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Windows Phone App Review: Pickr

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Windows Phone App Review: Pickr

Pickr is a photography app for your Windows Phone that lets you browse and search for images that are posted to Flickr. It's from the same developers that brought us Video Diaries and isn't a bad image surfing app.

Pickr offers pages to view images uploaded to Flickr for the past seven days, which keywords are hot for today, and a favorites page to pin your favorite images to. At the bottom of the Pickr's pages is a magnifying glass button to let you search for images by keyword or by photographer.

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2 years ago

Real Soccer (and Real Football) now available for Xbox on Windows Phone

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Gooooooooaaaaaal!

As promised, Gameloft’s long-in-development soccer simulator, Real Soccer (also known as Real Football in Europe) has made it to the Windows Phone Store. It took some digging to find the North American download link, as the European version counts as a separate title and can’t be downloaded from the US. But our friends Judbud and Zebrasqual came through!

Head past the break for our impressions and download links for both versions of the game.

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2 years ago

From the Forums: Nokia's apparent desire to sue HTC, and potential iPhone refugees

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2 years ago

Video Challenge: Nokia's Lumia 920 takes on the iPhone 5

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One of the more anticipated features of the Nokia Lumia 920 is the camera. The optical image stabilization (OIS) should make for better still and video imaging. The OIS will aid in taking low light pictures and smoother video footage.

But how does the Nokia Lumia 920's video capture compare to say... the iPhone 5? Engadget conducted a side by side comparison of the two phones and the results are as expected.

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2 years ago

Windows Phone 8 OS video walkthrough via the finalized emulator and SDK

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We managed to finally get our hands on the finalized (or very near finalized) software development kit (SDK) for Windows Phone 8--the one where only select developers were given access too. The SDK had surfaced on the internet a few days ago via WinUnleaked and has been floating around ever since.

After spending a few hours configuring our PC for the SDK (you need Windows 8 Pro RTM 64-bit, seriously), we fired up Windows Phone 8 OS...

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2 years ago

St. Louis Windows Phone Meetup on September 29th, mark your calendars

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Earlier this year Nokia helped sponsor a Windows Phone developer workshop in St. Louis, MO. On September 29th, a more informal Windows Phone Meetup will take place in St. Louis.

The event will be held at the Triumph Grill from noon until 4pm. If you're in the St. Louis area, these meetups are a great opportunity to meet other Windows Phone enthusiast, enjoy some good food and share your ideas on apps, games and the Windows Phone ecosystem.

There will be a few giveaway prizes and attendees are responsible for their food and drinks. Event organizers are asking that you register (so they can enough seats) at the St. Louis Windows Phone Meetup Page and there is a discussion going on here in the WPCentral's Forums on the event just in case you have any questions, comments or suggestions.

Thanks, Rob, for the tip!

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2 years ago

Stephen Elop gets interviewed by Engadget using a Lumia 920 for video

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Engadget is playing around in Helsinki these days and hanging out with Nokia. They just posted a 12 minute video interview with Nokia CEO Stephen Elop, who gave the usual Nokia lines for their company, boasting about location services, the Lumia brand, working with Microsoft and more.

Elop even faced some tough questions about HTC's recent new Windows Phone 8 lineup and whether or they copied Nokia (or at the very least, were inspired).

While no new nuggets of information really came forward, the more impressive part is that the video for the interview was shot completely on a Lumia 920 (audio was done via regular microphones). While the video quality is no highend HD Sony cam, it's not half bad for a camera phone, actually it's pretty great for a prototype. We especially like the color saturation and white balance and clearly its stable.

Check out the interview and sound off in comments.

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2 years ago

Canada's Weather Network app hits the Windows Phone Store

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The Weather Network app is a new weather app for your Windows Phone that is powered by Canada's national weather service that shares the same name. The user interface is simple and straight forward and has a decent feature set.

