Georgia and Rene are joined by Android Central's Phil Nickinson to talk Mobile Nations Fitness Month and the benefits of good nutrition. From crazy schedules to family and work stresses to modern technology, we break down the habits, challenges, and importance of eating right and feeling great!
Super Voltage is a Windows Phone puzzle game where you race to solve puzzles. It reminds me a little of the Windows Phone game Metro Pipes but instead of racing a clock, you're racing pesky little monsters. Super Voltage features Koo Monsters who, when they reach the bottom of the screen, drain you of health point.
You are tasked with solving a series of puzzles and as you do, the Koo monsters are slowly working their way down your Windows Phone screen. However, as you complete one of the puzzles, super voltage electricity power is unleashed that destroys any monster lying within it's path. Again, if the monsters make it to the bottom of the screen, you lose health points.
Super Voltage is a fun, fast paced game that is full of challenge. It's a nice addition to the Windows Phone gaming library.
By Sam Sabri, Thursday, Feb 14, 2013 at 7:41 am EST
Unlike iOS, Windows Phone doesn’t have any native HDR abilities baked into the camera application. Instead Microsoft left it up for developers to develop ‘lenses’ for your device – basically camera applications. So right now we’ve got two fairly solid HDR apps in the Store, HDR Photo Camera and HDR Camera. We compared the two back in mid-January, but it looks like HDR Photo received a nice update that could widen the feature gap.
By Sam Sabri, Thursday, Feb 14, 2013 at 1:11 am EST
It has been a long, long time since the Microsoft crowd heard from Fring – a relatively popular VOIP/IM app for iOS, Android and Windows Mobile back in the day. It was back in October of 2012 that we got word they had no plans to support Windows Phone 7 due to the lack of camera access. Since then the access developers have to the camera with Windows Phone 8 has changed dramatically and Fring is coming back!
By Sam Sabri, Wednesday, Feb 13, 2013 at 10:35 pm EST
Earlier today Daniel argued why he though the FitBit was a better buy for Windows Phone users versus the Nike Fuelband. I’m not here to help convince you, but if you do already have a FitBit I am going to invite you to join the Windows Phone Central community group!
We haven’t been following the Mozilla Foundation’s progress too much on a Windows 8 browser—we just know that they were working on one.
So either we missed it or this is hot off the presses but they have released a “nightly build” of their Windows 8 App (Modern Style) Firefox browser for x86 devices. That means you Surface RT (ARM CPU) folk will have to wait a bit, but if you’re on full-fledged Windows 8, you may want to take a look.
Trapster is a Windows Phone app designed to help you avoid speed traps, avoid traffic jams, and generally have a safer time on the road. The app was recently updated to version 1.2 to bring a handful of performance improvements as well as a new map and more language support.
For those not familiar Trapster is a social network app where users post alerts to speed traps, red light and speed cameras as well as accidents and other roadway hazards. These dangers are mapped out to allow you to worry less about getting a ticket and better concentrate on driving.
Confession: I personally started “February Fitness Month” back in mid-January and have been regularly exercising for the last few years, including a more aggressive cardio routine starting last summer. Because of this, I’ve been using the Nike FuelBand ($150) and Fitbit One ($99) for quite some time and I can definitely tell you which one I think is the best.
While I won’t do a complete teardown I will give you the pros and cons of each and as you will see, the decision between the two is very easy.
It's time for another From the Forums where e bring you the latest discussions currently taking place over on our community forum. It's been a busy handful of days, so what have you potentially missed?
So you're thinking about developing an app for Windows Phone, but how does one create an awesome app for consumers to download and enjoy? Much like our own Windows Phone app - which is highly rated by our readers - there are a number of apps available on the store that are effectively designed for the platform. Microsoft has detailed some pointers on how to make a quality app.
By Sam Sabri, Wednesday, Feb 13, 2013 at 5:14 pm EST
It was less than 24 hours ago we clued you guys in about an app called Molome potentially coming to Windows Phone. Molome is basically like Instagram, but some could argue a bit better because of the gamification for collecting badges for certain tasks. Anyways, we spoke with the founder of Molome and are pleased to let you guys know the app is indeed coming to Windows Phone.
_30_Days_of_Juicing is a Windows Phone fitness app that guides you through a thirty day program that gradually incorporates high-nutrient ingredients into your diet into juice drinks. The idea being that if you slowly start adding vegetables in with fruits, you will develop an appetite for vegetables.
Even if you don't begin craving vegetables, _30_Days_of_Juicing (yes, the dashes are in the title) offers a wide range of nutritious juice drinks. It falls a little short on tracking the 30 day program but it's a nice reference app to help establish good nutrition during fitness month and beyond.
By Sam Sabri, Wednesday, Feb 13, 2013 at 4:36 pm EST
Nokia loves to run promotions that highlight features on their phones vs. other OEMs. Right now they’re running a contest called Nokia Lumia Challenge that highlights photography features on their Windows Phones. The first part of the contest back in mid-January was to photograph color match your Lumia to its surroundings and photograph it. The second part starts today and is all about making creative cinemegraphs.
We've previously looked at a Live Tile issue on Windows Phone 7.8, but it seems as though the issue with the feature could be worse than we originally thought. Owners have complained that tiles are not updating correctly or are "bugging out" with massive amounts of data being utilised with consequences on the battery charge. This isn't good, especially when the Live Tiles are a major selling point of the OS.
Two updates from Nokia hit the Windows Phone Store recently. One adds Live Tile support and the other drops the price.
Nokia Counters is a popular Windows Phone 7.x app that helps you keep track of your calls, data usage and messaging. The version 188.8.131.52 update adds Live Tile support. The Live Tile will display a graph on your Counters you have set limits on.
The 100th Day of School is an interactive educational app featuring the Sesame Street character Elmo. While the app itself hasn't been updated, the price has. The 100th Day of School is now free and if you're looking for a great educational app that will keep your youngsters entertained, it's a steal of a deal.