Articles by Rich Edmonds

Call of Duty Black Ops
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by Rich Edmonds
Feb 06, 2015

The next Call of Duty game is well into its development cycle and is expected to hit stores later this year, according to Eric Hirshberg, CEO of Activision Publishing. The game is being developed by COD veteran Treyarch, who was behind the best-selling titles in the franchise, Call of...

Image Composite Editor
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by Rich Edmonds
Feb 05, 2015

The Image Composite Editor (ICE) is Microsoft Research's advanced panoramic image stitcher for Windows, which has been overhauled to version 2.0. Importing a number of overlapping photographs from a single scene will enable the app to create a seamless high-resolution panorama. Think of...

Sprint
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by Rich Edmonds
Feb 05, 2015

Following its preliminary publication, Sprint has today shared its final report for Q3 2014. The US carrier managed to bag just short of one million new connections, boasting "significant progress on building a consistent and reliable network". It's not all good news, however. As the...

EE
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by Rich Edmonds
Feb 05, 2015

BT today announced that the company had agreed definitive terms to acquire UK mobile operator EE, the largest mobile network in the country, for £12.5 billion ($19 billion). Talks between the two parties have been well under way since late last year. A combination of cash and new...

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by Rich Edmonds
Feb 04, 2015

Cortana is bringing her popular Bing-powered predictions to the world of British football. After the 2014 World Cup and the NFL, Windows Phone owners will be able to see what results Cortana will predict.

Game of Thrones
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by Rich Edmonds
Feb 04, 2015

Microsoft has shared on Twitter the release of Game of Thrones Episode 2: The Lost Lords, which is now readily available for download on Xbox One. The game series (containing six episodes) of the popular TV show is by Telltale Games, offering fans a chance to enjoy a more immersive...

Disqus Store
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by Rich Edmonds
Feb 04, 2015

Disqus for Windows Phone has been bumped to version 2.4, offering a more feature-rich experience for both users and web masters. Today's release contains a handful of improvements, which include comment moderation, more translations and API support.

Forza Horizon 2 Top Gear Pack
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by Rich Edmonds
Feb 03, 2015

It may be cold and snowing outside, but Top Gear has arrived to rev your day into motion with official DLC for Forza Horizon 2. The pack is now available for Xbox One with a vehicle for everyone.

Deals With Gold
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by Rich Edmonds
Feb 03, 2015

Update: Thanks to Major Nelson we've now got a full list of the available deals. Xbox 360 owners can take advantage of great discounts on Nordic Games titles such as Red Faction Armageddon, Darksiders and more until February 9. Full list at the link below.

Microsoft has shared...

Lumia Storyteller
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by Rich Edmonds
Feb 03, 2015

Lumia Storyteller by Microsoft received a massive overhaul back in December, pushing the app up to 4.0, and today we've returned to check out a rather minor release.

TeamViewer
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by Rich Edmonds
Feb 03, 2015

The official TeamViewer app was pulled from the Windows Phone Store at the end of last month, but has now returned for download. What's more is the team added improvements and bumped the release up to version 10.1 before it vanished.

Join Conference Beta
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by Rich Edmonds
Feb 03, 2015

Microsoft has recently made a move to rebrand yet another Windows Phone app, Nokia Conference Beta. Now titled Join Conference Beta, the app acts and sings in the exact same way as the solution under Nokia, but now there's Microsoft branding slapped on top, with the potential for future...

Carphone Warehouse
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by Rich Edmonds
Feb 02, 2015

Dixons Carphone, the owner of UK retailer Carphone Warehouse, has announced plans to launch a new mobile virtual network operator (MVNO). Partnering with Three, which may soon merge with O2 should purchase talks between Hutchison Whampoa and Telefonica go head, Dixons itself will offer...

Extras + Info
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by Rich Edmonds
Jan 30, 2015

Microsoft has released another update for the system app Extras + Info on Lumia hardware. We're all major fans of getting updates on Windows Phone, but it's notably exciting when the updates are rolling out for system apps. Today's release bumps Extras + Info to

Lumia 535
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by Rich Edmonds
Jan 30, 2015

The Lumia 435 and Lumia 535 were both unveiled by Microsoft earlier this month. The company is soon to hold a new promotion in Italy for the upcoming Valentine's Day where you'll be able to purchase the Lumia 535 and receive the Lumia 435 for free - a perfect gift for the loved one. The...

Tweetium
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by Rich Edmonds
Jan 30, 2015

Tweetium is a popular, highly-rated Twitter app for Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8.1, and the phone version of the app has today been bumped to version 3.2.3. Version 3.2 hit the store overnight, but due to bugs being spotted in the recent release, the developer rolled out a further...

Surface Pro 3
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by Rich Edmonds
Jan 30, 2015

Microsoft has rolled out an Intel graphics driver update for one of our favorite laptops, the Surface Pro 3, running Windows 10. The update affects the Intel graphics component installed on the tablet and is a bug fixing patch, meaning any related issues previously encountered with...

VLC
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by Rich Edmonds
Jan 30, 2015

The app was last updated just a few days ago, but that hasn't halted the VLC developers from releasing yet another update. Today, version 1.0.11 hit the store, bringing with it some notable improvements.

Sky
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by Rich Edmonds
Jan 29, 2015

Sky has today announced plans to launch a new mobile service in 2016, partnering up with O2 for the mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) venture. The deal will enable Sky to offer 2G, 3G and 4G services to its customer base, placing the company in a strengthened position against...

Metrotube
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by Rich Edmonds
Jan 28, 2015

We get mildly excited when popular apps receive large updates and today's the turn of Metrotube, which has just been bumped to version 4.5. It's a strong increment in the number of versions, so you can expect to see some notable changes as you fire up the newly revamped third-party...