Over the weekend, Microsoft Bing team released the new SNIPP3T, a new iOS app powered by Bing that lets users stay up-to-date on their favorite celebrities. Today, Next At Microsoft profiled the launch of this app talking to the people behind this new app. Here is the summary of it, The idea of this app came from Donald Soon, Program Manager for Microsoft when he was came to know that Bing exceled in celebrity news searches over Google. To take advantage of this, they came up with this idea of building an app based on Bing data. Why a mobile app instead of new celebrity news section on Bing? According to Emma Williams, General Manager of Bing Studios, it’s because apps are how the vast majority of smartphone users prefer to get their information. “Users spend 86 percent of their time in apps on mobile devices, and only 14 percent in web browsers,” ...

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Microsoft has quietly released a new celebrity news app called SNIPP3T in Apple App Store. The surprising part is that Microsoft is releasing it for iPhone users before their own Windows Phone platform. Description: SNIPP3T (pronounced “Snippet”) is a Celebrity News app that snips everything you want to know about your favorite celebrities from all over the web and puts it in one place. •Subscribe to your favorite celebrity with one click, and the hottest stories about them will show up in your personalized stream of headlines. •Tap on a celebrity to view their detailed profiles and explore a timeline of news stories surrounding them. You can also tap into a news story to get all relevant story content (news articles, photos, videos, and social mentions) in one place. •Share your thoughts about the latest news with other fans of your favorite celebrities Download it here from App Store for ...

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Jeopardy! is a popular American television game show, it features quiz competition in which contestants are presented with general knowledge clues in the form of answers, and must phrase their responses in question form. They have released their official app for Windows 8/RT devices in Windows Store. Description: Is watching Jeopardy! part of your nightly routine? Ever caught yourself shouting responses at the TV and wishing that you were standing at the podium? Now is your chance with the Jeopardy! app. Test your knowledge with thousands of clues collected from the show’s very own writers. Hear Johnny Gilbert’s famous Jeopardy! introduction, step up to the podium and get ready for categories ranging from sports and popular culture to travel, world history and much more. Customize your own avatar in-game and use the interactive touch screen to write your name on the podium. Play in single player mode or challenge your family ...

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Autohosted Apps was a preview program to determine how best to provide a seamless deployment experience for creating apps for SharePoint. Back in May, Microsoft notified that this program would end on June 16, 2014 and developers would not be able to create new autohosted apps in SharePoint. Since developers can no longer install autohosted apps in SharePoint Online, the capability to create autohosted apps and deploy them into the production SharePoint Online site has been removed from the Office Developer Tools in the Visual Studio 2013 update 3, released August 4,2014. If you have already hosted some apps, it will work as it as until Microsoft notifies about it again. If you are currently using autohosted preview apps in a production environment, we recommend that you follow this step-by-step MSDN article on how to transition autohosted preview apps to provider-hosted apps, the new model we’re improving. If you want to just pull ...

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Yelp, a leading local search provider today announced a new feature for their iOS app called automated review translation. The reviews will be automatically translated into your native language so that you can discover recommendations straight from the local experts themselves, no matter what language they speak. Yelp app is using Microsoft’s Bing Translator to translate foreign language reviews. Although machine-translation is not perfect, it’s a fantastic resource for understanding the overall meaning and context of a review that would otherwise be unavailable to a Yelper who does not speak that language. Use this feature to get a general idea of a reviewer’s experience, but understand that some details may be lost in translation. Yelp has always given both locals and travelers alike the ability to find the best hidden gems through the knowledge of the Yelp global community, and mobile review translation makes that even easier. This tool also gives local ...

