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4 TIPS FOR A STANDOUT START SCREEN ON YOUR WINDOWS PHONE

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For me, the Windows Phone Start shade was the matter for withdrawal my iPhone behind. It’s usually SO most improved in conditions of customization, personalization…basically any kind of -ization we can consider of.

(You substantially already know how to resize/move/add/remove Tiles upon Start, though we have we lonesome if we need the refresher upon Tile basics.)

Here have been the little of the ways we feng shui my Start screen:

1. Picture this – I’m the nauseating guy. we similar to carrying cinema of my desired ones as good as cold places I’ve been inside of easy reach. The Start shade has regularly had the brood of tone options, though in Windows Phone 8.1 my Start shade can right divided have the design of the rapids we hiked to the couple of weeks ago. Much better!

Go to Settings > Start + theme to supplement the print from your Camera Roll (waterfall time!), collect the single of the snazzy veteran shots in Backgrounds, or track Facebook or an additional amicable network comment for Start screen-quality material.

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2. Think outward the app – It’s not usually apps that uncover up upon Start. I’m in the (stressful) routine of moving, so we have the OneNote note patrician “Moving checklist” pinned to my Start shade so I’m usually the single daub divided from saying the subsequent object upon my list. Music albums we have upon complicated revolution mostly get pinned for easy entrance as well. Websites, maps, or shortcuts to your tighten contacts can additionally be pinned to Start.

3. Start with some-more – we lend towards to keep my Start shade sincerely minimalist, though for all we pin pushers as good as app accumulators there’s right divided the approach to fit some-more Tiles upon Start, that equates to reduction scrolling as good as some-more Tile-y goodness. Just go to Settings > Start + theme as good as spin upon Show some-more Tiles.

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4. Take app-vantage of apps – There’s personalization, as good as afterwards there’s customization. If we wish even some-more carry out over your Start screen, copiousness of apps have been accessible to help. Turn existent apps’ Tiles in to pure Tiles with Transparency Tiles, emanate vacant filler Tiles as good as brand new colors with Start Screen Customizer, or emanate law Tiles with records regulating Note Pro as good as StickyTiles.

Windows Phone August 11th 2014

WINDOWS PHONE FOLDERS: A NEW WAY TO ORGANIZE YOUR START SCREEN

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There’s no right or wrong approach to prepare your Tiles upon Start—there’s customarily your way. And now, with folders in Windows Phone 8.1 Update, we can have your Start shade some-more you-ier than ever before. If it’s the Tile upon Start, we can supplement it to the folder. Just pull the single Tile over an additional the single to have it happen.

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Folders let we organisation apps, people, websites, as great as anything else which can be pinned to Start. Below, we (Windows Phone writers Dylan as great as Matt) yield examples of how we have use of folders underneath the guise of we do “research” for work.

Find out when we can get Windows Phone 8.1 Update (including folders) upon your phone here.

Make your excursion additional bon (Dylan’s eighth month folder)

The many stressful partial of any large outing we take is removing there. That includes packing, removing to the airport, as great as freaking out when we can’t find my passport—only to comprehend it’s been in my during the back of slot all along.

But the subsequent time we go upon vacation, I’ll be rebuilt with the transport printed matter upon my Windows Phone Start shade chock full of stress-reducing as great as great time-enhancing apps, maps, as great as more. we can see the printed matter now…

  • Packing list. we can keep my make-up list OneNote note in my transport folder. This approach we have it accessible when we emporium for my outing as great as we don’t leave anything vicious behind.
  • Weather. we don’t wish to be stranded in t-shirt domain when the foresee calls for sweater weather. A Tile for my end from the Bing Weather app should do the trick.
  • Airline app. No check-in opposite for this fit flyer: we devise to keep the airline’s app in my printed matter so we can get to my digital boarding pass when we need it.
  • Restaurants/places. After fast transport food, I’m regularly ready for something uninformed as great as internal upon my arrival. A integrate of endorsed restaurants in my transport printed matter will have it easy to find great eatin’.
  • Directions. Deciding where to eat is customarily half the battle—I’ll still need to find the place. From the Maps app, we can pin the integrate of grill locations to Start, afterwards supplement them to my folder. (Tip inside of the tip: Download the map prior to starting to the unfamiliar nation to equivocate regulating data.)

Boy, Hypothetical Future Me certain is the savvy traveler!

