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2 years ago

Official Domino's Pizza app for Windows Phone launches in India

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We've been closely following Domino's (www.dominos.in) Windows Phone deployment - yes, we're huge fans of the grub too. The company has already released apps for both the US and UK and Ireland, but now we're also looking at an official solution for India. Just as one would expect, you'll be able to browse the menu of mains, sides and any running special offers. 

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2 years ago

Asphalt 7 for Windows 8 Review: The first cross-platform Windows racing game

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Earlier this week, Gameloft announced they will bring their latest arcade racer Asphalt 8: Airborne to both Windows Phone and Windows 8. Phone owners have enjoyed its predecessor for quite some time now, but Microsoft’s tablet and PC operating system has gone without – until now.

Asphalt 7: Heat has just launched on Windows 8 and RT with full Xbox support. It includes some impressive features such as Xbox 360 controller support, glitchy Play/Pause/Resume connectivity and even cross-platform multiplayer with the Windows Phone 8 version! We’ve put the Windows 8 game through its paces in order to bring you this timely review.

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2 years ago

Pouch for Windows Phone 8 updated: Brings new UI, performance boosts, and more

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2 years ago

No, Nokia did not announce that Instagram is coming to Windows Phone

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Generally speaking, if you don’t see Windows Phone Central report on some magical sounding rumor, it’s because we either know it to be false or don’t have faith in the story—not because we’re behind. And while we’re not perfect either, the recent report of Nokia Executive VP Chris Weber supposedly telling the Bangkok Post that Instagram was coming to Windows Phone, seemed highly unlikely.

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2 years ago

GroupMe bumped to include cute new emoji; fixes some issues from previous update

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GroupMe (www.groupme.com) is a popular app from Microsoft that enables teams (or simply groups of friends) to collaborate and enjoy the transfer of photos, while making use of both data or SMS for messages. It's available on iOS, Android and even has a web version.

The team has pushed out second, rapid update for the app this week, introducing new emoji support (also available in the GroupMe apps on other platforms) as well as fixing some lingering issues.

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2 years ago

Yatzy Online, a Windows Phone 8 variation of an age-old game

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Yatzy Online is a turn based, online Windows Phone 8 game based on the classic dice game Yahtzee. Yatzy Online is also available over on Android and IOS which should give you a healthy player pool to compete against.

Yatzy Online is laid out in a straight forward manner with three variations of Yahtzee, International, Scandinavian and a six dice version. Yatzy Online is a decent version of the dice throwing game for our Windows Phone 8 devices but does have a few annoying features.

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2 years ago

Nokia Lumia 920 drops to $49.99 on AT&T

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2 years ago

YouTube comedian WheezyWaiter creates hilarious video starring the Lumia 1020

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2 years ago

Microsoft also dropping the price of Surface RT bundles on August 30th

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Last night, Windows Phone Central reported that Microsoft Stores were poised to reduce the cost of the Touch Cover from the current $119.99 to a more favorable $79.99. That reduction includes all five colors and is set to occur on August 30th online and in Microsoft Stores. The price drop is permanent and not a sale.

We can also now confirm that the Surface RT bundle, which includes both the Surface RT device and a black Touch Cover, will also reflect that price decrease. Currently, customers can buy the Surface RT with either 32GB or 64GB and a bundled black Touch Cover for $449 and $549, respectively.  

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2 years ago

Sleeve Music is out for music lovers: Exclusive to Windows Phone, it’s a beautiful way to discover music

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Back in early May we told you guys to join a beta for an app called Sleeve Music. A sleeve note (also known as a linear note or album note) are those pieces of paper you found with your vinyl records and CD cases back in the day. On them you’d find things like biographies, info about the album in your hand, and much more. These days we don’t really have an equivalent. Sure iTunes offers a “digital booklet” with some albums, but you’re probably not on iTunes and Sleeve Music for Windows Phone is so much more than that. Let’s check it out.

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2 years ago

6tag Instagram client gets speedy update for security and secret ability to open IE links

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Earlier this week we saw the release of the highly anticipated Instagram client for Windows Phone called 6tag. Developed by Rudy Huyn in just a few weeks’ time, the app has skyrocketed to the top of the Windows Phone Store. While the app is not official or endorsed by Instagram, the company signed off on the name as not conflicting with their brand, in addition to looking the other way on the usage of their API.

Now, version 1.0.1.0 has landed in the Store and while it doesn’t bring any new features per se, it does address some security concerns that were raised in an alarmist article. Plus, we can share with you a new trick that will allow you to open 6tag from Internet Explorer 10.

So what are those changes?

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2 years ago

Nokia not big on India, sees the market as its "least favourable" for doing buisiness

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It would appear that Nokia isn't too keen on India these days. At least from a manufacturer's stand point. The issue at hand seems to be a hefty tax bill that has the Windows Phone OEM considering the country its "least favourable" market to operate in.

Nokia is fighting a $20 Billion rupee tax demand from the Indian Government (about $311 million U.S.). A tax burden that may have Nokia move the manufacturing of their mobile phones to China and import them to the Indian market.

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2 years ago

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer talks about biggest regret: Windows Vista

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Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer took 15 minutes to sit down with ZDNet's Mary Jo Foley to talk about his announced departure, biggest regrets at the company and what the future holds. We covered news from this morning that the popular figure at Microsoft will be stepping down as CEO to begin to enjoy retirement. So, the most pressing question is: what was Ballmer's biggest regret?

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2 years ago

Microsoft Stores and Amazon to offer trade up deal for Xbox One games

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A few days ago, Cnet reported that Amazon.com was running a promotion for certain Xbox 360 games whereby a customer can trade up for the Xbox One version (which won’t be out until December 31st).

How does it work? Customers who purchased one of select Xbox 360 games, including Call of Duty: Ghosts, Need for Speed Rivals, Madden NFL 25, and NBA 2K14, can return the game for a $25 credit and a $25 trade in value. Since Xbox One games will cost $60, that leaves a $10 difference for the purchase. Such a system will allow you to play the game for a few months on your Xbox 360 instead of having to wait for the Xbox One version.

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2 years ago

Lumia 520 becomes even more affordable in the UK - £59.95 at CPW

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The Carphone Warehouse has done something incredible. The UK retailer has made the Lumia 520 even more affordable. Priced at just £59.95, those who are seeking a PAYG (Pay As You Go) upgrade will be able to save 40 percent over previous pricing. While networks are tied to the handset when checking out, Carphone Warehouse generally deal with SIM-free devices.

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