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2 years ago

Review: ThinkPad Tablet 2 - this is the Atom powered device you have been looking for

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As soon as you pick up Lenovo’s ThinkPad Tablet 2, you know it is going to be something special.  It's minimal styling and thin design present a tight and durable tablet computer that really shines.  The ThinkPad Tablet 2 ranks among the best we've seen but it is one of the more pricey options to consider.

Grab a cup of coffee, sit back, and read on to learn exactly how good a tablet this multinational electronics company has to offer.

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2 years ago

Asus announces the T100: Windows 8.1 device with 11 hours of battery life just for $349

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In late 2007 Asus kicked off a new segment of personal computers called netbooks with their Eee PC line. The devices initially ran Linux, but later brought Windows into the mix. They were, for a time, wildly successful. They fit the computing needs of 90% of the population. You could easily browse the web, check email, compose Word documents, and more for a relatively inexpensive product with solid battery life. Other PC manufacturers jump into the craze, but that all about ended when the iPad and other tablets came into prominence. Now Asus is hoping to regain that netbook market with the T100, but don’t call this a netbook.

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2 years ago

Dell brings back the Venue, but not how you think

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Dell brings back the Venue, but not how you think

Nearly three years ago when Windows Phone 7 launched one handset stood out amongst them all. The Dell Venue Pro was a device with a keyboard slider, but in portrait orientation. It was truly unique and one of the most interesting Windows Phone devices of all time. Unfortunately, its greatness was marred by buggy Wi-Fi and other issues. Now Dell is reviving the Venue brand, but not how you think.

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2 years ago

InPic updated: brings bug fixes, Facebook sharing, and Picture Hub integration

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2 years ago

Daily Dashboard, a Windows Phone 8 solution to help you keep up with life

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Daily Dashboard is a Windows Phone 8 app that is part calendar and part daily assistant. It offers easy access to your calendar appointments, birthdays, weather forecasts, Windows Phone details (battery level, available memory, etc.) and any alarms you have set. Designed for efficiency to give you a snapshot of what's going on in your life, the app has multiple views with a Home Page that sums up what's going on.

Daily Dashboard may be too busy for some but if you're looking for a one stop solution to keep tabs on your daily life, it is worth a gander.

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2 years ago

Instagram client 6tag gets multi-account support, notifications and more in latest update

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2 years ago

Electronic Arts brings The Sims FreePlay to Windows Phone 8

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When Electronic Arts announced Tetris Blitz would be coming to Windows Phone in late September, we fully expected that to be the publisher’s only Windows Phone release this month. As it turns out, EA did have another release in store for us, though it popped up a little late in the day: The Sims FreePlay!

The Sims FreePlay is the third Sims game for Windows Phone, following The Sims 3 and The Sims Medieval. But those games are essentially simple RPGs dressed in Sims clothing. The Sims FreePlay is much closer to the true Sims games for PC and Xbox 360. As the name suggests, it’s also free to play. You’ll need a Windows Phone 8 device with 1 GB of RAM to install it. More details after the break!

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2 years ago

TinyDO updated, the most minimally awesome to-do list for Windows Phone gets new UI and features

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Sometimes an app comes along so simple and beautiful you can’t help but love it. TinyDO is one of those apps. We first covered it a little over two weeks ago when we looked all the apps from the developer. We told you guys and gals to go download them because every single one of them was visually stunning. One of those was just updated today. Let’s see what’s new with TinyDO.

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2 years ago

Nokia Lumia 1520 rumored to launch September 26

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Nokia Lumia 1520 rumored to launch September 26

When the Nokia Lumia 1520 launches it will be the largest Windows Phone device ever. It will be so big that it will sit comfortable in the category of smartphones known as “phablets”. Devices that are much larger than your average smartphone, but smaller than a mini tablet. It will go head to head with the very successful Samsung Galaxy Note devices running Android. These are brave new waters for the Windows Phone platform. And it looks like you might only 15 days away from holding it in your hands.

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2 years ago

Nokia Pro Cam available again for the Lumia 920, 925 and 928

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Nokia’s Pro Cam is an excellent camera app for those who have access to it. Sure, time between shots could be decreased, but it’s still a solid app for camera enthusiasts wanting granular control of settings. It was first available for the Nokia Lumia 1020, but later became available for anyone with a Lumia 92x device. Unfortunately, a few days ago we had reports in the forums that users were unable to install the app. Today it looks like it’s fixed.

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2 years ago

See a video of Project Tripod, the upcoming app that will become the world’s virtual tripod

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Way back in late June we showed you guys and gals the early work of an upcoming app for Windows Phone called Project Tripod. It’s an app that aims to eliminate the need for tripods with a unique social twist. Think of it as a virtual tripod. But if you’re having trouble imaging the app, there’s a video below of it in action. Let’s check it out.

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2 years ago

Motion-tracking cameras to be installed on Asus, Dell, HP and Lenovo laptops next year

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At the 2013 Intel Developer Conference (IDF), the company has announced that Asus, Dell, HP and Lenovo will install 3D-depth cameras inside the screen bezel of personal computers, starting in the second half of 2014. Ever looked at your laptop and wanted Kinect-like motion tracking implemented for that added functionality? It could well become reality.

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2 years ago

Minions Space Battle, battling evil minions with bananas from your Windows Phone

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Despicable Me fans have a relatively new Windows Phone game available that features the little yellow minions. Minions Space Battle is a Galaga styled arcade game where you battle minion against minions.

While not an official Minions game, Minions Space Battle has potential. The opening screen is a giggle loop from the minions that will make most grin and game play isn't too bad with a moderate pace.

Minions Space Battle could use a little fine tuning but as is, it's worth a try.

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2 years ago

Simple Calendar bumped to version 2.5; includes bug fixes and ability to open meeting locations

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Simple Calendar is a gorgeous app for Windows Phone, enabling you to keep up-to-date with everything happening in your life. Sporting Modern UI inspired Live Tiles and an intuitive layout, Simple Calendar is a breeze to use and has been recommended by us in the past. Today we've been made aware of an update rolling out for the app.

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2 years ago

How smartphones killed the camcorder - Talk Mobile

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While many of us owned standalone cameras, be they point-and-shoots or DSLRs (or even going back to ye olde days of film SLRs), far fewer ever owned a standalone video camera. The camcorder was always a far more bulky and balky beast, requiring massive batteries and recording onto magnetic film cassettes and then smaller cassettes and then removable hard drives and large flash disks before finally getting to the point where something like an SD card was a viable option.

Digitization and miniaturization solved the bulky problem, but no amount of SD cards or flip-out touch screens seemed to be able to fix the balky problem, or the price. When smartphones with integrated cameras started showing up in the hands of consumers around the globe, the traditional camcorder was put on just as much notice as the point-and-shoot photo camera.

But are smartphones good enough to replace the camcorder? And with everything that smartphones can do, is it feasible to edit video on one? Can you really use a smartphone to stream live video to the web? And how do we keep our videos safe in this ever-connected digital age?

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