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2 years ago

Chickens Can't Fly returns to Windows Phone without Xbox features. Get the inside story here

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Last month, Microsoft pulled 11 Xbox games from the Windows Phone Store, 10 of which had used Microsoft Points as the payment method for their In-App Purchases. At the time, we speculated that only a few games would return at all, and mostly stripped of their Xbox features.

Today the first of those delisted games has returned: Chickens Can’t Fly. Unfortunately, it has indeed returned as an indie game. But hey, at least Windows Phone gamers can play it again – if they repurchase. We can’t place the blame for this on developer Amused Sloth, though. They’ve just posted a lengthy explanation for change on their blog. As you might expect, stripping the game of its Xbox features came from a higher power...

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2 years ago

Add a little snazziness to your Nokia Lumia 1020 with this leather case

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If you are looking to add a touch of style or an air of ruggedness to your Nokia Lumia 1020, you may want to consider one of these leather cases made by Gadget2us. The injection-molded case is made to fit the Lumia 1020 to form and offer extra protection for the rear camera with a built-in lens cover. The best part is that this baby will only run you $8.00.

It's also reminiscent of the rumored Nokia leather case that never materialized.

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2 years ago

Nokia sends filmmaker Casey Neistat a Lumia 1020 after Apple stole his video

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Nokia doesn't shy away when it comes to opportunities to poke fun at the competition within the mobile industry. The company has taken a minor jab at Apple by sending a Lumia 1020 (with a note) to filmmaker Casey Neistat. What's the big deal with the free phone? If you're not aware, it has been reported that Apple stole Nerstat's video about the public queuing up for the new iPhone.

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2 years ago

AT&T product page omits wireless charging for the Nokia Lumia 1520

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It’s been speculated that AT&T’s version of the Lumia 1520 would, for whatever reason, omit Qi wireless charging. Nokia recently told us that there won’t be two versions of the upcoming phablet but evidently there will be.

AT&T has their ‘Coming Soon’ product page up for the Nokia Lumia 1520, and while they have done an admirable job of promoting the new device, the specs specifically note that wireless charging is not included.

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2 years ago

Nokia launches HERE Explore to help you find new places

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Nokia launches HERE Explore to help you find new places

Nokia has always been strong in mobile mapping. The HERE mapping platform powers not only Windows Phone 8 apps, but helps provide navigation services and location solutions for companies like Garmin, BMW, Oracle and Amazon. It’s a very valuable business unit for Nokia, which is why it’s not going to Microsoft. That said, it’s great to see the HERE team continuing to pump out solid progress on Windows Phone with cool new apps like HERE Explore. Let’s check it out.

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2 years ago

Game developer Miniclip releases super addicting Rail Rush for the Nokia Collection

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Windows Phone has its fair share of great games. There are a ton of high quality games from both indie developers and larger game makers. Game developer Miniclip has just released a new game for Windows Phone called Rail Rush. As you may know, Miniclip is no stranger to Windows Phone. They’ve released popular games like Fragger, Gravity Guy, iStunt 2, and others. Now they’ve got another game that’s sure to be addictive. Let’s check it out.

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2 years ago

Cat's Catch for Windows 8, keeping that bad old puddy cat at bay

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Wooden Plank Studios is offering a casual game of cat and mouse (more so cat and bird) over at the Windows Store.

Cat's Catch calls upon you to help a little blue bird who is trying to avoid the death grip of the neighborhood ally cat. The longer you survive the better the score and you can collect feathers to unlock bonus items as well as a few bonus points.

Cat's Catch isn't a bad option if your in the market for a casual game for your Windows 8 computer or tablet.

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2 years ago

Microsoft publishes Update 3 changelog on Windows Phone site

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It was just over a week ago that Microsoft announced Update 3 (formerly known as GDR3) for Windows Phone 8. The update, due in the coming weeks for many Windows Phones, features numerous mid to low level fixes and improvements, including new hardware support for devices like the Lumia 1520.

Microsoft glossed over many of the changes in their official blog post, but they have now published the full changelog on the Windows Phone site.

The update refers to OS version 10501 and 10512, both of which are considered Update 3. While there are no surprises in Microsoft’s changelog, it’s still handy to have and to peruse in case you’re curious.

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2 years ago

Nokia Lumia 1520 and Asha series already showing as 'coming soon' in India

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2 years ago

Windows Phone Update 3 now available for the Sprint HTC 8XT

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Believe it or not the Windows Phone Update 3 (also known as GDR3) is being pushed out to the Sprint HTC 8XT.

We were skeptical at first but in checking Sprint's Support Site for the 8XT, the update is listed as clear as day. Update version 2.12.651.02 is described as containing streaming audio improvements, accessibility improvements and Microsoft's GDR3 release.

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2 years ago

Dell launches new Precision M3800 Laptop and knows how to flaunt design

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Dell has really been stepping up the design of their machines, which has certainly brightened our view of the company’s future, along with the future appeal of Windows. Today, Dell has announced a brand new Prevision workstation – and wow, it is beautiful.

The new Dell Precision M3800 is a 15-inch workstation with an ultra-high 3200 x 1800 multitouch display and a thin 0.7 Inch form factor. The unit is composed of an aluminum frame, carbon fiber chassis, and topped off with a Gorilla Glass display.

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2 years ago

Microsoft is cooking up its own "Google Glasses" - Wall Street Journal reports

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Microsoft isn’t going to let Google take control of wearable computer without a fight. The Wall Street Journal has reported that the company is testing various prototypes of “internet-connected eyewear similar to Google’s Glass”. Sources close to the matter had emphasized that Microsoft has the full ambition to go “head-to-head with Google, Samsung, and Apple”.

Canalys analyst, Daniel Matte, stated that “technology companies can’t afford to wait” and that “device vendors will face a number of tough challenges” while designing the new technology.

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2 years ago

Microsoft's latest generation Surface devices have landed - should you pick one up?

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Attention Microsoft fans, it is officially October 22, 2013 here in the United States, and the latest generation of Surface tablets are now available for your purchasing delight. In addition, all new Surface accessories are also available including the refined Touch Cover 2 and Type Cover 2. The questions many are asking, are of course "should I pick one up for the first time?" and "should I replace my current Surface device with the Surface 2 or Surface Pro 2?"..

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2 years ago

Nokia to add more content to the Glance Screen in Lumia Black update

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Nokia's next update, titled "Lumia Black" (Bittersweet Shimmer) is set to bring yet more features to the table. If you're a fan of the Glance screen, this will be an update for you. Destined to ship in the coming weeks, Lumia Black will improve the Glance feature, a screen that becomes active when the Windows Phone is in standby mode. The improvements will include background support, more colours and support for more notifications.

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2 years ago

Microsoft Store Grand Opening in Orlando draws a crowd

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While the Windows Phone spotlight is still burning brightly at Nokia World, Microsoft's latest Store Grand Opening is drawing a bit of attention as well.

This morning hundreds of Microsoft customers lined up for the Grand Opening celebration at the Millennia Mall in Orlando, Florida. The Store opened this morning to the cheers of many with complimentary tickets to a Pitbull concert being handed out to 1,600 customers. The first one hundred received tickets to the after-concert party as well.

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