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You can now stream all 2014 NFL Preseason games on your Windows 8/RT devices using this new app. You can watch entire NFL games from snap to whistle in approximately 30 minutes, view scores from around the league (Includes the option to turn scores on and off), full box scores of archived games and stats for your favorite NFL players and more. It requires a paid subscription to NFL Preseason Live. Description: Can’t get enough football? Watch every NFL Preseason game live† or on demand in HD with a subscription to NFL Preseason Live. Tune in to see football games from every team for the 2014 Preseason not available anywhere else. All from your Windows Surface. With NFL Preseason Live, you can follow your favorite team(s) and catch all the excitement with features such as: – Live and On-Demand Football Games: Stream all 2014 NFL Preseason games – Condensed Games: ...

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Following the release of OneNote apps for Kindle Fire and Fire phone by Office team, OneDrive today announced the availability of OneDrive apps for both these devices. With this new OneDrive app, users can store, view, and share their favorite photos and important documents right from their phone or tablet. OneDrive is now available everywhere from PCs to Macs, Android, iOS and Windows phones and tablets, and now on your Kindle Fire and Fire phone. OneDrive (formerly SkyDrive) is the one place for everything in your life. Easily store and share photos, videos, documents, and more. When you upload files from your Android device to OneDrive, you can get to them when you’re on your PC, Mac, tablet, or phone. With OneDrive for Android, you can easily get to, manage, and share files on the go: • Browse all your OneDrive files and files shared with you • Share files by ...

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STARZ Play app is now available for Xbox One and Xbox 360 users. It works both with the Xbox controller Kinect. If you’re an Xbox One owner, you can rack up some of those media achievement. STARZ Play gives you plenty of opportunities to add more media achievements to your collection. Plus enjoying family movie night is easy by tuning into the STARZ Play Top Hits channel on your Xbox OneGuide. STARZ Play makes it easy – and enjoyable – to binge watch complete seasons of recent STARZ originals including “Power,” “Black Sails” and “Da Vinci’s Demons”. And enjoy today the first episode of the eagerly-anticipated new STARZ Original series, “Outlander” or binge through many as the great programming gets added each and every week. Simply hit “play” and let the episodes roll, one after the other, for hours and hours. And for the multitaskers out there, just snap STARZ Play to ...

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Red Stripe deals for this week is now live in Windows Store. It includes games like “Mystery Case Files: Return to Ravenhearst”, Rabbids Big Bang and more. In “Mystery Case Files: Return to Ravenhearst,” Big Fish Games Studios takes you deep inside a cursed estate that features spectral halls, a new immersive adventure-style gameplay and an epic original soundtrack. Feel the floorboards creak as you move from room to room solving puzzles and seeking out clues in more than 150 detailed scenes. The game is now $2.49 in the Windows Store. “Rabbids Big Bang” (free in the Windows Store ), ($3.49 in the Windows Store), SuperPhoto ($1.99 in the Windows Store), “Motorbike” ($2.49 in the Windows Store),  Yoga Guide ($3.49 in the Windows Store.) via: FireHouse ...

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Microsoft released Office for iPad four months back and since then over 35 million users have downloaded it from App Store. Today, Microsoft has announced the next wave of updates to Office for iPad. It includes some of the popular features like Presenter View, Pivot Table interaction, Export to PDF and more. PowerPoint: With this release, you can enable Presenter View when projecting to another screen, so that you can see your notes, what’s coming next, and more. With this update you can also make your presentations more rich and interactive than ever by more easily including video and sound to help get your point across. Not only do all of your embedded videos and sound recordings now play right from PowerPoint for iPad, but you can insert video directly from your Camera Roll as well. This allows you to quickly record, embed, and present interactive content more quickly than ...

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Microsoft today announced that Syfy Now for Xbox One is now available for Xbox Live members in the U.S. This TV Everywhere app is loaded with content from all your favorite Syfy shows, and by using your cable or satellite subscriber credentials, you can watch full episodes of most shows for free the day after they air. That means you can see episodes of current shows like “Defiance,” “Dominion,” “Face Off” and “The Wil Wheaton Project” whenever you want in full HD on your Xbox One. Also, starting today, you can watch both “Sharknado” and “Sharknado 2: The Second One” in the app for a limited time. Syfy Now is more than just full episodes and movies, though. We’ve got hundreds of clips available – everything from last week’s “Defiance” panel at San Diego Comic-Con to an inside look at each week’s episode of “Dominion” featuring the show’s creators. Finding content ...

