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The highly-rated official Twitter app for Windows Phone 8 received a juicy update today. If you don’t already own it, you can download version 3.0 from the Store here. One of the most noticeable changes you'll see in this new version is...
The highly-rated official Twitter app for Windows Phone 8 received a juicy update today. If you don’t already own it, you can download version 3.0 from the Store here. One of the most noticeable changes you'll see in this new version is a new dark theme for a more subdued appearance. But the upgrades are more than just skin deep. During account registration, the app now offers suggestions for friends and other people to follow, to get you into the conversation quicker. The update also brings some nice upgrades to Search and Discover, making it a richer overall experience. New direct message syncing means your Twitter account is always up-to-date: read a message on your Windows Phone and it’s marked as “read” on your Windows PC, too. Finally, you’ll now be able to get tweets on your lock screen and receive Live Tile notifications whenever one of your favorite tweeters posts.  Once you’ve given it a test drive, post a comment and tell us what you think.
about 7 hours ago
@yolahustler In addition, here are 41 reasons your Lumia 1020 is so great:
@yolahustler In addition, here are 41 reasons your Lumia 1020 is so great:
1 day ago
Abstract: Jerry Nixon welcomes Shawn Henry from the Windows Phone team to the show as they talk about best practices for multitasking and background processes running behind the scenes in your Windows Phone apps. Tune in as they discuss ...
Abstract: Jerry Nixon welcomes Shawn Henry from the Windows Phone team to the show as they talk about best practices for multitasking and background processes running behind the scenes in your Windows Phone apps. Tune in as they discuss how to make your apps run more efficiently and effectively. Follow the conversation @msdev Become a Fan @ facebook.com/MSFTDev Subscribe to our podcast via iTunes, Windows Phone Marketplace or RSSIf you're interested in learning more about the products or solutions discussed in this episode, click on any of the below links for free, in-depth information:Blogs & Articles:Jerry Nixon's Blog Learn more about the Developer Resources available for Windows Phone Microsoft Virtual Academy: Free Training at your Fingertips. Sign up Today Videos:Microsoft Virtual Academy: Build Apps for Both Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 Virtual Labs:Windows 8 Virtual Labs
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The official Facebook app for Windows Phone 8 received a big update today, and version 5.1 brings a bunch of handy upgrades. First off, the app is now available in triple the number of languages—19 in all. There’s also some helpful pho...
The official Facebook app for Windows Phone 8 received a big update today, and version 5.1 brings a bunch of handy upgrades. First off, the app is now available in triple the number of languages—19 in all. There’s also some helpful photo-related feature additions. For example, you can attach photos to your messages and upload them to Facebook in batches. Are you feeling so over someone or something? You can now “unfriend” and “unlike” right from the palm of your hand. Finally, you’ll find inline @tagging, navigation improvements, and performance tweaks to make checking-in and posting to Facebook faster and easier. Don’t have the app yet? Grab it here
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@shally Haha.....well what we can do is point you in the right direction: Let us know if you do pick one up! :)
@shally Haha.....well what we can do is point you in the right direction: Let us know if you do pick one up! :)
5 days ago
If you are a business owner that wants to experience the ultimate success for your company, you must first realize today’s business world. People seeking the products or services that you have to offer are heading to the internet to cond...
If you are a business owner that wants to experience the ultimate success for your company, you must first realize today’s business world. People seeking the products or services that you have to offer are heading to the internet to conduct their search, as this is the most convenient means to locate companies out there. Not only does the internet provide customers with quick information as to where to find the products and services they want, this miraculous technology allows many people to make their purchases from any computer they may have access to. As a business owner you may have heard of other companies spend out a small fortune to create an ecommerce website that gets their business noticed. It can be costly to find a professional ecommerce website builder that puts in the time and energy to create an online site to get your company in the running in such a fast paced world. These website designers charge for everything from getting your domain name registered to handling any updates that you may require. Don’t fear as there is no logical need for your company to go to such extremes. Online companies such as Web.com offer affordable means for helping you create an ecommerce website that will heighten the level of success your business experiences. You are provided with a variety of website creation packages that will cover services including professional website designing, copywriting, domain name registration, website hosting, SEO services, Google maps submission, SEO analyzing, website statics, and even telephone call activities. These services are very important to the growth of all types of businesses around the world. By working with experts on staff at companies such as Web.com you will get valuable direction for your online marketing needs. These companies will go the extra mile to put you in contact with experienced and professional website designers, marketing analysts, and even search engine optimization experts that will lead you on the path that addresses the unique needs of your company. So before you break down and enlist the assistance of expensive ecommerce website creation companies, take the time to see for yourself the success other businesses have gained once they have entrusted their online website and marketing needs to such companies as Web.com. The information you will find is sure to amaze even the biggest critic.
