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2 years ago

Xbox Live could be ditching the Gold requirement for Netflix, Hulu

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If you've never really been happy at the fact you need a Xbox Live Gold subscription in order to access Hulu and Netflix on your Xbox there's a good chance that requirement could be gone soon. It's something that has been on the table for a while now but according to Arstechnica, multiple sources have now been briefed on the matter ahead of June's E3 expo.

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2 years ago

Evernote app updated with a new document camera

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Evernote has bumped its popular note taking platform to version 4.4.0.1122 in Windows Phone Store today. Nestled in with the assorted "numerous bug fixes and enhancements" is a new document camera. The document camera allows the user to digitize both single and multiple page documents, so they can be added to any note in Evernote. This should prove useful to both business users and casual users alike.

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2 years ago

Despicable Me: Minion Rush gets a huge update today for Windows Phone, Windows 8

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If you’re a fan of the popular endless runner Minion Rush, we have some good news for you as version 1.7.1.4 has gone live in the Store for both Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8. The fun pint sized game (50 MB) from Gameloft has been kicking on Windows Phone for a while, but today’s update is quite the doozy. It even has a changelog!

Let’s see what’s new.

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2 years ago

Analog Clock Tile gets updated with new faces, promises of more to come

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A few weeks back we noted the release of the app Analog Clock Tile for devices running Windows Phone 8.1. The updated OS allows Tiles to be updated every minute, making "clock Tiles" like Clock Hub or TimeMe a go on the platform. No worries as to battery life, as Microsoft made sure such apps have a negligible impact.

Version 1.2 just went live in the Store, and it now has a few new features. For one, there are four new clock faces to choose from, including blocky digital, analog with numbers and one with just text.

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2 years ago

Spider-Man 2 swings onto Windows Phone

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Spider-Man 2 swings onto Windows Phone

In mid-March Gameloft promised that we’d get the Spider-Man 2 in April. Well it’s not exactly April anymore, but we finally do have the game available for Windows Phone! The movie counterpart has been out for nearly two weeks here in the United States. Do you feel that? It’s just our Spider-sense tingling that we can now play the game on Windows Phone. Details after the break.

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2 years ago

Win your very own Nokia-edition Tern bicycle

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2 years ago

Magnify Beta gains Feedly support, plus details on the future of myTube

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We’ve been covering Magnify Beta (formerly FlipMag) and myTube for quite some time. Today both those apps are picking up some nice updates that you’ll want to check out. While the update for myTube isn’t that big, we do have some exciting features about the future of the app on Windows Phone 8.1 and Windows 8.1 that you’ll want to hear about. Let’s see what’s happening with this RSS Reader and third-party YouTube client.

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2 years ago

Remotely turn on your PC with Cortana by using VoiceWake for Windows Phone 8.1

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VoiceWake Lite is a new app for those running Windows Phone 8.1 and who also have Cortana available to them. That means mostly people in the US, unless you used a region-hack to enable Microsoft’s new voice-assistant. The app has one singular purpose: wake up your PC using ‘Wake On LAN’. That’s useful for a number of reasons, including turning your PC on when 2,000 miles away, and we’re sure you have your ideas too.

Not sure what Wake On LAN is for? Read the Wiki history right here. Hint: it's not to turn your PC on when in the same room. 

The app is simple enough to use and the ‘lite’ feature, implies a non-ad-supported version is on the way too.  More on that below.

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2 years ago

Microsoft reported to be prepping Xbox Music locker service

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Coming soon to Xbox Music: OneDrive Music Locker for streaming your tunes from the cloud. Right now Xbox Music lets you stream music through the Xbox Music Pass, but that's only the songs that Microsoft has. Listening to your indie punk rock baroque fusion band tracks, however, has so far necessitated storing those tracks on your Windows Phone. That will change with the addition of OneDrive Music Locker, as found in the code for OneDrive.

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2 years ago

Telerik makes controls free for a limited time in honor of TechEd 2014

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2 years ago

Nokia Camera Beta prepped for Cyan, gets new features, while Camera gets an update too

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2 years ago

AT&T will now let you order online and pick up in-store

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2 years ago

Nutjitsu review – The Indie maze game sneaks from Windows 8 to Xbox One

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One of the ideals of Microsoft’s connected ecosystem of Xbox consoles, Windows Phone, and Windows 8 and RT is easy portability between the various platforms. Make it easy for developers to write one game and release it to more than one Microsoft platform and consumers win too since they get more software to choose from.

Last December the Xbox One saw its first port from Windows 8: Microsoft’s Halo: Spartan Assault. Now NinjaBee/Wahoo Studios (nobody can say the difference between the two labels) has brought their own Windows 8 game over to Xbox One as part of the [email protected] program: Nutjitsu. This one is basically the exact same tablet/PC game but with Achievements.

If playing a tiny retro-style game on your expensive new console doesn’t hurt your pride, you might want to give Nutjitsu a try. Read on for our full review with video!

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2 years ago

Deal of the Day: Incipio Feather Ultra Thin Snap-On Case for Nokia Lumia 1020

For today only, purchase the Incipio Feather Ultra Thin Snap-On Case for Nokia Lumia 1020 and save 36% off the list price!

Lightweight and durable, the Feather Case for Nokia Lumia 1020 is engineered to provide inconspicuous protection. The snap-on application of this hard case allows for quick installation when needed and its soft touch finish provides a comfortable grip in the hand.

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2 years ago

Blazin' Aces, aerial combat the old fashion way for Windows Phone 8

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Blazin' Aces is a new air combat game for Windows Phone 8 that was released last week. The game is nicely drawn up, has its fair share of challenges but can also be a little on the frustrating side.

You play the role of a pilot in the golden era of aviation (World War I/II periods) and have to defeat the invading forces. Blazin' Aces has two gaming modes, a soundtrack that fits the action well and plenty of power-ups/boost to help you with your mission. The game is similar to Mini-Squadron (which is sadly no longer available), just a little more edgy.

Blazin' Aces will require a little patience until you get used to game play and the controls, but will begin to grow on you once you get a hang of things.

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