Articles by Mark Guim

EA Sports UFC
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by Mark Guim
Dec 18, 2014

If you're an EA Access member, a new game has just been added for download. As expected, EA Sports UFC is now available in the Vault. It joins Battlefield 4, Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare, Need For Speed Rivals, Madden NFL 25, FIFA 14, and Peggle 2 in an evolving collection of EA...

Soccer Runner
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by Mark Guim
Dec 17, 2014

Endless running games are starting to feel the same, but something hit the Windows Phone Store that feels a bit different. Soccer Runner introduces a football element to the usual gameplay found on Subway Surfers. Run, jump, slide, break, dodge, and score goals in this unique endless...

JDB Facebook
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by Mark Guim
Dec 13, 2014

We've noticed plenty of readers did not like the new update for Facebook Beta, which features a "Top Stories" newsfeed by default. We've heard your complaints, and it seems many of you like a more traditional "Most Recent" newsfeed. As Daniel explained, the change to "Top Stories" is a...

Pimp My Band for Microsoft Band
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by Mark Guim
Dec 12, 2014

If you have a Microsoft Band, you need to download this app right away! Pimp my Band for Windows Phone lets you change your Band wallpaper with any image or photo you want. By default, the official Microsoft Health app limits your choices to what they have included. Pimp my Band adds...

Straw
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by Mark Guim
Dec 12, 2014

Straw, the new exciting app for quickly polling your friends and followers, has just been updated. The new release, version 1.0.9, adds toast notifications when a poll ends. It also includes numerous bug fixes.

Straw is still in Beta, but it is frequently updated based on user...

Minecraft Pocket Edition
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by Mark Guim
Dec 10, 2014

In case you missed it, Minecraft: Pocket Edition has just been released for Windows Phone 8.1. There are over 100 million people who already play this game, and now Windows Phone users can join the fun. It costs $6.99 without a trial, so some of you might be hesitant to give it a chance...

Threes
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by Mark Guim
Dec 09, 2014

Threes! has just been named by Apple as the iPhone Game of the Year. Coincidently, it also has just been released for the Xbox One. You've probably heard of the game by now, but in case you haven't, it's a puzzle game that makes you slide tiles on a grid to combine numbers in multiples...

Surface Pro 3 Type Cover
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by Mark Guim
Dec 08, 2014

Beginners' Tips Series!

Do you have the Type Cover for Surface Pro 3? If you said yes, we have a very quick tip for you. There's no dedicated screen brightness button, but you can still adjust the brightness with a couple of keyboard shortcuts. Simply press Fn + Del or the Fn +...

TouchRetouch
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by Mark Guim
Dec 08, 2014

If you asked me to describe the TouchRetouch app in one word, I'd say it's magical. We've covered this photo editing app a few months ago, but it's worth a second look. It's also a universal app, so that means you can buy it once, and then download it both on your Windows and Windows...

EA SPORTS UFC
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by Mark Guim
Dec 06, 2014

I can't remember the last time I watched a boxing match with someone getting knocked out. I find it boring. UFC matches, on the other hand, seem to be more entertaining to watch. If you have an Xbox One and like mixed martial arts, then you've probably played or heard of EA Sports UFC....

Knox's Room
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by Mark Guim
Dec 04, 2014

If you're not tired of puzzle games yet, here's another one to check out. Knox's Room is a challenging physics puzzle game, which the general goal involves causing a specific object to move, float or fall in a particular direction. It has been out for a while now, but it's worth...

Microsoft Band VIP
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by Mark Guim
Dec 03, 2014

If you get a lot of emails, you can limit the notifications you receive on your Microsoft Band by creating a VIP list. This makes the Band send you mail notifications only from contacts you select. We'll show you how to do it in our hands-on video.

Stickman Soccer
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by Mark Guim
Dec 01, 2014

I love FIFA 15 on my Xbox One, but I haven't found a great football (soccer) game on Windows Phone until now. It's called Stickman Soccer. You won't find realistic models of your favorite players or fancy tackling animations here. This is a simple, arcade-style soccer game that plays...

Masks
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by Mark Guim
Nov 28, 2014

You've probably added filters to your images before sharing online. Masks, an image editor we've covered before, is another tool you should check out to prettify your photos. It has just been updated to version 2.0. Even though many elements still look the same, it has been completely...

Duolingo
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by Mark Guim
Nov 25, 2014

Duolingo, the popular and free language-learning app launched on Windows Phone last week, and I've been playing with it to refresh my Spanish lessons from high school. I like it because it feels like a game I have to beat. If you haven't tried it out yet, we've installed Duolingo on the...

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by Mark Guim
Nov 21, 2014

The Microsoft Band lets you see who's calling without taking your phone out of your pocket. It can also let you respond quickly with preset messages. By default, the Microsoft Band has three messages, but you can add one more or edit all of them. Want to know how? We'll show you in our...

Microsoft Band
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by Mark Guim
Nov 21, 2014

The Microsoft Band has been advertised of having 48 hours battery life, but that can vary significantly depending on your settings, usage, and other factors. On the days we track workouts or runs, and sleep, we find the Band to last until about lunchtime the next day. Want to extend the...

WolframAlpha
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by Mark Guim
Nov 20, 2014

In case you missed it, the WolframAlpha app has just been released for Windows and Windows Phone 8.1. The app has been available on other platforms like iOS, Android, Kindle, Nook, and of course, your web browser. After spending a few minutes with it, one thought comes to mind. This...

Xbox change background
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by Mark Guim
Nov 19, 2014

The Xbox One November system update has begun rolling out over a week ago and one of the new features let you customize your console even more. Each account on your Xbox One can now have a customized background. You can choose a custom color as a theme or achievement art as your...

CBS News
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by Mark Guim
Nov 18, 2014

We've been playing with the CBS News app for a couple of weeks and we like it a lot. It is a universal Windows app, so it works on both Windows and Windows Phone 8.1 devices. If you haven't checked it out yet, we've installed it on the Lumia 930 and Surface Pro 3 for a hands-on video....