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2 years ago

Lost Echo for Windows Phone gets trial mode after users demand the option

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Windows Phone is a unique operating system, both in terms of function and the community. One undervalued aspect not found on other competing platforms it 'trial mode' for apps and games. Microsoft has even made the process relatively easy for developers in apps (although games can be trickier). Intrinsically, trial modes are commonplace on Windows Phone, and it befits developers to implement the feature if they want good ratings.

Recently at Windows Phone Central when we covered the new game Lost Echo from KickBack studio (www.kickback-studios.com), our audience rebuked the $2.99 game due to the lack of a trial. The highly regarded game had come from iOS before it made the jump from to Windows Phone.

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2 years ago

July 4 sale: Save 20% all week at Windows Phone Central!

This year, the Fourth of July falls on a Friday. That means we are in for a long weekend of mini-explosions, poor fashion sense, alcohol-fueled debauchery, copious amounts of nitrate filled provisions and unfeigned nationalism. But hey, it doesn't have to be all bad!

The Windows Phone Central Store is having a 20% off sale starting now through July 7. If you need a new case for you Lumia 1520, you get 20% off. If you need a new car kit for your Lumia 520, you also get 20% off. Yup, 20% off everything. Just use coupon code J414 during check out and the discount is applied across the board.

FREE shipping is available on all orders over $50 (domestic US), and you have lots of payment methods beyond standard credit card including Amazon payments, Paypal and Bitcoin! Shop at will. Save 20 percent off with coupon code J414 . It's as easy (and American) as Apple Pie.

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2 years ago

Deal of the Day: Incipio FAXION Case for Nokia Lumia 920

For today only, buy the Incipio FAXION Case for Nokia Lumia 920 and save 43% off the list price!

Shock-absorbing TPU and an impact resistant polycarbonate are fused into one sleek design making the custom-molded FAXION Case the epitome of reliable and stylish protection. You can grab this deal today, or, check out the WPCentral Store during our 4th of July Sale to save 20% on all other Windows Phone accessories!

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2 years ago

Microsoft acknowledges Surface Pro 3 disappearing Wi-Fi and slow connection complaints

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The Surface Pro 3 is an impressive device. In my full review, I gave much personal praise for the all-in-one hybrid computer, though, like all things, there is room for improvement. One bug that I've seen a handful of times is being acknowledged by Microsoft now in their support forums.

The problem in question arises when the Surface Pro 3 wakes up from sleep. In rare circumstances, the Wi-Fi and network connections driver are missing after the low power state using InstantGo (previously known as Connected Standby). The problem is easily solved by restarting the Surface, which takes only around five seconds, but it can be irritating and inconvenient.

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2 years ago

Microsoft adds new encryption support to OneDrive and Outlook.com

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2 years ago

Xbox One preorders for Russia begin July 15 with a nice price drop

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2 years ago

Microsoft takes down accounts hosted through No-IP in latest malware crackdown

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Microsoft has publicly announced a malware crackdown targeting selected domains hosted through the DNS service No-IP. The company is continuing its war against the spread of malware online, but it seems as though innocent web users have been affected by the shut down. Microsoft received the go-ahead from a Nevada court to redirect traffic on targeted domains to stop the NJrat and Jenxcus botnets. These botnets relied on the No-IP framework to remain online and be constantly connected to the internet.

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2 years ago

Autodesk releases preview version of AutoCAD 360 for Windows 8.1

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2 years ago

Lumia Cyan reportedly coming to Spain for the Lumia 925 late next week

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2 years ago

New Nokia MixRadio update ditches the 'Nokia' brand

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2 years ago

Car Check, a Windows Phone app for monitoring your automotive expenses

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Car Check is a nifty Windows Phone app that lets you track and manage your automotive expenses. Car Check has the ability to track your gasoline costs, maintenance costs, set reminders for scheduled maintenance and back all the data up to your OneDrive or Dropbox accounts.

The Windows Phone app also has the ability to chart your fuel consumption, distribution of automotive costs and fuel prices. Add Live Tile support and Car Check isn't a bad option to consider to help you monitor your automotive costs.

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2 years ago

Add sound to your photos with Shuttersong for Windows 8.1, now 're-imagined'

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When it comes to media and social sharing, the book is still being written on what people want. Today, Shuttersong and Microsoft are announcing their newly redesign app for Windows 8.1. Shuttersong (www.shuttersong.com) is a free service that lets you embed audio, such as voice clips or music, directly into photos. Once completed, you can share those photos via email or social networks like Facebook.

Shuttersong has been in an open, but quiet, public beta for a few weeks. The company though feels their app is ready for prime-time, announcing today the general availability of Shuttersong for all Windows 8.1 users.

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2 years ago

Skype is changing the way it charges VAT to EU customers

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2 years ago

VAIO returns with new Windows laptops, focusing on Japanese market first

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VAIO was the popular line of computers by Sony, which was sold earlier this year. The brand has returned as an independent PC manufacturer, launching two 'new' Windows 8 laptops today. While touted as new, the debut range offered by the newly formed VAIO are actually identical to the old Sony Prop and Fit models. What's more is you'll not be able to purchase one unless you reside in Japan. VAIO will be focusing on the Japanese market prior to rolling out units worldwide.

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2 years ago

Nokia Lumia 930, Lumia 630 get priced for consumers Down Under

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Both the Nokia Lumia 930 and Lumia 630 have been priced for the Australian market and will be available sometime this month. Pricing for the Lumia 930 will set consumers back by AU$729 as an outright purchase, but can be picked up on all major carriers in the region. The more affordable Lumia 635 will be priced at AU$279 and will be stocked by Telstra and Optus.

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