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2 years ago

Super Calendar updated to version 1.6 with new day and month views

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The stock apps available on Windows Phone aren't bad. The built-in apps for things like email and calendar get the job done just fine. However, sometimes you need something with a bit more power and options, something that goes above and beyond. Which is why the Windows Phone Store is filled with alternatives for those stock apps. Alternatives like Super Calendar, which was just updated. Let's check out what's new in version 1.6. 

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2 years ago

Mossad: an augmented reality spy game for Windows Phone

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Location-based games and mobile are a great fit since smartphones usually have a GPS built in and people take their phones around everywhere. Why not work that into a game, right?

Israel-based developer GreenShpits recently released its own location-based/augmented reality game for Windows Phone 8 called Mossad as part of the AppCampus program. The word “Mossad” means “Institute” in Hebrew and is used to refer to the Israeli equivalent of the CIA. Mossad allows players to travel around playing spy and acting out their own missions, but some major bugs cut into the fun.

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2 years ago

Welcome Smartwatch Fans to the Mobile Nations family!

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Welcome Smartwatch Fans to the Mobile Nations family!

Happy 2014! There is no better day to launch a new website than January 1st, so we're doing just that. Today we welcome Smartwatch Fans to the Mobile Nations family!!

We're incredibly excited to launch SmartwatchFans.com. We actually entered 2013 thinking it was the year we needed to go beyond phones and build a new "connected accessories" community to join the ranks of Android Central, CrackBerry, iMore and Windows Phone Central. As we discussed throughout Talk Mobile 2013, mobile is about so much more than just phones these days. The problem is, with the "internet of things" growing so big, so fast and penetrating into every area of life, it's really hard to define the scope of where a new community like that would begin and end. As we've learned over the years, a successful tech community needs a focus.

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2 years ago

Car Starter for Windows Phone 8 becomes Car Dash after the latest update

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Car Starter is a dashboard app for Windows Phone 8 that places a decent amount of functionality at your fingertips while on the road.  The app was recently updated to version 2.0 that not only brings about a name change but also a few design changes.

Now known as Car Dash, the version 2.0 update adds a dial pad to the Contacts Page and a music selection feature to the Music Page.  The dial pad will allow you to dial a telephone number directly from the app.  The music selection feature lets you browse through your music collection to find what song you want to listen to.

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2 years ago

Nokia Lumia 1520 now available in the Philippines through select Nokia Stores

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2 years ago

Sneak Peek – FilmOn streaming TV app for Windows Phone 8

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Yesterday, we reported on a FilmOn TV app for Windows Phone 8 arriving in the coming weeks. The app is based off of the FilmOn streaming site of the same name (FilmOn.com), and it allows users to stream local network TV, in addition to online channels, right to their PC or phone. Up until now, we haven’t had an app for Windows Phone 8, but that is about to change.

FilmOn TV is in an open beta (though you need to register to sign up) and it should be available in the near future as some final bugs and quality testing takes place.

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2 years ago

From Cheese, a Windows Phone 8 puzzle game with a smelly twist

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From Cheese is an interesting puzzle game for Windows Phone 8 where you lead a hungry little mouse through a maze to a block of cheese.  The smelly twist is that you guide the mouse by the cheese’s aroma, drawing a path for the mouse to follow from the cheese.

From Cheese has fifty-eight levels of reverse-logic puzzles full of obstacles and dangers to work around to get your mouse to his dinner.

It may be another puzzle game for Windows Phone 8 but From Cheese’s approach to solving the puzzles makes it an appealing new addition to our Windows Phone gaming library.

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2 years ago

Into the Dead, intense zombie game from iOS and Android now on Windows Phone

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Into the Dead is an intense game. It throws you into a dark field full of zombies and you have to run past them. Do what you have to in order to stay alive. Keep moving and protect yourself by any means necessary. Into the Dead has been available on iOS and Android, but now Windows Phone users can play it, too.

Head past the break to watch our gameplay video.

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2 years ago

Weather Hound ends the year with another update, adds wide tile support

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Weather Hound is a simple Windows Phone 8 weather app that provides you with the basics on the current weather conditions, an hourly forecast and a seven-day, extended forecast.  You can track the weather based on your current location or set a fixed location in the app’s settings.

Weather Hound was updated today to version 1.2.1 that adds doublewide tile support.  The wider Live Tile displays your current conditions along with a three day, extended forecast.

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2 years ago

Windows Phone Central Best of 2013 Awards

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2013 was a break-out year for Windows Phone and Windows. Not only did more Windows-powered smartphones and tablets end up in the hands of eager users, but developers big and small jumped on board. Not just that, but we saw a whole range of new hardware, from smartphones packed with more megapixels than a mighty DSLR to handsets so affordable they almost seem like they could be bought with the change in your pocket. It was quite a year, that 2013.

So we asked you to help us recognize the best if the best for the year in Windows Phone. We took your nominations, and you voted on the finalists, and with more than 110,00 votes logged, it's time to reveal the winners.

2 years ago

The best Windows 8 apps to begin 2014 (Part One)

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You might have just picked up a great new Windows 8 machine for the holidays, or perhaps you’ve been using one for a while now; either way – we have compiled the largest list of the best Windows 8 applications in the Windows Store, just for your pleasure.

We have taken every single category in the Windows Store and decided to pick the top three applications for each. This is part one of the list and will cover Social, Entertainment, Photo, Music & Video, Sports, Books & Reference, News & Weather, Health & Fitness, and Food & Dining applications. We hope you enjoy part one of the list, and if there is something that you love, be sure to share it in the comments and let other readers experience it for themselves!

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2 years ago

Sony and Microsoft reportedly in talks for a Windows Phone device in 2014

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File this under wishful thinking, but The Information, a new tech website founded by former Wall Street Journal reporter Jessica Lessin, is reporting that Sony and Microsoft are in talks for a new Windows Phone next year. The report cites an unnamed but trusted source on the matter, though they note that nothing is yet signed between the companies.

Should such a deal come forward, it will reportedly fall under Sony’s VAIO brand, which has seen modest success in the Windows 8 world. Sony used to make reasonably successful Windows Mobile devices, and they were on board with Windows Phone 7, back when Microsoft announced the OS in Barcelona in early 2010. In fact, Sony Ericsson had the ‘Jolie’ prototype circulating before backing out at the last minute.

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2 years ago

Deal Alert: Note+, Stopwatch+ and Counter+ available free for a limited time

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In celebrating New Year’s, a trio of simple productivity apps for Windows Phone 8 will be available free through the first week of the New Year.

Note+, Stopwatch+ and Counter+ are all available for Windows Phone 7.x and 8 devices and will be marked down to free apps later this evening.  The sale is for a limited time and it is our understanding will only last a week.

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2 years ago

Nokia Lumia 1320 – Unboxing and first impressions of the budget friendly phablet

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I reviewed the Lumia 1520 and even did a follow up on living with the monster 6-inch Windows Phone. Today, I’m taking a look at the brand new Lumia 1320, a more budget friendly version of the high end Nokia device. Running between $350 and $400 off contract in various markets, including China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Singapore, the Lumia 1320 looks to be a winner for those wanting something a bit larger.

My Lumia 1320 just showed up, so we figured we would show you folks around the latest Lumia to grace our site. So grab a hot coffee and watch the unboxing video with a quick device tour. We’ll even throw in some high quality photos as well.

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2 years ago

MyAppFree kicks off 2014 with NinjaCat Bombay as the next free deal

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