Tag Archives: mobile

Windows Phone ‘Died’ Today, Windows 10 Mobile Charitably on Life Support

Back in 2010, Microsoft launched a major new mobile operating system based on an all-new design UI language, app model, and structure. It was explicitly aimed at the consumer market, rather than the enterprise or business segments. This version of the OS, known as Windows Phone 7, was later supplanted by Windows Phone 8 and Windows Phone 8.1, which jettisoned the Windows CE-based core of WP7 in favor of Windows NT, and generally moved Redmond’s mobile and desktop operating systems into closer step with each other. Today, Microsoft ended Windows ...

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Virgin Mobile Reinvents Phone Subsidies With iPhone-Only Deal

For many of us in the United States, getting a new phone with a massive subsidy every two years was a longtime ritual. With that subsidy came the baggage of locked phones, two-year contracts, and early termination fees. In general, consumers have welcomed the shift away from that system to the more open approach of paying separately for an unlocked phone and for service — usually on a month-to-month basis. However, the phone subsidy was addictive. It meant that you felt okay about upgrading your phone every two years, even if you ...

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Thousands of drivers caught despite mobile crackdown

More than 200 drivers a day were caught using a mobile at the wheel immediately after tougher penalties for the offence came into effect, figures show. UK police caught almost 6,000 drivers using their devices while driving in the four weeks after 1 March. The numbers were obtained by the Press Association under the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act. In March, the penalty for using a phone while driving doubled to £200 and six penalty points. Under the rules, new drivers caught using a phone within two years of passing ...

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New Call Of Duty Mobile Game In Production By Candy Crush Creator

The Call of Duty franchise is getting a new mobile adaptation from one of the world’s most iconic mobile games studios. King, first famous for creating Candy Crush and now run by Call of Duty owner Activision Blizzard, is currently working on the new mobile game. “Our challenge as a team is to create a Call of Duty experience on mobile that will strive to transform the best console experience fans know and love, while breaking new ground for mobile and redefining the genre,” reads its recruiting website. There are ...

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Vodafone merging India business with local rival to create mobile giant

India’s richest man on India’s digital age It’s official: Vodafone is combining forces with one of its top rivals in India to create the country’s biggest cell phone carrier. The British telecom giant said Monday it’s merging its Indian operations with those of local competitor Idea Cellular after months of talks. Vodafone will own a stake of about 45% in the new business, sharing control with Idea’s owner, the Aditya Birla Group. The deal will give both companies a leg up in India’s cut-throat telecom market. The entry of new ...

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Snapchat IPO; Trump Tuesday; Mobile World Congress

An afternoon with Snap Spectacles 1. Snapchat IPO: Snap Inc., the parent company of Snapchat, is expected the reveal its initial public offering price after the market closes on Wednesday. While it’s one of the most highly anticipated companies to hit the stock market in a while, analysts attending Snap’s IPO road show have expressed concern about its earnings and revenue growth potential. Snap’s 200 million shares are expected to be priced between $ 14 and $ 16 a share. That would give it a market value of nearly $ ...

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Injustice 2 Confirmed For Mobile By Ed Boon

NetherRealm Studios creative director Ed Boon took to Twitter today to confirm the existence of a mobile adaptation of Injustice 2. The previous game in the series, Injustice: Gods Among Us came with a companion app for iOS and Android, which allowed players to compete using a touch-based fighting system, an abstracted version of the system found in the main game. TouchArcade reports that the Injustice 2 mobile game has already seen a soft-launch in the Philippines, and includes a heavily upgraded version of the swipe and tap-based combat of ...

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RollerCoaster Tycoon Creator On New Mobile Game And Franchise's Legacy

Just in time for the holidays last year, Atari put out RollerCoaster Tycoon Classic, a mobile game that combined RollerCoaster Tycoon and its sequel. While Atari hasn’t shared any download figures, the response has been positive, series creator Chris Sawyer told GameSpot in a new interview. We recently had the opportunity to speak with the veteran designer about the impetus for releasing the game, what went into it from a technical perspective, and whether or not it will get any further updates or expansions in the future. He also told ...

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Adobe bets on Chromebooks for education with slew of mobile apps

Until now there has been a clear division between Adobe’s mouse-and-keyboard driven desktop applications and its touch-centric mobile versions. But, timed to coincide with Google’s push to blend Android with Chromebooks, Adobe has announced support for six of its most popular mobile applications on Play Store-compatible Chromebooks. This is part of the company’s education initiative, so it’s fitting that it’s being rolled out at Europe’s Bett education technology conference. Android apps moving to Chromebooks The six applications Adobe has released for Chromebooks are Photoshop Mix, Lightroom Mobile, Illustrator Draw, Photoshop ...

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