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iPhone Gaming gains momentum; Facebook for iPhone client most popular

iPhone Gaming gains momentum; Facebook for iPhone client most popular

The iPhone's gaming talents have come in for some attention recently, with Apple's attempts to ramp up the smartphone's reputation as a mobile games platform seemingly beginning to pay off.  According to comScore, iPhone owners accounted for a full 14-percent of mobile game downloads in November 2008, with 32.4-percent of all iPhone users reporting they downloaded a game in the month, compared with a market average of just 3.8-percent.

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Facebook Looks Great On iPhone

Facebook Looks Great On iPhone

Apparently social networking site Facebook, made popular by college students everywhere, has went and made some sort of iPhone portal.  Vincent has been trying it out and has come away very impressed - even to the point where he’s considering using Facebook just to enjoy the app!

They accomplished this splendid performance/appearance combo by using JavaScript to avoid page refreshes. Other than that it’s basically just moving some things around, like for instance, the navigational buttons, they are now located at the top and appear, from the picture, to be scaled for the iPhone. Then there is the option to click on anyone and have their profile, wall, or photos show up.

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FarmVille goes mobile as Zynga tries smartphone gaming

FarmVille goes mobile as Zynga tries smartphone gaming

Zynga may best be known for its Facebook games, but the company is bringing a new mobile FarmVille to iPhone, iPad and Android in an attempt to turn around its underwhelmed players. FarmVille 2: Country Escape can be played in both single-player and multi-player modes, with gameplay on the phone or tablet synchronized with what's happening online on Facebook.

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Facebook wants you to trust it with your money

Facebook wants you to trust it with your money

Facebook is preparing to challenge PayPal and Google Wallet as an electronic payments service, reportedly expecting imminent regulatory approval that would enable it to operate a money transfer system in Europe. The social networking behemoth is said to be in the midst of approval proceedings from Ireland's central bank that, if secured, would allow it to issue its own currency equivalent that would be valid across European countries.

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Windows Phone 8.1 Review (Developer Preview)

Windows Phone 8.1 Review (Developer Preview)

Windows Phone 8.1 is no point update. In fact, if it wasn’t so keen on keeping in naming step with Windows on the desktop, Microsoft could probably have called its new smartphone OS version something more impressive: what started out as an aim to bring the virtual assistant Cortana and the useful Action Center to the platform blossomed in the process to include a whole flurry of tweaks and additions. Question is, has Windows Phone kept its crisp, clean charms while still gaining abilities? We’ve been in deep with the Windows Phone 8.1 developer preview; read on for our impressions.

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Flipboard for Windows Phone looks great – but you still can’t have it

Flipboard for Windows Phone looks great – but you still can’t have it

Flipboard is one of the lingering app omissions for Windows Phone, the news-reader app still limited to iOS and Android smartphones, but Microsoft brought along the latest version to Build 2014 to show it at least hadn't fallen off the radar. Unfortunately, while it's working - at least sufficiently for a brief demo on-stage - you still won't be able to find it in the Windows Phone Store.

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Cortana hands-on: Windows Phone 8.1′s smart assistant

Cortana hands-on: Windows Phone 8.1′s smart assistant

The iPhone has Siri, Android has Google Now, and now Windows Phone has Cortana, Microsoft's new digital assistant for smartphones running Windows Phone 8.1. Launching as a beta when WP8.1 hits devices over the next few months, Cortana blends the speech-first approach of Apple's system with the contextual backbone of Google's, throwing in some location-based cleverness and a little AI snark along the way. We introduced ourselves at Build 2014.

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