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2 years ago

Vodafone's latest price hike could see UK bills increased by 10 percent

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Vodafone has announced price rises for the UK market, which could see monthly bills go up by as much as 10 percent. While contracts themselves will not be altered, the mobile operator will be increasing the amount charged on use above customer allowances. The company will calculate how much bills will be increased using a three month profile of each customer's bill. Should consumers be disappointed with the increase, they can leave the operator without charge.

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2 years ago

Ngram Beta set to become the official Telegram app on Windows Phone

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Remember earlier this year when Facebook bought WhatsApp? The news was met with a heavy amount of criticism from users not wanting a company like Facebook controlling their primary means of communication. The backlash led to an exodus as users left WhatsApp to try alternative messaging platforms. Telegram was one of the few messaging services who greatly benefited from the fallout. We looked at some of the best Telegram apps on Windows Phone. Migram and Ngram were our two favorites. One of them is now look to be the official Telegram app for Windows Phone.

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2 years ago

Do you like the new 3:2 aspect ratio on Surface Pro 3?

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When the Surface Pro 3 was announced, one thing that might have stood out is the aspect ratio of the display. The 12-inch screen with 2160 x 1440 resolution has a 3:2 aspect ratio. That may be unusual because previous Surfaces had widescreen 16:9 aspect ratios. While 16:9 is great for watching movies, it makes a narrower screen in portrait mode. WPCentral forum member trainplane and others have shared that they like the new 3:2 aspect ratio. Read on to find out why.

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2 years ago

Yahoo!'s David Pogue just made the greatest Surface Pro 3 commercial yet

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David Pogue, formerly of the New York Times and now of Yahoo! Tech, is a very well-known tech pundit. While he can be divisive for some, you can’t argue that what he says gets heard by the masses. Forget niche tech sites, he’s one of those people that the average user often pays attention to, ergo what he says matters – for better or for worse.

Pogue just shared his thoughts on the Surface Pro 3 and he has nothing but praise for the latest creation, calling it a “marvel of engineering," “There’s nothing like it,” and “We, the buying public, are not giving it a fair shake.”

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2 years ago

Using T-Mobile and stuck with one bar at home? A signal booster can help

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2 years ago

Low memory devices lead Windows Phone downloads, games are most popular category

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2 years ago

Hot out of the oven, Pizza Hut app update addresses nagging bugs

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The official Pizza Hut app for Windows Phone has been in a state of decay for some time. Simply running a quick check on the store listing will reveal countless single-star reviews from consumers who have experienced problems with the experience. Thankfully, the development team have released an update that should hopefully address the serious problems hindering this pretty neat app.

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2 years ago

Cortana gets a robotic body and comes to life with Nanabot

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A project on crowdfunding site Indiegogo is bringing life to Windows Phone 8.1's new speech assistant by allowing Cortana to control an off-the-shelf robot. By connecting a Windows Phone handset, in this case a Nokia Lumia, to a WowWee robot called RoboMe, the developer is able to control the robot with an app. With Cortana behind the robot, RoboMe gains a new set of personality and hence the name Nanabot.

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2 years ago

Microsoft designed the Surface Pro 3 pen for greater accuracy

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The Surface Pro 3 was announced by Microsoft just two days ago. Microsoft has included a pen with the new tablet like the Surface Pro and Surface Pro 2. Though it’s quite a bit different from the pens found with the older generation Pro models. Microsoft has just shared an interesting blog post about the Surface Pro 3 pen and how it was designed for accuracy across the entire canvas. Tons of info after the break.

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2 years ago

Cloud Raiders review – Cross skies (and platforms) in this Windows Phone raiding game

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Clash of Clans is one of the most profitable mobile games in existence. But developer Supercell has so far refused to bring Clash to Windows Phone. That refusal opens up the doors for companies like Gameloft to swoop in and make their own Clash-like games. But Gameloft’s Total Conquest sits on the buggy side of things, so maybe you’re looking for a different game to play involving clans and clashes.

That’s where Game Insight’s Cloud Raiders comes in. A competitive raiding game set within a Skylanders-like world of floating islands, Cloud Raiders shows loads of polish even during its first official month of release on Windows Phone. With casual strategic battles, base building, clan support, and unrivaled cross-platform support, Cloud Raiders is both a great replacement for Clash of Clans and an impressive game all on its own. Read on for our full review.

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2 years ago

Hands on with MovieJax, a new video editor for Windows Phone

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2 years ago

Microsoft quietly does away with Groups in OneDrive

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One of the lesser known features in OneDrive is Groups, which, as the name implies, lets users not only create groups of contacts to share folders with, but also delegate a “co-owner” who can manage the group as well. And though Groups may not be one of the highly-publicized perks of OneDrive, it does enjoy a bit of a cult following.

Sadly for that group of OneDrive users, Microsoft has quietly done away with the ability to create groups with about as much fanfare as its arrival. In the Microsoft Community forums, bewildered users started reporting a message on the groups landing page informing them that they can no longer create new groups or invite new people to existing ones.

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2 years ago

Disney releases two new Windows Phone 8 games, Lost Light and JellyCar 3

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Disney seems to be on a roll lately releasing several Windows Phone 8 games over the past week. We've seen Maleficent Free Fall and Disney Solitaire already hit Store shelves and today we are seeing the Disney gaming titles Lost Light and JellyCar 3 arrive in the Windows Phone Store.

JellyCar 3 and Lost Light have been available for a while over on iOS and Android platforms and it is nice to see Disney giving the Windows Phone platform more attention. Both games look interesting and if you prefer your gaming from a larger screen, both have Windows 8 versions available as well.

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2 years ago

Order out for dinner with the new Foodpanda app for Windows Phone

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Foodpanda (www.foodpanda.com) is a global online food delivery marketplace, headquartered in Berlin, Germany, with operations in over 40 countries across four continents. First launched in Singapore in March 2012, Foodpanda allows users to select from a list of local restaurants, and place order for your preferred meal.

Foodpanda processes and sends orders directly to partner restaurants. Customers order food by browsing menus of local restaurants before entering an address and proceeding to the checkout. Restaurants receive these orders and then deliver to customers.

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2 years ago

Microsoft 'Snaps' lets you see the company and its people like never before

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Some could argue that Microsoft previously has had a cold, austere identity. If someone mentioned the brand mid conversation, many viewed them as a boring company with products which focus on productivity-over-design and following trends, not creating them. This was in contrast to the likes of Apple, which has been (and continues to be) seen as a more trendy and connected brand.

Microsoft has dramatically changed its image over the last few years and now we're looking at 'Microsoft Stories: Snaps' to help consumers see the company in a different light.

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