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If you are a fan of Microsoft Research work, then this is a great app for you. Microsoft Research Video Library app allows you to watch no.of videos of MSR which includes lectures, keynotes, presentations from researchers, academics, and scientists. Description: The Microsoft Research Video Library app for Windows 8 enables you to watch selected videos from Microsoft Research. These videos comprise a unique set of lectures in the fields of science, computer science, education, and scholarly communication. The lectures present noteworthy — and often provocative — work by leading researchers, academics, and scientists. They also present seminal work by some of the foremost thinkers in their respective fields, such as Richard Feynman, whose Messenger Lectures are available exclusively in this app. Features: Browse or search the collections of videos Add videos to your watchlist Smooth Streaming technology ensures the video plays at the best quality possible at the available ...

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According to Liveside, Microsoft is working on a web-based text file editor for SkyDrive.com on “Monaco” – a web-based Visual Studio code editor. Here is the description about upcoming editor from Liveside, LiveSide has learnt that the online text file editor on SkyDrive.com is based on “Monaco” – a web-based Visual Studio code editor. The “Monaco” editor was first used by Microsoft on the TypeScript Playground – which allowed developers to test their code within the web browser. The editor featured line count, contextual syntax highlighting, as well as find and replace functionality with regular expression, and we understand some of these may make its way to SkyDrive.com’s text editor. We also understand that SkyDrive.com’s text editor will enable versioning, including the ability to compare changes between versions of text files, as well as the ability to revert to an older version. It is also rumored that Monaco is the ...

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Microsoft has updated their Xbox Music app for Windows Store with the ability to give free listening a try without having to sign-in ,access search from within the app, bug fixes and other UI enhancements. Today’s update to the Music app brings an in-app search button at the top right that allows you to search directly within the app for music on your PC, or in the Xbox Music catalog. The Music app will also now let you try Xbox Music’s free ad-supported streaming service by allowing you to listen to up to 15 songs without having to sign in. Remember, after you sign in to the Music app on your Windows PC or tablet, you can stream millions of songs for free* (with ads) with Xbox Music. You can search for any artist, song, or full album and instantly play whatever you want. And with Radio, previously known as SmartDJ, you can ...

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Samsung today announced ATIV Tab 3, the world’s thinnest Windows tablet. A tablet with the power of a PC, the ATIV Tab 3 makes personal computing more mobile than ever. The tablet is the world’s thinnest Windows 8 tablet – as thin as popular smartphones – and shares the premium design of the GALAXY series. It is also ideal for both creativity and productivity with improved S Pen functionality, including high level pen display and S Pen compatibility with MS Office. Ultimate Mobility: The ATIV Tab 3 is the perfect device for on-the-go users. The frame is incredibly thin and light at only 8.2 millimeters thick and 550g in weight, making it a perfect companion device for travel as well as transporting between work and home. The ATIV Tab 3 also features up to 10 hours of battery life, eliminating the need to carry a charger for most long-distance flights. ...

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Samsung today announced two new Ultrabooks named Samsung ATIV Book 9 Plus and Samsung ATIV Book 9 Lite. Both there Ultrabooks runs on Windows 8. Samsung ATIV Book 9 Plus: Its a thin aluminum uni-body device with  a 13.3inch touchscreen with QHD+ resolution of 3200×1800. It just measures 13.6mm thickness and weighs 1.39kg. It is powered by Core i5-4200U (Haswell ULT) with built-in HD 4400 graphics, 8GB of RAM and 256GB SSD. Even with all these, Samsung is claiming 12 hours battery life with this device which I think is pretty impressive. Samsung ATIV Book 9 Lite: It is slightly thicker than ATIV Book 9 Plus and built of glossy plastic. It is powered by 1.4GHz quad-core processor, 256GB SSD drive and 4GB RAM. It has 13.3 inches with the resolution of 1,366 x 768. Read more about it here. ...

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Samsung today announced a new Windows 8 convertible named ATIV Q. It runs both Windows 8 and Android and allows you to switch between them in a seamless manner. Samsung launches the ATIV Q – a truly convertible device with the ability to change modes and the power to enjoy both Windows and Android. Born of the tablet family, the ATIV Q allows users more flexibility than ever to adapt the device to fit any situation, posture or environment. Built with today’s evolving consumer lifestyles in mind and usable as a notebook or tablet, it delivers on the ATIV promise to make work more seamless and life more convenient. Enjoy Android Apps on Windows: Addressing consumers’ desire to access Android apps on a Windows-based PC, the ATIV Q allows users to experience both Windows 8 and Android (Jellybean 4.2.2) on the same device. Users will not only get access to ...

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Microsoft Research today released a new app called BLINK Cliplets for Windows 8/RT devices in Windows Store. This new BLINK Cliplets app  lets you combine and loop static and dynamic elements from short video clips. The resulting Cliplets can range from artistic to ingenious to outlandish. Description: BLINK Cliplets lets you exercise your creative talents by layering static and dynamic visual elements. Create fun and surprising results that you can share with friends or the world. Import or record short videos, and choose which parts to animate and which parts to freeze. You can then share your cliplet on Facebook, Twitter, or BLINK.so.cl, or simply save it as an animated GIF or video file. Features: •- Record or import a video •- Use touch or mouse to create animated layers •- Share your cliplet on Facebook, Twitter, or BLINK.so.cl •- Export your cliplet as an animated GIF, MP4 video, or ...

