Articles by George Ponder

Top Windows 8 Games
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by George Ponder
Jan 24, 2015

Windows Central Roundup: Top Windows 8 Games

We are taking a slight change of pace for this week's roundup. Instead of focusing on apps for Windows Phone, we are going to take a look at a few of the top rated Windows games.

An HP Stream 8 tablet was left under the tree with my...

Appy Weather
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by George Ponder
Jan 24, 2015

Appy Weather is a somewhat modest Windows Phone weather app that delivers the forecast with a slight personal tone. It presents the forecast conditions in your traditional sense but adds how the expected conditions will compare with the current. The minimalistic design looks good and...

World Cup 2015 Calendar Sync
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by George Ponder
Jan 24, 2015

If you are into the sport of cricket, World Cup 2015 is right around the corner with opening matches scheduled for February 14, 2015 in Australia with the final match being played on March 29, 2015. If you need help keeping track of all the World Cup matches, there's a Windows Phone app...

InstaWeather Pro
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by George Ponder
Jan 23, 2015

InstaWeather Pro isn't your typical Windows Phone weather app. The Windows Phone app lets you snap a photo, add an overlay of your current conditions and share the final image with your friends quickly and easily.

InstaWeather Pro makes it easy to not only share how good or bad...

Dungeoneers
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by George Ponder
Jan 23, 2015

If you like Dungeons and Dragons styled games, the Windows Phone game Dungeoneers might be something of interest.

The game is a dungeon exploration game where you create a party of four adventurers from a handful of unique classes . Dungeoneers has tons of monsters to defeat,...

BdlPre Shift Codes
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by George Ponder
Jan 22, 2015

Now and then an app will hit the Windows Phone Store while we here at Windows Central are looking the other way. BdlPre Shift is one such Windows Phone app that was released last fall and is an app that allows you to track any Borderlands Shift Codes as they are released.

For...

Dragon Mania Legends
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by George Ponder
Jan 22, 2015

Dragon Mania Legends is a city building styled Windows Phone game where you rebuild he kingdom of Dragolandia where you breed dragons and fight off neighboring Vikings and their dragons.

Dragon Mania Legends includes over one hundred species of dragons to discover and plenty of...

Goblins! Problems!
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by George Ponder
Jan 21, 2015

Goblins! Problems! is a Windows Phone game where you are tasked with battling wave after wave of goblins. You hack and slash your way through an endless number of these wicked creatures, earning gold along the way.

Goblins! has an RPG feel with upgradeable character traits and...

Frederic - Evil Strikes Back
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by George Ponder
Jan 20, 2015

Frederic - Evil Strikes Back is a sequel installment to the original Windows Phone game Frederic. The game has the legendary composer Frederic Chopin being resurrected from the grave to prove that his music can still be a chart topper.

Evil Strikes Back picks up where the...

Pigment Puzzle
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by George Ponder
Jan 20, 2015

Pigment Puzzle is a Windows Phone game that is heavily inspired by the Rubik's Cube puzzle that first surfaced in 1980.

Instead of dealing with a three-dimensional combination puzzle, Pigment Puzzle has you solving a one dimensional combination puzzle. The game has three puzzle...

PhotoScrambler
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by George Ponder
Jan 19, 2015

If you have the need to secure your photos from unwanted use or distribution, take a gander at PhotoScrambler.

PhotoScrambler is an app available for both Windows Phone and Windows 8 devices that will encode/decode your JPEG or PNG photos. Images are stored as any other image...

Top rated ninja games
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by George Ponder
Jan 17, 2015

Windows Central Roundup: Top Rated Windows Phone Ninja Games

Ninjas are a popular subject for games and the Windows Phone Store has a handful of top rated games that feature these stealthy characters. Many are action oriented Windows Phone games that will test your skills at strategy,...

.NOON.
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by George Ponder
Jan 17, 2015

.NOON. is a Windows Phone game that will test your reflexes, patience and to some degree, your sanity. The game is available for both Windows 8 devices and Windows Phones (including low-memory phones). We have received a few tips on the game and found the game to be a nice time waster...

Microsoft Band
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by George Ponder
Jan 16, 2015

The Microsoft Band has been on the market since last November and I finally got my hands on one by driving to a Microsoft Store in a neighboring State. I've had the Band for a little over a month and as inventory levels start to climb, I wanted to share my impressions of the Band....

4Shot
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by George Ponder
Jan 16, 2015

4Shot is a Windows Phone photography app that may be best described as a photo booth for your Windows Phone. It triggers off a burst of 1 to 6 frames that can be framed as a collage or filmstrip like you would get from a photo booth.

The app has editing support for the basics (...

Imperium ROTS
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by George Ponder
Jan 15, 2015

Imperium - ROTS is a relatively new fantasy adventure for Windows Phone that has you battling a host of foes as you search for the crystals of ancient imperators so you can rule the world.

The game has a bit of a RPG approach and may be best described as a Yu-Gi-Oh styled card...

Soppy's Adventure
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by George Ponder
Jan 14, 2015

Soppy's Adventure is a Windows Phone game that has you guiding a lost water droplet, Soppy, across multiple levels of play that are full of dangers. The goal is to help Soppy get through three worlds of danger and back to his home world.

You guide Soppy by a series of screen...

Hubble Space Telescope
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by George Ponder
Jan 13, 2015

Curious about space exploration and the Final Frontier? If so, this week's Windows Phone myAppFree deal might be right up your alley. The Hubble Space Telescope is a Windows Phone app that delivers information on the space telescope, as well as a boat load of images the telescope has...

Breaking Ted
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by George Ponder
Jan 13, 2015

Breaking Ted is an interesting endless runner Windows Phone game that has you controlling an angry old man who apparently has an issue with gummy-like bears. You have to guide the old man up an endless staircase chasing the bears. When the old man catches up to them, he'll use his...

WinGym
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by George Ponder
Jan 12, 2015

Whether you are trying to keep a New Year's Resolution or already a gym rat, there are plenty of fitness apps in the Windows Phone Store to help you manage, track and set up your gym routines.

The Windows Phone app has over 130 exercises with guides on how to perform them...