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2 years ago

Verizon flips switch on AWS-enhanced XLTE

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2 years ago

Sprint takes device security to a whole new level with latest comprehensive package

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Sprint has a new protection plan for both your phone and the data on it. Dubbed "Sprint Total Equipment Protection Plus", the plan costs $13-a-month-per-device and adds data security, automatic media backups, and personalized tech support on top of the existing damage, loss, and theft insurance that is part of the standard $11-a-month Total Equipment Protection package.

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2 years ago

Nokia Lumia 636 passes certification in China, heading to China Mobile

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The Nokia Lumia 636, bearing the model number RM-1010, has passed through certification in China. If you're not familiar with the Lumia 636, it's essentially the TD-LTE version of the Lumia 635. It's also worth noting that this will mark the very first TD-LTE Windows Phone from Nokia (now Microsoft after the acquisition of Nokia's devices division).

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2 years ago

The TV Show 2: Kill Your Darlings

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The TV Show 2: Kill Your Darlings

The TV Show talks about the renaissance in storytelling and technology taking place in television today by focusing on the week of TV that was. On this episode Dave and Rene discuss the Gotham and Flash trailers, Arrow and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D finales, Big Bang Theory and Castle finales, try to remember 24 hour 3, Dick Whitman vs. Don Draper on Mad Men, and the consequences of killing characters. Subscribe and listen along!

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2 years ago

Nokia rolls out offline update for Maps on Windows Phone for some regions

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Nokia has rolled out an update for offline mapping on Windows Phone. There are two types of updates for the mapping solution on Windows Phone, the HERE Maps app itself and offline data installed on a smartphone. Today, we're once again looking at the latter, with reports coming in that an update for offline map data is available for some users (it may depend on your region).

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2 years ago

Magic Realms review – The ultimate collectible card game for Windows Phone 8

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Magic Realms is the Windows Phone and Blackberry version of Elemental Kingdoms, a popular collectible card game/RPG. It also happens to be a re-skinning of an existing game called Lies of Astaroth, with the same game mechanics but totally different cards, art and story.

Origins aside, Magic Realms is a vast and endlessly enjoyable card game. You get a lengthy story mode, online player-versus-player battles, clan support, semi-weekly live events, cloud saves, and even cross-platform compatibility with the Blackberry version of the game. That’s quite a lot of value from a free to play game. Learn more in our in-depth review.

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2 years ago

Tap Master: Mondrian, a Windows Phone 8 game with a little zip

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Tap Master: Mondrian is a simple Windows Phone 8 game that will test your ability to react to commands and objects flying down your screen. The game's design is inspired by Piet Mondrian's minimalistic style and has you tapping colored shapes as they run down (or in some cases up) the screen.

The challenge to the game is that you can only tap the pieces as directed by the game. It sounds easy but as you progress through game play, the pace increases and you might be surprised how challenging it can be to keep up.

Tap Master: Mondrian has a simple layout, challenging game play and is a nice addition to the Windows Phone gaming library.

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2 years ago

Review: Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon

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Review: Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon

When Lenovo first introduced the ThinkPad X1 Carbon Ultrabook in 2012, we were faced with a machine that was close to perfection. Sure, the original iteration was not perfect in every sense but it came closer than any Ultrabook we had available.

Now that we have landed in 2014, the company has released its third iteration of the ThinkPad X1. We've spent a little time with the 2014 edition of the ThinkPad X1 and after the break, we see what has changed for the better and for the worse.

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2 years ago

Xbox One external drive support may be coming soon

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2 years ago

Google's YouTube rumored to be buying video game streamer Twitch for over $1 billion

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2 years ago

VoiceWake premium for Windows Phone now available with more commands

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VoiceWake is a super cool app we recently looked at, enabling consumers to remotely wake up their home PC using Cortana. The lite (free) version was available for those with Windows Phone 8.1 installed to download and enjoy. The developer has published the paid version of the app over the weekend and comes with some unique functionality not loaded in the free, restricted release.

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2 years ago

AT&T acquiring DirectTV

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AT&T acquiring DirectTV

AT&T has announced that they're planning to buy DirectTV. Rumored for weeks, the deal would give AT&T access to 20 million DirectTV customers and, theoretically, make them more competitive with Comcast, which is in the midst of their own merger with Time Warner Cable.

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2 years ago

Facebook's Snapchat competitor 'Slingshot' might launch as early as this month

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After a spurned attempt to acquire Snapchat for $3 billion last year, Facebook is gearing up to launch its own ephemeral messaging app, internally codenamed "Slingshot". The app, which is said to have a "simple and speedy user interface" (not unlike Snapchat) is designed to take on Snapchat with short video and photo messages that disappear after one viewing. The app has reportedly been in the works for several months, and might launch as early as this month.

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2 years ago

AT&T relaunches Cricket as nationwide brand with new smartphones, plans, and LTE

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Two months after being snapped up by AT&T as part of the Leap Wireless acquisition, there's a new Cricket in town. The newly relaunched prepaid carrier service is being rolled together with AT&T's home-brewed AiO Wireless prepaid brand, and will eventually transition off Cricket's MVNO agreement with Sprint (that's an awkward position for AT&T, eh?) to devices that run on AT&T's own network.

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2 years ago

Flickr Booth updated with further batch editing and more

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Flickr Booth has received yet another update on Windows Phone. This release is again a large one from the developer that brings more options for batch editing, the ability to remove comments from photos, albums and groups, and more. If you use Flickr, you'll definitely want to check out this unofficial app for Windows Phone. Head past the break to see what's new.

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