Articles by Mark Guim

The Eye Tribe Tracker
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by Mark Guim
Jan 07, 2015

Today at CES, we stumbled into The Eye Tribe (theeyetribe.com). Their solution enables eye control on mobile devices. It sounds very cool, but it's a lot better to see it in action. They had a couple of Windows tablets rigged with The Eye Tribe Tracker, so we asked them to give us a...

Lumia Icon
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by Mark Guim
Jan 02, 2015

We're about to go to CES 2015 in Las Vegas. All my gadgets are packed already, but the clothes are still in the closet. Curious what I'll be bringing to the weeklong tech madness? Watch the video and take a look the gear list.

Top 5 Windows Central videos
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by Mark Guim
Jan 01, 2015

Happy New Year! It's time to start writing that number 5 instead of 4 when filling out paperwork. But before we move on, let's take a look at Windows Central's five most viewed videos from 2014. And if you haven't done it yet, make sure to subscribe to our Youtube channel. You get...

Stop Motion Studio
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by Mark Guim
Dec 30, 2014

Do you feel like being creative today? Stop Motion Studio lets you create animated movies directly from your Windows Phone device. You don't need your desktop or laptop at all. Stop Motion Studio also makes it easy to add themed titles, background music, voiceovers, sound effects, and...

Xbox One TV
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by Mark Guim
Dec 29, 2014

Did you know you could connect your TV service with your Xbox One? Doing so makes the Xbox even more than just a gaming console in the living room. Still undecided whether or not you should set up your TV service with Xbox? We've got four reasons that might convince you. Watch our hands...

Lumia 535 language
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by Mark Guim
Dec 29, 2014

Have you ever held a Windows Phone device 8.1 with a language you didn't understand? Perhaps you purchased a device overseas, or someone accidentally changed your settings. I tried setting up a new Lumia 535 over the weekend, but it came out of the box with the Chinese language. Going...

Search Providers
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by Mark Guim
Dec 23, 2014

By default, entering a search on the Internet Explorer navigation bar on the Surface Pro 3 gives you Bing results. What if you want to use a different search provider? For example, maybe you want Yahoo search results, instead. Or Google. We'll show you in our quick how-to video.

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by Mark Guim
Dec 22, 2014

Bruce Lee is now a free download in EA Sports UFC. EA says it's the season for giving, so they're giving away Bruce Lee from December 22, 2014 to January 5, 2015. You can initiate the download from your Xbox One Smartglass app on Windows Phone, your browser, or directly from your Xbox...

Pako Premium
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by Mark Guim
Dec 22, 2014

One of our favorite games on Windows Phone, Pako, has just received an update with three new levels for now a total of eight different locations: the Mall, Suburbia, Cemetery, Highway, Square, Oldtown, Desert Rally, and Arena. If you haven't played this addictive game before, the goal...

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...