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Do you know a student that has an idea for an app or is building one for class? If yes, please share with them these two words, Imagine Cup. It’s Microsoft’s premier global student technology competition, and it’s just launched the 2014 ...
Do you know a student that has an idea for an app or is building one for class? If yes, please share with them these two words, Imagine Cup. It’s Microsoft’s premier global student technology competition, and it’s just launched the 2014 competition season with over $750,000 in cash and prizes. How it Works Students from all over the world register at imaginecup.com, form teams, and then choose to compete in one of three technology competitions: Games, Innovation, and World Citizenship. Then, over the course of the next few months, they build and tweak their projects until their National Finals are held in early 2014. (Different dates depending on the location.) Competition winners from all the National Finals are selected and then advance to the World Semifinals. This online round held at imaginecup.com will determine the teams that make it to Seattle, WA, in late July to compete in person at the 2014 World Finals. First place at the World Finals in any of the three competitions yields a cash prize in the amount $50,000 (USD). In addition to the ability to attend learning sessions taught by the Microsoft engineers that built the Windows Phone OS and the opportunity to get feedback from leading industry experts. 2013 World Finalists got to interact with judges from Facebook, Twitter, Dent the Future, Revision3 Games and the creator of Tetris. A lot more details about the World Semifinals will be coming in the months ahead, so make sure you follow the Imagine Cup blog. (Important side note: If your country isn't holding a National Finals, there will be an Online Finals component available at imaginecup.com.) What Makes a Winning App One of the 2013 winning teams, Solite Studio from Indonesia is pictured here. Their game is entitled Save the Hamsters, and in it, they combine a fun hamster game with math. Their ingenuity and creativity won them second place in the 2013 World Finals in St. Petersburg, Russia and $10,000. Check out their app. New for 2014 In addition to the competitions, Imagine Cup also offers three global online challenges, Pitch Video (going on now), Project Blueprint (Oct-Nov) and UI/UX Design (Jan-Feb 2014). These contests focus on the key steps involved in the Software Development Life Cycle that allow a student to not only create a project, but determine how to bring it to market. The Pitch Video Challenge is live right now through October 25. It will award three winning teams $3,000 for just having a great idea and an even better 5 minute video pitch. Next Steps Imagine Cup 2014 offers many levels of participation. Whether a student wants to compete in an online challenge that does not require code, or they are looking to go all the way with one of the three big competitions, they will finish competing having had the opportunity to grow their skill set, network with industry leaders and possibly even obtain a bigger bank account. As they say in the Imagine Cup team, Dream it. Build it. Live it. For complete details including dates, eligibility, and competition details, see the Official Rules.
5 days ago
@taylagib Go ahead. Make 'em jealous.
@taylagib Go ahead. Make 'em jealous.
6 days ago
@JangidKhushboo We love that color, too, Khushboo. :) See what users are saying about the #Lumia520 here:
@JangidKhushboo We love that color, too, Khushboo. :) See what users are saying about the #Lumia520 here:
6 days ago
Fall just might be the sweetest season for sports—and, as it turns out, sports apps for Windows Phone. The NFL released a new fantasy football app for Windows Phone 8 this week. Major League Baseball, which officially kicked off its pos...
Fall just might be the sweetest season for sports—and, as it turns out, sports apps for Windows Phone. The NFL released a new fantasy football app for Windows Phone 8 this week. Major League Baseball, which officially kicked off its postseason playoff race yesterday, also just delivered a major update to At Bat 13, its official free Windows Phone app. The update brings new postseason news, score, and video features. Finally, major sports junkie and Microsoft blogger Jeff Meisner recently surveyed the Windows app stores and today published an in-depth roundup of his 13 favorite sports apps for phones and tablets. If you’re new to Windows Phone—or just want to make sure you’ve got the latest and greatest—don’t miss his handy sports app survival guide.
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