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2 years ago

Scan and share documents with the official CamScanner app for Windows Phone

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There have been a number of new apps launch on Windows Phone and there are many more on the way (including Instagram). Today we're taking a quick look at CamScanner (www.camscanner.net), which was covered in the official Microsoft blog post. Available for Windows Phone 8, the app enables you to transform your Windows Phone into a mobile scanner. Prepare to throw away that bulky unit you've been using.

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2 years ago

New engaging Xbox One ad invites you to try Microsoft’s all-in-one gaming system

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Ads and commercials can be hit and miss with Microsoft. But we will say that within the last 18 months, they have had more wins than losses (see the Lumia 1020 recital or Surface 2 ones for evidence). Today, Redmond has pushed out a new teaser ad for the Xbox One and they seem to have hit all the right notes.

The commercial is titled ‘Xbox One: Invitation’ and features some real life celebrities in their elements, welcoming users into the action.  The ad starts with Titanfall in a board room (reminiscent of the ED-209 scene from Robocop) and it goes on to highlight FIFA 14, Forza 5 and Dead Rising 3 (which is especially hilarious).

And that’s the important message here: gaming.

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2 years ago

Surface Pro Docking Station now available, but only for a limited time [Update: gone!]

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We’re at home rocking our Surface 2 (that’s the RT version in case you forgot) and while we’re super pleased with it, you ‘Pro’ fans out there have something to get excited about too: the Docking Station.

A few of the next-gen Surface accessories, like the Docking Station and Battery Cover, did not launch with the Surface 2, leaving a few of us a little flummoxed. However, after a few tips we received and some details posted on ZDNet by Mary Jo Foley (and Windows SuperSite), we can let you know that the Docking Station is now available—in limited quantities.

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2 years ago

Windows Phone apps and games that go bump in the night

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Windows Phone Central Roundup: Halloween Games and Apps

Halloween is right around the corner and the Windows Phone Store has plenty of Halloween themed games and apps to add to your haunting experiences.

You've got plenty of novelty apps, sound effects apps, and spooky games that feature everything from Jack-o-Lanterns to Zombies. You also have the popular Zombie games such as Plants vs. Zombies, Dredd vs. Zombies and even Farts vs. Zombies.  But with this week's roundup we focus on more Halloween slanted apps and games.  The more seasonal or holiday oriented titles.

We sifted through the Halloween aisle at the Windows Phone Store and picked four off the shelve to highlight this week.

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2 years ago

WhatsApp update now live in the Store; brings voice messaging improvements and more

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We told you recently of the upcoming changes expected with the cross platform instant messaging application WhatsApp, and the word on the street is that the update is now live. The changes in this version may not be the biggest in the world (unless you're on Windows Phone 7 - orientation lock!) but there are some welcome updates for you to enjoy. 

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2 years ago

AT&T removed Qi wireless charging in the Lumia 1520 to make room for PMA

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We recently reported on AT&T's launch page for the Nokia Lumia 1520 and how built-in wireless charging was absent. We noted how this decision would have not been to save cost or a few milometers on the device, but possibly affected by AT&T's involvement with Qi rival PMA (Power Matters Alliance). The company appears to have opted for wireless charging shells instead.

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2 years ago

Viewr for Flickr, photo sharing for Windows Phone 8

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If the official Flickr Windows Phone app isn't doing much for you, take a gander at Viewr for Flickr.

Viewr for Flickr is a Windows Phone 8 photography app that is straight forward means to accessing Flickr while on the go.  The app has a clean layout where you can view and share Flickr images as well as upload images to your account.

There is some room for improvement but from uploading to viewing to sharing, Viewr for Flickr lays everything out nicely and is well worth trying.

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2 years ago

Side by side: The Nokia Lumia 1320 and Lumia 1520

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Nokia World 2013 may be over, but since I've just found this (totally forgotten about) shot from the event in Abu Dhabi, I figured it's worth showing. Sat side by side, and tethered to a wall, is the new Nokia Lumia 1320 and the Lumia 1520. And, from the front, it's tough to believe that one of these costs around $400 less than the other one. Both have 6-inch displays, and even with the lower resolution on the 1320, it isn't disappointing to look at. 

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2 years ago

Popular social network VKontakte releases official client for Windows 8.1

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If you reside in a Russian speaking country, be it Ukraine, Belorussia or Russia itself, VKontakte (or simply VK - vk.com) is quite the important service. Think of it as a localised Facebook. The service had an app available for Windows 8, but this wasn't a fully featured solution and consumers were missing out on a full Modern UI experience. That's set to change with a brand-spanking new app released for Windows 8.1.

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2 years ago

Deal Alert: Nokia Lumia 920 for $270 and HTC 8X for $180

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2 years ago

Microsoft clicks in a massive Surface tablet in London

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2 years ago

PBS is available for Xbox 360 - get ready to train your brain

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2 years ago

Beautiful Vieather gets bumped with new features and a redesigned UI

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Vieather is a beautiful weather app for Windows Phone. We last looked at the app back in June, but today we've been made aware of an update that's been published to the store. In this release you're looking at wide Live Tile support, more personalisation options and improved language support. there's a lot to take in so hop on past the break.

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2 years ago

Samsung ATIV S Neo announced for AT&T; launching November 8th

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The Samsung ATIV S Neo will be launching on AT&T on November 8th. Announced today, the Samsung Windows Phone will be available for $99.99 when taken out with a two-year contract. Already available over on Sprint, you'll soon be able to pick the first Samsung Windows Phone 8 device on AT&T. What's more is this device will enable you to take full advantage of LTE.

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2 years ago

This weeks Red Stripe Deals saves you cash on Mirror’s Edge, Paper Racer, and HDR Photo Camera

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Every week Microsoft releases app savings to the Windows Phone Store in the form of their Red Stripe Deals. Three apps are yours to claim if you’re up for saving a few bucks. And the majority of the time these apps (or games) are ones you’d probably want anyways. This week we’ve got Paper Racer, Mirror’s Edge, and HDR Photo Camera on sale. Let’s check them out.

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