Articles by George Ponder

Microsoft's Dev Center App
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by George Ponder
Feb 25, 2013

Dev Center is a Windows Phone app from Microsoft designed to give Windows Phone developers a better handle on their app's performances.

While all the performance data is available through Microsoft's Windows Phone Dev Center website, Dev Center...

Memorylage
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by George Ponder
Feb 23, 2013

Memorylage, a photo viewer for your Windows Phone 8 device, is now available in the Windows Phone Store.

Memorylage presents your photo albums in collage format, has a photo booth feature to create new collages and the ability to create...

ProShot for Windows Phone 8
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by George Ponder
Feb 23, 2013

ProShot is a feature rich camera app for your Windows Phone 8 device for those wanting a little more control over their camera. The app was recently updated to version 2.3 that tweaks the app's overall performance and adds a self timer and...

Gibbage Case
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by George Ponder
Feb 23, 2013

Gibbage Cases has been a roller coaster, grass roots effort by Windows Phone enthusiast Kevin "Gibbage" Miller. Miller was looking for a simple case to protect his HTC 8X with three principles in mind; protection, design and function.

The end result was...

Heart Rate
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by George Ponder
Feb 22, 2013

It's no secret that your heart is an essential element of not only staying fit but also staying alive. Heart Rate is a Windows Phone 8 app designed to measure your heart rate while offering a history of these readings.

Heart Rate is...

Nokia Lumia 520
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by George Ponder
Feb 22, 2013

We've heard rumors on the Nokia Lumia 520 and 720 and now we are seeing images of these two new Windows Phones.

The Nokia Lumia 720 (a.k.a. "Fame"), pictured above, is reported to have a 4.3" ClearBlack display, 1Ghz Dual-core processor, 512MB RAM, 8GB...

Windows Phone Central's Sleep app roundup
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by George Ponder
Feb 22, 2013


Windows Phone Central's Roundup of Sleep Apps

Just as we put our Windows Phone on the charger to re-charge its batteries, getting a good night's sleep is our way to re-charge. This week for Fitness Month we focused on sleep applications and...

Sleep Journal
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by George Ponder
Feb 21, 2013

As we've mentioned this week during Fitness Month, sleep is an essential part of living a healthy life. Sleep Journal is a Windows Phone app designed to log your sleep patterns that may help identify areas for improvement.

The app does paint...

Pick My Movie
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by George Ponder
Feb 21, 2013

Movielator is a Windows Phone app that was designed to help you decide on finding a movie to watch. It was a decent movie finder of an app but needed a little fine tuning. Enter Pick My Movie.

The developer tweaked the appearance,...

Photo Shader
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by George Ponder
Feb 21, 2013

Photo Shader has been around for some time now and Windows Phone 8 version was recently released over in the Store. Along with making a jump to Windows Phone 8, Photo Shader also received a few new features such as Live Tile support, pinch to...

Sleep Recorder
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by George Ponder
Feb 20, 2013

Ever wonder if you snore? If you talk in your sleep? Does your wife/husband swear they don't snore? Sleep Recorder is an interesting Windows Phone app that records audio while you sleep and could help you answer those questions.

As well as...

omgTANGRAM
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by George Ponder
Feb 20, 2013

If you like puzzle games, you'll like omgTANGRAM. This is a Windows Phone game is a collection of tangram puzzles where you have to fill a wide range of silhouettes that you have to with seven puzzle pieces or tans.

On the surface omgTANGRAM...

Night Stand Clock
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by George Ponder
Feb 19, 2013

While Fitness Month is focusing on sleep and relaxation, part of a good night's sleep is waking up on time. Right? In that spirit we now turn our attention to an alarm clock app for your Windows Phone.

Night Stand Clock is a resourceful alarm...

Skype-Lync Integration
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by George Ponder
Feb 19, 2013

Microsoft is due to demonstrate integration between Skype and Lync next week at its Lync Conference held in San Diego.

Microsoft Lync is an enterprise-ready unified communications platform. A business version of Skype, if you will, that connects people...

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by George Ponder
Feb 19, 2013

HTC unveiled it's latest Android device, the HTC One, today with a lot of the hype centered around the device's camera. HTC billed the camera as being a new experience for smartphones, likely in response to the attention Nokia has received from the innovative...

Weather Wallpaper
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by George Ponder
Feb 19, 2013

Weather Wallpaper is a Windows Phone 8 app that, as the title suggests, lets you integrate your local weather information into your lockscreen wallpaper.

While other weather apps are out there that offer lockscreen support, Amazing Weather...

Sound Sleep
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by George Ponder
Feb 18, 2013

Fitness Month continues around these parts with sleep and relaxation apps for our Windows Phones being the focus this week. To kick things off we turn our sights on a fairly basic sleep/relaxation app, Sound Sleep.

Sound Sleep is a...

Samsung Omnia W
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by George Ponder
Feb 18, 2013

The Quote
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by George Ponder
Feb 18, 2013

The Quote is a popular Windows Phone app that has made the leap to Windows Phone 8 offering support not only for all the screen resolutions but also support for the various live tile sizes and lockscreen support.

It has been a while since we...