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2 years ago

Navitel launches navigation app, but leaves out Windows Phone 8 support

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2 years ago

Chronos Calendar gets Google Calendar sync, new languages and more in massive update

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We told you about Chronos Calendar a few weeks ago and we hope you grabbed it then. The super smooth calendar app was free at the time and has since been bumped up to $1.99 for new users.

We gushed at the time about the clear and easy to read calendar replacement, which allows you to create, edit and delete appointments as it syncs directly to your Microsoft Account. While some opined that it wasn’t “Modern UI” enough, others complained about the lack of Google Calendar support as they need it for work.

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Nokia’s Drive+ reportedly getting close to not being beta, getting traffic calculations

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We’re big fans of Nokia’s Drive+ Beta app for Windows Phone but we’re the first to tell you it’s lacking some major features when you compare it to non-free apps like Navigon (our current favorite navigation app). But we always knew that with Nokia it was just a waiting game: whatever isn’t here today, will be added by them in the future, they just need some time to catch up.

Word has it from one of the Nokia HERE team, Pino Bonetti, that the “beta” status of Drive+ will soon be lifted and thankfully, live traffic data for route calculation will be added. The info comes via Pino’’s twitter account and since he often speaks for the HERE team, we can bank of the commitment.

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2 years ago

Hulu Plus for Windows Phone 8: Now available in the US Store

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No sooner than we posted our hands-on video did the link go live, which means you can go ahead and experience high quality video of your favorite shows, streamed to your phone yourself.

There’s not much else to say about the app except that you do need a premium account but in our opinion, it’s totally worth it (especially if you have an Xbox 360 and/or Windows 8 machine).

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Hulu Plus app for Windows Phone 8: Quick tour and hands on

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Before you get your hands on the official Hulu Plus (www.hulu.com) app for Windows Phone 8, due later today, we figured we would show you how it all works.

While you do need a premium account for Hulu Plus (we’ve had one for years), we think if you’re a cord cutter, it’s a good deal even if you still have to watch an occasional ad.

As we said in our announcement post, it’s a solid app and when combined with the Xbox 360 app, Windows 8 version and now on Windows Phone, we’re pretty psyched to watch Psych on the go. We’ll of course publish the Store link as soon as it goes live. [Update: The app is now live in the Store]

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2 years ago

Music Scene for Windows Phone helps you find out more about music artists

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There are numerous ways to enjoy music while on the go with your Windows Phone. Xbox Music and Nokia Music to name but a few. But what about finding out more about an individual artist? Microsoft's music service provides a biography for major artists, but consumers may wish to read more into the background of the individual (or group). Cue Music Scene.

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2 years ago

Hulu Plus for Windows Phone 8 announced, coming later today

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Looks like it’ll be a great day for Windows Phone 8 users as the official Hulu Plus app is forthcoming later today.

News of the app’s arrival was predicted by some recent murmurs of an imminent release and indeed, with the app having launched on Windows 8 six months ago, it only seemed liked a matter of time before they brought it over to mobile.

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Microsoft Surface Pro pricing confirmed in Australia by two retailers

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WPDownUnder has managed to confirm just how much the Surface Pro tablet will cost consumers in Australia. Sourcing two participating retailers (Harvey Norman and JB Hifi) who have the Windows 8 tablet on their systems, the RRP (recommended retail price) of Microsoft's high-end product is now publicly available, so be sure to start saving those coins. 

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Latest data shows Nokia Lumia 920 strengthening lead with Lumia 520 leaping in popularity

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Developer advertising platform AdDuplex, which supports those who publish apps within the Windows ecosystem, has released data for the month of May. At first glance the report shows the Lumia 920 increasing its lead as the most popular Windows Phone worldwide, but more interestingly is the Lumia 520 leaping up the 8th position (with 4.4 percent), behind the HTC 8X.

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2 years ago

Nokia tosses out some minor updates for HERE City Lens, #2InstaWithLove

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2 years ago

AE Bowling 3D, strikes and spares on your Windows Phone

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Bowling games for your Windows Phone can be a great way to pass the time. AE Bowling 3D is a relatively new bowling game for our Windows Phone that has promise.

AE Bowling 3D has two game modes and the option to play solo games, games against the computer and multi-player games (pass and play style). Graphics are nice, you're not bogged down with a lot of transition screens, and you have the ability to control the angle of your throw with your Windows Phone tilt sensors. The physics could be better but all in all, AE Bowling 3D isn't too shabby of a game.

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2 years ago

Windows Phone 8X by HTC available for just $299 in Australia

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2 years ago

Location Finder for Windows Phone 8 updated, Skydrive support in tow

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Location Finder is a location finding/sharing app for your Windows Phone 8 device. The app goes beyond just telling you where you're at but also provides geocoding, reverse geocoding, live tile support and the ability to generate driving/walking directions to saved locations.

Location Finder was recently updated to version 2.4 and adds the ability to backup your saved locations to Skydrive and generate voice commands for saved locations.

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2 years ago

Updates pushing out for two of our favorite 500px apps, my500px and Shoopix

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If you’re an amateur or professional photographer you probably have a presence on 500px. If not you probably at least browse it for inspiration from time to time. So it’s a good Sunday when two of our favorite third party apps for Windows Phone gets updated. Shoopix and My 500px both have added a handful of features. Let’s check them out.

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