the month of September.  Super Time Force is coming to Games with Gold on Xbox One as a free download, replacing Strike Suit Zero (so grab it now if you haven’t already). Crimson Dragon will continue to be available for Xbox Live Gold members as a free download for Xbox One. On Xbox 360, starting Monday, September 1st, Monaco: What’s Yours is Mine (normally US $14.99) will be free for Xbox Live Gold members through September 15th. Then, on September 16th, Xbox Live Gold Members can download Halo: Reach (normally US $24.99) for free through September 30th. Source: Major Nelson ...

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Archos Announces $149 Windows Tablet With Intel Quad-core Processor And HD Screen

Archos has recently announced a ultra-cheap Windows tablet which will cost only $149. For $149, you will get 8-inch HD display, Intel Quad-core processor and it runs on Windows 8.1. Archos didn’t reveal any other details on this tablet. However, it is expected to feature 1GB RAM, 2MP cameras and mono speakers. Archos is just one of the many Windows tablets that will come for dirt cheap prices this holiday season. Are you looking forward to buy these Windows devices? ...

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Destiny Xbox One Now Available For Pre-order, Also Pre-loading Enabled

Destiny game is now available for pre-order from Xbox Store. Like the latest Xbox One titles, this game is pre-loading enabled. So, you can download the game and install it on your Xbox One even before the release and start playing the game on the day it releases. Once purchase is complete, download this game by selecting the “Manage” button on the product details page on your console. Upgrade to the Destiny Digital Guardian Edition to receive a digital download copy of Destiny, and access to the Vanguard Armory and Emblem pre-order bonus, an exclusive Ghost Casing, Player Ship, and Player Emblem, and a reservation for two upcoming Destiny Expansions featuring all new storylines, new cooperative and competitive activities, and new weapons, armor, and gear to earn. Destiny is a next generation first person shooter, with rich cinematic storytelling set in huge worlds to explore. Create and customize your Guardian. ...

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Report: Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella Going To China Amid Antitrust Probe

Microsoft offices in China were raided in the last week of July by Chinese government officials for unknown reasons. China’s State Administration for Industry & Commerce made the visits to Microsoft offices in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Chengdu. Later, a Chinese regulator confirmed that they are conducting an anti-monopoly investigation into Microsoft in relation to problems with compatibility, bundling and document authentication for its Windows operating system and Microsoft Office software. Recently, a Chinese antitrust regulator said that Microsoft had not been fully transparent with its sales data on Microsoft software in China. Today, Reuters reported that Satya Nadella is visiting China. Microsoft Corp Chief Executive Officer Satya Nadella is set to visit China in late September, a source familiar with the matter said on Thursday, as the Chinese government conducts an antitrust investigation into the world’s largest software company. It is not clear if Nadella, who took over as Microsoft ...

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Microsoft Releases Updated OneDrive App For Android With Access To Business Documents, New Photo View, And Search Enhancements

  Microsoft today announced an update to OneDrive for Android app with many new features. The most significant feature in this update is the ability to access OneDrive for Business documents from the same app. With this app, Microsoft is creating a single, unified OneDrive experience that holistically addresses what people, businesses, and IT managers need. Because people are increasingly using the same devices and apps to get things done at work and at home, the ability to store and share files in the cloud is essential on both fronts. To make your OneDrive even more secure on your phone, our Android app also now supports setting up a PIN. Simply create a 4 digit code, and you can limit access to the app and your files. This version of our app also includes improvements to camera backup speed and reliability and lets users open files directly from OneDrive in other ...

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StatCounter: Windows 8 Finally Passes Windows XP In Worldwide Desktop Marketshare

As per the latest data from StatCounter, Windows 8 has finally passed Windows XP in the global desktop market share. While Windows XP still has 14.31% of the market share, the combined market share of Windows 8 (7.35%) and Windows 8.1(8.2%) now equals 15.55% of the market. As Microsoft has already dropped the support for Windows XP, you can see this trend accelerating. Millions of customers are moving away from the decade old Windows XP OS to the latest ones running Windows 8/8.1. Source: Statcounter ...

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Popular British Artist James Mylne Created Paintings Of Bronte Sisters, Shakespeare And More Using Surface Pro 3 (Video)

To promote the launch of Surface Pro 3 in the UK, Microsoft has asked popular British artist James Mylne to draw famous portraits on a Surface Pro 3 using Fresh Paint app and the stylus. James created the paintings of the Bronte Sisters, William Shakespeare and Dame Christabel Pankhurst. “After years of creating art with a ballpoint pen on paper, it’s remarkable how quickly I was able to adapt my working style to the Surface Pro 3,” the 33-year-old artist explained. “The Pen has many levels of pressure sensitivity, which enabled me to create smooth, precise lines and capture the depth and spirit of each painting.” The results were amazing, find them below. About the artist from Wikipedia, James Mylne is a British contemporary artist known for his drawings in ballpoint pen. His technical abilities with this unorthodox art medium have earned Mylne recognition in Europe and the UK, where ...

