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Microsoft has released a new advertisement for its Xbox One console. The video shows a young couple who have the next-gen console set up with multiple accounts. As well as showing exactly how easy it is to switch between profiles in a real environment, the ad also injects some humour with the boyfriend being ordered around with "Xbox" commands.

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Tablets can be utilised to do multiple tasks, whether you require access to your Kindle collection for mobile reading or perhaps you're a DJ and composer. Joro Boro uses his Microsoft Surface for work and play, explaining how portable and powerful the products are in this latest advertisement. The best part about the Surface 2 Pro is how it runs full Windows 8, essentially turning the tablet into a fully capable PC.

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The latest thirty second spot for Windows 8.1 highlights the return of the Start Button. A feature that went missing with Windows 8 and caused a bit of a stir amongst the Microsoft faithful.

The video also touches on personalization options for your Start Screen such as the Live Tiles we've all grown rather fond of and Windows ability to multi-task and move between running programs with a simple swipe.

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Nokia has published a rather humorous advertisement for its Lumia Windows Phones. Titled "127 seconds," it's a spoof of the movie 127hours. If you haven't yet seen the film, it's about a canyoneer who became trapped by a boulder in an isolated slot in Blue John Canyon. This time round, we're witnessing a man trapped by a falling wardrobe. If only he could use his smartphone to call for help.

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Microsoft has been firing all cylinders lately when it comes to advertisements. The past six months we’ve seen the ads steadily getting better and better. Who can forget the wedding video with iPhone users pitted against Android folks? Lately they’ve had a series of videos that directly compare the iPad head-to-head against a variety of machines running Windows. Here’s one with the Lenovo Yoga.

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While the official announcement on the new AT&T Nokia Lumia 1020 is within reach, the Windows Phone has now been confirmed through a commercial spot for AT&T.

We've spotted this video from AT&T highlight many of the Lumia 1020's photographic features. The twenty-six second spot doesn't reveal much but does make us wish the Nokia event would hurry up and get here.

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The Nokia Lumia 925 is set to become T-Mobile’s flagship Windows Phone 8 device very soon. In fact, all signs point to July 17 as the device’s American release date. That’s great news for T-Mobile customers who require a little more hardware power than the value-priced Lumia 521 can provide.

Nokia and T-Mobile know just how much potential the Lumia 925 has to be a hit on this side of the ocean, and so they’re engaging in an advertising blitz in several popular magazines. We’ve spotted a two-page spread in the latest Rolling Stone as well as two separate advertisements in the July issue of Wired (one shown above).

To top it off, the QR code in the Rolling Stone ad leads to Nokia’s web portal for the Lumia 925. T-Mobile customers will want to head there and sign up to be notified by email when the phone shows up in stores. The page also features a number of new images and at least one new video that shows off the 925 camera’s low light abilities. Check the video and print ads out after the break!

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Nokia has unleashed the zombie apocalypse in support of the new Lumia 925 Windows Phone. Well... sort of.

The latest ad focuses on how the Lumia 925's low-light camera performance can reduce the need for a flash. All the while suggesting that the flash dependency other smartphones have will turn you into the walking dead (red-eye and all).  Shame the Lumia 925 couldn't have turned the afflicted back to normal by snapping a picture of them.  

Then again, part of me had hoped the commercial ended with the zombies breaking out to a rendition of Michael Jackson's "Thriller".

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A team at Microsoft advertising set out last year to create “a series of new and truly unique ad experiences.”

Today, they are finished and are presenting prototypes from their journey. Five iconic brands including All Saints Clothing, Mercedes-Benz USA, Vans Shoes, MasterCard, and Dell are ready to strut their stuff. Let’s take a look at some of the ads Microsoft has been working on.

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Microsoft is once again making fun of Apple’s iPad in its latest commercial; this time, it takes on Dell’s XPS 10 Windows RT Tablet.

