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This Lumia 928 case is tough. Not just in a protection standpoint, either. We're talking looks, too. It has reinforced corners with a custom shock dissipation system that absorbs nasty impacts. While the screen is left unprotected, the case's edges elevate your display so it doesn't rub against surfaces while faced down.

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Photo Marker is a neat little app that enables you to mark and add notes to any photo on your Windows Phone. Today, the developer released version 1.6, adding a number of small improvements. As covered in our review of the app, it's not an app that you'll use day-in and day-out, but it's super-handy to have available if you happen to snap a bunch of photos on your smartphone.

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The time is upon us, the Mobile Nations team is packing up, hitting the airport and making the trip to Barcelona, Spain, for the annual Mobile World Congress. Everyone who's anyone in mobile will be in attendance, which includes Microsoft as well as some other Windows and Windows Phone vendors.

We've a busy time in store over the coming week, so here's a quick run down of what's in store, what to expect and how you can follow it all.

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Evil Slayer is a Windows Phone game that hit Store shelves late last year and plays out a lot like a tower defense game. You just don't have any towers and your finger is the first line of defense.

The game has you tasked with protecting the local farm from an invasion of Zombies, demons and other monsters who are intent on stealing your pumpkins. You defend your crops by tapping on the monsters or setting traps to ruin their day. Evil Slayer is an entertaining gaming title with nice graphics, challenging game play and a pace that will give your fingers a workout. Available for low-memory Windows Phones, if you are in search of a fun game to pass the time with Evil Slayer is worth trying.

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We go hands-on with the cool new features on 6tag 4.0

The official Instagram app for Windows Phone hasn't seen an update since March last year. It's still lacking features offered by the official apps on iOS and Android. The good news is that 6tag, a popular third-party Instagram app for Windows Phone, continues to add new features that are absent from the official one. With latest version 4.0 update, you can adjust filter strength, play with five new filters, and edit existing posts. Want to see it in action? Check out our hands-on video.

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Microsoft Lumia 435 now on sale in the UK

Having gone on sale in various markets around the world, Microsoft's new Lumia 435 has now officially gone on sale in the UK. The single SIM version can be had via Amazon UK right now for a pretty reasonable £66.92 with free delivery.

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Five solid laptops for students

If you're a student looking for a new laptop, we've got a few suggestions for you.

A good laptop is absolutely necessary in school to crank out papers, finish assignments, and conduct research. Whether you're wrapping up a thesis or trying to survive your first year of high school, we've got some solid laptops lined up here that are portable, powerful, and fits into the modest student budget.

Many tablets (namely the Surface Pro 3) can do double duty as laptop replacements, especially if you don't want to spend a lot of money, put a premium on portability, and need freehand writing support for class notes. Be sure to read up on our latest tablet coverage to see what's around. Also, check in with your school and shop around for educational discounts. They're more common than you think.

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Update: Well that didn't take long. It looks like 6tag is back and ready to download.

Original story: This morning, Rudy Huyn released 6tag 4.0, bringing some of the latest Instagram features to Windows Phone like new filters and finally being able to edit posts.

One issue many of you are noticing is that after you update your existing 6tag app, the program fails to load. Instead, it back out and goes back to your Start screen (or menu). Turns out it is a cache incompatibility problems and uninstalling and reinstalling the app appears to fix it.

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Earlier this week, Microsoft released a new software update for the Microsoft Band that enabled keyboard support, Quick Read, and a new Run tile. Additionally, the companion Microsoft Health app was updated as well, bringing many new features including Microsoft HealthVault integration.

Tonight, another new firmware software update is going out. We first noticed it when our Microsoft Health app stopped syncing due to a request for an upgrade.

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