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2 years ago

Fhotoroom updated, adds accent color support and a new tilt shift option

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For those not familiar, Fhotoroom is a Windows Phone photography app that is part photo sharing, part camera app and part photo editor. It's been updated several times making it a rather solid photo app for both Windows Phone 7.x and 8 devices.

Both versions were recently updated, version 3.9 for Windows Phone 7.x and version 9.1.9 for Windows Phone 8, that adds accent color theme support, a new tilt shift setting and a few performance tweaks.

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2 years ago

To celebrate the series finale of Breaking Bad, Liquid Daffodil launches "Breaking Free" deal

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The series finale of Breaking Bad is on the minds of many viewers, and to celebrate the developer Liquid Daffodil has placed numerous Windows Phone apps into the "free" basket for consumers. The developer has launched multiple sales and free deals in the past, but we're glad to see many more are on the way. So, which apps can you download for free over the next 24 hours?

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2 years ago

Print your Instagram and SkyDrive photos with the updated Walgreens app

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It’s a healthy sign for the ecosystem when big name apps get frequent updates. Walgreens was an early adopter of the Windows Phone platform by first putting an app out in early 2011. Since then, there’s been an update to make the app optimized for Windows Phone 8. Now today we get another update from Walgreens and it’s brings a pretty cool feature.

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2 years ago

Popular RSS app Flux returns to the Windows Phone Store, boasting support for Feedly

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Since Google Reader has ceased to exist in this poor, feedless world, services such as Feedly have risen up to the challenge and have subsequently expanded to become to go-to locations on the web for RSS management. Numerous Windows Phone apps, including Edoardo Turelli's Flux, were left hung up to dry when Google shut down its service, but now many of the reader apps are moving to Feedly. 

We're today looking at a Flux update that implements said support for Feedly.

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2 years ago

PixFolder, a feature rich photo organizing solution for Windows Phone

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The Pictures Hub is a decent way to view, share, edit and serve as an access point for installed Windows Phone photography apps. But many will find the Pictures Hub's organizational skills a little lacking. Enter PixFolder.

PixFolder is a feature rich photo organizer that will let you sort your photos in subfolders. Have a nice collection of sunset pictures? Create a Sunset Folder to make the easier to find.  Along with organizing your photos, PixFolder also has the ability to share photos, pin them to your Start Screen, and open the image in your Pictures Hub.

PixFolder makes a nice first impression and if you're looking for a way to better organize your Windows Phone images, PixFolder is worth a try.

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2 years ago

Microsoft: Surface devices with multiple aspect ratios coming soon. Surface 2 with LTE on AT&T and Vodafone

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Last week, Microsoft announced the Surface 2, Surface Pro 2, and a handful of accessories for the Surface family of devices. After the announcement, Surface boss Panos Panay did an AMA on Reddit where he and the team answered hundreds of questions. One thing we learned from the AMA was that an LTE version of the Surface 2 is planned for early next year.

Now we’ve got more details on which network you’ll be using it on.

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2 years ago

At Bat 13 updated for Windows Phone 8, just in time for the Playoffs

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At Bat 13 is a feature rich Windows Phone 8 app that will keep you up to date on all the action on the diamond. The app does a respectable job of delivering all the scores, stats, highlights, videos and news from Major League Baseball. You can even sign into your MLB.com account to access your MLB.TV Premium subscription, access the MLB.com Store and listen to streaming game broadcasts.

At Bat 13 was updated yesterday, taking the app to version 1.1.0.15 and get it ready for the playoffs. The update includes a new section dedicated for the 2013 playoffs with filters for all post-season series and teams.

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2 years ago

The Sims FreePlay Achievement Guide for Windows Phone 8, Part 2

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Welcome to the second half of Windows Phone Central’s Sims FreePlay Achievement guide! In this installment, you’ll learn how to bust ghosts and feel good, make babies, and get your kids’ grades up on high. We’ll put you on the long, long road to completing 1,000 goals as well.

