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2 years ago

Reminder: Boston Microsoft Developer Group meeting tonight (Psst, we'll be there)

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Two weeks ago I told you about the Boston Microsoft Developer Group, which helps Windows Phone and Windows developers make their apps better. The group holds monthly, informal meetings where guest speakers share tips, you can mingle with other devs, have some food and win prizes. They’re always fun and a great way to meet your fellow developers for further insight.

Tonight is the meeting for May and Microsoft is sponsoring it. Last we checked, there are over 130 of you RSVP’d and we’ve been informed a few more spots are open (you don’t need to RSVP, as you can just walk in, though it’s easier if you’re ‘on the list’).

What’s more, you’re not-so cuddly editor in chief will be present, giving a talk on Windows Phone and its future! Here are the full details of tonight’s plan…

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2 years ago

Microsoft Lync collaboration app updated for Android tablets

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Microsoft has today released a Lync 2013 app update for Android hardware, enabling tablet support and adding some conversation enhancements. If you're not familiar with the service from Microsoft, Lync is a video, messaging and conferencing platform. Today's announcement is an important step since it shows Microsoft delivering on promises made to further support Google's mobile platform and more form factors.

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2 years ago

Amazon rebrands its Windows Phone app, adding new functionality

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Amazon, the popular online retailer, has updated its Windows Phone app. The company has somewhat neglected its offering for Windows Phone owners, with our most recent coverage dating back to mid-2013. So what's new in this latest release? As noted already, the new version introduces new branding to 'Amazon App'. That and the team have included some minor enhancements.

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2 years ago

Add over thirty film filters with OneLens for Windows Phone 8

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OneLens is a Windows Phone 8 photography app that offers up over thirty film filters that can add a creative touch to your pictures. The app has an internal camera app that allows you to preview and then apply your creative filters to your photographs.

OneLens is a simple option for the times you need to snap a quick pic and apply a creative filter. The photo app also includes editing tools to adjust the intensity of the filter application, crop or change the filter choice all together. You can also import existing photos to edit and OneLens supports original image sizes of up to 38MP.

It may not be your daily driver for photography but OneLens isn't a bad option to consider as a supplemental app.

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2 years ago

Spotify releases massive update with new design, radio and more

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2 years ago

Hands-on with Spider-Man 2 for Windows Phone

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Hands-on with Spider-Man 2 for Windows Phone

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 movie has already started playing in theaters and its official game can now be purchased at the Window Phone Store. At $4.99, it’s one of the more expensive games at the store and there is no free trial available. Is the Spider-Man 2 game worth it? Watch our gameplay video after the break to find out.

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2 years ago

LG set to return to Windows Phone 8.1 with recent leak (Hoax?)

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2 years ago

New Nokia accessories launched in India to enhance the Lumia experience

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2 years ago

Xbox Games for Windows Phone 8.1 updated, removes self from App list

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2 years ago

Play as a skateboarding dinosaur in Dopey and the Meteors for Windows Phone

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2 years ago

Xbox Live could be ditching the Gold requirement for Netflix, Hulu

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If you've never really been happy at the fact you need a Xbox Live Gold subscription in order to access Hulu and Netflix on your Xbox there's a good chance that requirement could be gone soon. It's something that has been on the table for a while now but according to Arstechnica, multiple sources have now been briefed on the matter ahead of June's E3 expo.

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2 years ago

Evernote app updated with a new document camera

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Evernote has bumped its popular note taking platform to version 4.4.0.1122 in Windows Phone Store today. Nestled in with the assorted "numerous bug fixes and enhancements" is a new document camera. The document camera allows the user to digitize both single and multiple page documents, so they can be added to any note in Evernote. This should prove useful to both business users and casual users alike.

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2 years ago

Despicable Me: Minion Rush gets a huge update today for Windows Phone, Windows 8

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If you’re a fan of the popular endless runner Minion Rush, we have some good news for you as version 1.7.1.4 has gone live in the Store for both Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8. The fun pint sized game (50 MB) from Gameloft has been kicking on Windows Phone for a while, but today’s update is quite the doozy. It even has a changelog!

Let’s see what’s new.

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2 years ago

Analog Clock Tile gets updated with new faces, promises of more to come

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A few weeks back we noted the release of the app Analog Clock Tile for devices running Windows Phone 8.1. The updated OS allows Tiles to be updated every minute, making "clock Tiles" like Clock Hub or TimeMe a go on the platform. No worries as to battery life, as Microsoft made sure such apps have a negligible impact.

Version 1.2 just went live in the Store, and it now has a few new features. For one, there are four new clock faces to choose from, including blocky digital, analog with numbers and one with just text.

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2 years ago

Spider-Man 2 swings onto Windows Phone

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Spider-Man 2 swings onto Windows Phone

In mid-March Gameloft promised that we’d get the Spider-Man 2 in April. Well it’s not exactly April anymore, but we finally do have the game available for Windows Phone! The movie counterpart has been out for nearly two weeks here in the United States. Do you feel that? It’s just our Spider-sense tingling that we can now play the game on Windows Phone. Details after the break.

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