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'Microsoft needs to change', says CEO Satya Nadella

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Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella spoke at the Fortune Brainstorm Tech conference yesterday where the new head spoke about how the company as a whole needs to change if it is to remain competitive. Reiterating much of what was shared in the lengthy memo sent out to employees last week, Nadella specifically spoke about the need for Microsoft to focus more on productivity and platforms. There is going to be some amount of change to occur at Microsoft.

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Microsoft's Nadella promotes internal sharing of project code by employees

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Telstra in Australia delays its Lumia 930 launch due to hardware change

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Three UK makes 0800 numbers free on new SIM-only plans

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UK mobile operator Three has announced new SIM-only plans, enabling consumers to save on calling 08- numbers. Free 0800 calls will be included, while other 08- numbers (084, 087, etc) will cost 5p per minute. The network will also be introducing new spending tools, which will prevent customers from exceeding allowances and limits on premium numbers. On top of all this, new allowances for tethering will be rolled out.

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Microsoft preventing new Lumia owners from changing the default search engine to Google [update]

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Microsoft has disabled the option to change the default search engine on new Lumia Windows Phones. Previously, consumers were able to switch between Bing and Google depending on personal preference, which would alter which service the Windows Phone would utilize when searching the internet using the Internet Explorer address bar. After acquiring Nokia's handset division, Microsoft has made it so only Bing is available for selection.

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Microsoft set to lay off large amounts of staff in upcoming organizational changes

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Microsoft is planning to implement a large round of cuts, the largest of its kind in five years for the company, according to a report over on Bloomberg. The goal is to slim down Nokia's handset division, which was purchased earlier this year. The affected areas are said to include positions at Nokia's old division that overlap with Microsoft's own business, as well as some marketing and engineering posts.

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Fandango updated for Windows Phone, most likely bug fixes

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We love when official apps get updated for Windows Phone. It's the sign of a healthy and growing ecosystem. Today Fandango is that official app getting updated on Windows Phone. Fandango is one of the most popular online destinations for buying movie tickets. The app allows you to get movie tickets using your Windows Phone. Let's find out what's new in version 1.7.1.0 of Fandango.

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Sneak peek at Tweetium for Windows Phone 8.1

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Ready for your first look at Tweetium on Windows Phone 8.1? Tweetium is currently one of the most popular Twitter clients in the Windows Store for those on Windows 8.1. Tweetium is being made for Windows Phone 8.1 to be a Universal Windows app. We'll do a video hands-on soon, but wanted to share you a few details with you and let you know how to join the beta.

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Unlocked Nokia Lumia 1020 now available from the Microsoft Store, supports LTE on T-Mobile

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The TV Show podcast episode 9: 24 hour 11, The Leftovers 2, Doctor Who season 2

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The TV Show is like app or game reviews for television episodes. Whether you're watching on the console in your living room on your Xbox or streaming to your Windows Phone, Surface, or Windows PC, follow along for the week of TV that was. On this episode Dave and Rene try to figure out what the hell happened in the penultimate 24, what the hell's happening in The Leftovers, if anything at all, and talk Doctor Who season 2: Tennant begins!

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Cortana can do impressions, you won't believe what she says next

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We're not sure when this feature was added, but Cortana can now do impressions. Simply ask Cortana to "do an impression," or "do an impersonation" and listen to some of her responses. There are not many impressions right now, but definitely try it on your device with Windows Phone 8.1 Preview for Developers. We've tried it on our Nokia Lumia Icon. Head past the break to watch our hands-on video.

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Project Adam's visual search could make Bing and Cortana even smarter

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Microsoft Research showed off Project Adam, a project that could deliver more accurate visual searches and give Cortana and Bing huge potential in the future. Utilizing machine learning and artificial intelligence, Project Adam mimics the brain's neural connections to visually recognize objects with far greater precision than anything that's available today.

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T-Mobile Lumia 635 quick look and first impressions

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Last week, T-Mobile US and Microsoft began selling the Nokia Lumia 635, the speedy brother of the budget Lumia 630 with 4G LTE. The Lumia 635 is replacing the older (and cheaper) Lumia 521, which is one of T-Mobile's best selling Windows Phones to date.

Announced last week, the Lumia 635 runs for $0 down + $7 per month for 24 months ($168) with a postpaid Simple Choice plan on T-Mobile. Alternatively, it is also soon available on MetroPCS for a flat-rate of $99 prepaid. The Lumia 635 comes in white although people can optionally purchase shells to change the color to bright green, bright orange or yellow.

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6tin will now notify you when you've been blocked on Tinder

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Someday we might have have an official Tinder app available on Windows Phone. In the meantime, we've got a few unofficial apps from third-party developers. One them, 6tin, has had a turbulent time in the Windows Phone Store so far. It's been disappeared and reappeared a handful of times. As of now, it looks like it might stick around a bit. Today it just picked up an update that adds a feature you won't find in the official Tinder apps on iOS or Android.

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Big Business Deluxe review – Build a business empire on Windows Phone

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Game Insight knows a thing or two about city building games. The Russian publisher has already brought two My City titles and Airport City over to Windows Phone and Windows 8. Each of these genre entries does things a little differently from the rest. 2020 My Country, for example, takes place in a near future setting. Airport City focuses on building a thriving airport and its urban surroundings.

Big Business Deluxe is Game Insight's latest city builder for Windows Phone (Windows 8 and RT versions will come later). As you might expect, this one goes into much more depth on the business side of things. Players will start new businesses and factories, developing goods into new products and using the profits to further expand their burgeoning metropolises. It works with phones with 512 MB of RAM right out of the gate and is a relatively small download, so all Windows Phone 8 users can have a chance at starting their own business empires.

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