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2 years ago

New leak sees Nokia working on NFC, iPod Shuffle-like portable music player

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2 years ago

How the AppCampus program helps developers build, launch and market their apps on Windows Phone

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An exclusive behind the scenes look at AppCampus, the joint venture between Nokia, Microsoft and Aalto University

Windows Phone Central was invited to travel to Espoo, Finland and check out the magic that occurs at AppCampus. You may already be familiar with the name — we’ve covered the program in the past — and how Microsoft and Nokia are working together with Aalto University to help build new content for Windows Phone.

As lightly touched on above, the project aims to offer developers and entrepreneurs the opportunity to get cracking on ideas and turn them into apps for the Windows Phone store. Some of the top apps and games you download from the store will have gone through this very program. So, what's it all about?

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2 years ago

Tawkable Chinese for Windows Phone 8 updated with bug fixes

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Remember Tawkable Chinese, the game that helps players learn the Chinese mandarin language? Hey, it’s not like any platform is overflowing with games dedicated to language learning. Tawkable Chinese happens to be a timed exclusive for Windows Phone 8, not to mention a Nokia AppCampus winner. Oh, and it’s free.

Shanghai-based developer MNE Creations recently updated Tawkable Chinese, but the Store description doesn’t have room for release notes. Luckily Windows Phone Central has snagged the complete release notes to share with you now. Head past the break to learn more about the game and what this update has changed.

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2 years ago

Latest SysApp Pusher release lets you monitor updates for your favorite apps

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SysApp Pusher is a brilliant app for your collection, enabling you to remain updated with the latest releases for numerous OEM apps. What has been missing, however, is the ability to add your own apps to the list. Perhaps you'd like to be able to conveniently check for updates to the Windows Phone Central app? With the latest release, SysApp Pusher now lets you add your favourite apps.

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2 years ago

Imagine Cam, a simple Windows Phone 8 photography app

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The Windows Phone Store is definitely not lacking with respects to photography apps. We are fortunate enough to have plenty of quality choices to help meet our photography needs. Imagine Cam is one of the more recent additions to the photography aisle in the Windows Phone Store.

Imagine Cam is one of the more simple camera alternatives available and has an equally simple photo editor to add a little something-something to your images.  There's room for improvement but if you're looking for simplicity, take a look at Imagine Cam for Windows Phone 8.

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2 years ago

Hands on video tour of Windows Phone 8 Update 3

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Earlier today, Microsoft surprised the Windows Phone community by not only announcing all the new features in GDR3, but by announcing the Developer Preview Program. That just announced program allows developers and enthusiasts to download the latest operating system updates from Microsoft. In fact it was just a few hours after those announcements that the Preview for Developers app went live allowing everyone to download GDR3, which Microsoft is calling Update 3. Let’s check it out those features in Update 3 for Windows Phone 8. 

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2 years ago

New Friends App on Xbox One caught on tape

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New Friends App on Xbox One caught on tape

The Xbox One is launching in a little over a month. While we have the overall picture of the console, there’s still a lot minute details to learn about the console itself and the software running on it. In fact, the Xbox team is making tweaks to the operating system as we speak and you’ll already have an update ready for you the day you buy your console.

Xbox Live’s Major Nelson, aka Larry Hryb, just shared a video of how the Friends App will look and function on Xbox Live. Let’s watch it after the break.

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2 years ago

Kik Messenger joins the Nokia Collection, could updates be around the corner?

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There are more messaging platforms and services than you can count. We’ve got Skype, WhatsApp, iMessage, Kik, BBM, and others all vying to rule the roost. Which is best really comes down to which one your friends and family are using. We’re fans of Skype and WhatsApp around here, but a lot of folks dig Kik.

What’s the latest on the app? Well curiously enough, it’s now listed in the Nokia Collection. What’s that mean? Let’s find out.

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2 years ago

Poll: What’s your favorite new feature in GDR3 for Windows Phone?

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Poll time! Earlier this morning Microsoft announced their brand new Developer Preview Program. You can think of it as the enthusiast program that was announced a few blue moons ago. Shortly after that, any registered developers could download GDR3 to their Windows Phone 8 devices. It’s been a busy day and a lot of you are now running GDR3 on your handset. What’s your favorite new feature? Take the poll below to answer. 

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2 years ago

Video: Microsoft’s Preview for Developers and updating to Windows Phone 8 Update 3

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We go hands on with the 'Preview for Developers' app and show you what it's like to update to Windows Phone 8 Update 3 (build 10512)

This morning, Microsoft not only announced Windows Phone 8 Update 3 (aka GDR3) but they also announced a Preview for Developers program whereby devs can get early access to the latest OS builds by download an app (and being a registered developer). How fast can you get GDR3? Well you can do it right now. In fact, we updated our Nokia Lumia 925.

Want to see how it all works? Watch our video tour of the process to see what will happen.

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2 years ago

Fresh Paint updated for Windows Phone 8 with new pencil, SkyDrive integration and more

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It was just a few days ago that Microsoft announced some upcoming changes for Fresh Paint on Windows Phone and Windows 8. The Windows 8 version is getting updated later this week when Windows 8 officially launches for the general public, but you can now download the latest version of Fresh Paint on Windows Phone. Let’s check it out.

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2 years ago

Report: Nokia Lumia 520 and low cost devices dominating global Windows Phone adoption

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Latest data from AdDuplex shows the Lumia 520 owning 33% of the Windows Phone global market; Nokia inches closer to 90% dominance

Another month, another very informative report from AdDuplex. As the largest cross-promotion network on Windows Phone and Windows 8, AdDuplex has been a solid source of data to get a bird’s eye view of the Windows Phone platform.  

What can we learn from the data from the past month? Globally, Windows Phone 8 is now on over 70% of handhelds running Microsoft’s mobile operating system. Read on for more insights into the world of Windows Phone.

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2 years ago

Nokia to partner with Vodafone UK and offer free Netflix with the Lumia 1020

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Nokia is looking to partner up with Vodafone UK to offer free Netflix on all Lumia 1020 purchases. The FT reports the deal will include one year's worth of Netflix for those who purchase the Windows Phone on Vodafone. Nokia is currently signing a deal with Microsoft for the latter to purchase its devices and services division, but it's clearly not halting aggressive marketing anytime soon.

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2 years ago

Nokia provides 5 reasons why businesses should switch to Lumia Windows Phone

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2 years ago

Download the Preview for Developers and get GDR3 right now

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Earlier this morning Microsoft outlined their new Windows Phone Preview for Developers. Remember the Enthusiast Program announced with Windows Phone 8 in the summer of 2012? This is basically it. If you’re a registered developer for the Windows Phone Store or a member of the Windows Phone App Studio Program you can download GDR3 starting today. That update is now live. Link below.

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