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2 years ago

Flipkart eBooks refreshes their Windows Phone app to compete with Amazon Kindle in India

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Flipkart eBooks is an eBooks service from Flipkart, India’s leading online retailer. Not indulging with their own devices like Amazon Kindle, Flipkart eBooks is almost a similar ecosystem with an eBooks store and mobile apps for all platforms.

The Flipkart eBooks app for Windows Phone just got a major overhaul that addresses issues that a lot of users faced apart from a design refresh and new features.

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2 years ago

Movie Moments, Microsoft's first video editing app for Windows Phone 8.1

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We’ve been looking forward to video editing apps coming to Windows Phone for a long time. The release of Windows Phone 8.1 allows developers to build such apps, which is why just two days ago Movie Maker 8.1 was the first video editing app to come to the platform. Today Microsoft is releasing their own video editing app called Movie Moments.

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2 years ago

Facebook Login for apps will now offer users selective permissions and anonymity

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2 years ago

Windows Reading List comes to Windows Phone 8.1

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One of the increasingly common benefits of the Windows ecosystem is shared apps. And one of those is taken care of today, which is Reading List. If you use Windows 8.1 you probably are already familiar with this bookmarking app. It allows you to save articles for reading later, similar to the service Pocket. It’s super convenient lest one issue: no syncing ability with Windows Phone.

Today, that has changed. Windows Reading List is now available for those running the Windows Phone 8.1 Preview for Developers.

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2 years ago

Bing Smart Search updated to understand natural language

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Smart Search on Windows 8.1 is getting a nice update this week that tailors to natural language. Usually when you make a search in Windows, you need to type in exactly what you're looking for, but now phrases like "how do I install a printer?" or "get more Windows apps" will yield helpful, tailored results. The Smart Search improvement will also include predictions based on common misspellings. As you might expect, all of these improvements are made thanks to the Bing search engine.

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2 years ago

Facebook wants to make it easier to jump between apps with App Links

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2 years ago

Middle East's leading newspaper, Khaleej Times, arrives on Windows Phone

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Khaleej Times is a daily English language newspaper published in Dubai, United Arab Emirates and is the second most popular English language newspapers published in the region. The UAE's oldest English newspaper also covers Bahrain, Oman, Kuwait, Qatar, and Saudi Arabia.

The popular newspaper has now arrived on the Windows Phone Store. The official Khaleej Times app for Windows Phone brings the publication’s coverage of national, international, regional, sports, business, entertainment, science, and technology news to your device.

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2 years ago

Popular dice game, Yatzy goes free for a day with myAppFree

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Yatzy is a popular dice game and while it’s most popular in the Scandinavian countries, the variants of the game are popular in various regions of the world.

Yatzy for Windows Phone is a fun and addictive game, and judging from the reviews on the Windows Phone Store, it’s obvious that the game is quite popular as well. Partnering with the awesome folks at myAppFree, the developer has made Yatzy free till tomorrow.

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2 years ago

Switzerland is getting the Lumia 630 in May and Lumia 930 in June

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If you’re in the wonderful world of Switzerland, you should be excited to know that the Nokia’s next smartphones – the Lumia 630 and Lumia 930 – are headed your way in the coming weeks. That follows up on Norway’s Lumia 630 finding this morning.

Popular retailer Digitec.ch has both phones listed with dates and prices, giving users a heads up on when they can get their hands on these Windows Phone 8.1 Lumias.

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2 years ago

WWE Network brings the smack down to Xbox One

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WWE Network brings the smack down to Xbox One

The WWE Network is now ready to stream all of the greatest in entertainment wrestling to your Xbox One. When the WWE Network was announced back at CES, we were told that it would be coming to to the Xbox. What wasn't clear at the time, however, was which Xbox they meant. Turns out they mean the older Xbox 360, which means today's news is welcome news for WWE fans that had moved on to the newer, more powerful, and all around better Xbox One.

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2 years ago

Nokia unleashes updates for Ringtone Maker, Network+, Touch, Care and Treasure Tag

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Microsoft Mobile – or what we’ll still to refer to as Nokia for now – has been busy this morning, pushing out no less than five updates for some of their Lumia system software. These are those little apps that help things run smoothly on your device, and are considered pretty important.

Of course, that implies we know what was fixed and in this case, we don’t. However, you can guess at the usual bug fixes, and we wouldn’t be surprised if there were a few optimizations for Windows Phone 8.1 devices (fingers crossed). Regardless, there’s no harm in doing these updates, so let’s have at ‘em.

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2 years ago

SplitPic, divide and conquer with this Windows Phone 8 photography app

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SplitPic is a unique Windows Phone 8 photography app that allows you to divide your camera viewfinder into several sections and blend the photos you take into a single, creative image.

SplitPic will combine existing images in your Windows Phone Pictures Hub or let you capture new images to merge. Editing features include alignment, blending, filters and focusing tools to further expand SplitPic's creative potential. SplitPic is a very appealing app that further expands our Windows Phone photography.

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2 years ago

Xbox One for China formally confirmed, facing an uncertain future

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As expected, Microsoft  just formally announced Xbox One for the Chinese market in Shanghai. You could call this an event of historical significance, because game consoles have been banned indifferently in China for the past 14 years. Xbox One is the first to break the ice, now that the ban has sort of loosened a bit.

Unlike product launch elsewhere, Microsoft is navigating through a tricky situation to bring Xbox One to China. Firstly, the Chinese government’s ban on game consoles isn’t really lifted yet. The country just created a Free Trade Zone in Shanghai (“SFTZ” for short), where enterprises enjoy more freedom in business. It’s within this specific zone that the ban is loosened. Microsoft has formed a subsidiary within SFTZ, in joint-venture with its Chinese partner BesTV, an IPTV content provider. The subsidiary’s special SFTZ status supposedly allows it to sell Xbox One to the rest of the country.

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2 years ago

Hulu Plus to offer select free viewing on mobile this summer

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Previously bound to having a Hulu Plus subscription, Hulu this summer will be opening up their free streams to mobile users. As of right now, if you want to watch something that's streaming on Hulu on your mobile device, you'll need a Hulu Plus account — even if that show is free to stream through a desktop browser. Hulu CEO Mike Hopkins announced today that this summer that will change.

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2 years ago

Bowling Western, rolling strikes and spares Cowboy style

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Bowling Western is a relatively new Windows Phone 8 game that puts an old west twist to the sport of bowling. From the cactus in the background to the wooden bowling pins, one can only imagine that your bowling shoes are fitted with spurs.

Bowling Western has nice graphics, decent animations and has single and multiplayer gaming options. The Windows Phone 8 game could use a little fine-tuning but as is, Bowling Western makes a decent first impression.

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