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Will Windows Phone soon run Android apps?

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Today's rumour du jour is that Microsoft could be planning to add support for Android apps on Windows Phone - in a bid to boost the number of apps available. According to Neowin Microsoft might be investigating possible emulation technologies in a bid to shortcut its platform's chicken-and-egg problem, of not having enough apps to…

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Windows 10 will download updates using peer-to-peer technology

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Whilst the likes of BitTorrent have endlessly been demonised for enabling piracy, it turns out that the technology is also rather useful. So much so that Microsoft is apparently employing peer-to-peer tech when it rolls out Windows 10. According to The Verge, Windows 10 offers users the opportunity to download updates not just from Microsoft's…

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Is Microsoft’s Siri-like Cortana coming to iPhone and Android?

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Microsoft's voice assistant, Cortana, could be coming to iPhone and Android, unexpectedly. According to Reuters CEO Satya Nadella could greenlight the apps for rival platforms as part of his strategy of getting Microsoft's products on devices people actually use - rather than insisting that they use Windows Phone. Apparently Cortana could come as a stand…

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MWC 2015 rumours: HTC One M9, Samsung Galaxy S6 and more

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The annual Mobile World Congress in Barcelona is considered by many to be the biggest event in the mobile world - it is, after all, where many of this year's smartphones and tablets will be launched. MWC 2015 is expected to be the usual big affair, and there are plenty of rumours about what might…

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The UK Top 10 video games chart for Xbox One, PS4, Wii U and PC: The Order 1886 knocks Evolve from the top spot

Stuart O'Connor Computers, Gaming, Microsoft, Nintendo, Playstation 3, PlayStation 4, Sony, Top 10 Video Games Chart, Video games, Wii U, Xbox 360, Xbox One 1 Comment

Another new release comes straight in at No.1 for a second successive week – last week saw a No.1 launch for Evolve and this week it is Sony’s turn to debut at No.1 with PS4 exclusive The Order: 1886. The game was developed by Ready at Dawn Studios, known for PSP Daxter and…

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The UK Top 10 video games chart for Xbox One, PS4, Wii U and PC: Evolve launches at No.1

Stuart O'Connor Gadgets, Gaming, Microsoft, Nintendo, Playstation 3, PlayStation 4, Sony, Top 10 Video Games Chart, Video games, Wii U, Xbox 360, Xbox One Leave a Comment

The All Formats chart receives a much needed boost with 2K/Take 2’s Evolve leading the pack of new releases and taking the No.1 crown. Xbox One just edges the format share by a mere 1% with fewer than 400 sales between the two Gen 8 versions, while PC accounts for just 3% of…

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The UK Top 10 video games chart: CoD Advanced Warfare holds its own

Stuart O'Connor Gadgets, Gaming, Microsoft, Nintendo, Playstation 3, PlayStation 4, Sony, Top 10 Video Games Chart, Video games, Wii U, Xbox 360, Xbox One Leave a Comment

The top three remain unchanged this week, meaning Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare has now claimed eight weeks at No.1, equalling the total of FIFA 15. Both Grand Theft Auto V and FIFA 15 hold on to No.2 and No.3 respectively, while Assassin’s Creed: Unity jumps four places up to No.4 thanks to…

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Microsoft launches Android lockscreen app

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Microsoft has quietly launched another Android app into the Google Play store. Simply titled "Picturesque Lock Screen", the app will change the background image to match the photos Bing uses on its homepage. It has some neat features too, as Microsoft explains: "Picturesque Lock Screen, a Microsoft Garage project, brings the beautiful Bing home page…

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