Articles by Seth Brodeur

Get Frodo and Gob free for a limited time
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by Seth Brodeur
Jan 27, 2014

Splinto, the developer of one of our favorite calendar apps, Simple Calendar, is offering users a couple of their in-app purchases free of charge. For a limited time, you can get the "Frodo" and "Gob" live tile themes at no cost to you.

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by Seth Brodeur
Jan 20, 2014

If you are interested in seeing how your Windows Phone's overall performance stacks up to other phones and tablets, you may be interested in Basemark OS II, a cross-platform benchmark tool by Rightware, simultaneously released on iOS, Android and Windows Phone.

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Pheeb gets right-to-left feed support and some bug fixes in v1.1
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by Seth Brodeur
Jan 15, 2014

Feedly client app, Pheeb, which came out last month, has released their first update. Most notably, Pheeb version 1.1 adds support for right-to-left feeds, but it also includes several bug fixes and performance improvements. Head past the break for all the details.

The Lumia 526 is a TD-SCDMA variant of the widely popular Lumia 525
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by Seth Brodeur
Jan 08, 2014

Nokia has seen its Lumia 525 take off with great success around the world as a quality handset at a budget-friendly price. With that in mind, Chinese carrier China Mobile has decided to offer a TD-SCDMA variant of the phone, dubbed the Lumia 526, which is available now...

Windows Phone Picture Albums
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by Seth Brodeur
Dec 23, 2013

If you're anything like most of us here at Windows Phone Central, your phone is probably loaded with pictures from all over the place. Wouldn't it be nice to organize them better, so you don't have to scroll through all of them to find what you are looking for?

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Despite adding a little bit of bulk, the DualPro fits nicely in the hand. The button covers are also a nice touch.
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by Seth Brodeur
Dec 20, 2013

Few names are as well-known in the cellphone case world as Incipio’s. They manufacture various types of cases for an incredibly wide range of devices. Today, we will be looking at the DualPro Hard Shell Case with Silicone Core for the Nokia Lumia 920, which retails for...

Microsoft
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by Seth Brodeur
Dec 16, 2013

A new page has been added to the annals of the bitter rivalry between Microsoft and Google. Blaise Agüera y Arcas, a top engineer at Microsoft, will be leaving after seven years to work on machine learning at Google. Agüera y Arcas first joined Microsoft as a software...

ESPN Sammy
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by Seth Brodeur
Dec 09, 2013

The ESPN Hub App for Windows Phone 8, which was previously released as an exclusive for Nokia Lumia owners, has made the leap to general availability. Now everyone can enjoy the latest scores, news, and highlights for just about every sport you can imagine with this...

Celebrate 10 years of 10tons with cheap games
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by Seth Brodeur
Nov 15, 2013

10tons Ltd, the developers behind such games as Trouserheart and Sparkle, are celebrating their company's tenth anniversary with a huge sale of their games across all platforms. Through this weekend, all 10tons games for Windows Phone, Android, iOS, Mac, Ouya and...

A great deal on a solid phone
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by Seth Brodeur
Nov 13, 2013

DailySteals is serving up the carrier unlocked HTC 8X 16GB  for just $199 today. That's a 62% savings over the retail price of $519 and $50 cheaper than the one we told you was being offered by Microsoft just two days ago. Choose between black or blue, new-in-box, with...

Flixster gets updated to v2.2
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by Seth Brodeur
Nov 12, 2013

Movie app Flixster got a small bump up to version 2.2 today. There doesn't appear to be an updated change log and the "new features" section describes additions that were covered back in October, so we are guessing the update just brings bug fixes and performance...

Be the owner of the only white Xbox One to not be given to a Microsoft employee
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by Seth Brodeur
Nov 12, 2013

Back in August, we learned about a special edition white model of the Xbox One console that was going to be given to employees working in Microsoft's Interactive Entertainment Business division as part of a gift package. Now Microsoft is offering one lucky (and...

Nokia's 'Guru' headphones could be coming in December at a reasonable $54
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by Seth Brodeur
Nov 04, 2013

Nokia's Bluetooth headphone setup, currently codenamed 'Guru,' looks like it might be released under the official name BH-121, according to FCC documents showing a device similar to a previously leaked rendering. Additionally, at least one retailer in the Czech...

Given Nokia's naming convention, the Lumia 525 promises to be a Lumia 520 variant
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by Seth Brodeur
Oct 31, 2013

A contest being held jointly by Nokia and concert ticket sales giant Live Nation seems to have confirmed one of Nokia's rumored upcoming handsets, the Lumia 525. the Nokia All Access contest is offering the winner two tickets to a Live Nation concert of their...

Two great deals on two great phones
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by Seth Brodeur
Oct 24, 2013

Online retailer Dealfisher is serving up a couple of sweet deals on two high-end Windows phones. They have the unlocked AT&T Nokia Lumia 920 for $269.99 and the unlocked Verizon 16GB HTC 8X for $179.99. Both of these phones are factory refurbished and come with...

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by Seth Brodeur
Oct 23, 2013

If you are looking to add a touch of style or an air of ruggedness to your Nokia Lumia 1020, you may want to consider one of these leather cases made by Gadget2us. The injection-molded case is made to fit the Lumia 1020 to form and offer extra protection for the rear...

In celebration of Nokia World, Amazing Weather HD is half price
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by Seth Brodeur
Oct 21, 2013

The makers of Amazing Weather HD, the weather app that beams stunning pictures to your lockscreen, are celebrating this year's Nokia World event by slashing its price in half. For the duration of Nokia World 2013 in Abu Dhabi, the self-proclaimed "only app in full...

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by Seth Brodeur
Oct 15, 2013

Brazilian Windows Phone fans got a treat yesterday when Nokia's top two smartphones, the Lumia 1020 and the Lumia 925, were released. The Lumia 1020, Nokia's flagship Windows Phone device, is available in black and white, with yellow on its way. It will run you a cool R...

Looking for an unlocked Lumia 920?
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by Seth Brodeur
Oct 10, 2013

Online retailer Rakuten is serving up a refurbished, unlocked version of the Nokia Lumia 920 for $279.99 with free shipping. Choose from Black, Cyan, Red, White or Yellow. You will receive 280 Rakuten Points for ordering and an addition 42 points if you enter the promo...

Want convenient charging at a convenient price? Check out the DT-900 for $25
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by Seth Brodeur
Oct 03, 2013

If you are looking for a wireless charger for your Nokia Lumia, or any Qi-enabled device for that matter, head on over to DailySteals. They are once again running a deal on Nokia's DT-900 wireless charging pad for $25, which is 75% off the listed retail price.