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2 years ago

Terraria launches on iOS; Android and Windows Phone to follow along with 1.2 update for PC

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Terraria is a popular indie RPG (think 2D Minecraft with more focus on adventure) on its way to mobile platforms. Launching today on iOS (iPhone and iPad), the title is being ported by Codeglue who also plan to release the title on Android and Windows Phone. 505 Games (who developed the Xbox 360 version) has announced on fan website Terraria Online that both Google and Microsoft's platforms will see Terraria soon.

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2 years ago

MonsterCam for Windows Phone 8 gets a face lift, adds new user interface and taps into Nokia's Imaging SDK

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MonsterCam is a special effects photography app for our Windows Phone 8 devices. The app was recently updated to version 2.0.0.2 that gives the app a new layout and makes use of the Nokia Imaging SDK.

MonsterCam takes an ordinary portrait and give you the ability to monsterfy the image through a small collection of transformation filters. The use of Nokia's Imaging SDK that helps the app match up better with Nokia's hardware and provides full resolution support.  Additionally, the updated version gives the interface a more fluid feel to things and adds real time effects in your camera's view finder.

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2 years ago

According to Nokia you don’t need the gym with the Lumia 625 (video)

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2 years ago

Nokia and National Geographic partner up to highlight the Lumia 1020, produce incredible results

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What you’re about to see is pretty incredible when you think about it. These aren’t images from a DSRL, they’re from a smartphone. One that a lot of you are fairly familiar with. You either have it or you’ve seen us wax on about how awesome it. National Geographic’s Stephen Alvarez recently took the Nokia Lumia 1020 to the Southwestern United States. What happens when you give 41 million pixels to an award winning photographer from National Geographic? Incredible things.

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2 years ago

Audiocloud updated on Windows Phone, squashes bugs and enhances stability

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The development community around Windows Phone may be small, but it is incredibly passionate and talented. There are times when an official app doesn’t exist on Windows Phone. And it’s those situations where developers rise to the occasion and create either killer alternatives or amazing unofficial versions of those apps. Audiocloud is an app that fits that description if you’re wanting to get your SoundCloud fix on Windows Phone. It also just picked up an update.

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2 years ago

AT&T updates their FamilyMap app for Windows Phone 8, allows you to track your kids

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So AT&T has a service called FamilyMap. It’s available for Android, Windows Phone, and Blackberry (and for the iPhone through the web browser). FamilyMap is a service basically aimed at parents to monitor their kids, the app/service allows parents to see where other members are on an interactive map. It’s been out on Windows Phone since launch in late 2010, but it’s finally moved to version 2. Let’s see what’s new.

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2 years ago

Best Buy for Windows Phone updated, addresses authentication errors

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2 years ago

Halo: Spartan Assault updated on Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8: brings new missions, support for devices with 512 MB of RAM and more (updated)

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Yes! It was just yesterday we told you folks about Halo: Spartan Assault picking up an update sometime this week. Looks like that time is now, both the Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8 versions have updates waiting for you in their respective Stores. Let’s see what’s new for Halo: Spartan Assault.

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2 years ago

Extract text from photos on SkyDrive with the new optical character recognition (OCR) tech from Bing

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2 years ago

Shrinkit for Windows Phone 8, an easy way to down-size your photos

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If you have the need to down size photos on your Windows Phone 8 devices, Shrinkit is an easy way to go about it.

For example, you've downloaded your high resolution, DSLR images to SkyDrive and need to email a lower resolution copy. You're on the road, hundreds of miles from the nearest computer and all you have is your trusty Windows Phone. Enter Shrinkit.

Shrinkit has a simple user interface and saves resized images as a separate image file so you won't lose the original. Not everyone may find a use for Shrinkit but for some, it could come in handy.

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2 years ago

Instance v2 Beta: the first Windows Phone app with direct uploads to Instagram returns with a new UI, video support and more

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Guess what, Android and iOS may have official versions of Instagram, but they don’t have choices. On Windows Phone we have two solid apps to go with right now, 6tag and Instance. 6tag is the newcomer to the scene, while Instance has been around for quite a bit longer. Instance was the first app to bring direct uploads to Instagram on Windows Phone. Daniel Gary, the developer, has been hard at work on the next version of Instance. So let’s take a look at it.

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2 years ago

Dell launches new Latitude Ultrabook line - really starts to understand design

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Lenovo has been generating some noise in the enterprise sector with their famous ThinkPad line (formally an IBM brand), but Dell is a bit tired of going unnoticed. The company’s last generation of Latitude business notebooks made us questions who exactly was in control of the horrendous design, but with this latest series refresh – we are impressed.

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2 years ago

First photo of the Nokia Lumia 1520 phablet revealed, dwarfs the Lumia 1020

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The first purported photo of the rumored Nokia Lumia 1520 Windows Phone with a 6-inch 1080P display

At the end of September, Nokia is reportedly going to reveal at least two new devices here in New York: their Windows 8 RT tablet, codenamed Sirius and the Nokia Lumia 1520 phablet.

The Lumia 1520 will feature a huge six-inch 1080P display, a polycarbonate body (not metal) with a 20 MP PureView camera akin to the Lumia 925’s design, specifications that we revealed last week from our verified sources. The device will also feature a quad-core Snapdragon CPU and Windows Phone 8 GDR3 for the new 1080P support.

The image above was leaked to us and while we cannot confirm it, we have a suspicion that is accurate. For one, it comes with what looks like an optional back case with a front cover to protect the display. We also wouldn’t be surprised if it adds Qi wireless charging capability as well. It's placed next to what appears to be a Lumia 1020 for size comparison. 

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2 years ago

AdDuplex data shows a Microsoft Surface 2 and various Nokia tablets

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When Microsoft and its partners don’t share actual numbers with us we have to go elsewhere to get our data fix. AdDuplex is one of those places where we can get an overall look at the current Windows Phone landscape in terms of which devices are popular (hint: it’s the Lumia 520). What is AdDuplex? It’s a cross-promotion network where developers can advertise their apps within each other’s apps. It also happens to have a Windows 8 network and what’s what we’re going to look at today. Which device is king of the hill when it comes to Windows 8?

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2 years ago

Acer Iconia W3 and Nokia's Lumia 520, Lumia 900 go on sale

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We've covered numerous deals recently, but here are a few more for you to digest. The Acer Iconia W3 Windows 8 tablet, Lumia 520 and Lumia 900 have each had their prices slashed. So how much will you be looking to be forking out should you wish to invest in one of the products?

The Iconia W3 from Acer is its 8-inch Windows 8 tablet, sporting the full version of Microsoft's desktop OS. Live Hot Deals has spotted the tablet going on sale at the Microsoft Store for just $249. Whether you're up for reading, browsing the web or cracking on with same gaming, the Iconia W3 is a sweet investment. Check out our hands-on footagefor a quick peek at what you'd be getting.

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