The advertisement starts out by picking on the iPad’s home screen; specifically the fact that you can’t zoom around and see an overview of your content. The Apple tablet screams “Ouch” in protest as a user tries to pinch the view unsuccessfully.

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Okay - the Xbox One isn’t actually watching us shower, but Microsoft doesn’t want us to go even a few minutes without seeing an ad for their latest console. Our Editor-At-Large, Simon Sage, tweeted this picture after getting back to his Los Angles hotel room.

The advertisement states: “Drive fast. Defend Rome. Skype on your TV. All in one. – Xbox One” The first two statements are references to Xbox One exclusive games including Forza Motorsport 5 and Crytek’s RYSE. The third statement is reference to the console’s new ability to make Skype calls via Kinect in full screen or snap mode, while playing a game.

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What's an effective way to advertise and promote Windows Phone? To highlight awards and praise its leading flagship handset receives, of course. This is exactly what Microsoft has done with its latest advertisement. The company has highlighted quotes from various media sources that have reviewed the Nokia Lumia 920, including Engadget and CNET.

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While Microsoft has been busy promoting the newest Windows Phone it hasn’t forgotten about the low-light Lumia that started it all. Earlier this week they released an advertisement for both television and the internet showcasing the low-light prowess of the Lumia 928 versus the Galaxy S4 and the iPhone 5.

The Lumia 928 borrows most of its camera tech from the Lumia 920. Here’s another video from the Redmond giant showing off the low-light powers of that original photo-eating Windows Phone.

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Everyone has witnessed a slightly irritating child in the public (or perhaps you're the parent of one?), but an advertisement published on the Windows Phone UK YouTube account shows exactly how to handle such a situation. The point of the video? When handed a Windows Phone, said child soon hushes and gets on with firing some birds at pigs and all the rest.

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Nokia as of late has been all about teasing new phones before their announcement. The Verizon Nokia Lumia 928's camera was repeatedly teased before its formal reveal on Friday, and with a new Nokia Lumia announcement scheduled for Tuesday in London, Nokia's at it again. This time the teasing is happening on national television in the UK on Channel 4, with an advertisement noticed by TechCrunch that focuses on the camera of an as-of-yet unannounced Lumia device, followed by title cards reading "More than your eyes can see" and "The new Nokia Lumia is coming". In other words, the Catwalk cometh.

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The Lumia 920, Nokia's flagship Windows Phone has been spotted in an episode of House of Lies, a US comedy / drama television programme. The red variant of the device can be seen clearly in the photo above, displaying the call screen in Windows Phone 8. It's a unique colour to use in product placement since the white, cyan and black Lumia Windows Phones are generally pushed by mobile operators and retailers.

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We've seen the Nokia Lumia 920 make cameos in several venues but this commercial spot for KPN may be the largest gathering of the Windows Phones we've seen to date.

KPN is a mobile service provider in the Netherlands and chose the Lumia 920 to showcase their 4G network. If my count is correct and this isn't some fancy special effects trick, it took 875 Lumia 920's to shoot this twenty-five second spot.  I wonder what they did with the Windows Phones once the commercial was shot?

Source: Youtube; Thanks, Patrick, for the tip!

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The Nokia JBL PowerUp Wireless Speaker, an accessory that's marketed by the company for its Lumia range of Windows Phones (see our unboxing first impressions), has made an appearance in a Verizon commercial. The advertisement is for the HTC Droid DNA Android smartphone, which sports wireless charging, NFC and Bluetooth for similar functionality to Windows Phone when used with the wireless speaker.

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Microsoft has published a rather humorous advertisement on its YouTube channel, which illustrates just how simple Windows 8 is. Consumers are shown to be hovering around a Windows counter with a handful of demonstration PC units available.

An employee approaches said members of public to enquire if they require any assistance, which leads to a child to pop out with a stool to run the weary traveller through the delights of the new operating system. The video is recorded in Portugal and is in the native language with subtitles.

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