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2 years ago

Firefox for Windows 8 is dead, states low user adoption

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We’ve covered the journey of Firefox for Windows 8 since the project was announced in late 2012. Our first real look at the app came in February 2013 when we took the app for a spin and did a hands-on of Firefox for Windows 8. This past August the team at Mozilla announced that Firefox for Windows 8 would come out in December.

We later learned that the release was pushed back to 2014. A bunch of updates later and the app finally went into open beta last month. Turns out that was all for nothing. Mozilla is killing Firefox for Windows 8.

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2 years ago

Check out SyFy Now, Telemundo Now and USA Now in the Windows Store

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Last week a few new apps came to the Windows Store that you might have missed. They’re all related and come to us from media and entertainment company NBCUniversal. This is the mega company that powers and controls such networks in the United States like NBC News, CNBC, MSNB, The Weather Channel NBC Sports, Syfy, E!, USA Network, Telemundo and more. We already have NBC Sports on Windows 8, but now we get three new apps for Syfy, Telemundo and USA.

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2 years ago

Skype updated for the Xbox One, brings improved chat experience and more

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Skype has been picking up some impressive updates the past few weeks. About a month ago the service was updated to fix syncing across all your various devices. At the same time, the modern Windows 8 Skype app was updated. Shortly after, Skype for Windows Phone was later updated to require a Microsoft account only and not a Skype account. Outlook.com picked up support for HD Skype video calls and another update for the Windows 8 app come out with even faster syncing. Not to be left alone, there’s now a substantial update for Skype on the Xbox One.

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2 years ago

Xbox One sales numbers crush the Xbox 360 — combined consoles hold 43% of the market

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After Microsoft’s Xbox One Reveal event, we were not sure exactly how the console would fare in the marketplace. The original variation of the console, which was originally tied down by strict digital rights management protection created a backlash that we were unsure if Microsoft could shake even after their decision to rethink the decision. Do not be worried though – Xbox One is the most successful Xbox console sold to date.

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2 years ago

Lumia Black coming soon to the Lumia 521 on T-Mobile

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In January Nokia stated that the Lumia Black firmware update would be available to all in the coming weeks after its initial rollout. That didn’t exactly happen, as we’re still seeing certain regions and handsets lighting up with Lumia Black. For example, just yesterday the Lumia 620 in India received the firmware update. One little handset here in the United States still doesn’t have it. That’d be the Lumia 521, a variant of the Lumia 520 exclusive to T-Mobile. We haven’t heard much about the status of the update, but we do know it’s now listed as ‘coming soon’ on Nokia’s website.

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2 years ago

Galactic Rush, a space-age endless runner for Windows Phone 8

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Galactic Rush is a simple, yet challenging, endless runner game for Windows Phone 8. The game is from the developers behind Bunny Beyond and has you guiding an astronaut and aliens through various outer space themed obstacle courses.

Galactic Rush has three levels of play, upgradeable power-ups and a handful of characters to unlock. Gaming controls are a collection of screen gestures that are easy to pick up but can be a little on the sensitive side. Overall, Galactic Rush is an entertaining, casual game for Windows Phone 8.

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2 years ago

What are the benefits of jumping into the Microsoft ecosystem with an Xbox One?

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Our forums here at Windows Phone Central can be considered the breath and soul of the site itself; a place where fellow "Microsofties" can talk about the technology they hold dearest. In a post this week, WPCentral Member Dallas Gaston asks whether he should grab an Xbox One to pair with his Windows 8.1 Desktop, Surface 2 Pro, and Nokia Lumia 1520 or grab a PlayStation as he always has in the past.

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2 years ago

Deal alert: Samsung ATIV S Neo (Sprint) for $39 with contract at Amazon

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2 years ago

Microsoft reportedly closing Nokia deal within a month

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Microsoft announced plans to purchase Nokia last year and the deal has gone through numerous checks, but reports now state we could be looking at just a month wait for the two companies to finalize everything. The deal will see Microsoft absorb Nokia's hardware division. Essentially, Microsoft will be taking over development of Lumia Windows Phones with the same teams that make the devices we enjoy using today.

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2 years ago

Five paid Windows Phone apps I simply can't live without

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Downloading apps from the Windows Phone Store can open up a whole new world of possibilities. No, that wasn’t a sales pitch for the app team. It’s a truly great way to experience some exciting content made by developers from around the world. Some apps and games are free, while others are commercially licensed, requiring a purchase.

I’ve rounded up some of my top paid apps for you to try out, should you not have them installed already. While this may be a small collection, they’re apps I rely on a daily basis.

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2 years ago

Swedish government switches to Microsoft and Windows 8

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Microsoft has scored a big deal in Sweden with the Riksdag Aministration buying into Windows 8.1, Office 2013, Skype and Lync. The new environment will be rolled out across departments in March, with a pilot scheme initially taking on 100 participants. Post elections in the fall, all 1,650 positions at the Reichstag will be updated with Microsoft tech. This move should also look to include tablets and Windows Phones.

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2 years ago

Nokia Lumia 625 goes on sale in Ireland on Three

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2 years ago

Get inspired to cook with BBC Good Food for Windows Phone 8

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2 years ago

Top Rated Puzzle Games for Windows Phone

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Top Rated Puzzle Games for Windows Phone

Windows Phone Central Game Roundup: Puzzle Games

Puzzle games are a great way to pass the time and we have plenty to choose from for our Windows Phones. Puzzle games have a wide range of appeal and can be a rather addictive past time.

There are so many quality puzzle games available in the Windows Phone Store, it can be hard to pick just a few to highlight in our weekly roundup. So, we kept it simple this week and showcase the top five, best rated puzzle games from the Windows Phone Store. Each title is a quality, addictive and challenging title that would be a fine addition to your Windows Phone gaming library.

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2 years ago

Nokia Martini reportedly is the Lumia 930, an upcoming device with Windows Phone 8.1

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