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Video shows Start menu in action on early Windows 9 Threshold build

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A new video has surfaced that details the return of the Start menu from what is believed to be an early build of Microsoft's forthcoming Windows 9 release code named Threshold. The video walks through various components of the Start menu, though its functionality has been leaked in the past numerous times. Still, as this is a technical preview of Windows 9 Threshold, it's still unclear if all, or any, of these features will make the cut to a consumer release.

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Forza Horizon 2 demo coming to Xbox One next week, get pumped with new launch trailer

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Microsoft: 14 new OEMs and 22 new devices have joined Windows Phone since February

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Microsoft matches Amazon pricing for BLU Win Jr phone

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Xbox Video receives minor bug fixing update for Windows Phone

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Do Windows Phone users need to become as haughty as Apple fans to win the battle?

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You've seen the proclamations: "Windows Phone is doomed." "…a distant third." "No chance to catch up." Anyone who follows technology sites these days, especially the mainstream US-based ones, have seen those quotes used in news articles and often even in comments. It reflects the slow, but middling growth of Windows Phone, which has never taken off in the US, hovering at just 4% (Kantar, August 2014).

Sure, worldwide Windows Phone fares better, with Italy at 13% and the UK nearly at 10%, but I am not here to sugarcoat the stats. They speak for themselves, and I am not taking issue here with their accuracy or what they mean.

I am more interested in perception, the way people talk about these things because although Windows Phone market share is comparatively small, it says nothing of user satisfaction, which consistently ranks very high, if not the highest, amongst all the operating systems. Although not many people are using Windows Phone, comparatively, those who do are enjoying the experience, both for hardware and software. That is something not easily dismissed. Now, if Microsoft had little market share and the users hated the devices and the OS experience that I think would be worthy of media Schadenfreude, but I digress.

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6 days ago

Video shows more of 1 TB Xbox One Call of Duty Advanced Warfare console

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Break.com launches its own app for Xbox One and Xbox 360 owners

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Xbox One SmartGlass Beta for Windows 8.1 now shows most popular game your friends play

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SoulCraft II: League of Angels debuts on Windows Phone after Windows 8.1 launch

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1 week ago

Lumia 730, 735 and 830 now available for pre-order in Russia for October 7 launch

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1 week ago

O2 releases official TU Go app for Windows Phone

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O2 releases official TU Go app for Windows Phone

UK mobile operator O2 has released an official TU Go app for Windows Phone, enabling consumers to participate in this latest beta program. TU Go essentially allows customers to use their mobile phone number through Wi-Fi so everyone is covered thanks to their immediate local network.

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1 week ago

Secrets and Treasure brings puzzles, loot and adventure to Windows Phone but only for Canada

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Microsoft has released Secrets and Treasure: The Lost Cities on Windows Phone 8.1, but only for those in Canada at this time.

We recently looked at the Windows 8.1 version hitting the store with full support for Xbox Live and now it's time for the smartphone to receive similar treatment. If you're not familiar with the title, it's a brand new casual puzzle game that will task you with exploring lost temples and cities.

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1 week ago

Display bezel allegedly reveals Microsoft branding for a Lumia phone

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File this story under 'likely', but a few photos of the display bezel for a Lumia phone are making the rounds. Although factory parts are run of the mill, this one is unique since it allegedly sports Microsoft near the top instead of Nokia.

The photos were obtained by French site Nowhereelse.fr a "few weeks ago," although they supposedly held back on them due to lack of corroborating evidence. Yesterday, Geeks on Gadgets gave them that confirmation as they reportedly got their hands on an internal document revealing the phasing out of Nokia in exchange for Microsoft in the coming months, with Lumia being the brand name going forward.

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1 week ago

The UI for Internet Explorer 12 could look like a mix of Chrome and Firefox

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