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Black Friday: The best Microsoft deals

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Microsoft is offering hundreds of pounds off some of its best-known products for Black Friday. The company has reduced prices on its tablets, games consoles, games and accessories for the event, which takes place on November 25. Shoppers can save hundreds of pounds on a Surface Pro 4 while also getting … Read more »

CES 2017: The model car kit that can improve kids’ lives

A model kit that helps children build and program their own toy cars has been recognised by one of the world’s top innovation award shows for improving kids’ lives. SAM Labs, which is based in London and graduated from Microsoft’s start-up programme in 2014, has revealed that its Curious Cars … Read more »

Zombie apocalypse: the latest games you need to download now

From fighting zombies to helping a young, blind girl on her life-changing journey, here are the best games to download this week. Zombie Anarchy In Zombie Anarchy, you must gather skilled survivors to your side and unite against relentless attackers – both living and dead. Scavenge in the city, wage … Read more »

A company that makes meetings worth going to just raised $1m

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A company that allows people to easily share ideas and content during meetings and presentations has secured $1 million of funding to expand into the US. Glisser, which enables presenters to interact and share slides with audiences via their smartphones, has been handed investment from backers including Downing Ventures, the London … Read more »

Minecraft Halloween skins: the best apps and games to download this week

From spooky skins and capturing castles to finalising floor plans, here is this week’s best apps and games to download now. Minecraft: Campfire Tales skin pack The Minecraft: Campfire Tales skin pack has been released for Halloween and features 16 skins, including the Headless Haunter, Lumbering Jack, the Sea-Swallowed Captain, the … Read more »

Minecraft to WeChat: the best new apps and indie games to download now

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From building worlds in Minecraft to staying in touch with your friends using WeChat, here’s a round-up of the best apps and independent games recently released and available to download now. WeChat (update) WeChat offers free texting, voice messages and video calls from your phone. Instant messaging includes group chats and animated smileys, while … Read more »

The best new apps and indie games to download now

From catching slime to building towns, here’s a round-up of the best apps and independent games recently released and available to download now. Facebook (update) The new Windows 10 app is significantly faster than running Facebook on the internet, while the Facebook Live tile helps you find out what your friends and family are … Read more »

Pokémon Go: New tool can detect Pikachu and friends

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You’ve caught a Pikachu in the park, a Squirtle in the supermarket and a Bulbasaur at the bus stop. By now, your Pokémon Go library is probably looking pretty full; and while you’ve got to “catch ’em all”, it can be difficult to keep track of ’em all. Luckily, Microsoft … Read more »

Microsoft Windows Phone: The five apps you need this summer

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The summer is in full swing, so the Windows Store has chosen some amazing free apps you need over the next few months. Our top picks include GroupMe, which allows you to connect with friends and family on the go, and AccuWeather, so you can stay up to date on the unpredictable … Read more »

This month’s latest and greatest apps for Windows Phones

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June marks the start of festival season, and as some of the world’s biggest acts head to Britain to entertain the crowds, we’ve rounded up some of the best apps for your Windows Phone to help you party all day. Must-have apps include Shazam, which allows you to instantly identify … Read more »

This month’s latest and greatest apps for Windows Phones

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Spring has now sprung, so this month we’re bringing you the freshest apps for your Windows Phone. From a brand new version of edjing, the world’s number one DJ app that transforms your device into a real DJ vinyl turntable, to the latest games that will keep you occupied during … Read more »

Make more of your day with the Lumia 650

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There are only so many hours in the day, so making the most of your time is critical. But there are only really two ways to improve productivity – you either work harder, or work smarter. Today Microsoft announced the Lumia 650 – the latest smartphone to run on Windows … Read more »

2015: The moments that changed the world

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As 2015 draws to a close it’s time to reflect on the moments that made it such a monumental year – from epic sporting achievements to political change, tragic world events and out-of-this-world space exploration, 2015 has been a year filled with moments that will go down in history. Bing … Read more »

This month’s latest and greatest apps for Microsoft Lumia Phones

This month we’re bringing you some of the latest and greatest games to hit Microsoft Lumia Phones, and the ultimate apps for TV addicts. From the original and unique ‘Prune’, cartoon pirate fun with Munchausen and the return of Tiny Troopers, there’s plenty to keep gamers entertained this December.  And, … Read more »

An Office 2016 page-turner

An illustrated short story was created using Office 365

Back in September when we launched the brand new Microsoft Office 2016, we released a suite of tools that allow everyone from professional data crunchers to part-time poets to do more by working together and collaborating more effectively.   To put these new features to the test, we challenged award-winning … Read more »

This month’s latest and greatest apps for Windows Phones

This month we’re bringing you some exciting games – including Top Gear: Extreme Parking, a wild ride through the Top Gear Test Track, a nightmare for any driving instructor! If you’re on the hunt for the perfect photo, 4Blend HDR will help you achieve this using Nokia Imaging HDK. For … Read more »

Windows 10 Devices: a new chapter

It’s been an incredible few months for Microsoft. Since the launch of Windows 10 in July, we now have 110 million devices around the world running our new operating system. At an event in New York on 6th October, we announced the next chapter, unveiling a new era of Windows … Read more »