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Microsoft Updates Xbox One SmartGlass Apps For Android, iOS And Windows Devices

Microsoft today updated the Xbox One SmartGlass app for Android, iOS and Windows devices. With this new update, you can share and post activity feed items, display messages in conversations view, record game clips and more. Find the full list of new features below, What’s new: • Share and post activity feed items • Post status updates to your activity feed • See your activity feed on your profile • Display messages in a new conversations view • Record game clips • In-app display of release and feature notes • Expanding to new markets • TV and OneGuide available in new markets Download it from the below links, Xbox One SmartGlass – iOS Xbox One SmartGlass – Android Xbox One SmartGlass – Windows Store ...

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Microsoft: Security Bulletin MS14-045 Rereleased

Microsoft recently pulled security bulletin MS14-045 due to issues affecting a small number of users. In addition to releasing security updates alone, Microsoft decided to include more of our non-security updates together with our security updates and begin the global release to customers on the second Tuesday of each month. This caused issues to some users who updated their devices. This month we had our first roll out with additional non-security updates. A small number of customers experienced problems with a few of the updates. As soon as we became aware of some problems, we began a review and then immediately pulled the problematic updates, making these unavailable to download. We then began working on a plan to rerelease the affected updates. Today, we rereleased Security Bulletin MS14-045 to address kernel-mode driver issues, which you can learn more about through a review of the information contained here. We encourage customers ...

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Microsoft Removes Stakeholder License Limit In Visual Studio Online

Microsoft is continuously improving the experience around Visual Studio Online service and today they are enabling an unlimited number of stakeholders across your organization to easily work with your Visual Studio Online projects. So, any number of users in an account can be assigned a stakeholder license at no charge.  Stakeholders have access to the project home page and most of the “work” related functionality. This includes the ability to view the backlog, add and edit items, run work item queries and more. I truly believe that today, every company is a software company, and software projects are a key enabler of business success throughout an organization. As this trend continues, we recognize that there are many users within the organization who are stakeholders in a development project, but not core members of the project.  Whether it’s management who periodically wants to see the status of a project, business leads defining user stories ...

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This Week’s Deals With Gold In Xbox Store Includes Need for Speed Rivals For Xbox One, Crysis 3 & Watch Dogs For Xbox 360 And More

This week’s Deals with Gold is now live in Xbox Store. These discounts are valid now through 1 September 2014. : Need for Speed Rivals for Xbox One has been added to this week’s Deals with Gold, at 50% off.  Find the list of games and add-ons available on deals below, Xbox One: Content Title Content Type Discount % Killer Instinct - Sabrewulf Add-on 60% Need for Speed Rivals Complete Movie Pack Add-on 33% Need for Speed Rivals Timesaver Pack Add-on 33% Need for Speed Rivals Ferrari Edizioni Speciali Complete Pack Add-on 33% Need for Speed Rivals Concept Lamborghini Complete Pack Add-on 33% Need for Speed Rivals Simply Jaguar Complete Pack Add-on 33 Xbox 360: Content TitleContent TypeDiscount %Xbox Binge Watch and Play Sale* Need for Speed Rivals Complete Movie Pack Add-on 33% Need for Speed Rivals Timesaver Pack Add-on 33% Need for Speed Rivals Ferrari Edizioni Speciali Complete Pack Add-on 33% Need for Speed Rivals Concept Lamborghini Complete Pack Add-on 33% Need for Speed ...

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Microsoft Releases A New Infogrpahic To Promote Surface Pro 3 Devices

During the announcement about expansion of Surface Pro 3 availability to 25 additional markets, Microsoft posted a new infographic to promote devices like Surface Pro 3. Check it out above. Take a look at research we recently conducted in the Asia Pacific region showing burgeoning demand for hybrid devices. People want the ability to do more. Surface Pro 3 delivers the productivity of a PC and the freedom of a tablet. Make no mistake, Surface Pro 3 packs the power of a high-end PC (you can read up on full device specs here) and when combined with the Surface Pro 3 Docking Station, it goes from the “tablet that can replace your laptop” to the “tablet that can replace your laptop and your desktop PC.” And even with its capabilities to do all this, Surface Pro 3 is still 30 percent thinner and 26 percent lighter than an 11-inch MacBook ...

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Microsoft Surface Pro 3 Is Now Available In 25 New Markets Around The World

Microsoft today expanded the availability of Surface Pro 3 tablet to retailers and resellers in 25 additional geographies around the world. Consumers can buy Intel® Core™ i3, i5 and i7 versions of Surface Pro 3 in these countries and the Surface Pro 3 Docking Station is now available for pre-order in all 28 markets and will be generally available starting September 12. Find the full list of launch markets below. Surface Pro 3 is now available at retailers and resellers in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, China, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Korea, Luxembourg, Malaysia, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, the United Kingdom and the United States. For our customers who pre-ordered Surface Pro 3, your devices will begin shipping as early as today. For those interested in checking out a Surface Pro 3 for yourselves, find out which retailers and resellers near ...

