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1 year ago

Disney's Maleficent Free Fall casts a match-3 spell on Windows Phone

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Disney has kicked off a new game for their upcoming film starring Angelina Jolie called Maleficent Free Fall. The play is more or less standard match-3 fare, only following the theme of Sleeping Beauty's classic villainess. Players are presented with a grid of colored gems, and must swap adjacent tiles to match up those of the same color so they disappear. Every stage requires players to eliminate a certain number of gems in a limited number of moves. The standard freemium tropes are employed here, including in-app purchases for power-ups and a timer-based energy system.

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1 year ago

Temple Run 2 finally arrives for 512 MB Windows Phones

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1 year ago

New Forums Feature: Embed your best from Twitter and Instagram!

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1 year ago

Microsoft hopes BYOD will help bolster Windows Phone 8.1 in enterprise

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1 year ago

Microsoft brings Insteon home automation to Windows and Windows Phone

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Insteon, the company best known for its home automation and control technology, have today announced enhanced versions of its app will be made available for both Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone later this summer – June 1st to be exact. Not only will the company be officially supporting Microsoft's platforms, but Insteon products will be sold at Microsoft Stores and on the Microsoft Store website.

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1 year ago

Shazam will tell you more about that annoying FirstLook movie theater pre-show

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1 year ago

Microsoft Research has a Windows Phone 'Urban Air' app to help monitor smog levels in China

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Every once in a while, a Microsoft Research app sneaks past our radar. Today that app is ‘Urban Air’ and it’s quite neat, but only if you’re in China.

China, needless to say, has a bit of a pollution problem that can have some deleterious effects on people’s health. Being able to see those alerts and conditions could be vital on how to plan your day. Luckily, you can now download this nifty little app to get a glance at the pollution level at that moment in various locations e.g. home and work. The app came out last month, but it recently had an update.

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1 year ago

Microsoft's book welcoming Nokia employees is beautiful and full of history

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London-based media company The Church of London was approached by Microsoft in late 2013. They were tasked with crafting a brand book for Nokia and Microsoft employees in celebration of the recent acquisition of Nokia's Devices and Services division. The book itself contains archived photography as well as some original illustrations throughout. The end result is a colourful presentation of ideas and values shared by both parties.

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1 year ago

Spectra brings 8-bit racing to Windows 8; Windows Phone and Xbox One versions on the way

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Spectra 8bit Racing is an interesting concept. Not only because the game has just launched on Windows 8 (with both Windows Phone and Xbox support coming), but because it packs in awesome music, retro gameplay and graphics with procedural generation. If you're a fan of Song Arc, we highly recommend you read on and check out Spectra.

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1 year ago

Deal of the Day: Amzer TPU Hybrid Case for Nokia Lumia 920

For today only, purchase the Amzer TPU Hybrid Case for Nokia Lumia 920 and save 75% off the list price!

Made of highly durable material that feels great when gripped, this sleek looking case features anti-slip properties that give your Nokia Lumia 920 more grip on all types of surfaces. Plus, this case has a special anti-dust coating and cut-outs for all of your device's features!

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1 year ago

You can now text to 911 in an emergency

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1 year ago

Blu Products of Miami and K-Touch of Beijing officially hop onto the Windows Phone OEM train

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1 year ago

Microsoft launches India News Center

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Microsoft launches India News Center

Microsoft has just launched the Microsoft India News Center - a portal for all Microsoft India news and happenings. A lot of Windows Phone Central readers comment on our increasing focus on the Windows ecosystem in India (yes, I’m guilty as charged), and this initiative from Microsoft underlines the scope and need for the same.

The revamped press outlet aims to showcase Microsoft products, people, culture, and impact in India, in an engaging way.

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1 year ago

T-Mobile partners with Univision for Hispanic-focused 'Univision Mobile'

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T-Mobile today announced a new partnership with Univision to launch the creatively titled Univsion Mobile, a new wireless service built for Hispanic Americans. The US carrier has analyzed smartphone usage by the demographic to conclude they rely on mobile devices more heavily than average. Strangely enough, Verizon launched a similar service, Viva Movil, last year with Jeniffer Lopez heading up the Latino-focused experience.

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1 year ago

First smartphone 'kill switch' bill in the US passed by… Minnesota

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The Governor of Minnesota signed a new bill into law that prohibits the sale of any smartphone without anti-theft software pre-installed. The idea is to deter criminals from stealing handsets in the first place by allowing users to remotely disable and wipe a phone's data, rendering it useless. If a stolen phone is remotely disabled, there wouldn't be any monetary incentive left in the endeavour.

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