Articles by George Ponder

Gestulator
Review
by George Ponder
Feb 11, 2013

Gestulator is a gesture based calculator app for your Windows Phone. We took a look at the app some time ago and found it to be an interesting, handy calculator app.

Gestulator was recently updated to provide Windows Phone 8 support...

Microsoft Surface Pro
Article
by George Ponder
Feb 09, 2013

The new Microsoft Surface Pro tablet hasn't been on the shelves long and we are already getting tips that the tablet is sold out everywhere. Even for customers who pre-ordered the Surface Pro from local retailers.

One reader pre-ordered his at the local...

ING Bank working on a Windows Phone app
Article
by George Ponder
Feb 09, 2013

Jack of Tools Pro
Review
by George Ponder
Feb 09, 2013

Jack of Tools Pro is to your Windows Phone 8 device much like a Swiss Army Knife is to pocket knifes... a lot of tools rolled into one package.

Jack of Tools Pro is a collection of ten tools for your Windows Phone that range from a...

WeatherCare
Review
by George Ponder
Feb 08, 2013

One aspect of fitness is dealing with the weather in a healthy and safe way. The Windows Phone app WeatherCare hopes to help you combat the elements in a healthy, safe manner by providing weather tips based on your current conditions.

Tips range...

Windows Phone Central App Roundup: Exercise Apps
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by George Ponder
Feb 08, 2013


Windows Phone Central Fitness Month App Roundup: Exercise Apps

February brings about Fitness Month around these parts and there are plenty of Fitness oriented apps available in the Windows Phone Store to help everyone get fit and survive the month...

Words with Friends
Article
by George Ponder
Feb 07, 2013

Words with Friends is a popular online, turn-based, scrabble type game for our Windows Phone 8 devices. The word game was recently updated to version 1.1.1 to mainly deal with stability issues that caused the game to crash.

The Words with...

Patent claims dismissed against Microsoft
Article
by George Ponder
Feb 07, 2013

Motorola/Google lost a bit of ground in their patent litigation against Microsoft when the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington invalidated or dismissed thirteen of Motorola's patent infringement claims. The litigation claims that...

MyFitnessPal
Review
by George Ponder
Feb 07, 2013

As fitness month continues around these parts, we want to revisit a Windows Phone app that will help you count calories. MyFitnessPal is a calorie counting app for your Windows Phone device that boasts the largest food database available with over 1.2 million...

SophieLens Pro
Review
by George Ponder
Feb 07, 2013

SophieLens Pro is a photo editing app for your Windows Phone 8 device that lets you apply a wide range of filters to your photos.

SophieLens Pro is a fairly straight forward photography app that launches straight to a camera app that...

DotNetNuzzi Fitbit Activity Tracker
Review
by George Ponder
Feb 06, 2013

The DotNetNuzzi Fitbit Activity Tracker may have one of the longest app titles in the Windows Phone Store but along with the long title comes a nice list of features. The Activity Tracker is a Fitbit companion app, much like the Fitbit...

Relax Melodies
Review
by George Ponder
Feb 05, 2013

One aspect of personal health and fitness is the ability to relax to allow yourself a restful night's sleep. Relax Melodies is a Windows Phone app that hopes to sooth you into relaxation for a better nights sleep.

Relax Melodies has...

ProShot
Article
by George Ponder
Feb 05, 2013

ProShot is an app for your Windows Phone 8 device that delivers a ton of features to your camera. The app was recently updated to version 2.2 that piles a few more features into the mix, including a new look.

Most notable is the addition of a...

Fitbit Companion
Review
by George Ponder
Feb 05, 2013

While there isn't an "official" Fitbit Windows Phone app, Fitbit Companion is nice option for the Fitbit users in the house and a step in the right direction by giving you access to most your Fitbit statistics. For those not familiar, Fitbit is a small...

Calories_Check
Review
by George Ponder
Feb 04, 2013

With February being fitness month around here, everyone is counting calories and dusting off the exercise equipment. Calories_Check is an easy way to check the calories of what you're ordering off the fast food menu from your Windows Phone.

...

Grow for Windows Phone 8
Review
by George Ponder
Feb 04, 2013

If your Windows Phone 8 device has NFC (Near Field Communication) support, you may want to take a look at the Windows Phone game Grow.

Grow is a simple game where your success is dependent on how much you use NFC. You have a potted...

Dell Venue Pro
Article
by George Ponder
Feb 04, 2013

Just when you thought the Dell Venue Pro was being relegated to being a Wikipedia page, it looks like the Windows Phone with a bottom slide keyboard is making one more swan song.  We received a tip that the unlocked, unbranded Dell Venue Pro was getting updated...

Magnatronics
Review
by George Ponder
Feb 04, 2013

Mangatronic is a Windows Phone photography app that gives your pictures a comic styled effect, similar to what you would find in Japanese Manga drawings.

Mangatronic converts your photo into a sketch drawing and offers twenty-five...

Steel Champions
Review
by George Ponder
Feb 01, 2013

Steel Champions is a game that brings boxing, in a first person perspective, to your Windows Phone. The game has a Japanese Anime feel to it with nice graphics and animations.  The boxing matches are fast paced and challenging.

However, a...

Windows Phone Central Roundup of Lockscreen Apps
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by George Ponder
Feb 01, 2013

One of the neat features on Windows Phone 8 is the flexibility with lockscreens. We've seen several apps take advantage of adding widgets to the lockscreen and rotate the wallpaper images.

This week's roundup focuses in on a selection of Windows Phone 8...