Articles by Mark Guim

Xbox One Voice Messages
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by Mark Guim
Mar 27, 2015

If you're on the Xbox One preview program, you are now able to send voice messages in the messages app. This feature should be able to everyone else very soon. You can quickly and easily record audio to send to your friends or others through the snapped messages app. It's really easy. Watch our...

TouchMousePointer
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by Mark Guim
Mar 26, 2015

Small icons and menus with rollover effects are a couple of things that Windows tablet users can have difficulties with. There's a free solution that can help and it's called TouchMousePointer. It's a virtual trackpad on your screen. It's especially helpful when you're in desktop mode on Windows...

Sound Band
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by Mark Guim
Mar 25, 2015

Ready to do something silly with your Microsoft Band? Sound Band lets you create sounds on your Windows Phone by moving your Microsoft Band. The UI is very basic and the only sound item available is a whip, but we think it has great potential. Watch our hands-on video to see it in action.

HP Stream 7 unboxing
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by Mark Guim
Mar 24, 2015

I just got a Windows 8.1 tablet for $10. I'm talking about the HP Stream 7. The Microsoft Store is currently selling it for $79, but it comes with a free Office 365 subscription, which is worth $69. Since I got it from the Microsoft Store, the HP Stream 7 is also sold as Signature Edition. This...

Tubecast
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by Mark Guim
Mar 23, 2015

Tubecast is an awesome Youtube application for Windows Phone, and now it's also available for Windows. We've been playing with it for the past few days and it feels a lot like the Windows Phone app. You can use it to watch Youtube videos, download videos to your machine, and cast video to DLNA...

PushTV
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by Mark Guim
Mar 22, 2015

If you watch a lot of TV shows, it can be overwhelming to track which episodes you've seen and what days they air on TV. PushTV app on Windows Phone can help you with that. It tracks your favorite shows and notifies you when there are available episodes for you to watch. Check out our hands-on...

Pin.it
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by Mark Guim
Mar 20, 2015

Pin.it is a third party Pinterest (pinterest.com) app for Windows Phone we've covered earlier last year. We loved it then and we love it even more now. Chris Zorn, the developer of Pin.it, has redesigned the app from scratch for Windows Phone 8.1 devices with the intent of making it...

Windows 10 pin settings
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by Mark Guim
Mar 20, 2015

The latest build of Windows 10 Preview, 10041, lets you pin settings to the Start screen. It's quite simple, and it reminds us of a new feature on Windows Phone 8.1 Update 2, which also lets you pin individual settings to the Start screen. Whenever you are in a settings page like...

OneDrive Xbox Music
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by Mark Guim
Mar 19, 2015

In case you missed it, Microsoft has started allowing Xbox Music users to store personal music collection on OneDrive. You can add your MP3s to OneDrive and play them on your PC, phone, and Xbox. It's really simple. Upload your music files to the new "Music" folder in OneDrive and that...

Windows 10 mail people calendar
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by Mark Guim
Mar 18, 2015

We're playing around with the latest Windows 10 Preview Build 10041 and immediately noticed that Mail, Calendar, and People apps are broken. According to Microsoft, this is due to a licensing issue with the Store Beta. Fortunately, there is a quick fix. We'll show you how to do it in...

You're fired
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by Mark Guim
Mar 16, 2015

You're Fired! These are two words you really don't want to hear from your boss. It's also the title of a ridiculous game on Windows Phone that you probably shouldn't play in front of a disgruntled coworker. You play as Jerry Canned who wants to burn down the office after being fired. It's...

Fanband
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by Mark Guim
Mar 11, 2015

It's hard to avoid the Apple Watch news this week, but Microsoft Band owners also have something to be excited about. The Windows Phone app, Fanband, recently caught our attention. It lets you customize the theme of your Microsoft Band with your favorite sports team, video game, tv show, and...

Lumia 640 vs Lumia 635
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by Mark Guim
Mar 09, 2015

When the Lumia 640 was announced last week, I was impressed by the number of improvements it brings over its popular predecessor, the Lumia 635.

Should current Lumia 635 owners upgrade to the Lumia 640 when it becomes available? We quickly compare the two devices so you can make...

Lumia 640 and 640 XL
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by Mark Guim
Mar 07, 2015

When the Lumia 640 and 640 XL were announced, I was excited to see a familiar color make a come back. I'm talking about Cyan blue. I fell in love with this color when Nokia introduced it in the Lumia 800, but it disappeared as a color option after the Lumia 1020 was released. Now, the...

Starbucks Locator 2.0
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by Mark Guim
Mar 06, 2015

Grande mocha, please. That's what I usually order from Starbucks. I already know where to find the Starbucks stores near my house, but I need help when I'm somewhere else. While I can use HERE maps to find the nearest Starbucks for my caffeine fixation, a dedicated app can be a faster...

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by Mark Guim
Mar 04, 2015

The Lumia 640 and Lumia 640 XL have been announced this week at MWC 2015, and they come with a newer version of Windows Phone 8.1. Other Windows Phone users are probably going to see the new features in an update called Windows Phone 8.1 GDR2. The changes are subtle, but make life a...

Opera Mini
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by Mark Guim
Mar 03, 2015

Here at MWC 2015, Opera is showing a preview of an update coming soon to their Windows Phone app. It's not finished yet, but we took a look at what they had so far. Watch our hands-on video to see it in action.

Acer Liquid Leap
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by Mark Guim
Mar 01, 2015

Today at MWC 2015, Acer has announced their Liquid Leap+ smart wearable. It can track the user's steps, running distance and calories burned. It also supports notifications and playback control. What's also great is that it can sync and connect with Androis, iOS, and Windows Phone devices. See...

6tag
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by Mark Guim
Feb 26, 2015

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...

Send2Band
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by Mark Guim
Feb 26, 2015

With the recent launch of Microsoft Band SDK Developer Preview, we expect to see some new apps for the Microsoft Band from third party developers. One new app just caught our attention. It's called Send2Band. It lets you can send messages to your Microsoft Band by writing them directly from the...