Articles by Rich Edmonds

Lumia Cyan
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by Rich Edmonds
Jul 31, 2014

Should you still be rocking the Windows Phone 8.1 Developer Preview and are looking to downgrade the operating system to get the full public release and Lumia Cyan, you won't have to carry out this task if you're able to hold on for another week. According to Joe Belfiore on Twitter,...

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by Rich Edmonds
Jul 31, 2014

Thomas Nigro has shared some details covering the VLC app for Windows (and Windows Phone) on his personal blog. The developer notes how it has been decided for the team to drop supported for Windows 8 (and keep building for Windows 8.1), really focusing on optimization and getting...

Sprint
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by Rich Edmonds
Jul 30, 2014

Sprint today released its earnings report for the first fiscal quarter of 2014, detailing a net income of $23 million, the best result in over seven years. The US mobile operator also confirmed that 3G network maintenance was largely complete, while LTE coverage expands to cover...

Lumia 930
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by Rich Edmonds
Jul 30, 2014

Microsoft revealed what will be included in Update 1 for Windows Phone 8.1 earlier this morning and we're interested to hear your thoughts on features expected to make their way to Windows Phone. We're talking about Live Folders, Xbox Music improvements, Apps Corner and more.

NOW TV
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by Rich Edmonds
Jul 30, 2014

Sky has announced on the official NOW TV blog that support for its online service on the Xbox One console has been rolled out. Not only is Microsoft's console the home of gaming entertainment with Xbox Live, but there's also sweet integration with set-top boxes, services and more to...

Facebook Beta
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by Rich Edmonds
Jul 30, 2014

"It seems faster" doesn't quite cut it for every update that hits the store with no change log. This includes Facebook Beta, which has just been bumped to version 8.3.0.5 (up from 8.3.0.4). Unfortunately, Microsoft has failed to provide a list of changes included in the release an thus...

Device Hub
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by Rich Edmonds
Jul 29, 2014

Microsoft has today concluded the Nokia Device Hub and Storage Check beta programs, which allowed Lumia Windows Phones to connect to a variety of wireless accessories and anlayze on-board internal storage.

The apps are now part of the Lumia Cyan update and can be found on any up...

FB Pages Manager
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by Rich Edmonds
Jul 29, 2014

The popular app for managing Facebook pages on Windows Phone, FB Pages Manager, was recently bumped to version 1.9. This latest release packs in numerous new features, fixes and changes to the overall experience, making it a notable upgrade for frequent users.

Lumia 2520
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by Rich Edmonds
Jul 28, 2014

We're pretty late to this deal, but it's certainly worth covering if you're able to make a purchase within the next two days. UK retailer John Lewis has the Lumia 2520 Windows 8.1 RT tablet listed for just £249.95, which is a full £150 off the normal price.

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by Rich Edmonds
Jul 28, 2014

Microsoft is on a roll with its marketing campaigns, particularly here in the UK. The tech giant has released numerous advertisements for a variety of Windows Phones, including the new Lumia 930 flagship, even going as far as taking the new Windows Phone to the Cornbury music festival.

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Magnify News Reader
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by Rich Edmonds
Jul 28, 2014

Popular news reader app for Windows Phone, Magnify has just had its price knocked out the park for 24 hours. The myAppFree deals are popular offers where developers cut the price of their apps to allow more consumers to download their content for absolutely nothing at all. It's a superb...

The Walking Dead
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by Rich Edmonds
Jul 28, 2014

Telltale Games has announced the studio will be developing Season 3 for its Walking Dead series of games. Unfortunately, while details are non-existent as to what will be contained in the game, as well as a release date, it's pleasing for fans to know that Season 3 will be coming to...

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by Rich Edmonds
Jul 28, 2014

Microsoft has released a new video putting Cortana up against the renown virtual assistant from Apple, Siri. The two assistants go head to head in a rather humorous commercial, showing just what Cortana can do to help with day-to-day tasks, offering a more natural experience.

Status Tiles
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by Rich Edmonds
Jul 27, 2014

The developer of Status Tiles for Windows Phone has changed the price of the app to make it free for everyone for the next 48 hours. If you've been interested in downloading the app but failed to make the purchase, it's now recommended you pick up a copy and give it a go. Status Tiles...

Oyster Card
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by Rich Edmonds
Jul 25, 2014

Transport of London (TfL) has today announced that the capital's public transport network will accept contactless payments from September 16. Buses already support the payment method, while the London Overground, Underground, DLR and Tram networks will be upgraded. This will enable the...

Display Network Updates
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by Rich Edmonds
Jul 24, 2014

Microsoft has today released a bunch of updates covering three apps on the Windows Phone Store – two being Lumia system apps affecting how the Windows Phones operate. The MixRadio music service by Microsoft is joined by Display and Network+.

Modern Combat 5 Windows
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by Rich Edmonds
Jul 24, 2014

Gameloft has released Modern Combat 5 today on numerous platforms, including both Windows and Windows Phone. We covered the smartphone launch earlier this morning, but now those with Windows-based tablets and other hardware can enjoy the action.

Lumia 925
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by Rich Edmonds
Jul 24, 2014

Vodafone has announced on its support website that the Lumia 925 will be receiving the Lumia Cyan + Windows Phone 8.1 combo update starting tomorrow, July 25. From 2am AEST, the mobile operator will be starting the update roll-out, meaning the Windows Phone owners will be able to enjoy...

Razer Nabu
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by Rich Edmonds
Jul 24, 2014

Razer has confirmed that its up and coming Nabu wearable will integrate with the WeChat messaging service. Not only that, but there's a mention of possible Windows Phone support. The wearable is attempting to bind together both the smartwatch and fitness band, offering consumers a...

Tank Invaders
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by Rich Edmonds
Jul 23, 2014

Tank Invaders by Mgaia Studio has been released on Windows Phone, and before you ask, yes, it is supported on devices with only 512MB of RAM. The title sees the player being tasked by General Rogers to put an end to the threat by Terror. It's an over-the-top action-based arcade title,...

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