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2 years ago

Poki, a beautiful Pocket client, picks up first update on Windows Phone

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Earlier this month we highlighted a brand new Pocket client in the Windows Phone Store called Poki. It’s the first app from Austrian developer @artistandsocial and it’s absolutely stunning. It’s probably our favorite Pocket app available for Windows Phone. We’re not alone in that sentiment. The app currently holds a 5 star rating in the U.S. and is globally averaging 200-500 downloads a day. Let’s just out the recent update for Poki.

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2 years ago

SharkPhone issued takedown notice from Grooveshark

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SharkPhone issued takedown notice from Grooveshark

A month ago we covered a new app in the Windows Phone Store called SharkPhone. It’s a third-party client for online music streaming service Grooveshark. As you might remember, Grooveshark once said they had no plans for Windows Phone because Microsoft would not allow such an app in the Store. Fast forward to a month ago and SharkPhone came out.

The app was received well by the community and definitely filled a gap for those wanting Grooveshark on Windows Phone. Sadly, it might not last much longer. Grooveshark has requested that SharkPhone be removed from the Windows Phone Store.

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2 years ago

WhatsApp bringing ‘last seen’ control and background gallery to Windows Phone; here’s what they look like

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Although the public version of WhatsApp has not received a new update since early January, the WhatsApp team is churning out new beta features, ensuring a massive update is on the horizon.

Today, version 380 of the private beta landed and it brings with it, once again, some fantastic new features. A member of the beta program has given us the following screenshots, though we’ve been able to independently confirm their authenticity.

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2 years ago

Meru Cabs: The largest radio cab service in India releases official app for Windows Phone 8

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Meru, the largest radio cab service in India, has just released their official app on Windows Phone 8. The company operates around 7,000 cabs in six key cities of India: Mumbai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Jaipur, and Ahmedabad.

Meru serves more than 1.8 million passengers, so it’s great news that their official app is now available for Windows Phone users.

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2 years ago

Over WhatsApp? Try these Telegram apps for Windows Phone

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Last week Facebook bought messaging app WhatsApp for a whopping $19 billion. That’s a huge win for the team at WhatsApp, but it’s also left a lot of loyal WhatsApps users feeling a little burned by the move. The fact that no major technology company controlled WhatsApp was appealing to some of its 400+ million users. Those wanting an experience similar to WhatsApp, but arguably better, have recently been flocking to Telegram.

Last Saturday when WhatsApp experienced downtime, Telegram picked up 4.9 million new users. It’s slowly been creeping up the most popular download lists on both Android and iOS, but the recent WhatsApp news have helped propel it even higher. We’re still waiting for an official Telegram app to hit Windows Phone. While we wait, let’s check out some unofficial apps available right now in the Windows Phone Store.

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2 years ago

MyTube 1.5 gets new look and themes for some stylish YouTube playback

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YouTube is one of those indispensable services on mobile these days, especially if you want to watch anything that is the current buzz. While Windows Phone users don’t have an official app any longer, there are some nifty third party ones out there that do it better. One of those is MyTube.

Today, version 1.5 has gone live in the store, a free update for the 99 cent app. It brings along with it a bunch of new features and even a new look. We have all the details from the developer, Christopher Blackman, so read on for the skinny.

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2 years ago

Bridge Constructor makes its way to Windows Phone 8 after over a year on iOS and Android

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Want to play a game that requires more thinking instead of furiously tapping on the screen? Well, check out Bridge Constructor for Windows Phone 8. Become a master bridge builder as you go through 40 different levels. You pass each level when cars or trucks can go across.

There are different materials available for you to create bridges, but can you stay within the budget? Head past the break to watch our hands on video and gameplay using the Nokia Lumia Icon.

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2 years ago

Find inner peace with the official Yoga.com app for Windows 8

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Yoga.com (yoga.com) is a great resource for folk who are looking to get into the art of stretching and moving into incredibly awkward-looking positions. An official app for Windows 8 has been released, opening up access to 300 poses and breathing exercises, all displayed in HD. Boasting the largest database of yoga content, users can deploy this companion app on a Windows tablet or PC to engage in spiritual practices and discipline.

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2 years ago

Microsoft Dynamics Convergence 2014 starts soon, make sure you have the official apps!

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We don’t delve too often into the Microsoft’s business community, mostly because of all the TPS reports we have to file, but it’s worth mentioning from time to time. Case in point, next week in Atlanta is the Microsoft Dynamics Convergence 2014 conference.

Kirill Tatarinov, Microsoft Business Solutions Division executive vice president, will be the opening keynote speaker March 4. The focus will be on, well, business solutions using Microsoft Dynamics and future roadmaps. Various big name companies will be featured including Delta Air Lines, Lotus F1 Team, New Belgium Brewing Co., City Harvest Inc., Weight Watchers International Inc. and Chobani Inc, according to a blog post by Microsoft.

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2 years ago

mBank releases official mobile banking app for Polish Windows Phone owners

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2 years ago

Discover what's going on in your local area with Spondle (UK)

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Venturing out the front door and checking out what's on in your local area may prove troublesome depending on what events are currently ongoing. There are numerous tools and services out there, including HERE Maps and Local Scout, which are superb ways to reveal new points of interest (POI).

Spondle (www.spondle.com) is another such service, which enables you to search through local venues, events, POIs and other listings. Both Windows 8 and Windows Phone apps are readily available for deployment into the field. What's interesting about Spondle is how there's an emphasis on user-submitted content.

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2 years ago

Samsung releases Story Album app for ATIV S to keep up with Nokia

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2 years ago

Digitally Imported to increase premium subscription price for new listeners

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Digitally Imported (www.di.fm) is a premium electronic and dance radio service with many streams for listeners to choose from. While the music service itself is free for everyone, there's the option to upgrade to premium should you wish to enjoy better quality audio, no advertisements, over 55 channels and more. Today, the company has announced a forthcoming price increase for new subscribers starting on March 1st.

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2 years ago

Go UP! - a simple jumper of a Windows Phone game

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Go UP! - a simple jumper of a Windows Phone game

Go UP! is a simple Windows Phone game that tests your speed and judgment skills. Unlike other jumper games where you simply tap the screen to jump, with Go UP! you need to tap a corresponding button at the bottom of the screen that matches the label found on the tree limb you are jumping to. The goal is to jump as high as possible before time runs out.

One wrong button tap will send your player falling to their fate, ending the game early. Go UP! may be a little on the basic side for some but the developer did a good job of creating a Windows Phone game that will help pass the time.

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2 years ago

CrackBerry's celebrating its 7th birthday with a giveaway… and it's not a BlackBerry!

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