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2 years ago

Series Fan for Windows Phone 8, keeping track of your favorite shows

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Need a little help keeping track of your favorite television shows? Series Fan for Windows Phone 8 will help you manage all the episodes in your favorite series by tracking what you've watched, when what you haven't might air, and give you quick overviews of the entire series.

Series Fan has Miso to let you see what your friends are watching, earn points and badges for checking in and share your check-ins on Facebook or Twitter.  The app has potential but has a bit of room for improvement.

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2 years ago

Enjoy a more unified notification experience with Unification, now available for Windows Phone 8

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2 years ago

Instagram app appears for Windows Phone, but you can’t have it (because it’s not real)

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April fools. We’re writing this story for one reason: to get all of our awesome loyal fans to stop tipping us on Instagram becoming available for Windows Phone. News flash: it’s not.

The app in question went live in the Store on March 31st in beta form and cannot be downloaded by the public. In the app description, all of the features of the hipster photo app are given along with mentions of Windows Phone 8 support and a “Modern User Interface by Sarper Erel”, who happened to have made an Instagram “concept” for Windows Phone 7 back one year ago in 2012.

That's just where some of the weirdness begins...

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2 years ago

ProShot for Windows Phone 8 gets updated, social network sharing comes into focus

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ProShot is a feature rich camera alternative for your Windows Phone 8 device. The app adds more control over key camera settings such as shutter speed, ISO, exposure compensation, and white balance.

ProShot was recently updated to version 2.6 which adds a handful of features into the mix that includes the option to share pictures to social networks such as Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, etc. Once you capture the image, if you slide over to review the photo you'll see a share button that gives you access to your Windows Phone share options.

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2 years ago

Official Tuenti messenger app lands for Windows Phone

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For our Spanish and Latin American readers, you’ll be excited to learn that the official Tuenti (Tuenti.com) app for Windows Phone(7.x and 8) is now ready for you to download.

We first reported on this app coming to Windows Phone last July, so it’s been awhile in the making and we’re sure there will be many readers interested in giving it go (it actually looks really nice too).

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2 years ago

Fatal error on Windows Phone 8 reveals its roots [Update: April fool's]

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Update: Turns out this is an in-app joke by Baconit developer Quinn Damerell. So if you see this in the next 24 hours, you can stop sweating.

We all should know by now that Windows Phone 8 is based off of the NT kernel and overlaps significantly with Windows 8, a merger that will only get closer with future releases for both platforms i.e. Blue. So with that knowledge it should be of little surprise that things can go wrong, or some oddities pop up (if we had a time for every “tip” we had on the C:/ root installation thing happening, we’d be rich).

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2 years ago

Unofficial Grooveshark client for Windows Phone 8 entering beta testing, needs your skills

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About two weeks ago we reported that SciLor, a popular dev on Android and formerly Windows Mobile, was working on bringing his Grooveshark client, GrooveMobile to Windows Phone 8. Such a move would be equivalent to the unofficial Pandora apps that we saw in the past, but built from someone with lots of Grooveshark API experience (they also seem to “change things” less often than Pandora).

Now, that app is nearing its first round of development, SciLor is looking for some beta testers to take it out for a spin. People who are interested can contact SciLor at groovemobilewp8 [/at/] scilor.com with the subject ‘SciLor's GrooveMobile WP8 Beta’ and a brief explanation as to why you want to be a beta tester and why he should choose you. Also, you'll need to send your Live ID for the private beta.

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2 years ago

Skype for Windows 8 updated, improves performance and enables contact blocking

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2 years ago

Shuffle Party, Samurai vs. Zombies, Bejeweled Live, and Delicious available on Windows 8

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A couple of days ago, Microsoft announced a slew of Windows 8 games that would be launching over the weekend. Today several of those games are readily available to download: Shuffle Party, Samurai vs. Zombies Defense, Bejeweled Live, and Delicious – Emily’s True Love. The only one that hasn’t shown up yet is Temple Run Brave (based on that movie I dislike), but I’m sure it will be along sometime soon.

Head past the break to check out our hands-on demonstration of Shuffle Party from GDC, plus quick impressions and download links for the games that appeared alongside it.

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2 years ago

T-Mobile Nokia Lumia 810 evidently not getting LTE firmware upgrade

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The other day, we doused some cold water on the rumor that the Nokia Lumia 810 on T-Mobile would get a firmware update to enable its LTE radio for that carrier. Seeing as the chipset is a SoC Snapdragon S4, it’s typical for such setups to have features there but not enabled (either by request, OEM choice or lack of proper APIs)—in other words, it’s totally plausible.

Reader of the site jgbstetson emailed the president and CEO of T-Mobile about the update and had his question pushed to the right people in the chain of command (much like Nokia, evidently you can get a response from the bigwigs at T-Mobile).

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2 years ago

Official 'Find Me Coffee' app ported over from iOS for Windows Phone 8

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Another day, another popular app lands on Windows Phone 8. In this case it’s Find Me Coffee (www.findmecoffee.com), which has become the go to site for finding, well, you guessed it, coffee. The service is considered to be one of the largest databases in the world for coffee joints and users can sort by other criteria like if it is open 24 hours, has Wi-Fi or even seats.

The app has been on iOS and Android for quite some time but now the company has brought it over to Windows Phone 8 (they’re even advertising it on their site, natch).

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2 years ago

Round 4 voting for the Next App Star competition has opened

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Happy Easter weekend everyone, fancy winning a free Lumia 920? Of course you do! Which is why you should be following Microsoft's Next App Star competition, where every vote gives you a chance to win one of Nokia's flagship devices. What you may not have realised is that you can vote once every round, so with round 4 voting starting up today you can head over to Facebook and vote for your favourite app in the quarter finals.

With round 4 the prizes for developers get big. The apps that win this round will all be featured on Microsoft's channel 9 show, and the 2 that win the next round will have their developers sent to Microsoft's developer conference with hotel and flights paid for (huge prize!). Round 4 is the quarter finals of this competition for which the end is very much in site, and you can find a full listing of the apps which have made it this far after the break.

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2 years ago

Chickens and Moles, helping critters escape the farm

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One of the oddest pairings in a Windows Phone game has to be found in the game Chickens and Moles. It's a first person styled "Angry Birds" type game where you are tasked with rescuing chickens and moles from Farmer Grumble's cages.  Instead of tossing birds to destroy pigs, you toss boulders (or is it cannon balls?) to free the chickens and moles.

Chickens and Moles has sixty levels where you toss your boulders at the structures protecting the animals in cages. The concept is as the structure crumbles it breaks the cages and the chickens and moles run free.  I wouldn't consider Chickens and Moles a "must have" game but it's not too shabby of a Windows Phone game when you're in the mood for something different.

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2 years ago

Nokia Lumia 520 available for preorder in India. Shipping in about two weeks.

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2 years ago

It's Easter Weekend. Save 15% on All Windows Phone Accessories!

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