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1 year ago

Popular 'empire building' game The Tribez lands on Windows Phone

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Game Insight makes some outstanding mobile games including the addictive Cloud Raiders, 2020: My Country and Airport City. Today, their other empire-building game The Tribez is finally available for Windows Phone users.

The Tribez has been on iOS and Android for a few years (since 2012) already garnering some very high reviews. The game weighs in at 153 MB and yes even those with 512 MB devices can get in on the action. So far, the graphics of The Tribez look outstanding and the sheer size of the game's world seems highly impressive.

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1 year ago

Microsoft takes Bing searchers on a ghostly adventure this Halloween

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1 year ago

We're letting these Lumia 1020 skin cases go cheap, today! Get yours in black or white for $4.95

1 year ago

BBM update will bring Message Retraction, Timed Messages and more

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BlackBerry's instant messaging service BBM will be seeing an update across all OS platforms in the next few days. It has been available through BlackBerry Beta Zone for some users from a few weeks now and it now ready for everyone. The most notable new feature is Timed Messages which allows users to send a 'secret' message to a contact for a pre-set duration of time. You will also be able to retract any accidentally sent messages. We've all been there, so that may be a handy addition.

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1 year ago

Sunset Overdrive and white Xbox One now available in the UK

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1 year ago

Diamond Blitz, an online puzzle challenge for Windows Phone and Windows 8

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Diamond Blitz is an online puzzle game where you play against others to see who can create the most matches (or diamonds) from multi-colored tiles. Game play is similar to other online games available such as Wordament; you just try to play with colored tiles instead of letters.

Diamond Blitz is available for low-memory Windows Phones as well as Windows 8 devices. The game comes across as maybe more of an acquired taste than one with across the board appeal but isn't without challenge, testing your skills at speed and recognition. While it may not end up being everyone's cup of tea, Diamond Blitz is a gaming title worth trying and might even surprise a few.

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1 year ago

Review: XOLO Win Q900s Windows Phone

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1 year ago

Sync or update your Band with the Microsoft Band Sync app for Windows or Mac

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The Microsoft Band Sync app for Windows or Mac lets you sync your Band to the cloud while it is connected via USB cable. Your phone can already sync your Microsoft Band, but Microsoft says this method syncs faster than your phone while your device is charging over USB.

Another reason why you would want this app on your Mac or PC is that it lets you get updates and restore the software on your Microsoft Band.

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1 year ago

Microsoft Band is out of stock in all sizes on the Microsoft Store site

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The Microsoft Band made quite a splash with its brisk unveiling, and since then stock of all three sizes on the Microsoft Store has completely dried up. At $199 it isn't exactly in "impulse buy" range for many people, and you have to think Microsoft had quite a few of them in anticipation of the launch, so a complete sell out is interesting to see.

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1 year ago

Cortana now tracks your favorite college football teams for you

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If you're a fan of NCAA football, Cortana will help you stay on top of the latest college football scores. Microsoft has rolled out an update to Cortana on its end, which means no action is required on your part, to allow the Windows Phone digital assistant to give you the latest college football updates. You can track your teams by going into the Cortana settings and adding them.

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1 year ago

Watch the replay of our second Halo: the Master Chief Collection preview stream!

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Last night we hosted one of our most exciting Twitch streams yet. Hundreds of viewers tuned in to get an early look at Halo: the Master Chief Collection for Xbox One. Yours truly played through one mission each from Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary and Halo 2: Anniversary.

I absolutely didn't remember where to go in either mission, and sometimes I struggled against the Covenant hordes (especially the Hunters in Halo: CE). But we all had a great time, met some new readers and viewers, and maybe even learned a little something about life. See yesterday's post for archive videos of both games.

Tonight's stream focused on Halo 3 and 4. These two games haven't received the same level of enhancement as Halo and Halo 2, but they still look and run better than ever on Xbox One – especially Halo 4. The stream has now ended and prizes have been awarded. Check out our replay videos to see both games in action!

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1 year ago

Weekly photo contest: Curves

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1 year ago

How to pair the Microsoft Band with the iPhone

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1 year ago

Gold's Gym offers custom workout plans and free trial to Microsoft Band owners

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1 year ago

Microsoft Band's auto-brightness, VIP lists, auto-reply, and other advanced features

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Earlier today, we did a full unboxing and tour of the new Microsoft Band. Since playing with the new smart device, we have been finding numerous neat little features that you very likely do not know about, making this health tool much more appealing.

In this new video, we take a deeper dive into the Microsoft Band's settings, including VIP email list for notifications, Clock Mode, auto brightness levels, and more!

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