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Nokia launches the dual-SIM Lumia 630 in Malaysia

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2 years ago

Ahoy Matey! Microsoft partners with Ubisoft to bring Assassin's Creed Pirates to the Web

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Microsoft has announced a new partnership with Ubisoft to launch the first ever Assassin’s Creed gamin title on the modern web with HTML5, 3D WebGL graphics and JavaScript. The Assassin’s Creed Pirates web-based experience is available today for free play in five languages worldwide.

The gameplay is based on the popular iOS Assassin’s Creed Pirates (ACP) game and allows you to step into the shoes of Alonzo Batilla, a young captain, racing his ship through the Caribbean seas, evading mines and other hurdles, amidst searching for treasure.

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2 years ago

Disney's Maleficent Free Fall, a magical match three puzzle game for Windows Phone 8

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Maleficent Free Fall hit the Windows Phone Store last week in advance of the Disney movie Maleficent that is due out in theaters on May 30th. The latest Windows Phone 8 game from Disney Studios places a dark twist on the match three game.

The multi-level, multi-chapter game has you following a young Maleficent through the years tackling a wide assortment of match three challenges. You earn magic that can be used to unlock power-ups that will help you survive the puzzles.

Maleficent Free Fall is a well animated, entertaining gaming option for Windows Phone 8 and if you're looking for a challenging puzzle game, it's worth checking out.

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2 years ago

Qualcomm to begin mass production of Snapdragon 615, Snapdragon 810/808 coming later this year

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2 years ago

Chinese government gives Windows 8 the cold shoulder

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2 years ago

Nokia Lumia 630 hitting UK stores on May 29

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2 years ago

Rescue kittens in bubble cages with Bombcats SE for Windows Phone

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2 years ago

Join us tomorrow for the Surface event in NYC!

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Join us tomorrow for the Surface event in NYC!

Tomorrow is a big day for small things. We’re all expecting Microsoft and the Surface team to finally announce a tablet to take on Apple’s iPad Mini and the Google Nexus 7. We’ve long heard about rumors of a Surface ‘Mini’, but tomorrow we’ll most likely finally get an announcement from Microsoft at a private press event in NYC. It’s not all Surface Mini though, we’ve heard rumors that the Surface Pro 3 will make a debut there as well. Details on what we know so far and when to tune in to catch our live blog.

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2 years ago

Copy This updated with Windows Phone 8.1 support and Cortana integration

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Copy This is a handy Windows Phone 8 app that allows you to copy speech-to-text directly to your Windows Phone clipboard. Play This was updated to version 2.0.3 to work with the new speech APIs in Windows Phone 8.1.

This will allow you to press and hold the search button, say "Copy this…" and whatever you want copied and Cortana will add it to your Windows Phone clipboard.

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2 years ago

Lumia 930 available for pre-order from Amazon France and Amazon Germany

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2 years ago

Latest AdDuplex data shows Microsoft as the leading Windows 8 tablet manufacturer

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There's a new batch of charts from AdDuplex, and they show that Microsoft has overtaken HP to be the top manufacturer of Windows 8 and Windows RT devices. AdDuplex's data comes from integration into nearly 800 apps in the Windows Store, and it shows that Microsoft's Surface tablets are by far and away the leading devices accessing the Windows Store (which AdDuplex notes "it's safe to assume that these apps are used more on the tablets"), with the first generation Microsoft Surface RT taking the lead.

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2 years ago

JoyBits brings Doodle Creatures and Around the World to Windows Phone 8

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Anybody remember Doodle God, the alchemy simulator/puzzle game? The gameplay involved combining pairs of random ingredients in order to try to create new things. A sound enough idea in theory, but it boiled down to endless trial and error (or following a guide) and very little fun. If not for the easy Achievements and pretty good sense of humor, I’d never have finished it.

Somebody out there must feel differently though, because the Doodle series continues to multiply. Developer JoyBits has just released a new sequel/spin-off called Doodle Creatures on Windows Phone and Windows 8. On top of that, JoyBits is branching out into the hidden object genre with Around the World: Hidden Objects (just for Windows Phone). Now that’s a genre much closer to this gamer’s heart. Head past the break for descriptions and Store links!

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2 years ago

These Windows Phones take advantage of Verizon XLTE

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2 years ago

Nokia's Cyan update will let you further tweak brightness levels to your liking

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Windows Phone 8.1 brought numerous new enhancements to the table, enabling consumers to take full advantage of Cortana (depending on region settings), a Notification Center and more, but there's more to come if you own a Lumia smartphone. Nokia will be rolling out a forthcoming firmware update, titled Lumia Cyan.

One of the improvements in Cyan, according to an image published over on Reddit, will be the addition of a brightness slider, perfect for those power users who require more settings to configure and reach a perfect Windows Phone experience.

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2 years ago

Here are Verizon's initial XLTE cities

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