My Start shade with Cabo eighth month printed matter minimized (left) as great as stretched (right)

My Start shade with Cabo eighth month printed matter minimized (left) as great as stretched (right)

The disturb of feat as great as the (frequent) anguish of improved (Matt’s sports folder)

I’ve looked for ways to keep sports from receiving over my Start screen. A Tile here, the Tile there, as great as prior to we know it, Tiles for sports everywhere. As the submissive Cleveland sports fan, it’s not regularly great headlines upon those Live Tiles either, so we competence as great keep all my sports-related wretchedness in the single place. Here have been the small things we have in my sports folder:

  • Scores. we done the Cleveland Indians the single of my interests in Cortana’s Notebook. After pinning which seductiveness to Start as great as putting it in my folder, we get the measure for today’s diversion right upon the Live Tile. If we wish some-more minute info as great as stats about the game, we only daub the Tile to get it.
  • Fantasy teams. Keeping lane of my anticipation ball group is simpler now. we only go in to my sports printed matter as great as daub the Tile for my group to see how they’re doing. (Nowadays, the answer is customarily “Not so good.”) But anticipation football deteriorate is right around the corner, so I’ll have some-more anticipation teams to check upon shortly enough. Maybe the headlines will be the small better.
  • Sports radio. On the approach to work in the morning, we happily solve in to my chair upon the train meaningful which I’m only the daub or dual from sports air wave tranquillity as great as the ultimate sports news.
  • Sports headlines apps. And of course, we have the garland of sports apps (ESPN Hub, Bing Sports, as great as Bleacher Report to name the few—I know, I’m the bit fanatical) to assistance me keep up upon all the ultimate sports headlines via the day.
My sports-themed printed matter with my dog Cooper seeking on

My sports-themed printed matter with my dog Cooper seeking on

Unfold-er the possibilities

Travel as great as sports have been of march only the integrate of of the unconstrained series of things we can put in folders to keep your Start shade seeking good as great as clean. Here have been the integrate of some-more discerning ideas we had to get we started:

  • Projects during work or school. Put all your Word docs, PowerPoint slides, OneNote notes, as great as alternative things in the printed matter to keep projects orderly as great as upon track.
  • Social networking. Put your amicable networking apps in the single place to stay upon tip of what’s starting on.
  • People. Create the Brady Bunch-esque printed matter of your friends as great as family for easy access. Text, email, or call them in the integrate of taps.
  • Music as great as videos. Add albums, artists, websites, as great as whatever else, so your the one preferred song as great as videos have been during your fingertips.
  • Cooking. Add your the one preferred recipes to the folder, toss in the lurch of your the one preferred food blogs, as great as afterwards stir in your grocery list from OneNote. You’ll be in progress in no time.

What beautiful printed matter ideas can we come up with?

- Dylan Romero as great as Matt Lichtenberg

Extreme Windows August 5th 2014

AUGUST UPDATES FOR WINDOWS 8.1 AND WINDOWS SERVER 2012 R2

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In April, we expelled a bigger, some-more extensive package of improvements to Windows 8.1 called a Windows 8.1 Update. We did a same for Server too, with Windows Server 2012 R2 Update. As we pronounced during a time, a idea is to go upon to broach improvements to Windows by unchanging updates in sequence to reply some-more fast to patron as good as partner feedback. After all, we already have a unchanging monthly refurbish routine which includes confidence as good as non-security updates.

With a upon top of in mind, rsther than than watchful for months as good as bundling together a garland of improvements in to a incomparable refurbish as we did for a Windows 8.1 Update, business can design which we’ll make make make use of of of a already existent monthly refurbish routine to broach some-more visit improvements along with a confidence updates routinely supposing as partial of “Update Tuesday.” So notwithstanding rumors as good as speculation, we have been not formulation to broach a Windows 8.1 “Update 2.”

We’ll go upon to make make make use of of of a normal channels such as Windows Update (WU), Microsoft Update (MU), as good as Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) to broach updates to Windows. These updates will embody confidence updates to assistance keep we protected, as good as non-security updates which can move a operation of improvements to your Personal Computer or inscription using Windows. Examples of a little of these non-security updates have been a Windows Store Refresh in May as good as a Jun update to OneDrive to urge your carry out of sync. Some of these improvements competence be some-more manifest or even brand brand brand new features, whilst others competence be some-more “behind-the-scenes” which urge things similar to a opening as good as trustworthiness of your device. With these monthly updates, we go upon to labour as good as urge Windows 8.1 in a some-more nimble way, formulating a richer knowledge for all Windows customers.

