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Pradeep, a Computer Science & Engineering graduate.

Back in April, Microsoft announced the availability of Bing Knowledge Widget. The JavaScript-based widget for webmasters that detects and visualizes entities on the webpage and displays rich information about the entity.  A visitor to your site need simply hover over the objects you’ve selected in the backend to see the widget come to life along the right-hand side of the screen, showcasing content related to each entity, directly from Bing’s knowledge repository. But then, webmasters have to add the embed code to thousands of pages to enhance their websites with the rich entity information from the Bing Knowledge system. Now, you can manage them from a single place in the cloud. Today, we are taking the next step and are making it even easier for webmasters to put Bing Knowledge to work on their sites by integrating the functionality to do so into Bing Webmaster Tools. Now, you can easily manage multiple Bing Knowledge Widgets ...

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Epicurious released their official Windows Store app last year and it was good. Today, they released an completely reengineered universal app for Windows with new features and fresh UI. Epicurious is a popular cooking resource and had over 10 million downloads. Features: A whole new look and completely reengineered—it’s even faster, friendlier, and more fun to search. A free recipe box: all your recipes—from anywhere on the Web—saved and searchable in one place. Manage all your recipes and shopping lists from any of your Windows devices, phone, tablet and PC. No more smudge-y screens: Voice-activated commands let you follow recipes while keeping your hands free for cooking. Search more than 30,000 editorially tested and member-rated recipes. Get inspired browsing new categories like Chocolate Desserts, Kid-Friendly Mains, Gluten-Free, Stir-Fry Suppers, Low-Carb Mains, Healthy Dinners, and Hearty Sandwiches. The only app resource for recipes from the editors of Epicurious and Gourmet magazine, plus ...

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Along with the release of Windows Phone 8 version of this game, Gameloft has also released Heroes of Order & Chaos – Multiplayer Online Battle game in Windows Store. It is available for both Windows RT and Windows 8 PCs. Description: Team up and fight with your friends in the first Multiplayer Online Battle Arena (MOBA) for mobile devices! Gather your teammates, strengthen your Heroes and wipe out the enemy base in thrilling, addictive and fast-paced games. In Sinskaald Rift, a mysterious region of Haradon, immortal warriors have been fighting for centuries. They are known as the Heroes of Order & Chaos! » An exceptionally rich and addictive game « • Choose between 40+ unique and varied Heroes, from melee bruisers to devastating wizards • Play for free with different characters, and enjoy a changing rotation of free Heroes • Develop and upgrade your skills and equipment throughout the game to overpower your ...

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Lifetime is an American cable and satellite television channel that is part of A+E Networks, which is jointly owned by the Hearst Corporation and The Walt Disney Company. Similar to Oxygen and We TV, the channel features programming that is geared toward women or features women in lead roles. Official A&E app is also available in Store, check it out here. App Description: Devious Maids. Dance Moms. Project Runway. Now you can watch your favorite Lifetime shows and movies wherever and whenever you want, right on your Windows device.The Lifetime app gives you full access to all the reality, drama and movies Lifetime has to offer. New full episodes and movies, plus behind-the-scenes and preview clips, are added every day! PLEASE NOTE: LIFETIME CONTENT IS ONLY AVAILABLE TO STREAM IN THE UNITED STATES. The Lifetime app features: ** Full episodes and clips of your favorite Lifetime series, including Project Runway, ...

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Skype today announced that they are going to retire the older versions(6.13 and below) of Skype for desktop soon. Same is the case for Skype for Mac (6.14 and below). Microsoft is planning to do it over the next few months as they are trying to improve Skype with latest features which are built upon recent Skype client. From now, they will be focusing their efforts on bringing the latest and greatest to the most recent versions of Skype. What are the benefits of the latest version? You’ll be able to enjoy lots of great improvements. Some highlights: Sending and receiving instant messages when your contacts are offline Viewing consistent and complete chat history across multiple devices Syncing read/unread status on all messages across devices What do I need to do if I’m using an older version? Don’t panic – whether you’re using Skype for Windows desktop or Skype for Mac, you ...

