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3 years ago

Tapped comes to Windows Phone, instantly becomes the best Untappd app

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Update 2, 6 PM ET: And just like that, Untappd (company) has pulled the API keys, disabling this app (and their own). More below.

Does this sound like you? Beer drinker, somewhat into social networks, and rocking a Windows Phone? Then you’re going to want to get Tapped for Windows Phone 8. It’s a third-party app for the popular social network built around beer – Untappd. There’s an official app on Windows Phone already, but Tapped fills some gaps and performance issues that the official app suffers from. Let’s check it out.

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3 years ago

All four episodes of "Ryse: Son of Rome" are now available for your gory entertainment

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3 years ago

Vine receives first update on Windows Phone 8, fixes login issues

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3 years ago

The Windows 8.1 Store - improvements and refinements galore

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When it comes to Windows 8 devices, there is no doubt with the unit’s ability to multitask or the ability to be productive and get stuff done. The Achilles heel of the Windows 8 platform at the moment, is its own app store, but as we know, Microsoft has been working hard to deliver key applications like Facebook and Flipboard (coming soon). With the release of Windows 8.1 however, an update was pushed for the app store that makes it easier to navigate and also help you discover some great apps you may have missed.

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3 years ago

Hands on with Nokia Refocus - shoot now, focus later

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Hands on with Nokia Refocus - shoot now, focus later

Nokia Refocus arrived at the Windows Phone Store earlier today for Nokia Lumia devices with PureView Camera. It supports the Nokia Lumia 920, Lumia 925, Lumia 928 and Lumia 1020 (with Amber installed). It lets you capture first and then focus and re-focus later. We just installed it on our Nokia Lumia 1020 and took it on a test drive.

Watch the walkthrough video after the break.

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3 years ago

Army Academy, a mini boot camp for Windows Phone 8 that will keep you busy for hours

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Army Academy is a new Windows Phone 8 adventure from Moxy Games and the developer's first foray with the Windows Phone platform.  Army Academy is a multi-level, running-styled game that has you jumping, swimming and swinging through various boot camp styled courses.

Those courses have a wide range of obstacles and dangers to avoid that include lava pits and electric eels.  Along the way you can collect coins that can be used to purchase power-ups and as you progress through the levels, you can advance in rank.

Moxy Games has a nice portfolio of titles over on the Android and iOS platforms. First impressions are impressive with Army Academy and hopefully more games will be coming our way from Moxy Games.

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3 years ago

Design a Gamerpic for Xbox One and have it featured on Xbox Live as you win a new controller

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It was back in October that we really got a first good look at how the new Friends App on Xbox One will look. This is the place on your Xbox that you’ll be able to browse the profiles of all your friends on Xbox Live. You can view their stats, achievements, current activity, Gamerpic, and more. Speaking of their gamer pic, those are now in full HD and look gorgeous with the new UI on Xbox One. You can become part of history and design a Gamerpic for Xbox One today. Details below.

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3 years ago

Nokia confirms Bluetooth 4.0 LE coming to ‘full WP8 Lumia range’ with Black update

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For Bluetooth and accessory fans, one big hole in the Windows Phone platform has been the lack of Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy (LE) support (although Android lags here too). The Bluetooth LE standard allows newer hardware to connect using less energy for transmission, saving battery and allowing continuous background syncing. The most common example today is for Fitbit, which can sync to the iPhone constantly, keeping users abreast of their fitness status.

Recently, Nokia updated the 520, 620, 625, and 720 with the 'Amber' update and that firmware brought with it support for Bluetooth 4.0—so not all is lost. That update allowed the Adidas miCoach app to work with their heart rate monitor accessory. However, for those with the more premium 82x, 92x and 1020 devices, the question was when would we get the update?

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3 years ago

Facebook for Windows 8 updated, but loses an important feature

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3 years ago

Black Friday Deal: Surface RT 32 GB at Best Buy for $199 (US Only)

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3 years ago

Lenovo IdeaTab Miix2 – Unboxing and impressions of the 8-inch tablet

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Lenovo's new Miix2 ($299) tablet is now available and here's what its' like

Last week we showed you the Venue 8 Pro, Dell’s first foray into the 8-inch tablet world running Windows 8.1. This week, we have Lenovo’s answer: the Miix2. Available at Amazon and costing $299 with 32GB of internal storage (64 GB optional available), these two devices have more in common than differences. Still, there are a few variances worth noting.

Head past the break for our unboxing and quick video tour of Lenovo’s 8-inch competitor. Want to see it against the Dell? Stay tuned as we’re testing them out now.

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3 years ago

Office 365 keeps on growing – lands in another 17 markets with 4 more languages

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3 years ago

Save $100 or more on the Lumia 1520 with AT&T's new trade-in program

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AT&T has today announced a new trade in program for select new hardware, including the Lumia 1520 from Nokia. Starting today, you'll be able to trade in a qualified smartphone at your local AT&T store to receive at least $100 off Nokia's "phablet." The Windows Phone will still require a two-year contract, but at least you're slashing something off the initial cost, which would set you back $199.

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3 years ago

Party with Deadmau5 in LA and Macklemore in NYC to kick off the Xbox One launch

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The Xbox One is launching in just 8 days. It’s shaping up to be a device that’s in position to transform your living room and become the center of entertainment for all your content in the Microsoft ecosystem. You’re also getting the chance to see Macklemore or Deadmau5 if you’re lucky enough to be in either Los Angeles or New York for launch events. Details below.

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3 years ago

Nightmares from the Deep: The Cursed Heart - Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8 Review

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During our coverage of Casual Connect a few months back, we interviewed Polish developer Artifex Mundi about some of their adventure titles. I also promised to start reviewing those titles, and now it’s time to do just that.

First up is our review of Nightmares from the Deep: the Cursed Heart for Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8. Cursed Heart is the first game in the Nightmares from the Deep series of hidden object puzzle adventure games (HOPA). With a mix of gameplay styles and plenty of ghostly pirate adventure, Cursed Heart is a great introduction to Artifex Mundi’s games. Read on for our full review!

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