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Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs through the prism of the Windows Phone app store

By myself, over on All About Windows Phone, some thoughts on how to measure the worth of an App Store. Includes an attempt at applying Maslow’s hierarchy of needs to the app-economy of Windows Phone… With the recent launches and brand names coming to the platform, it feels as if Windows Phone has moved up from the lower levels of a “Maslow’s Hierarchy of Apps”. The basic apps for sustenance and day to day basic living are now present in the core official apps in the Windows Phone Store, with perhaps just a bit of help from some unofficial third

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Come on you apes, you wanna live forever (with a Lumia)?

Halo finally reaches Windows Phone, and I’ve a monster review posted over on All About Windows Phone: It’s good. It’s bloody good. But there is room for improvement. The presentation, top down look, and slight 3D graphical look are all fine. The level design, small but perfect, works as well. I have a tiny issue with the control system, but it is easily played around. In that sense Halo works with no major compromises damaging the game. The lack of multiplayer is slightly upsetting, but not a huge mis-step in the grand scheme. The inclusion of freemium to try and

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Where are all the apps for Windows Phone?

Specifically, apps when you visit tourist attractions, or a supermarket, or a motorway service station? Some discussion by myself on All About Windows Phone: There’s always been talk of Microsoft targeting developers and promoting their platform, and these can lead to small wins such as bringing over titles from other platforms one by one (Temple Run being an obvious example). Meanwhile, bringing in these big brand names to the Windows Phone platform should not be forgotten as well. Legoland Windsor is owned by Merlin Entertainments in the UK, which owns and runs a huge range of parks, including Alton Towers,

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Reviewing Verizon’s Lumia 928

Over on All About Windows Phone this week, I’m reviewing Nokia’s Lumia 928 Windows Phone. Exclusivly available on Verizon at the moment, it’s arguably Nokia’s current flagship (for, ooh, at least two weeks) and photographers are going to love the Xenon flash. BUt there’s more to the handset than the lighting options: In terms of design, there is very little difference between the Lumia 925 and the Lumia 928. We’ll be carrying on looking at the Lumia 925 in depth here on All About Windows Phone, but having spent some time with the Lumia 928, I’m really enjoying the handset.

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