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EA has started a brand new program on Origin called Origin Game Time. It allows you to play a full game for free as long as there’s time on your Game Time clock. To kick off this program, they have chosen Titanfall. This weekend you can download Titanfall and play for free for two days straight. If you loved the game after playing during Origin Game Time and want to continue? You can purchase Titanfall and continue the game where you left off as your Titanfall progress is saved. We’re launching Origin Game Time for Titanfall across the world over the next several hours, so if you don’t see it available yet in your territory, you will soon. Origin Game Time games will appear on our Free Games page when they’re available to download. Haven’t felt the thrill of dropping an 18-foot tall metallic beast on your opponent? What about the rush of leaping from wall to ...

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Along with the announcement about the availability of Surface Pro 3 in additional 26 markets, Microsoft today confirmed that Docking Station for Surface Pro 3 will be shipping from August 15th. Docking Station is available for pre-order from Microsoft Store today. Docking Station features: Instant office Just click your Surface Pro 3 into the dock and go from tablet to full desktop PC in an instant. With an Ethernet port, Mini DisplayPort, and five USB ports (three USB 3.0, two USB 2.0) you can easily connect an HD monitor, wired network connection, audio system, full-size keyboard, mouse, printer, and more. Video output Extend your display to a larger screen. The mini DisplayPort connection delivers high-definition video resolution of up to 3840 x 2600 DPI. Five USB ports Boasting five USB ports (three USB 3.0 and two USB 2.0), you can transfer large files to an external drive, plug in a ...

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Microsoft previously announced that Intel Core i3 and Core i7 versions of Surface Pro 3 would be shipping “in August.“ Panos Panay today said “Thanks to some great work by our team, I can confirm that, in this case, “in August” means August 1, which is when these versions will arrive in stores and at commercial resellers in Canada and the US.” Also Surface Pro 3 will be made available by end of August in 26 additional markets. By the end of August 2014, Intel® Core™i3, i5, and i7 versions of Surface Pro 3, as well as select new accessories, will become available for purchase in 26 additional markets: Australia, Austria, Belgium, 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 and the United Kingdom. If you don’t own a Surface Pro 3 yet, ...

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We recently posted about Surface Pro 3 user guide available for download to users. In the user guide, Microsoft has accidentally confirmed the existence of Surface Mini tablet. In some places, Microsoft has mentioned Surface Mini instead of Surface Pro 3. For example, take a look at the Using OneNote with Surface Pen section. In another section, it was mentioned as “You’ll pair your new pen with Surface Mini a little later during setup”. Microsoft was expected to announce a Surface Mini device at an press event on May 20th. But, it never happened as Microsoft chose to announce only the Surface Pro 3 device. Later we reported that Microsoft decided to delay it for some reasons. According to Bloomberg, Microsoft was not confident that the product offered enough differentiation from the competitors to release in the market. Microsoft didn’t want to do the same mistake it did with Surface RT. ...

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On the launch day of Microsoft Surface Pro 3, N-Trig has released their updated Wintab drivers for Microsoft Surface Pro 3 devices. The R16 version will be available for download soon. N-trig is constantly working on improving the user experience and adding support for additional features and programs. Our DuoSense Pen is fully compatible with Microsoft HID reports and any application that support the windows pen API should work without any issues. There are some programs that do not support the standard Microsoft HID reports. For these programs N-trig released its Wintab middleware software in both 32-bit and 64-bit versions. The N-trig’s Wintab middleware is compatible with all of Windows-based devices powered by N-trig’s pen and touch technology, this driver was fully tested with all relevant Wintab test applications. The following list includes applications that were tested and are compatible with N-trig’s Wintab driver: Anime Studio Debut 9.5 Version 9.5 ...

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Just in time for the Surface Pro 3 launch today, Microsoft has released the user guide for the device. The user guide includes all the basic information a Surface Pro 3 user might need. It includes the following topics, Meet Surface Pro 3 Setup Surface Pro 3 and Surface Pen The Basics Get Started Get to know Surface Pro 3 Use Apps and Programs Search, Share and Settings Accounts and Sign in Install Apps and Programs Personalize your Surface Connect Devices Storage Files and Backup Networking Built-in Apps Additional Info you should know Accessories Care and Cleaning Download it here from Microsoft. If you don’t own a Surface Pro 3 yet, order it from Microsoft Store today.   ...

