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2 years ago

Six-Guns Review: One huge, free Wild West game on Windows Phone 8

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This week, the massive open world Grand Theft Auto 5 launched on consoles. Sadly, Rockstar has yet to port any of its excellent mobile Grand Theft Auto titles to Windows Phone. But thanks to Gameloft, we do have one open world game on Windows Phone 8: Six-Guns. Of course, Six-Guns takes its inspiration from the Wild West-themed Read Dead Redemption, but it’s still the closest thing to GTA in the mobile Xbox lineup.

Six-Guns is a free to play game – a payment model that can be a blessing or a curse. Is this one of Gameloft’s free to play successes like UNO & Friends or a greedy failure like Real Soccer 2013? Read on for our verdict…

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2 years ago

Telstra cancels Nokia Lumia 1020 pre-orders for Australia; sends free Lumia 520s out as peace offerings

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Today was supposed to be a joyous day for Telstra customers, a day that they could pre-order the Nokia Lumia 1020 Windows phone. Sadly, however, Telstra has run into a software issue on their Lumia 1020s that is bad enough to postpone the release indefinitely, forcing Telstra to cancel all pre-orders for the Nokia flagship phone. Thankfully, the news isn't all bad. As a result of the cancelations, Telstra has generously shipped out free Nokia Lumia 520 smartphones to those who pre-ordered the Lumia 1020.

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2 years ago

EZShare, an easy way to create QR Codes from your Windows Phone

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EZShare is a relatively new Windows Phone app that will help you create QR Codes for your favorite web site, app link or plain text message.

EZShare's interface is simple and the QR Codes generated are saved should you need them in the future. EZShare may not have many bells and whistles but it's a Windows Phone app that come in handy when you need to share information.

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2 years ago

Deal Alert: Pick up a Lumia 520 for $55 at TigerDirect and bag yourself a free security suite package

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The Nokia Lumia 520 is already cheap as chips, being the most affordable Lumia Windows Phone on the market. But that hasn't stopped TigerDirect from knocking off a further $60 of the already low price tag with a mail-in rebate. Locked to AT&T, each purchase also comes with a copy of Total Defense Premium Internet Security for your PC. 

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2 years ago

Need a taxi in Europe? Book an affordable ride with Euro Taxi for Windows Phone

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We've all been there. You arrive into a new country or find yourself in a city where you need a taxi (or cab) but can't seem to get hold of one or have some difficulty in getting to the necessary points and locate a free driver. This is where Euro Taxi for Windows Phone comes into play. Instead of faffing about with multiple cards and numbers, simply make a booking while on the go at standard rates. Easy.

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2 years ago

Taking advantage of affordable Lumia Windows Phones, Microsoft surpasses Apple in India

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The Nokia Lumia 520 is an extremely popular smartphone, in fact it's actually the most preferred Windows Phone around. The device has also taken over the Indian Windows Phone market, according to previous reports released by AdDuplex. Today, news has begun circling around that Windows Phone has surpassed the iPhone in India to take second position behind Android.

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2 years ago

Rumor: There's a white version of the Xbox One for non-Microsoft-employees

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Previously we reported that Microsoft will be giving a special white edition of the Xbox One console to team members of the Xbox division. If you are consumed by the fire of jealousy, consider this to be some good news: supposedly an insider source in China revealed that the white next-gen Xbox One will be available to the consumer market some time after the console's initial launch in late November.

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2 years ago

Analyst: Nokia likely to prevail over HTC in patent dispute over USB

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Just over two weeks ago, Microsoft announced plans to buy the hardware and services division of Nokia. It’s the part of the company that actually makes all the hardware you’ve come to appreciate over the years. The remainder of Nokia will focus on three core businesses: location services (Here platform), Nokia Solutions and Networks (NSN), and its advanced technologies division.

Nokia also keeps its patents portfolio, which Microsoft has licensed for 10 years. For others, they'll continue to need to pay royalties to use patents that Nokia owns and Nokia will continue to protect those patents. It’s happening right now in Germany. And according to one patent analyst, Nokia is closing in on one victory over a USB configuration patent against HTC.

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2 years ago

PGA Tour leaves Nokia Collection, now available for all Windows Phone golf fans

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What’s going to happen to all those Lumia exclusive apps in the Nokia Collection when Microsoft finalizes the deal to buy Nokia? Nobody knows at this point. But until then, a lot of you will just look forward to days like this when an app leaves the Nokia Collection and becomes available for everyone in the Windows Phone ecosystem. Which app jumped the fence? PGA Tour for Windows Phone.

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2 years ago

Deal Alert: FlashVideo free through myAppFree partnership

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2 years ago

Deal alert: Microsoft Store giving free wireless charging covers when you get the Nokia Lumia 925 (US only)

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2 years ago

Microsoft teams up with Clover Wireless to buy back your old iPhones, iPads and more

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Last week we told you guys about a promotion going on at Microsoft Stores across the nation. Take your old, unwanted, outdated iPad and trade it in for at least a $200 gift card at the Microsoft Store. The catch was that it had to be an iPad 2 or newer and you needed to physically do it at a Microsoft Store near you. Those restrictions have been lifted in a new buyback program from Microsoft. Read on for the details.

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2 years ago

Easy Taxi launches for Brazil and other markets. Lets you hail a cab with Windows Phone

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We’re a few years from having the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. But if you find yourself in Brazil before then you’ll definitely want to grab Easy Taxi for Windows Phone. You’ve probably heard of Uber here in the United States and elsewhere. Think of Easy Taxi as the same, a service that lets you use your smartphone to hail cabs. Details after the break.

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2 years ago

Union Bank of India and game show Kaun Banega Crorepati launch apps for Windows Phone

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Just yesterday we reported on how strong of a market India was for Windows Phone. The OS has been the number two in the country for three consecutive quarters now, beating out BlackBerry and the iPhone. Part of that success has been the range of devices released, especially from Nokia. The other piece of the puzzle is the ability for Windows Phone to pick up major apps that consumers are looking for.

Today, two big apps have landed for Windows Phone users in that region: Union Bank of India and KBC, which is better known as ‘Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?’ to English audiences.

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2 years ago

Hexage releases Reaper, an epic action RPG for Windows Phone 8

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There are so many great games on Windows Phone, you’ll probably never get the chance to play and beat them all. One developer who consistently makes some of our favorite games is Hexage. They’ve given us great games like Radiant, Radiant Defense, Robotek, Totemo, and more! So you know any new game they release is going to be good. Let’s take look at their latest called Reaper.

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