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2 years ago

Microsoft Surface Pro 2 and Surface 2 forums are now open!

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Microsoft today announced both the Surface Pro 2 and Surface 2 Windows tablets. But while we cover news and availability, what about discussions and questions that need to be published? This is where our brand new Surface 2 forums come into play. As you already know, our Windows Phone Central forums are a vibrant place to be, and now they're catering for Surface 2 fans.

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2 years ago

The mobile home theater, radio DJ, and TV station - Talk Mobile

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If there's one industry that didn't expect to be upended by mobile devices, it's the entertainment industry. The music, television, and radio empires are domains of the status quo. They've established dominance and usage behaviors for the public, and they're perfectly happy with how things have been.

Mobile devices and their ever-increasing connectivity options and speeds have upended entertainment. Now able to get more information more quickly than ever wherever they want, users are asking the same questions about their entertainment.

So just where do smartphones and tablets fit into the home theater set-up - are they just for serving content, or can you use them to control all of the home theater stack as well? Can we use our smartphones to broadcast music through the entire house, without wires or hassle? And how has mobile changed how we watch TV and listen to traditional radio?

2 years ago

Microsoft Surface Pro 2 and Surface 2 preorders begin tomorrow, 8AM EDT

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Microsoft has just announced the Surface Pro 2 and Surface 2 tablets today. Starting at $449 for the RT model, Surface 2 and $899 for the Surface Pro 2 edition, both devices will be available starting October 22nd—a huge cut down in time of announcement to release.

Indeed, you’ll be able to preorder both devices starting tomorrow at 8 AM EDT from MicrosoftStore.com, Microsoft Stores, and Best Buy in the U.S. and Canada, as well as select retailers in most Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 launch markets.

So the question is, who’s getting one?

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2 years ago

Microsoft announces Surface Pro 2 and Surface 2, due Oct 22nd

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2 years ago

Rumor: Nokia combining Smart Cam and Pro Cam into one app later this year

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Looking down at our plethora of Lumia devices, there’s a distinct pattern we’re noticing: there are a ton of Nokia apps. Indeed, when it comes to camera apps one could argue that Nokia has too many with some even overlapping in function. Such is the case with Smart Cam and Pro Cam, which makes us feel a little schizophrenic when we’re choosing camera Lenses to snap that perfect moment.

The app Nokia Camera is supposed to alleviate that problem by combining Smart and Pro Cams into one app for all Lumia devices. So says Nawzil, who according to his Twitter profile is a social network specialist at Microsoft Kuwait. He even posted a supposed icon of the new mega app, though we cannot verify its authenticity.

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2 years ago

FB Pages Manager for Windows Phone receives massive update

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FB Pages Manager for Windows Phone essentially helps you stay on top of administrating your Facebook pages (hence the name). The app sports numerous features that are absent from the official Facebook app and is a must-have should you regularly interact with your Facebook page(s) on a daily basis. The app has recently been bumped to version 1.5 and we're looking at a sizeable update with a strong list of new features, joined by fixes and alterations.

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2 years ago

Diablo III Xbox 360 Review: The ultimate dungeon crawler returns to consoles

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The Xbox One’s November launch looms near, but the Xbox 360 continues to receive many high profile games this year. Grand Theft Auto 5 is pretty much the biggest console release of the year, but right behind it is Diablo III from Blizzard Entertainment and Activision. At long last, Xbox 360 gamers can experience the bestselling PC action-RPG on their console of choice.

Head past the break for our full review!

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2 years ago

Connect to devices on your home network with the Nokia Device Hub Beta

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The number of "smart" hardware connected to home networks is increasing, with televisions, storage, video game consoles, computers and more all able to communicate with one another and provide a more rich experience. There are those of us who understand how all the technology works and how it can operate, but what about consumers who doesn't have the foggiest idea what's happening? This is where Nokia Device Hub comes into play.

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2 years ago

Toilet People, a 3D board game for your Windows Phone

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Toilet People is a board game available for both Windows Phone 8 and 7.x devices. The game has 3D graphics and supports up to four players in pass/play fashion. If you're short on human players, computer opponents will help fill the gap.

Toilet People isn't a bad game for your Windows Phone with a simple objective, make it from the starting point to the finish first. However, there are enough twists and challenges in between those two points to make the game interesting.

Toilet People has nice graphics, game play interesting, and while the Windows Phone game may not appeal to everyone, there is a trial version available to give the game a try before committing to the purchase.

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2 years ago

Oni: Light Control 1.5 brings recurring scheduling and more

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Oni: Light Control is a unique Windows Phone app that enables you to control lighting in your home, matching your current mood and more. Being able to control lighting remotely using your Windows Phone can create some cool effects. Available for some time, we've covered the app being updated numerous times in the past. Today we're looking at version 1.5, which brings a number of additions to the table, so let's jump right in.

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2 years ago

Rear press render of the Verizon Nokia Lumia 929 leaks online, shows 20 MP rear camera

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On a slow Sunday we have some slow news coming out, including this rear render of the Nokia Lumia 929 destined for Verizon. Yesterday we had the front side leak and now you can see it juxtaposed against its rear.

Anything else new to report? Not really, just that the 1080P Windows Phone 8 device will arrive in Red too in addition to White and Black, which should be a nice change.  Other than that, we still have the 20 MP PureView camera on the back and presumably the size is at least 5-inches for the display, though other specific details remain elusive.

Source: Evleaks; Thanks, turtlebuster6, for the tip

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2 years ago

Play 16-bit and 8-bit Sega games on Windows Phone 8 with EmiGens Plus

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Back in August, we regretfully announced that popular emulator developer M.k would be retiring from Windows Phone development and allowing his apps to disappear from the Store. M.k’s apps are still around for the time being, but the emulation torch has essentially been passed on. And who came forward to pick it up and create new emulators? Andre Botelho, that’s who.

Andre has two emulators on the Store (EmiGens Plus and EmiNES) and a third (EmiPSX) in development. EmiGens Plus is the first Sega Genesis/Sega Mega Drive emulator for Windows Phone. It also happens to run Sega Master System and Game Gear games, making it a great value for classic gaming fans.

Check out our hands on video, impressions, and game recommendations after the break!

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2 years ago

WeChat for Windows Phone updated with a bunch of new features

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The popular Windows Phone app WeChat has been updated to version 4.5.2. So what's been added since we last looked at the app back in July? Quite a fair bit actually. You can chat with friends in a walkie talkie session, search through chat history and more. There's no groundbreaking functionality that will blow your mind away, but there's enough included to keep the experience feeling fresh and updated.

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2 years ago

Nokia Lumia 929 render leaks, matches earlier photo for Verizon’s next phablet

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2 years ago

Nextgen Reader updated. Adds Tumblr and Buffer support

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Today has been all about apps getting some nice updates. We saw Facebook Beta and Oggl get some new features earlier, now Nextgen Reader is doing the same (and yes, 6tag got some minor bug fixes too).

Nextgen reader is currently one of the most popular apps on Windows Phone for accessing and staying on top of your favorite websites. Let’s check out what’s new.

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