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2 years ago

GTA: San Andreas sneaks into the Windows Store, but you can’t download it yet

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Remember when Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas was that upcoming game for Windows Phone that we couldn’t wait to get? After a few months of waiting it finally came to Windows Phone at the tail-end of January. Of course it could only run on devices with at least 1GB of RAM and it costs $6.99, but it’s in the Windows Phone Store. It also might be out on Windows 8 sooner than later.

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2 years ago

Nokia goes green, teases upcoming Mobile World Congress Android reveal

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2 years ago

ProShot updated, adds support for Samsung and Huawei Windows Phones

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ProShot is a feature rich photography app for our Windows Phone that gives you a healthy amount of control over your camera settings. The Windows Phone 8 app has settings to adjust the shutter speed, ISO levels, white balance, focus, exposure compensation and more. One of the few drawbacks to ProShot was the incompatibility with Samsung and Huawei Windows Phones.

ProShot was updated today to version 3.5.1 which corrects this incompatibility. With the update, ProShot now has support for Samsung and Huawei Windows Phone along with support for the Lumia 1520 and Icon Windows Phones.

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2 years ago

Lumia Icon – Nokia posts new hands-on video, detailing the design and features

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Missed our review yesterday? Want to hear what Ifi Majid, Head of Global Sell-In and Experiences Marketing at Nokia, has to say about Verizon’s latest flagship Windows Phone, the Lumia Icon? Then check out this 2 minute video detailing the design and features of the 5” 1080P device.

While not much new is revealed, Ifi does a great job of putting things into context, along with some nice panning shots of the latest US-only Lumia.

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2 years ago

Microsoft sells over 200 Million licenses for Windows 8 – 'looking forward to the future'

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At times, the success of Microsoft’s latest operating system, Windows 8, can seem questionable. While Microsoft was able to sell over 240 million Windows 7 licenses a year after the software’s launch, Windows 8 is just beginning to see any figures close to that number. It has been fifteen months and Microsoft has just now acknowledged that they have sold over 200 million licenses.

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2 years ago

Bing teams up with Robocop – showcases the future of search

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When Robocop hits the streets, he uses his weaponry and might to bring uncompromising justice to the people; among those weapons is Microsoft’s search engine, Bing. In a fictional world where crime is out of control, Sony Pictures reached out to the Bing team and asked them to come up with a concept for search in the “not-too-distant future” and, needless to say, they delivered.

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2 years ago

GetOutCast updated for Windows Phone, elevate your outdoor photography

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A month ago we showed you guys and gals a new app called GetOutCast. It’s another forecast app, but not the way you think. GetOutCast isn’t competing against Bing Weather, AccuWeather, or any other “traditional” weather apps. It isn’t even for most users. Instead, GetOutCast focuses and excels at providing forecasts for photographers. GetOutCast is a good way to see if you should grab your gear and head out to shoot if you’re crunched for time. It has picked up a few updates since its launch and just had one yesterday. Let’s check out what’s happened to GetOutCast.

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2 years ago

Warp Photo Booth brings more effects in latest update

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2 years ago

Verizon Nokia Icon, too boxy or just right?

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Verizon Nokia Icon, too boxy or just right?

We have an interesting conversation going on over in the Windows Phone Central forums debating on whether or not the new Verizon Nokia Icon is too boxy.

WPCentral member Keith Petrovich poses the question after visiting the local Microsoft Store. The lack of colors also comes into question after seeing all the color choices with the Lumia 1520 and 1020 models.

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2 years ago

Windows Phone 8.1 gets Google Calendar back, may have Miracast, and uploads from the browser

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Windows Phone 8.1 SDK beta leak reveals even more

As the leaked Windows Phone 8.1 SDK continues to get torn apart by packs of anonymous devs, a few other features about the forthcoming OS have come forward. Today, support for Miracast, uploading of files through Internet Explorer 11 and Google calendar have been found in the documentation.

Miracast is a peer-to-peer wireless screencasting technology that allows beaming of your display to another display, more often than not a large screen TV. Now, references to Miracast have been found in the Windows Phone 8.1 SDK documentation, specifically in the section detailing the ability to let devs connect their devices via USB to a PC to show the display’s contents.

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2 years ago

AdSense users now have a Windows Phone app to check their shillings

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Google and Microsoft do not get along when it comes to both Windows Phone and Windows 8. Luckily for tablet and PC users, there are numerous ways to access Google services, but if you're using a Windows Phone there have been issues in the past that hamper the user experience.

The same goes for AdSense (www.google.com/adsense), Google’s advertising network for webmasters and content creators. Unfortunately, the company has yet to release an official app for the mobile platform but Windows Phone has some talented third party developers. Cue WP Adsense.

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2 years ago

Win free passes to Social Media Week in New York

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Win free passes to Social Media Week in New York

Next week, there’s a worldwide event exploring the social, cultural and economic impact of social media. Social Media Week aims to help people and organizations connect through collaboration, learning and the sharing of ideas and information. If that’s something you might be interested in, we’ve got a few passes to give away. Unfortunately, these passes are only for the New York campus.

Read on for more details.

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2 years ago

Skype finally fixes message syncing across devices, updates Modern app for 8.1

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Today is a good day. Step one in Skype becoming a universal messaging client has taken place. Oh I know, Skype already does a lot, but the user experience has been...less than friendly.

Specifically, I’m talking about the ability to sync messages – “read” versus “not read” – across devices and platforms. The situation should be familiar: you open up Skype on Windows Phone after chatting all day at the PC, only to have a barrage of “new” messages come in that you read hours earlier. It’s infuriating and time consuming if you have dozens of chat sessions.

Luckily, that hindrance should now be over through some backend updates from Skype.

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2 years ago

Subway Surfers picks up new Seoul theme in latest update for Windows Phone

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2 years ago

Microsoft is trying to make AI more human, may influence Cortana

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Just how intelligent are virtual assistants on mobile operating systems? Touted as helpful features, consumers can ask natural questions to their Windows Phone, iOS or Android device and retrieve information, but these assistants are coded by human hand, and thus have boundaries on what they can perform before retreating to a simple web search.

Microsoft is looking at more advanced artificial intelligence (AI) for deployment on not only its own platforms, but also in the real world too.

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