Articles by George Ponder

Tap for HELP!
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by George Ponder
Dec 27, 2012

Tap for HELP! is a Windows Phone 8 app designed to help you through non-emergency situations while on the road. Tap for HELP! uses your Windows Phone location services and Bing Search to find emergency services that are close to your current...

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by George Ponder
Dec 27, 2012

The Nokia Accessories Setting lets you associate apps with certain Nokia Windows Phone accessories such as Nokia's wireless charging stand. Well... Nokia has updated the Accessories Setting and while there's no change log, based on the conversation going on in...

Ventev Dura-Gel Case for Nokia Lumia 920
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by George Ponder
Dec 27, 2012

The Ventev Dura-Gel Case is a rubbery shell case for the Nokia Lumia 920. It is constructed of thermal formed, advanced thermoplastic polyurethane.

The Ventev Dura-Gel Case does offer a decent amount of protection for the Lumia 920 with regards to minor...

GasBuddy
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by George Ponder
Dec 26, 2012

GasBuddy is a nice Windows Phone 8 app that lets you find gas stations and real-time gas prices from the comfort of your Windows Phone. You can search by keyword or by your current location. The app was recently updated to version three to bring a...

myBattery
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by George Ponder
Dec 26, 2012

To help with the on going battle to monitor your Windows Phone 8 battery performance, enter the Windows Phone 8 app myBattery.

myBattery will chart your batteries life cycle, note the percentage of power left and an estimated time left...

Dredd vs. Zombies
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by George Ponder
Dec 26, 2012

Rebellion Games has been rather busy these day cranking out Windows Phone 8 games. First we saw Guns 4 Hire and now you have Dredd vs. Zombies.

In Dredd vs. Zombies, as you might guess, you play the role of Judge Dredd who must...

Guns 4 Hire for Windows Phone 8
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by George Ponder
Dec 26, 2012

Guns 4 Hire is a new Windows Phone 8 game that landed in the Store the other day and calls for you to tackle a wide assortment of missions against ruthless dictators, warlords and terrorists in general.

Game play is a little like a mobile tower...

HDR Photo Camera
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by George Ponder
Dec 26, 2012

HDR Photo Camera is a Windows Phone 8 app that gives your Windows Phone camera the capability of creating HDR (High Dynamic Range) images.

HDR images have a high dynamic range between the lightest and darkest areas of the photo than what you...

Pencil Blade
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by George Ponder
Dec 24, 2012

Okay... it's obvious that the Windows Phone game Pencil Blade is a Fruit Ninja knock off. But that doesn't mean it's not an enjoyable knock off.

Game play with Pencil Blade has you slicing pencil sketched fruit with your razor...

SnowGlobe3D
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by George Ponder
Dec 24, 2012

The Windows Phone app SnowGlobe3D is an interactive holiday snow globe for your Windows Phone. The scene has a rustic home with Christmas Tree out front that is just begging for a little snow fall.

When you launch SnowGlobe3D you will...

Rumored Nokia Windows 8 Tablet
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by George Ponder
Dec 24, 2012

PhotoFunia for Windows Phone
Review
by George Ponder
Dec 24, 2012

PhotoFunia is a very nice Windows Phone app for editing and customizing your Windows Phone photos. PhotoFunia won't let you crop, adjust color balance or sharpen your photos. Instead it offers over three hundred effects that can be applied to...

HTC 8X
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by George Ponder
Dec 22, 2012

With Windows Phone 8 devices, we have two heavy weights with respect to cameras; the Nokia Lumia 920 and HTC 8X. While the Nokia Lumia 920's camera seems to have taken center stage these days, the HTC 8X's camera is not a slouch. The 8X's camera is a very...

Zombies, Run!
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by George Ponder
Dec 22, 2012

Zombies, Run! is a fairly popular Windows Phone app that mixed exercise with adventure. The developer has released a maintenance update for Zombies, Run! along with an announcement that they will no longer support the Windows Phone platform.

For...

Reading Lens for Windows Phone 8
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by George Ponder
Dec 21, 2012

Reading Lens for Windows Phone 8 is a simple app that will help you read small text, much like a pair of reading glasses would. The app makes use of the Windows Phone camera to magnify small print so it can be easily read.

Even if you aren't...

Disney Games on Windows Phone 8
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by George Ponder
Dec 21, 2012

Disney has release two Windows Phone 8 games over at the Windows Phone Store. The games have had a bit of success over at Disney.com and should translate nicely on our Windows Phones.

Where's My Water? and Where's My Perry? are both...

SantaRacer
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by George Ponder
Dec 21, 2012

If you're looking for a simple, fun Windows Phone game, take a look at SantaRacer. The game was recently updated to version 2.0 with a new game engine under the hood and improved graphics that include snow fall.

SantaRacer has you...

WPCentral.com's App Roundup of Santa Apps
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by George Ponder
Dec 21, 2012


Windows Phone Central's Roundup of Santa Apps

It's the Holiday Season and in a few days, many will be helping their children track Santa Claus as he travels the globe delivery toys to all the good boys and girls. This week's Windows Phone Central...

NASA Image of the Day
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by George Ponder
Dec 20, 2012

If you're a fan of space exploration and NASA, check out the NASA Image of the Day lockscreen wallpaper app for Windows Phone 8.

NASA Image of the Day will rotate your Windows Phone 8 lockscreen wallpaper daily with a different photo...

Samsung ATIV S
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by George Ponder
Dec 20, 2012

While Samsung was the first out the gate to publicly announce their Windows Phone 8 device, the ATIV S is definitely taking it's time to come to various markets. The Italian market was due to see the ATIV S in November which was eventually pushed back to...