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Opportunity: Target Windows with your Unity Games. Hands-on training and offers to help you get started

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If you are a game developer today, you know how critical Unity is; the Unity toolset and cross-platform game engine is used by developers to build some of the most compelling games being released today. Microsoft is taking steps to ensure that it’s not only easy to build outstanding Unity games for Windows, but also easy for developers who currently have Unity games on other platforms, to bring those games to Windows.

Swarm now available for Windows Phone

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In 2009, Foursquare launched aiming to help people do two things: to help people keep up and meet up with their friends and to discover great places. Over time, Foursquare realized that when people opened their app, they were almost always doing just one of those things. So in May, Foursquare announced that they will unbundle these two experiences into two separate apps – the Foursquare app and a new app called Swarm.

Acer announces new Aspire V Nitro series laptops

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Today, Acer has announced 15-inch and 17-inch Aspire V Nitro series laptops. These laptops look slick and offer cutting edge performance for tackling things like photo and video editing or playing games and watching Blu-ray movies. For those looking for even more performance, Acer is also announcing a special Aspire V Nitro Black Edition.

IT Pros – get the latest updates for Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2

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We continue to deliver improvements to Windows through regular updates as part of our “Update Tuesday” each month in order to respond more quickly to customer and partner feedback. We have been doing so ever since the release of the Windows 8.1 Update back in April. This month is no different.

4 tips for a standout Start screen on your Windows Phone

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For me, the Windows Phone Start screen was the catalyst for leaving my iPhone behind. It’s just SO much better in terms of customization, personalization…basically any kind of -ization you can think of.

Award-winning GamePho app and Windows 8.1 empower gamers with multi-screen, converged experiences

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Emre Taş recently received support from App Campus to develop and launch the two-match puzzle game, Witch Potion, in the Windows Phone Store. Taş is the CEO of the Turkish development firm Alictus. Impressed with the features and performance of the 8.1 platform, he is excited about porting his award-winning motion-controller app, GamePho, to Windows.

Windows Phone folders: A new way to organize your Start screen

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There’s no right or wrong way to arrange your Tiles on Start—there’s only your way. And now, with folders in Windows Phone 8.1 Update, you can make your Start screen more you-ier than ever before. If it’s a Tile on Start, you can add it to a folder. Just push one Tile over another one to make it happen.

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August updates for Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2

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In April, we released a bigger, more comprehensive package of improvements to Windows 8.1 called the Windows 8.1 Update. We did the same for Server too, with Windows Server 2012 R2 Update.

Facebook for Windows Phone gets a big update today

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Today, Facebook for Windows Phone is receiving a major update that brings an updated design and new features that were previously available in beta. Along with the overhauled user experience and improved app performance, Facebook for Windows Phone now supports more languages and has the ability for you to upload videos taken with your Windows Phone device directly to from the app.

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