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2 years ago

Lumia 630 performance benchmarks rival older Lumia 1020

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The Nokia Lumia 630 is starting to hit markets worldwide, and one thing that's worth noting is its processor. We'll be doing a full review of the 630 shortly, but let's just say the bump in hardware does go a long way.

For our assessments we used the cross-platform Basemark OS II app ( Store link), which can evaluate the performance of system (CPU), memory, graphics, web browsing and even camera speed tests. We'll post the results below, with our discussion after.

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2 years ago

Microsoft releases OneNote Clipper for Chrome, Springpad migration tool

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2 years ago

Modern Combat 5: Blackout teaser trailer brings the noise to Venice

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2 years ago

New teaser for Forza Horizon 2 offers glimpse of Lamborghini Huracán in action

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A new teaser trailer has been released for Forza Horizon 2. It's a short video, and features what appears to be in-game footage of the 2015 Lamborghini Huracán, showing details of the car before we watch it speed off down the track. The video closes with a reminder to watch Micosoft's E3 2014 Media Briefing, which will happen on Monday, June 9 at 9:30 am Pacific.

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2 years ago

Windows Phone Central's E3 2014 Plans and Predictions

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E3 time is here again, loyal readers. The Electronic Entertainment Expo is the single largest gaming event of the year. E3 2014 takes place from June 10-12 (plus press conferences on Monday) at the Los Angeles Convention Center and is open only to members of the gaming industry.

During E3, all of the major console gaming developers and publishers crowd into the Convention Center and exhibit a selection of their latest and upcoming games for attendees to watch and play. Many new games will be announced, while others that we already know about will be revealed in action for the first time. Check out last year’s E3 2013 stories to get an idea of what goes down.

The very largest publishers and platform holders also hold press conferences on Monday, just before the show opens. Microsoft’s annual Media Briefing runs from 9:30-11am PDT. This is when the big MS will reveal the new shape of its gaming plans for the Xbox One. Windows Phone Central will be there and live blogging from the briefing, so make sure you check back with us Monday morning!

What should you expect in the way of Microsoft and Xbox news from E3 2014? Read on for our predictions!

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2 years ago

Aaron Paul thinks Xbox One is 'bad ass' in new commercials

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2 years ago

Nokia Camera Beta updated with various fixes for delays and crashes

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The Camera Beta app is where the imaging team from Nokia (now Microsoft, technically) add new features and refine the user experience. We last saw an update for the Camera Beta app back on May 12, so it makes sense nearly a month later to get another refresh.

Version 4.7.1.9 should be live in the Store shortly for most of you, a bump from the previous 4.7.1.3 last month. The good news here is there is a detailed changelog and the fixes seem quite worthy of the update. Let's take a look.

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2 years ago

Duckie Deck Sandwich Chef is a fun and creative Windows Phone game for preschool kids

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Duckie Deck is a Polish game developer focused on creative development in toddlers and preschoolers and their educational games have been played by over eight million kids.

The company’s new game, Sandwich Chef, enables kids to transform their sandwiches into works of art, using healthy ingredients stacked on top of slices of bread. The final effect is a wholesome, balanced meal that delights the eye and builds an appetite.

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2 years ago

Deal of the Day: Amzer Double Layer Hybrid Case with Kickstand for Nokia Lumia 521

For today only, buy the Amzer Double Layer Hybrid Case with Kickstand for Nokia Lumia 521 and get 50% off the regular price!

This Lumia 521 hybrid case provides serious protection against drops and scratches while providing you with a built-in kickstand that can be used for watching movies, slideshows and more. The inner-most layer is made of a shock absorbing silicone that sits underneath a thick plastic exterior.

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2 years ago

Flickr ditching Facebook and Google sign-in for Yahoo accounts

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Some viewed it as inevitable that Yahoo would flip the switch for both Facebook and Google sign-in options to be disabled in favor of its own account system. The popular photo sharing service offers a solid platform for hobbyists to upload and share snaps they've captured with smartphones and/or more professional setups. If you access Flickr through Facebook or Google, you'll soon be prompted to create a new Yahoo account.

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2 years ago

Battling canaries, scorpions and more with the Windows Phone game Slingcat

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Slingcat is a Windows Phone game where you play the role of a cat, which bears the same name, who is on a mission to find buried treasure. Armed with only a bow, Slingcat faces an assortment of dangers during his quest for treasure that include charging bulls, canaries armed with boulders, bomb dropping vultures and more.

Gameplay is a combination of a platfomer styled game and an action shooter. This combination of game play styles helps add to the games appeal and will definitely keep you on your toes. Animations are nicely drawn-up, game play challenging and Slingcat makes for an enjoyable gaming option for Windows Phone 8.

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2 years ago

Feel enlightened with the official TED app, now available for Windows and Windows Phone

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TED is a nonprofit (started in 1984) focusing on spreading ideas using short talks, covering everything from science to business to global issues, and official Windows 8 and Windows Phone apps have just been released. The global community houses folk from around the world, welcoming those who desire a deeper understanding of the world as we know it today. The main website is a library full of content, which is now accessible using nothing more than your tablet, PC or Windows Phone.

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2 years ago

Relive your favorite football goals in this new sport puzzle game for Windows Phone

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Remember those fantastic goals you've seen on TV that you wish you could recreate? Now you can with this latest Windows Phone game from aptly titled First Touch Publishing. The game, Score! World Goals, puts players in charge of netting those classic football goals from around the world. Your fingers are in control of famous goals, but do you have the skill to get past the opposition's defense?

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2 years ago

EE rolling out 4G to 15 new UK towns with high-speed donkey rides to boot!

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Good news for you folk in the UK that use EE as your network of choice. Today see's the countries largest carrier announce their 4G service in 15 new towns – including – Gateshead, Birkenhead, East Grinstead, Leighton Buzzard, Wallasey, South Shields, Wakefield, Coatbridge, Lisburn, Bangor (NI), Newtownards, Omagh, Port Talbot and Neath. This follows the recent announcement that EE is expanding its double-speed 4G network to 20 more towns and cities before the end of 2014.

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2 years ago

Life 360 allows you to keep tabs on your family, now on Windows Phone

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Life360 is very popular on Android and iOS, now Windows Phone families can get in on the fun. This app actually came out a few weeks ago but flew under our radar. Nonetheless, we need to get the word out for all those families who could find value in an app brings families closer together. Read on to learn more about Life360 and download the Windows Phone app.

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