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Microsoft Announces Stricter Policies On Naming Of Apps In Windows Store, Removes 1500 Spam Apps

Apart from the lack of key apps, Microsoft’s Windows Store faces another key issue of having fake apps in the Store. For example, searching for VLC will give you the above search results page, out of which only one is the official app. Recently, Microsoft responded that they are looking to fix this problem in Windows Store. Today, they announced revised policies for Windows Store that won’t allow such kind of apps in Windows Store. These changes included: Naming – to clearly and accurately reflect the functionality of the app. Categories – to ensure apps are categorized according to the app function and purpose. Icons – must be differentiated to avoid being mistaken with others. These revised policies are being applied to all new app submissions and existing app updates for both the Windows and Windows Phone Store. Another good news is that they are applying this new policies with the existing apps in Windows Store ...

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Microsoft Designed A Cardboard Replica Of Its Surface Pro 3 Tablet To Promote Among Australian Schools

To promote the launch of Surface Pro 3 among Australian schools, Microsoft has created a cardboard replica of the Surface Pro 3 device. As you can see in the video above, this cardboard version of Surface Pro 3 has a MP4 player built-in which shows promo material related to Surface Pro 3 when you open it. Microsoft has sent this cardboard Surface Pro 3 for many schools in Australia. via: The Verge ...

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Microsoft Reducing The Service Tier Prices For Azure SQL Database

Microsoft recently announced that from September, they will make available the new service tiers for Azure SQL Database, their database-as-a-service that gives customers greater price performance and business continuity for cloud apps. They are reducing the service tier prices from previously-announced rates, introducing a new performance level and offering hourly billing. Find the details on new service tiers, Details are below. Premium and Standard price reductions:  Final pricing will reflect up to 50% savings from previously-published pricing.  Updated pricing will help more customers benefit from higher performance and greater business continuity. New S0 performance level:  Within the Standard service tier, we will offer a new S0 performance level.  This new lower cost entry point will enable more customers to benefit from the features in the Standard tier. Performance levels provide a defined level of throughput that can be easily dialed up or down, based on performance demands. Hourly billing:  Azure SQL Database ...

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Microsoft Surface 2 Now Available For £259 From Various Retailers In The UK

Recently, we reported that Microsoft has now reduced the price of Surface 2 tablets by over $100 in the US. The entry level 32GB model now costs $349 while 64GB model costs $449. Thin, light, with up to 10 hours of video playback on a gorgeous Full HD display, Surface 2 lets you do the things you want. For $349, I guess it offers great value to customers. NVIDIA Tegra 4, 2Gb System Memory, 32GB Hard Drive 10.6″ High-definition widescreen 5-point multitouch with ClearType technology (1920 x 1080) Front Facing 2.5MP camera, Rear Facing 5.0MP Camera SD Card Slot, 1 x USB 3.0, HDMI Output, Windows RT 8.1, Touchscreen, Internal Speakers 1 Year Limited Manufacturer’s Warranty This offer is also now live in the US from various retailers. For example, Tesco and Currys are currently selling Surface 2 for £259. Order Surface 2 for $374 from Microsoft Store US here. ...

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Microsoft To Start Selling Stand-alone Kinect Sensor For Xbox One $149

Few months back, Microsoft announced a new Xbox One SKU that starts at $399. The only difference is that you won’t get Kinect sensor with it. This SKU will be made available in all markets where Xbox One is currently on sale. Microsoft also made it clear that Kinect remains an important part of their vision. They revealed a stat that more than 80 percent of you are actively using Kinect, with an average of 120 voice commands per month on each console. Microsoft will continue to offer a premium Xbox One with Kinect bundle to deliver voice and gesture controls, biometric sign-in, instant personalization, instant scanning of QR codes, and enhanced features only available with Kinect in games such as “Kinect Sports Rivals,” “Just Dance 2014,” “Project Spark” and more. At that time, Microsoft said that they will make Kinect as a separate add-on later this fall. Now, As per report from WPC, Microsoft is ...

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HP Recalling More Than 6 Million Laptop Power Cords Due To Over Heating Issues

HP yesterday announced that they are recalling more than 6 million laptop power cords to melting and overheating issues. Find more details about it below. On August 26, 2014 HP announced a worldwide voluntary recall and replacement program in cooperation with various government regulatory agencies, for affected AC power cords distributed worldwide with HP and Compaq notebook and mini notebook computers, as well as with AC adapters provided with accessories such as docking stations, sold from September 2010 through June 2012. HP customers affected by this program will be eligible to receive a replacement AC power cord for each verified, recalled AC power cord at no cost. HP believes that certain power cords shipped with notebook PC products and AC adapter accessories may pose a risk of a fire and burn hazard to customers. We are taking this action as part of our commitment to provide the highest quality of ...

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