Following have been a little of a brand brand brand new facilities as good as improvements enclosed in a Aug 12th Update Tuesday:

  • Precision touchpad improvements – 3 brand brand brand new end-user settings have been added: Leave hold desk pad upon when a rodent is connected; concede right-clicks upon a touchpad; double-tap as good as drag.
  • Miracast Receive – exposes a set of Wi-Fi proceed APIs for Independent Hardware Vendor (IHV) drivers or OEM drivers to rise Windows 32-bit applications which run upon all upheld x86-based or x64-based versions of Windows 8.1, enabling a mechanism as a Miracast receiver.
  • Minimizing login prompts for SharePoint Online – reduces a series of prompts with federated make make make use of of of in accessing SharePoint Online sites. If we name a “Keep me sealed in” check box when we record upon for a initial time, we will not see prompts for unbroken entrance to which SharePoint Online site.

This refurbish will be delivered automatically around WU as good as discretionary by WSUS. Enterprises can take a refurbish anytime. Further sum upon a refurbish will be enclosed here upon Aug 12th.

For stream Windows 8.1 consumers who have inaugurated involuntary updates, a rollout will be light to safeguard all business embrace a refurbish in a timely manner. Those who instruct to implement a refurbish forward of involuntary updates competence do so commencement Aug 12th manually around Windows Update.

As we competence expect, we’re receiving a same proceed to broach improvements to Windows Server 2012 R2 as good – go here for one more information.

Extreme Windows August 5th 2014

FACEBOOK FOR WINDOWS PHONE GETS A BIG UPDATE TODAY

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Today, Facebook for Windows Phone is reception a vital refurbish which brings an updated pattern as well as brand new facilities which were previously accessible in beta. Along with a overhauled user knowledge as well as softened app performance, Facebook for Windows Phone right away supports some-more languages as well as has a capability for we to upload videos taken with your Windows Phone device without delay to from a app. It additionally supports formation with Facebook Messenger for Windows Phone. And for inclination with Windows Phone 8.1, it will right away bond without delay with a People Hub. In Windows Phone 8.1, Facebook contacts, events, as well as print albums have been right away powered by a Facebook for Windows Phone app. If we have a app, we should embrace a refurbish shortly. If we don’t have it, download it here from a Windows Phone Store.

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Extreme Windows August 4th 2014

11 UNFORGETTABLE WINDOWS THEMES

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A day or twin after we published my last blog post, we unexpected satisfied which I’d utterly lost to discuss a singular of a brand brand brand brand brand brand brand brand brand brand brand new themes I’d been a many vehement to move we – Panoramas of Europe! So this time, I’m creation certain to speak about it first.

This thesis is outrageous in multiform ways – it contains twenty-one large double-width images written to camber twin monitors upon a brand brand brand brand brand brand brand brand brand brand brand new Windows, as well as it includes photos from opposite a area of Continental Europe – as well as from a UK as well as Iceland, too. This thespian shot shows Kirkjufell Mountain upon Iceland’s Snæfellsnes peninsula.

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Kirkjufell Mountain takes upon a brand brand brand brand brand brand brand brand brand brand brand new as well as illusory demeanour when it is bright by a changeable veils of a aurora borealis. we goal you’ll suffer a heat of a scary though pleasing windy materialisation in this set of wintry scenes from Iceland as well as Norway.

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For views of Europe from a utterly opposite perspective, try a Bing Maps: Europe theme. You’ll feel similar to you’re drifting in a tiny craft over red-tiled roofs in Spain, patchworks of farmland in Germany, curving rivers in England, towering formations in France, as well as colored tulip fields in a Netherlands. This shot is of boats as well as islands nearby Sardinia, Italy.

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You can pilot your craft over a United States, too, from gardens in Oregon to a Philadelphia Museum of Art in Pennsylvania, as well as from glaciers in Alaska to a Everglades National Park in Florida. This shot shows a Shoshone Falls during Twin Falls, Idaho.

