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2 years ago

Accessory Review: MoKo Detachable Rotary Case for the Surface Pro and Surface Pro 2

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Windows Phone Central has brought you several accessory reviews for the Microsoft Surface over the past few months. We’ve covered cases from Bear Motion, MiniSuit, and more. One case manufacturer has been noticeably absent though: MoKo Cases. These cases came highly recommended by a few of our readers, which of course caused us to take notice…

At last, we’ve picked up both styles of MoKo Surface cases to review. Today’s review covers the MoKo Detachable Rotary Case for the Surface Pro and Surface Pro 2. This particular case doesn’t come in a Surface RT-style, but Surface Pro owners should be impressed by its unique features and dignified appearance. Head past the break for our full review.

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2 years ago

Xbox Windows Phone game Kingdom & Lords expands availability, let the battles begin!

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Last week the latest Xbox Windows Phone game, Kingdoms & Lords, started making its rounds to a few select markets. It would appear the soft release is no more and the new Windows Phone 8 game is now available worldwide.

Kingdoms & Lords is a medieval simulation game where you build up your kingdom, cultivate crops and livestock, train your military, battle a Dark King and conquer neighboring lands.

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2 years ago

'Boyfriend, get me a beer': New Xbox One ad humorously shows off the power of voice (and relationships)

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Microsoft has released a new advertisement for its Xbox One console. The video shows a young couple who have the next-gen console set up with multiple accounts. As well as showing exactly how easy it is to switch between profiles in a real environment, the ad also injects some humour with the boyfriend being ordered around with "Xbox" commands.

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2 years ago

GTA V: Maps for Windows Phone, the streets of Los Santos revealed

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The Xbox game Grand Theft Auto V has been on the shelves for a few months now and if you've hit a few snags building your criminal empire, check out GTA V: Maps for Windows Phone.

GTA V: Maps delivers all the Los Santos maps and locations to your Windows Phone to help guide you through the game.  Layout is simple with GTA V: Maps and includes optional integration with GTA V: Cheats. It may not be an official companion app for Grand Theft Auto but it may help you avoid making that wrong turn that could end your career.

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2 years ago

A trip down memory lane: 30 years since Windows was announced

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On November 10, 1983, it all started… not with a big bang, but a whisper that defined the industry in the years to come.

Yes, thirty years ago, Bill Gates announced ‘Interface Manager’ at the Plaza Hotel in New York City. The next-generation operating system would provide a graphical user interface (GUI) and a multitasking environment for IBM computers. Windows might have been released under the original name of Interface Manager if marketing whiz, Rowland Hanson had not convinced Bill Gates that Windows was the far better name!

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2 years ago

Preproduction Nokia Lumia 1520 for AT&T hits eBay

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A preproduction unit of the Nokia Lumia 1520 for AT&T is currently listed on eBay for $575. While preorders already started, the Lumia 1520 will not officially be available to the public until November 22nd. The seller, surfacedude, has 271 feedbacks and 100% ratings. He writes in the listing description:

This is a preproduction device. Final design hardware and software. It is just a network test device. 

The preproduction Nokia Lumia 1520 being sold on eBay is black with 16GB of internal storage. Starting November 22nd, you can head over to an AT&T or Microsoft store to get it in matte black, matte yellow, matte white or glossy red. Who’s going to press the ‘Buy It Now’ button and possibly get the device earlier than everyone else?

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2 years ago

Deccan Chronicle, leading English daily from South India, arrives on Windows Phone

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Deccan Chronicle is the third largest English newspaper in India in terms of readership and circulation, and very popular in South India. The publication’s official app has now arrived on Windows Phone.

While the app gives you free access to all content, including news, photo galleries, and opinion columns at Deccan Chronicle, it disappoints in user experience. Honestly, I’ve seen better mobile websites.

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2 years ago

Pin shortcuts to your favorite settings with System Tiles for Windows Phone 8

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If you want shortcuts to important settings like Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, airplane mode, rotation lock (GDR3 only), flashlight, and more on your home screen, you owe it to yourself to check out System Tiles for Windows Phone 8. This handy tool also just received an update to version 2.0. You can now change the background color for the quick tiles.

Head past the break to see what’s new in version 2.0 and watch our walkthrough video.

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2 years ago

Kickback this weekend with some nostalgic Zune tunes

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Remember Microsoft’s Zune line of multimedia players? I haven’t forgotten, and to this day, the Zune 120 GB Black "Brick" remains as one of my favorite pieces of hardware from the past. To help everyone relax, while bringing back some Microsoft nostalgia, below is a short video list of some of the rocking (and mellow) tunes used in the original commercials.

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2 years ago

Readit, PicHit.Me, Fitbit Tracker and more are your app highlights of the week

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Another week has gone by and we’ve got a handful of great new apps in the Windows Phone Store. A lot can happen in the span of one week, so we’re here to roundup and highlight any new apps in the Store. We’ll also look at popular apps that were updated and any betas you should be aware of. That’s right, it’s time for another weekly app highlight from your friends at Windows Phone Central. We never want you to fall behind on what’s happening, so let’s get started.

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2 years ago

Facebook for Windows 8.1 updated with sharing options and more

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2 years ago

Unofficial Flickr app 2flicka updated with group support, galleries and more

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If you're wanting something more than what the official Flickr app offers on Windows Phone, you should look no further than 2flicka. The app has been updated to version 1.1 in just over a week since we covered the lunch - that's not bad going. Some of the new features in this release include galleries and support for groups. There are a bunch of miscellaneous improvements to boot that will improve the overall experience.

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2 years ago

Chase Mobile banking app updated to 1.47; feels snappier

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2 years ago

Waiting for your Xbox One delivery? One lucky gamer already has his

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2 years ago

Toy Pirates, battling it out on the high seas from your Windows Phone

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Toy Pirates is a naval combat game for our Windows Phones that has you controlling a small pirate ship that must navigate the high seas and battle an assortment of enemy ships.  Sounds simple, right?

Well the twist comes in the form of a floating maze that you have to sail through to get to your enemy.  Canon shots can ricochet off the walls, which can be rather hazardous, and charges can be set to blast the walls into tiny little pieces.  There is a bit of strategy involved with game play and overall Toy Pirates is a decent game for our Windows Phones.  However, while entertaining, I couldn't help but think something was missing.

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