In case you missed it, please note that The Sims FreePlay MUST be connected to Xbox Live in order for an Achievement to unlock. Sometimes it drops the connection during gameplay – without warning the player. If that happens, any Achievements you unlock won’t count.

To avoid unlocking Achievements while offline, always save and exit the game by pressing the Save and Exit button at the bottom right corner of the main menu. You can also do this right before you expect to earn an Achievement. That way, whenever you restart the game you’re sure to be connected.

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2 years ago

Skype updated for Windows Phone 8. Now you can hide unwanted chats

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2 years ago

Might and Magic and Halo 3 are the Xbox 360 Games with Gold for October

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Microsoft’s popular Games with Gold program for the Xbox 360 has been a popular if slightly controversial program. Each month, Xbox Live Gold subscribers receive two free downloadable Xbox 360 games to keep forever. On the other hand, the games have largely been several years old, prompting negative comparisons with Sony’s Playstation Plus program and its much larger and newer assortment of free Playstation 3 games (which players can’t keep if their subscriptions lapse).

This month’s Games with Gold include a new…ish Xbox Live Arcade game and a fairly old retail release that still holds some appeal. First up, Might and Magic: Clash of Heroes from Ubisoft is free for the first half of the month, starting today. From October 16-31, Microsoft’s own Halo 3 (one of the first Games with Gold announced back in June) will finally be free.

Details and download links after the break!

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2 years ago

Nokia Lumia 625 heading to TELUS on October 3rd; will be priced at $300

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The Lumia 625 is an interesting and unique Windows Phone from Nokia. Sporting a massive 4.7-inch display, the largest found on any Lumia smartphone (until the Lumia 1520 comes along), the handset is for those who enjoy looking at huge screens and boasting sizeable hardware. According to MobileSyrup, the Lumia 625 will launch on TELUS this coming Thursday (October 3rd) and will be priced at just $300.

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2 years ago

Huawei Ascend W2 coming to Russia in October; priced to take on Nokia

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Earlier this year, we saw Huawei's Ascends W1 Windows phone launch in Russia at a very wallet-friendly price of 11,990 rubles, which at the time was the same price as Nokia's Lumia 620. Now Hi-Tech@mail.ru is reporting that later this month, Huawei's other Windows Phone device, the Ascend W2 will follow suit, heading to Russia at the Lumia 620's current price of 8,990 rubles ($279.00).

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2 years ago

Nokia Lumia 925 now available at Vodafone New Zealand

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The Lumia 925 by Nokia is a premium Windows Phone, and is well loved here at Windows Phone Central. The device was last reported to be on the way to New Zealand on Vodafone, and today we can relay news that the Windows Phone is now available for purchase.

How much will it set you back? Absolutely nothing if you're going on contract, or $999 if you already have a Prepay or On Account plan.

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2 years ago

Nokia Australia backtracks on Bluetooth 4.0 LE; support coming to high-end Lumias via update

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There has been some confusion surrounding Bluetooth 4.0 Low Energy (LE) and high-end Lumia Windows Phones. Nokia Australia recently stated that the hardware won't support the upgrade. Shortly thereafter, Nokia PR in Germany confirmed that all Lumia Windows Phones will indeed support Bluetooth 4.0 LE.

Now, Nokia Australia has backtracked on what was previously said, reaffirming what we originally believed to be the case - high-end Nokia Windows Phones will support Bluetooth 4.0 through a system update.

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2 years ago

Nokia Lumia 1020 launching in Canada on October 3rd with Rogers and TELUS

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Nokia will be launching the Lumia 1020 in Canada soon, and the smartphone will be carried by Rogers and TELUS. MobileSyrup have got their hands on internal TELUS documentation, which reveals October 3rd as the date to pencil in the calendar. As well as the release date, a 2-year contract price of $199.99 and outright price of $725 were also included. Oh, and if you're one about colours, both yellow and black variants will be available.

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