Articles by Seth Brodeur

Tilesparency
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by Seth Brodeur
Apr 16, 2014

One of the most popular new features in Windows Phone 8.1 is the addition of background photos on the Start screen. But along with this new feature may come some aesthetic challenges, like non-transparent Tiles blocking out key pieces of your background photo. This is...

Clock Hub
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by Seth Brodeur
Apr 16, 2014

The function of Clock Hub is about as simple as it gets. It gives you the option to pin a live tile on your start screen that displays the time, which is something that HTC-branded Windows Phones can do using the HTC Hub, but is lacking on Nokia and Samsung devices....

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by Seth Brodeur
Apr 08, 2014

There’s no other way to put it: Windows Phone 8.1 is jam-packed with new features. Some of these new additions, like the new notification center, are features that both critics and fans of Windows Phone have been clamoring for.

What's it like going from phone to phablet?
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by Seth Brodeur
Mar 13, 2014

With the release of Nokia’s Lumia 1520 and Lumia 1320, many fans of Windows Phone have made the leap to a bigger phone than they’ve ever really had the opportunity to have. And while the adoption of these phablets has without a doubt brought many benefits to their new...

IBM sees a growing interest in Windows Phone amongst enterprise customers
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by Seth Brodeur
Mar 11, 2014

Despite its steady rise in market share, and even surpassing Blackberry as the number three mobile ecosystem in the U.S., Windows Phone is still facing an uphill climb in the consumer smartphone arena. However, according to IBM, interest in Windows Phone is growing...

It looks like Delta's flight crews will be getting upgraded to the Nokia Lumia 1520
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by Seth Brodeur
Mar 10, 2014

Delta Airlines has been working closely with Microsoft in the past year both to help streamline customer service and save fuel. They first rolled out Nokia Lumia 820 Windows Phones to flight attendants for taking in-flight payments, and then a month later, replaced...

Newegg has another great deal on the Nokia Lumia 925
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by Seth Brodeur
Mar 10, 2014

Everybody's favorite online tech retailer, Newegg, has another great deal on the contract-free T-Mobile Nokia Lumia 925. You can get T-Mobile's aluminum-clad Lumia 925, along with an iLuv portable speaker case for just $279.99 with free shipping. And if use the coupon...

Is Xbox Live the next big political arena?
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by Seth Brodeur
Mar 07, 2014

Election season is coming up on us, and while some of us find that fascinating, many others just want to escape from the back and forth of political jabs and advertisements by turning to our gaming consoles. But if Microsoft has their way, your Xbox will no longer be...

Bring your writing to the masses, with CreateBook
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by Seth Brodeur
Mar 06, 2014

CreateBook, as the moniker implies, is a Windows 8 app that enables users of all ages make their own ebooks. Anyone from kids to teachers can add text, images, video and sound through the easy to use interface to tell their story or share their knowledge.

Office Lens
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by Seth Brodeur
Feb 21, 2014

Office Lens for Windows Phone 8 is a beta app that lets you snap pictures of text and turn them into OneNote notes. Using OCR technology, Office Lens instantly recognizes text in documents, business cards, and even whiteboards, and then converts them into searchable...

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by Seth Brodeur
Feb 20, 2014

We've been seeing some really great deals on the T-Mobile Nokia Lumia 925 lately, but this latest one at ShopHQ takes the cake. They are offering the 16GB Lumia 925, along with a bundle of accessories, for only $230.00. That includes free shipping and no annual...

Didn't make the cut? Fear not, the Titanfall beta is opening up to everyone!
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by Seth Brodeur
Feb 15, 2014

If there is one game that just about everyone seems to be champing at the bit to play on Xbox One, it’s Titanfall. So when the signups for the public beta went live a few days ago, people were clamoring to get in. But if you didn’t happen to be one of the...

Newegg has the Lumia 925, contract-free, for $279.99
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by Seth Brodeur
Feb 13, 2014

Newegg.com is running a deal on the Nokia Lumia 925, contract-free on T-Mobile, for a bargain basement price of $279.99. That’s nearly 44% off the regular retail price of $499.99.

The Lumia 925 comes with free shipping, and is tax-free on Newegg in most states...

50 Cent is impressed early on with his new Lumia 1020
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by Seth Brodeur
Feb 04, 2014

In another shrewd advertising move, Nokia sent rapper 50 Cent (aka, Curtis James Jackson III) one of their Lumia 1020 Windows Phones. This apparently comes after Nokia caught wind of a USA Today interview where 50 Cent was quoted saying he had purchased a smartphone...

Are you willing to pay to play, or does a price tag on a game turn you off?
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by Seth Brodeur
Feb 04, 2014

One of the biggest decisions a game developer, especially an independent one, needs to make is whether or not charge for their product. One way the other, they run risks.

A free, ad-supported game, can bring in more downloads, but runs the risk of annoying...

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by Seth Brodeur
Feb 03, 2014

In an interview with TrustedReviews.com, French electronics manufacturer Archos plans on throwing their hat into the Windows Phone ring. Though no specific timeline was given, Loic Poirier, the CEO of Archos stated: “We will launch a Windows Phone handset when the time...

Weather+ gets even more features in v1.3
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by Seth Brodeur
Jan 30, 2014

Weather+, which was just updated a week ago, has received another bump to version 1.3. Despite being a relative newcomer to the wide array of Windows Phone 8 weather apps, Weather+ has made an impressive splash with its combination of cool looks and functionality....

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by Seth Brodeur
Jan 28, 2014

Your smartphone can say a lot about you, especially if your smartphone happens to be the massive Nokia Lumia 1520. There's just no mistaking that trademark Lumia look and the 6-inch 1080p screen. So when our fellow forum user, fawzib, who loves the yellow, but wants...

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by Seth Brodeur
Jan 28, 2014

Microsoft's Xbox 360 is the world's most popular gaming platform and has spawned more than its fair share of dedicated fans. But while even the most hardcore gamers value their lives over their video games, one man decided he just couldn't let his Xbox 360 go down with...

Get Frodo and Gob free for a limited time
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by Seth Brodeur
Jan 27, 2014

Splinto, the developer of one of our favorite calendar apps, Simple Calendar, is offering users a couple of their in-app purchases free of charge. For a limited time, you can get the "Frodo" and "Gob" live tile themes at no cost to you.

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