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Bank of America to end support for its Windows Phone app in early March [update: Windows 8.1 too]

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Update: According to its store listing, it looks like Bank of America will be dropping its Windows 8.1 app in March as well (thanks, Brent, for the tip).

Original story: Yet another major US bank is ending its support for the Windows Phone platform. This time it's Bank of America, which has posted a note on its app's store page that it will stop supporting Microsoft's mobile OS sometime in early March.

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2 days ago

Microsoft adds media embed support and more in its latest Sway update

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2 days ago

Microsoft will euthanize Zoo Tycoon Friends on April 28 due to technical failures

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Back in July of last year, Microsoft announced plans to release Zoo Tycoon Friends for Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone. In addition to being an Xbox title, the game looked to fit into the growing trend of simulation and management games for mobile. Later in October, the game finally launched after some limited testing and things were looking good for the game.

Jump ahead to early 2015, and it does not take much to find complaints in the Store about the title. Reviews are littered with the same grievance, which includes the backend servers essentially not working, rendering the game (and any purchases) useless.

Today, Microsoft is throwing in the towel. In an email sent to those who are playing the game, Microsoft Studios have announced that Zoo Tycoon Friends is shutting down on April 28, 2015. Microsoft says that the closure is part of their "ebb and flow" of portfolio management, but there is little doubt that the game's constant problems likely forced their hand.

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2 days ago

FTC rules that throttled unlimited data doesn't qualify as 'unlimited'

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In a ruling that's resulted in a $40 million fine, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission's smacking down TracFone's speed throttling of customers that were paying for unlimited data service. The case in question only applies to TracFone, but it helps to reinforce a precedent that could apply to even the larger carriers in the United States.

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2 days ago

500px for Windows Phone gets updated to fix image viewing bugs

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In recent times frequenters of the 500px app for Windows Phone will likely have noticed a number of bugs that crept in with regards actually viewing images. A pretty big deal for an app based around looking at great photography. Fortunately, the end to the troubles is today, as an update is available right now to download in the Windows Phone Store.

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2 days ago

Times of India app for Windows Phone updated for first time in three years

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3 days ago

OneDrive improves its photo albums for the web, but Windows Phone users will have to wait

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3 days ago

#IDARB, Brothers and Sniper Elite V2 for Xbox will be free to download in February

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3 days ago

Get a Microsoft refurbished Surface 2 for just $229 on eBay while supplies last

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3 days ago

Hands on with Greeble 2 for Windows 8 and Windows Phone at PAX South

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Although Microsoft only brought one Xbox One game of its own to PAX South (the highly anticipated State of Decay), our favorite company's presence mostly focused on indie games for Windows – be it PC, phone, or tablet. They called this showcase the Texas Indie Game Lounge. Games available for play in the lounge included Shroud of the Avatar for PC, Gravity Gunners (ID@Xbox), Raising Hell, the Gordian Knot, and Greeble 2.

Developer Fractal Fox's Greeble series tasks players with rescuing tiny creatures called Greebles from the gaping maw of a giant monster. Whereas the first Greeble only appeared on iOS, the sequel will launch on Windows Phone, Windows 8 and RT, Android, and iOS. I got some hands on time with the tablet versions during the show and quite enjoying the monster-tapping game play. Read on for full impressions and an exclusive hands-on video of the upcoming Greeble 2!

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3 days ago

Get these tough screen protectors for Lumia 920 today for only $8.95

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HTC Camera 2.0 arrives for the One M8, brings new Pan 360 feature

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HTC today finally got around to updated their HTC Camera app for their One M8 for Windows. Since its release, HTC has updated numerous core apps (Sense TV, Dot View app) for their flagship Windows Phone, although Camera has gone without one.

Today, 2.0 has come to the Store, which is a rather large jump. The banner feature here is the new Pan 360 option, which replaces the previous Panorama mode that is built into the camera app.

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3 days ago

Your typical mobile gamer today spends two hours every day face-down in a tablet

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3 days ago

Metrotube fixes playback issues in latest update, adds new features

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3 days ago

EvolutionMultiplayer, online Sci-Fi battles from your Windows Phone

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EvolutionMultiplayer is a Windows Phone game that tosses you in the middle of an online sci-fi battle. There isn't much to this first person shooter beyond searching the battle arena for other players to take out. You do have some character advancement as your number of kills increase but for the most part, think of it as a virtual game of paint ball but in a sci-fi setting.

The game is from the developer who brought us Masked Shooters, which is another online multiplayer shooter but less sci-fi and more military combat in mood. We received a few tips on the game and decided to see how this installment of this gaming series shook out.

EvolutionMultiplayer isn't a terrible game but, as we saw with Masked Shooters, the graphic quality really holds this game back. There is also occasional lagginess with gaming controls. EvolutionMultiplayer has potential but does need a little polishing before it can shine.

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