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3 years ago

Disney to bring back Mickey Mouse with mobile game and cartoons

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Disney is finding a new lease of life for its Mickey Mouse intellectual property with a mobile game and cartoon shorts series that will go head-to-head with the likes of Angry Birds and Talking Friends to win the hearts of children. The company will be targeting Android, iOS and Windows Phone. The latter being a perfect solution with the Kid's Corner, enabling parents to restrict what their children can access but offer Mickey Mouse content.

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3 years ago

Oh Clock, an alarming app with voice commands

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Oh Clock is a Windows Phone app that is a collection of time management tools that includes alarms, a stopwatch, and a countdown timer. To help make setting an alarm or starting the stopwatch/timer easier, you can use voice commands with the Windows Phone 8 version.

Oh Clock doesn't have many bells and whistle but does provide a user friendly interface the covers your time management needs rather pleasantly.

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3 years ago

White Nokia Lumia EOS shows up online in new leaked image

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News flash. Nokia is making a Windows Phone that is going to be packing a camera with something like 41MP. That’s bonkers and we’re getting more and more proof of the existence of this upcoming, groundbreaking phone. We were recently invited to a press event in NYC on July 11th where we suspect and expect to officially learn all about the Lumia “EOS”. But until then we keep getting leaks here and there about the phone.

Today is no different.

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3 years ago

25 portable charging stations coming to NYC to help juice you and your phone

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3 years ago

Talk.to Messenger, a free Google Talk client, updated with lockscreen support and doodling

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The popular Talk.to Messenger app for Windows Phone has been updated with some interesting features and is a great solution if you use Google Talk on the go.

If you're into the app and service to keep in touch with contacts, you'll love some of the new features in this latest release. We're looking at lockscreen support in a freely available solution. Talk.to Messenger can now tap into one of five notification spots on the main locksreen and display a counter. Simple but effective.

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3 years ago

The Windows Phone news reader Feed Me is experiencing technical difficulties

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Feed Me is a fantastic RSS Reader for our Windows Phones. But recently the app ran into a few technical difficulties with the NewsBlur feed.

As we understand it, NewsBlur changed its API which has in turn caused a few headaches. The developer has let us know they are feverishly working on an update that will right the ship. They are hoping to have a fix in place by the end of the week.

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3 years ago

Microsoft updates their social network, So.cl – a few of us notice

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If you have never heard of Microsoft’s social network, So.cl, we aren’t surprised. The service launched back in December 2011 and was a private beta for students of the University of Washington, Syracuse University, and New York University. Currently, the site is open to all users, but Microsoft keeps So.cl on the down low.

So.cl is a truly unique experience which tries to mix Bing with social networking. The site can be described as a mixture between pinterest and tumblr; it is currently being run by Microsoft’s research division.

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3 years ago

Huawei gets brazen, says it would buy Nokia, finds Windows Phone too expensive [Update]

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File this under “Did they just say that?”

In an interview with the Financial Times, Richard Yu, chairman of Huawei's consumer business group, said that the company would be open to buying Nokia to boost their smartphone sales, especially in non-Asian markets where the Chinese OEM is still facing some challenges.

Cnet interprets some of Yu's comments as suggesting that if Huawei were to buy Nokia, Windows Phone itself may be up for reconsideration. The reason is price: Windows Phone still has a license fee, whereas Android is "free". We're not confident that Huawei would do such a thing, even if they were to buy Nokia, but it's clear they don't have much faith in the Microsoft OS either.

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3 years ago

Microsoft launches new advertising strategy – you might just click on it

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A team at Microsoft advertising set out last year to create “a series of new and truly unique ad experiences.”

Today, they are finished and are presenting prototypes from their journey. Five iconic brands including All Saints Clothing, Mercedes-Benz USA, Vans Shoes, MasterCard, and Dell are ready to strut their stuff. Let’s take a look at some of the ads Microsoft has been working on.

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3 years ago

Sneak Peek: ✿+☮=❥, bringing the ultimate Liquid Daffodil experience to your Windows Phone

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Liquid Daffodil should be a name many of you know by now. They’re one of the more pervasive and popular developers for Windows Phone, having made such unique apps as glƏƏk!, Add to Contacts, flyby! and JamTiles, to name just a few.

When a developer creates so many apps and values customer feedback as much as Liquid Daffodil, sometimes the Windows Phone Store just doesn’t cut it, hence the creation of the forthcoming ✿+☮=❥. By the way, we can just call that app ‘Liquify’, which is the name users can search for in the Store (or by the developers name, of course).

So what is this mysterious app? Check out our video preview after the break...

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3 years ago

Samsung updates Photo Editor and RSS Times for Windows Phone

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3 years ago

The Elder Scrolls Online MMORPG headed to Xbox One along with the new Wolfenstein

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Yesterday we previewed Bethesda’s The Evil Within, a gruesomely atmospheric survival horror game coming to Xbox One and Xbox 360 in 2014. As it turns out, publishing giant Bethesda has two more titles in store for the Xbox One. In the fourth quarter of this year they’ll release Wolfenstein: The New Order for both the One and Xbox 360. Then in spring 2014 the eagerly anticipated The Elder Scrolls Online comes along.

We saw and played both games at E3 2013 last week. I can safely say that fans of each series will NOT be disappointed with either installment. Read on for previews and the latest trailers!

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3 years ago

Nokia Storage Check gets some bug fixes in latest update

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3 years ago

Nokia RM-941 passes through FCC with AT&T bands, WVGA resolution - Lumia 625?

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After we've seen the RM-877 (possibly the highly anticipated EOS) pass through FCC, the RM-941 has since followed through. The Nokia device passed through with support for AT&T's GSM 850 and 1900 bands and will feature a WVGA display. While we're not seeing LTE capabilities in the US, such frequencies are believed to be included outside these two regions. 

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3 years ago

Racing to the app grave: the dead, the zombies, and the parasites - Talk Mobile

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Your finger hovers over the download button in your smartphone's app store. Maybe it’s free, maybe it’s not. Even if it costs only 99 cents, you spend four times that much at Starbucks every day. Yet you hesitate, haunted by the memories of that app you downloaded a few years ago, fell in love with, and then watched as the servers shut down and the app was abandoned and left to wither and die on your launcher.

And that sometimes makes us hesitant to hand over money, even a dollar, for apps that a developer spent weeks, if not months or years, building. It makes us consider if paying up front for apps and services is the way to go, or to minimize risks by going with free-as-in-ad-supported apps instead, or to try and give developers more money through in-app purchases or subscriptions in hopes that maybe that will help keep them around.

It makes us wonder -- can we depend on our apps? Can we count on them to be there for us when we need them? And which ones?

Let's get the conversation started!

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