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What a week! Not only did we get an extra hour in bed, we got a triple whammy of Microsoft. This week, we took a look at the Nokia Lumia 735 (the selfie phone), Microsoft officially ditched the Nokia branding for their phones and we got the details of November’s Xbox OS Update. Chill, enjoy that extra hour with ‘The Sunday Effect;.

This week’s big stories:

Nokia Lumia 735 Review – More than just a selfie machine

The Lumia 725

The Lumia 725

You’d be forgiven for thinking that there’s a new Nokia Lumia device every other week, sometimes it feels that way. But when compared to the seemingly endless variants of phones which Samsung releases, it’s actually not too many. If you’re looking for a solid Windows Phone device but don’t want to break the bank (but also don’t want something too cheap), the Lumia 735 might be just what you’re looking for.

Sony Xperia Z3 Review

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Sony have recently launched the Xperia Z3, the follow-up to the flagship launched earlier this year, the Z2. The Xperia Z3 is an incremental update to the Z2 but still a worthy one. Find out more here.

Microsoft officially announces rebranding of Nokia Lumia to Microsoft Lumia

The new branding for Lumia phones.

The new branding for Lumia phones.

Microsoft has officially explained what’s going to happen to the Nokia Lumia brand, after months of speculation since the Nokia acquisition was completed earlier this year. Find out more in our post.

Xbox One November Update – Themes, Tweets & TV

Xbox One November Update Personalisation Backgrounds

Xbox have revealed exactly what will be coming in the Xbox One November update in the latest video by Larry Hryb (Xbox Live’s Major Nelson) and Richard Irving. Changes include custom backgrounds, Locations, Bio and Showcase sections for your Gamer Profile, sharing Game DVR clips on Twitter and much more.

What we’re playing this week:

Dave – Super Smash Bros on 3DSXL

Super Smash Brothers 3DS 3DSXL 2DS

After finally picking up a 3DS, this had to be the first game I bought. With a roster packed full of Nintendo (and even Sega) favourites, it’s a hard game to say no to. Depth wise, after a few days of playing this it I don’t feel I’ve even scratched the surface with tons of modes, collectables, accessories, special moves and characters to try. I highly recommend it.

What we’re watching this week:

Dave – Selfie

ABC Selfie

No! Wait! Come back! I know the premise of this show sounds absolutely awful (My Fair Lady meets Hashtags) but it’s an absolute grower. In Karen Gillan’s first TV role since Doctor Who, Karen Gillan plays ‘Eliza Dooley’, a fame-hungry marketer on the hunt to rebrand herself into a better person with the help of Henry Higgs (played by John Cho). It starts off pretty poorly but it’s well written, actually funny and hits it’s stride pretty quickly. Think a social media focused New Girl and you’re halfway there. Give it a shot!

That’s it for this week! What do you think? Let us know in the comments below or on our Facebook or Twitter pages. Don’t forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel for reviews, previews, hands-ons and more.

Additional images: MSHCDN



David McGinley

Irish Writer, Ad man and lover of tea, all things digital, gaming, coffee, photography, gadgets, writer @TheEffectDotNet. Views are my own.

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