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2 years ago

Facebook beta for Windows Phone updated again with improved Live Tile support

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It was just two days ago that Microsoft updated their Facebook beta app for Windows Phone. That update was more significant for Windows Phone 7.x users who finally received many of the new improvements to the Live Tile and notifications.

Late last night/early this morning, a small update went out to bring it up to version 5.2.0.6, making this a real minor update. There is no changelog associated with the update, but at least one reader has commented that “your own cover photo is back on the live tile again”.

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2 years ago

GAME Reward for Windows Phone gets updated with cool new features (UK)

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2 years ago

AT&T Nokia Lumia 1520 featured in today's 12 Days of Deals (Updated)

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Update: It appears the door buster and $99 deal is in-store only. The promotional material did not make that distinction until the pricing was listed online.  You can still save a little online though.  The price of the off-contract model has dropped $100 to $449 and you will receive the $50 gift card and a free download for Halo Spartan Assault.

Today is one of the larger deal days in the Microsoft Store’s 12 Days of Deals promotion.  Today you can pick up the AT&T Nokia Lumia 1520 Windows Phone for a steal if you are fast enough.

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2 years ago

Lies of Astaroth, a fantasy card based battle game for Windows Phone 8

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Lies of Astaroth is a fantasy card based battle game that has seen a bit of success over on iOS and now is available for Windows Phone 8. 

Game play has you dealing your characters from a deck of cards to do battle against a wide assortment of creatures.  The strategy battle game reminds me of the card games like Magic: The Gathering and Yu-Gi-Oh

While card based battle games may not be everyone’s cup of tea, Lies of Astaroth does have a certain level of appeal.  Graphics are attractive, game play is fairly simple and challenging and we suspect the game will find its fair share of success on the Windows Phone platform.

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2 years ago

Viber, the cross-platform messaging and VoIP app, arrives on Windows 8 with nifty features

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If you are a Viber user, here’s great news for you! The company has just announced Viber for Windows 8, bringing the leading messaging and VoIP platform with over 200 million users to tablet and desktop devices running Windows 8.1.

Viber users can send free text messages, fun stickers, photos, videos and doodles, share locations anywhere in the world, and make free HD-quality calls over 3G/4G or WiFi connections. With Viber Out users can also make low-cost calls to any phone number around the world.

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2 years ago

WhatsApp for Windows Phone gets ability to send pre-recorded videos and multiple images in latest update

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We’ve been teasing you folks about WhatsApp for Windows Phone, specifically features that were being tested in the private beta. What are those new features? Just the ability to send pre-recorded videos and up to 10 images at once.

Luckily for you, version 2.11.340 of WhatsApp for the general public just went live in the Store and it has those aforementioned features, plus the usual bug fixes.

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2 years ago

Listen to hundreds of UK radio stations with Radioplayer for Windows Phone 8

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Radioplayer is an online audio player which gives you access to live, on demand and podcast radio from hundreds of stations in the UK. They have an app for iOS, Android, and now Windows Phone 8.

Radioplayer has everything from news and sport - to pop, rock, indie, dance, jazz, soul, and classical music. There’s something for everyone. You can find stations like BBC Radio 1, Ministry of Sound, Absolute Real Radio, and more.

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2 years ago

Check out this Microsoft Store rep who knows how to drop a beat with the Surface Music Kit

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It can be a rarity to walk into a retail store and discover a rep who actually knows about the full spectrum of technology they are selling, at the Microsoft store though – this is no problem. Not only do Microsoft Stores showcase knowledgeable reps, but they also showcase those who can drop a sick beat with the Surface Music Kit.

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2 years ago

Get your Feedly on with Pheeb for Windows Phone 8

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Get your Feedly on with Pheeb for Windows Phone 8

Feedly doesn’t have an official app out on Windows Phone, but we’re having a hard time finding any reason they should make one. We’ve got Phonly, which is an awesome Feedly app on the platform. However, variety is the spice of life. Which is why we’re happy to have another stellar Feedly client on Windows Phone. Let’s check out Pheeb.

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2 years ago

Living with the biggest Windows Phone, the Nokia Lumia 1520

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A follow up on the Lumia 1520 review and using it as my daily driver

It has been a few weeks since the colossal Lumia 1520 from Nokia was released here in the U.S. on AT&T. Since then, I have repeatedly been asked one question from people on Twitter and elsewhere: “Do you use it as your daily driver?” (inevitably followed by “Should I get one?”).

I previously reviewed the device after spending a few days with it, giving it high marks for its display and camera. But now it’s a few weeks on and some of you are wondering if I still use it. After all, I do have access to every Windows Phone 8 device out there, so why not opt for the Lumia 1020 or the Lumia 925 or even the elegant looking ATIV S Neo instead?

That’s where this article comes into play as I’ll try to answer some questions about the king of all Lumias.

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2 years ago

New video shows the best games are on Xbox One

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2 years ago

Verizon FiOS app now available on the Xbox One

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2 years ago

Rumored Surface Mini may pack Kinect technology

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2 years ago

Xbox Music for Windows 8 receives an update - new features and bug fixes onboard

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Microsoft’s digital music service, Xbox Music, has received an update for its Windows 8 application. The new update brings a collection of new features and bug fixes to enhance your listening experience. Whether using an Xbox Music pass for unlimited streaming or purchasing songs individually – this latest update is out to impress.

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2 years ago

Microsoft reveals more details about indie games for Xbox One - still landing early 2014

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Sony may have a better track record with indie developers than Microsoft, but the company has been working hard to improve that. Microsoft has announced that the first Xbox One game to arrive through the Indie Development Program will arrive in the next few months. In fact, the Redmond team has thirty-two indie studios working on various titles for the Xbox One console.

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