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Lumia 930 available for pre-order from Amazon France and Amazon Germany

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2 years ago

Latest AdDuplex data shows Microsoft as the leading Windows 8 tablet manufacturer

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There's a new batch of charts from AdDuplex, and they show that Microsoft has overtaken HP to be the top manufacturer of Windows 8 and Windows RT devices. AdDuplex's data comes from integration into nearly 800 apps in the Windows Store, and it shows that Microsoft's Surface tablets are by far and away the leading devices accessing the Windows Store (which AdDuplex notes "it's safe to assume that these apps are used more on the tablets"), with the first generation Microsoft Surface RT taking the lead.

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2 years ago

JoyBits brings Doodle Creatures and Around the World to Windows Phone 8

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Anybody remember Doodle God, the alchemy simulator/puzzle game? The gameplay involved combining pairs of random ingredients in order to try to create new things. A sound enough idea in theory, but it boiled down to endless trial and error (or following a guide) and very little fun. If not for the easy Achievements and pretty good sense of humor, I’d never have finished it.

Somebody out there must feel differently though, because the Doodle series continues to multiply. Developer JoyBits has just released a new sequel/spin-off called Doodle Creatures on Windows Phone and Windows 8. On top of that, JoyBits is branching out into the hidden object genre with Around the World: Hidden Objects (just for Windows Phone). Now that’s a genre much closer to this gamer’s heart. Head past the break for descriptions and Store links!

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2 years ago

These Windows Phones take advantage of Verizon XLTE

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2 years ago

Nokia's Cyan update will let you further tweak brightness levels to your liking

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Windows Phone 8.1 brought numerous new enhancements to the table, enabling consumers to take full advantage of Cortana (depending on region settings), a Notification Center and more, but there's more to come if you own a Lumia smartphone. Nokia will be rolling out a forthcoming firmware update, titled Lumia Cyan.

One of the improvements in Cyan, according to an image published over on Reddit, will be the addition of a brightness slider, perfect for those power users who require more settings to configure and reach a perfect Windows Phone experience.

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2 years ago

Here are Verizon's initial XLTE cities

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2 years ago

Deal of the Day: Nokia 1A Micro-USB Car Charger DC-17

2 years ago

Verizon flips switch on AWS-enhanced XLTE

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2 years ago

Sprint takes device security to a whole new level with latest comprehensive package

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Sprint has a new protection plan for both your phone and the data on it. Dubbed "Sprint Total Equipment Protection Plus", the plan costs $13-a-month-per-device and adds data security, automatic media backups, and personalized tech support on top of the existing damage, loss, and theft insurance that is part of the standard $11-a-month Total Equipment Protection package.

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2 years ago

Nokia Lumia 636 passes certification in China, heading to China Mobile

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The Nokia Lumia 636, bearing the model number RM-1010, has passed through certification in China. If you're not familiar with the Lumia 636, it's essentially the TD-LTE version of the Lumia 635. It's also worth noting that this will mark the very first TD-LTE Windows Phone from Nokia (now Microsoft after the acquisition of Nokia's devices division).

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2 years ago

The TV Show 2: Kill Your Darlings

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The TV Show 2: Kill Your Darlings

The TV Show talks about the renaissance in storytelling and technology taking place in television today by focusing on the week of TV that was. On this episode Dave and Rene discuss the Gotham and Flash trailers, Arrow and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D finales, Big Bang Theory and Castle finales, try to remember 24 hour 3, Dick Whitman vs. Don Draper on Mad Men, and the consequences of killing characters. Subscribe and listen along!

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2 years ago

Nokia rolls out offline update for Maps on Windows Phone for some regions

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Nokia has rolled out an update for offline mapping on Windows Phone. There are two types of updates for the mapping solution on Windows Phone, the HERE Maps app itself and offline data installed on a smartphone. Today, we're once again looking at the latter, with reports coming in that an update for offline map data is available for some users (it may depend on your region).

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2 years ago

Magic Realms review – The ultimate collectible card game for Windows Phone 8

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Magic Realms is the Windows Phone and Blackberry version of Elemental Kingdoms, a popular collectible card game/RPG. It also happens to be a re-skinning of an existing game called Lies of Astaroth, with the same game mechanics but totally different cards, art and story.

Origins aside, Magic Realms is a vast and endlessly enjoyable card game. You get a lengthy story mode, online player-versus-player battles, clan support, semi-weekly live events, cloud saves, and even cross-platform compatibility with the Blackberry version of the game. That’s quite a lot of value from a free to play game. Learn more in our in-depth review.

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2 years ago

Tap Master: Mondrian, a Windows Phone 8 game with a little zip

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Tap Master: Mondrian is a simple Windows Phone 8 game that will test your ability to react to commands and objects flying down your screen. The game's design is inspired by Piet Mondrian's minimalistic style and has you tapping colored shapes as they run down (or in some cases up) the screen.

The challenge to the game is that you can only tap the pieces as directed by the game. It sounds easy but as you progress through game play, the pace increases and you might be surprised how challenging it can be to keep up.

Tap Master: Mondrian has a simple layout, challenging game play and is a nice addition to the Windows Phone gaming library.

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2 years ago

Review: Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon

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Review: Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon

When Lenovo first introduced the ThinkPad X1 Carbon Ultrabook in 2012, we were faced with a machine that was close to perfection. Sure, the original iteration was not perfect in every sense but it came closer than any Ultrabook we had available.

Now that we have landed in 2014, the company has released its third iteration of the ThinkPad X1. We've spent a little time with the 2014 edition of the ThinkPad X1 and after the break, we see what has changed for the better and for the worse.

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