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2 years ago

Microsoft is inviting gamers to preview the next Xbox One update – you could be one of them

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Preparing for the epic Titanfall launch, Microsoft has set out to release two different updates to their Xbox One console before the March 11 date arrives. The first patch went out this month, and introduced a few new features; along with a bug, we are calling “the black screen of (temporary) death”. The next update that will be coming in the first few days of March is being handed out to a select few individuals for early testing and one of those people could be you.

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2 years ago

O2 Ireland getting the Nokia Lumia 1320; still no word on availability

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2 years ago

Tapatalk now available for Windows 8, but only on ARM devices

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2 years ago

Windows Phone App Studio picks up new update, reveals over 20,000 apps have been published

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Remember Microsoft’s Windows Phone App Studio that is currently in beta? It’s the killer program that allows you to unlock your phone and create basic apps using a web tool. That web tool is powerful enough to let novice users and developers create simple apps. More experience developers might use it to quickly create a prototype of an app. It launched way back in early August of last year, but has seen a few updates since. Today we’re looking at another update to App Studio, so let’s check out what’s new and different this round.

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2 years ago

Nokia releases Modern Mayor, a 'Green' SIM City game exclusively for Lumias

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Nokia has released the Windows Phone 8 game Modern Mayor to the Nokia Collection of the Windows Phone Store. Think of Sim City but with more of an ecological approach.

The story line has you leading a dying town riddled with pollution, trash piles everywhere and beaches that are covered in sludge and other debris. Your mission is to turn things around and build a thriving ecologically friendly town.

In just tinkering with Nokia’s Modern Mayor, the game comes across with a bit of appeal and should be an entertaining gaming title for our Lumia Windows Phone 8 devices.

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2 years ago

Cortana for Windows Phone 8.1 gets privacy prioritized with ‘Notebook’ feature

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With Windows Phone 8.1 only five weeks out, there’s not too much left to revealed, except one big feature: Cortana.

The digital voice assistant to rival Apple’s Siri and Google’s Now service is expected to premier with Windows Phone 8.1, and while a few facts have leaked out so far, the Verge has now gone into more detail about Cortana, including its Notebook core.

According to the Verge's Tom Warren, Cortana will have a ‘Notebook feature’ that stores “location data, behaviors, personal information, reminders, and contact information”, but only as the user allows. This is to ensure that privacy takes priority over efficiency of the assistant, meaning Cortana won’t collect, store or use information about you without your consent. Indeed, information can reportedly be edited or even deleted later by the user.

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2 years ago

Facebook’s WhatsApp acquisition a bold move for the global instant messaging gold medal

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The news of Facebook acquiring WhatsApp for an enormous pile of money is front and center in the mobile communication industry today, and for good reason. Having watched WhatsApp grow from nothing into a cross platform winner over the last 5 years and doing a darn good job of executing on a growth plan, I'm impressed with what they've done. And while I was shocked to see the deal's valuation, I've taken some time to think about it rationally, and it might not be that insane.

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2 years ago

Xbox One Media Remote Confirmed – coming this March for $24.99

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Yesterday we reported on the possible announcement and availability dates for Microsoft’s Xbox One Media Remote. As of today, we can confirm the previously mentioned reports and provide more information about the Media Remote itself. Wondering what the remote will be able to control and exactly when you will be able to pick it up? Check after the break for all the details you could possibly endure about a remote.

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2 years ago

The Deadlings set up shop on Windows Phone and Windows 8

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Last year, Windows Phone Central broke the news that Artifex Mundi would be bringing a puzzle platformer called Deadlings to Windows Phone and Windows 8. Artifex Mundi is most well-known for its hidden object puzzle adventure games like the Nightmares from the Deep series, making Deadlings something of a departure for the Polish publisher.

We revealed a total of three games in our interview with Artifex Mundi, including Enigmatis and Nightmares from the Deep: The Siren’s Call. Both of those games have come out on mobile Windows platforms, and now we can scratch the last game off the list as well. Deadlings has officially launched on Windows Phone and Windows 8 – before it heads to other platforms!

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2 years ago

Lastu releases sleek wooden skins for the Nokia Lumia 925

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2 years ago

Deal Alert: T-Mobile US Nokia Lumia 925, accessories for $230

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2 years ago

One year later, the Nokia Lumia 520 owns the Windows Phone market

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The Lumia 520 (and T-Mobile’s lesser known variant, the Lumia 521, in the US), was the sleeper hit of 2013 for Windows Phone 8. Announced nearly one year ago at Mobile World Congress, it seems apropos to see what it’s accomplished in that 12 months.

As it turns out, we don’t think anyone predicted just how strong the Lumia 520 would have become. Due to its low cost, where it’s often found well below $90 off-contract, great build quality and all around solid user experience, the Lumia 520 has become representative of the Windows Phone ecosystem.

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2 years ago

Awesome Lock goes free for the day with myAppFree

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2 years ago

Nokia shows how to create amazing light paintings with Nokia Camera

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Light paintings are made with moving light sources in front of a camera to create an image. You need long exposure so the camera can capture the flow of moving lights. Nokia’s latest video shows how an expert light painter does it, using the Nokia Lumia 1020 with Nokia Camera. They also share tips on how you can do it, too. Head past the break to watch the video.

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2 years ago

Windows Weekly 350 – OneDrive to Rule Them All

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Windows Weekly 350 – OneDrive to Rule Them All

In case you missed it yesterday, the new episode of Windows Weekly from TWiT is now available to stream in HD video or as a separate podcast. Windows Weekly regularly features Leo Laporte, Paul Thurrott (WinSuperSite) and Mary Jo Foley (All About Microsoft), but with Thurrott on vacation Peter Bright (Ars Technica) and our very own Daniel Rubino filled in instead!

Everything from the purported Nokia Android phone to Windows Phone 8.1 to Mary Jo’s beer pick of the week is featured, so tune in after the break, or look it up in your favorite podcatcher! Runtime: 1h 48 m.

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