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 One of a many well-loved facilities of Bing is a extraordinary preference of photography (and infrequently videos) featured any day upon a Bing home page. It’s tough to hold which Bing has been upon condition which implausible images – as well as engaging info about any a singular – for some-more than 5 years! Bing’s fifth anniversary was upon May 28, 2014, as well as they expelled this thesis to celebrate. This thesis is opposite from all a rest of a themes, in which it uses Bing’s installer which lets users upon Windows Vista as well as Windows XP suffer a images, too. The installer will additionally set Bing as your default poke engine as well as home page.

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For some-more ruggedly expanded views, check out a brand brand brand brand brand brand brand brand brand brand brand new Rock Formations breathtaking theme. It includes thespian locations such as a Giant’s Causeway in Northern Ireland, Bryce Canyon in Utah, a Pinnacles during Nambung National Park in Australia, as well as a angel funnel stone formations in Cappadocia, Turkey, shown here. This thesis is written to magnify credentials images opposite twin monitors in a brand brand brand brand brand brand brand brand brand brand brand new Windows.

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The rest of a brand brand brand brand brand brand brand brand brand brand brand new themes underline a functions of contributors to a Open Call. First up is a debate by a relaxed beaches as well as bay towns of Germany’s Fischland-Darß-Zingst peninsula, by photographer Markus Janse, who formerly introduced us to a shoreline view of Spiekeroog.

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For a darker as well as some-more epitome aesthetic, take a demeanour during a innovative photography in a brand brand brand brand brand brand brand brand brand brand brand new Light Painting thesis from a gifted artist who goes by a name of LayonerBeast.

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 The Community Showcase array of themes we launched progressing this year has been really renouned – quite a ongoing Aqua series. If we enjoyed Aqua as well as Aqua 2 I’m happy to have known which Community Showcase: Aqua 3 is here, full of pleasing images of H2O in all a forms – festive dewdrops, rushing waterfalls, bright snowflakes, as well as pools which simulate a colors of a sky. It facilities a images of twenty-one opposite photographers, together with Rowe Cierras, Grace Eggleston, Yatin Gambhir, as well as Alexa Brown. This golden nightfall over Chott el Djerid in Tunisia was prisoner by Saša Petrović.

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As with a Everyday Art as well as Everyday Art 2 themes, Community Showcase: Everyday Art 3 is a pick up of images capturing moments of beauty or amusement in bland life. This thesis showcases images by twenty-one opposite photographers, together with Kemal Can Zeytünlü, Laura Hanna, Allan Richardson, as well as Monika Rosa. This capricious print of passed leaves depressed opposite a set of keys of an aged piano was taken by Esikova Daria.

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Flora as well as Flora 2 brought together a most appropriate garden, floral, as well as plant hold up photos from a village of gifted contributors, as well as Community Showcase: Flora 3 continues in a same convention with images from twenty-one opposite photographers together with Alhassan Omar, Ekaterina Kokushkina, Horváth Timcsi, as well as Sarah McDevitt. This clear marigold was prisoner by Ricardo Ferreira Ramos.

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If we have an comparison chronicle of Windows which can’t have make use of of themes, or if we cite to have make use of of a singular image, we have brand brand brand brand brand brand brand brand brand brand brand new desktop décor for you, too. Here have been only a couple of of a brand brand brand brand brand brand brand brand brand brand brand new wallpapers.

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If we customarily review to a finish of my blog posts (thank you!) afterwards we substantially know we contend this any time… though that’s since we only wish to have certain everybody knows which they can customize their Windows 8 or 8.1 close shade – or Windows Phone – with wallpapers from a Personalization Gallery, too. we explained how in this blog post.

That wraps up a ultimate general outlook of brand brand brand brand brand brand brand brand brand brand brand new themes as well as wallpapers. we goal you’ll recollect to keep checking behind upon a Personalization Gallery for some-more good brand brand brand brand brand brand brand brand brand brand brand new imagery to keep your Windows Personal Computer or Windows Phone seeking uninformed – as well as unforgettable.

 

Extreme Windows August 1st 2014

PARDON THE DUST

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Yeah, we know… unequivocally cliché blog post pretension though we couldn’t consider of anything improved during the moment. So the blog perceived the flattering large ascent currently we’re vehement about. The ascent brings the lot of back-end improvements (we’re on Azure!) which will have blogging about Windows even simpler for us. But the ascent additionally brings the couple of things we will notice too. So let me discuss it we about those.

