Honest Review of Halo: Spartan Assault for Windows Phone

There was a lot of hype around this game, so I thought I should finally install it on my new Lumia 925 windows phone. Seriously blows my mind they are charging $7 for a phone game that is pretty much just on-par with free or very cheap phone games in the same class, and on top of that have the gall to include microtransactions inside.

halo Spartan Assault review

I mean, ZombieHQ (link) is basically the same exact game, same exact level of visual fidelity, but involves zombies and not halo and is completely free (with optional micro transactions).

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Download InstaWeather Pro for Windows Phone

Popular application, InstaWeather Pro is now available for the Windows Phone platform.  Earlier it was available only for iOS and Android platform. The Instant Weather Pro lets you put your weather information on pictures stored on your phone and then, allows you to share them via most of the social networks that includes Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Foursquare.

Download InstaWeather Pro for Windows Phone

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Full Nokia Lumia 925 Specs

Full Nokia Lumia 925 Specs

Most of the countries will be getting the 16GB version only, which makes it kind of a downgrade when compared to the Lumia 920 windows phone.

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GENERAL    2G Network    GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – all versions
3G Network    HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 – RM-892
     HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100 – RM-910, RM-893
4G Network    LTE 800 / 900 / 1800 / 2100 / 2600 – RM-892
     LTE 700 / 850 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100 – RM-893
SIM    Micro-SIM
Announced    2013, May
Status    Available. Released 2013, June
BODY    Dimensions    129 x 70.6 x 8.5 mm, 78 cc (5.08 x 2.78 x 0.33 in)
Weight    139 g (4.90 oz)
DISPLAY    Type    AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size    768 x 1280 pixels, 4.5 inches (~332 ppi pixel density)
Multitouch    Yes
Protection    Corning Gorilla Glass 2
     – PureMotion HD+ ClearBlack display
SOUND    Alert types    Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
Loudspeaker    Yes
3.5mm jack    Yes
     – Dolby Headphone sound enhancement
MEMORY    Card slot    No
Internal    16 GB/ 32 GB (Vodafone only), 1 GB RAM
DATA    GPRS    Class B
EDGE    Up to 236.8 kbps
Speed    HSDPA, 42.2 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps; LTE, Cat3, 50 Mbps UL, 100 Mbps DL
WLAN    Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot
Bluetooth    Yes, v3.0 with A2DP
NFC    Yes

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Indian Idol Junior App for Windows Phone now Available

Indian Idol is a very popular singing show in India and folks behind it have released a Indian Idol Junior app for the windows phone platform. The application also offers exciting games and can even also questions and get answers from the judges directly. Users can also create an Indian Idol Avataar, just like your Xbox avatar.
Indian Idol Junior App for Windows Phone

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Download Nokia Photo Transfer for Mac

Long time Nokia users will be very familiar with the Nokia Multimedia Transfer Application, a program that allows you to transfer media files between Nokia N series phones and Mac. That, however is not compatible with the Lumia Windows Phones. The Finnish company has released a new application called Nokia Photo Transfer for Mac, a new utility that allows users of Nokia Lumia smartphones with Windows Phone 8 OS to transfer images to and from the computer running Mac OS.

Download Nokia Photo Transfer for Mac

The main features of Nokia Photo Transfer for Mac are:

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GDR2 Update and Other Storage Problem in Windows Phone

Joe Belfiore said on twitter that he would be taking several photos with his new Nokia Lumia 1020. One of its Twitter followers warned him of the Other storage problem that is prevalent in all Windows phones running WP8 OS. Joe responded to him that the problem "was solved in GDR2, and the updated firmware comes pre-installed on the Lumia 1020." See the discussion below:

GDR2 Update and Other Storage Problem in Windows Phone

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Nokia Lumia 920, 520 Amber Update Release Date

Well, at least that’s what the reports from a page on Telstra and Vodafone are showing. The long awaited Windows Phone update Amber, also known as GDR2 will probably be released on August 14. The image shown below shows that update for Nokia Lumia 920 is already in final testing. But the update for Lumia 520, apparently has been postponed. Same goes for Lumia 720 as Nokia has not submitted the firmware update to them yet.

Nokia Lumia 920, 520 Amber Update Release Date

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Nokia YouTube video sharing for Lumia Phones

Since the debut of Windows Phone 8 platform, YouTube’s support has been poor, despite excellent efforts by Microsoft. Google forced MS to withdraw their YouTube app. The new app is currently being worked upon, but Nokia is showing their commitment to the platform by releasing an app that lets you upload YouTube videos directly from your phone.

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