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2 years ago

Apple announced the iPhone 6, so we're giving away a Lumia 830 and Lumia 735!

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2 years ago

BLU Win JR unboxing – The best $89 you can spend on a Windows Phone

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Earlier this week, we reported that BLU is selling their new Win JR Windows Phone direct through Amazon.com (direct link). The fully unlocked, dual-SIM device is the first Windows Phone from the fledgling company and at $89 and no contract, it seems too good to be true. At the time, we noted how ours was on the way and sure enough, Amazon delivered it on time today.

So, how good can a $90 Windows Phone be? Watch our video unboxing and hands on to find out. Spoiler alert: it gives Lumias a run for their money.

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2 years ago

Microsoft reportedly close to buying Minecraft maker in $2 billion deal

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2 years ago

Stardock's new ShadowFX utility for Windows 8 and 8.1 adds shadows to windows

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2 years ago

CNN for Windows Phone update improves breaking news alerts, adds high res image support for iReport

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2 years ago

Get a jump on the job hunt with getHired, this week's Windows Phone myAppFree deal

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If you are job hunting, getHired is an app hoping to help you find opportunities from the comfort of your Windows Phone. getHired is a search engine that taps into eight job opportunity sources that spans more than sixty countries.

Think of getHired as a huge Help Wanted section of your local newspaper. In just tinkering with the app for a short time, it comes across as a nice resource for those in search of employment. It is also this week's myAppFree deal.

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2 years ago

Microsoft's latest Cortana vs Siri commerical offers a memory challenge

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2 years ago

Spec fight: New iPhone 6 vs. the best new Windows Phones

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Hey guys, today Apple, announced two new smartphones – the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. For the Apple faithful, this is the one time of year they get to fawn over new tech. Whether we like it or not, the iPhone has always been a benchmark to compare against other smartphones. So how do the two new iPhones stack up technologically against some of the best new Windows Phones? Let's do a quick spec comparison and find out!

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2 years ago

Verizon HTC 8X to get Windows Phone 8.1 in late October

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2 years ago

Age of Empires: Castle Siege private beta spotted in Windows Phone Store

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2 years ago

Ice Age Adventures review – A surprisingly decent universal game for Windows Phone and Windows 8

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Back when Xbox games for Windows Phone were more of a thing, Gameloft published a free to play city building game called Ice Age Village. That particular genre is mostly worthless, but many of us suffered through it any way for the Achievements. I do mean suffered, because Ice Age Village is a buggy game and the Windows Phone version was never updated with bug fixes or new content.

One year later, Gameloft brings a sequel called Ice Age Adventures to Windows Phone and Windows 8 and RT. The new game is still technically a free to play city builder, but vastly improved production values (Hello, voice acting!) and several design changes make for a much more enjoyable experience. Will it hold gamers' attentions without Achievements, though? Yeah, if you can tolerate the IAP mechanics, you'll probably have a bit of fun with it.

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2 years ago

Facebook Messenger updated with ability to forward messages and photos

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2 years ago

Surface Pro 3 receives new firmware update today for WiFi connectivity and more

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If you are one of the lucky people running a Surface Pro 3, you will want to head into Settings > Update and recovery to check for new updates today. Besides the usual slew of security and x64 patches for the OS, a new firmware update is also being distributed. Firmware is the essential feature to make the hardware and OS work better together, meaning they tend to fix bugs, improve performance, and optimize the user experience.

Microsoft has published the specific changes to this firmware, which is on a rolling basis (meaning you may not see it right away). Here is what is new.

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2 years ago

This is what a Windows Central custom ColorWare Xbox One Controller looks like

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2 years ago

Watch Dogs and Worms Battleground are now on sale for Xbox Live Gold members

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