First off, we might have beheld which the little blogs have disappeared. As partial of this upgrade, we looked during shortening excess as good as the volume of blogs we had as partial of the network. We have joined the Windows Experience Blog, Windows Phone Blog, as good as Extreme Windows Blog in to Blogging Windows. For many of you, this blog will have all the things you’re meddlesome such as announcements similar to the Windows 8.1 Update as good as Windows Phone 8.1 Update. It will additionally be where we tell blog posts featuring tips as good as new apps as good as games for both Windows as good as Windows Phone. We will additionally tell blog posts about brand brand new inclination from partners there too. We’ll go upon to tell blog posts applicable to commercial operation business upon the Windows for your Business blog. We have the Building Apps for Windows blog for developers bureau building apps for Windows (w00t for universal Windows apps!). And the Internet Explorer Team will go upon to tell about extraordinary IE practice similar to Catan Anytime upon the Exploring IE blog. We consider we have the great core set of Windows blogs formed upon audience.

Choose the difficulty as good as click request to arrange as good as get an RSS feed.

Choose the difficulty as good as click request to arrange as good as get an RSS feed.

We know which the lot of people come to the blog seeking for blog posts usually for Windows Phone. With the upgrade, we have introduced the brand brand new filtering capacity which allows we to arrange blog posts by possibly PC, Tablet, or Phone. This is accessible upon the site’s homepage as good as upon any particular blog. If we usually wish to see blog posts for Windows Phone, usually select the “Phone” difficulty as good as strike the request button. This will arrange all which is applicable for Windows Phone for you. It will additionally yield we with an RSS feed we can allow to in your the one preferred RSS reader (I rarely suggest Nextgen Reader). For any one who was subscribed to the RSS for the Windows Phone Blog, we have put in place the route which will go upon to refurbish with posts applicable usually for Windows Phone so we don’t need to do anything.

We have additionally finished the little work to labour the visible demeanour as good as feel of the blogs though it’s not as good opposite from the prior pattern we had. We’ve done the little changes so which we can underline blog posts with good large images possibly upon the site’s homepage or upon any of the blogs. Search is powered by Bing. And all blogs have buttons for Facebook, Twitter, as good as LinkedIn creation it easy to share the blog post to the amicable network of your choosing. A lot of these changes have been aligned to the designs being used upon the not long ago upgraded corporate, Office, Bing, as good as Surface blogs.

On the site’s homepage, we’ve brought behind the Twitter widget which displays tweets from @WindowsBlog. Occasionally we’ll twitter something out flattering cold which doesn’t indispensably have clarity to be the blog post. It will uncover up here upon the site’s homepage as good as will corkscrew automatically by the 5 many new tweets.

And finally, the subsequent large shift we will notice though isn’t live utterly nonetheless is with comments. We’re bringing threaded comments so we can reply to someone’s comment. And we’re additionally requiring Microsoft Account sign-in to leave the comment. You can make make use of of the same Microsoft Account we make make use of of upon your Windows inclination as good as services similar to Outlook.com, OneDrive, as good as Skype to leave the criticism upon the blog post. Comments have been incited off right right away though will be incited upon with Microsoft Account sign-in subsequent week.

With these changes, we’re vehement to go upon blogging about Windows for Microsoft!

Windows Phone August 1st 2014

NEW LIMITED EDITION WIRELESS MOBILE MOUSE 3500 FEATURES MASTER CHIEF FROM HALO

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Are we a Halo fan? You’re starting to want this. Today we’re announcing a Wireless Mobile Mouse 3500 Halo Limited Edition: The Master Chief. This rodent gloriously facilities a rarely minute Master Chief in his two-tone immature MJOLNIR Powered Assault Armor as well as iconic bullion pigmented visor.

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With this mouse, we get Master Chief as well as all a awesomeness which comes customary with a renouned Wireless Mobile Mouse 3500 such as a two-handed design, snap-in nano transceiver, 2.4 GHz wireless technology, as well as two-color battery light indicator. You additionally get BlueTrack Technology which allows we to make use of a rodent upon probably any aspect together with granite, marble, carpet, as well as wood.

The Wireless Mobile Mouse 3500 Halo Limited Edition: The Master Chief will be accessible for pre-order from GameStop starting today as well as in all accessible in Oct 2014 for a estimated sell cost of $29.95 (U.S.) during a Microsoft Store as well as alternative retailers.

