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2 years ago

Sports Tracker for Windows Phone adds heart rate monitoring in latest update

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2 years ago

Howeather, a Windows Phone 8 social network for sharing the weather

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Howeather is not your typical Windows Phone 8 weather app.  It does not have weather forecasts, radar images or severe weather alerts.  Instead, Howeather delivers an Instagram-like social network where you can share your current weather conditions with others and ask other members “how’s the weather?”

As you interact with the Howeather network, you will earn experience points that will translate to weather badges.  It is a rather unique approach to sharing and gathering weather information from your Windows Phone.  Howeather does need to build up its user base to be effective though.

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2 years ago

Animal Park Tycoon slips into the Windows Phone Store

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While we expected AMA Ltd.’s Animal Park Tycoon to hit the Windows Phone Store a few months ago, the game quietly snuck on to Store shelves last week.

Animal Park Tycoon is a popular management game that places you in charge of a zoo.  You start out small and build your zoo empire by adding attractions and animals to your park to keep visitors interested in visiting your park.

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2 years ago

Hashtastic refreshed with new UX and features in latest update

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We first looked at Hashtastic in early November. The app is a much for any power Twitter user who really gets into things like Follow Friday or any other Twitter trend. Hashtastic has been updated to version 1.8 and brings a few new features to the mix. Plus the app went through a really nice UX refresh. Let’s check out Hashtastic for Windows Phone.

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2 years ago

Moliplayer Pro brings download manager for internet videos and more in latest update

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Moliplayer Pro hasn’t been on Windows Phone that long, but it’s already making a big impact. The app is currently one of the best video and audio media players available in the Windows Phone Store. Moliplayer Pro has been picking up some fairly fast and important updates since its launch a handful of weeks ago. Today we’re looking another update in the Store for Moliplayer Pro, so let’s go check out what’s new.

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2 years ago

6tag picks up Instagram Direct in version 3.0

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6tag picks up Instagram Direct in version 3.0

Head to the Windows Phone Store and you’ll see an official Instagram app for Windows Phone. However, you’re going to want to grab 6tag if you want some features found on the official Android and iOS apps. 6tag 3.0 is in the Store and brings an improved design in addition to supporting Instagram Direct. Details below.

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2 years ago

FB Pages Manager now available for Windows 8, helps you keep up with your Facebook pages

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Facebook may have an official app for Windows 8.1 but they haven't yet released an app to manage your Facebook Pages. Luckily, Imagination Overflow has FB Pages Manager. Does that name ring a bell? That's because they make the popular Windows Phone app. Now the company has released a Windows 8 app by the same name and it is quite useful for managing content on the fly with your Windows 8 tablet.

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2 years ago

Simple Calendar gets Week view and Today’s Word picks up new features in latest updates

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2 years ago

Surface Pro 2 firmware fix to be delivered "as soon as possible"

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Last week Microsoft pulled their latest firmware update for their Surface Pro 2 tablet. The update itself had caused issues on the devices of users who initially grabbed the update and Microsoft promised that a new update would be posted “after the holidays”. To our surprise (and delight), the update will actually be right around the corner instead of early 2014.

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2 years ago

Translator With Speech for Windows Phone supports more languages in latest update

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When you travel, it’s handy to have a translation app on your phone. One app you might want to install before leaving on your trip is Translator with Speech. It is usually listed among the top-paid and best-rated language apps for Windows Phone. It has also just received an update to version 2.2, adding more languages.

Head past the break for our hands on video and walkthrough.

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2 years ago

Bing rounds up the best of its homepage imagery - downloadable theme available

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The ongoing Bing vs. Google debate is not one that has any intention of ending soon, but it is hard to state that Google’s homepage can ever be more breathtaking than some of the imagery supplied by the Microsoft team for Bing.

In honor of the great imagery that has been used over the past year, Microsoft released a list of the most popular Bing homepages along with a downloadable theme for Windows 8 that you can access after the break.

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2 years ago

Supposed screenshot from Nokia’s dual SIM Moneypenny leaked

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Nokia’s first dual SIM Windows Phone is rumored to be codenamed “Moneypenny”. Dual-SIM phones allow mobile devices to carry and support two SIM cards. This dual SIM operation lets users use two services at once without needing to carry two different phones. Dual SIM devices are very popular in emerging markets, which is probably where we’ll find Moneypenny (aka the Lumia 630 and 635) offered. Now we’ve got a rumored screenshot of the display.

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2 years ago

Settlers of Catan establishes colonies in the Windows 8 Store - get ready to adventure

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The famous German board game, The Settlers of Catan, has landed on Windows 8 for your strategy solving pleasure.  The game itself revolves around settlers building colony communities on the mythical island of Catan. The goal of the game itself is to reach ten victory points – scored by players for each settlement they own along with other various achievements.

The Windows 8 version of the game, which became available a few days ago, is stated to deliver the “legendary” game experience along with new “detailed graphics [to] take you to an utterly realistic Catan”. The game even allows users to choose between a 3D gaming experience and a classic 2D board game layout.

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2 years ago

Tip: Create your own photo album folders on your Windows Phone

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If you're anything like most of us here at Windows Phone Central, your phone is probably loaded with pictures from all over the place. Wouldn't it be nice to organize them better, so you don't have to scroll through all of them to find what you are looking for?

Reddit user, DashThePunk, posted a way to do just that by using your computer.  It turns out to be shockingly easy. Take a gander after the jump for step-by-step instructions.

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2 years ago

Dell pushes out Ambient Light Sensor fix for Venue 8 Pro tablet

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Between the various sales, discounts and all around good word-of-mouth, the Dell Venue 8 Pro, featuring Windows 8 (x86) on an 8-inch tablet, has become a mini-hit this holiday season. In fact, we wouldn’t be surprised if many aren’t given out as Christmas gifts in two days.

One complaint about the otherwise stellar device is the ambient light sensor. Out of the box, the brightness on the Dell is very dim. That’s surprising if only because throwing it into manual control (instead of the default auto adjust), you’re treated to a very bright display—easily the brightest of the all the 8-inch Windows tablets on the market. The reason it’s so dim? To preserve battery life and rake up that 10 hour rating. Unfortunately, Dell’s settings are too aggressive.

Luckily, they seem to be listening. A new patch came out a few days ago, featuring new ambient light sensor settings, which will optimize them for better performance. The update is just 2 MB and it will only take you a few moments to install.

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