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3 years ago

Folders finally coming to Windows Phone through Nokia’s Lumia Black update

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Details coming later on Nokia's latest user-requested feature for Windows Phone 8

Earlier today we covered some details on the Nokia’s Lumia Black update that is beginning to rollout in China and other countries around the globe. We now have more details on new features within Lumia Black and the availability of the rollout. Information ahoy!

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3 years ago

Microsoft takes the top spot in a brand survey by Forrester Research

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While several marketing gurus hail Apple as an iconic brand across domains, Microsoft came out on top in a brand survey conducted by Forrester Research. Microsoft emerged as the winner, with Apple in second, Sony in third, and Samsung in fourth place.

The results are based on a brand survey where more than 4,500 U.S. adults were polled in August 2013. Forrester applied its TRUE methodology - which it uses to measure brand strength in several vertical markets - to 10 consumer technology firms it selected, including Microsoft, Apple, Sony, Samsung, Hewlett-Packard, and Dell.

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3 years ago

Gigabyte unleashes the beast with its super thin Aorus X7 gaming laptop

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When it comes to PC gaming, laptops tend to be chunky and heavy machines that are nothing near portable. While we have seen competitors try to battle Dell’s Alienware subsidy with thinner machines, such as Razer’s Blade notebook, nothing can seem to hit the right balance of power, portability, and price. Gigabyte intends to help change that with their latest gaming machine, the Aorus X7.

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3 years ago

Wireless Power Consortium announces new magnetic, backwards compatible wireless charging system at CES

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The Wireless Power Consortium (WPC), a collaborative effort of more than 180 companies, is the brand behind the Qi wireless charging standard we've enjoyed on Nokia Lumia Windows Phones since the Lumia 920. Today, the consortium announced a new resonant wireless charging system, which will be demonstrated this week at CES.

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3 years ago

Nokia begins global Lumia Black update roll out; kicks things off in China

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3 years ago

Chaos Rings leads a game-filled week of Windows Phone Red Stripe Deals

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Hey all you penny-pinchers who decry the high prices that Square-Enix charges for its mobile role-playing games. This is your week. Thanks to the magic of the Xbox Red Stripe Deal, Chaos Rings, a game that has never gone on sale before, is now half off! $4.99 is certainly more palatable than $9.99, especially for one of the finest mobile RPGs in existence and single best games on Windows Phone.

The Red Stripe Deals continue to include six discounted games or apps per week in 2014 as opposed to last year’s three. This week’s haul consists mostly of games, with only a single app – Ipnos Software’s Relax Melodies Premium – on sale for 99 cents. The non-Xbox sale games include Chimpact from Yipee! Entertainment for 99 cents, Curling 3D from MaxNick (makers of Spider Jack) for $2.49, Iron Fist Boxing from Realtech VR for $1.49, and Shelter from Survivalist Games for 99 cents.

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3 years ago

Monk is a brilliant music app for Windows Phone, and on discount this week

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3 years ago

Popular and addictive game Yatzy goes free with myAppFree for 24 hours

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Are you a fan of dice games? If so, you've probably heard of Yatzy for Windows Phone. The game boasts three game modes as well as multi-tabling support for up to 4 games at any given time. Also available on iOS, the Windows Phone counterpart is racking up positive reviews and downloads. Partnering with myAppFree, the developer has made Yatzy available for free through the next 24 hours.

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3 years ago

EE to introduce 4G in the Channel Tunnel to help keep you connected

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3 years ago

Beered!, a sudsy database for your Windows Phone

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Beered!, a sudsy database for your Windows Phone

Are you a beer connoisseur?  If so, take a gander at the Windows Phone app Beered!  The app has over twenty-five thousand beers in its database along with over four thousand seven hundred breweries.

Beered! allows you to tag a beer as a favorite, add a beer to the database and edit existing listings.  Beered! is a nicely laid out Windows Phone app to help you find a beer and keep track of the beers and breweries you have sampled.

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3 years ago

CES Day 2 round-up: T-Mobile, WWE, and iPhone tasers

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It's only the second day of CES, but things didn't slow down in the slightest. Between everything happening on the #CESlive stage and the ongoing insanity of the show floor, day 2 of CES 2014 was, for lack of a better term, insane. Kevin checked out the BlackBerry-aping Typo keyboard for iPhone, John Legere insulted the competition, WWE dumped everything they've got on the web, and Georgia tasered herself — along with much much more.

3 years ago

HP shows off the Z1 all-in-one computer at #CESLive!

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HP’s Mike Diehl sat down with us at #CESLive to show off the new HP Z1 G2 all-in-one computer.  The second-generation computer has Thunderbolt 2 and a 27” multi-touch screen.

The Z1 earned a Geek Beat Editor’s Choice award and while it may not be very pocketable like our Windows Phone, the Z1 does make a cool first impression.  The design really shines in how easily the Z1 can be serviced with its tool-less design.  Cost for the Z1 G2 is in the neighborhood of $1,999.

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3 years ago

Deal Alert: Nokia DT-900 wireless charging plate on sale for just $25

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3 years ago

Alan Mulally dispells rumors of possible move from Ford to take Microsoft's CEO position

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Microsoft's Steve Ballmer won't be heading up the company for much longer, leaving his post later this year. The company is currently looking for a replacement and rumours have pointed the finger at numerous potential candidates, including both Stephen Elop at Nokia and Ford's Alan Mulally.

Mulally has previously denied any plans to move to Microsoft and once again the Ford CEO shoots down any reports he may be leaving Ford for Redmond's CEO position in an interview with Associated Press.

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3 years ago

Nokia: 2013 was about getting the apps, 2014 will be about making them great

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Our CES interview with Nokia on developer goals this year

2013 will go down as a watershed year for Windows Phone. High profile devices like the Lumia 1020 garnered massive press attention while the super affordable Lumia 520 actually drove Windows Phone adoption. Starting in the last quarter, a new push for must-have apps was launched through the efforts of Microsoft and Nokia. Apps like Instagram and even a renewed WhatsApp became staples of the platform.

Here at CES, Windows Phone has a lighter presence this time around. No new phones are being announced and Microsoft is holding back news until Build later this spring. But that doesn’t mean Microsoft and Nokia aren’t present and we’re sitting down with both of them today.

First up is Bryan Biniak, Global Vice President & General Manager at Nokia. We spoke with him this morning about developer challenges with Windows Phone heading into 2014.

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