Extreme Windows July 31st 2014

WINDOWS PHONE 8.1 UPDATE BRINGS CORTANA TO NEW MARKETS + NEW FEATURES

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Back in April, we listened me speak about how we hold Windows Phone 8.1 is a world’s most personal smartphonebecause of facilities similar to rarely personal Live Tiles upon your Start shade as well as a world’s initial indeed personal digital assistant. Today we am in China to speak about how we’re stability this prophesy in a really initial refurbish to Windows Phone 8.1, which we’re creation accessible in preview form for developers subsequent week. This refurbish has a little good brand brand brand brand new facilities for everybody around a world, as well as in sold we additionally enclosed a little which were utterly customized for as well as by people in China. I’m starting to discuss it we about a integrate of a brand brand brand brand new facilities in this update.

Cortana:

We have been anxious by a fad around Cortana in Windows Phone 8.1. And we’re vehement to have her accessible for people in China as well as a UK with this refurbish as a “beta” as well as in Canada, India, as well as Australia as an “alpha”.

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The outrageous Chinese marketplace has a garland of opposite expectations as well as needs than a US or pick countries—so whilst Cortana (nicknamed “Xiao Na”) in all functions a same approach in China as a US as well as a rest of a world, China did get a little “special features”. As you’d expect, in her notebook, she displays what she is tracking for you, so we can see as well as carry out it. You can set reminders as well as still hours with her. She understands a total internet so she straightforwardly helps we find anything we need. But a organisation in Microsoft China grown a series of a single some-more facilities privately for China. She has an pick form which has a opposite visible appearance, animations, as well as sounds. She supports Chinese (Mandarin) in voice, text, as well as speech. She additionally has specialized suggestions tuned privately for people vital in China, similar to air peculiarity report in continue cards, report about pushing restrictions, as well as a capability to lane internal TV shows as well as celebrities. She can demeanour up English difference in a Bing Dictionary for people seeking to brush up upon their English.

Of march wise a local-market isn’t specific to China! For a UK, Cortana has been tailored to await UK spellings as well as pronunciations as well as Bing-provided internal interpretation upon sports teams (for a EPL), a London Stock Exchange, commuter conditions, as well as more. The voice as well as accent is, of course, local, as well as Cortana’s celebrity in a UK has additionally been tweaked to be some-more locally relevant.

We’re additionally bringing a little improvements for Cortana in a U.S., together with brand brand brand brand new healthy denunciation scenarios, fall asleep times for reminders, as well as a series of tidy additions to her celebrity (try asking “do an impersonation” as well as see what happens). We’ve additionally combined a capability to plead Cortana hands-free in your automobile for phones continuous to automobile Bluetooth kits which have been integrated with your contacts list. If your automobile pack is integrated with your contacts, we can right away provide Cortana as a hit to plead her, simply observant “Call Cortana” as well as afterwards articulate to her as we routinely would.

We know there has been a lot of unrestrained about Cortana in most pick markets, as well as we longed for to give some-more people a capability to begin regulating Cortana. Therefore, we’re additionally starting a brand brand brand brand new “alpha” module in 3 countries: Canada, India, as well as Australia. This early adopter module will be opt-in as well as give people a capability to try Cortana regulating English denunciation models from a US as well as a UK.

Live Folders:

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You asked for it! You can right away classify your apps in to folders upon your Start screen! We call this Live Folders since a live tiles of apps crop up in a tile of a folders—you won’t skip tile updates since we organisation apps in a folder! To emanate a Live Folder, only draw towards a tile over an additional tile as well as afterwards name a folder. Open a printed matter to shift a printed matter name as well as prepare as well as distance a tiles however we want.

Xbox Music: Faster as well as with some-more features

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The Xbox Music app has been updated to broach most improved opening in areas similar to app bucket as well as list scrolling. It’s additionally brought behind facilities which were blank in a Windows Phone 8.1 Preview for Developers. From credentials sync of your collection, to appropriate to advance, a product has been ceaselessly adding facilities in each dual weeks for a past couple of months. And in a entrance month, there will be a “quickplay” of new playback activities, as well as await for Kids Corner. Some of these features/improvements have been already there in a ultimate Xbox Music app with a Windows Phone 8.1 release, though a little (Live Tile in particular) have been specific to a Windows Phone 8.1 Update. More to come!

Store Live Tile:

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We done it simpler for we to see a ultimate info about a ultimate apps as well as games accessible in a Windows Phone Store by a Live Tile. If we have a Store pinned to your Start shade upon your device, you’ll get updates upon a newest titles – rested each 6 hours – streamed boldly to we via your day.

