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2 years ago

Top Rated Beer Apps for Windows Phone

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Top Rated Beer Apps for Windows Phone

Windows Phone Central App Roundup: Beer Apps

Beers and breweries have seen a rise in popularity over the past few years, to the point it can be a challenge to keep up with all the brands, styles and breweries that are now available. Luckily, we have a small collection of Windows Phone apps in the Store to help those who indulge in the sudsy beverages keep tabs on things.

This week’s Windows Phone Central roundup focuses on a handful of these beer apps. We’ve picked four of the top rated beer oriented apps to shine the spotlight on. Three the help you search and find the various beer brands, styles and breweries and one to help those who dabble in home brewing.

As with all of our roundups, if we have over looked your favorite beer app sound off down below in the comments and share your recommendation.

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2 years ago

Podcast Lounge receives major update for Windows Phone

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The highly popular podcast app for Windows Phone, Podcast Lounge has received a substantial update today. If you're not familiar with the name, the app enables users to stream and enjoy a variety of podcasts covering multiple genres.

Originally starting off as a unofficial BBC podcast client, Igneous Software has broadened the appeal of Podcast Lounge by adding in a new catalogue of podcasts, bringing with it international support. Should you be an active user, you’ll love what’s new in version 2.

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2 years ago

Nokia X family of Android hardware to launch in India this coming Monday

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Nokia is keeping its promise of ‘coming soon’ at the time of announcing both the Nokia X and Nokia X+ at Mobile World Congress 2014 last month. India, an emerging smartphone market, is one of the primary markets for the Nokia X series.

A press invite to "Xperience a new beginning" has been fired out today, marking March 10, 2014 as the launch of Nokia X in India.

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2 years ago

Action Center in Windows Phone 8.1 will allow an app to display 20 notifications

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At this rate we might not have much surprises left for Build 2014 next month in San Francisco. We’ve learned a lot about the big picture for the future of Windows Phone ever since the beta Windows Phone 8.1 SDK was leaked. Since then it’s been a steady stream of information about the upcoming update.

Earlier this week we finally got out first look at Cortana in action on video. Earlier today some more Windows Phone 8.1 information made its way onto the web. Today we’re learning a bit more about the Action Center in Windows Phone 8.1.

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2 years ago

Nokia's latest video features the Lumia 1320 in one continuous shot

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Big screen with an affordable price makes the Nokia Lumia 1320 really interesting. It’s not going to match the specs of the Lumia 1520, but that’s exactly the point. If the Lumia 1320 device hasn’t been on your radar yet, maybe Nokia’s latest video might get you interested. It doesn’t really show what the phone can do in detail, but we think the video is very cool, nonetheless. Go watch it after the break.

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2 years ago

Windows 8.1 Update 1 inadvertently leaked by Microsoft

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We’re a few short weeks away from Microsoft rolling out Update 1 for Windows 8.1. The update comes to your tablet, laptop and desktop in order to make Windows 8.1 a little friendlier for users that heavily rely on mice and keyboards. April’s Patch Tuesday, April 8th, is the expected day for when regular folk will get the update. But you’re not regular and if you want it, you can get it today. Window 8.1 Update 1 has apparently been accidently leaked by Microsoft.

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2 years ago

Another image of the Lumia 630 leaked, an upcoming Windows Phone 8.1 handset

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It was just last Friday that we learned most of the specs for the upcoming Nokia Lumia 630. The device is codenamed “Moneypenny” and is expected to be a budget friendly device. It’ll also be one of the first Windows Phone 8.1 handsets launched. Which is why it’ll pick up a lot of attention. Twitter leaker evleaks has just shared another image of the upcoming device. Orange is the new black right?

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2 years ago

Adventurer Eric Larsen sets out on record breaking expedition, brings along Windows Phone

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Headed to the North Pole anytime soon? You probably don’t have any upcoming plans to travel there, but adventurer Eric Larsen and his 3-person team do. They’re preparing to travel the Arctic Ocean from Northern Ellesmere Island to the geographic North Pole. Eric and his team are hoping to do the 500-mile journey in less than 49 days. If they accomplish this feat, they’ll have beaten a world record set in 2006. Eric isn’t alone on this trip. He’ll be carrying a few Windows Phone handsets with him.

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2 years ago

Peggle 2 – Hands on with the new 'Duels mode' on the Xbox One

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Peggle 2, PopCap’s long-anticipated follow-up to their casual hit Peggle, launched as a timed Xbox One exclusive back in December. As I mentioned in our review, the multiplayer features weren’t quite ready at that time. The online Peg Party mode simply didn’t work for me and many other players, nor was the promised local multiplayer mode available. Still a great game, but players definitely missed the multiplayer.

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2 years ago

Black update for Rogers Nokia Lumia 520 due March 10

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2 years ago

CamScanner and Car Dash pick up new features and more in latest updates

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One sign of a healthy app ecosystem? Developers giving their apps frequent updates. We love waking up and seeing that tile count on the Live tile for the Windows Phone Store. Big or small, we love app updates. Today we’re looking at updates for CamScanner and Car Dash. Two apps on Windows Phone that fulfill niche needs, but do it well. Let’s check out what’s new.

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2 years ago

Nokia Lumia 625 heading to Three in Ireland later this month

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2 years ago

Forza 5 races into US Xbox One bundle, but only for a limited time

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When Xbox One was released in Europe, masses rejoiced that Microsoft’s latest console would include a free copy of FIFA 2014 or Forza 5. Meanwhile in the colonies, Xbox One users had no free game included and thus had to drop the value of an Xbox One along with another $60 just to get started.

Now, Microsoft is announcing that Xbox One consoles in the United States will include a digital copy of Forza Motorsport 5 for a limited time.

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2 years ago

Review – Hyperion Explorer Hybrid case for the Nokia Lumia Icon

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Earlier this week I reviewed the expensive – but still really nice – Incipio Feather case for the Lumia Icon. Today, I have one from Hyperion dubbed the ‘Explorer Hybrid’. The case is much cheaper than the Incipio, running at around $3.99 (but more when you factor in shipping). That’s still a bargain and while the case is not exactly pretty, it does a nice job for protection.

Hyperion calls this ‘Explorer Hybrid’ because it has a two Layer design with the inner a silicone core and an “Explorer Style Design Anti-Slip Hard Shell exterior”. That’s a lot of mumbo jumbo for saying this case has soft and hard protection built in, making it a step above most hard shell cases.  It’s basically a soft touch feel with nodule grips all around it.

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2 years ago

Microsoft to be featured at SXSW 2014

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This March sets the stage for the twenty-seventh annual South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas. The event itself is a collection of film, music, and interactive media. This year, South by Southwest will begin on March 8 and continue until the 17 for a seemingly never-ending party of fun. If the event was not already awesome to begin with, Microsoft will be there in full setup to join the fun.

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