Articles by Seth Brodeur

Get your charge on with the Nokia DT-910 charging stand for $45
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by Seth Brodeur
Jul 15, 2013

Daily deal site PayDeals has the Nokia DT-910 wireless charging stand for $45, a 35% savings on its regular retail price of $69.00. PayDeals has the charging stand in both black and white and ships for free. This deal runs for another three and a half days or while...

London Tube
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by Seth Brodeur
Jul 11, 2013

O2 has partnered with Virgin Media to provide free Wifi connectivity to its customers throughout the London Underground train system, affectionately known as the Tube. Virgin Media has hotspots in more than 120 Tube stations and has already partnered with O2 competitors...

Viber's 2.3 adds some new features and performance enhancements
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by Seth Brodeur
Jul 09, 2013

Viber, the messaging app that lets you text, group message, and make free HD calls, just got updated to version 2.3 for Windows Phone 8. The desktop application for Windows was also updated, allowing it to better integrate with Windows Phone.

Talmon Marco, Viber'...

Unity Xbox One partnership logo
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by Seth Brodeur
Jun 28, 2013

Unity, developers of the wildly popular gaming engine of the same name, announced yesterday at Build 2013 that they have struck up a "strategic partnership" with Microsoft to develop for Xbox One and Windows Phone 8. This collaboration with Microsoft means the...

Nokia Lumia 920 damage
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by Seth Brodeur
Jun 27, 2013

Those busted corners on the Nokia Lumia 920 in the pictures above look nasty, eh? Those gashes, along with some slight scratches on the front of the phone’s screen are the result of my Lumia 920 falling off my bike when a brand new handlebar mount that I bought broke...

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by Seth Brodeur
Jun 27, 2013

It looks like Amazon is taking a page out of its fellow mega-retailer Walmart's book by dropping the price of the Nokia Lumia 521 to only $130. It comes with free shipping and is eligible for Amazon Prime shipping. So what's the catch? Unfortunately, if you want to snag...

Temple Run
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by Seth Brodeur
Jun 25, 2013

Everyone was psyched when Temple Run made its debut on Windows Phone 8 back in March, but it was soon found that devices sporting 512MB of RAM were running into issues during installation. Well, a few days after Joe Belfiore tweeted that a fix was in the works, lo and...

Nokia Storage Check
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by Seth Brodeur
Jun 18, 2013

The Nokia Storage Check app for Windows Phone has gotten a small update to version 1.2.1.2. Unlike the last bump, which added some significant features, this is just some bug fixes.

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by Seth Brodeur
Jun 17, 2013

Skype video chat is a fantastic way to keep in touch with friends, family and business contacts, but up until now, it was only as good as who was in front of their device at any given moment. All of that has changed with Skype's new Video Messaging feature, which is...

This latest image shows that the metal EOS is more than just a one-off prototype
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by Seth Brodeur
Jun 16, 2013

It looks like the aluminum version of Nokia's EOS 41MP, of which pictures were leaked yesterday, may not just be a one- or two-off prototype. A new image leaked by the same Weibo user, ictech, depicts the metal EOS in the foreground, along with a plethora of its...

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by Seth Brodeur
Jun 14, 2013

Microsoft keeps on keeping on with the fine tuning of their Facebook Beta app. It was just 8 days ago that an update to version 5.0.1.4 came out, and already version 5.0.1.5 has made its way to the Windows Phone Store. The lack of change log likely means that this is a...

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by Seth Brodeur
Jun 13, 2013

The Amazon Mobile app received a minor update today. Unlike the previous update in May, this bump offers little, other than unnamed bug fixes and performance updates. Amazon was one of the first big retailers to put out a Windows Phone app and it remains one of the best...

Acer is a fan of Windows Phone 8, but they're still gunshy
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by Seth Brodeur
Jun 13, 2013

After their Windows Phone 7.5 handset, the Allegro, came onto the scene last year with little fanfare, Acer maintained that they were still committed to Microsoft's Windows Phone platform. But after hearing nothing but crickets chirping from Acer's neck of the woods in...

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by Seth Brodeur
Jun 13, 2013

MobiCity is now taking orders for the Nokia Lumia 925 in Australia and New Zealand. You can choose between black or white. Black is pre-order only at the moment, but white will ship within a week. The Lumia 925 is unlocked and comes with a 12-month warranty for $959.00...

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by Seth Brodeur
Jun 13, 2013

If Wordament and Othello had a kid, it would likely be Wordness, a letter-based game that we saw teased in a video back in May. The tease has ended, as Wordness is now available for Windows Phone 8.

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by Seth Brodeur
Jun 11, 2013

UPDATE: Apologies, but the beta for 6Sec is a private beta, not a public one. That was a screw up on the part of this here writer. Sorry about that.

Last week we gave you a little peek at Rudy Huyn's unofficial Vine (www.vine.co) client app for Windows Phone 8....

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by Seth Brodeur
Jun 03, 2013

On June 8, Microsoft will be opening its third Microsoft Store in Massachusetts; this one in Natick Mall, just outside the Greater Boston area. To help celebrate the momentous occasion, indie-rockers (somewhat) Weezer will be performing in the parking lot of The Verve...

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by Seth Brodeur
May 31, 2013

Expansys is offering an unlocked version of the Nokia Lumia 520 for just $199. It ships out within 4 days of order and for no cost to the US. Despite the lead picture above, it looks like Expansys only has the Lumia 520 in cyan, so don't get your hopes up.

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by Seth Brodeur
May 30, 2013

Fitbit Tracker, which was released earlier this month in beta status, has been updated to version 0.9.5.0. Along with the usual general bug fixes, the latest version also resolves a known issue where imported activity times display with way too many digits. It also adds...