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How the city of Miami is turning to the cloud to do more with less

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“Imagine you’re a homeowner or a contractor, and you’re told an inspector is coming today, but there’s no way to know exactly when,” says Kevin Burns, the city’s chief information officer. That means citizens “spend more time than they should just waiting around.” The new app allows citizens to track … Read more »

Whee! Check out some of our favorite Microsoft Hyperlapse videos

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Using Microsoft Hyperlapse Mobile, you’ve created time-lapse videos from the air to the ski slopes, and some of our favorites are shared on Conversations: The Microsoft Devices Blog. Microsoft Hyperlapse Mobile helps you speed up and stabilize first-person videos shot on your Lumia. “We love your originality,” writes Nishtha Arora. … Read more »

Microsoft improves Windows Store app catalog for customers

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Customers shopping in the Windows Store app catalog now have a new and improved experience, with less clutter and more helpful information. Microsoft has begun enforcing a more robust approach to its 10.1 app certification policy to help customers easily find quality, high-value apps in the Windows Store. … Read more »

Conducting with Kinect, a world premiere

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The maestro raises his right arm with an abrupt, exacting motion. Then he raises it higher and higher still, slicing the air. His left hand juts out in a fist that remains clenched. With an avalanche of notes, the piano comes to life. This is what it looks like to … Read more »