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2 years ago

MyFitnessPal running into issues on Windows Phone but an update is nigh

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MyFitnessPal (www.myfitnesspal.com) as a service is top notch.  If you’re into keeping track of what you eat and the calories you consume, then it’s indispensable, especially since it combines so nicely with our favorite activity tracker Fitbit. But as a Windows Phone app, it leaves a lot to be desired, as can be seen by the pitiful user ratings in the Store. Sure, it looks great, but problems with stability and the scanner keep it from being truly useful.

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2 years ago

Microsoft's exclusive game 'Salvage' combines dubstep and spaceships for one fun blastravaganza

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Spaceships, dubstep, lasers, bass and explosions. If that sounds good to you, then you’ll like Salvage for Windows and Windows Phone. Created by veteran developers from the Guitar Hero and DJ Hero series, Salvage combines music with the task of avoiding obstacles, collecting items, and shooting down enemies. The background music helps you understand when to swipe or tap on the screen.

We announced the game the other day, but now it's time for our gameplay video on the brand new Surface Pro 3!

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2 years ago

Nokia Lumia 635 coming to Rogers and Telus in Canada

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2 years ago

Snapdeal updates Windows Phone app with voice search and more features

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One of the largest online shopping site in India, Snapdeal (snapdeal.com) features a wide assortment of products from Indian and international brands in multiple categories.

While Snapdeal had an official Windows Phone app since two years, the half-baked effort got a nice refresh a couple of weeks ago. The app got another update yesterday adding new features and improvements.

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2 years ago

Windows Phone sales dip in the US, but passes 10% in France and growing in Europe

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2 years ago

Asphalt 8: Airborne gets updated, adds the SSC Tuatara to the garage

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Asphalt 8: Airborne is one of the best racing games available for Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8. The graphics are stunning, game play challenging and you'll find yourself leaning into the turns as you speed down the track.

An update was pushed out this morning for Asphalt 8: Airborne, taking the game to version 1.3.1a and adds the SSC Tuatara sports car to the game's garage.

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2 years ago

Win some awesome Windows Phone sneakers in Poland with your Lumia 630

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Polish carrier Plus has just launched a new contest to help celebrate the launch of the Nokia Lumia 630. The competition is open to anyone who bought a Lumia after March 1st and it’s probably one of the coolest contests we’ve come across. Customers can download a free app dubbed ‘Trampkomania with Windows Phone’, which allows you to submit a photo of your personalized Start screen. If you win? You get some sneakers with the Windows Phone branding, one of which can is in the above lede image.

The contest runs from May 26 through June 30 and it is only open to those on the Plus carrier with a phone purchased on March 1 or later. In essence, the carrier is promoting the new Lumia 630 although those with other Lumias purchased recently can participate.

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2 years ago

The TV Show 3: I need to be a queen

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The TV Show 3: I need to be a queen

The TV Show is like app or game reviews for television episodes. Whether you're watching on your Xbox or streaming to your Windows Phone or tablet, follow along for the week of TV that was. On this episode Dave and Rene respond to feedback on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D and talk about Game of Thrones, pushing the limits on sex and violence, character arcs, 24's first act, and Don and Peggy's relationship on Mad Men. Subscribe and listen along!

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2 years ago

Despicable Me: Minion Rush temporarily pulled due to 'superpowers mode'

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File this one under funny, but Despicable Me: Minion Rush is now missing from the Window Phone Store.

Don’t you worry though, we’re expecting the game to pop back probably within in a few hours and here’s why. This morning, an update went out for the popular and adorable endless runner. Some of our readers have even reported better support for 512 MB devices (meaning yes, it seems faster), though we have not been able to verify.

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2 years ago

Official Facebook app for Windows Phone gets a quick update

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It may be a holiday here in the US, but that doesn’t mean the official Facebook app for Windows Phone can’t get an update. Facebook is a long time works project, evidently, meaning it needs lots and lots of love from Microsoft. This morning, we being bumped to version 8.1.6.0, up from 8.1.5.9 just three days ago.

Like most of these Facebook app updates, this is a small version change as you can tell from the numbering. That means we’re expecting some teeny tiny fixes for something you may not noticed (and ‘seems faster’ is probably not the right answers).

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2 years ago

Deal of the Day: Incipio DualPro Hard Case for Nokia Lumia Icon

For today only, purchase the Incipio DualPro Hard Case for Nokia Lumia Icon and get 37% off the regular price!

The DualPro combines a flexible inner silicone layer with a rigid outer plextonium shell. The silicone core absorbs impacts and the outer shell features a custom blend of polycarbonate with a soft-touch finish that delivers improved drop protection over the average plastic case. Comes in black, cyan, pink and white.

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2 years ago

Steve Ballmer is looking into buying Los Angeles Clippers

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Ex-Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is reportedly in talks with the owner of the Los Angeles Clippers NBA team. Shelly Sterling, who recently bought the team from husband Donald Sterling, met with Ballmer over the weekend to engage in talks of selling the professional team. Mrs Sterling has hesitated in selling out, but with issues staining the team, it would make sense for a deal to be arranged.

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2 years ago

Pic: The Invasion of the Nutcrackers, an odd little Windows Phone 8 platform game

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Pic: The Invasion of the Nutcrackers is a platform Windows Phone 8 game were you have to fend off an invasion of nutcrackers. These are not your Holiday Season styled Nutcrackers but odd little creatures that remind me a little of Pac-Man.

You play the role of a Pic, a strange looking creature with eyes, hands, feet and a huge nose, who works his way through various puzzle platforms to defeat the Nutcrackers. Animations tend to give things a children's game feel and controls are a little cumbersome. Pic: The Invasion of the Nutcrackers does have a bit of potential, but it may be best to give the trial version a shot before buying the full game.

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2 years ago

WhatsApp servers are down — it's not just you!

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WhatsApp servers are down — it's not just you!

WhatsApp, the incredibly popular instant messaging service recently purchased by Facebook for almost $20 bilion, is offline at the moment. So, yeah, it's not just you. It's the WhatsApp servers. There's no word yet on how long the outage will last, so let us know in the comments whether it's working for you yet, and if not, when it starts working again!

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2 years ago

Grab this free app now to keep your Windows Phone Lockscreen fresh

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We haven’t covered a decent Lockscreen app for Windows Phone in a few weeks, so today seems like a good day to do so. Considering the Lockscreen is the first thing you see when turning on your device, what you put there can be pretty important. Luckily today we have another app to add to the bunch, and it’s aptly called ‘Lock pic’.

Lock pic is made by developer Matt ‘RogueCode’ Cavanagh who is a familiar name for many Windows Phone users. He’s the guy behind the hit game VALA: Alpha, MyEdit, our favorite Ffffound app and numerous other hacks including this cool Cortana one using lights. Now he’s added Lock pic to his collection and it’s a solid looking app.

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