These days we are all swamped in digital images. Our camera and smartphone grab these pictures and they are stored on our computers and, hopefully, backed up somewhere safe because these little vignettes can be irreplaceable. In fact, I recommend at least two backups — one local on a home server or external drive and one off-site in someplace like CrashPlan (my choice) or Carbonite.

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The word of the day is seldom. It seldom happens that a game is outshone by its successor. It seldom happens that a virtual world feels so real that when your stay in it ends, you relive it in your dreams, you reconstruct it from the mappings of the place in your mind. It seldom happens that you fall in love with virtual characters, develop emotional bonds with pieces of codes and treat them as your companions in a journey. Seldom.

BioShock Infinite is that seldom, it is that seldom which has reincarnated how games are perceived, how games are projected and how they should be in the years to come. It is a 10/10 and, without any more seldom, let me show you why this can be 2013’s Game of the Year.

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Word games are not for everyone. But if you like word games, I found a fun but challenging game that will make your brain spin called Wordament.

Wordament is a designed by Microsoft Studios and is one of their finest works and I absolutely loved playing it. The game is simply amazing and is really is one of a kind. I might be over selling it but when you play it, I’m sure most of you will feel the same way. Now, let me give you a quick gist of what the game is all about.

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A proud owner of a new Nokia Lumia phone? This guide will help you transfer essential data from your current phone such as your contacts, photos, and calendar events to the Nokia Lumia.

We will take a look at two ways this can be done: using a Windows PC as a conduit, or directly from your old phone to the Nokia Lumia.

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Visiting some of the biggest cities in the world is a once in a lifetime experience. To make the most out of your trip you’re required to make some kind of plan as to how you will spend your time — it’s only expected. But, searching through random websites and guide books isn’t the most fun experience I could think of. I would much rather have an app on my phone which I could use quickly and effectively.

The Fodor’s collection of apps on the Windows Marketplace give users a detailed travel adviser for seven of the biggest cities on the Earth. These apps are an extension of the highly popular web page entitled Fodor’s Travel. This website offers one of the best ways to plan your trip and so do the apps. Read on to find out more.

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There are many text editors out there. You’ve already heard of most of them. Here’s one you probably haven’t heard of. SlickEdit, the sole product of a company by the same name, is an editor that is focused on only one thing: writing code. This is a tool for professionals with a feature set—and price—to match.

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YouTube is a site/app which I visit every single day. And whether it is to browse through my subscriptions or just have a random gander, I always find enjoyment. When I bought my Windows Phone I looked forward to being able to watch videos on the go, however, this wasn’t the case.

After installing the Official YouTube application I soon realised that this wasn’t the experience I was looking for. Instead of taking you to a YouTube app, you went to the mobile version of the site — which is frankly poor.

I decided it was time to find something more suited for my needs. That’s when I came across MetroTube, a much better way to watch the videos I love. Read on to find out more!

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Ladies and gentlement, am back with the final post of my three-part series. In case you missed the previous ones, here are the links, go have a look:

  • Part 1 - My thoughts on WIndows 8 Phones, the performance and stability of the operating system and the the current state of apps.
  • Part 2 - Windows Phone 8 features that I really love and what sets it apart from the competition

In this last instalment, I’ll talk about some of the features on Android that I wish Windows Phone 8 had and what I think can be done to make to make Windows Phone 8 even better.

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Distributed version control systems are the most advanced way to collaborate on software projects. The top contenders in this space are Linus Torvalds’ Git and Matt Mackall’s Mercurial. These are command line tools, but you don’t have to fire up a console in order to use them.

SmartGit/Hg, by syntevo GmbH, lets you use either Git or Mercurial using a standard graphical user interface.

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Every article which I write needs to be accompanied by images. These images showcase the app that I’m trying to explain and allow readers to understand the article easier. Most of these images come in the form of screenshots which give an exact replication of what you would see when you use the app. However, recently I became annoyed by the tireless standard process of print screening then loading into an editor to perfect and resize the image. This method was long and annoying.

Then I found LightShot, an app which makes the screenshot experience far easier. By collecting the screenshot and editor together in the same package my life became a lot easier. Read on to find out how to use Lightshot.

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