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2 years ago

Dell’s Latitude 6430u laptop stinks – literally, of cat urine

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Dell released the Latitude 6430u Ultrabook as a notebook as an affordable light and portable machine for the business professional. We have been quite happy with the new direction of design Dell has been headed in, but there is one problem – one of their laptops “smell of cat urine”.

According to reports from the BBC, “a number of users” have been complaining that some of their Latitude Ultrabooks “smell of cat urine”. While not a very appealing scent, Dell engineers have assured that the machines have not been biologically contaminated and there is no health hazard.

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2 years ago

Quick Review – Leather case for the Nokia Lumia 1020 with lens protector

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Although Nokia themselves have not released that “premium leather case” for the Lumia 1020, a third party company evidently has. We reported on it last week, revealing that the site Gadget2Us was selling various versions of the case, including brown “leather”. We use quotes because it’s not real leather, but rather a cloth layer that simulates the look and feel. Hey, what did you want for less than $10?

Luckily, Nokia’s Simran Singh Sethi was kind enough to send us one to take a look at. How is it? Head past the break for quick video and some photos.

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2 years ago

Zombies Can't Jump is the latest myAppFree offering, battle the undead for free

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We all are familiar with myAppFree and the latest partnership delivers the Windows Phone 8 game Zombies Can't Jump for free.

Zombies Can't Jump is a multi-level games that has you facing waves after wave of the walking dead, exploiting their inability to jump.  The game has two game modes, twenty levels of play, a healthy assortment of weapons and is a fun game to pass the time with.

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2 years ago

Call of Duty Ghosts to run at 720p; future looks bleak for Xbox One

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2 years ago

Live Nation's "Nokia All Access" contest page leaks Nokia Lumia 525

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2 years ago

Smart Resize for Windows Phone 8, squeezing unwanted items out of your photos

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Smart Resize first hit the radar last month as the winning app in Nokia's Future Capture contest. The Windows Phone 8 photography app is now available over in the Windows Phone Store and takes an interesting approach to editing things out of your photos.

Instead of cloning or cropping unwanted items or empty space out of your photo, Smart Resize downsamples the image. It utilizes a content-aware scale algorithm that differentiates between the less important and more important parts of the image.

In a manner of speaking, Smart Resize squeezes out the unwanted areas of your photos.

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2 years ago

Dell Venue 8 Pro – Unboxing and first impression of the 8-inch Windows tablet

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Dell's first 8-inch Windows 8.1 tablet hits the market

With Windows 8.1 unleashed by Microsoft a couple of weeks ago, it’s about time we started seeing some new hardware. One of the big new areas for Microsoft is in the 8-inch tablet range, where Apple and Android have been fighting it out for some time now.

Sure, Microsoft had the Acer W3 but with its craptacular display, they needed some more finesse from their other OEMs.

Enter Dell with their recently announced Venue 8 Pro tablet. Running full Windows 8.1 with an Atom processor, we have to wonder if the device has what it takes. Head past the break to see our unboxing video and first impressions!

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2 years ago

Ethernet supports arrives for Surface RT and Surface 2 - requires some effort to get working

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There used to be the days of woe when new buyers brought home their newly purchased Surface RT device, only to discover that they would never be able to hook it up to a wired network. Then, a few days ago, word had leaked on the internet that the Surface Ethernet Adapter would finally work, but users plugged in their devices and found disappointment when it continued to not work.

Don't fret though, someone has the steps to get you up and running.

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2 years ago

Crytek's "The Fall" to premier on Machinima November 5th

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2 years ago

PSA: WhatsApp is not in open Beta for Windows Phone

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Over the weekend, we started receiving a truckload of tips regarding the WhatsApp beta being “opened to the public”. For those who don’t know, WhatsApp maintains two branches, one being the public release the other one for beta development. The second branch is closed and “invite only” (yes, we’re a part of it) while the other one is for general release.

We obviously didn’t write anything on the story because frankly, it didn’t seem right. Why would WhatsApp suddenly open a beta that had been private for a very long time? Publicizing it as an "open beta" when it in fact was not, would do nothing but contribute to misinformation. So we held off.

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2 years ago

Can't wait for the Lumia 1320 to launch in Russia? Pre-order it from Nokia soon

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Nokia announced both the Lumia 1320 and Lumia 1520 at Nokia World 2013 earlier this month. The two Windows Phones will be launching soon in multiple markets, adding a "phablet" option to the Lumia family of smartphones. Should you reside in Russia and wish to get your hands on the Lumia 1320 before it's released, you will son be able to pre-order the device from the N-Store.

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2 years ago

Telecom in New Zealand rolling out Lumia 920 firmware update to enable 4G

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We've received a tip that the New Zealand mobile operator Telecom is currently rolling out a firmware update for the Nokia Lumia 920. It's believed the update unlocks 4G connectivity, which was previously disabled. The network will be launching its 4G upgrade next month and this update will ensure Lumia 920 owners will be able to enjoy faster data transfer speeds.

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2 years ago

My Notes, Eyez join Skulls of the Shogun in this week's Red Stripe Deals

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Are you a bargain hunter? If so, you'll definitely want to remain in the loop when it comes to Red Stripe Deals. Microsoft puts three apps (and/or games) on sale to save you some cash. The selections are generally what you'd want to download too, which is always a. What are the deals for this week? My Notes, Eyez and Skulls of the Shogun make the list.

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2 years ago

Wordgo, a puzzle of a word game for Windows Phone 8

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Wordgo is a word game for Windows Phone 8 that calls upon you to guess the correct word through the process of elimination. The fewer tries it takes for you to solve the puzzle, the better your score.

As you get warmer with your guesses, correct letters will be revealed and if you get stuck, hints are available that will push you in the right direction.

Wordgo isn't a complicated game for your Windows Phone but that doesn't mean it's without challenge. If you're looking to build upon your Windows Phone word game library, Wordgo isn't a bad choice to consider.

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2 years ago

Microsoft gives Bing a Halloween makeover with references to famous horror movies

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