Articles by Seth Brodeur

Hopefully, this undetailed update makes the game playable
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by Seth Brodeur
Dec 05, 2012

Draw Something, Zynga's social doodling phenomenon, has been updated to version 1.0.13. This latest patch comes without a change log, but based on recent grumbling and poor reviews on its download page, it's likely that it resolves stability issues with the...

Holiday Inn has released an app for Windows 8
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by Seth Brodeur
Dec 03, 2012

Hotel giant Holiday Inn, owned by UK-based InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), has released a travel app for Windows 8. The app is incredibly simple, but effective. It lets you book rooms and check on reservations anywhere in the world with a straight-forward interface...

It looks like SkyDrive is getting a cloud music player
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by Seth Brodeur
Dec 03, 2012

The folks over at LiveSide have been going through the source code of SkyDrive.com and uncovered a tasty tidbit of musical interest: SkyDrive.com appears to be getting a cloud-based music player. Resource images obtained by LiveSide from an internal testing version of...

Use your Bing Rewards points for a chance to win one of 5 HTC 8Xs
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by Seth Brodeur
Nov 27, 2012

Those of you who participate in the Bing Rewards program may have received an email recently, as I did, telling you about a new contest where you can win one of five HTC 8X phones. In addition to winning of HTC's flagship devices, the selected contestants will also...

Sprint has finally seen the light. Let's hope they don't blow it.
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by Seth Brodeur
Nov 13, 2012

Sprint has finally confirmed what we already kind of knew for a while now: They will be hopping on the the Windows Phone 8 bandwagon. In an emailed statement to PCMag, the company said that it's cold feet have warmed up and that they will bring Windows Phone 8...

Verizon WP8 devices start shipping on 11/13
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by Seth Brodeur
Nov 12, 2012

If you pre-ordered a Nokia Lumia 822 from Verizon Wireless, rejoice! According to screenshots from Verizon's website, your phone will be shipping out tomorrow ... that is, unless you ordered a red HTC 8X. In that case, you can expect it in another week or so, on...

Best Buy puts 50,000 hours toward training employees on Windows 8
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by Seth Brodeur
Nov 12, 2012

Mega-retailer Best Buy has invested some serious time into training employees at their brick and mortar stores about Microsoft's latest operating system, Windows 8. Speaking to Forbes, Best Buy's merchant vice president for computing, Jason Bonfig, said that they have...

Did Microsoft burt Rogers' bubble?
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by Seth Brodeur
Nov 08, 2012

After being avaialble for reservation since mid-October,  Facebook post by Microsoft Canada has revealed that Canadian carrier Rogers will be getting the Nokia Lumia 920 and HTC 8X on November 12.

The Lumia 920, which is a Rogers' exclusive, will fetch $99.99...

Amazon has Windows 8 Pro + $30 credit for $69.99
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by Seth Brodeur
Oct 17, 2012

As if Amazon wasn't doing well enough with Windows 8 sales, seeing pre-orders dominate it's Best Sellers list, they have decided to sweeten the deal. Now you can pre-order Windows 8 Pro for $69.99 and get a $30 Amazon credit to boot. For those of you who aren't too good...

Official Xbox 360 dashboard update starts rolling out
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by Seth Brodeur
Oct 16, 2012

For those of you who weren't lucky enough to land a spot in the public beta test of the new Xbox 360 dashboard, fear not. The official version has begun rolling out to about 3 million consoles around the world and will continue for the next week. Once that first batch...

Verizon's Nokia Lumia 822 checks in at FCC?
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by Seth Brodeur
Oct 14, 2012

Nokia Lumia 800, ready for its close-up
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by Seth Brodeur
Oct 11, 2012

It looks like Nokia got a new talent agent because it has once again seen one of its phones get a walk-on role on a TV show. This time around, it's the cyan Lumia 800 in the BBC series Cuckoo, starring Saturday Night Live alum, Andy Samberg. Not only...

Reed Hastings is leaving Microsoft's BOD
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by Seth Brodeur
Oct 11, 2012

After serving on Microsoft's board of directors for five years, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings has decided to give up his post . Earlier in the week, Hastings said that he will not seek re-election to the position of lead independent director, as he wants to cut down on the...

Earn rewards for your Gamerscore with MyAchievements
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by Seth Brodeur
Oct 09, 2012

Microsoft has added a new perk for Xbox LIVE Rewards Gold members. MyAchievements, as it is called, offers benefits for players who have achieved certain Gamerscores. The program is live and has already unlocked the different tiers for players who have reached each...

Jessica Alba sporting a cyan Lumia 900
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by Seth Brodeur
Oct 04, 2012

AMD and BluStacks are bringing 500K Android apps to Win8
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by Seth Brodeur
Oct 01, 2012

One of the biggest knocks that critics like to sling against Windows Phone is that there aren't enough apps available when compared to Apple and Android. Well, a new deal between chip maker AMD and software developer BlueStacks will ensure that the same cannot be said...

Oracle will use Nokia Maps as its default mapping provider
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by Seth Brodeur
Oct 01, 2012

A Nokia spokesperson confirmed today that the Finnish company has reached a deal with software powerhouse Oracle to provide mapping capabilities for Oracle's variety of applications. The deal is expected to be announced tomorrow at the OracleWorld conference in San...

HTC offering credit for your old phone
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by Seth Brodeur
Sep 19, 2012

Not long before their big event today in New York City, HTC has announced a new endeavor called "HTC Trade Up." As the name suggests, the Trade Up program lets you trade in your old smartphone (as long as it is in working condition) for up to $300 toward a new HTC phone...