SMS combine & forwarding:

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We have combined a capability to name mixed SMS messages for erasure as well as forwarding, creation it simpler to conduct your content messages.

Apps Corner:

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With Apps Corner, we can mention which apps have been displayed in a special “sandboxed” mode (like a stable Start screen) which restricts which apps have been used. This underline is for businesses so they can concede entrance to name apps in cases where a full MDM resolution isn’t required. Apps Corner can additionally be used to foot true to an app. An e.g. of where this unfolding would come in accessible competence be with employees during a placement core regulating Windows Phone inclination which go true in to an register app they make use of to indicate products in a room when they spin upon their phone. Apps Corner can additionally be used to setup sell demos. Retailers can trade a form of Apps Corner upon a single device as well as import it upon to pick devices. And developers can get interpretation upon use from inside Apps Corner too.

Enhanced remoteness as well as security:

We’ve done a little improvements in a Windows Phone 8.1 Update to keep your interpretation as well as temperament some-more stable upon open networks. For example, we have combined a capability for we to send as well as embrace interpretation by a practical in isolation network (VPN) when joining to Wi-Fi hotspots giving we an additional covering of protection. If you’re upon your home wireless, formulating a VPN provides anonymity to assistance defense your device from being identified by pick inclination upon a network.

When can we get a Windows Phone 8.1 Update?

If you’re already upon a Windows Phone 8.1 Preview for Developers afterwards this refurbish should be rolling out subsequent week. The Windows Phone 8.1 Update will hurl out to consumers with inclination using Windows Phone 8.1 in a entrance months. As always, keep sending us your feedback here upon UserVoice! Enjoy a update!

Windows Phone July 30th 2014

WINDOWS PHONE 8.1 UPDATE BRINGS CORTANA TO NEW MARKETS + NEW FEATURES

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Back in April, we listened me speak about how we hold Windows Phone 8.1 is a world’s most personal smartphone because of facilities similar to rarely personal Live Tiles upon your Start shade as well as a world’s initial indeed personal digital assistant. Today we am in China to speak about how we’re stability this prophesy in a really initial refurbish to Windows Phone 8.1, which we’re creation accessible in preview form for developers subsequent week. This refurbish has a little good brand brand brand brand new facilities for everybody around a world, as well as in sold we additionally enclosed a little which were utterly customized for as well as by people in China. I’m starting to discuss it we about a integrate of a brand brand brand brand new facilities in this update.

Cortana:

We have been anxious by a fad around Cortana in Windows Phone 8.1. And we’re vehement to have her accessible for people in China as well as a UK with this refurbish as a “beta” as well as in Canada, India, as well as Australia as an “alpha”.

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The outrageous Chinese marketplace has a garland of opposite expectations as well as needs than a US or pick countries—so whilst Cortana (nicknamed “Xiao Na”) in all functions a same approach in China as a US as well as a rest of a world, China did get a little “special features”. As you’d expect, in her notebook, she displays what she is tracking for you, so we can see as well as carry out it. You can set reminders as well as still hours with her. She understands a total internet so she straightforwardly helps we find anything we need. But a organisation in Microsoft China grown a series of a single some-more facilities privately for China. She has an pick form which has a opposite visible appearance, animations, as well as sounds. She supports Chinese (Mandarin) in voice, text, as well as speech. She additionally has specialized suggestions tuned privately for people vital in China, similar to air peculiarity report in continue cards, report about pushing restrictions, as well as a capability to lane internal TV shows as well as celebrities. She can demeanour up English difference in a Bing Dictionary for people seeking to brush up upon their English.

Of march wise a local-market isn’t specific to China! For a UK, Cortana has been tailored to await UK spellings as well as pronunciations as well as Bing-provided internal interpretation upon sports teams (for a EPL), a London Stock Exchange, commuter conditions, as well as more. The voice as well as accent is, of course, local, as well as Cortana’s celebrity in a UK has additionally been tweaked to be some-more locally relevant.

We’re additionally bringing a little improvements for Cortana in a U.S., together with brand brand brand brand new healthy denunciation scenarios, fall asleep times for reminders, as well as a series of tidy additions to her celebrity (try asking “do an impersonation” as well as see what happens). We’ve additionally combined a capability to plead Cortana hands-free in your automobile for phones continuous to automobile Bluetooth kits which have been integrated with your contacts list. If your automobile pack is integrated with your contacts, we can right away provide Cortana as a hit to plead her, simply observant “Call Cortana” as well as afterwards articulate to her as we routinely would.

