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2 years ago

Acer won't commit to a Windows Phone return until marketshare rises more

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It's a bit of a catch-22: Acer's not interested in releasing new Windows Phone 8 devices unless the marketshare of Windows Phone rises, but manufacturers like Acer joining in are part of the equation for increasing Windows Phone's marketshare. But, alas, here we are, with Acer saying that they "are having conversations with Microsoft, and if they index Windows Phone to 10 to 15 percent, we are interested."

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2 years ago

Level 22 lands on Windows Phone 8, a game about sneaking into work late

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Better late than never. Games from iOS and Android keep rolling into the Windows Phone Store. This time, it’s Level 22. Metal Gear Solid fans are going to love this game. You play as Gary, who wakes up late after partying hard the night before. This isn’t the first time Gary’s been late for work, and he could be fired if he’s spotted arriving at his desk after everyone else yet again.

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2 years ago

Microsoft considers a future where Windows 8 is free for all

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We recently received reports that Microsoft would be slashing the costs of their Windows licensees by up to 70% in an effort to take on competitors in the lower end and tablet markets including Google’s Chrome OS and Apple’s iOS. The Redmond based company may take it a step further though, according to reports released today, Microsoft could be experimenting with a free version of Windows 8 and an alternative way of bringing in consumers.

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2 years ago

Samsung dominates the conversation at Mobile World Congress, but Nokia was second

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When it comes to Mobile World Congress, there are always a few big stories that dictate the discussion. Whether they are flagship phones or company mergers or just new tech in general, someone steals the show.

For 2014's MWC, that would be Samsung. In research performed by social media listening platform Synthesio, they claim that Samsung was "mentioned 1,246,000 times, or in 44.2% of all online conversations". That number was only followed by Nokia, who were mentioned in 586,200 online conversations, or 20.8% of the time. That's second, but a distant one.

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2 years ago

Heatmiser UK looking for beta testers to trial their Windows Phone app

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2 years ago

Report: Lenovo’s first Windows Phone 8.1 device could be out by ‘early summer’

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2 years ago

Nokia Lumia 630’s specs revealed, running Windows Phone 8.1 and expected for mid-April in China

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The Nokia Lumia 630 (aka ‘Moneypenny’) is expected to be the follow up to the Lumia 620, but with some beefier specs. The reason? It will be one of the first Windows Phone 8.1 devices, so it will be getting a lot of attention.

Information about the device has now come forwarded from Nuoji it, a user on Baidu who leaked the information yesterday. In addition, a new, lower resolution product shot showing the Lumia 630, Lumia 1320 and Lumia 1520 all placed together has also been found.

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2 years ago

GEICO insurance finally releases an official Windows Phone 8 app

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Banks and insurance. You need them and for some odd reason, we’re seeing a large flux of official apps now land on the Windows Phone Store. That’s important for people who, like myself, don’t like doing the whole website-on-mobile thing to access my account. There’s just something satisfying about launching an app.

Today, it’s GEICO’s turn. The popular motorcycle and car insurance company with the jocular gecko, has put out a well-polished app, allowing full access to your account and more.

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2 years ago

IE11 in Windows Phone 8.1 to have InPrivate Browsing, better tab management and more

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2 years ago

Chronos Calendar gets a major update, more customization features added

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Chronos Calendar was already a feature rich Windows Phone calendar app and the latest update brings more features to the table. The version 1.9.0.1 update is riddled with customization options that helps Chronos Calendar better fit your needs and style.

The update impacts both the Windows Phone 8 and 7.x versions of Chronos Calendar and adds everything from more language support to more Live Tile options. It is a healthy change log that you can find after the break.

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2 years ago

FIFA 14 heads out the tunnel on Windows Phone

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FIFA 14 heads out the tunnel on Windows Phone

Time was we posted an article about a new Xbox Windows Phone game (or games!) every week like clockwork. Those days are long behind us, never to return again. But I do get to write about the weekly Xbox console releases, which is almost as fun. And this week we actually do have a new Xbox Windows Phone game, on the unusual day of Friday: FIFA 14 from Electronic Arts! We hear a last-minute bug kept it from releasing on Wednesday.

FIFA 14 is the latest in EA’s extremely popular football/soccer sports series. Last year’s FIFA 13 was originally a Nokia exclusive, and only just became available to all Windows Phone users a month ago. Now all of us (with phones that have 1 GB or more RAM) can enjoy this year’s rosters and new features. And unlike FIFA 13 – which sells for $4.99, this year’s game is free to play. More details and Store link after the break!

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2 years ago

Manage your life insurance policies with the official LIC Mobile app

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While I was traveling to Barcelona over the last weekend, I missed that the official LIC Mobile app hit the Windows Phone Store to the delight of Windows Phone users in India.

Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC –  www.licindia.in) is an Indian state-owned insurance and investment group, and the largest insurance company in India with an estimated asset value of US$250 billion.

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2 years ago

Samsung teams up with Microsoft to make Android enterprise more secure

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2 years ago

Top Rated Windows Phone Apps and Games for the Superhero in all of us

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Windows Phone Central Roundup: Superhero Games and Apps

Superheroes can be great subject matter for Windows Phone apps and games. From comic book almanacs to superhero themed adventure games, these titles can appeal to a wide audience.

For this week’s Windows Phone Central roundup, we have searched the Windows Phone Store for a handful of gaming and app titles that center around an assortment of superheroes. We tried to keep to those apps and games that rank with at least four stars and if we have missed your favorite superhero title, sound off below in the comments.

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2 years ago

Watch every March Madness game live on Windows Phone and Windows 8, official apps coming soon

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