Articles by Mark Guim

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...

Microsoft Health
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by Mark Guim
Feb 25, 2015

The Microsoft Band is not widely available, but lucky owners got treated to an update earlier this week. Some of the new features include the Bike Tile, virtual keyboard, Quick Read, and much more. It also lets Microsoft Band users integrate their data with two additional services: HealthVault...

Microsoft Band Reading Speed
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by Mark Guim
Feb 24, 2015

The latest Microsoft Band update released earlier this week added some new features and functionality. One of those things is the new Quick Read function. It's another option to scan incoming texts, emails and other notifications on your Microsoft Band. When enabled, notifications are displayed...

Microsoft Band keyboard
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by Mark Guim
Feb 23, 2015

The Microsoft Band received an update earlier today and one of the cool new features is the virtual keyboard. You can type your replies from your Band. While it sounds silly, it works really well. The keyboard uses Microsoft's World Flow technology, which predicts commonly used words and phrases...

4Effects
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by Mark Guim
Feb 20, 2015

Why settle for one filter, when you can have four in one image? 4Effects divides your image in four different parts and then you can apply different effects to each one. You can come up with many different looks out of a single image. 4Effects is free at the Windows Phone Store and has...

Roll Back Windows Phone
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by Mark Guim
Feb 18, 2015

It has been a week since Windows 10 Preview for phone was released and you've probably realized that it is far from being finished. While you had fun checking out the Preview, you want to go back to a more stable build. If you want to roll back to Windows Phone 8.1, Microsoft has made...

Instructables
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by Mark Guim
Feb 17, 2015

Do you like to do it yourself? If you haven't heard of Instructables (instructables.com), it is a great resource for those who love tinkering, soldering, stitching, frying, and, making just about anything. You can find step-by-step instructions on various projects and interact with...

Surface Pro 3 Windows 10
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by Mark Guim
Feb 16, 2015

The Surface Pro 3 is the only Windows machine I have in the house, so I was hesitant to install Windows 10 Technical Preview on it. After hearing good things about the recent Build 9926, I finally caved in and decided to install the Preview. Here are my first impressions so far.

0h no
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by Mark Guim
Feb 15, 2015

Q42, the developers who released puzzle game, 0h h1, for free without any ads, in-app purchases, or other catches, have just released another puzzle game. This one is also free without any strings attached. It's called 0h n0, and they've released it simultaneously for the web (0hn0.com...

Photos Windows 10
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by Mark Guim
Feb 13, 2015

When Microsoft released Windows 10 Technical Preview for Phones, one of the highlighted features was the new Photos app. The preview is still very much under development and there are still some rough edges, but it enables users to help send feedback. The biggest change in the Photos...

Windows 10 keyboard
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by Mark Guim
Feb 13, 2015

We've been busy playing with Windows 10 preview for phone in the past few hours. Only a few devices are currently supported, so many eager fans still have to wait. One of the new things in the preview that I wanted to check out was the keyboard. It includes a precision pointing stick,...

Lumia Icon Lumia Denim
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by Mark Guim
Feb 11, 2015

Lumia Icon users on Verizon today are very happy because the Denim update has just gone live. It first became available through the Software Recovery Tool, but the Over-The-Air update followed soon after. The Lumia Denim update brings several improvements, but the most notable features...

Lumia Denim
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by Mark Guim
Feb 11, 2015

It's finally here! If you don't mind erasing all your content, the Lumia Denim update is now available for the Lumia Icon on Verizon. The catch is that it's currently only available through the Lumia Software Recovery Tool. The update should also be available Over The Air (OTA) very...

Airfare deals
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by Mark Guim
Feb 11, 2015

Planning for a big trip soon? No matter where you want to go, your Windows Phone device can help you find cheap airfare. There are several ways to find deals on flights that go beyond just downloading apps from the Windows Phone Store.

Here, we'll show you 8 effective methods...

Air France
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by Mark Guim
Feb 09, 2015

While it's not an app that you will be using every day or even every month, the new Air France application for Windows Phone is pretty slick. The latest update available for their official app has been optimized for Windows Phone 8.1. The Air France app lets you purchase tickets, check-...

94 degrees
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by Mark Guim
Feb 07, 2015

With a game title like 94 degrees (94-degrees.com), you'd think we're talking about another weather app. Instead, we are playing a hot new game for Windows Phone that has been popular on iOS and Android devices.

94 degrees is an addicting game that's very easy to learn. You are...

Foursquare
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by Mark Guim
Feb 02, 2015

In a few days, I'll be returning back to New York after spending three weeks in Southeast Asia. To be more specific, I've spent time in Thailand, Malaysia, and the Philippines. I've had the Lumia Icon with me, which comes unlocked out of the box by Verizon.

I've noticed my usage...

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.