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Microsoft details what's new in Cortana

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6 days ago

Comparing the iPhone 6 to the top Windows Phones, including Lumia 1020, HTC One and Lumia 1520

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In case you have not heard, the iPhone 6 and its larger cousin the iPhone 6 Plus launched over the weekend. Apple reportedly sold over 10 million of the new phones to consumers, breaking yet another record. Regardless of your opinion of the iPhone, any smartphone that can sell that much in three days sets the bar for the industry.

How does the iPhone 6 stack up against some of the top Windows Phones? It is a valid question, especially if you are in the market for a new phone, considering switching, or a just curious as to where Apple is still leading.

I managed to pick up the iPhone 6 this weekend, like millions of others. In the following video, I give my impressions of the phone as compared to the Lumia 1020, Lumia 1520, and HTC One for Windows (the Lumia 925 and Lumia 930 also appear).

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6 days ago

Win $5 of Microsoft account credit in our Dream of Pixels contest [Winners announced]

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Today Windows Phone Central looked at a software tool called Automagical that allows developers to translate iOS and Mac source code to the language used by Windows Phone and Windows 8. Automagical developer Dawn of Play used that same tool to bring gorgeous reverse Tetris puzzle game Dream of Pixels to Windows Phone.

Now that we've gotten the word out about Automagical and Dream of Pixels, it's time for a contest! Dawn of Play has provided five $5 gift card codes for US Microsoft Accounts (including Xbox Live) for us to give away. All you have to do to enter is follow some Twitter and Twitch accounts and drop a comment on this article. The contest ends at midnight CST (-0600) tonight, so hurry to enter!

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6 days ago

Automagical helps developers port iOS code to Windows Phone and Windows 8

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Earlier in the summer we reported on a strikingly lovely Windows Phone puzzle game called Dream of Pixels. The game comes from Slovenian developer Dawn of Play, who first joined the Windows Phone scene with Twinoo, another puzzle game for Windows Phone 7 and 8.

Like many developers, Dawn of Play started out creating games for iOS. Porting Dream of Pixels to Windows Phone 8 represented a new development challenge for the team. Their solution: create a development tool called Automagical that translates Objective-C (iOS) code to C# (Windows Phone 8) code. Automagical makes porting from iOS and Mac to Windows platforms much easier. Read on to find out more about what it does and how to get it.

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6 days ago

Vote for your favorite Xbox game on Windows Phone

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1 week ago

Facebook for Windows Phone picks up small update

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1 week ago

Head of Microsoft France: 'Windows 9' is coming in the next few days [Update]

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Update It's looking like Microsoft is trying to do some back pedaling in regards to Crozier's statements today. ZDNet.fr has received a statement from Nicolas Petit, director of marketing and operations division of Microsoft France, who in the translated text stated, "We look forward to seeing you in late September, in San Francisco, for the future of Windows, which actually at this stage does not have a name as such."

Original story Alain Crozier, the President of Microsoft France, today became the first executive in the company to use the term "Windows 9" publicly to describe the next version of Windows.

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1 week ago

Comedy Central brings the laughter to Xbox One for US subscribers

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1 week ago

Samsung reportedly will end sales of its Windows laptops, Chromebooks in Europe

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1 week ago

WPCentral.com can now filter news according to Phones, Surface, Xbox and more!

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As Microsoft's vision of one Windows comes closer to being a reality, our vision of a website covering all of this overlapping that technology is also nearing completion. One request we have had from a small percentage of users is a filtering system to weed out news not relative to your interests.

Truth is, the overwhelming majority of you do like reading everything from Xbox to Surface to Windows news, reviews and articles. Nevertheless, in our attempt to make everyone happy, we are pleased to be rolling out our front-page news filter today, both for the main website as well as the mobile version.

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1 week ago

The new Microsoft Wireless Display Adapter shows off Windows screens on big TVs

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After months of leaks, Microsoft has finally and officially announced its plans to release its own Wireless Display Adapter, designed to project the screen of any Miracast-enabled device, including some of its Windows Phone 8.1 smartphones or its Surface tablets, onto a big screen television or monitor.

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1 week ago

Open and edit RAW image files with Rawer for Windows Phone

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Rawer is an image editor for your Windows Phone. While many will shrug their shoulders and mutter, "Ugh, another photo editor!?" what sets this image editor apart from other editors is its ability to open and edit RAW image files.

Rawer will not only open and edit RAW (DNG) images captured by a Lumia 1020, 1520, 930 or Icon but the app can also open RAW files from several DSLR cameras. The app has OneDrive support and has the ability to check the image EXIF information.

Rawer is a Windows Phone photography app that definitely has a certain level of appeal for those who like to dabble with RAW image files.

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1 week ago

Cortana release for Europe 'in the coming months' according to rep for Microsoft France

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According to a tweet shared by Microsoft's Lawrence Schlosser, French consumers won't have much longer to wait before Cortana is available. The tweet by Schlosser, who is a Senior Director of Operator Channels at Microsoft France, notes that Cortana is on an accelerated pace and it should hit France "in the coming months". A familiar but somewhat reassuring expression these days for Microsoft fans.

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1 week ago

Deal of the Day: Krusell Malmo FlipCase Stand for Nokia Lumia 1520

Today Only: Buy the Krusell Malmo FlipCase Stand for Nokia Lumia 1520 for $24.95 and save 38%

This Lumia 1520 flip case combines a smooth, textured exterior with a classic design that provides storage for personal items and protection against damage. The case even folds into a stand, great for watching movies or browsing the web. Colors include black and white.

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1 week ago

VLC for Windows Phone 8.1 won't be out soon, Windows 8.1 update may launch today

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