Articles by George Ponder

New Year 2015
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by George Ponder
Dec 31, 2014

Some Windows Phone apps to help you say farewell to 2014 and welcome the New Year with a few drinks.

As everyone prepares to bring in the New Year, we thought a Windows Phone app roundup of mixology apps would be in order. Many are planning social gatherings where you'll need to...

Metal Combat
Review
by George Ponder
Dec 30, 2014

Metal Combat is a Windows Phone arcade game where you guide a team of combat cats through various battle zones in an effort to save their friend who has been captured.

Available for low-memory Windows Phones, the game has forty levels of play that are spread out across four map...

Calculator Toolbox
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by George Ponder
Dec 29, 2014

Calculator Toolbox is a feature rich Windows Phone app that delivers 44 different calculators from eight different categories to your phone. You also get currency and unit converter with 14 unit categories with Calculator Toolbox.

While there is a scaled back free version of...

Mi Challenge Alarm
Review
by George Ponder
Dec 29, 2014

Mi Challenge Alarm is a uniquely designed alarm clock for your Windows Phone that hopes to make it difficult to constantly hit the snooze button or to sleep through your alarm. Being a challenge alarm, Mi will present you with a series of questions based off your music and image files....

Top Endless Runner Games
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by George Ponder
Dec 27, 2014

Windows Central Roundup: Top Windows Phone Endless Runner Games

Endless runner games can be an entertaining way to pass the time and the Windows Phone Store has plenty titles to choose from. The gaming concept is simple, run your character for as long as you can while ducking, dodging...

Zubie
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by George Ponder
Dec 26, 2014

The other day we mentioned that Zubie had released their mobile app to the Windows Phone Store. What is Zubie you ask? Zubie is a plug-in module for your vehicle that will locate your vehicle, log its movements, and monitor critical engine components.

The module will transmit...

Photo Marker
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by George Ponder
Dec 25, 2014

If you have ever had the need to mark-up or add notes to a photo, you should take a look at Photo Marker for Windows Phone. It is a simple way to write on your photos, save them for future use or share them as needed.

Photo Marker makes it easy to jot down a measurement,...

Yummly Recipes Lite
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by George Ponder
Dec 24, 2014

There are plenty of quality cooking apps available in the Windows Phone Store and Yummly Recipes Lite is one of the more recent additions that hopes to catch your eye. Yummly Recipes Lite is a recipe search engine and digital recipe box. It combs the top recipe sites for just the right...

Movie Maker 8.1
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by George Ponder
Dec 23, 2014

Looking for a feature rich video editor for your Windows Phone? Want to save a little money? Then check out Movie Maker 8.1 over in the Windows Phone Store.

With Movie Maker 8.1 you can mix videos, pictures and music to add a little gusto to your movies. The app normally runs $....

Running with Santa 2
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by George Ponder
Dec 23, 2014

Running with Santa 2 is a lighthearted endless runner game where you have to help Santa save Christmas. The game has you running Santa ragged around the village, through caves and other venues to collect all the presents that have been scattered about.

The game includes plenty...

Frost Free
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by George Ponder
Dec 22, 2014

Frost Free joined the ranks of the many Windows Phone weather apps available in the Store earlier this Fall and we've gotten a few tips from readers on how they are enjoying the app. Frost Free has a clean looking appearance, covers a fair amount of weather information and boasts that...

Holiday Apps and Games
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by George Ponder
Dec 20, 2014

Windows Central Roundup: Popular Windows Phone Holiday Apps and Games

Tis the season to be jolly and there are a boatload of Windows Phone games and apps available in the Store to help bring in the Holiday Spirit. From apps that countdown the time to games that feature the jolly old...

Don't Hit the Spikes
Review
by George Ponder
Dec 19, 2014

Don't Hit the Spikes is an arcade game for Windows Phones and Windows 8 devices where you are tasked with moving a game piece around and avoid hitting the spikes and other dangers that are drifting around the gaming screen.

Graphics are minimal, game play challenging and Don't...

4 Icons 1 Word
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by George Ponder
Dec 18, 2014

4 Icons 1 Word is a casual picture puzzle game in the Windows Phone Store that, as you would guess, presents you with four icons and you have to guess the correct word all four have in common.

Available for low-memory Windows Phones the game isn't very taxing but has its fair...

Snowboard Party
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by George Ponder
Dec 17, 2014

Snowboard Party is a well drawn up sports game for Windows Phone and Windows 8 devices that puts you on the slopes trying to master the art of snowboarding. The game has over 75 level objectives, 15 gaming achievements and three different course to run. Graphics and animations are well...

AppTripper Travel Guide
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by George Ponder
Dec 16, 2014

AppTripper Travel Guide is a rather unique travel guide for our Windows Phones that covers a small collection of European cities. What makes the app unique is that it recommends travel sites based on your mood.

If you happen to wake up in Napoli a little melancholy, AppTripper...

Hand of God
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by George Ponder
Dec 16, 2014

Hand of God is a fast pace, time waster of a game for Windows Phone where you must save people from an erupting volcano and the havoc it is creating.

Game play with Hand of God are simple and straightforward with the pace of the game creating most of the challenge. The game is...

GPS Voice Navigation
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by George Ponder
Dec 15, 2014

If you are looking for a feature rich navigation app for your Windows Phone and want to save a little cash along the way, myAppFree may have just what you are looking for.

For the next few days the popular Windows Phone navigation app GPS Voice Navigation is being discounted 60...

2 Cars
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by George Ponder
Dec 15, 2014

2 Cars is a fast paced Windows Phone game that could drive you a little crazy. It's a racing game where you have to control two cars at the same time collecting certain targets and avoiding others.

Controls are simple, game play plenty challenging and 2 Cars does have a slight...

Octagon
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by George Ponder
Dec 14, 2014

Octagon is an endless runner styled game for Windows Phone where you are tasked with guiding a ball down an endless, eight sided tunnel. The game has simple controls, colorful graphics and we found Octagon to be a fun way to pass the time.

Normally the game runs $1.99 but today...