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2 years ago

UK transport giant Arriva working on Windows Phone app

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2 years ago

Project Spark beta opens up to all Xbox One and Windows 8 users

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Project Spark is Microsoft’s innovative combination of both a game and game creation software for Xbox One, Windows 8, and eventually Xbox 360. Players can choose their own adventures as they play the Crossroads mode, create deeper games, and even play games created by others. Even if you don’t want to build your own games, Project Spark still gives you plenty to do. There’s really nothing like it on other platforms.

The closed beta of Project Spark went live on Xbox One at the beginning of March, trailing the Windows 8 version by a few months. The closed beta must have done really well, because Project Spark is now in open beta. That means you can get it right now on Xbox One and Windows 8 without having to sign up for anything! The open beta coincides with an update that revamps Project Spark’s In-App Purchase system. More details and our exclusive screenshots and hands-on video after the break!

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2 years ago

Voxer announces business platform support for Windows Phone 8

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Voxer is a popular cross-platform push to talk and messaging service available on Windows Phone. The company has now expanded its support for Windows Phone by adding its enterprise-grade and award-winning Voxer Business platform. Employees can now communicate securely on a private company network using the existing Voxer app for Windows Phone. This move is all down to Windows Phone's market share increasing in multiple regions.

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2 years ago

Endomondo want you to beta-test their new Windows Phone app, help make it better

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Back in January we reported that Endomondo had begun the process of remaking their popular running app for Windows Phone. Due in April, the company was soliciting feedback from you folks on features you wanted to see the most in a new app. We like when companies do that, instead of assuming that they know what’s best. Combined with Windows Phone’s unique features e.g. Live Tiles, Lock screen support and Modern design, there’s lots of opportunities for devs to make something unique.

Today, Endomondo posted on their Facebook that the beta was ready to get going. The process is super simple, meaning you should all participate!

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2 years ago

Titanfall's release date falls back to April on Xbox 360

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Last week, Titanfall arrived on Xbox One and PC to much acclaim. Titanfall is the first game produced by Respawn Entertainment, the new studio formed by the creators of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. It also happens to be exclusive to Xbox One, 360, and PC thanks to an agreement between Microsoft and the game’s publisher: Electronic Arts.

The Xbox 360 version of Titanfall did not launch alongside its current-gen brothers, having instead been scheduled for a March 25 release. Xbox 360 shooter fanatics will have to wait a little longer to play the game though, as EA just pushed its release back into early April. Does this bode poorly for previous-gen Titanfall?

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2 years ago

Deal alert: Nokia Lumia 925 available at Newegg for $224

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The Nokia Lumia 925 is a unique Windows Phone. It sports a design which differentiates owners from others within the Lumia family. Opting for a mix of polycarbonate and aluminum, the Lumia 925 is a great Windows Phone with advanced optics and wireless charging. Should you be looking for a deal on the handset, you can pick one up from Newegg for just $224.

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2 years ago

Think, a simple and addictive puzzle game for Windows Phone 8

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If you are in search of a minimalistic puzzle game for your Windows Phone, take a gander at Think. The Windows Phone 8 game is a word association game where you are presented with a series of drawings that you have to correctly identify what they represent.

The drawings are minimal and often include multiple items that you have to combine to solve the puzzle. Think reminds me of Pictionary just a little but with the illustrated clues already drawn-up. Think isn’t a fast paced game with a lot of bells and whistles. It is, however, a well drawn-up casual puzzle game for your Windows Phone that is a fun way to pass the time with.

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2 years ago

Deal alert: 20% off gift cards to the Windows Store to buy apps and games

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Saving money is awesome. Saving money on things you use all the time is even more awesome. Which is why we’re telling you guys and gals about this deal to save on your next app or game purchase in the Windows Phone Store, Windows Store or Xbox One game store. Slickdeals found a promo code that saves 20% on Windows Store gift cards. Those cards work anywhere with your Microsoft account. Read on for the details and savings!

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2 years ago

Microsoft announces first 25 indie games for the Xbox One

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This week the gaming community turns its focus to GDC. The annual conference for game developers will play host to a few announcements from Microsoft. We’re looking forward to hearing about DirectX 12 and how it’ll impact gaming on the Xbox One, Windows Phone and Windows 8 in the near future. That announcement takes place in two days, but Microsoft did share some fun Xbox One news today. Microsoft has just 25 indie games that are coming out on the Xbox One.

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2 years ago

Instagram Beta updated to fix crashes from yesterday’s Lock screen update

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Last night, Instagram Beta for Windows Phone was updated. It brought a feature we think that all photo apps should have – Lock screen support. However, a large number of users voiced concern that Instagram Beta would crash anytime users set the app to control the Lock screen. Less than a day later, an update has been pushed through by Instagram to address those crashes.

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2 years ago

Microsoft is making changes to Outlook.com messaging; this is your last chance to save your chat history

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As previously announced, Microsoft will be getting rid of the messaging folder on Outlook.com. As the company moves towards a more unified Skype messaging system, all old messaging history will be removed from your Outlook.com inbox. This change will only affect users who use the Outlook website to message, but if you do want to keep your old chat history, be sure to continue reading.

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2 years ago

Microsoft reportedly considering an acquisition of Xamarin, would boost Windows Phone apps

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Here’s some stellar news for Windows Phone developers. Microsoft is rumored to buy software development company Xamarin. Microsoft and Xamarin have always had a cozy relationship. Last November the two tightened their marketing and technical ties with a new partnership deal. Xamarin is a popular tool because it allows developers to create Android and iOS applications uses C#, the development language of choice for a lot of Windows Phone and Windows 8 developers. Now Microsoft might buy Xamarin.

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2 years ago

You can now capture Snapchat screenshots with 6snap

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We still don’t have an official Snapchat application on Windows Phone, but we do have 6snap. It’s the unofficial (but great) third-party client for Snapchat. The app has worked well since launch and gained impressive features that you can’t get with the official apps on iOS or Android. Though today’s update brings a feature you technically can get with the others. The ability to take screenshots is now supported.

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2 years ago

Weave newsreader teams up with Microsoft, delivers OneNote sharing for all users

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Weave newsreader has been on Windows Phone since 2010 and is one of our go-to apps for keeping track of news or topics of interest (there’s also a swanky Windows 8 app for your Surface or PC). Last week, we covered a significant update that brought Pocket support for saving articles. At the time, we hinted that there was room for “one more share button” and we now have the answer as to what that’s for: OneNote.

Microsoft and Weave had teamed up to use their new OneNote API, which gives developers the ability to integrate OneNote into their apps. Weave is one of those apps, and one of the first to do so. Even better? There’s no update, just open up Weave right now, and it will be there under the Share button. Surprise!

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2 years ago

Nokia Lumia 1020 captures image of objects obstructed from view

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The world of photography is incredible. It's a feat to capture the world and view any scene at a later date in glorious high definition, but it's another to further develop the technology to produce some extraordinary results.

We are now learning that physicists have managed to use the Nokia Lumia 1020 to capture a photo and reveal objects hidden behind a piece of frosted glass.

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