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3 years ago

Three Nokia-exclusive games, Bejeweled Live+, Zuma's Revenge, and iBomber Defense, now available for everyone

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3 years ago

Angry Birds Classic for Windows Phone 8 adds 'Red’s Mighty Feathers' episode in latest update

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It looks like Rovio is getting on the ball with delivering Angry Birds updates as the original version for Windows Phone 8 got bumped to version 3.2 today and this isn’t just bug fixes, folks, it’s new stuff.

The fresh update adds the Red’s Mighty Feathers episode, which ought to bring 15 new levels to Windows Phone 8 (assuming it’s getting feature parity with other platforms).

So what is Red’s Mighty Feathers episode? Glad you asked.

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3 years ago

1 Minute Survey: How many times per day do you use your phone for the "basics"?

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We're in the process of cooking up another sweet Talk Mobile infographic (this one based on our social and communications week) and in doing so we need to reach out to the community with one more big question.

Specifically, we're looking at how many times per day you use your phone to do the basics... send a message or email, check what time it is, add an appointment to your calendar, etc. Easy stuff.

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3 years ago

Noreve Saint-Tropez high quality leather case for Nokia Lumia 1020 in-stock this week

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Although we’ve covered a few cases and shells for the Nokia Lumia 1020, some of you high rollers are holding out for something a bit more premium.  In that case, the Noreve leather case is probably up your alley as it runs for $66 (49.99€).

The “hand crafted” leather cases certainly look high quality enough and feature a flip cover to protect the 1020’s display while also giving the case a hint of elegance. You can order the case “naked” or with belt clip fasteners to keep the 1020 by your side at all times.

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3 years ago

Microsoft unveils the Xbox One self-publishing game program for developers

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Microsoft has unveiled its digital self-publishing indie developer program for the Xbox One, essentially enabling developers to self-publish their work for consumers to enjoy on their consoles. The program is titled Independent Developers @ Xbox (ID@Xbox - www.xbox.com/id) and the company promises a smooth experience regarding actual development, distribution and discovery of titles on the Xbox One digital store. Registration has opened today.

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3 years ago

Nokia's latest ad shows how the Lumia 925 can help you remember the night before

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Nokia has published the above advertisement to attract those party animals who simply cannot remember the night before and require photos to trace back steps to figure out exactly what occurred. Unfortunately, if your smartphone camera isn't great with night shots you're going to be literally left in the dark when trying to see view the device captured.

This isn't the case with OIS (optical image stabilisation) in high-end Lumia Windows Phones like the Lumia 925. Just like we saw with the previous advertisement, Nokia is going aggressive against competitor products after the sun sets.

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3 years ago

Water Rings, bringing a classic kid's game to Windows Phone 8

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Water Rings is a Windows Phone 8 game that is modeled after the childhood water game, just without the need to fill things up with water.  Just like the child's game, the goal with Water Rings is to float a series of rings through water and land them on pegs.

Water Rings adds spiffy graphics and sound effects to an entertaining casual game for your Windows Phone.  Water Rings may not appeal to everyone but it's not a bad game to pass short bits of time. It's also a great gaming title to have in the Kid's Corner for our younger audience.

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3 years ago

Nokia Lumia 925 strutting one's stuff in latest Enrique Iglesias music video

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The Nokia Lumia 925 has been featured in the latest music video from Enrique Iglesias, "Turn The Night Up." The Windows Phone first appears at the 00:18 marker and can be spotted throughout the rather interesting video, including use of the default camera app.

Nokia has been aggressive when it comes to product placement and Lumia marketing in the media. The Man of Steel movie is a perfect example of this. It's positive to see the manufacturer getting its latest flagships included.

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3 years ago

Microsoft highlights games in latest Xbox One marketing push

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The public relations strategy (or lack thereof) that Microsoft has been using since announcing the Xbox One has been questionable at best. The Xbox team has taken a staggered, slow rollout of news surrounding the Xbox One with details coming out slowly piece-by-piece at different events. They’ve back pedaled on a few issues and just can’t seem to catch a break. But they’ve slowly been turning around their slow start with the Xbox One. Their latest push is putting the emphasis back on games.

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3 years ago

Official OnStar RemoteLink app for Windows Phone now available, lets you start your car and check oil levels

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3 years ago

6tagram renamed to 6tag as Instagram cracks down on connected apps using “Insta” And “Gram”

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Although Rudy Huyn’s upcoming Instagram app 6tagram will most likely make it to the Windows Phone Store intact, it won’t with that name. As we covered earlier, Instagram asked for final approval of the app to make sure it wasn’t violating their trademark (though they are evidently looking the other way on the API issue) and tonight they have exercised that privilege.

As a result, 6tagram will be renamed to 6tag for final release and it has been submitted under that new moniker.

The news comes from Huyn, who noted that Instagram requested the change before final submission to the Store. As a result, Huyn came up with six potential name replacements including 6pix, 6pics, 6frames, 6degrees, 6shot, 6social but later reduced the choice to 6tag and 6tamatic. The options were put to a poll and while 6tamatic clearly won (66% versus 33%), it looks like 6tag was the preferred choice by the developer.

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3 years ago

One of the best YouTube apps on Windows Phone, myTube, gets updated, adds auto-play for playlists and more

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While Microsoft and Google fight it out over an official YouTube app on Windows Phone we’ll keep enjoying myTube and Metrotube. When you ask someone in the community which YouTube app they like the best you’ll constantly see Metrotube and myTube vying for the top spot.

Which is the best? That’s hard to say since they both set the bar and it ultimately comes down to your own personal preferences. However, the latest update for myTube continues to tip the scale in its favor. Let’s check it out.

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3 years ago

Windows Phone App Studio has over 50,000 active projects, adds new features

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Nearly two weeks ago Microsoft released App Studio for Windows Phone enthusiasts and potential developers. The web tool allows users to create fairly basic apps for Windows Phone without much prior development knowledge. Today the team announced that App Studio has over 50,000 active projects alongside new features. Let’s check them out.

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3 years ago

Animal Park Tycoon and Yeti on Furry headed to Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8

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Yesterday we brought you a look at Advanced Mobile Applications’ Hills of Glory 3D and the upcoming Windows Phone 8 version of Babel Rising 3D. AMA, you’ll remember is a sister studio of Ubisoft. They’ve worked with a number of gaming franchises, including the Android version of Townsmen (coming to Windows Phone from Handy Games).

Today we conclude our Casual Connect USA coverage for the year with first looks at two more upcoming games from AMA: Animal Park Tycoon and Yeti on Furry (formerly called Yeti Rising). Both games are due out on Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8 later this year.

Head past the break for the full hands on video and more details!

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3 years ago

Despite presumptions otherwise, the Nokia Lumia 1020 is selling at least as well as the Lumia 928

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If there is one controversial area in regards to the stellar Nokia Lumia 1020, it would be its price. In the face of deals elsewhere like on Amazon.com, the $299 contract price is traditionally higher than most flagship devices in 2013. At least that’s the perception, even if erroneous. It’s a bit dishonest when tech sites focus on that subject since the AT&T 32GB iPhone 5 sells for the same $299 (and the 32GB Galaxy S4 runs for $249).

Last we checked, neither come with a groundbreaking 41MP camera.

Some could argue that the Lumia 1020 has no right to command the same price as the iPhone 5, but that seems a little pretentious for our tastes. Still, there’s a feeling in the air that the Lumia 1020 is not selling well or making much of an impact.

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