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Technology

Internet Explorer 10 Now Available for Windows 7

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Today Microsoft finally releases Internet Explorer 10 for Windows 7. Internet Explorer is 20% faster for real world web sites and there is also a 60% increase in support modern web standards.

As mentioned on the IEBlog today, Internet Explorer 10 for Windows 7…

improves performance across the board with faster page loading, faster interactivity, and faster JavaScript performance, while reducing CPU usage and improving battery life on mobile PCs.

The biggest news on the Windows 7 front is performance.

IE 10 for Windows 7 in the real world is 20 percent faster than IE 9. We spent a lot of time on this.

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MobileTechnology

Nokia Lumia phones to get more exclusive Windows Phone apps

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More Nokia announcements today on exclusive Nokia Lumia apps…

  • GoPro app
  • Burton and  Burton Sequencer apps
  • Foursquare app
  • Tumblr (official) app

Finally Nokia has struck a deal with Dreamworks Animation. Dreamworks will use Nokia’s API to create rich, interactive entertainment experiences exclusively for Nokia devices. No details on what ‘interactive entertainment experiences’ are coming, but we should know more later this year and hopefully see them in the second half of 2013.

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Enjoy!

DevelopmentMobileTechnology

Windows Phone Dev Center App

Came across a great Windows Phone app that lets you track your app and provides all kinds of great data about it.

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Good app developers know how to keep their customers happy. The Windows Phone Dev Center app (preview) gives you all that great data about how your app is doing in the real world to help you make it the best it can be. Access download and crash trends, and read user reviews quickly from your phone.

IMPORTANT: This app requires a Windows Phone Dev Center account and won’t work without one.

Key features:

• Secure connection to Windows Phone Dev Center.
• Downloads and crash trends for 5d, 1m, 6m, and 1y periods.
• User reviews translated to a language of your choice.
• Live Tile updates of new downloads and crashes.
• Ability to share links to your apps.
• Payment info.

Check it out:

http://www.windowsphone.com/en-us/store/app/dev-center/2d3063c2-4b29-4e69-9c03-50b67b0e6aec

MobileTechnology

Nokia Ships New HERE Location Apps for Windows Phone 8

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Excellent post on new announcements for Nokia HERE location apps. Read more.

HERE Maps, HERE Drive Beta and HERE Transit are all available for all Windows Phone 8 smartphone users.

HERE Drive+ and HERE City Lens remain an exclusive for Nokia Lumia devices.

Enjoy!

MobileTechnology

Nokia Lumia 920 Voted Smartphone of the Year

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I love my Nokia Lumia 920.

CommunicationTechnology

Rumor: Microsoft retiring Windows Live Messenger, Skype taking the helm

I came across an interesting rumor about the possible retirement of Windows Live Messenger and having Skype take over. If that is true, then Windows Live Messenger might be no more in a few months time.

I use both Windows Live Messenger and Skype, so it would be nice to have them consolidated into 1 account, 1 service. I’ve also tried Skype on Windows 8 and it’s fantastic.

If you haven’t tried Skype, then you should.

References

Neowin: http://www.neowin.net/news/rumor-microsoft-retiring-windows-live-messenger-skype-taking-the-helm

Technology

Office 2013 Now Available on TechNet and MSDN

Microsoft has completed Office 2013 and made it available to TechNet and MSDN subscribers.

If you have a subscription, go get it!