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2 years ago

Untappd and beer fans should download Hoppd from the Windows Store

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There’s about seven months to go until we hit October. Which is a great month for a little thing called Oktoberfest. We’ve started practicing and should be good to go hard when the festivities roll around. One way we keep track of all the beer we consume is a social network called Untappd. It’s a great place to connect with your fellow beer aficionados. We’ve looked at the official app before, but now we’re looking at a third-party app for Windows 8. We can nearly guarantee you’ll be downloading Hoppd when we finish this post. Let’s check it out.

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2 years ago

National Geographic photographer and Nokia produce stunning images of Rio de Janeiro

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Nokia teamed up with National Geographic photographer Stephen Alvarez (@alvarephoto) last summer to promote the launch of the Nokia Lumia 1020. Stephen and Nokia took the Lumia 1020 to the Grand Canyon in the United States to produce some stellar images. The partnership continues as Stephen recently visited Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to capture more beautiful images with the Lumia 1020 and the Lumia 1520. Check out the incredible video and a few images after the break.

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2 years ago

Instagram BETA brings performance improvements and crash fixes in latest update

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The official Instagram BETA app has been updated yet again. A few days ago, an update was pushed to address crashes caused by the new lock screen support. Today’s update doesn’t bring anything significant. What’s new in version 0.4.2? According to the store listing, it contains performance improvements, crash fixes, and UX refinements.

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2 years ago

Deal Alert: T-Mobile US Nokia Lumia 925 only $200

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Looking for a good deal on the T-Mobile US Nokia Lumia 925? HSN.com is offering the aluminum bodied Windows Phone for the low, low price of $199.95 that includes free shipping.

The offer is eligible for HSN.com’s FlexPay program with interest free payments as low as $49.99 a month. You can also tack on HSN Protection Plus 2 year plan for an additional $25.95.

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2 years ago

Never Future, a post-apocalyptic RPG game for Windows Phone

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Never Future is a role-playing game for your Windows Phone that has you playing the role of a young archeologist who stumbles across a mysterious artifact that sends him to a futuristic, post-apocalyptic world full of dangers.

The game has you searching this unknown world for a way home, all the while collecting trash to re-cycle for equipment upgrades, battling monsters and completing quests. The game has a bit of a Legend of Zelda feel about it, but with a more futuristic tone. Once you get used to the movement controls, Never Future is an entertaining game for the Windows Phone gaming library.

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2 years ago

Explore a city of robots in Machinarium for Windows Phone [Updated]

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We’ve written about our “Newly Discovered Windows Phone Games” forum thread before. That’s where I learned about Pocket Avenger, a game that starts out fun but gets evil really fast. Still, our forum users are great at ferreting out new games for everyone to try. The latest game I discovered within the thread is Machinarium from Czech developer Amanita Design.

Windows Phone already hosts a variety of Hidden Object Puzzle Adventure (HOPA) games from publishers like Artifex Mundi. Those titles borrow elements from traditional PC adventure games, but dilute them a bit in order to maintain casual appeal. Machinarium is a full-blown adventure game that made its name on Steam before migrating to Windows Phone. If you enjoy the adventure genre, prepare to be amazed by Amanita’s first Windows Phone title.

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2 years ago

New image of the Samsung ATIV SE leaked, shows darker back

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2 years ago

Lumia 620 supplants Lumia 920 as the second-most popular Windows Phone

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Every month we look forward to the latest data from AdDuplex. As you probably know, AdDuplex is the cross-promotion network for Windows Phone and Windows 8. It allows developers to promote their apps for free among other developers. Alan Mendevelevich (@ailon) is the man behind AdDuplex and gathers data every month into very informative reports. These reports help give us a look at the Windows Phone ecosystem. Let’s check out the data from March to see which Windows Phone reigns supreme.

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2 years ago

LTE Tablet showdown: Lumia 2520 vs Surface 2; our readers weigh in

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Our forums here at Windows Phone Central is the place to hit if you are seeking advice, support, or friendly chat for anything Microsoft related.

This week, within our Microsoft Surface 2 forum, reader, ThoughtHalo, wanted to know if he should keep his Nokia Lumia 2520 or trade it for one of Microsoft’s brand new Surface 2 units with LTE. Let us see if we can help him out.

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2 years ago

Micromax in talks with Microsoft regarding Windows Phone, still working on dual-OS tablet

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2 years ago

Give your Surface Pro additional USB ports and an Ethernet port with DualRole

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What happens when a tablet and an ultrabook have a one night stand? You get the Surface Pro 2. Thank you, I’m here all night. Both the Surface Pro and Surface Pro 2 are killer machines, but like all machines they have a few faults. With both you only get one USB port and neither machine has an Ethernet port. Here’s one little doohickey that could become an essential travel companion to your Surface Pro 2. The DualRole from Kanex.

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2 years ago

Microsoft Store giving away $100 credit; simply trade up your Windows XP dinosaur (US and Canada Only)

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We have been announcing the end days of Windows XP for some time now, and if you are not planning on upgrading your poor sad operating system to a nice new shiny one, then we are a bit of a loss what more to say. Microsoft on the other hand, has one more trick up their sleeves; they are willing to shell out a $100 instant savings credit if you trade up your existing Windows XP machine.

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2 years ago

What’s on your Windows Phone Start screen, Daniel Rubino?

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With news winding down this week, I figured I would kick off a new segment on our site. The idea was brought up in our forums and it’s a simple idea that I like: What apps are on the WPCentral’s staff Start screen?

It’s an interesting question, as it gives you a peek into what apps we use the most, what apps we consider essential and overall layout/design choices. Granted, many of you have probably taken notice when I do videos of what’s on my screen, but today I figured I’d actually list out what’s there and why.

Later on, we’ll have our other site writers chime in and share their screens too, in the hopes to facilitate discussion and maybe you’ll learn about a new app! How often we do this will depend on how often we change things on our displays, so that’s up in the air. Let’s dive in!

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2 years ago

Deal alert: Xbox One Titanfall bundle for just $449 (US only)

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2 years ago

Nokia releases new Pocket Magnifier app, updates Glance for 8.1, refreshes others

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