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2 years ago

Pocket Explorer for Windows Phone 8.1 updated with thumbnail view and more

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2 years ago

Become an amazing abstract photographer with Mirror Cam for Windows Phone

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2 years ago

Microsoft adds support for Windows Phone 8.1 in latest update to Windows Intune

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2 years ago

AT&T to launch in-flight Wifi service with air-to-ground LTE in 2015

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AT&T is set to take on the likes of Gogo in a battle for in-flight Wifi, as the carrier announced its plans to offer a service based on its current LTE network. Starting in late 2015, AT&T will begin to implement a new air-to-ground communication between planes and its existing LTE network to provide in-flight Wifi and entertainment to passengers flying in the U.S. (notably omitting international flights). The service will utilize spectrum that AT&T already owns, and the carrier will be partnering with Honeywell to make sure everything goes according to plan.

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2 years ago

Meteor Mobile Ireland reportedly getting Nokia Lumia 635 sporting LTE

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2 years ago

How to uninstall any OEM app on Windows Phone 8 or 8.1

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2 years ago

Welcome Connectedly to the Mobile Nations family!

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Today Mobile Nations and I are thrilled to announce the rebranding (and refocus) of our sister site Smartwatch Fans to Connectedly!

Along with the great new name we are expanding the coverage to include the full scope of next-generation of smart devices and related products hitting the consumer market today — think connected lifestyle (health trackers, wearables), connected home, connected toys, connected automotive, and more! Be sure to visit the Connectedly is Open for Business welcome post for the full manifesto.

The site is hosted at Connectedly.com, and we also have Connected.ly which will be used as the URL shortener for story links that appear on social sharing sites like Twitter. 

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2 years ago

Sony's convertible Windows 8 laptop, the VAIO Flip 13

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Sony's latest Windows 8 convertible, VAIO Flip , is a premium device that brings a unique form factor design to the VAIO portfolio. It features a unique hinge that makes it capable of converting between laptop, tablet, and viewer modes by flipping the display over the hinge.

The Sony VAIO Flip is available in 13-inch, 14-inch, and 15-inch sizes, and I spent a couple of weeks with the Sony VAIO Flip 13. Read on for our overall experience with the device and a comprehensive review.

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2 years ago

Microsoft unleashes the cloud with OneDrive for Business upgrades and 1 TB of storage

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OneDrive is increasingly becoming a centerpiece for Microsoft in 2014. The service is being woven throughout all of Redmond’s services, from consumers to enterprise. It’s the latter one that we’re concerned with today as OneDrive for Business is getting some free new perks for those who use the service.

Announced on the Office Blog, the ‘thinking outside the box’ post details three major changes that should make OneDrive for Business even more popular.

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2 years ago

Come to the May 13 Boston Microsoft Developer Group to hear about the future of Windows Mobile Devices & Apps

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If you live in New England, then you may want to pencil in Tuesday, May 13, 2014 to attend the Boston Microsoft Windows 8.1 & Phone App Developers Group, sponsored by Microsoft. It looks to be an exciting night where the future of Windows Mobile, including RT and Phone, will be discussed by numerous experts.

In addition, there will be hands-on with the latest devices, food and prizes. Plus, I’ll be there giving a talk on ‘The challenge to catch up: Windows Phone, features and market share'. Best part? It’s free.

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2 years ago

PolyScreen gets customizations, Blue Skies gets new features and Weather Premium goes clear

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Monday is turning out to be a busy day for Windows Phone users, as plenty of interesting app updates have landed on our phones. Besides Facebook and Wikipedia, we have three other exciting updates to share with you folks.

Our favorite wallpaper app PolyScreen, the Dark Skies clones Blue Skies and super hip Weather Premium all get bumped with worthy new additions. Let’s take a look!

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2 years ago

Beamly takes your TV viewing experience to the next level on Windows and Windows Phone

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Beamly, previously known as Zeebox (you may have seen the TV adverts), is a companion app for those who enjoy watching through numerous shows. Think of the apps (and service in general) as an expansion on shows currently being aired on your TV. Available for iOS and Android, Beamly have also launched apps for both Windows 8 and Windows Phone.

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2 years ago

Wikipedia for Windows Phone gets Bing article suggestions with latest release

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Recently, Microsoft and Bing released their own Wikipedia app for Windows 8.1 users. Many on this site lamented that there wasn’t a similar app from Microsoft for Windows Phone, even though we have the excellent ‘Wikipedia’ from developer Rudy Huyn. That app is sanctioned by the Wikipedia Foundation, and for all intents and purposes, it’s official.

Version 2.4 was just released to the Store, and it includes one of the features people envied from the Microsoft version: Bing article recommendations.

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2 years ago

Facebook for Windows Phone 8.1 gets a small patch update today

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Rejoice, Facebook users, as your favorite (or not so favorite) app has received yet another small update today.

Facebook for Windows Phone, including those on the 8.1 Preview, will get bumped from version 8.1.4.4 to version 8.1.4.25. That is not a momentous increase, and tells us that this is probably just some small bug fixes and improvements, possibly related to 8.1 performance.

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2 years ago

Jelly Smash, a candy smashing game for Windows Phone and Windows 8

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Lots of readers rely on Windows Phone Central to learn about new Windows Phone games, but how does our staff discover games to share with the folks at home? My favorite method is by checking the “Newly discovered games thread” in our forums. Dedicated readers like “John Lampard” and Mohamed Ashid post a never-ending stream of Store links for new games.

One of the games our forum boys recently shared actually surprised me quite a bit. Jelly Smash is a match-3 puzzle game from AceViral.com, makers of Angry Gran Run. At first glance, I pegged Jelly Smash as another Candy Crush Saga clone to throw on the pile. But the more I played this one, the more I realized how well it stands on its own. It also happens to be exclusive to Windows Phone and Windows 8 and RT, which adds a few extra cool points in my book.

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