Articles by Rich Edmonds

Blitz Brigade
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by Rich Edmonds
Jul 03, 2014

Blitz Brigade was covered only yesterday for Windows Phone and today we're back with the Windows 8 version. If you own a Windows tablet (or have a gaming rig built) it's possible to download the Gameloft title from the Windows Store. Just like the Windows Phone version, Blitz Brigade is...

Acer S7
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by Rich Edmonds
Jul 03, 2014

Microsoft is currently running a buy back scheme in partnership with Clover Wireless, enabling consumers to trade in their old hardware for funds after purchasing a product running Windows. If you've recently bought a new Pc or Windows Phone and want to get rid of the old tech, this...

WPDang Lumia 830
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by Rich Edmonds
Jul 03, 2014

It's expected that Microsoft will release a number of Windows Phones this year (as well as X), but we could be looking at a Lumia 820 replacement to bolster its mid-range offering. Photos have been published on the Chinese microblogging website Weibo, showing off an unannounced...

Nokia Lumia 635
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by Rich Edmonds
Jul 02, 2014

UK tech retailer Clove has just announced on its blog that the Lumia 635 is now available for purchase through its online store. Priced at £149.99, it's an affordable Windows Phone with 4G LTE connectivity. Running the latest version of Microsoft's mobile operating system, Windows Phone...

Blitz Brigade
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by Rich Edmonds
Jul 02, 2014

Blitz Brigade is a first-person shooter (FPS) from Gameloft, which has just been released for Windows Phone. It's not entirely new since Android and iOS already have the game, but it's an official title nonetheless. Essentially, players are tasked with selecting from a range of five...

Xbox One
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by Rich Edmonds
Jul 02, 2014

Microsoft has displayed strong support for its video game console with numerous updates since its release last year. The company is also looking to future updates and has released a new app for the Xbox One. This app enables consumers to join a preview program, enrolling their console...

Rival Knights
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by Rich Edmonds
Jul 02, 2014

Rival Knights has just launched on Windows 8, bringing with it medieval jousting. The game was recently released for Windows Phone and is well-presented with immersive 3D graphics and dynamic camera angles to create a breathtaking environment where players battle ruthless foes and rival...

Microsoft
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by Rich Edmonds
Jul 02, 2014

Microsoft has partnered up with Qualcomm and other companies to establish standardized ways for connected household objects (such as light bulbs and thermostats – the "Internet of Things") to communicate with one another. The move will see Microsoft working with other tech companies to...

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by Rich Edmonds
Jul 01, 2014

Microsoft has publicly announced a malware crackdown targeting selected domains hosted through the DNS service No-IP. The company is continuing its war against the spread of malware online, but it seems as though innocent web users have been affected by the shut down. Microsoft received...

Vaio
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by Rich Edmonds
Jul 01, 2014

VAIO was the popular line of computers by Sony, which was sold earlier this year. The brand has returned as an independent PC manufacturer, launching two 'new' Windows 8 laptops today. While touted as new, the debut range offered by the newly formed VAIO are actually identical to the...

Lumia 630
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by Rich Edmonds
Jul 01, 2014

Both the Nokia Lumia 930 and Lumia 630 have been priced for the Australian market and will be available sometime this month. Pricing for the Lumia 930 will set consumers back by AU$729 as an outright purchase, but can be picked up on all major carriers in the region. The more affordable...

Lumia 930
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by Rich Edmonds
Jul 01, 2014

The Nokia Lumia 930 will be available in Thailand next week. Microsoft today unveiled the Windows Phone, which will be stocked by local carrier dtac with a 50 percent discount for 12 months on supported plans. The 4G Windows Phone has an expected shipping date of July 9. Bright orange...

Barclays Pingit
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by Rich Edmonds
Jun 30, 2014

UK bank Barclays has released another app for Windows Phone, but this second offering is for its Pingit service. Pingit enables customers to easily send and/or receive funds using just their mobile device. The best part is anyone can use the app and service, even if they bank with...

Lumia 1520
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by Rich Edmonds
Jun 30, 2014

Microsoft has added another Windows Phone to the Bluetooth certification process, the Lumia 1520 ("Lumia 1520 Bluetooth update to WP8.1"). This phablet joins the Lumia 930 and Lumia 630, all certified for Bluetooth 4.0 LE to take advantage of connected hardware without sacrificing...

SurfacePro  2
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by Rich Edmonds
Jun 30, 2014

Los Angeles officials are looking to Chromebooks, Microsoft's Windows 8 and other hardware to complement its iPad offering in the education sector. Students in Los Angeles have enjoyed the use of iPads to aid with not only their education, but also social lives too thanks to easily...

Windows Phone 8.1
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by Rich Edmonds
Jun 29, 2014

Microsoft India has stated the timeframe for the roll out of Windows Phone 8.1... in India anyway. The company teased on Twitter that consumers residing in the region will receive the highly anticipated update in the first two weeks of July. There are no exact details as to when...

Panasonic 3E Tablet
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by Rich Edmonds
Jun 29, 2014

Panasonic has today unveiled a new "3E" hybrid Windows tablet for the education sector. The 10-inch tablet will be priced at $499 and will be offered to poorer school districts at more affordable pricing. What's neat about this product is what Panasonic has chosen to include when it...

Aviva Drive
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by Rich Edmonds
Jun 29, 2014

Aviva has released an official app for Windows Phone called Aviva Drive. The insurer uses this app to see how safe their customers drive on the UK road network. What makes it worthwhile for drivers to use is the potential to save up to 20 percent on insurance plans, depending on how...

ProShot
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by Rich Edmonds
Jun 29, 2014

It was only a few days ago when we spoke about an upcoming ProShot update and today it's readily available for download. The massive update introduces numerous changes and improvements to the app which brought the Windows Phone community a DSLR range of controls for their smartphone...

App Update Roundup
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by Rich Edmonds
Jun 27, 2014

Just before the weekend hits, we'd like to ensure you all have the latest updates from the store. While a large proportion of the community is running the Windows Phone 8.1 Developer Preview, which sports automatic app updates on the store, there are those of you who aren't on the...