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2 years ago

Mint gets some bugs squashed and LockMix gets new features in latest updates

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2 years ago

Caesars Slots spins into the Windows Phone Store

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The WPCentral team will be in Las Vegas soon to cover CES. If there’s some free time, we might head over to the slot machines. If you can’t make it to the casinos, perhaps a new game for Windows Phone 8 is close enough. Caesars Slots, which has just arrived at the Windows Phone Store, features some of the slot games found in their casinos.

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2 years ago

New update for the WPCentral app v4.4 now available

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Happy Boxing day everyone! As we come to the end of 2013 we have a little tune up to announce for our Windows Phone app. This is a minor bump for version 4.4 up to revision 12 and you can go download it right now from the marketplace for WP7 and WP8.

Of course if you want to find out exactly what has changed you can stick around and we’ll tell you all about it below. Also don’t forget to go and check out the first sneak preview of our Windows 8 app if you haven’t already, we hope to be releasing that into public beta very soon!

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2 years ago

App update roundup: UK Trains, Line and Calendar Calleague updated with new improvements

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2 years ago

Manga-inspired spaceship runner ‘Space Heads’ arrives for Windows Phone 8, powered by Unity

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Let’s get this out of the way: endless runners are the new weather apps, the new puzzler fad in mobile gaming. They’re free, have great 3D graphics and more importantly, you can play them in under a few minutes. That’s why they’re popular and that’s why we love ‘em. It’s futile to resist (and fruitless to complain).

Space Heads is a new game available for Windows Phone 8 developed by Unity Studios, and yes, even the 512 MB crowd can get in on the action. Take that, Subway Surfers and Temple Run 2.  So why is this game worth your time? We’ll tell you.

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2 years ago

Use DocuSign Ink to sign important documents on Windows Phone 8

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DocuSign, the leading eSignature solution in the market, has just released their official app for Windows Phone 8. Over 40 million people and enterprises use the service. With DocuSign Ink for Windows Phone, you can electronically sign, send and store documents from anywhere at anytime. There’s no need for printing, faxing, scanning, or overnight deliveries.

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2 years ago

Deal Alert: Dark Lands free for a limited time through MyAppFree

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Dark Lands is an impressive, addictive, quality Windows Phone game and if you have been on the fence about picking up this game title, MyAppFree has a deal for you.

The fantasy game is a free app title, regularly priced at $.99, for today only through the MyAppFree partnership.  Dark Lands is a 2D runner that features fantastic graphics, challenging game play and a RPG feel to it with various character ability and equipment upgrades.

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2 years ago

Nokia’s improved Lumia 525 priced at $148 (¥899) for China, available now

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The Lumia 525 from Nokia may build off of the already massively successful Lumia 520. The key difference? It has that 1 GB of RAM. While 512 MB RAM devices have been doing very well for Windows Phone, that limitation on system memory prevents the handset from getting the latest and greatest in apps and games. It’s true that almost every app or game that can’t run on 512 MB of RAM eventually gets updated to do so, but if you want say Temple Run 2 or Subway Surfers right now, you need a high end Windows Phone.

Luckily the Lumia 525 keeps the price low but tweaks the memory. It’s really the best of both worlds, so it’s great to see it priced at $148 (¥899) in China, where it’s evidently available now for purchase.

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2 years ago

Microsoft India helps women in distress by launching Guardian SOS app for Windows Phone 8

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Microsoft India has released a safety app for Windows Phone users that could come in handy in times of emergency.  Guardian uses Microsoft Windows Azure cloud solution and the Bing Maps API to let selected parties track your movements and alert them in times of danger.

Guardian is the product of Microsoft India employees over a period of six months through the Microsoft Garage, an initiative to allow Microsoft employees to explore app development ideas.

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2 years ago

Maxthon web browser for Windows Phone receives massive update

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2 years ago

Facebook for Windows 8.1 gets a major update today, here’s what’s new

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Microsoft is pushing for a major refresh on their Facebook apps, with Windows Phone 8 getting a major overhaul earlier this week and Windows 8.1 counterpart nipping at its heels. Although Christmas may have come in the middle, it’s clear Microsoft has a plan to keep these apps in tiptop shape.

If your Store has refreshed your apps, then you should be sitting on the version 1.2.0.12 of Facebook for Windows 8.1. It’s a fairly big update with a decently detailed changelog, let’s take a look.

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2 years ago

Shooting in RAW with your Nokia Lumia PureView Camera

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One of the more interesting features of the Nokia Black update is the ability to capture photographs in RAW or DNG format.  DSLR and high-end compact cameras have been using the RAW/DNG format for years and this is the first time a smartphone has had this ability.

The DNG format allows Lumia 1020 and 1520 camera users more control over their images.  It is a feature that matches up well with the optical stabilization, low-light performance and larger imaging sensors already in place.

However, DNG may not be for everyone.  If you detest post-processing (photo editing) and prefer a “straight from the camera” photography experience, you may want to stick with JPEG.

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2 years ago

China launching a second round of probes on the Nokia-Microsoft deal

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The Nokia-Microsoft deal is marching steadily to a conclusion as being approved by the United States, the European Union, and of course, Nokia's shareholders. However, China is still reluctant to give its word. Recently China's Ministry of Commerce has started a second round of probes into Microsoft's acquisition case. This time the government has a new emphasis: antitrust.

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2 years ago

Spice up your Windows Phone photography with Instafont, now with a special deal

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Have you ever looked at photos captured with your Windows Phone and thought, "I would really like to add some font to these beautiful selfies"? You're able to do just that with Instafont for Windows Phone. The app landed in-store this month and is available for free. Slide on past the break for more details on the app and what you're able to do with it.

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2 years ago

Smart Challenge, a brain twisting puzzle game for Windows Phone

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Smart Challenge is a brain twisting puzzle game for your Windows Phone that tests you deductive powers, reflexes, and powers of observation. 

You are presented with a series of brain twister styled questions and tasks where the answer may not be as obvious as it appears.  For example, on the main menu there is an arrow labeled “star” and you are directed to “press start to continue”.  Your reflex is to tap the arrow but to continue you need tap the word “start”.

Smart Challenges has three levels of play that are progressively unlocked and you might be surprised how challenging the simplest of tasks can be.

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