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2 years ago

Orée Pebble 2 is a beautiful natural material Qi charger looking for Kickstarter backers

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For those who want to add a little bit of luxury to their smartphone, Orée has created a wireless charging block that's fashioned out of a single block of wood or marble and integrates a speaker and microphone for speakerphone calls. For a Kickstarter pledge starting at $200, the Orée Pebble 2 is an elegantly designed cylinder that sits on your desk and bedside stand so you can merely set a smartphone with Qi wireless charging technology on top of the Pebble 2 and it will begin charging without requiring any wires.

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2 years ago

Hockey Fight review – One rough boxing game for Windows Phone

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Every week, I like to look into the “Newly discovered games” thread in our forums to discover new Windows Phone games to play. Our dedicated readers seek out new game releases and share their Store links. Often the games are great - such as Magic Realms, which also has its own forum thread. But other times somebody will share a game that’s not so hot; those are the breaks.

One such game I discovered there is Hockey Fight (available in Pro and Lite versions) from Ratrod Studio. Ratrod has released some very impressive games on Windows Phone like the Drift Mania series and the Skateboard Party series. They have also released Hockey Fight. The idea of a game dedicated to hockey fights is fairly promising, but Hockey Fight lacks some of the polish and features we’ve come to expect from Ratrod games (including Moga controller support, sadly).  Read on for our full review.

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2 years ago

Nokia Lumia 630 now available in Asia, with Europe sales to follow next week

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2 years ago

Xbox One without Kinect will sell more consoles, but kills any potential the Kinect had

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Yesterday Microsoft broke my heart and the hearts of early Xbox One adopters around the world. In case you missed it, Microsoft announced a Kinect-less version of the Xbox One will be offered for $399. That’s $100 cheaper than the current Xbox One SKU. That Xbox One sans Kinect will be available on June 9th in all regions where the Xbox One is already available. That bright future of the Kinect with the Xbox One that Microsoft promised last summer is now dead.

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2 years ago

Time of My Life will help you see where you spend your day

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Microsoft has just released a life logger app titled Time of My Life into the Windows Phone Store. The app basically tracks where you spend your time most, and based on your GPS coordinates and known locations it will tell you how much time you're spending at your favorite restaurant or coffee shop, lounging at home, or hard at work.

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2 years ago

Nokia Lumia 520 for only $44.99 with no contract on Amazon

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2 years ago

That last Windows XP update was the last one, for real this time

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2 years ago

Guns, dinosaurs and time travel come to Xbox One with Super Time Force

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2 years ago

Windows Phone 8.1 picks up first update, improves battery life and squashes bugs

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2 years ago

Microsoft will broadcast the Surface event next week in New York

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Microsoft has just announced that you’ll be able to watch a live stream of their Surface event next week in New York City. That event is expected to bring at least a Surface Mini running a Qualcomm chipset and a prominent focus on OneNote. In addition, Intel is expected to be on hand for a possible Surface Pro refresh or perhaps some other big announcement (Surface Pro 3?). Whatever the case, it’s sure to be exciting.

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2 years ago

Mobile Nations Community Update, May 2014

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Mobile Nations Community Update

Time for the May Edition of the Mobile Nations Community Update! I'm pleased to report that the Android Central, CrackBerry, iMore, and Windows Phone Central communities have all been buzzing with activity, as per usual. But what I'm really excited to talk about this month is the latest addition to our network.

2 years ago

4castr 'Stratus' update brings big improvements for serious weather fans

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4castr is a wildly popular weather app for Windows Phone, maintaining a 4.4 rating (out of 5) on the Store. Today, version 1.5 ‘Stratus’ has gone live, and it brings with it a massive list of changes and improvements. The app is free with in-app-purchases to unlock premium features, making it a fun option to toy around with, especially if you want detailed forecasting.

Let’s take a look at what today’s update brings. Grab a coffee, because the list in long (and we just love detailed changelogs).

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2 years ago

Xbox Live Gold refunds will be available for canceled subscriptions in June

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In a particularly classy move, Microsoft has announced that anybody that intends to cancel their Xbox Live Gold subscription because they're getting entertainment services for free starting in June will get a prorated refund on any previously purchased Gold time. That means if you bought and activated a year's worth in December, you'll get 6 months-worth of cash back (June through to next December). Refunds will take six to eight weeks to process after the request has been made following the June system update and before the end of August.

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2 years ago

PSA: Official Twitter app crashing on viewing Tweets for Windows Phone

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Something has changed today on Twitter’s backend, and it’s causing some issues for Windows Phone users. We have received numerous complaints that when you press on an individual tweet to view it, the app will crash. Just browsing the Twitter stream and posting still work, but if you tap a tweet to bring up the details page, your app may suddenly close out.

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2 years ago

Deal of the Day: Nokia 1.3A Micro USB Wall Charger

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