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2 years ago

Despicable Me: Minion Rush temporarily pulled due to 'superpowers mode'

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File this one under funny, but Despicable Me: Minion Rush is now missing from the Window Phone Store.

Don’t you worry though, we’re expecting the game to pop back probably within in a few hours and here’s why. This morning, an update went out for the popular and adorable endless runner. Some of our readers have even reported better support for 512 MB devices (meaning yes, it seems faster), though we have not been able to verify.

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2 years ago

Official Facebook app for Windows Phone gets a quick update

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It may be a holiday here in the US, but that doesn’t mean the official Facebook app for Windows Phone can’t get an update. Facebook is a long time works project, evidently, meaning it needs lots and lots of love from Microsoft. This morning, we being bumped to version 8.1.6.0, up from 8.1.5.9 just three days ago.

Like most of these Facebook app updates, this is a small version change as you can tell from the numbering. That means we’re expecting some teeny tiny fixes for something you may not noticed (and ‘seems faster’ is probably not the right answers).

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2 years ago

Deal of the Day: Incipio DualPro Hard Case for Nokia Lumia Icon

For today only, purchase the Incipio DualPro Hard Case for Nokia Lumia Icon and get 37% off the regular price!

The DualPro combines a flexible inner silicone layer with a rigid outer plextonium shell. The silicone core absorbs impacts and the outer shell features a custom blend of polycarbonate with a soft-touch finish that delivers improved drop protection over the average plastic case. Comes in black, cyan, pink and white.

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2 years ago

Steve Ballmer is looking into buying Los Angeles Clippers

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Ex-Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is reportedly in talks with the owner of the Los Angeles Clippers NBA team. Shelly Sterling, who recently bought the team from husband Donald Sterling, met with Ballmer over the weekend to engage in talks of selling the professional team. Mrs Sterling has hesitated in selling out, but with issues staining the team, it would make sense for a deal to be arranged.

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2 years ago

Pic: The Invasion of the Nutcrackers, an odd little Windows Phone 8 platform game

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Pic: The Invasion of the Nutcrackers is a platform Windows Phone 8 game were you have to fend off an invasion of nutcrackers. These are not your Holiday Season styled Nutcrackers but odd little creatures that remind me a little of Pac-Man.

You play the role of a Pic, a strange looking creature with eyes, hands, feet and a huge nose, who works his way through various puzzle platforms to defeat the Nutcrackers. Animations tend to give things a children's game feel and controls are a little cumbersome. Pic: The Invasion of the Nutcrackers does have a bit of potential, but it may be best to give the trial version a shot before buying the full game.

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2 years ago

WhatsApp servers are down — it's not just you!

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WhatsApp servers are down — it's not just you!

WhatsApp, the incredibly popular instant messaging service recently purchased by Facebook for almost $20 bilion, is offline at the moment. So, yeah, it's not just you. It's the WhatsApp servers. There's no word yet on how long the outage will last, so let us know in the comments whether it's working for you yet, and if not, when it starts working again!

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2 years ago

Grab this free app now to keep your Windows Phone Lockscreen fresh

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We haven’t covered a decent Lockscreen app for Windows Phone in a few weeks, so today seems like a good day to do so. Considering the Lockscreen is the first thing you see when turning on your device, what you put there can be pretty important. Luckily today we have another app to add to the bunch, and it’s aptly called ‘Lock pic’.

Lock pic is made by developer Matt ‘RogueCode’ Cavanagh who is a familiar name for many Windows Phone users. He’s the guy behind the hit game VALA: Alpha, MyEdit, our favorite Ffffound app and numerous other hacks including this cool Cortana one using lights. Now he’s added Lock pic to his collection and it’s a solid looking app.

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2 years ago

Microsoft launches official #wpdev Windows Phone 8 app for developers

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The best thing about being a developer in the Microsoft technology ecosystem is the terrific support that the company offers to the developers. From dedicated forums and learning resources to public events, the community feeds off this support and grows further.

Microsoft has just launched an Windows Phone app for developers that aggregates official Microsoft resources related to building apps for the Windows Store and Windows Phone Store. The app is titled ‘#wpdev’, picking up from the popular Twitter hashtag that Microsoft and the developer community use on Twitter for sharing development resources and insights.

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2 years ago

Deal of the Day: Body Glove DropSuit Rugged Case for Nokia Lumia 822

For today only, purchase the Body Glove DropSuit Rugged Case for Nokia Lumia 822 and save 63% off the regular price!

The DropSuit Rugged Case is made of a durable gel material that resists the battles of everyday life. It has uniquely designed corners that have a shock dissipation system to absorb impact and defend against damage. It also features an embedded anti-microbial agent that prevents the growth of odor and stain-causing bacteria.

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2 years ago

Microsoft giving away free Xbox game in Memorial Day Sale

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2 years ago

Penny Arcade on Surface Pro 3 N-trig pen: 'If you were worried about the new tech, don't be'

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The Surface Pro 3 brings a lot of new changes when compared to the Surface Pro 2. One of those deviations is the new N-trig pen, an adjustment from the previous Wacom technology found in the older Pro devices. Microsoft has written about the new technology and its benefits, but many are still rightly skeptical.

When it comes to non-digital-pen users (like myself), the differences seem negligible, especially if you just use the pen to jot down notes. However, for artists the change has caused quite a stir. Wacom is considered by many to be the industry standard, and N-trig has a lot of proving to do before professional illustrators accept it.

Famous web comic Penny Arcade (www.penny-arcade.com/comic) and its illustrator Mike ‘Gabe’ Krahulik has been a longtime Surface Pro user, extolling the benefits of using the device for drawing comics. He’s often regarded as the shining example of how artists can use the Surface Pro series for their professional – and personal – lives. So when it came to the change in the Surface Pro 3, a lot of eyes were on what Gabe would think about it – yay or nay?

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2 years ago

Review 12: Arrow

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Review 12: Arrow

Review is our movie, television, and general geekery podcast where we talk about everything from 80s flicks to the latest blockbusters to classic and modern shows. On this week's episode Serenity, Guy, Dan, Rene, and Dave get all up into the CW's Arrow. Based on DC Comics' Green Arrow, we discuss the first 2 seasons of Oliver Queen lost on the island of Purgatory and the city of Starling, the characters, arcs, and themes. Subscribe and listen along!

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2 years ago

Deal of the Day: BodyGuardz UltraTough Clear Full Body for Nokia Lumia 1020

For today only, purchase the BodyGuardz UltraTough Clear Full Body for Nokia Lumia 1020 and get 40% off the regular price!

These full body protectors are made from the same material used to shield the front of vehicles from rock chips and provides unmatched scratch protection from outside elements. Each package includes two sets and are easy to apply!

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2 years ago

Bing Maps gets some style improvements, makes roads and landmarks stand out

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2 years ago

TV Blaze, a television show episode tracker for Windows Phone 8

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TV Blaze is one of the more recent television show tracking apps to become available for Windows Phone 8. The app helps you track your favorite television shows from what you have already watched to the new episodes that are waiting to be watched.

TV Blaze also has Trakt.tv integration, OneDrive support and tons of information on your favorite shows. Navigation isn’t as straight forward as we would have liked but overall, TV Blaze is a nice option to consider that will help you track your TV viewing habits.

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