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2 years ago

Gorgeous Phototag app arrives for Windows Phone, goes free (for a limited time)

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On Windows Phone, we have plenty of photo tagging apps like Ciel or InstaWeather Pro to document your travels or life in general. These apps vary in functionality but they often center around the idea of placing an overlay with data, including weather or your location, over a square photo. You can then post them to Facebook, Instagram, etc. We recently did that when we were down in Florida earlier this week.

Developer Jason Ong has a new app out called Phototag. We’ve covered his work before in the highly rated Audiocloud app and Phototag is just as stunning and useful. For one, the UI is striking—it’s minimal but bold and easy to navigate. Second, Phototag allows you to also stamp baby or food info in addition to the typical weather and location information. More categories are forthcoming too.

What else is there? Read on to find out in our mini-review.

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2 years ago

Microsoft to help Delta Airlines go digital, saving fuel with Surface 2 tablets

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It's no secret that Microsoft's first generation of Windows 8 tablets haven not done as well as the company hoped. That said, the Surface 2 and Surface 2 Pro, which were both announced late last month are set to launch later in the year, both featuring new chips, improvements and appeal. To avoid experiencing Déjà vu, Microsoft will also be looking to partner with companies to help ship units, including Delta Airlines.

Both parties have announced a deal that will involve 11,000 Surface 2 tablets to replace heavy pilot flight bags.

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2 years ago

Meet Major Nelson at these stops on the Xbox One tour

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Meet Major Nelson at these stops on the Xbox One tour

The Xbox One is poised to hit your TV room on November 22nd. It’s aiming to be your all-in-one entertainment system where you can play games, watch movies, listen to music, Skype to friends, and much more. We can’t wait to get ours after playing with the device earlier this summer at E3 2013. If you haven’t had a chance to see one in person you might want to check out the Xbox One tour that’s happening across North America. Details below.

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2 years ago

World of Red Bull and NFC Writer receive small updates

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World of Red Bull and NFC Writer receive small updates

Red Bull is one of those companies constantly kicking ass and doing crazy things. Between dropping a man from the edge of space, Flugtag, and winning Formula One events there isn’t much they don’t have their hands in. They also have a handful of apps in the Windows Phone Store. One of them, World of Red Bull, is part of the Nokia Collection and allows fans to stay up to date with everything Red Bull does. Speaking of the Nokia Collection, another app was recently updated. NFC Writer allows for users to modify and edit NFC tags and was just updated. Let’s check out both apps.

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2 years ago

Is Microsoft’s “Bing It On” campaign a sham? The evidence doesn't look good.

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UPDATE: Please see our interview with Bing scientist, Matt Wallaert, here.

Recently, a law professor from Yale claimed that Microsoft’s famous “Bing It On” campaign is no more than a collection of lies. Ian Ayres, stated in Freakonomics that the company’s Bing ads are misleading and deceptive. To prove his point, Ayres set out on a “Bing It On” challenge using Amazon’s Mechanical Turk marketplace.

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2 years ago

Microsoft sets out "painting the town Surface"

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2 years ago

PSA - Canada Lumia 520 owners now getting Amber update

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2 years ago

Surface 2 is selling like "hotcakes" - best time to jump into Windows 8 is now

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2 years ago

Chan readers get a worthy update in latest version of ImageBoard Browser

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We last covered the free app ImageBoard Browser back in January 2012, noting that it was quite a decent chan reader for those of you want your boards on the go. For those who don’t know, chans are popular imageboards akin to forums but with way more chaos and spontaneity. The infamous site 4Chan is probably the most cited but there are hundreds if not thousands out there, many of which are dedicated to humor, gaming or anime.

ImageBoard Browser (and its paid sibling) for Windows Phone received a fairly major version bump with 3.0 in the last week. We have the full changelog, so head past the break to see what’s new.

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2 years ago

Microsoft to return to CES 2014 - claims they never left the show

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Microsoft was absent at last year’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, citing that the company’s announcements did not align with the January held event. A recent statement by the president of the Consumer Electronics Association, Gary Shapiro, revealed that Microsoft would in fact be returning to the International technology show for 2014.

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2 years ago

Extreme sports film maker, Claudiu Voicu creates impressive video using the Lumia 1020

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Nokia handed a Lumia 1020 to one of the world’s top extreme sports film makers, Claudiu Voicu. Heading to the freerunning Red Bull Art of Motion event in Santorini, Greece Voicu managed to record some footage on the Windows Phone. The end result with everything pieced together is nothing short of incredible. See for yourself with the above video.

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2 years ago

Supposed images of a Nokia Lumia smartwatch leak, revealing a mysterious black device

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Did you know Nokia is working on a smartwatch? Neither did we though we have heard some rumblings in the past of such a project. Even Microsoft themselves are rumored to be re-entering a market they pretty much created years ago (hello, SPOT!).

Now, two photos have leaked on to the microblogging site Sina weibo that allegedly reveal a prototype device. The story was run by the site Ctech, who have previously unearthed details on unreleased Nokia devices. The source of the actual images ranks high for them, but since there is little corroborating information, it is difficult to verify at this time.  

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2 years ago

Simple Calendar rises to version 2.6 to conquer multiple bugs

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2 years ago

Beem 2.0 hits the Windows Phone Store; enjoy DI.FM in a gorgeous new experience

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We've looked at Beem in the past, the unofficial DI.FM and SKY.FM clients for Windows Phone. while there certainly are more music services available than you can shake a microphone at, Beem has consistently been one of our favourites, especially after the developer made the project both open source for other developers, and free on the Windows Phone Store for consumers. 

We're now looking at Beem Plus (DI.FM edition) version 2.0, which is a massive update. So, what's new?

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2 years ago

Nokia partners with RNIB for Do Good mission; calls for developers to help those with impaired vision

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In an interesting twist to the Nokia Create program for developers, the company is tasking Windows Phone developers with a mission dedicated to the idea of "Doing Good." Partnering with the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB), Nokia is calling for developers to create new apps that will help make the lives of those with low vision easier; or update their existing content to make it more accessible.

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