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2 years ago

Reminder: Your Windows 8.1/RT Preview licence ends January 15, 2014

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2 years ago

EPIX stomps into the Windows Store - promises to deliver epic content

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2 years ago

Microsoft will donate $10,000 to save endangered wildlife based on your Zoo Tycoon activity

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Has your mother ever said that play those darn video games will never save the planet? No, she hasn’t? Oh, well – Zoo Tycoon is teaming up with Microsoft and fellow gamers to do just that. The virtual zoo community game that launched on Xbox One will be helping to save endangered animals through a selection of upcoming community challenges.

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2 years ago

TrueAchiever Review: a promising app for Xbox Live Achievement hunters

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You can’t count on much from Xbox Windows Phone games (what few there are these days) other than Xbox Live Achievements. But lots of gamers love those, so there exists a significant crossover between Windows Phone gamers and users of the two primary Achievement sites: TrueAchievements and Xbox360Achievements.org.

Surprisingly, neither site has released a Windows Phone app… until now. A developer called Divided Pudding (who also published xkcd Comic Reader back in March) has just released a TrueAchievements app, called TrueAchiever. Despite not using the exact site name, it appears to be pretty much the site’s official app. How does it measure up to the site? Find out in our full review!

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2 years ago

Riptide GP 2 splashes into the Windows 8 Store for download

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2 years ago

Great British Chefs help get kids involved in cooking with tailored Windows 8 app

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Great British Chefs (www.greatbritishchefs.com) - Cooking With Kids is a sweet cooking companion app for anyone looking to prepare some dishes with children. The app itself delivers 210 easy-to-follow recipes, ranging from dinners such as 'pizza hearts', 'campfire chilli con carne' to special treats like 'bacon roly polies' and 'choux caterpillar'. There's something for every kid to cook and enjoy.

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2 years ago

500px officially comes to Windows Phone

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500px officially comes to Windows Phone

It was nearly a year ago that we started getting some third party apps in the Windows Phone Store for 500px. The popular photography website didn’t have any plans to make official apps for either Windows Phone or Windows 8, so we were stuck with unofficial offerings. They weren’t bad though, in fact a few of those independent apps were quite good. They just didn’t carry that badge of authenticity that an official app can.

Today that changes. 500px is now available for Windows Phone 8 users in the Windows Phone Store.

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2 years ago

AT&T and Nokia release Lumia Black update for Lumia 1020; Lumia 1520 also gets new firmware

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2 years ago

End of an era as Rowi Twitter app comes to an end on Windows Phone and Windows 8

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Twitter apps have become a tough business these days, especially once Twitter imposed restrictions via ‘tokens’. This artificial wall basically punished popular apps by limiting how many customers could download and use the Twitter service via third-party systems. The latest company to throw in the towel is Rowi, built by the guys at Hidden Pineapple.

First coming onto the Windows Phone scene in early 2011, Rowi quickly became to the go-to Twitter app for many people. With its deep black and minimalist design, push notifications and all-around general smoothness, it was for a long time a shining example of Windows Phone development. Later, a Windows 8 version appeared as well.

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2 years ago

Patient.co.uk refreshed for Windows 8.1; ready to help you with all your medical needs

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Patient UK (www.patient.co.uk) is an online resource providing consumers information on health, lifestyle, disease and other related topics within the medical realm. The website has an app available for Windows 8, which has just been refreshed for Windows 8.1. Should you be an avid user of the website and/or app, you'll want to head on past the break to see what's new.

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2 years ago

Nokia updates MixRadio for Windows 8.1 with Play Me; brings features up to speed with Windows Phones

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Nokia MixRadio is the company's v2 attempt at the music streaming industry. Previously branded as Nokia Music, the new service focuses more on personalising the experience for consumers, while opening up a whole world of media just waiting to be discovered. While there's the popular client available for Windows Phone, Nokia has just updated the MixRadio apps for Windows 8.1 and RT.

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2 years ago

Lumia 2520's superior outdoor readability featured with heartwarming story in Nokia's latest video

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If you didn’t like the dramatic Nokia Lumia 2520 video, maybe this one is better. It shows off the excellent outdoor readability of the Lumia 2520 with a nice animated story that almost makes us cry. Nokia tells us they worked with Blue Zoo, a BAFTA award winning animation studio based in central London. Watch the video after the break.

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2 years ago

Update Roundup: Flixster gets UltraViolet streaming on Windows Phone, Subway Surfers, Nokia Creative Studio, Play To

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Another morning and another crop of app updates.

This morning we only have four (so far), but we’re sure that will change as the day goes on. Let’s get these four out of the way, since they’re some pretty big apps or games for your Windows Phone, including Flixster finally (finally!) getting UltraViolet support for Windows Phone 8.

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2 years ago

Nokia's first dual-SIM Windows Phone, 'Moneypenny' will reportedly become the Lumia 630 and 635

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2 years ago

Day Eleven of Microsoft’s 12 Days of Deals brings savings to the JBL Headphones (updated)

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Update: It appears the sales price for the JBL J55 Headphones is $29.95 while supplies last.  

Update 2:  The $29.95 sales price was the door buster price.  The sales price has jumped to $49.95, while remaining supplies last.

Day Eleven has arrived for Microsoft’s 12 Days of Deals promotion with the savings spotlight being cast on the JBL J55 On-Ear Headphones.  It may not be as exciting of a deal as yesterday’s free AT&T Nokia Lumia 1520, but if you are in the market for a Bluetooth speaker, it could save you a few bucks.

As with all the 12 Days of Deals specials, the sale begins at 7am PST/10am EST.  We expect the first twenty customers at participating Microsoft Stores (US/Canada) and the first one hundred online customers should be able to pick the JBL Headphones for a steal of a price.  After the initial door buster deals are gone, the headphones will be priced at a considerable savings while supplies last.

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