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2 years ago

Doodle Kingdom is now also available for Windows 8 - create your own kingdom

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2 years ago

#CESlive sneak preview video: Check out what's coming to Vegas!

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Last week we announced our partnership with Geek Beat and the rest of the Mobile Nations crew to cover the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in January. CES is known as the largest electronics event in the world and it happens every year in Vegas. Also every year, we cover it as individual sites but this time around we’re going big.

Check out the preview video with Cali Lewis and John P. of Geek Beat along with Kevin Michaluk, Phil Nickinson, Rene Ritchie and myself as we talk ourselves into doing this huge, crazy project.

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2 years ago

Today only: AT&T Nokia Lumia 1020 for $99 at Microsoft Store (US/Canada)

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Microsoft is firing up deal number 3 in the 12 Days of Deals promotion. Today we'll see the Nokia Lumia 1020 on AT&T have its price tag slashed. If you're not familiar with the deals, the company is offering numerous products at discounted prices over the course of the next 12 days. 

Update: Lumia 1020 is out of stock online. They went super quick.

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2 years ago

Official Windows Phone app for the NFC Ring accessory now available for commands

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The team behind the NFC Ring, a piece of wearable technology with support for NFC, have released the official Windows Phone app. If you're not familiar with the product, think of it as a ring, but with NFC capabilities. Starting as a Kickstarter project, we became rather excited about the possibilities this technology could unlock with Windows Phone.

Should you be looking to pick up a NFC Ring for yourself or friends, you'll definitely want to check out the official app. Head on past the break for all the details.

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2 years ago

Place your bets! Official Betfred Lotto app launches on Windows 8

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Betfred Lotto (www.betfred.com/lotto) is an addictive gambling experience, which has just launched on Windows 8. From the UK bookmaker Betfred, this official app opens up access to a wide variety of lotto draws, including the UK, Irish, Euromillios and 49's. Should you be a fan of placing the odd bet or two to see if you've got the lucky charm to win, you may wish to check out Betfred Lotto for your tablet and PC.

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2 years ago

Alcometer for Windows Phone, keeping an eye on your adult beverage intake

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Alcometer is a Windows Phone app that will provide you with a rough estimate of your Blood Alcohol Content.  The results are not guaranteed and should not be used to determine your ability to drive.

Alcometer is a Windows Phone app that will help you monitor your adult beverage intake and give you a general idea on how it is affecting your body.  The app will provide an estimated blood alcohol content based on your alcoholic intake and physical characteristics, along with an approximation for how long it could take you to sober up after indulging in the adult beverages.

The app shouldn't be used to justify sobriety (or roadworthiness as the disclaimer notes) but is an interesting way to keep tabs on your adult beverage intake and the effects it could bring. 

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2 years ago

Angry Birds Go! goes live in the Windows Phone Store after false early start

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It was just four days ago that Rovio, and by extension we, teased you about Angry Birds Go! arriving for Windows Phone 8. The link for the latest and greatest in Angry Birds gaming was leaked and passed around rapidly. But the sinking realization of the app’s inability to connect to Rovio’s servers hit quickly and many were left with just a useless icon on their device.

Tonight (or even early morning for some of you), that tale has come to an end as version 1.0 of a true working version of the game is now live in the Store. That's just shy of under two-weeks after iOS got the game, which isn't too bad for platform parity.

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2 years ago

Report: Nokia Normandy, low-end hardware with forked version of Android

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Do you want a Nokia device running Android? According to The Verge, Nokia has been building it under the code name, Normandy. It runs a forked version of Android on some really low-end hardware similar to what Amazon does with the Kindle Fire.

The Verge’s sources say:

Normandy is designed as an Asha equivalent to push low-cost devices with access to more traditional smartphone apps — something the company has struggled to achieve for its Series 40-powered Asha line.

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2 years ago

Latest 6tag update brings bug fixes and improved security

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2 years ago

Dell Venue 8 Pro wireless keyboard now available with $15-off discount

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If you picked up a Dell Venue 8 Pro 8-inch tablet recently, especially with that Microsoft Store deal yesterday, you may want to consider the Dell Tablet Wireless Keyboard, which appears to be now available. Well, now available to order, as the page says “Usually Ships: 3-5 Weeks”.

Throw in the $15 discount using coupon code QG3G$33HH3QP0? and you can knock the price down from $99 to $85. That is still a bit pricey but it may well be worth it if you live-and-die by the Venue for a daily device.

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2 years ago

LinkedIn gets a rare update to better match the web experience

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If you’re a professional or semiprofessional…something, then you may be a user of LinkedIn and its companion app for Windows Phone. The popular social-networking site for your work history and resume is an important tool for many looking to network with others in their field. It’s like Facebook but without all the annoying baby photos.

Windows Phone users have had a decent LinkedIn app experience for a while now, but the last update was for version 1.5 back in April. Today, version 1.6 is on the Store  and with comes a few new changes to help mirror what you get on the web for features.

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2 years ago

Help rebuild a kingdom with Undersky: The Eternal Saga on Windows Phone 8

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City-builders are those sorts of games that you can literally pour hundreds of hours (and/or dollars) into, whether you have a daily commute or some free time to spare each day. One such title is Undersky: The Eternal Saga, which has just been released on Windows Phone 8. The game, developed by SteamWarShip and published Renatus Media, is slightly different as it offers a strategic combat twist to the familiar gameplay.

Move on past the break for the full read through.

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2 years ago

Despicable Me Minion Rush lands on Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8

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December is shaping up to be a great month for Gameloft fans. Last week, the mobile publishing giant released Dungeon Hunter 4 for Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8. Mobile Windows platforms need all the action-RPGs they can get. Dungeon Hunter is also one of 15 titles that Gameloft announced back in August.

Another one of those titles – perhaps the most highly anticipated one – is Despicable Me: Minion Rush. 3D endless runners are crazy popular, to say nothing of people’s love for the Despicable Me movies. Those folks’ hearts should be a flutter today because Minion Rush is finally available on Windows Phone 8!

This release coincides with the Despicable Me 2 Blu-ray and DVD, which just came out today. The promised Windows 8 version of Minion Rush is also now available. Neither Windows version has Xbox support, which should come as no surprise after Dungeon Hunter 4 and Asphalt 8 released without it.

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2 years ago

Hands-on with Phototastic's free mode for Windows Phone

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Hands-on with Phototastic's free mode for Windows Phone

We reported an update on Phototastic for Windows Phone the other day, but there’s one new feature worth another look. The free mode option is really cool and we think collage makers are going to love it. Instead of the usual grid-based collages, free mode gives you freedom to resize, rotate, and reframe each photo however you want.

Head past the break to watch our hands-on video and walkthrough.

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2 years ago

Paper Snow now available for Windows 8.1, huge snowflakes in the forecast

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Paper Snow is an enjoyable Windows Phone app for making paper snowflakes that taps into your creative spirit.  The developer has now released a Windows 8.1 version of the app so you can make larger snowflakes from your larger screens.

Paper Snow for Windows 8.1 shares the same addictive quality as the Windows Phone version does. The app challenges you to see how creative you can get in designing your snowflakes.  If you found the Windows Phone version of Paper Snow, you will like the Windows 8.1 version just as well.

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