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Welcome to the new music experience in Windows 10. As hinted at earlier this morning by Paul Thurrott, the company just announced it's rebranding the Xbox Music experience to "Groove", while also renaming the Xbox Video app to just "Movies & TV." According to a blog post about the changes, the...

July 6th 2015 at 3:56pm 0 Comments
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We first heard about Skype's Translator feature back in May, and that it should arrive before the end of the year. Well, in keeping with that timeline, the video-chatting outfit opened up a preview for Windows 8.1 devices. As its moniker suggests, the new feature converts speech in real-time, to k...

November 3rd 2014 at 4:39pm 0 Comments
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There's a new Google Maps on the way, and you can check it out today. The search giant just simplified the process for getting access -- instead of signing up and waiting for an email invitation, you can simply hit the source link below and click through to explore the new interface. The redesigne...

July 16th 2013 at 5:14pm 0 Comments
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Wondering what Skype's Windows 8 interface might look like? Sure, you could use your imagination -- and probably guess the design with a fair amount of accuracy -- or you can poke around an early hands-on over at Neowin, complete with a half-dozen UI grabs. While still in preview state, the app ap...

August 17th 2012 at 2:31pm 0 Comments
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Maybe you heard, but Microsoft launched a new email service today. No, not Hotmail -- a completely new, built-from-scratch service. This is Outlook.com, and for the time being, at least, it will exist separately from Hotmail. So why didn't Redmond just give Hotmail a drastic overhaul? Well, friend...

July 31st 2012 at 12:01pm 0 Comments
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It's probably fair to say that Twitter clients were the first "killer app" category for the iPhone -- Twitterific lead the charge way back when, but Tweetie came quickly after and then the flood gates were opened. But now, a late and unexpected challenger has entered the ring: Twitter themselves. Ma...

December 4th 2009 at 12:00am 0 Comments