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2 years ago

Lost Echo Review: A story driven adventure game with plenty of mysteries to solve

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Lost Echo was released in the Windows Phone Store last week after having a fair amount of success over on iOS. Lost Echo is an adventure game that has you searching for your girlfriend, Chloe, who vanishes before your very eyes.

The game has quality, detailed graphics and a simple user interface to guide through the game. In many ways game plays out much like a scavenger hunt for clues and pieces of the puzzle that will eventually solve the mystery of Chloe's disappearance. Lost Echo by no means is a fast-paced adventure game but if you like story driven adventures, it may be worth the price of admission.

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2 years ago

Want to use Sky Go on your Xbox? You'll have to pay extra for that

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Sky is set to remove the ability for customers to use its Sky Go service through video game consoles (currently supporting the Xbox 360 and not the One just yet) on July 29, that is unless they wish to fork out an extra £5 per month for the privilege. Titled Sky Go Extra, this subscription package will maintain access to the service as it is enjoyed today. It's a blow to the console market, which is increasing focus on TV and streaming service. If you already have Sky Go Extra, you're good to go.

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2 years ago

Los Angeles city council donates refurbished Windows XP computers to charity

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Nonprofit organizations require support in numerous forms, including both monetary and hardware. Los Angeles city council has refurbished and donated a total of 8,000 Windows XP machines after an upgrade program taking public sector workers up to Windows 7 was completed back in April. Having the PCs in storage and not in use was a burden for the council, easily remedied by refurbishing the units and handing them to charities.

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2 years ago

Microsoft brings Nokia Camera up to speed with the beta, adds Living Images and more

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Microsoft today released an update for the Nokia Camera app, available for Lumia Windows Phones. The app has been bumped to version 4.7.2.5, which brings its feature list up to speed with the beta counterpart. Highlighted functionality in this release include Living Images, surround sound capture and other features that will take full advantage of Lumia Cyan, as well as newer processors.

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2 years ago

Transformers, Sniper Elite III, and Valiant Hearts come to Xbox One and 360 this week

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Last week the Xbox One picked up a fair helping of new games. At retail, we got the realistic martial arts simulation EA Sports UFC. And to download came the affordable twin-stick shooter Sixty Second Shooter Prime and the surprise release of cult-horror hit Outlast (both ID@Xbox releases). You'd think the new releases would slow down for a bit after that terrific threesome, but you'd be wrong!

This week at retail, Activision brings the movie tie-in/cross-over Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark. Rebellion will publish tactical sniping game Sniper Elite III on Friday in the UK, with a US release following on July 1st. And to download we've got the World War I-era adventure Valiant Hearts from Ubisoft. All three games are coming to both Xbox One and Xbox 360. Need help deciding what to pick up? Check out our new trailers and impressions after the break!

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2 years ago

Firefly Runner flies into the Windows and Windows Phone Store as a universal app

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Firefly Runner has been released earlier this month for iOS, Android, and Kindle. The Windows and Windows Phone versions of the game just recently followed. It's an action-packed, endless-running adventure game that you might want to check out. We've installed it on our Nokia Lumia Icon and Surface Pro 3. Head past the break to watch our hands-on video and gameplay.

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2 years ago

Samsung's bringing HDR, Smooth and Slow video to their Windows Phone 8.1 app

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Windows Phone 8.1 is around the corner for general release and with it, Samsung is bringing a new camera app. It's not secret that Windows Phone 8.1 unlocks a few advanced features in the camera, including slow motion recording and video editing. Samsung evidently is not letting Nokia get all the glory as their new Camera app is sitting on the Store, ready to be downloaded.

The ATIV Camera app from Samsung looks to be full featured, including such options as Auto, Beauty Face, Best Photo, Best Face, Rich Tone (HDR), Eraser, and Night Shot. For video recording there are Smooth motion, Slow motion and capturing still images from recorded video.

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2 years ago

'Bing is embarking on the most ambitious geographic and product expansion in its history'

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Bing is pretty great as far as a service goes, but all that greatness can only been seen in its entirety in the United States — but if Microsoft's ambitions for Bing can be followed through, international Bing users will have less to complain about. Microsoft's posted a job listing for Senior Business Development Manager — Bing International with the goal of hiring somebody to drive expansion in 75 markets globally.

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2 years ago

6tag gets bumped with minor fixes and improved Russian language support

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Rudy Huyn is seemingly on a roll as yet another update has been fired out for 6tag, his own version of the Instagram app for Windows Phone. The developer has implemented some minor improvements in the latest release, version 3.3.1. It's now possible to check out follower requests in a new view and Russians are able to take full advantage of improved language support.

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2 years ago

Deal of the Day: Amzer ShellCase w/ Holster for Nokia Lumia 920

2 years ago

Latest Tapatalk update brings cool new dark theme support for communities

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Tapatalk is a superb solution for communities that do not sport their own mobile website design for easy mobile browsing. The apps available on multiple platforms open up the world of discussion and today we're looking at an update for the official app for Windows Phone. The developers have added a new dark theme and quick navigation bar for users to utilize, as well as implementing a handful of minor changes.

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2 years ago

6snap gets updated with conversation pruning to keep everything neat and tidy

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2 years ago

Unofficial Tinder dating app released again for Windows Phone as talks fail for an official one

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Although Windows Phone is gaining official apps left and right, Tinder isn't one of them. A few months ago, developer extraordinaire Rudy Huyn released an app called 6tindr, which brought all the features over from the famous partner finding service. The app caught the attention of Tinder, who was not pleased and promptly asked for the removal of the app. The good news to the story was that Tinder approached Huyn about turning his app into the official one. But that was in January and six months later, there's nothing.

Rumors began circulating that one of the people in charge of Tinder was blocking the development of the Windows Phone app, and not giving their approval for the project to go forward. Whatever the intention, Huyn became frustrated as Windows Phone users grew impatient.

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2 years ago

We interview Vivino's CEO about their new Wine Scanner app for Windows Phone

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A few days ago, Vivino Wine Scanner made a triumphant return to Windows Phone. Although an app for Vivino had come out a few years ago, it hadn't been updated in a long time, and the company wanted to start from the ground up. The new app is designed for Windows Phone 8 and beyond, bringing with it a highly polished UI and enhanced user experience.

If you're not familiar with Vivino, they're the largest service for finding and logging your wine collection, including ratings. Their cool scanner device though is the real attraction, as all you have to do is scan a bottle's label and let the service fetch all the necessary data through its image-recognition technology. It makes logging your wine a whole lot of fun.

With the recent launch, Mobile Nations writer John Callaham had an opportunity to ask Vivino CEO Heini Zachariassen a few questions about their service and the new app.

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2 years ago

Official Nick World app available in India, catch your favorite shows on the go

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Nickelodeon (nick.com), often shortened to Nick, is a popular multi-platform media network for kids. With an approach that puts 'kids first', Nickelodeon takes pride in encouraging kids to be themselves – funny, messy, and free-spirited.

In India, Nickelodeon is a part of Viacom18, the joint venture between Viacom Inc and the Network18 Group. The company has recently launched Nick World app for Windows Phone for kids in India. The fun video application for your little ones is loaded with the best of Nick shows to watch on the go. The app features the popular shows aired on Nickelodeon, Nick Jr., Teen Nick, and Sonic.

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