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1 week ago

The tado° smart heating app arrives for Windows Phone

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Smart thermostats and appliances are the new rage in 2014 and now tado° (tado.com) is on board with Windows Phone.

For those who do not know tado° heat was a Kickstarter project from a few years back. The device connects to your wall mounted heater and makes it 'smart' by detecting your phone's presence and adjusting the temperature accordingly.

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Microsoft's Photosynth 3D panorama app gets higher-res capture mode in latest update

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Photosynth is one of the more innovative imaging apps to hail out of Microsoft in the last few years. However, the Photosynth app for Windows Phone has not seen too much in the way of updates or new features. In fact, the last update was back in January.

So it is a surprise to see version 1.8 not only go live in the Store, but come with some new, post-worthy features!

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1 week ago

You are about to watch yet another commercial of Cortana making fun of Siri

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Yep, it's Windows Phone's Cortana poking fun at Apple's Siri in a commercial. Again. Highlighting how Cortana and Windows Phone 8.1 are able to do things like offer reminders when a contact calls or prompt you with traffic reports, the ad definitely emphasizes the strong points of Cortana (notably, they're not poking at Google Now, which offers many of the same features). Meanwhile, the iPhone's gotten bigger with the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.

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A quick look at the 3D-printed Microsoft Band Charging Stand

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1 week ago

Track Runner 5.0 wants to run free, and donations are encouraged to help keep it that way

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The Track Runner app for Windows Phone is incredibly popular and highly-rated (4.8 out of 5 with over 600 reviews), but making so awesome of an app free of charge and free of ads means making money can be tricky. So developer The App Cauldron is offering users the option to donate to support the app, and development of version 5.0 of Track Runner.

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1 week ago

Credit Karma now a universal app on Windows Phone and Windows 8.1

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Besides new apps for Windows, we love apps that are also on Windows Phone, utilizing Microsoft's new 8.1 developer tools. Early this morning, Credit Karma became yet another app to add to your dual collection.

Credit Karma (CreditKarma.com) has been available as Windows 8.1 app since mid-September, but now the Windows Phone version of the free credit-checking app is available, sharing the same features.

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1 week ago

This soft Lumia Icon skin case has been marked down to just $4.95 today!

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6 tips to extend the battery life on your Microsoft Band

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The Microsoft Band has been advertised of having 48 hours battery life, but that can vary significantly depending on your settings, usage, and other factors. On the days we track workouts or runs, and sleep, we find the Band to last until about lunchtime the next day. Want to extend the battery life on your Microsoft Band? Here are some tips that can help you out. These tips include turning off some features when you aren't using them and other settings that can save battery.

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1 week ago

Activision releases its Call of Duty: Heroes spin-off strategy game on Windows 8

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As well as releasing the title for the iPhone and iPad, Activision also announced that Call of Duty: Heroes is now available for Windows 8 too, offering players a mobile-friendly version of the popular series with a 3D strategy genre twist. Players are tasked with constructing a base for themselves while launching attacks on enemies.

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Xbox Live Gold members get 24-hour free trial of Sunset Overdrive tomorrow

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1 week ago

Official Smosh app joins Al Jazeera on Xbox One

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1 week ago

Hero Forge, a puzzling RPG game for Windows Phone

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Hero Forge is a RPG game for your Windows Phone that combines puzzle solving with combat rounds. The game is also a Massively Multi-Player Online Role Playing Game (MMORPG) mode where you not only can skip battling computer opponents and seek out other players globally to rough up.

Your gaming character will advance in experience, improving their skills with each battle and you'll have opportunities to customize your character with weapons, armor and more. Hero Forge is available for low-memory devices and after playing the game over the past couple of days, we can see why the game is pulling down a 4.5 Star rating in the Windows Phone Store.

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1 week ago

Sainsbury's releases three new official apps for Windows

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UK supermarket chain Sainsbury's has released three new official apps for Windows 8.1, including apps for eBooks and movies. Consumers who use the services provided by Sainsbury's will now be able to browse, purchase and enjoy popular content from both the eBook and movies stores. As an added bonus, it's possible to collect Nectar points as you download media to build a rich library.

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1 week ago

Plex Home delivers parental controls, better sharing, managed accounts

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Plex Home has arrived to deliver new features allowing users to have better control over sharing and their media in a multi-member family household. Users can choose who they want to share their media content with and create separate user profiles for different members of their family in Plex Home. This is enabled as Plex has moved the server management to the web app.

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Google agrees to settle with Microsoft-backed Rockstar

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Patent-holding consortium Rockstar, which counts Microsoft, Apple, and BlackBerry among its members, has reached a settlement agreement with rival tech giant Google from a lawsuit originating last October. In its suit, Rockstar alleged that Google had infringed on seven search-related patents that it owned after winning a bid to acquire Nortel's intellectual property portfolio.

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