We know there has been a lot of unrestrained about Cortana in most pick markets, as well as we longed for to give some-more people a capability to begin regulating Cortana. Therefore, we’re additionally starting a brand brand brand brand new “alpha” module in 3 countries: Canada, India, as well as Australia. This early adopter module will be opt-in as well as give people a capability to try Cortana regulating English denunciation models from a US as well as a UK.

Live Folders:

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You asked for it! You can right away classify your apps in to folders upon your Start screen! We call this Live Folders since a live tiles of apps crop up in a tile of a folders—you won’t skip tile updates since we organisation apps in a folder! To emanate a Live Folder, only draw towards a tile over an additional tile as well as afterwards name a folder. Open a printed matter to shift a printed matter name as well as prepare as well as distance a tiles however we want.

Xbox Music: Faster as well as with some-more features

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The Xbox Music app has been updated to broach most improved opening in areas similar to app bucket as well as list scrolling. It’s additionally brought behind facilities which were blank in a Windows Phone 8.1 Preview for Developers. From credentials sync of your collection, to appropriate to advance, a product has been ceaselessly adding facilities in each dual weeks for a past couple of months. And in a entrance month, there will be a “quickplay” of new playback activities, as well as await for Kids Corner. Some of these features/improvements have been already there in a ultimate Xbox Music app with a Windows Phone 8.1 release, though a little (Live Tile in particular) have been specific to a Windows Phone 8.1 Update. More to come!

Store Live Tile:

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We done it simpler for we to see a ultimate info about a ultimate apps as well as games accessible in a Windows Phone Store by a Live Tile. If we have a Store pinned to your Start shade upon your device, you’ll get updates upon a newest titles – rested each 6 hours – streamed boldly to we via your day.

SMS combine & forwarding:

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We have combined a capability to name mixed SMS messages for erasure as well as forwarding, creation it simpler to conduct your content messages.

Apps Corner:

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With Apps Corner, we can mention which apps have been displayed in a special “sandboxed” mode (like a stable Start screen) which restricts which apps have been used. This underline is for businesses so they can concede entrance to name apps in cases where a full MDM resolution isn’t required. Apps Corner can additionally be used to foot true to an app. An e.g. of where this unfolding would come in accessible competence be with employees during a placement core regulating Windows Phone inclination which go true in to an register app they make use of to indicate products in a room when they spin upon their phone. Apps Corner can additionally be used to setup sell demos. Retailers can trade a form of Apps Corner upon a single device as well as import it upon to pick devices. And developers can get interpretation upon use from inside Apps Corner too.

Enhanced remoteness as well as security:

We’ve done a little improvements in a Windows Phone 8.1 Update to keep your interpretation as well as temperament some-more stable upon open networks. For example, we have combined a capability for we to send as well as embrace interpretation by a practical in isolation network (VPN) when joining to Wi-Fi hotspots giving we an additional covering of protection. If you’re upon your home wireless, formulating a VPN provides anonymity to assistance defense your device from being identified by pick inclination upon a network.

When can we get a Windows Phone 8.1 Update?

If you’re already upon a Windows Phone 8.1 Preview for Developers afterwards this refurbish should be rolling out subsequent week. The Windows Phone 8.1 Update will hurl out to consumers with inclination using Windows Phone 8.1 in a entrance months. As always, keep sending us your feedback here upon UserVoice! Enjoy a update!

Windows Phone July 29th 2014

FACEBOOK MESSENGER FOR WINDOWS PHONE GETS VIDEO RECORDING AND PLAYBACK

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Facebook has expelled an refurbish for their Messenger app for Windows Phone which brings a couple of brand brand new facilities we consider we will enjoy. This refurbish introduces video recording as good as video playback so which we can send video messages as good as watch perceived videos without delay inside of a app. A brand brand new plaque add-on is additionally being introduced which shows new stickers, as good as a little plaque improvements to assistance save bandwidth. If we already have Messenger installed, we should proceed saying a refurbish soon.

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Don’t have Messenger installed? You can download it here for giveaway from a Windows Phone Store!

Windows Phone July 29th 2014