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2 years ago

Lumia 1520 beats iPhone 5s in Memory benchmark test, but just misses on the overall win

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Lumia versus Lumia and Windows Phone against the iPhone in our benchmark matchup

Benchmarks don’t mean much to the average consumer, but they’re a fun way for us to compare and stack different handsets.

Earlier today Basemark OS II launched on Windows Phone, a benchmarking application for Windows Phone. We’ve had a few other benchmark apps in the Windows Phone Store before, but this one also has apps on Android and iOS. We thought it would be fun to run the test on all the Windows Phone devices we have in our possession, in addition to an Apple iPhone 5s for comparison.

How does a Lumia 1020 fair up against a Lumia 925? Does that extra bit of RAM in the new Lumia 525 really matter against the Lumia 520? And how fast is a Lumia 1520? Read on to find out!

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2 years ago

Asphalt 8: Airborne is now free on both Windows 8 and Windows Phone

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Asphalt 8: Airborne is a popular racing title available cross-platform, including both Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8. The game was released on Microsoft's operating systems back in November of last year, but to kick off 2014 with a large burst of NOS, Gameloft have slashed the pricing of both listings to absolutely nothing. That's right, folks – you can now pick up the intense racer for free.

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2 years ago

Path for Windows Phone updated to fix check-in bug

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2 years ago

Temple Run 2 for Windows Phone gets bug fixes in latest update, but still no 512 MB support

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For those looking to run Temple Run 2 on their 512 MB Windows Phone, you still have some waiting to do. This morning, version 1.6.1.0 of the app went live in the Store, bringing with it some small bug fixes, but no new features are present that we have noticed.

Released exactly 30 days ago, Temple Run 2 is one of many ‘must have’ games for Windows Phone that are slowly making their way over from other platforms. The game is free and even comes with the vaunted Xbox Live support, making it even more of a lust worthy time killer for endless runner fans (see our roundup of such games here).

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2 years ago

iReff charges into Windows Phone, maintains prepaid offers and plans in India

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When it’s time to recharge a prepaid phone in India, there are so many deals and offers that may be overwhelming to track down. Thanks to iReff, it’s a little easier for Windows Phone users. Their app, which has just arrived at the Windows Phone Store, maintains a list of the latest recharge plans and offers from various operators. You can find details about Topup Vouchers, Special Tariff Vouchers (STV), Combo Vouchers and Full Talk Time offers.

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2 years ago

See how your Windows Phone measures up with Basemark OS II, now on all three mobile platforms

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If you are interested in seeing how your Windows Phone's overall performance stacks up to other phones and tablets, you may be interested in Basemark OS II, a cross-platform benchmark tool by Rightware, simultaneously released on iOS, Android and Windows Phone.

Basemark OS II runs a battery of performance tests, including system, memory, graphics, web browsing and camera and then assigns a score based on the results.

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2 years ago

PSA: incorrect version of MOLOME submitted to store may be the cause of bugs & issues

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The wait for Molome has been a long one. The photo sharing network launched on Windows Phone only yesterday, but the launch itself was plagued by bugs. It turns out, according to Molome co-founder and developer of the official Windows Phone app itself, the issues may be down to the incorrect version of the app being published to the Windows Phone Store.

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2 years ago

HP brings back and promotes the Windows 7 PC due to 'popular demand'

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Microsoft is attempting to save Windows 8 through Windows 8.1, pushing machines left, right and centre, but it seems one of its OEM partners has other ideas. HP has brought back Windows 7 hardware, enabling consumers to customise a new HP PC, running the older operating system. The reason for this re-introduction? According to the HP website, the offer was brought back "by popular demand."

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2 years ago

App update roundup: MoWeather gets new tiles, Readit upvotes bug fixes and Minion Rush goes faster

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2 years ago

Mobilligy Bill Pay, bill management from your Windows Phone

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Mobilligy Bill Pay is a Windows Phone app designed to help you manage your monthly bills to avoid any surprises or fees created by late or missed payments.

With Mobilligy Bill Pay, you simply add your credit card, utility, auto loans, mortgage payments and other accounts you send monthly payments to.  The app also has flexible payment options to let you pay your bills directly from the app.  Mobilligy Bill Pay has the potential of being a handy personal finance Windows Phone app.  However, while Mobilligy has plenty of features, the user interface could use a little fine tuning.

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2 years ago

Dell launches Venue 8 Pro and Venue 11 Pro tablets in India

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2 years ago

AIRTAME blows past $1M, adds support for Windows Phone

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Want to show your computer screen on your TV? AIRTAME aims to make it easy for you by not having to worry about cables like HDMI, DVI, VGA or DisplayPort. The crowdfunded project has reached its funding goal after just 12 days and has introduced several stretch goals to make the product even better.

Why should we care? The stretch goal of $1 million to create a Windows Phone app for AIRTAME (along with iOS and Android) has just been passed.

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2 years ago

Here’s a tease of QuizIt from Daniel Gary, a Windows Phone client for QuizUp

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A few days ago we asked you guys and gals what apps were still missing from the Windows Phone Store. The response was overwhelming. At the time of this writing there are over 2000 comments, which means there are a handful of apps you still want to see make the jump to Windows Phone. I have a few personal favorites that I still want to see come to the platform, one of them is QuizUp. Not familiar with the game? No worries, we’ll go over it after the break. We don’t have any word on whether or not on official app is coming, but we do know that überdeveloper Daniel Gary is working on an unofficial client for Windows Phone. Let’s go over what QuizUp is and take a first look at Daniel Gary’s version called QuizIt.

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2 years ago

Verizon's Nokia Lumia 929 goes on sale early in China

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2 years ago

MOLOME photo sharing network finally arrives for Windows Phone, bugs in tow

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The last time we wrote about Molome, a popular photo sharing network, was nearly one year ago in February 2013. Back then, the question as whether or not the app and service would arrive for Nokia Lumias are all Windows Phones.  Since then, we haven’t heard much about the app, which we first reported as headed to Windows Phone back in September 2012.

Today, nearly 16 months later, Molome has finally made its landing on Windows Phone 8, available for all devices.

So what is Molome?

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