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2 years ago

Melodia now lets you assign even more official sounds to your official apps

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On Thursday, we detailed a new app dubbed Melodia, which let you assign official chimes and melodies to your favorite apps on Windows Phone 8.1, so for Twitter, you can have their little bird alert, or for Facebook Messenger, you can have the familiar Facebook Chat ding.

This morning, version 1.0.8.0 of Melodia has been released, and it features even more notification sounds to be assigned and gets some categories too. In addition, you can now email the developer with your suggestions for other sounds, which he’s looking to add in future builds. Let’s take a look at what’s new.

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2 years ago

Catch the best deals with Wowcher for Windows and Windows Phone

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There are many deal and bargain apps and services available today and Wowcher is yet another name to add to the list. The service is a popular destination for those who wish to bag a deal or two, saving money in the process. Available for both Windows 8 and Windows Phone in app form, we're looking at hybrid apps that bring together the best of both native and web experiences.

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2 years ago

Check your lucky numbers with Lottery Results, now available on Windows 8

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The super-popular Lottery Results app for Windows Phone, Android and iOS has just landed on Windows 8. If you're a frequent player of the Euromillions, National Lottery (UK) or other gambling draws, this is the app for you. Sporting identical functionality as its Windows Phone counterpart, the developers have crafted a sweet Modern experience taking advantage of Windows 8.

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2 years ago

Lenovo ThinkPad 10 tablet accidentally leaked in the Land Down Under

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Lenovo already has the ThinkPad 8 available for consumers to enjoy, but the company has inadvertently leaked a 10-inch version from the same family on its Australia store. This has occurred prior to any official announcement, showing a fully populated product page with all the bells and whistles one would expect from a live product. What's not surprising is the 10-inch tablet shares much in common with its smaller sibling.

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2 years ago

Find the best places to park your car worldwide with Parkopedia

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There's nothing worse than not being able to park your vehicle when travelling to places. It can prove to be frustrating when you simply cannot locate that perfect space for your four (or more) wheels. Luckily, there are many solutions out there, including Parkopedia. As the name suggests, Parkopedia is essentially an encyclopaedia (or collection) of parking worldwide and a Windows Phone app has been released.

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2 years ago

India's local recommendation service, TimesCity finally arrives on Windows Phone

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TimesCity.com, a Times Internet service, allows you to access information about restaurants, nightlife spots, and movie theaters around you. Available for eleven cities in India as of now, the app helps you search and find restaurants and pubs to decide where to eat and party as well as the latest movie showtimes.

Times Internet has had a history of delayed launches on Windows Phone platform, and the TimesCity app continues that tradition arriving a few months after the launch of Android and iOS apps.

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2 years ago

The purported Windows Phone 8.1.1 feature list is fake

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It's Saturday. Go out with friends, call your mother, do some house chores. No need to get wrapped up on supposed "Windows Phone 8.1.1" update nonsense

If it sounds too good to be true (and there's no proof given), it probably is (and trust me, this is bogus). Having said that, let's have a real discussion: What do you want to see in Update 1 for 8.1? Sound off below!

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2 years ago

How to set a person-based reminder with Cortana

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2 years ago

Take advantage of the new YouTube mobile website with IE11 in Windows Phone 8.1

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Google and Microsoft simply do not get along when it comes to YouTube. We've covered the situation between both parties fairly extensively in the past, resulting in almost four years without an official app released for Windows Phone. Windows Phone 8.1 brings Internet Explorer 11, a superb mobile web browser, which renders the new YouTube mobile website perfectly on a smartphone. While it's not a native app experience, we'll take this sweet interface over what we've had to endure in the past.

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2 years ago

Can't decide on which Twitter client to download? There's an upcoming app for that!

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We've been asked the question, "what's the best Twitter app" countless times. Simply put: there isn't one. Well, not really anyway. App choices are entirely subjective to personal preferences and likes. An app we may recommend may not be up your street and you might have another app installed on a Windows Phone. Unfortunately, since there are a handful of apps out there on the store, it can prove rather daunting as a new user to the platform to locate a Twitter client. Luckily, Liquid Daffodil has released a new app to help with that.

Cue Twitter App Pinpointer.

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2 years ago

Our top Windows Phone apps and games for toddlers

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It may sound clich'e but kids are vital to our future and thus we need to utilize modern technology to ensure they're ready for education. This is where Windows Phone can come into play with multiple learning apps and games available on the store for download. It's not always just about learning new skills and preparing for school, kids also need forms of entertainment.

We've compiled a short list of apps we believe are worth checking out should you have children and the best part about this collection is no single choice is the best. Try to choose a number of apps and games to help provide variety and see which one(s) your toddler takes to.

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2 years ago

WMW? XYY, the latest Where’s My Water? installment for Windows Phone 8

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WMW? XYY is the latest installment to the Where’s My Water? series of Windows Phone games from Disney Mobile. It features the Chinese TV cartoon character XYY who is on a medieval adventure through China. Game play has you solving puzzles to help XYY find his way through an underground city and save his friends.

The game also features the Big Bad Wolf, who has his own series of puzzles to solve. Where previous installments of the Where’s My Water series involved physic based puzzles featuring water mechanics, WMW? XYY adds oil and fire mechanics to the mix. While WMW? XYY is an appealing gaming title with nice graphics and mildly challenging puzzles, the game may come across as too easy for some.

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2 years ago

Developers: Find your local //publish/ event and check out Appy Mondays

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Microsoft does a pretty good job of courting developers and keeping them happy in the Windows Phone and Windows ecosystem. They produce a ton of content and resources to make developers successful in their ecosystem. Appy Mondays is a new program that you can watch live on Channel 9 or YouTube. The content will focus on new apps and development tricks. There's also a new contest going on that will give out developers prizes for developing apps for Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8.1. We're full of developer information after the break!

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2 years ago

BLU Products teases a shiny new Windows Phone

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Blu Products is a mobile phone maker out in Miami, Florida. They focus on making devices aimed at emerging markets and have a great presence in Latin America, the Caribbean and in the United States. Head to their Facebook page and you’ll see they’ve just teased a new Windows Phone. It’s very, very shiny.

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2 years ago

Q3 Results: How’s Microsoft doing in its cloud and mobile transition?

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Following Microsoft's Q3 FY2014 earnings report from last night I thought we should take a look at the big picture behind the numbers and address some of the key themes from the company's analyst conference call (which you can find here)

Let's have a quick look at the numbers for Q3. Revenue was $20.4 billion, gross profit was $14.5 billion and operating income was $7.0 billion. While adjusted revenue grew 8%, earnings per share (which came in at $0.68) grew slightly less at 5%.

Clearly Microsoft is not in any kind of financial trouble. I say this despite not exactly being a Microsoft fan. I own and use exactly zero of their products so I'm simply looking at the business as a technology investor here. Microsoft is growing slowly. No, they're not even growing as fast as Apple and they certainly are not growing anywhere close to as fast as deeply mobile companies like Facebook. But they're growing and are on very strong financial footing.

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