Along with the improvements related to technical search terms in Bing, Microsoft today announced improvements to searches related to software download. As we all know, people rely on search engines to download the software they need. When people try to download software from the web, the look at the following factors, Cost: Free or paid? Download Site: Official or verified site to download Reviews : Rating of the software Related: Are there any similar products which might be better? Safety: Risk of malicious software Based on these factors, Bing team has developed a search results page which will look like the above. In the example above, we were searching for “Audacity” which is a sound recording and editing tool. As you can see, the entity pane provides pertinent information like: Quick description about the product including the official logo. Cost information is provided right at the top Official as well as trusted download ...

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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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Microsoft Studios has released the Tentacles: Enter the Mind game in Windows Store for Windows 8/RT devices. Description: Play as the adorable and fantastical creature, Lemmy, and tap or click your way through the layers of Dr. Phluff’s outrageously bizarre mind. Dispatch enemies, collect eyes and secret eggs, gain powers and abilities, and play against your friends. And when you get to the end: survive as long as you can. The Doctor has gone mad from the creatures and only you and Lemmy can save him! Tentacles is back — bigger, weirder and 3D! The good old Dr. Phluff has returned, but his mental health is not what it used to be. The cute ideas he so dearly adores are taking over his mind, but fear not. His subconscious has a plan. You are invited into the mind of the mad professor for an all-you-can-eat eyeball buffet. Explore the many ...

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Microsoft today announced that they releasing an update to the Office 365 API Tool for Visual Studio 2013, which includes Office 365 API client libraries for .NET applications and JavaScript for multi-device hybrid applications. This update brings in some changes based on feedback and bug fixes since the previous release. When you open the tool for the first time to add Office 365 APIs to your project, the Register your app link makes it explicit that you are registering a new application in Microsoft Azure Active Directory (AAD). With today’s update, you can now associate your Windows Phone 8.1 project with an Azure Active Directory application using the Office 365 API tool. The tool now logs messages in the Visual Studio output window so you can see what changes are made once you add Office 365 services to your project. With the latest tooling update, you can specify Redirect URIs directly in ...

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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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Microsoft developer and tools division today announced several new releases for developers around the world. The most notable ones are the Visual Studio 2013 Update 3 and  Azure SDK 2.4. Find the list of releases below, Visual Studio 2013 Update 3 a feature-filled update for all Visual Studio 2013 users. Azure SDK 2.4 an updated SDK of Azure tools for Visual Studio developers to take advantage of the cloud for infrastructure, platform, and dev/test services. Windows Phone 8.1 Update including new emulators to help developers test their apps on the latest Windows Phone 8.1 release. Multi-Device Hybrid Apps CTP 2.0 and update preview release of tools for Visual Studio for building iOS, Android and Windows apps with HTML and JavaScript using the Apache Cordova™ framework. The updated CTP2 of the Multi-Device Hybrid Apps tools includes includes support for developers on Windows 7 desktops, debugging support for Android <4.4 and across-the-board quality, reliability and performance ...

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Microsoft released Windows 8.1 Update few months back. Windows 8.1 Update included lots of improvements for keyboard and mouse users. It also enabled new low-end hardware to be built by OEMs on top of Windows. With the recent reports, we already know that Microsoft is working on the second update for Windows 8.1. So far, we referred it as ‘Windows 8.1 Update 2′. Today, Windows IT Pro reported few information on this update based on their sources. Here is the summary of them, Windows 8.1 Update 2 will be just called August update. It will not be released separately, instead it will be released as part of the August Patch Tuesday update. It will be a standalone patch. So, you need to have Update 1 installed to install this August update. It will not be a mandatory update like Update 1. Users will continue to receive other updates even when they ...

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New numbers from Net Applications for the month of July show growing OS market share for Windows 7 while Windows 8/8.1 8 saw a slight decline. Windows 7 continues to dominate at the top with the OS now over 51.22% marketshare, up from 50.55 percent in June. Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 combined is now at 12.48% down from 12.54% last month. Windows XP saw a slight decrease to 24.821% down from 25.31% last month. Mac OSX currently holds a 6.64% share, while Linux holds a 1.74% share. Windows Vista holds a market share at 3.05%. Windows 8/Windows 8.1 is not getting the right momentum which Windows 7 enjoyed during its launch. As it was rumored recently, Microsoft releasing Windows 9 for free to Windows 7 users should be a great move to move hundreds of millions of users to the latest OS. via: TNW ...

