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2 years ago

Movie Blaze, an entertainment database for Windows Phone 8

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Movie Blaze is a Windows Phone 8 app that delivers a considerable amount of movie information to your Windows Phone. Through Movie Blaze, you can find out what’s currently showing in theaters, what titles are heading to the big screen and search out information on older movies.

Movie Blaze will let you track movies you have seen, tag movies you want to see, discover new movies, back-up your favorites/watch lists to SkyDrive, and sync with your The Movie DB account. The only thing missing is the ability to check out local show times and buy tickets. Movie Blaze is a respectable movie app for Windows Phone 8, well worth trying.

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2 years ago

Nokia Lumia Icon now available at Verizon and Microsoft Stores

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The Nokia Lumia Icon is Verizon's latest flagship Windows Phone, which is being aggressively pushed by all three parties involved. Not only is the Nokia Windows Phone now available through Verizon stores, but also Microsoft too.

Starting today, you'll be able to pick up your own unit and enjoy 4G LTE speeds in an attractive and compact package. Prices for the Lumia Icon itself start from $199 with on contract.

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2 years ago

Microsoft launches new Office Online

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Microsoft launches new Office Online

Microsoft has today launched the newly rebranded Office Online (www.office.com) suite of apps, succeeding the popular Web Apps. Today's launch also paves the way for more usability improvements to make it easier for consumers to take advantage of available features, including easier collaboration and sharing with others.

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2 years ago

Lumia Black for the Lumia 925 on T-Mobile coming soon, update already on Nokia’s servers

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Still waiting for the Lumia Black firmware update for your Nokia Lumia 925 on T-Mobile? You’re not alone. I’ve recently switched back to the Lumia 925 as my daily and only bust out the Lumia 1020 for when I know I’ll be taking a ton of pictures. The Lumia 925 isn’t just one of the most elegant Windows Phone devices, it’s one of the most elegant smartphones period. Thankfully you and I won’t have to wait too much longer for the Lumia Black update. It should be out pretty soon.

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2 years ago

Fancy now available in the Windows Store

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Fancy now available in the Windows Store

We’ve covered Fancy before. It’s a website that’s part shopping and part Instagram. It’s also part social network. Fancy is a great place to discover things. Things like watches, home appliances, threads, gadgets, travel accessories and so much more. You can browse Fancy on the web or through their various apps. Like the one for Windows Phone and the newly released Windows 8 version. Let’s check out Fancy from the Windows Store.

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2 years ago

Nokia releases a spectacular Lumia app for Mobile World Congress 2014

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Headed to Spain next week to catch Mobile World Congress? Then besides the official GSMA app for your badge and info, you’ll want to grab this app from Nokia. It’s a knockout.

MWC 2014 is Nokia’s third Mobile World Congress app, having ones previously for 2012 and 2013. And while you may not need it, you should download it anyway because it’s simply amazing looking. The app is chock full of features.

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2 years ago

Molome and Tile Me! pick up small updates for Windows Phone

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Molome is picking up another update today for Windows Phone. The popular social network and photo editing app launched last month, but was a little buggy at launch. Since then it has seen a handful of updates that didn’t just fix any bugs, but also brought some new features. Tile Me! is another popular Windows Phone app that was updated today. Let’s see what’s new in Molome and Tile Me!

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2 years ago

Go to a Microsoft Store, instantly grab 100 GB of free OneDrive storage

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Did you miss the riddle today of logging in to OneDrive at 11:11 AM PT? If you were one of the lucky 100,000 users, you nabbed yourself an extra 100 GB of free space (for one year). We’re also hearing that those who missed it on getting a consolation 20 GB of storage via email from the OneDrive team.

But did you know that the Microsoft Stores – the physical ones – are also giving away 100 GB, giving you a second chance?

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2 years ago

1:CLOCK for Windows Phone 8, keeping track with World times and more

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1:CLOCK is a relatively new Windows Phone 8 app that will help you keep track of global times, keep time with a stopwatch and countdown the seconds with a timer.

1:CLOCK can display times for over 3,700 cities worldwide, save stopwatch times and double as a nightstand clock. The app is in its infancy and while there is still work to be done, 1:CLOCK has a certain level of appeal. To help push you off the fence and give 1:CLOCK a try, the app is free and ad-free through February 24th.

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2 years ago

Facebook buys WhatsApp for $16 billion

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Facebook buys WhatsApp for $16 billion

Today it was announced that Facebook is buying WhatsApp for a whopping $16 billion. The SEC filing today reveals that WhatsApp will continue to operate as an independent entity under Facebook (much as Instagram did after their acquisition by Facebook), though the company claims that the deal will accelerate "Facebook's ability to bring connectivity and utility to the world." Facebook has long had their own messaging service in Facebook Messenger and it's not exactly clear how WhatsApp will complement that going forward.

Facebook is the world's largest social network with 1.23 billion users and growing, and CEO Mark Zuckerberg said that "WhatsApp is on the a path to connect 1 billion people. The service that reach that milestone are all incredibly valuable."

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2 years ago

App Update Roundup: Nokia bumps Lumia apps, Pixel Gun 3D loads more content, Waze gets more battery friendly

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2 years ago

Xbox One Stereo Headset and adapter coming next week, pre-order today

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Earlier this month we told you guys and gals about two new accessories from Microsoft coming out for your Xbox One. There’s the Xbox One Stereo Headset Adapter and the Xbox One Stereo Headset. Both were slated to come out in early March, but no firm release date was shared. It looks like Microsoft was able to do something they don’t do often, ship a product early. You can pre-order the accessories and get them next week.

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2 years ago

Surface 2 with LTE visits the FCC, hopefully coming soon

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Microsoft launched the Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 this past October, but it was in September that they announced the two new tablets and their respective accessories. It was shortly after the official announcement that the Surface team did an AMA on Reddit and divulged some interesting information. There would be a Surface 2 with LTE and GPS launching early in 2014. That’s a very vague timeframe, but it looks to be coming fairly soon. A Surface 2 with LTE was just spotted in the FCC.

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2 years ago

Xbox One’s Media Remote gets a March launch date – more details to come forth tomorrow

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2 years ago

Lenovo’s Yoga 2 11-inch hybrid goes on sale in the US for only $549

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Out of all the Windows hybrid machines we have been able to get our hands on, Lenovo’s line of YOGA machines still sit among the best. The company’s current YOGA 2 Pro is an excellent unit, but with its $999 price tag, it can be out of reach for some. In a world where cheap Windows laptops reign supreme and Google Chromebooks at $249 look like a good option for some, we really need a truly great, yet affordable, Windows 8 machine – enter the Lenovo YOGA 2.

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