Articles by Seth Brodeur

The official Newegg app gets a minor, but amusing update
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by Seth Brodeur
Jan 24, 2013

Newegg.com has updated their official Windows Phone app to v1.3. The update fixes some minor bugs that were present in previous versions, as well as humorous component called TimeMachine, which is nothing close to the Mac OS program of the same name.

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by Seth Brodeur
Jan 24, 2013

The biggest takeaway from Nokia's Q4 2012 earnings report is obviously that Nokia finally turned a profit after deciding to make Windows Phone its operating system of choice on its smartphones. But one tidbit that also stands out is that Nokia officially confirmed the...

SkyDrive live tiles show you what you just uploaded
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by Seth Brodeur
Jan 23, 2013

SkyDrive for Windows 8 and Windows RT got an update today that adds live tile support. Now when you upload a file to SkyDrive, your start screen icon will display the latest information on your most recent uploads. The new live tile will display titles and upload times...

More staffing changes are coming to Nokia
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by Seth Brodeur
Jan 17, 2013

As part of their 2012 initiative cut costs and realign certain business functions, Nokia announced it will begin outsourcing certain IT responsibilities to HCL Technologies and TATA Consultancy Services.

This decision could affect about 1100 current Nokia...

Nokia and Samsung WP8 devices are heading to Brazil
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by Seth Brodeur
Jan 16, 2013

Cissa Magazine, a popular Brazilian retail website, has announced that they will be getting a plethora of Windows Phone 8 handsets. In this case, a plethora means the Samsung ATIV S and Nokia Lumia 920, 820 and 620. According to Cissa Magazine's...

Huawei's Ascend W2 could be the thinnest WP8 device yet
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by Seth Brodeur
Jan 14, 2013

Richard Yu, head of Huawei's mobile division, said that the company will be presenting their flagship Windows Phone 8 device, the Ascend W2, at Barcelona's Mobile World Congress in February. The comment came via Sina Weibo, China's version of Twitter. We got a taste of...

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by Seth Brodeur
Jan 14, 2013

Travel deals site Priceline.com has put out a hotel booking app for Windows Phone 7 and 8.

The app lets you search for hotels based on location and star level and then book rooms without the need to bid on them. That is because Priceline.com chooses the...

Has Nokia turned the corner with their WP8 lineup?
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by Seth Brodeur
Jan 10, 2013

Preliminary estimates by Nokia indicate that the Finnish phone giant's Q4 2012 financial performance has exceeded expectations in their Devices & Services division, thanks in large part to the success of their Lumia line of Windows Phone devices. Their estimates...

Get all kissyface with Verizon's red Lumia 822
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by Seth Brodeur
Jan 09, 2013

What better way to say, "I love you," than with a Windows Phone? Verizon will reportedly be offering their Nokia Lumia 822 in red and for under $50. The already available black, grey and white models sell for $49.99 with a two-year contract, so we likely won't see a...

One bad weekend of cloud saves for Microsoft equals one free month of XBL for users
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by Seth Brodeur
Dec 31, 2012

This weekend Microsoft experienced a problem with their Xbox LIVE Saved Cloud Games service, causing some gamers grief as they could not save their progress to the cloud or access previous saves. Xbox LIVE's Major Nelson reported early this morning that the problem been...

Will new WP8 devices be among Samsung's half billion shipped in 2013?
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by Seth Brodeur
Dec 27, 2012

In 2012, Samsung became the largest phone manufacturer in world, selling over 420 million handsets. According to an article in the Korean Times, they plan on increasing that number by over 20 percent, to a whopping 510 million phones, in 2013. The Korean...

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by Seth Brodeur
Dec 20, 2012

Yesterday Toyota became the self-proclaimed first automaker to offer wireless device charging as an option in their vehicles. The 2013 Toyota Avalon Limited and Avalon Hybrid Limited will have Qi wireless charging technology included in their Technology add-on package...

Chinese authorities have certified the ATIV S
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by Seth Brodeur
Dec 20, 2012

The Samsung ATIV S may be the next Windows Phone 8 device to hit the shelves in China.

The Chinese Ministry of Industry has certified it to receive a network license, green-lighting it for release. There's no official word yet on when the ATIV S may make it's way...

 AmazonWireless undercuts AT&T on HTC 8X by $150
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by Seth Brodeur
Dec 17, 2012

It took a jury 4 hours to find Apple violated 3 patents
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by Seth Brodeur
Dec 13, 2012

A Delaware jury has ruled that Apple violated three patents owned by MobileMedia Ideas LLC. (MMI), a patent holding company that was created by Nokia, Sony and MPEG-LA.

The original complaint, filed in March of 2010, alleged that Apple's iPhone used technology...

Fraud case dropped by angry Nokia shareholder
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by Seth Brodeur
Dec 13, 2012

An angry shareholder has dropped a class-action suit that he filed back in May accusing Nokia of fraud. Robert Chmielinski, a Nokia investor, had claimed that Nokia spokespeople, including CEO Stephen Elop, knowingly made false statements about how its Lumia line of...

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by Seth Brodeur
Dec 10, 2012

Chinese electronics giant, Huawei, is opening a new Research and Development facility in Helsinki, Finland, home country of mobile phone competitor Nokia. The $90 million R&D venture will start with 30 employees whose purpose will be “optimizing the user experience...

NORAD Tracks Santa keeps tabs on that slippery St. Nick on Christmas night
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by Seth Brodeur
Dec 10, 2012

If you can't wait for that Red Ryder BB gun that you begged Santa for and want to see just how close he is to dropping it off under your tree, check out the NORAD Tracks Santa app for Windows and Windows Phone. The North America Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD...

Rogers is offering some serious deals on Windows Phone 8
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by Seth Brodeur
Dec 08, 2012

Samsung's delayed ATIV S is in the testing phase at O2
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by Seth Brodeur
Dec 08, 2012

A forum page over on O2 Ireland's site indicates that they are currently testing the Samsung ATIV S on their network. The post says that testing began on December 4 for both the ATIV S and the HTC 8S. It isn't clear just how long the testing process will take, but it...