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Mobile Nations Community Update, April 2015

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Mobile Nations Community Update, April 2015

Hellooooo everyone! It's the end of the month, and that means it's Community Update time! Within we will take a closer look at the happenings around the Mobile Nations Network, including Android Central, Connectedly, CrackBerry, iMore, and Windows Central.

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One Drop of Life – a wonderfully drawn up Windows Phone game designed to raise awareness

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One Drop of Life is a relatively new Windows Phone game that is designed to raise our awareness of the importance of water while having a little fun in the process.

You have to navigate a water droplet through a maze of twigs, leafs and toxic waste to reach a collection of crops. As you play the game, factoids will pop-up to help you realize the importance that one drop can have worldwide.

Available for low-memory Windows Phones and Windows 8 devices, we received several requests to review One Drop of Life (thanks everyone) and found it to be a wonderfully drawn up and challenging game to pass the time with.

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Xbox Games with Gold for May includes castles, the Mafia

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Xbox Wire just gave us the run down on Games with Gold for May, taking the program past its 1 year anniversary.

Xbox One owners will get their hands on the tower-defence hybrid - CastleStorm: Definitive Edition, and can continue to download April's Pool Nation FX for free throughout May.

Xbox 360 owners can look forward to the action shooter Mafia II, in addition to Codermasters' racing sim F1 2013.

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Lumia Knockout on Wheels – Microsoft India's new initiative to showcase budget Lumia phones

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As Microsoft India announced the launch of Lumia 430, the most affordable budget Lumia device as yet, it also leveraged the opportunity to announce the company's first ever outreach campaign in smaller cities and towns of India for Lumia devices.

The Lumia Knockout on Wheels has been conceptualized to demonstrate the uncompromised and unparalleled smartphone experience on the Lumia 430. The drive flags off from New Delhi, and will cover over 20 cities across the country taking the Windows Phone experience to tier 2, tier 3, and tier 4 towns in the country for the first time.

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Microsoft launches the Lumia 430 in India for INR 5,299

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In a closed media round-table, Microsoft India announced the launch of the Lumia 430, the company's most affordable Windows Phone device as yet.

The Lumia 430 is an entry-level Windows Phone, but doesn't cut too many corners in the crucial areas. There's 1GB of RAM and 8GB internal storage with micro SD card expansion. It also packs in a front camera. The 4-inch dual SIM device attempts to hit all the right notes for both affordability and desirability.

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Microsoft Edge browser won't pick up Extension support until after RTM

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Microsoft has a lot on their plate this year with Windows 10, Phone, Surface, Cortana, and more. One of those to-do items to finish is the new Microsoft Edge Browser, formerly known as Project Spartan. The browser is coming along nicely, but like many things on Microsoft's roadmap, there is still much more to come.

In a deep dive session this evening on Microsoft Edge, Microsoft's Charles Morris, and Sean Lyndersay discussed a few aspects of the new browser, including extensions and when they are coming.

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International Motor Sports Association launches official apps for Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone

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Microsoft embraces the Internet of Things with release of Windows 10 IoT Core Insider Preview

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Demo of unlocking Windows 10 with Windows Hello from Build 2015

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Today at a developer session in Build, we got to see a demo of Windows Hello. It's a biometric authentication which can provide instant access to your Windows 10 devices. Windows 10 supports three types of biometric authentication: fingerprint, face, and iris. We recorded the demo of unlocking a computer and making an app purchase by placing your face in front of the camera. Watch the demo on video.

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Windows Phone developer rewards program DVLUP launches new website as part of MSDN

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Smartsheet for Outlook beta brings collaborative spreadsheets to your inbox

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Poll: What do you think of the Microsoft Edge name?

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Project Spartan is no more. Well, in name, at least. During day one of Build 2015 Microsoft finally announced the true and proper name for its all new web browser for Windows 10. And that'd be Microsoft Edge.

Project Spartan had a lot of supporters when it came to its name. The Halo connection coupled with its assistant, Cortana, seemed like a great match. Microsoft decided otherwise and here we are. But what do you think of it?

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Microsoft's Android and iOS compilers have some interesting code names

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Microsoft addresses the 'Hamburger menu' and other design decisions in Windows 10 for phones

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Microsoft going all out courting iOS and Android developers for Windows 10

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Microsoft has long been rumored to be including Android app support in Windows, but what it announced at Build 2015 looks much better than anyone may have ever imagined it to be.

Because it doesn't just stretch to Android, either. Microsoft is courting iOS app developers, too, in fact, it already has done. Windows 10 isn't the first platform to go looking at another platforms apps. But it does look at least right now, as if it's being handled a little differently.

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