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2 years ago

6tag gets updated with improved support for Instagram Direct

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2 years ago

App Promo is a new way to show off your favorite Windows Phone apps

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2 years ago

AT&T Nokia Lumia 520 receiving ‘Black update today

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We’re a few hours behind on this one, but it looks like at around 1 PM ET time today, AT&T and Nokia began pushing out the Lumia Black firmware, which also has OS Update 3 on board. Indeed, a few people have chimed in on our forums and numerous tips have rolled in confirming that the update is now live.

Interestingly, the Lumia 520 on AT&T launched with double-tap to wake back with Amber. It was pretty much the only Lumia 520 to have it, though others have since received the feature since getting Black on other carriers.

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2 years ago

Awesome Lock gets updated, adds a new user interface and more customizations (Updated)

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Awesome Lock is a feature rich Windows Phone 8 app that lets you customize your Windows Phone lockscreen. With Awesome Lock you can get the latest news, weather forecasts, calendar events, tasks, Tweets and more straight from your lockscreen.

Awesome Lock was recently updated to version 4.0.0.33 and most notably adds a new user interface to the app. The update also expands selection of news and information sources for your lockscreen giving you more customization options.

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2 years ago

How do you print from your Windows Phone?

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How do you print from your Windows Phone?

While Windows Phone doesn’t support printing natively, a discussion is brewing on the Windows Phone Central forums about different ways to print on-the-go. In case you were curious about how to get this going, you may want to pay attention.

If you have a Brother printer or all-in-one, the Brother iPrint&Scan has your back. The official companion app allows you to print from and scan to your Windows Phone device using your local wireless network to connect to the Brother printer or all-in-one.

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2 years ago

Royal Bank of Canada app now available on Windows Phone

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I know there’s a handful of you that are going to be pretty happy to hear that there’s finally an official Royal Bank of Canada app for Windows Phone. Head to the Windows Phone Store and you’ll see RBC Mobile, a brand new app for all your mobile banking needs. The Royal Bank of Canada (http://www.rbc.com) is the largest financial institution in Canada, so its arrival on Windows Phone is very welcomed. Let’s check it out.

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2 years ago

Microsoft’s modern.IE development site has saved developers over 1 million hours of coding and testing

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You might not be familiar with Microsoft’s modern.IE website, but web developers around the globe sure are. The website launched by Microsoft focuses on providing tools, documentation, and industry connections for web developers who are trying to get the best optimization out of Internet Explorer and other web browsers. Recently, the site has claimed that it has saved over one million development hours using its various techniques since it launched in January 2013.

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2 years ago

Watch the Sochi Olympics on your Surface with NBC’s Sports Live Extra

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It was two days ago that NBC finally put out their Sports Live Extra app for Windows Phone. It’s an awesome app that provides streaming coverage to a ton of sporting events around the world. The app is also out just in time for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. Wishing you could watch on your Surface 2 and not your Windows Phone? Then you’re in luck because there’s also a Windows 8 version of the app.

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2 years ago

Pac-Man Championship Edition leads this week's Red Stripe Deals

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Another week, another batch of Red Stripe Deals. These special offers for Windows Phone owners help save a few pennies when shopping for apps and games. This week, we have Pac-Man CE DX leading Pool Plus Friends, myBattery and more. The best part about the Red Stripe Deals is not all the apps and games included are Windows Phone 8 only.

Head past the break to see what else is on offer and for download links.

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2 years ago

Quick tip: How to never lose your SIM card tray pin

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We check out a lot of phones here at WPCentral, so we frequently switch where our SIM cards go. Many devices nowadays like the Lumia 1520 and Lumia 1020 have SIM card trays that require pins to open. It can be frustrating when we lose them. Good luck asking around for one. Chances are, they aren’t carrying it.

We have one quick tip that will make it hard to lose your SIM card tray pin. Put it in your key ring!

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2 years ago

Excited for Titanfall? Here is your chance to win a limited edition controller.

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If you are on the edge of your seat waiting for Respawn Entertainment’s upcoming exclusive first-person shooter, Titanfall, then you might rejoice in the fact that the company is looking to give away some limited edition hardware. In preparation for the Xbox One launch, you have the opportunity to win a limited edition Titanfall wireless controller (normal retail price - $64.99 USD).

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2 years ago

Spice up your doodles with different brush sizes in 6snap's newest update

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No official Snapchat app on Windows Phone? No problem. Rudy Huyn’s Snapchat client for Windows Phone, 6snap, has picked up another update. Like most of his updates, it either introduces a new features in the official Snapchat apps or adds a feature they wish they had. Here’s an update that brings a feature you can show off to your iOS and Android toting friends.

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2 years ago

Three great Windows Phone learning apps for your Toddlers

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Admittedly, I'm not a big fan of Windows Phone toddler apps. However, for the longest I made the the mistake of overlooking some fine apps in this category. Several of my friends who are parents, keep pointing me to some great apps in this category that help keep the children occupied but also helping them learn a little along the way.

In this post, we have chosen three learning apps for Windows Phone to spotlight that were developed by Sumit Dutta, a prolific Windows developer from India. When I met him few months back, he mentioned that his young daughter was the inspiration for him to create so many popular learning apps for toddlers for Windows Phone and Windows 8 devices.

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2 years ago

Flickr has no love for Windows Phone, so here are some alternative Flickr apps

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You would think with devices like the Lumia 1020, Lumia 1520 and even the venerable Lumia 92x, a photography site like Flickr would be catering heavily towards Windows Phone users. Instead, we have an app that was last updated almost two years ago from the Yahoo! owned shutterbug site. An app that is plagued with performance and login issues, giving users a subpar experience.

Now, Flickr through their support forums have confirmed that they are purposefully giving the cold shoulder to Windows Phone. If you were expecting a massive update waiting in the wings from the company, you can now stop.

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2 years ago

Help rename Weather+ on Windows Phone and you could win something

Feb 7, 12:30PM ET: Comments are now closed! We'll be going through and picking our choices! Thanks to all who participated!

Weather apps. Everyone wants one, and everyone has their vision of the perfect one. Weather+ is the new kid in town that we’ve been covering, and it’s maintained a solid 4.5 stars out of 5 on the Store. That means many of you like its unique gesture based interface and bold UI.

Unfortunately, the weather app has run into naming troubles. This is an issue we’re seeing more and more these days as the mobile playing field starts to get crowded. The culprit? Weather+ is evidently a popular title on something called iOS (yeah, we haven’t heard of it either) and they’ve filed a successful ‘Content Infringement Claim’ against the developer Bailey Stein. The app has been temporarily hidden due to this dispute.

So, you know the drill. Based off of the app’s unique design and gesture-based UX, what would you call it?

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