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Pradeep, a Computer Science & Engineering graduate.

MLB.TV has released their official app for Windows 8/RT devices in Windows Store. This app lets you watch LIVE or on demand Major League Baseball game through their subscription. Description: Watch every out-of-market Major League Baseball game LIVE or on demand in HD with an MLB.TV Premium subscription. Blackout restrictions apply. Features: HD Quality LIVE Video Full Game Video Archives Home and Away Broadcasts (where available) LIVE Game DVR Controls (pause/play, rewind, fast forward) LIVE and Archive Radio Broadcasts Daily MLB Scoreboard 2013 Team Schedules Closed Captioning (where available) Full Screen Video Favorite Team Support Download it here from Windows Store for free. ...

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Microsoft today revealed the upcoming new re-designed calendar experience for Outlook.com users. This new calendar experience will be rolling out this week to all the users. The new calendar service is faster than ever, helps you focus on the events and appointments and tasks you’ve added, and lets you take your calendar with you on any device. It features the new modern design with the philosophy of contents over chrome. You can add or edit events with a single click, enter an event by simply dragging your mouse across the time or date range you need, add tasks without opening a new page, and jump to a particular day simply by clicking the date. Outlook.com uses Exchange ActiveSync to sync your mail, calendar, and address book on your smartphone, tablet, in the new Outlook 2013 and with the Mail, Calendar and People apps on your new PC or tablet running Windows 8. ...

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Microsoft announced the upcoming Build 2013 conference last week. In the Build 2013 conference, Microsoft will share updates and talk about what’s next for Windows, Windows Server, Windows Azure, Visual Studio and more. To make sure everyone knows what we’re planning and can participate in this rapidly growing ecosystem, I’m pleased to announce and personally invite you to our next developer conference, Build 2013, which is taking place June 26-28, 2013 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. It’s been a while since our last developer event in the Bay Area, and we’re looking forward to a fantastic gathering. The registration is now open, register before it gets over. Register yourself at http://www.buildwindows.com/ ...

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Microsoft today announced a new Surface Pro variant for Chinese customers. This new Surface Chinese variant comes in two SKUs, a 64Gb version and a 128GB version. The 64GB costs ¥6588 and the 128GB costs¥7388 which is same as the regular Surface Pro variant available in China. And the new variant will be available only in China for now. Surface China Surface Pro OS Windows 8 Windows 8 Pro New Office Office Home & Student 2013 full version 1-month trial of Office 365 Multilingual Simplified Chinese only All Windows 8 languages Hardware Same Same Source: Tmall via: WPDang ...

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Videolan team today provided their update on the progress on development of VLC For Windows 8 Modern UI. There is a working version of the app now and they even released few screenshots of the same. Technical update If you followed closely, our main work, in addition to the UI, was to fight and replace the forbidden symbols not allowed on Windows App Store mode. We’ve been quite efficient at that, working closely with Mingw-w64 project and GCC developers. The biggest result is that we have now cut down 90% of our symbols, that are forbidden on Metro Mode. We mostly did this by: replacing our forbidden calls with newer authorized equivalent calls, modifying gcc and Mingw-w64, writing new code in a special library of ours, writing dummy functions, disabling VLC code that would not work on the Metro platform, moving VLC to MSVCRT 11.0, moving all the VLC codebase to ...

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Microsoft Internet Explorer team today announced this great deal to woo web developers based on Mac OS platform. You can get a Windows QuickStart for iOS Developers for a small donation to charity. The $25 donation is to Watsi.org, Kahn Academy or Code.org and $8 for shipping. Windows QuickStart for iOS Developers includes Parallels Desktop 8 for Mac and a licensed copy of Windows 8. We heard that the most common way you test across browsers is through virtualization of browser and operating system combinations using your favorite virtualization platform, such as Hyper-V, VMWare, VirtualBox, or Parallels. However, costs to purchase software and licensing can be difficult if you’re that startup looking for your first big breakthrough. Today we’re making it just a little easier with a new combo offer: We’ll ship you a copy of Windows 8 and Parallels Desktop 8 for Mac virtualization on a USB stick for ...

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According to CNET, the upcoming significant update for Window 8/RT devices to codenamed ‘Blue’ could be marketed under the name of ‘Windows 8.1′. Lots of upcoming new features of Windows Blue got leaked a week ago which included new personalization features, improved PC settings page, Internet Explorer 11, etc,. Even Windows RT Blue update will be branded as Windows RT 8.1. Windows 8.1 naming is simple and an obvious one which denotes the nature of the update to Windows 8. What do you think? Source: CNET ...

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According to the recent report from Net Applications,  Internet Explorer had 55.83% of the overall web browser market in March. Within Internet Explorer versions, IE10 had 2.93% market share worldwide compared to 1.57% in February. Internet Explorer 8 still remains the most used browser worldwide with 23.23% down from its market share of 23.38% in February. Internet Explorer 9 came 2nd with 20.62% of the web browser market share down from its marker share of 21.67 percent in February. With more Windows 8 adoption and new marketing activities around IE10, I guess Internet Explorer may gain more market share. Source: NetApplications ...

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As part of its many April Fools pranks on customers, Microsoft made fun of Google’s home page. When you search for Google in Bing, you will be greeted with a white search page, multi-colored Bing logo similar to what Google usually has and also an ‘I’m Feeling Confused’ button. There are also some highlights similar to Bing home page with info including “with so many delicious flavors available, most people still choose vanilla.”, “When there’s nothing else to look at”, etc, to make fun of Google’s home page compared to its visually attractive and functional Bing home page. You try it out here. ...

