Halo 5: Guardians Review – One Step Forward or Two Steps Back?

Halo has been a revolutionary in the FPS genre, being one of the first to execute the balance of a strong plot, multiplayer and gunplay very well. What Bungie started back in 1999 has swelled to massive proportions, spanning books, TV series and short films today. 343 Industries took up the mantle from where Bungie left off with the launch of Halo 4 in 2012, which received generally positive reviews for the single player but was panned for its multiplayer. Then came the Master Chief Collection, a seemingly straightforward package of Halos 1 to 4 for the Xbox One, but it turned out to be a technical comedy of errors. With Halo 5: Guardians, the majority of the flaws of the previous games have been fixed, but new and more pressing ones have sprung up in its place. The question is, which ones are dealbreakers for you? Continue reading “Halo 5: Guardians Review – One Step Forward or Two Steps Back?”

Nokia Lumia 830 Review

Overview

Microsoft calls it the affordable flagship, but can the Lumia 830 really live up to its name? And does it give more value for your money compared to its more premium sibling, the Lumia 930? Our Windows Phone Editor Nicholas finds out.

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Microsoft clears up confusion: No plans for Cortana on Android/iOS

At a conference in Seattle, Marcus Ash, a Group Program Manager for Cortana on Windows Phone, said that Microsoft was considering bringing Cortana to iOS and Android. The statement has been running rampant in the Windows Phone community as many see this as Microsoft taking its crown jewel on Windows Phone and giving it to other platforms.

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Microsoft thinking of bringing Cortana to Android and iOS

It’s far too early to consider monetizing Cortana, Microsoft’s new virtual personal assistant, but the company is already thinking about how to scale her across different devices, platforms and around the world – namely Android and iOS. Continue reading “Microsoft thinking of bringing Cortana to Android and iOS”

The Future of Windows, Windows Phone and Truly Live Tiles

Love it or hate it, live tiles are here to stay. Yes, Microsoft’s bringing back the Start menu, but the fact is, for a unified system interface, live tiles are still going to be very much present. Still, some lament that the live tiles serve no functional purpose other than looking pretty, and providing a tad more information than your regular icons. So what can Microsoft do about live tiles to make them better?

A month back we reported that Windows Phone 8.5 would bring a live tile overhaul, and now it seems that this feature will be coming to Windows as well.
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