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Microsoft FUSE labs today announced a significant update for So.cl social network. It has got cool new features which you can try right away. Socl now offers a set of simple, fun “create experiences” that make it even easier to express and share ideas with people worldwide – from rich visual collages to short animated media and memes, there’s even more ways to create, collect and share stuff you love – on Socl, and other social networks. Picotale Part “meme-generator,” part game, Picotales are little stories made by overlaying text on an image. BLINK Currently available for Windows devices, BLINK apps provide ways to capture, create and share short dynamic media using Windows 8 or Windows Phone 8. Collage - now with upload! Collage, Socl’s “go to” create experience now includes image upload…collages are comprised of images, links and videos found on the web or uploaded to Socl. Video Party ...

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We recently came across couple of reports about Microsoft’s reorganization plan in the near future. Bloomberg reported the following info on the reorganization plan with Microsoft creating four major divisions. One idea under consideration by Ballmer would create four divisions: an enterprise business led by Nadella; a hardware unit overseen by Mattrick; an applications and services division under Lu; and an operating-systems group jointly led by Terry Myerson, Windows phone chief, and Julie Larson-Green, head of Windows engineering, said one person. Bates would also be given a significant role, said the person. Today, @MSFTNerd posted a rumor about this upcoming re0rganization at Microsoft. Here is the list of divisions and their heads. Windows Engineering – Jon DeVaan Online Services – Qi Lu Hardware and Partner Operations – Michael Anguilo Microsoft Studios – Don Mattrick Business Platform – Tony Bates Microsoft Apps – Julie Larson-Green Developer Tools – Scott Guthrie Microsoft ...

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Microsoft is planning to offer Surface RT 32GB tablet for just $199 for schools and universities. Microsoft is planning to make this announcement official later this month and the offer details got leaked today. Microsoft is pleased to offer special pricing on Surface RT directly to schools and universities for a limited time between June 17, 2013 and August 31, 2013. Our mission in education is to help schools and universities, students and educators realize their full potential. One way we do this is by offering software, hardware and services at affordable prices to education institutions. Surface RT is a terrific tool for teaching and learning and we want students and educators to have the best technology on the market today. There are three SKUs available to make use of. Surface RT (32GB) – $199 USD (Estimated Retail Price is $499) Surface RT (32GB) with Touch Keyboard Cover – $249 ...

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Microsoft Outlook team today announced that they are discontinuing the Linked Accounts feature in Outlook.com. Linked Accounts provided a way to quickly switch between different accounts each with their own email address and this will be replaced by Mail forwarding and aliases support.   We believe that aliases provide a more robust and secure capability for managing multiple email addresses. You can send and receive email from different addresses and keep it all organized the way you like.  And all of this is tied to a single Microsoft account that has your latest and most up-to-date security info. A couple years ago, we began the process of delinking linked accounts and encouraging people to move to aliases. We got good feedback about some issues, and have been hard at work fixing these gaps. To give you a smoother transition, we’ve added two new features: Mail forwarding – you can now forward ...

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Microsoft Skype today announced that the video messaging feature which was in beta period so far has now graduated into final version. Skype video messaging is now a free feature in Skype for Windows desktop, Skype for Windows 8, Skype for Mac, Skype for iPhone, Skype for iPad, Skype for Android and Skype for BlackBerry. Yes, not yet available for Windows Phone devices yet! With Skype video messaging, you can now record and share a personal video message when the other person is not available. They can be able to view your video message as soon as they sign into Skype. Recording a Skype Video Message is simple: •First, tap the “video message” button. •Next, tap the record button to capture your video message. •You can record a message of up to three minutes, which can be previewed prior to sending. If you’d like to, you can delete and re-record ...

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With the upcoming Windows 8.1 update, Microsoft is planning to update the Windows Store with completely new design. The new Windows Store has a new simple layout that lets you to browse through all the apps in the store. When you open the store, you will be greeted by a huge staff pick app on the left and ‘Picks for you’ section on the right of it. From there, you will be able to dig into the Store based on categories, search, etc,. Also you can see the new Windows Store in action from one of the leaked Windows 8.1 builds in the video above. Another major change you will notice is the new individual app page which you can see below. It also now features related app section and more. via:  Bavo ...

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Amazon Kindle app for Windows 8/RT devices just got a major update with new features. It has got a new redesigned in-book navigation, home screen and more. Check out the list of new features below. New Features: New! Search inside the book New! Redesigned home screen New! Sample recommended books New! Redesigned in-book navigation New! Easier bookmarking New! Redesigned Notes and Bookmarks with filtering New! Live Tile displays the book you’re reading Updated! View options menu Updated! Library and search views Download it here from Windows Store for free. ...

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Microsoft is planning to update its core apps for Windows 8/RT devices along with the release of Windows 8.1. Weather app is also getting such update with support for larger live tile sizes, introductory video and more. Watch them it action in the video above. Local Weather – Quickly access 10-day and hourly forecasts, forecasts from multiple trusted providers, and historical weather averages. Day Drill Down – View each day’s forecast in detail with the day drill down feature, including day and night forecast and historical information. Places – Conveniently track current weather in the locations you care about most. World Weather – Browse current weather conditions for cities all over the world. Maps – Go deep in detail with radar, temperature, precipitation, cloud and satellite maps. See the weather in ski resorts around the world with snow forecasts, ski trail maps, ski deals & news, web cams and 360 ...

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Microsoft is planning to update its core apps for Windows 8/RT devices along with the release of Windows 8.1. One of those apps which will get major redesign seems to be Xbox Music app. The upcoming redesign of Xbox Music app for Windows 8.1 got leaked today and you can seen them above. Putting Radio up the front is a great move from Xbox Music team as Apple has just recently announced their iTunes Radio service which offers similar features. Source: Bavo ...

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