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2 years ago

Lumia Cyan and what it brings to Windows Phone 8.1 and the Lumia 930


Our exhaustive list of what is new in the Lumia Cyan update

Lumia Cyan is the firmware half of the Windows Phone 8.1 for Nokia Lumia phones. Although many of you are using the Preview for Developers release of Microsoft's latest OS, most of you do not have yet the necessary Lumia Cyan firmware to optimize the experience. As a result, some key features are locked or not visible.

Now, with the release of the Lumia 930 we can finally get a good look at what Lumia Cyan adds to the equation. I have been going through the new flagship and comparing to other non-Cyan devices to figure out what is new. Here's what I found.

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2 years ago

Razer unveils Atrox Arcade Fighting Stick for Xbox One

2 years ago

Modern UI-based Windows Apportals for Windows 8.1 business users launched

2 years ago

Latest ProShot update has additional Lumia resolution options and more

2 years ago

Windows Phone BBM beta test program already filled up

2 years ago

The first commercial for the Chinese Xbox One is...very game-uncentric


Before the formal debut which is planned for September this year, Microsoft and its Chinese joint-venture partner BesTV just brought the Chinese version of Xbox One to China International Cartoon & Game Expo (July 10 - 14, in Shanghai), for a brief demonstration. A quite lengthy commercial for the console was revealed, highlighting the Chinese Xbox One's, um, for lack of better words, let's say "highly localized functionality and marketing strategy".

Here is the video itself, in Chinese, for your enjoyment. There are English subtitles, but sadly they are blocked by all those human heads. I'll try to explain what exactly happened in the video below.

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2 years ago

Mobile Nations Community Update, July 2014

Mobile Nations Community Update

It’s that time again, time for the Mobile Nations Community Update. Android Central, Connectedly, CrackBerry, iMore, and Windows Phone Central are all chugging along with good stories, great conversation, and awesome people.

2 years ago

Deal of the Day: Incipio NGP Impact Resistant Case for Nokia Lumia 1520

For today only, grab the Incipio NGP Impact Resistant Case for Nokia Lumia 1520 and save 32% off the list price!

This Lumia 1520 NGP case blends the perfect mixture of plastic and silicone into one streamlined design. These cases wrap all the way around your device for a snug, sure fit. The skin itself is completely stretch and tear resistant, yet the exterior's smooth matte finish almost feels like a hard case.

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2 years ago

Xbox One can now support unlocking of full games from free demos

2 years ago

OneMusic for Windows Phone gets updated with new light theme and more

2 years ago

Microsoft to go big with Xbox One panels and games at San Diego Comic-Con

2 years ago

Nadella dodges questions about future Microsoft layoffs in new interviews

2 years ago

Mortar Melon review – Save the fruit in this lovely Windows Phone and Windows 8 physics game


Microsoft fans dream of a connected ecosystem in which we can buy a game once and play it on phone, tablet, PC, and console. We're not quite there yet, but at least some game developers are supporting all of those platforms. Take London-based indie developer Mudvark Limited. Mudvark's debut title Mortar Melon is already available on both Windows Phone and Windows 8 and RT. And soon it will come to Xbox One as part of the ID@Xbox program.

Mortar Melon is a physics-based puzzle game in which players try to fire watermelons through obstacle-filled levels and safely into a basket. The game is free to play on both Windows Phone and Windows 8, with an extra batch of levels available as an in-app purchase. It runs on Windows Phones with 512 MB of RAM, so everybody can have fun breaking, I mean saving watermelons.

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2 years ago

Tap Tap Glider, an endless flier game for Windows Phone


Tap Tap Glider is a nicely drawn up endless runner styled game that has you piloting a paper airplane through a maze of obstacles.

Controls are minimal and game play has its moments. Tap Tap Glider plays out like Line Birds or, dare I say, Flappy Bird and is an enjoyable time killer of a game. Available for low-memory devices, Tap Tap Glider could use a few more features but as is, the game is an appealing addition to the Windows Phone gaming library.

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2 years ago

Monty Python's Ministry of Silly Walks game is coming to Windows Phone

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