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2 years ago

After 14 months, Audible says an update for its Windows Phone app is in the 'pipeline'

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Audible has the distinction of being one of the most favored brands for audio books, the perfect compendium for daily commuters stuck in traffic. Their Windows Phone app is rather nice looking and for a little while the company seemed to show Microsoft some love.

Now, however, that app is one of a few major ones withering in the Windows Phone Store, having seen its last update 14 months ago back in November 2013. In response to a recent tweet question, the company now promises a new update is on the way.

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2 years ago

Report claims 500,000 Lumia 535 phones shipped to India so far, but what does it mean?

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2 years ago

This textured hard case for Lumia 920 is only $7.95 today—that's 47% off!

2 years ago

PhotoScrambler, securing your photos from prying eyes

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If you have the need to secure your photos from unwanted use or distribution, take a gander at PhotoScrambler.

PhotoScrambler is an app available for both Windows Phone and Windows 8 devices that will encode/decode your JPEG or PNG photos. Images are stored as any other image file but all that is seen is a static image. PhotoScrambler takes a little time to get accustomed to but once you get the hang of things, the apps does have a bit of appeal.

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2 years ago

Neverwinter Xbox One closed beta will begin in early February

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2 years ago

EE to refund customers £1 million after overcharging VAT

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Customers of UK mobile operator EE are to receive a share of around £1 million after they were wrongly charged VAT. Those who happened to be outside the EU and used data on their plans between October 2012 and October 2014 were affected by a "billing system error." It's reported that 0.5 percent of EE customers were overcharged.

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2 years ago

Three UK reportedly looking to purchase O2 from Telefonica

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The company behind UK mobile operator Three, Hutchison Whampoa, is reportedly looking to purchase competitor O2, which is currently owned by Telefonica. The deal could be worth as much as $13.6 billion to Telefonica, who The Financial Times reports to have enlisted the aid of investment bank UBS to analyze available options, including partnership and flotation of the business.

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2 years ago

Microsoft integrates with Moodle to bring Office 365 to the classroom

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2 years ago

Spotify for Windows Phone updated with an iOS-esque visual revamp

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Spotify has released an update for Windows Phone to bring its app on par with its Android and iOS offering. The latest release - version 5.0 - includes a UI revamp that provides subscribers with an iOS-esque interface, deploying transparency and other visual features. While the new Spotify does not strictly follow Microsoft's Modern UI, the new look is actually rather nice.

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2 years ago

Rogue Legacy will bring an adventure that spans generations to Xbox One this year

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We recently looked at a couple of upcoming 2D Xbox One games that have plenty of potential: ' The Escapists' and 'Adventures of Pip.' The former is a distinctive sandbox game set within a series of prisons, whereas the latter is a traditional action platformer with some light puzzles and a great art style. Both games will likely turn out very well. But the 2D game that I'm most excited to see coming to Xbox One is Rogue Legacy from Toronto-based indie developer Cellar Door Games.

Rogue Legacy is an action-platformer with lots of exploration, not unlike my fellow favorites Guacamelee and Strider. The twist is the castle you're sent to explore changes every time you die, at which point you'll return as the descendant of the previous character – complete with new traits and powers.

Rogue Legacy builds on classic games like Castlevania and creates something very different and special. The Xbox One version doesn't have a release date yet, so let our detailed preview tide you over in the meantime.

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2 years ago

Shout for your team this NFL Championship Sunday with these official apps for Windows Phone

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The NFL season is truly into the final stretch now as the final four will tonight all make their claim to go to Arizona for one of the biggest events in world sport. Championship Sunday is here and fans of the Seattle Seahawks, Green Bay Packers, Indianapolis Colts and New England Patriots will likely be glued to a screen – if not there in person. Fortunately, with an official app for each of them, one of those screens can be your Windows Phone.

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2 years ago

Microsoft offers more details on January's Surface Pro 3 firmware update

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2 years ago

These are Windows Central's top picks of CES 2015

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Our favorites from the traditional Las Vegas curtain raiser

CES is done for another year, and while Windows Phone wasn't exactly much of a thing out in Las Vegas – not that we were ever really expecting it to be – it certainly wasn't a slow show. We were treated to a wealth of new Windows 8.1 devices in both tablet and Ultrabook form that has us excited.

Of course, we've gone through the whole of CES with one eye on Microsoft's upcoming Windows 10 event out in Redmond. We're not the only ones, but it's also great to see that quality devices for both Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone are being announced so early in the year when it would no doubt be tempting to hold off.

And so, without further ado, here are Windows Central's top picks from CES 2015!

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2 years ago

Host epic NFL parties with the official Homegating app

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2 years ago

Watch our epic Sniper Elite III livestream replay

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On Thursday, 505 Games announced that Sniper Elite III Ultimate Edition will be coming to Xbox One and 360 and Playstation systems in March. That will be an excellent time to buy the game, as the Ultimate Edition will include tons of DLC at no extra cost. But maybe you'd like to get it sooner…

Lucky for you guys, 505 Games has kindly given us more than twenty copies of Sniper Elite III (spread across Xbox One, PS4, and Steam) to give out as prizes tonight. All you have to do is follow me at Twitch.tv/Eastxtwitch and then tune in to our stream at 8pm Central (9pm Eastern, 6pm Pacific) for 90 minutes of sniping fun. It's like a live podcast, only you also get to watch a game while chatting with our awesome readers and viewers!

Update: The stream and contest have ended. Thanks to everyone who turned out! Read on for the full stream replay, where you can hear Paul and his new cohost discuss Sniper Elite III and many more fun gaming topics as Paul plays.

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