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According to latest Net Applications data compiled worldwide, Windows 8 now holds 3.31% of market share on all PCs up from its Feb numbers of 2.79%. Even this tiny number makes it the 4th largest OS installed base. Windows 7 and Windows XP holds the market with 44.73% and 38.73% respectively. Another interesting fact that was revealed was is the Window 8 Touch devices which is just over 0.12%. OEMs need to step up their work to make consumers aware of Windows 8 and its touch features. Source: NetApplications ...

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Lots of new Xbox games were announced at GDC that is coming to Windows Store soon. The list included Bejeweled LIVE, Samurai vs. Zombies, Temple Run Brave and more. Some of them are already available in Windows Store for download. Check them out below. Bejeweled from PopCap – $4.99: Discover all-new ways to match three gems in this beloved puzzle game. Enjoy the action in three game modes: play Classic Bejeweled for cascades of puzzle fun, Diamond Mine for a jeweled gem-blasting challenge or save butterflies from a hungry spider. Bejeweled LIVE takes special advantage of Windows 8 features such as showing your game status updates on the Start screen with the Bejeweled LIVE live tile, play Bejeweled in Snap mode and check out your friends’ scores on Xbox LIVE. Earn flashy Bejeweled badges and Xbox achievements to prove your multifaceted skills! Samurai vs. Zombies from Glu – Free:   Be ...

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In addition to the Xbox LIVE Spring Sale 2013 that started March 26th, Microsoft announced yesterday about the one-day sale that will happen on Monday, April 1st. You can find the following games on sale.   Spring Sale Original  Sale Price Savings Assassin’s Creed 3 Season Pass  2400 1600 33% Battlefield 3 Aftermath 1200 600 50% Fallout 3 : Point Lookout 800 200 75% Fallout 3: Mothership Zeta 800 200 75% Fallout 3: Broken Steel 800 200 75% Fallout 3: The Pitt 800 200 75% Fallout 3: Operation Anchorage 800 200 75% Dishonored – Dunwall City Trials 400 160 60% The Amazing Spider-Man GonD $49.99 $19.99 60% The above sale prices won’t be available until Monday. Source: Major Nelson ...

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Skype for Windows 8 app got updated to v1.6 with one of the most requested feature contact blocking support and performance improvements. Contact blocking With this update, we wanted to give our users higher control over who can contact them by adding the ability to block contacts. To block a contact, select the person’s name to open up the chat window. Bring up the command bar by swiping at the top or bottom of your screen (or right click), and select block. You may also choose whether you want to remove or report the contact request as spam This new update also brings in performance improvements such as improved loading speed and reliability across the application. As a result, contacts load speed should now be a lot faster. Find the update in the Windows Store. Source: Skype ...

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Irvine, CA — March 29, 2013 — VIZIO announced today the pricing and availability of its spring 2013 line-up of Windows 8 PCs, equipped with 10-finger capacitive touch displays on every new model and supported by outstanding picture quality and rich audio. With select models now available for pre-order at VIZIO.com and on sale at MicrosoftStore.com, each Thin + Light and All-in-One model offers seamless touchscreen technology, powerful performance and premium entertainment enhancements for the ideal interactive Windows 8 experience. Offering the top-of-the-line quad-core processors from both AMD (A10 APU) and Intel® (Core™ i7), the VIZIO Touch PC line-up boasts optimal performance in an exquisitely designed, premium PC. Highlighted by 15.6” Full HD (starting at $1,189.99) and 14” HD+ (starting at $1,089.99) screen sizes, VIZIO’s Thin + Light Touch models showcase an ultra-thin profile, multi-gesture touchscreen and increased battery capacity. A standard voltage quad-core processor enables the Thin + Light ...

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In a Windows Certification Newsletter, Microsoft announced that they are reducing the minimum resolution requirement to 1024 x 768 at a depth of 32 bits across all Windows 8 system form factors. Microsoft believes that this change will  enable OEM partners to develop more cheaper and smaller form factor devices. However, this new resolution will disable snap feature in Windows 8 PCs which Microsoft is asking OEMs to inform customers. The lower resolution would disable snap, a feature that allows two Windows Store apps to be viewed simultaneously side by side. To avoid potential consumer disappointment, OEMs need to disclose the loss of snap. To achieve certification with a sub-1366 x 768 panel, OEMs must explain how they will provide appropriate, clear, and conspicuous disclaimers that customers can see before they buy their PCs. For example, OEMs may use ads, websites, packaging, and/or point-of-purchase materials. This disclaimer must disclose that the system doesn’t ...

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LastPass app for Windows 8/RT devices today got updated in Windows Store with no.of improvements like the support for form fill profiles, etc,. New features in this version, Form Fill profiles are now supported, so you can fill shipping and billing forms in a few easy clicks. Identities are now supported, so if you prefer to keep your work and personal data separate, or share the same account with someone, you’ll be able to easily toggle between sets of data in the LastPass app. Account recovery is now supported using the locally-stored, encrypted OTP. The “forgot password” email can be sent directly from the app. Improvements to the user interface, with an even slicker look and feel. Download it from Windows Store. Source: LastPass ...

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