Articles by Seth Brodeur

Review
by Seth Brodeur
Sep 01, 2014

Amzer's Double Layer Hybrid case for the Nokia Lumia 1520 is a rugged full-body cover, much like Incipio's DualPro line of cases. It is made up of a soft silicon jacket that slides over the entire body of the phone, as well as a hard plastic shell that clips on over it

We have...

Article
by Seth Brodeur
Jul 18, 2014

Mobile phone manufacturer, Prestigio has announced that their first Windows Phone device, the MultiPhone 8500 DUO, will officially go on sale this Sunday, July 20. It will fetch a quite reasonable $210.00.

Article
by Seth Brodeur
Jul 18, 2014

Fitness Log, a very handy app for tracking your exercise progress, has been updated to version 2.0.0.3. The update is a small one, but fixes a bug in the calendar function. This is the latest in a series of recent updates, which range from bug fixes to adding new features.

Article
by Seth Brodeur
Jul 17, 2014

Since March, we here at Windows Phone Central have been showcasing our Windows Phone Start screen layouts to give you a glimpse of how we use our devices. Since Daniel's initial post, we have heard from writers Rich, George, Abby, and most recently, Sam.

Following in the...

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by Seth Brodeur
Jun 16, 2014

Though Microsoft’s purchase of Nokia’s Devices and Services division was announced late last year and completed in April, the fate of Nokia’s trademark technology brands has still been unknown. Brand names like Lumia smartphones, ClearBlack displays and PureView camera...

Xbox One controller
Article
by Seth Brodeur
Jun 02, 2014

So you decided to bring your Xbox along with you on your road trip, so you could catch up on “Game of Thrones” or unwind with some Peggle 2 when your sight-seeing expedition had come to an end for the day. But when you fire up your console and try to connect to the Wi-...

No Groups for you!
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by Seth Brodeur
May 22, 2014

One of the lesser known features in OneDrive is Groups, which, as the name implies, lets users not only create groups of contacts to share folders with, but also delegate a “co-owner” who can manage the group as well. And though Groups may not be one of the highly-...

Cortana Lamp
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by Seth Brodeur
May 09, 2014

We’ve already seen some of the cool things that Cortana can do, and how it is more than just a personal assistant. But the developers over at Onion have leveraged Cortana’s ability to integrate with third-party apps to take it to a completely different level.

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Storage Sense manage apps
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by Seth Brodeur
Apr 17, 2014

For those of us who love our apps, or have limited storage on our phones, freeing up space can be a concern. Prior to the Windows Phone 8.1 update, we were limited to installing apps directly on the phone, so when things got tight, one might take to uninstalling rarely...

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....

Article
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...

Article
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...