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2 years ago

Vector 39: Net neutrality and carrier complexity

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Vector is Mobile Nations' cross-platform, cross-site analysis show where we take on the most important stories in tech with the smartest people in the industry, from the big picture to granular details, current events to future implications. On today's episode Rene Ritchie and Neal Gomba dive deep into the technology and policies that make net neutrality so complicated in North America, common carriers and local loop unbundling, the crippling of DSL, Sprint, the insanity that is 700 MHz and Band 12, Qualcomm's royalty rate, and more. Subscribe and listen along!

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2 years ago

CrazyMaze Lite, a Windows Phone game full of challenging Labyrinths

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CrazyMaze Lite is a challenging Windows Phone puzzle game that has you maneuvering a marble through a series of creative mazes. Mazes that are full of holes that will end your journey, portals that will send you across the maze and other pitfalls that you will have to negotiate around.

CrazyMaze Lite has a bit of a casual feel to game play but challenging enough to keep things interesting. If you are looking for a change of pace for you Windows Phone gaming needs, CrazyMaze Lite is worth a look.

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2 years ago

Wordament sequel 'Snap Attack' reportedly dropping for Windows Phone and Windows 8.1 tomorrow

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Microsoft's popular Wordament game has enjoyed success across the board and the game is set to sport a sequel as early as tomorrow – Wordament Snap Attack. If you're not familiar with Wordament, it's a word game putting players against each other in a continuous series of two minute matches to find as many words as possible. Snap Attack will be changing things up without sacrificing on gameplay.

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2 years ago

Nokia Lumia 2520 launching on Telstra Down Under for $840

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The Lumia 2520 is officially launching tomorrow, with orders kicking off for a May 18th release. The Windows RT 8.1 tablet will be available in black with a price tag of $840 in an exclusive deal with Australia's Telstra. Nokia's first device in the tablet category of hardware comes packed full of features, including a 1080p HD display, LTE connectivity and Zeiss optics.

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2 years ago

Nokia invests $100 million to further advance connected technologies in automobiles

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Even before the deal to sell its hardware and services division to Microsoft, Nokia was investing in development with technologies in vehicles. Working with multiple car manufacturers, the Finnish company has worked to provide HERE mapping and location services in its Connected Car program. Today, Nokia Growth Partners (NGP) announced a further $100 million to identify in companies with innovations that will be "important for a world of connected and intelligent vehicles".

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2 years ago

Microsoft Asia's César Cernuda talks Windows Phone, Cortana, and more!

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2 years ago

FL Studio Groove for Windows 8.1 updated with MIDI controller support and more!

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It was last September that we told you all about FL Studio Groove for Windows 8. It’s groovebox that allows you to produce live, loop-based electronic music and it’s optimized for touch. Perfect for making beats on your Surface 2. FL Studio is one of the biggest names in digital audio workstations and a lot of folks like using their software. FL Studio Groove features a 10 pad sample-based drum machine and 5 polyphonic synch channels for users to compose, arrange, edit mix and perform professional quality music.

FL Studio Groove just picked up a really nice update for Windows 8.1 users that will make a lot of you with MIDI controllers happy! Let’s check out what’s new in the latest version of FL Studio Groove!

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2 years ago

App Update Roundup: Viber, Car Dash and more!

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2 years ago

Kochadaiiyaan The Legend Reign of Arrows lands in the Windows Phone Store

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"Kochadaiiyaan The Legend" is an upcoming photo-realistic 3D animation Indian movie that utilizes performance capturing technology used in films such as Avatar and The Adventures of Tintin. The movie stars Rajinikanth, a leading Indian film actor and a cultural icon. The mannerisms and inimitable style of Rajinikanth, the highest paid actor in Asia after Jackie Chan, contribute to his mass popularity and appeal and much like Chuck Norris facts, Rajinikanth jokes are widely circulated all over.

The official game for the movie, Kochadaiiyaan The Legend Reign of Arrows, has recently arrived on the Windows Phone Store. The third-person, action arcade archery game gives you a chance to step into the shoes of the superstar as Kochadaiyaan, and attempt to single-handedly push out an invading army out of the prosperous city of Kottaipattinam which is under siege.

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2 years ago

Pinpointer launches on Windows 8 to help you find the perfect Twitter client

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2 years ago

Microsoft sends out 150,000 HP Windows 8.1 devices to Baltimore county schools

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Microsoft recently announced new low-cost hardware for schools across the US, aiming to address the technological issues in the education system. Hardware is just the first step in the process after the announcement. It takes learning methods, rollout planning and initialized transformation to really make an impact to better student learning at school. Today, Microsoft has announced the start of the distribution of some devices to some of the district schools.

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2 years ago

Hands on with Royal Revolt 2, coming to Windows Phone and Windows 8 on May 15

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Last year we interviewed Flare Games, makers of the hit Windows Phone and Windows 8 game Royal Revolt. You know, it’s one of those excellent games that some people miss out on because it doesn’t cure their Achievement shakes. But most of actually want to play quality games on our phones and/or tablets of choice, so we were pumped when Flare revealed that Royal Revolt 2 would be coming to Windows Phone during our interview.

Fast-forward to today, and Royal Revolt 2 is nearly upon us! The sequel has already soft launched on Windows Phone and Windows 8 and RT in Canada and Germany and will soon be available in most regions. In fact, Windows Phone Central has exclusive news of the official release date: May 15, less than two weeks from now. In the meantime, we’ve got a hands-on preview video that reveals some of the major changes in Royal Revolt 2.

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2 years ago

Halo television series might have found a co-op partner in Showtime

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This past week we learned those original television programs Microsoft announced over a year ago would finally be available this June. Microsoft is primed to produce some big original content for those on the Xbox One, Xbox 360 and other Microsoft devices. The cornerstone for their original content is most likely going to be their Halo TV series produced by Steven Spielberg. A new report claims that Microsoft is teaming up with Showtime to make it happen.

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2 years ago

Another Case Solved, a fun mystery game for Windows Phone 8

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Another Case Solved is a challenging mystery game for Windows Phone 8 that is a collection of puzzles, riddles and matching games. You play the role of a detective working to get to the bottom of a curious candy conspiracy. Along the way you can pick up small jobs to generate experience and cash as well as tackling the mysteries of the main story line.

We highlighted Another Case Solved last week when it was released and have been able to spend a little time with the game sense. The game made a nice first impression and after playing the game for a few days, the impression hasn't faded by much.

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2 years ago

ixigo Flights Search app, providing a seamless flight planning experience in India

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ixigo.com (pronounced ‘ik-si-go’) is a travel search engine in India. The service acts as an infomediary that aggregates travel websites to compare information and deals. ixigo does not handle bookings but instead redirects the users to book directly from other OTAs (Online Travel Agency).

The official ixigo app - ixigo Flights Search - has recently landed on the Windows Phone Store, and allows you to find the best airfares across India’s leading OTAs like MakeMyTrip, goibibo, via, Expedia, and others.

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