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2 years ago

Lenovo responds to questions about its partnership with SweetLabs (Pokki)

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Last week, we learned about Lenovo’s decision to partner with SweetLabs and install a piece of software known as Pokki on all Idea and Think line units. The 3rd party software adds a traditional style start menu to Windows 8 in an attempt to help customer transition from Windows 7. This week, we reached out to Lenovo for more details about the partnership and their intentions going forward.

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2 years ago

WeatherSense launches on Windows Phone 8; download it for free today

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There's certainly no shortage of weather apps on the Windows Phone store. Just in case you require yet another one installed on your device, here's WeatherSense. The brand new app has just launched on Windows Phone 8 and much like other apps sharing similar functionality, it tells you how the weather is should you be looking to venture outside.

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2 years ago

Polyhegrams, a rather impressive Windows Phone word game that will drive you nuts

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We made mention of Polyhegrams a few months ago. It's a Windows Phone game from LateNight Apps that was developed through the AppCampus and it just went live in the Windows Phone Store.

For those not familiar, the AppCampus is a joint venture between Microsoft, the Aalto University of Finland and Nokia to promote quality platform development of apps such as Polyhegrams, Dark Lands, and Project Tripod.

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2 years ago

Halo: Spartan Assault to receive major update this week including new levels and Xbox 360 controller support

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Good news for those who enjoy Halo: Spartan Assault, which was released for Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 back in July, as the game is set to receive its first upgrade this week. That falls in line with earlier reports that August would see such an update.

The details for the Windows 8 version were revealed on the official Halo Waypoint site with an August 29th release availability. It’s not clear if the Windows Phone 8 version will be updated at the same time, though presumably they will be tied closely together. That version for Windows Phone 8 should also bring support for 512MB devices, as previously reported.

So what can users expect? There’s three big new features here: new missions, new achievements and Xbox 360 joystick support.

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2 years ago

Indonesia latest country to get Mix Radio from Nokia Music

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Not only did Nokia update their Music app today with some coveted new features like notifications and the ability to ‘like’ artists, but those 243 million people residing in Indonesia also now get access to Mix Radio starting today.

Mix Radio is Nokia’s free music streaming service that requires no subscription and has no ads. With over 150 playlists prescribed by Nokia’s mixologists, Mix Radio gives users access to more than 18 million songs. Users can then download up to four playlists (eight hours of music) for free offline playback with no interruptions.

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2 years ago

Xbox One’s CPU has the power to dominate – shows off at chip design conference

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2 years ago

Deal Alert: Nokia DT-900 wireless charging plate on sale from $20

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The Nokia DT-900 wireless charging plate is available brand new for $30 through All4Celular. If you're looking at purchasing an accessory for your Windows Phone to get some charge into the device without using wires, this is a sweet deal for you to take advantage of. The product has been on sale numerous times, but it's always grand to know that you can bag up a deal.

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2 years ago

PSA: myTube hidden from the Store, but it’ll be back soon enough

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We’ve had some isolated reports this morning that myTube, one of the more popular premium YouTube apps for Windows Phone, has gone missing in the Store.  With all the brouhaha between Microsoft and Google, it doesn’t take too long before people start wondering if a cease and desist is the cause of the app being pulled.

No worries, fellow YouTubers. The app was deliberately hidden due a bad XAP being accidently uploaded to the Store. The developer, Christopher Blackman, reached out to us to explain the situation.

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2 years ago

USA Today for Windows Phone 8 receives much needed bug fix update

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USA Today is arguably one of the best news apps on Windows Phone in terms of design and speed. It’s so minimal in its layout that it makes Microsoft blush and the fast loading  times of the app and related articles is nearly unprecedented.

There’s just one problem though: the app has had quite a few bugs since the last release, causing images and even articles to load incompletely. Frustrating users, many have complained in the app’s review on the Store that an update is required.

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2 years ago

Exclusive Day One content revealed for Forza 5, Dead Rising 3, and RYSE

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2 years ago

Xbox One might touchdown on November 8th in the USA

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2 years ago

PSA: Bing Search update for Windows Phone 8 going wider in the US

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2 years ago

Time Warner Cable app releases for Xbox 360 - TV heads rejoice

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2 years ago

Why do carriers suck so much? - Talk Mobile

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Cellular carriers are strange entities. They offer devices that in the grand scheme aren't that expensive for what they are, but yet have customers conditioned to expect them to be much cheaper and not think about the long-term cost. They built empires around multi-year contracts, but in an age where mobile technology was advancing at a rate that was positively lethargic compared to today.

They fell into a routine, picking up the old habits, policies, and mindsets of the landline era. The largest carriers are merely permutations of the old wireline telecoms - AT&T and Verizon can both trace their lineage back to the old AT&T monopoly, Sprint began life as the Brown Telephone Company in 1899, T-Mobile comes from the post-World War II German post office, and so on.

So is it history that explains why cellular carriers are lumped in with banks, airlines, and the cable provider as the most hated of companies? Or is it something else in how they do business?

Do they really suck that much, or is it all in our heads?

2 years ago

Nokia Music gets updated with new Notifications and ability to ‘like’ your favorite artist

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Nokia isn’t quite done with their Music service app just yet as today, version 3.11.25.0 has gone live in the Store. Exclusively for Nokia’s Lumia line, the new update brings along with it a handful of major improvements to make us take another look at the service.

The first major change is Nokia Music now supports the ability to ‘like’ specific artists in your library to “further personalize your music experience”. Nokia Music will also 'like' artists based on your playing history and the contents of your music library, which truly is the killer feature many of us have been waiting for. After all, what’s the use of just streaming music with no feedback system? Sure it’s nice, it’s just not compelling.

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