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Rudy Huyn is a popular name within the Windows Phone community, namely for the array of apps he has published to the store itself. 9GAG is one of them. The unofficial client enables fans of the humour website to check out latest posts and more while on the move. The app has today been updated to version 2.3.0.1. Head on past the break for the list of changes.

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British international bank, HSBC has released a Windows Phone app for the region of Brazil. The official solution brings mobile banking to the platform, offering customers new and more convenient ways to manage their money and accounts. If you reside in Brazil, hold an account with HSBC and are looking for an app for your Windows Phone, head on past the break for all the details.

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Unibeam is a simple flashlight app for Windows Phone 8 that has an eye-appealing interface.  Unibeam was recently updated to version 1.3, which adds a few new features, gives the app a slight makeover and fixes a few bugs.

The new features include a SOS mode that utilizes the Morse code format in time of emergency and a battery status on the Live Tile.  The makeover removes the Joker theme, revamps the Ironman theme and improves voice command support and performance.

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If you ever have the need to know your Windows Phone IP address, you can track it down through a simple Bing Search.  It is a trick that some of our seasoned readers may already be aware of but those new to Windows Phone may not be.

Just as you can do on your Windows 8 computer, if you launch Bing Search on your Windows Phone 8 device and type, “my IP address” the result will be your phone’s IP address.  It is easy as pie.

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It would appear that the UK mobile consumer is loving 4G, according to the latest statement from EE. The network, who was first to introduce LTE to the UK, had a target of signing up one million subscribers in 2013 and it only took ten months to get to that goal. During the following four months a further one million folk joined EE which goes to prove two things.

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Day 0: CES behind the scenes

Monday was our first day at CES, but the conference does not officially start until Tuesday, January 7th. The show floor was still being prepared, but we walked around for a little preview. Want to know what it’s like? Watch the video after the break for a quick look behind the scenes.

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Microsoft has told TechRadar that the company is witnessing some serious growth for its Windows Phone platform. Christoper Flores, director of communications for Microsoft, told the publication that attacks on "both ends" of the smartphone market were well under way (high-end and budget mobile devices) and we can expect to see further aggressive marketing should the deal with Nokia go through.

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Heard any good jokes lately?  If not, the Windows Phone 8 app Jokebox hopes to change that.

And if you have heard a few good jokes, the app will let you share your witticism with others to see if you are really that funny.  Jokebox is laid out in straightforward fashion and does have a few wisecracks that may make you crack a smile.

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CES doesn’t officially kick off until tomorrow, but that doesn’t companies from announcing all their products. Samsung didn’t announce anything new for Windows Phone, but there are a handful of new Windows devices from the Korean tech giant. Here are the specs and details for the Samsung ATIV Book 9 2014 Edition and the ATIV One7 2014 Edition.

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While 3D technology seemed to fall through relatively quickly, the 4K revolution may just be a real thing. This year at CES 2014, Toshiba introduced the world's first laptops with 4K resolution displays. The movement marks a huge milestone for fans of Ultra HD displays and promises to deliver the ultimate entertainment (and even work) solutions. 

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At times, watching the launch for Microsoft's Xbox One gaming console was like watching a low rise car try to make it over speed bumps in a parking lot — painful. The company's public relations and marketing departments constantly tripped onto their faces when the answers to DRM concerns and piracy control were nowhere to be found.

A couple of months after the launch of Xbox One, not only am I enjoying my personal system, but so are 3 million other gamers and entertainment consumers around the world. 

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Romans From Mars invades Windows Phone 8

Romans From Mars is a new game for Windows Phone 8 that pits you against an invading Martian army led by the God of War, Mars.  You play the role of the Roman soldier perched high atop a castle wall armed only with a crossbow.

Romans From Mars has enjoyed a decent amount of success over on iOS and Android platforms.  Based on just a short time playing the Windows Phone game, it should share similar success on our platform as well.

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Vizio is better known for their HD televisions and sound bars than their selection of Windows PCs, but it is seen as no surprise considering they only jumped into the game two years ago. Their last selection of machines where simple and beautiful, while at the same time lacking the refinement and careful engineering that would really make them solid machines.

This year at CES, the company is having another go and have introduced their new Thin + Light machines.  

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Huawei and ZTE are rather hot in the news when it comes to Windows Phone. The two Chinese OEM partners are potentially looking to release new hardware, running Microsoft's Windows Phone OS and rumours pinned the former manufacturer to unveil its Ascend W3 at CES this week.

Now, WPDang reports that this may not be the case and both Huawei and ZTE may well be eyeing up Mobile World Congress for some Windows Phone action.

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The Consumer Electronic Show in Las Vegas usually makes way for a plethora of, well, consumer electronics. Hewlett Packard has decided to go the other route this year and rolled out a new collection of business machines; the company doesn't have the largest market share when it comes to the enterprise world, but their latest collection of machines from the company is promising to excite. 

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Microsoft has recently discussed internally somewhat unconventional tactics to help drag Windows Phone up to the level of Android, closing the gap at a faster rate. The Information has had the opportunity to look at internal documentation, which covers numerous scenarios as to how Microsoft planned to compete against Google in the industry. Head past the break for the full read.

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The team has arrived, the gear has been unpacked, and we're ready for #CESLive. This is our biggest year at CES yet. All totaled, we have 22 people on the ground here in Las Vegas covering the content for all our sites this week, including CrackBerry, Android Central, iMore, Windows Phone Central and the newly launched Smartwatch Fans. Aside from the usual faces, the Mobile Nations family is once again teaming up with our friends at Geek Beat: featuring podcast pioneer Cali Lewis and tech evangelist John Pozadzides. 

We'll be covering all areas of tech whether we're talking health and fitness, automotive, home technologies, smartphones, tablets and more. CES is the spot for it all and generally the spot to get a first glimpse at a lot of the cool new technologies that will soon be hitting our lives. Some will make it, others we'll never hear from again, and that's what makes it all exciting!

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AT&T Drive is a new platform for services where partners can use the AT&T network and mobile device knowledge to get their vehicles connected and smarter.  AT&T Drive will allow automakers and developers to develop their own innovative and customized connected cars solutions.

The initiative includes leaders in the connected car industry such as Ericsson, Jasper Wireless, Amdocs (customized billing solutions), Voicebox, Synchronoss (cloud platform solutions) and Accenture.

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AT&T held its Developer Summit today, announcing a new Sponsored Data plan. Senior executive John Donovan took to the stage to reveal new options for businesses to pay AT&T on behalf of consumers when utilising the network to stream content, be it video, app data or even general website browsing.

This would enable consumers to access certain parts of the web without worrying about data caps and charges. Head on past the break for all the details.

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Live from the AT&T Developer Summit! [#CESlive]

We're live this morning from the AT&T Developer Summit at the Palms in Las Vegas.

What's in store if history repeats, a bunch of network news, and maybe a few device announcements.

The talk kicks off at 9 a.m. PST — that's noon on the East Coast. Hit us up after the break for the liveblog. 

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