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Microsoft Mobile division’s official blog today posted a teaser with the following text, Summer brings out our inner glow… …stay tuned to Conversations to find out what we’ve got in store. Since the teaser is in green and Nokia has always associated green color with Android/Nokia X series in the past, we can expect a new Nokia X series device on Monday. As per the previous leaks, the Nokia X2 Android device will feature Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 processor, 1GB RAM and 4GB internal storage. The device also scored an AnTuTu benchmarking score of 11827. Also, Microsoft is reportedly fixing the glaring UX flaw in the X series devices. Currently, Nokia X devices only have a back button on the front. As most of the Android users are used to having a home screen button on the front are finding it difficult to use the device. As per the report, Microsoft ...

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Quentin Clark who was a Corporate Vice President in Data Platform Group at Microsoft has moved over to a new position within Microsoft. He has joined Microsoft Business Solutions, the group which has Microsoft Dynamics ERP and CRM, as the new Corporate Vice President of Strategy. As a CVP, Clark joins the upper level of Microsoft Dynamics managers reporting to MBS executive vice president Kirill Tatarinov. Other CVPs in Tatarinov’s organization include Hal Howard (Dynamics ERP), Bob Stutz (Dynamics CRM), Neil Holloway (MBS Sales and Operations), and Wayne Morris (MBS Solutions Marketing). Another notable senior member of the team is Mike Ehrenberg, a Microsoft technical fellow and CTO for MBS. About Quentin Clark previous work at Microsoft, As corporate vice president of program management for Microsoft SQL Server, Quentin Clark oversees the design and delivery of the entire family of SQL Server products. Leading a team of technical engineers, his responsibilities ...

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Viggle is an Entertainment Rewards Platform that allows users to gain points for engaging with the entertainment they love. Presently, that includes awarding points to users for watching and interacting with their favorite TV shows and listening to music. Viggle app in Windows Store rewards you for watching TV and discovering music. Hold your device up to TV or music to check in and start earning Viggle Points. Redeem your points for song downloads, electronics, gift cards and more. Features: Check into ANY TV or match ANY music to earn Viggle Points – Check into featured shows and songs for 2X, 5X, 10X points Play along to shows and sports to score even more points Access exclusive celebrity content with Wetpaint original videos Set custom reminders so you never miss a show Get tracks easily with points at Viggle Store Choose from other rewards like movie tickets and gift cards ...

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A&E, is an American cable and satellite television channel that serves as the flagship television property of A+E Networks, a joint venture between the Hearst Corporation and Disney–ABC Television Group. It has popular shows like Duck Dynasty, Storage Wars and more. Their official app allows you to enjoy these shows on your Windows device. App Description: Watch the latest season of Shipping Wars and hours of Duck Dynasty, Storage Wars, and The First 48! Now you can watch your favorite A&E shows wherever and whenever you want, right on your Windows device. The A&E app is a great new way to access full episodes and clips from all that A&E has. New content is added all the time. PLEASE NOTE: A&E CONTENT IS ONLY AVAILABLE TO STREAM IN THE UNITED STATES. The A&E app lets you: •Watch full episodes and clips of your favorite A&E series including Duck Dynasty, Storage Wars, ...

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Microsoft Store is now taking the orders for the new Surface Pro 3 device. You can now only order 128GB / Intel i5 and 256GB / Intel i5 models and the item will ship by 6/30. However, you can pre-order all other SKUs and it will be shipping by 8/1/2014. Order them before it goes out of stock. Find the links below. Surface Pro 3 Estimated retail price (USD) Intel® Core™ i3, 64 GB and 4 GB of RAM $799 Intel® Core™ i5, 128 GB and 4 GB of RAM $999 Intel® Core™ i5, 256 GB and 8 GB of RAM $1,299 Intel® Core™ i7, 256 GB and 8 GB of RAM $1,549 Intel® Core™ i7, 512 GB and 8 GB of RAM $1,949 All the Surface Pro 3 units will come with 12″ ClearType Full HD Plus Display with 2160 x 1440 multi-touch display as well. You can find the detailed specs and other things here ...

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