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Bioware Director Casey Hudson to lead Xbox and HoloLens games division

Remember the Mass Effect series? We do! Microsoft has hired on Casey Hudson who was the director of that series along with being a project director on the Knights of the Old Republic saga to be their new creative director for Xbox and HoloLens gaming. I don’t know about you, but that gets us gamers over here at Plutanium.com pretty excited because most of us are big fans of both of those franchises.  Hopefully he lays some golden paths in Microsoft’s rising gaming presence. In a statement by Hudson he … Continue reading

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You-Doo is now a ‘Universal’ app!

What does this mean? It means You-Doo is now available not only on your Windows phone but also on any device running Windows 8.1+ including PC’s, Tablets and soon Xbox One! You can continue to use the free version of You-Doo on all devices but for the full experience You-Doo Pro is now available as an in-app-purchase. For $4.99 you can buy it on one device and you will own it on all devices. Here are some of the new exciting features that Pro brings. • Task sharing • Device syncing … Continue reading

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Windows 10 is imminent!

Today I sat in on a live webcast straight from the heart of Microsoft with the top dogs talking about Windows 10 and what it will bring. It was very interesting and they had plenty of surprises. Can you say holograms? Well that was all the buzz during the broadcast. Here are just a few of the things I learned today. Main Highlights Xbox now runs universal apps New “Continuum” feature lets users seamlessly switch between desktop mode and metro mode. Start menu is back and even better. Can full … Continue reading

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Another batch of Microsoft Bands to go on sale today

If you have been waiting to get your hands on one of these babies and missed out on the initial run a couple of weeks ago, today is your lucky day. Microsoft announced that it will be offering a limited amount of them on their Microsoft Store website again starting today. So if you have an extra $199 burning a hole in your pocket or you want to get a great Christmas gift for your favorite techie, head on over to the Microsoft Store and pick one up! Hurry, the supplies … Continue reading

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Lumia Denim has been announced by Microsoft

Microsoft has announced that Lumia Denim will be the next firmware release for Lumia phones including handsets like the Lumia 930, Lumia Icon and Lumia 1520. With this release you can look forward to improvements with the camera to further cement Microsoft’s domination in the mobile photography space. Also look for improvements in the speed at which you can fire up the camera and take pictures, new features including long press 4k video capture and Moment Capture which is an upgrade to the existing Smart Sequence paradigm. Look for the … Continue reading

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Windows Phone OS 8.1 and Lumia Cyan update hit today!

Microsoft announced that the Global rollout of it’s much anticipated operating system and firmware update was starting today. Lumia 925 and 625 are the only confirmed rollouts so far, but expect it to hit a Lumia near you soon and other brands shortly thereafter. WP8.1 brings Microsoft’s personal assistant app “Cortana” to life as well as the new and improved Notification Center. Transparent live tiles, Universal apps and better blue tooth support are just a few of the updates that are sure to thrill the WP8 phone users. So make sure … Continue reading

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BING to get even better!

Microsoft is getting rid of three of their premier map programs in favor of unifying them all into Bing Maps. This should be a favorable move for us end users since it will mean consolidating features into one handy place. Bing Maps is already fantastic but looks to be getting even better in the coming months. The three map programs that are being retired are: MapPoint, Streets & Trips and AutoRoute. Support for these products will still be available for at least another year and all licenses and copies of the … Continue reading

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Black Berry Messenger set to arrive on Windows Phone next month

CEO John Chen said today that the popular messaging client will be available in July on Windows Phones. The app is already available for the other major platforms. BBM users who have Windows Phones have been very vocal about their desire for a Windows client and now they get their wish. Kudos to Black Berry for listening to their users and moving the platform forward.

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3D touch coming to Windows Phones

Rumors have been running around this week about new ‘Kinect like’ gesture support for the Windows Phone line. This means you will be able to control your phone simply by making gestures in front of the screen. An example of a new feature that will utilize the technology is called Mix View. It lets you manipulate live tiles by hovering over them. The live tile can ‘explode out’ into multiple little tiles with different information on them that the app developer has included. There will be endless possibilities with this technology and … Continue reading

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You-Doo version 1.4 is live!

It’s Here! With the arrival of version 1.4 comes the ability to set notifications for ‘leaving’ a gps location. Prior to this update You-Doo only allowed you to set notifications upon ‘entering’ a gps location along with calendar event items. Also with the introduction of transparent live tiles in Windows Phone 8.1 coming soon, we have redone You-Doo’s live tiles to conform to your phone’s theme settings including the ability to use transparent tiles. Yay!   Here is a full list list of changes for version 1.4 available now: Update … Continue reading

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