Articles by Rich Edmonds

BLU Win Jr
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by Rich Edmonds
Dec 01, 2014

Microsoft has slashed the prices on a handful of products at its official store, including the BLU Win Jr. Windows Phone, which is just $49 for today only. This small price for the smartphone comes with no contract ties or network locks, meaning you can use it on any supported network....

Lumia 1030
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by Rich Edmonds
Nov 30, 2014

Update: The Verge's Tom Warren has stated on Twitter that this is the cancelled McLaren prototype.

Photos of what is believed to be a Lumia 1030 prototype have been leaked online, showing off its large camera hump. Much like the Lumia 1020 available today, this unannounced...

Titanfall
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by Rich Edmonds
Nov 28, 2014

Wouldn't it be awesome if Microsoft were to offer Titanfall, all of its available DLC and even the Season Pass for future content, for just $12.49 (or £10 if you're in the UK)? It's a good job the company has done just that with this serious sale on the Titanfall: Deluxe Edition to get...

Linx 8
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by Rich Edmonds
Nov 28, 2014

The Linx 8-inch Windows 8 tablet is currently on offer at Saisnbury's in limited supply. Should you hurry down to your local store and check stock, you'll be in with the chance of bagging the tablet for just £70. That's £69.99 and a total saving of £30 for an Intel-based tablet with the...

Lumia 830
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by Rich Edmonds
Nov 28, 2014

It's Black Friday so Carphone warehouse has commenced a flash sale in the UK, offering some notable savings on a selection of Windows Phones. If you have been holding off for some enticing deals to be announced, head past the break to see what the retailer is offering both monthly...

Pastry Paradise
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by Rich Edmonds
Nov 26, 2014

Gameloft has released a new puzzle game for Windows Phone, iOS and Android. Titled Pastry Paradise, the game tasks players with matching three (or more) tasty items on a board to clear them and earn points. However, there are a few differences between Pastry Paradise and other titles in...

Music Deals
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by Rich Edmonds
Nov 26, 2014

Following on from the 100 albums available for free download through Xbox Music, which we covered yesterday, Microsoft has also confirmed that numerous box sets can be purchased for just $2. Artists include the likes of John Lennon, Elton John, Eagles, Grateful Dead, Radiohead, KISS,...

Music Deals App
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by Rich Edmonds
Nov 25, 2014

Microsoft is running a sweet deal for those who have active Xbox Music subscriptions and reside in the US. The company is giving away 100 albums by a variety of popular artists for free. That is, you'll be able to download and keep said content as if you purchased them all at once.

Amazon UK
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by Rich Edmonds
Nov 25, 2014

Amazon has announced that its PickUp service has expanded to include more than 10,000 Post Offices across the UK, boosting the number of supported locations to over 16,000. Rather than relying on couriers, customers can opt for Royal Mail's Local Collect to have their packages delivered...

Venom Pinball
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by Rich Edmonds
Nov 24, 2014

Zen Studios, the developer and publisher behind the likes of Zen Pinball 2 and CastleStorm, has today announced the studio's latest pinball table. This new table stars Marvel's Venom, Spider-Man's arch-nemesis. Venom pinball will be coming soon to Zen Pinball 2, Pinball FX2, and Marvel...

O2
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by Rich Edmonds
Nov 24, 2014

According to reports, British Telecom is in early talks with Telefonica to purchase O2, the same mobile operator it released back in 2001. Not only has BT set its sights on O2, but the UK's largest network EE has also been offered in a separate deal.

Lumia 1020
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by Rich Edmonds
Nov 24, 2014

Microsoft is planning to release an update for both the Lumia 925 and Lumia 1020, to hopefully address freezing issues many owners have been reporting since updating to Windows Phone 8.1. There has always been the odd issue with the two Windows Phones since both were launched, be it...

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by Rich Edmonds
Nov 21, 2014

As well as releasing the title for the iPhone and iPad, Activision also announced that Call of Duty: Heroes is now available for Windows 8 too, offering players a mobile-friendly version of the popular series with a 3D strategy genre twist. Players are tasked with constructing a base...

Smosh
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by Rich Edmonds
Nov 21, 2014

Two new apps have just landed on Xbox One, following Atari: Game Over which we covered yesterday. Owners of Microsoft's video game console will now be able to download official apps for both Smosh and Al Jazeera English.

Sainsbury's Windows App
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by Rich Edmonds
Nov 21, 2014

UK supermarket chain Sainsbury's has released three new official apps for Windows 8.1, including apps for eBooks and movies. Consumers who use the services provided by Sainsbury's will now be able to browse, purchase and enjoy popular content from both the eBook and movies stores. As an...

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by Rich Edmonds
Nov 20, 2014

Yesterday we shared some photos from the Microsoft Cortana event in London, showing off the skill of legendary cyclist Danny MacAskill. Microsoft has since shared footage of the event, which we've compiled into the above video.

Microsoft Cortana Event
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by Rich Edmonds
Nov 19, 2014

Microsoft invited the media to the River Thames in London this evening to see something special, the #MakeItHappen stunt. The company put on quite the show for Cortana, partnering up with "legendary trials cyclist" Danny MacAskill who attempted to recreate the famous Cortana...

O2
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by Rich Edmonds
Nov 19, 2014

UK mobile operator O2 has announced new plans for families and those with multiple handsets. Sharer and Family Sharer enables O2 subscribers to share data bundles of up to 8GB across multiple mobile devices attached to a single account. The new plans aren't limited to smartphones either...

Twitter
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by Rich Edmonds
Nov 19, 2014

Have you ever felt like searching through tweets you published years ago? Now you can using Twitter's search engine. Searches on the social network were previously limited to just a week before tweets were removed from the index (but still viewable by other means – direct links, profile...

AC Nokia X
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by Rich Edmonds
Nov 18, 2014

Opera has today announced the company has signed a deal with Microsoft to see its Opera Mobile Store replace Nokia's portal as the default hub for apps and games on select hardware. Nokia feature phones, Symbian, as well as Nokia X mobile devices will be affected by the switch, which...