Archive for October, 2012

Windows 8 gets fully re-imagined ESPN app to usher in new touch age

Windows 8 gets fully re-imagined ESPN app to usher in new touch age

Microsoft this week at Build 2012 revealed a re-imagined version of ESPN for the world of Windows 8, including a collection of touch-friendly action. Michael Bayle, vice president and general manager of ESPN mobile, made it clear that their full collection of media - not just sports scores - will be coming to Windows 8. Scores, radio casts, photos, video, and awesome Windows 8 integration is coming up soon. The first look we've ever gotten at this application is right on a tablet - though it's clear that this app is made for all touch surfaces.

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Steve Ballmer hypes massive Windows 8 launch numbers at Build 2012

Steve Ballmer hypes massive Windows 8 launch numbers at Build 2012

Steve Ballmer announced first of all today at Build 2012 that they'd sold 4 million Windows 8 upgrades in the three days since it's been launched. It's no small number, of course, and for the developers seeing this system for the first time here in its final form at the developer conference we're experiencing here this week, it's nothing but great! Laptop sales are up 20% over forecasts, said Ballmer, and by the words of Ballmer, it would appear that Microsoft is doing better than they expected they would - imagine that!

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Live at Microsoft Build 2012 for the dawn of Windows Phone 8!

Live at Microsoft Build 2012 for the dawn of Windows Phone 8!

This week Microsoft is holding their yearly developer conference with Windows Phone 8 at the forefront right here at the start of the mobile OS, but the desktop OS Windows 8 and tablet OS Windows RT as well - and we're here all week to bring it to you live! Build is essentially the Microsoft equivalent of Google's own Google I/O and Apple's WWDC - it's Windows 8, Windows Phone 8, and Windows RT's turn now. This Build is unique in that it comes immediately following the release of Microsoft's new fave

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Nokia Music update ushers in the Lumia 920 and 820 with Artist Profiles

Nokia Music update ushers in the Lumia 920 and 820 with Artist Profiles

This week when the Nokia Lumia 920 and Lumia 820 hit the market with Windows Phone 8, you'll be seeing updates to Nokia Music as well. This update will bring a variety of new features including no less than Dolby Headphone support - that's high definition beat blasts for your eardrums like never before! Also included in this update to Nokia Music is full Artist Profile Pages - you'll be able to get more information on the artists you love than you ever though you'd have wanted!

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LG Spectrum 2 brings Optimus LTE2 to Verizon with wireless charging

LG Spectrum 2 brings Optimus LTE2 to Verizon with wireless charging

It's time for some more international flavor over at Verizon with the Optimus LTE2 hitting their 4G LTE airwaves re-named LG Spectrum 2 with a remix on the apps and features. Inside this device you'll find a dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor from Qualcomm and a lovely 4.7-inch HD display up front with 1GB of RAM inside and a $99.99 price tag after $50 mail-in rebate. It's also got 16GB internal storage, a microSD card slot for 32GB more, and of course 4G LTE connectivity.

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