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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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Titanfall: Frontier’s Edge DLC is now available for the Xbox One and PC on July 31st and for Xbox 360 soon. Frontier’s Edge, the second DLC pack for Titanfall that introduces three exciting new maps including the isolated mining outpost of Dig Site, the exclusive beach resort of Haven and the mining hub on the side of a mountain known as Export. If you have Titanfall Season Pass, you can get this content pack for free. Otherwise, you can buy it for $9.99. Watch the game play trailer above. The battle for the Frontier continues with Frontier’s Edge – the second DLC map pack for Titanfall. In desperate need of raw materials to support Titan production at their newly established base of operations, IMC forces begin probing attacks at the edge of the Frontier, striking at smaller, lightly defended settlements. Featuring three all new maps: Dig Site, Export and Haven on ...

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Last month, Google released 64-bit version of Chrome for Windows for the first time. The two brand new 64-bit Dev and Canary channels for Windows 7 and 8 users, giving a faster and more secure browsing experience. It includes several improvements in speed, security and stability: Speed: 64-bit allows us to take advantage of the latest processor and compiler optimizations, a more modern instruction set, and a calling convention that allows more function parameters to be passed quickly by registers. As a result, speed is improved, especially in graphics and multimedia content, where we see an average 25% improvement in performance. Security: With Chrome able to take advantage of the latest OS features such as High Entropy ASLR on Windows 8, security is improved on 64-bit platforms as well. Those extra bits also help us better defend against exploitation techniques such as JIT spraying, and improve the effectiveness of our existing security defense ...

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Back in February when Nokia X devices were first announced for first time, Microsoft Skype team announced a modified version of Skype for Android that will run on Nokia X devices. It provided all the basic Skype features you can expect from a Skype mobile client. Always be reachable: You can feel confident to leave Skype running in the background as we’ve designed the app to have only a very small impact on battery life. Call waiting is also available for Skype calls, and switching from a Skype call to a phone call is simple. Reach anyone, anywhere: Skype for Android complements the family of platforms on which you can enjoy Skype. Android users can connect with people they care about most on any device with Skype installed – PCs, Surface, Windows Phone, iPhones, iPads, Kindle Fires, Xbox Ones, Androids, Macs and even TVs. Make calls the way you want ...

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Zen Studios earlier this month announced that “Pinball FX2” game is coming for Xbox One on July 31, and it will be available for free. The game will feature all new graphics running at 60 frames per second and in stunning 1080p. There will be playable demos of each table so you can try before you buy. Today, they announced that game got delayed to next month. The main reason is that they are implementing a feature that will allow Xbox 360 gamers to import their tablets to Xbox One version. First of all, we’d like to thank the Zen Studios community for their feedback on our announcement of the Xbox One version of Pinball FX2. We cannot underestimate the importance of your support, insight, and yes, even criticism regarding our projects. Zen Studios has a few announcements to make affecting Pinball FX2 fans and particularly the Xbox One version of the ...

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  Nokia today announced an update for HERE Maps for Nokia X devices with new usability improvements. Another key update is the support for global navigation which was earlier supplied only on premium Lumia devices. New improvements in this version, The first time app experience was improved. Instead of lots of wizards for performing various tasks, they have now simplified it and also you can skip them in few taps. They have updated the app when there is slow internet and poor GPS connections. The app will now display appropriate messages instead of going blank. They have improved satellite imagery. Changed the HERE user registration page. Source: Nokia   ...

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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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Last year, Microsoft announced the enhancements to the Bing Webmaster Portal with an improved malware reporting and re-evaluation pipeline which allowed webmasters to know more about compromises on their sites, and it also streamlined their re-evaluation request workflow. Recently, Microsoft has launched the new Bing Site Safety Page, a portal allowing all Bing users to understand why their favorite site is being flagged, how long the warning has been there, and when the last scan took place. In the past, a customer would click on a potentially dangerous search result and be presented with a warning cautioning them that visiting this site could be dangerous, but with no real context or background information. With the rollout of the Bing Site Safety Page, Bing users can now understand in more depth the reasons for the warning, and more technically savvy users can potentially make better informed decisions (e.g. disabling javascript and plugins before visiting the site, or providing ...

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