Ping 214: Bing and Twitter, encryption, Nokia 635, Free Money, Cortana world cup skilz and xBox updates

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Hey everybody! Despite some confusion on publishing responsibilities - this week we're back in the studio for this episode of PING!

Some of the things that Microsofties are pinging each other about recently include the following:

[04:51] Bing's latest round of new Twitter-related search features

[06:53] Outlook.com and OneDrive adds new Encryption capabilities

[08:34] Nokia 635 announced on T-Mobil

[10:30] Nokia GiftVoucher app for select Nokia users

[11:21] Cortana World Cup Prediction skilz

[14:10] xBox.com website update and gamer profile page update

[15:42] Sunset Overdrive exclusive title - deeper look

Question of the week! What apps would you guy with that Nokia $25 voucher?

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      developkc

      Performance to Price - I don't think anything compares to the 520/521.  Wish there was a little more umph to it, but not worth the extra $500 to get a beefier model.  I wish T-Mobile had a good $200-$250 Lumia model to choose. The 635 looks interesting, but not sure its worth the money to replace my "still good enough for 95% of what I need it for" 521 Lumia.

      Sadly I guess I don't get a $25 gift voucher on my 521? That's disappointing.

      If you guys are ever in KC (in the summer) - you should do a PING show from the Verruckt.  http://www.nbcnews.com/business/travel/its-insane-worlds-tallest-water-slide-ready-open-n151881

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      Fabulous_​Fadz
      I just discovered the gift voucher app but unfortunately it's not available for my 920. Now thinking I should have upgraded to the 1520 which has it. Still it's a solid move to give users a gift which I support. I'll still go on to a Lumia 930 as my next phone when it's available where I am. I just hope the 930 is a supported device and that the promo is still available by then.

      To answer your question, I'd have spent a good deal of it on some language apps. I speak 4.1 languages, Shona, Ndebele, English, Spanish plus a very little bit of Japanese; I intend to pick up Italian, French and Mandarin in the not to distant future. A lot of the language learning apps I've seen are available at a cost of have a lot of in app purchases and of have liked to use the gift voucher on these.
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      Jeremiad

      Meep, and of course that gift voucher app isn't available in Finland.

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      Doctor Who

      , Fabulous_​Fadz wrote

      I just discovered the gift voucher app but unfortunately it's not available for my 920. Now thinking I should have upgraded to the 1520 which has it. Still it's a solid move to give users a gift which I support. I'll still go on to a Lumia 930 as my next phone when it's available where I am. I just hope the 930 is a supported device and that the promo is still available by then.

      To answer your question, I'd have spent a good deal of it on some language apps. I speak 4.1 languages, Shona, Ndebele, English, Spanish plus a very little bit of Japanese; I intend to pick up Italian, French and Mandarin in the not to distant future. A lot of the language learning apps I've seen are available at a cost of have a lot of in app purchases and of have liked to use the gift voucher on these.

      It's not available for my 928 either. :(

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