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3 years ago

ZBand - The Windows Phone compatible silent alarm clock accessory

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ZBand (www.zband.biz) is a silent alarm wristband that's compatible with Windows Phone, Windows 8 and Android. The device is an interesting accessory as it connects and synchronises with a Windows Phone 8 smartphone running the ZBand app - there's no need for a PC or web service. So what does the wristband do? It essentially acts as a silent alarm clock, replacing that pesky mobile phone ringtone.

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3 years ago

Microsoft Xbox One Controller and Headset now available for preorder

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3 years ago

Microsoft to bring high-speed and affordable internet to South Africa

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3 years ago

Hipstamatic Oggl and Oggl Pro get quick bug fixes for Windows Phone

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If you tried the recently released Oggl photo app (for all Windows Phone 8 devices) or Oggl PRO (Nokia Lumia 1020), you may have had some mixed results from posting your creations. For instance, we noticed when we’d dual post to Instagram and Twitter, the Twitter submission would only have an Oggl link but omit our accompanying written text. Others have reported login in problems, failed submissions and an overall “meh” experience.

Luckily, Hipstamatic’s Oggl apps appear to be on the fast track for bug fixes and feature additions.  Version 1.0.0.2 for the regular Oggl app is now live and version 1.0.0.2 for the PRO variation. No changelog for either, which is a downer.

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3 years ago

Xbox Live Gold "Day One" membership up for preorder - includes free digital game

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It is clear that Microsoft intends to go all out for its Xbox One launch day; the company’s “Day One” edition of its console with special limited edition controller and achievement token has already sold out at various retailers including Amazon and Best Buy. Now, the company is introducing preorders for a “Day One” edition of Xbox Live Gold.

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3 years ago

Lost your keys? Nokia plans to help prevent you doing so again with Bluetooth Treasure Tags

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Nokia is looking to launch a proximity sensor accessory for Lumia Windows Phones, according to sources familiar with company plans. The Verge reports that Nokia will release a "Treasure Tag" that will combine Bluetooth 4.0 and NFC to track items of possession from a Windows Phone. The tag will pair with a smartphone through NFC and can then be attached to keys, etc. with a supplied loop strap. 

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3 years ago

Scoopt launches first on Windows Phone; a beautiful experience for fashion followers

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Scoopt is finally here. But what exactly am I talking about?

If you're a massive fan of fashion and enjoy keeping up-to-date with the latest and greatest pieces of kit, you'll definitely want to check out this new app. Scoopt targets UK consumers and is essentially a fashion magazine for Windows Phone, but with an added twist that you can actually purchase products. What's more is that the team behind the app has exclusively launched on Windows Phone, with iOS and Android apps on the way.

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3 years ago

Piezoelectric, a Windows Phone platformer game with potential

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Piezoelectric is a fairly straight forward platform game for our Windows Phone.  You guide your player through a maze of platforms, dodging various dangers and fatal falls to find the exit that will take you to the next level.  

Graphics are simple, game play a little frustrating but the game has potential.Piezoelectric.  The game just needs a little fine tuning.

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3 years ago

Nokia Amber update previewed on Lumia 920, said to be nearing release

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The Nokia Amber update for Lumia hardware is already loaded on new Lumia 925 and Lumia 1020 units. The update is expected to hit other Lumia Windows Phones soon, but before then we've been teased at a pre-release build running on a Lumia 920. If you're out the loop and are still eagerly awaiting to have the update installed on your Nokia Windows Phone, be sure to head on past the break to check out what's new. 

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3 years ago

Deal Alert: Nokia Purity Pro BH-940 wireless headset discounted by $100

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We’ve been itching to get a pair of the Nokia Purity Pro wireless headphones for some time now. The over-the-ear design plus active noise cancelling feature always sounded awesome, but the $349 price tag gave us pause.

Luckily, right now on Amazon.com, you can pick up the Purity Pros in either black or white for over $100 off (unfortunately red and yellow are still at the high price). Specifically the black model is discounted to $249 and the white model is a cheaper $223 ($125 savings). That’s not a bad deal or at least, it’s a significant drop from the full retail price.

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3 years ago

Battery Performance makes keeping tabs on your Windows Phone look good

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Much like screen protectors, we’re not big users of battery apps. Or rather, we found that they were more navel gazing than providing anything truly useful. That’s because battery life on Windows Phone is pretty reliable, where we often don’t have to think about it.

Still, we know these are popular with quite a few of you, so when Battery Performance came to our attention, we figured we’d take a look.

Battery Performance ($1.99) is admittedly one of the nicest looking battery apps for Windows Phone, at least from our limited exposure. It comes with most features we would perceive as being important for keeping you aware of your phone’s status and it does so in an elegant way.

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3 years ago

NFC Ring Kickstarter project nears goal for a Windows Phone app; are you in?

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Kickstarter projects are certainly all the rage in 2013 and increasingly we’re seeing Windows Phone being considered in the funding and development stages of some of these ventures. Case in point, the NFC Ring (nfcring.com). We’re big advocates of wearable technology and believe it’s the next big thing to take off in the next few years, so the NFC Ring makes sense to us.

The ring itself is designed to “unlock doors, mobile phones, transfer information and link people” and since it is NFC, it’s merely an elegant looking ring with no wires, battery or fuss. The ring has two NFC inlays, public and private, allowing you to divvy up what is shared. For instance, you could pick up an NFC door unlock tool and use that for one side and on the other, share your contact information just by tapping someone’s phone (if you have ever used an NFC business card, you’ll know how awesome this can be).

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3 years ago

Popular Zombie Windows Phone card game, Shelter to be made free on July 29

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Shelter is a popular zombie card game for Windows Phone, dragging players into the depths of immersion and enjoyment. We're able to relay some good news today, particularly if you do not currently own this beautiful title. The developer has got in touch to reveal that the game will be available for free (usual price is $1.99) tomorrow in collaboration with MyAppFree.

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3 years ago

New AT&T Nokia Lumia 1020 ad highlights the "zoom later" feature

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There's a new AT&T Nokia Lumia 1020 commercial making the rounds that highlights the Lumia 1020's "zoom later" camera feature.

The thirty second spot demonstrates how the Nokia Pro Cam app on the Lumia 1020 can capture an image in full resolution and let you zoom in to your shot after you’ve taken it. Then rotate, re-frame, crop and share new images as many times as you want.

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3 years ago

Quick Review: Moshi iVisor AG screen protector for the Nokia Lumia 1020

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Confession: we rarely, if ever, use screen protectors. We prefer the tried and true “just be careful with it” approach with our smartphones but the Lumia 1020 has us thinking differently. That’s because we all know the Lumia 1020 costs a bit more and perhaps we’ll want to take extra steps to protect it.

We picked up the Moshi iVisor AG screen protector from our local AT&T store and figured we’d give it a try.

What’d we think? Head past the break for some images and a video tour.

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