The Weather Network has a "Follow Me" setting that will automatically adjust to your current location as you travel and has notifications for severe weather alerts.

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2 years ago

Visual comparison of the Nokia Lumia 920 and Apple iPhone 5

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2 years ago

Xbox 360 Impressions: Kinect Nat Geo TV and Sesame Street TV

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While the Kinect has yet to win over a sizable portion of gamers, I’ve always been a fan. Anything that gets me off the couch and moving while still earning Xbox Live Achievements is okay with me! Of course, previous Kinect games have all been positioned as either entertainment or fitness products. Microsoft’s new Playful Learning initiative takes a new approach: making learning both fun and physical. Lofty aspirations!

I’ve spent some time with both Playful Learning launch titles, Kinect Nat Geo TV and Kinect Sesame Street TV. Check out my full impressions after the break.

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2 years ago

Nokia Lumia Windows Phone challenge heads to Sweden

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A new video has been published on YouTube that shows the Nokia Lumia team in Sweden challenging the general public to see if their competitor smartphone can best a Windows Phone at common tasks. We've previously seen similar campaigns in the UK with the "Dare to Live" tour and Ben Rudolph's Smoked by Windows Phone that started the challenges off at MWC 2012.

You know the drill already, whether it be uploading a photo to Facebook or locating the nearest restaurant for directions, the smartphone to complete said task is crowned the winner. As one can see from the video, the Nokia Lumia held its ground.

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2 years ago

German retailer Handytick listing HTC 8X for pre-order and Nokia Lumia 920 coming October 17th

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German electronics retailer, Handytick, has updated their website in anticipation of offering the flagship Windows Phone 8 devices by HTC and Nokia. The HTC 8X is already available for pre-order for €549.00 ($711.00) straight up, or at varying prices on-contract. Choose from two colors, California Blue or Graphite Black, on five different carriers: Telekom, Vodaphone, O2, e-plus and BASE.

Handytick is also advertising that they will be offering the Nokia Lumia 920 starting October 17. It is expected to fetch €749.00 ($970.00) unlocked and without a contract. No carriers are listed yet, but colors include black, white, yellow and red.

Source: Handytick; Via: Ubergizmo

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2 years ago

Windows Phone App Review: CamVintagizer

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CamVintagizer is a photo effects app for your Windows Phone that allows you to apply some interesting special effects to your photos. If my count is correct, CamVintagizer has thirty eight effects spread across nine categories. Effects can be stacked and edited images can be shared on Facebook or saved to your Windows Phone.

CamVintagizer is a nice photo effects app for your Windows Phone and nice addition to your photo editing library.

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2 years ago

Let's Golf 2 bringing home the cup as the Xbox Live Deal of the Week

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It’s Gameloft week on Windows Phone, folks. Not only do we get a long, long, long-awaited new Xbox release from the big G (Real Soccer), but another one of their titles is going on sale as well. Let’s Golf 2, normally priced at $4.99, drops down to an affordable $1.99 this Wednesday. This continues the awesome trend of greater-than-50-percent discounts on Xbox titles.

Let’s Golf 2 is an arcade-style golf game modeled after Sony’s popular Hot Shots Golf franchise. Features include cartoony players, clean 3D graphics, six 18-hole courses, and both Career and Challenge modes. Even if you don’t care about the sport of golf at all (like me), the game is actually very enjoyable and easy to learn. Check out our full review for more details.

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2 years ago

Amazon UK lists unlocked HTC 8X Windows Phone for £531.43

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We previously covered UK retailer Unlocked Mobiles who has the HTC 8X listed for just £399. Now we've got Amazon UK who has published the product page for the recently announced Windows Phone, and the price tag is a steep one - £531.43 (SIM-free). 

We're yet to see final pricing which will be available near or after Windows Phone 8 launches and the new Apollo hardware is released to consumers, but at least we can have an idea as to what we'll be looking at in the near future. The product page also states November 8, 2012 as the release date.

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