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Verizon giving 1GB of free data along with new tablet activations

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Turns out T-Mobile isn't the only carrier with some tablet data incentives this week, as Verizon has just posted its own promotion for some "free" data. While it doesn't approach T-Mobile's offering of a completely free 200MB for the lifetime of your device, Verizon is giving customers who activate a tablet on one of its "More Everything" plans an additional 1GB of data.

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Get the Asus VivoTab Note 8 for $299 from the Microsoft Store

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Transform your photos into tiny planets with Planetical for Windows Phone

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If you like being creative with Tiny Planets Pro, you might also want to check out Planetical for Windows Phone. Both apps turn your photos into tiny little planets that will amaze everyone. Planetical includes a couple more features and is currently free for a limited time.

Head past the break to watch our hands-on video and overview of Planetical.

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Surface Mini reportedly to be positioned as note-taking device, include pen input

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1 week ago

Windows Phone 8.1 preview is not coming this week, check back later

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Ever since we posted the ‘all about’ Windows Phone Preview for Developers Program this week, we’ve been flooded with tips with many false positives. For instance, if you were not on build 10521 of Windows Phone 8, well, you got it after installing the Preview for Developers. No worries, nothing is new as it is just device/carrier specific fixes.

So when is the Windows Phone 8.1 Preview for Developers going live? It’s not today. It’s not tomorrow and it’s not this weekend. So you can probably stop hammering Microsoft’s servers with update inquiries.

Evidently, many of you are anxious because Microsoft lead Joe Belfiore took to the Twitters to calm the masses.

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1 week ago

How to manage devices connected to Xbox Music

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How to manage devices connected to Xbox Music

Microsoft’s Xbox Music streaming service is free for everyone with a Microsoft account to use. It’s also available cross-platform, on both Android and iOS as well as Xbox, Windows and Windows Phone (plus the web). Today we’ll be taking a quick look at how to efficiently manage devices connected to an Xbox Music subscription.

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1 week ago

T-Mobile offers up LTE tablets for the price of Wi-Fi models, free data through 2014

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Yesterday T-Mobile introduced a new Simple Starter plan that could get you in the cellular door at $40/month, and today they're shaking things up again by reducing the price of their cellular-enabled tablets to match that of their Wi-Fi-only siblings. Additionally, T-Mobile customers that activate a new tablet will get 1.2GB of free LTE data through the end of 2014.

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Microsoft scores Office 365 deployment with Australian local government

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Microsoft and the government of Queensland, Australia have signed a deal to deploy Office 365 to 149,000 employees. It's a move set to enable the government to remain up-to-date with the latest versions of Office, making it much easier for administrators and employees to manage installations. We've previously looked at Microsoft comparing features in Office Apps to the likes of Google Docs.

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1 week ago

Easily switch from an old Nokia to Lumia Windows Phones

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Nokia UK has published a new video to help you get started with a Lumia Windows Phone. Should you be rocking an old Nokia mobile device, this walk through will have you back up old content and transfer everything across to your new smartphone. While Windows Phone is simple to get to grips with, it's neat to have a resource available for those who aren't tech savvy.

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1 week ago

Deal of the Day: Body Glove Satin Case for Nokia Lumia 520

For today only, purchase the Body Glove Satin Case for Nokia Lumia 520 and save 40% off the list price!

The Satin Case from Body Glove brings case innovation alive again with its brushed aluminum texture and trimmed high gloss accents for an all-around reliable solution against damage. The wear-resistant material that the case is made from will enhance your grip and shield against scratches and impacts, too.

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Week View 8, your Windows Phone schedule one week at a time

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Week View 8 is a calendar alternative for Windows Phone 8 that centers around a weekly view of the calendar. Week View 8 does have monthly and yearly views but the calendar app is focused on approaching things one week at a time.

While the pending Windows Phone 8.1 update will bring plenty of changes to our native Windows Phone calendar, many may still yearn for alternatives. In using Week View 8 for the past few days, it comes across as a capable Windows Phone calendar app and if you prefer a seven-day approach, Week View 8 is an option worth considering.

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1 week ago

App Update Roundup: Line, Microsoft Translator, Endomondo and more

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The weather's good here in the UK (caution: this is not a drill!) and we're here again with yet another batch of app updates on the Windows Phone platform. From Microsoft's own Translator app to Edomondo, we've got you covered should you happen to be out the loop. Head past the break for the full run through of recent updates released to the store.

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1 week ago

Microsoft bringing 4G LTE Surface 2 to UK in May, pre-order today!

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1 week ago

Bing apps for Windows Phone lose the Bing...but only in the titles

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Microsoft is pushing out a round of updates to its Bing apps for Windows Phone that takes away the Bing. But only from the titles. So Bing Weather becomes Weather, Bing News becomes News, Bing Sport becomes Sport. You get the idea. So, if you accepted an update and suddenly wondered why your 'B' app category was somewhat thin on the ground, this is why.

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1 week ago

App Social updated with notification support and more

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