Articles by Mark Guim

NBC Sports Live Extra
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by Mark Guim
Sep 29, 2014

When the World Cup ended, I became highly interested in watching more football (soccer) games. Friends who follow football more than me said I have to check out the English Premier League (premierleague.com). I'm in luck because NBC here in the United States has acquired rights to...

Knock Knock
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by Mark Guim
Sep 28, 2014

If you don't like scary movies, this game is probably not for you. Knock-Knock (knock.ice-pick.com) started from Kickstarter, and then made its way to desktop and mobile devices. You play as an insomniac Lodger that basically needs to survive until the sun comes out. I have to admit...

King of Dragon Pass
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by Mark Guim
Sep 27, 2014

King of Dragon Pass (a-sharp.com/kodp) is now on Windows Phone. Originally a computer game published in 1999, it was updated for iOS in 2011, and then ported to Android just a month ago. Now, Windows Phone gamers can start playing it too. If you prefer graphically intensive games, this...

Nokia metal
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by Mark Guim
Sep 26, 2014

Lumia devices feature colorful polycarbonate materials that give them a distinct look. Some devices have integrated the use of metal, like the frames on Lumia 925, Lumia 930, Lumia Icon, and Lumia 830, but no Lumia devices currently feature a unibody metallic design. Some people in the...

Paper Plane!
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by Mark Guim
Sep 25, 2014

If you like games that make you want to throw your phone out the window, we found another one for you. It reminds us a little bit of Flappy Bird, but we assure you, it's different. 'Paper Plane!' is a difficult game with the simple goal of avoiding incoming platforms as your plane flies...

iPhone 6 Plus vs Lumia Icon
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by Mark Guim
Sep 25, 2014

If you ask an Apple store employee for the difference between an iPhone 6 Plus and an iPhone 6, you can expect to hear that the 6 Plus has a bigger screen, but there's one more thing they'll most likely mention. The iPhone 6 Plus a better camera. That's because Apple has finally...

Yelo TV
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by Mark Guim
Sep 24, 2014

A few months ago, we told you that the Belgium-based cable TV operator, Telenet, was offering beta access for their Yelo TV app on Windows Phone. If you're one of their customers, you can now download the final and public version. It just been released as a universal Windows app, so you...

Souq
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by Mark Guim
Sep 23, 2014

Souq.com, often tagged as the "Amazon of the Middle East," has just released their official app for Windows Phone. They offer more than 400,000 products across categories such as consumer electronics, fashion, household goods, watches or perfumes. Souq gets over 23 million visits per...

Lumia 1520 vs iPhone 6 Plus
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by Mark Guim
Sep 22, 2014

It's hard not to compare the recently launched iPhone 6 Plus to Nokia's phablet, the Lumia 1520. Last week we showed you a size comparison. Today, let's have a camera comparison.

The Lumia 1520 features a 20-megapixel camera with f/2.4 Zeiss lens. The iPhone 6 Plus has an 8-...

6tag
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by Mark Guim
Sep 20, 2014

Earlier on Friday, popular third-party Instagram app, 6tag, stopped working. Don't worry, because a fix has just been released. Just make sure to get the latest version of 6tag from the Windows Phone Store. Superstar developer, Rudy Huyn, said Instagram has changed some value format in...

Lumia 1520 vs iPhone 6 Plus
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by Mark Guim
Sep 19, 2014

If you haven't heard by now, the iPhone 6 Plus came out today along with the iPhone 6. Windows Phone fans are probably wondering how Apple's new phablet compares with Nokia's own phablet, the Lumia 1520. We'll have an overall comparison ready for next week, but first let's compare their...

FIFA 15
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by Mark Guim
Sep 18, 2014

FIFA 15, the latest edition to one of the best-selling sports video game franchise in the world, is now available for trial on Xbox One for EA Access members. Unlike the demo version, which was released just over a week ago, this is the full game. The catch here is that EA Access...

Allryder
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by Mark Guim
Sep 18, 2014

Whether you want to use a bicycle, public transportation, or car sharing services, Allryder (allryder.com) helps you discover and compare the transit options. Previously only available for iOS and Android, the official app is now available for Windows Phone users too. See live...

Sok and Sao's Adventure
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by Mark Guim
Sep 15, 2014

When there's a bug crawling near you, do you freak out? Sok and Sao act the complete opposite. They shoot water, fire, crystals, poison, lightning, and even grenades towards them. It's for a good reason, though. Sok and Sao are out to save the world from Dengue fever by destroying Aedes...

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by Mark Guim
Sep 12, 2014

EA Sports has just published on YouTube the official TV commercial for FIFA 15. It is epic. Running just over 2 minutes, it shows multiple gamers playing FIFA 15. They're so tuned in that they actually feel like they're inside the game. They can feel the grabbing, pushing, and even the nasty...

Clique
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by Mark Guim
Sep 12, 2014

There is no official Meetup (meetup.com) application for Windows Phone, but there's a cool third-party app you might want to check out called Clique. The app makes it easy for anyone to find and join thousands of local groups around the world. You can browse and search for groups to get...

Lumia 830 upgrade
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by Mark Guim
Sep 11, 2014

Current Lumia 920 owners from the WPCentral forums are wondering if their next phone should be the Lumia 830. What do you think? For example, Fade_z is looking for a good follow-up to the 920 and thinks the Lumia 830 is the perfect match so far.

There are several...

FIFA 15
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by Mark Guim
Sep 09, 2014

Heads up! The FIFA 15 downloadable demo is now available for Xbox One. If you have the Xbox One SmartGlass app on your Windows Phone device, fire it up, search for the demo and start the download. It will automatically install on your Xbox One if it is on or is set to instant on. I've...

Daddy Was a Thief
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by Mark Guim
Sep 08, 2014

Released over a year ago on Android and iOS, the game 'Daddy Was A Thief' is now available for Windows Phone too. Since it is a universal app, you can also play it on your Windows tablet or PC. This is not another endless runner game. It's actually an endless faller. The goal is to keep...

Moment Capture Lumia Camera
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by Mark Guim
Sep 08, 2014

We showed you what's new with Lumia Camera and a closer look at its awesome Rich Capture feature, but there's another feature worth getting excited about. Microsoft is calling it Moment Capture. Basically, a long press of the camera button starts 4K-quality video recording at 24 frames...