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Runtastic has released their PushUps PRO, SitUps PRO And Squats PRO app in Windows Store for Windows 8/RT devices. PushUps Pro: Your personal push-up trainer that helps you reach your exercise and strength training goals with an efficient, easy-to-follow plan. Think it can’t be that easy? Let Runtastic show you otherwise! With the Runtastic Push-Ups PRO App, you can achieve your fitness goals with the guidance of trained professionals. You will be motivated to workout harder, strengthen your muscles, and you will have fun in the process!  Unique recognition of your push ups: The recognition of your push ups is done automatically by touching the screen with your nose. Features: Three levels of sport science training plans with a goal of 100 push-ups Count of completed push ups by touching the screen with the nose Automatic countdown timer for your break between sets Voice Coach Personal records and exercise statistics ...

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Following the launch of Now TV on PS4 last week, Sky has released their Now TV app for Xbox One users. The addition of Xbox One to the NOW TV device line-up gives customers yet another great way to get the popular contract-free streaming service. NOW TV offers a flexible way to watch the latest blockbuster movies, live action from all Sky Sports channels and must-see shows on 12 of the best pay TV channels including Sky 1, Sky Atlantic, Sky Living and recently added Nickelodeon and Nick Jr. With the NOW TV Entertainment Month Pass customers can see the hottest shows around for £4.99 a month. In August they can enjoy Silicon Valley (Sky Atlantic), Geordie Shore (MTV), Got To Dance (Sky 1) and Nikita (Sky Living).  Plus watch the first two seasons of the number 1 US network drama, Scandal (Sky Living), before brand new season 3 premieres ...

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Nokia today updated the HERE Maps for Windows 8.1 app with new features and the app is now available globally. Check out the list of new features in this release apart from under the hood improvements. Manual Positioning: You can now manually set your location under settings menu. You can switch between Automatic and Manual positioning modes. Nokia has redesigned the City pages to bring more relevant and more exploration to the foreground. You can explore cities in the new City page and see detailed weather forecast. You can now change your route plans by selecting/de-selecting modes of transport to avoid Ferries, etc,. You can also add waypoints to your route. Download it here from Windows Store for free. ...

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Microsoft OneNote team is on a roll! Following the OneNote update for Android and Mac, they have updated the OneNote for iPhone app as well. OneNote for iPhone app now includes support for inserting different types of files inside your notes, support for password protected notebook sections, PDF printing support and more. Find the full list of features below. What’s New in Version 2.3: •Insert Files – You asked, we listened. Now you can insert files into your notes, open them with a double-tap, and easily share them using AirDrop. •Protected Sections – Now you can lock or unlock password-protected sections created in OneNote for Windows. •PDF Printouts – Add a PDF printout to any notebook page, then add your own notes. •Organize Notebooks – Now you can move and reorder sections, and move pages anywhere you want in OneNote. •Formatted Text – Copy and paste formatted text between application ...

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Microsoft today updated OneNote for Mac with several new features and improvements. Microsoft has added support to create, open, edit, and sync OneDrive for Business notebooks alongside personal OneDrive notebooks in the OneNote client. Find the full list of new features below. What’s New in Version 15.1: •Print – Need to print your notes or a to-do list? Now you can with OneNote for Mac! You can also save your notes as a PDF. •Drag and Drop – Drag pictures from websites or other places on your Mac and drop them directly into your notes. •Formatted Text – We’ve added the ability to copy and paste formatted text between applications. Whether it’s an article from the web or a document in Word, any content you paste into OneNote will look great! •Format Painter – Use Format Painter to quickly copy the format of text in one part of your notes and apply ...

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