This month’s latest and greatest apps for Windows Phone

This month we’re bringing you some exciting games – including Lara Croft GO, a turn-based take on one of the most popular series out there. Plus, if you’re looking for something to liven up your commute, Audible Audiobooks or iHeartRadio will put your phone to good use! If you loved … Read more »

Calling all game developers in Wales

By doing a simple internet search for ‘tips for game developers’, you are met with a dizzying array of top tips, success guides, business tips and marketing guides to choose from. If you’re a game developer start-up working alone, there is a lot of support and advice on offer, perhaps … Read more »

This month’s latest and greatest apps for Windows Phones

This month has seen the launch of some great new games and apps – with two legendary franchises in Halo: Spartan Strike and Star Wars Rebels: Recon now available in the Windows Phone Store. We’ve also got a treat for you, as the culinary challenge offered by Toca Kitchen makes a … Read more »

The app that puts Eurovision at your fingertips

With an international audience of 200 million, and 40 participating countries, the Eurovision Song Contest is undoubtedly one of the world’s most popular televised entertainment events. Today, Microsoft and the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) announce the launch of the official Eurovision Song Contest app – by far the best way … Read more »

This month’s latest and greatest apps for Windows Phones

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This month has seen the launch of some great new games – with two legendary franchises in Halo: Spartan Strike and Star Wars Rebels: Recon now available in the Windows Phone Store. We’ve also got a treat for you, as the culinary challenge offered by Toca Kitchen makes a return … Read more »

This month’s latest and greatest apps

16 March 2015 – With Spring around the corner, Windows Phone has some fresh apps to offer. See off winter with great games like Dragon’s Blade II, keep updated while on your commute with Fedora Reader, or capturing the last days of winter with Afterlight, the apps below are sure … Read more »

This month’s latest and greatest apps

February brings with it some great new apps from Windows Phone, whether it’s increasing your productivity with the ever-useful Dropbox or getting back on the bike to get the most out of Striver, Windows Phone apps are here to bring convenience and fun to your life.  Come back in a … Read more »

This month’s latest and greatest apps

2015 has kicked off with a bang for Windows Phone, with some great free apps available this January. Get rid of the winter blues with some of the fantastic games, including the ultra-popular Minecraft, and ensure your health kick is aided by great new recipes from Epicurious. What’s more, Windows … Read more »

Stuck for present ideas this Christmas?

Microsoft has got a myriad of gifts to suit all members of the family and all budgets this Christmas. Whether you’re looking to splurge with the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 or save with colourful accessories there’s a Microsoft gift for everyone this year. Splurge Microsoft Surface Pro 3 (From RRP … Read more »

This month’s latest and greatest apps

Every month we provide you with a roundup of the latest and greatest apps, along with updates to our favourite apps. Please see below for the last monthly app update of the year, featuring some great games and some seriously useful tools to help make your life easier. See you … Read more »

This month’s latest and greatest apps

With so many new, informative and fun apps available on a daily basis, it can be hard to pinpoint the best apps for you. Each month, we plan to make the process a little easier by recommending five apps. See here our very first recommendations and don’t forget to check … Read more »

What’s next for cloud gaming?

The games industry is booming in the UK and the variety of games is shifting as mobile devices and popular apps bring gaming to a wider audience than ever before. From small gaming apps to be played on the commute, to immersive console games which can take days to complete, … Read more »

Picture the scene, festival fans: now you CAN share the moment

It’s beginning to look a lot like summer, as Glastonbury, Reading, Isle of Wight and all the other great British festivals come around once again. For tens of thousands of fans that means the season of mud, tents and unquestionably great music – and whether it’s Kasabian, Arcade Fire, Metallica … Read more »

Microsoft’s 2014 Festival Survival Tips

Mud, rain, mates and good tunes. That’s right, it is summer music festival season again and we all know the better prepared you are the more fun you will have. So aside from a pair of fancy Wellingtons and a backstage pass, what are the best tech devices and apps … Read more »

UK Games Industry: what have we got to lose?

The UK is one of the most successful and lucrative games development hubs in the world. The industry is worth more than £1bn to the economy and it employs around 30,000 people. Home grown games such as Grand Theft Auto – the biggest selling entertainment property of all time – … Read more »

Get that Summer beach body in shape

The clocks have gone forward, which means the countdown to summer – and getting that summer beach body in shape – has started.  And if you’re STILL struggling to shed those extra pounds from too much New Year celebrating, fear not: help is at hand in the shape of trainer … Read more »

Computer games get smarter with Microsoft’s cloud

Did you ever get stuck at a level of your favourite smartphone game? Struggled with the controls of a particular app – and were never quite sure whether to blame the games’ fiddly controls or fat fingers for the trouble? British games studio Mediatonic doesn’t have that kind of problem … Read more »

Get APPy – and take our Picture Quiz

If Pharrell Williams is everyone’s favourite big hatted pop star of the moment, it’s equally fair to say we’re all singing his song of the moment: all together now, ‘because we’re Apppyyyyyy…’. Oh ok, maybe his recent BRITs show-stopping #1 hit isn’t about the wonderful things that make our smartphones … Read more »

‘Appy Christmas from Windows and Windows Phone

To showcase the range of family apps available on Windows and Windows Phone, ahead of Christmas, we invited media and their families to attend a family day out at London Zoo. Daddy Pig at London Zoo December 02, 2013 Taken with the Nokia Lumia 1020   The Saturday morning event … Read more »