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2 years ago

Camera360 becomes a serious must have app with Double Exposure in latest update

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Camera360 for Windows Phone 8 has been bumped to version 1.5.0. It's a rather awesome update, so prepare yourselves for double exposure, bug fixes and more. If you've not heard of Camera360 before, it's a super popular photography app that's a must-have for anyone who enjoys snapping shots while on the move.

So what's new in the latest release?

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2 years ago

Nokia updates Glance screen, removes mention of Notifications

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Last week Nokia moved Glance out into the open in Settings, which we covered in detail. The update was to make discoverability of Nokia’s many custom settings that much easier but alas, there was a prescient sign of things to come with the change: a new toggle for Notifications on Glance.

We speculated at the time Nokia was going to be adding Notifications to the Glance screen, enabling email and SMS visual alerts. Not a day later did we see the GDR3 and Nokia Bittersweet shimmer leak in our forums confirming our assumption.

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2 years ago

From the Nokia O2 UK event: launching the 64GB Lumia 1020

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We covered news yesterday that O2 (Telefonica) and Nokia both announced the Lumia 1020, specifically the 64GB variant of the Windows Phone. Using The O2 Arena to house European journalists and show off exactly what's new in the latest product, it was an eventful day out across London with the ability to snap some shots and see what the Lumia 1020 can really do.

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2 years ago

Unofficial Vine client 6Sec gets updated; now supports multiple accounts

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2 years ago

Apps to help make the most of your Windows Phone photos

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Windows Phone Central App Roundup: Photo Editors
Windows Phone Central App Roundup: Photo Editors

As someone who has spent a lot of time behind a camera, it's nice to see our Windows Phone cameras and photography apps improve over the years. The hardware has well passed the novelty stage back when VGA was the only capture resolution and are now easily capable of taking noteworthy images.  Our Windows Phone cameras have become very handy and capable means to capture the moment.

The Windows Phone apps supporting our cameras have equally improved significantly from apps that simple slap creative filters on your images to apps that have Photoshop-like capabilities to not only add filters but also to make exposure adjustments and other quality control edits.  

We picked four Windows Phone photo editing apps in this week's roundup that go beyond special effects and filters to help us make the most of our cameras and the images they capture.

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2 years ago

Oggl and Oggl Pro updated, you can now share to Tumblr

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Hipstamatic has been putting out frequent updates to their Oggl and Oggl Pro applications and that’s something we can get behind. The apps launched in June for Windows Phone, but was met with questionable performance and bugs. The team at Hipstamatic and Oggl haven’t once rested on their laurels, with updates to both bugs and performances coming out at very frequent intervals. Today both Oggl and Oggl Pro receive updates. Let’s check them out.

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2 years ago

Nokia Create contest now open, winner showcases their app at Mobile World Congress 2014 and much more

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It's times like these I wish I knew how to create apps. Unfortunately, I couldn’t code my way out of an Altair 8800 if my life depended on it. But if you find yourself being savvy with Visual Studio, C# and the rest of the development skillset needed to create winning Windows Phone apps you might be interested in this contest.

Nokia Create is a just launched contest to develop for Windows Phone. There are various prizes throughout, but you’re going to want to read on for the details for the grand prize winner. Nokia will make you very happy.

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2 years ago

Hands on: Official Digitally Imported app (beta) for Windows Phone

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We announced a few weeks ago that the popular electronic music streaming site Digitally Imported (www.di.fm) was beta testing their official app for Windows Phone. Tonight, we figured we show you the current status of the beta and how it all works.

Digitally Imported is a free music streaming site, though users can opt for a paid “Premium” experience like on Pandora. That feature enables 256kbps streaming with no ads and that membership level is reflected in the app.

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2 years ago

Solve clever word puzzles with DecodeRing for Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8

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Windows Phone and Windows 8 gamers should be familiar with Babaroga, the studio behind Shuffle Party and Zombies!!!. Babaroga has been a big supporter of the mobile Windows ecosystem since Windows Phone 7 launched. Though they seem to have grown away from Xbox-enabled games (like so many other developers), Babaroga still produces Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 games as indie titles.

DecodeRing is one of those games. First released on the Zune HD in 2011, it's now back on mobile Windows platforms. Billed as a cross between crosswords and Sudoku, it should appeal to players who love word puzzles. It’s available on both Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8 as a freemium game. Head past the break for our impressions and an exclusive hands-on video with Babaroga president Andreja Djokovic!

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2 years ago

Check out the behind the scenes footage for the most popular Windows Phone ad yet: The Recital

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Microsoft is capable of both terrible and great advertisements. Compare their Scroogled campaign to something like their recent Windows Phone school play commercial called The Recital. The two might as well have been made from two different companies. Speaking of the Recital, Microsoft has just released a behind the scenes video for the ad. It’s a fun video to see some of the work that went into producing their most popular Windows Phone commercial yet.

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2 years ago

Dump your old iPad at the Microsoft Store and get at least $200 towards your next Surface

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Nothing like a deal to put us in a good mood. In case you didn’t know, Microsoft is planning to update its Surface line of products in a few short weeks. We’re expecting to see the Surface 2, follow up to last year’s Surface RT and the Surface Pro 2, which is the Haswell refresh of the Surface Pro. Those devices should be announced and available around the launch of Windows 8.1 on October 18th. But below you’re going to read about how you can turn in your old iPad to get at least $200 towards that new Surface.

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2 years ago

Microsoft snaps up Xbone.com, giving into the Xbox One nickname it despises

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Microsoft has added Xbone.com to the list of domain names it owns for its next generation console. The name Xbox One was quickly shortened to "Xbone," which Larry Hryb (Major Nelson) has disapproved of in the public domain. It's also one that has split the Xbox following into two groups: those who are okay with the name (or don't particularly care) and those who find it rather tedious.

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2 years ago

Nokia Lumia 1520 will have a 3400 mAh battery; Nokia tablet due on AT&T “early November”

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Nokia is reportedly preparing to launch the massive 6-inch Nokia Lumia 1520 this fall and Windows Phone Central can now bring you a little more information about the device.

Yesterday, EvLeaks claimed that the Lumia 1520 will “launch” on September 26th, though we understand that to be incorrect. The device is still planned to be announced on this date but it won’t launch until early November on AT&T. That makes much more sense as GDR3 is still being finalized and GDR2 hasn’t even finished rolling out yet.

As reported earlier, the phone will feature a 20 MP PureView camera (dual shot: 16 MP + 5 MP), Snapdragon 800 CPU, 32 GB of internal storage (microSD on the side for expansion) and a stellar 1080P HD display.

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2 years ago

O2 UK and Telus begin Lumia 620 Amber update, also available on Navifirm for some

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Good news for those with the super adorable Nokia Lumia 620 on O2 in the UK as we’re getting reports that the Lumia Amber update with the GDR2 OS is now rolling out. Likewise, two nights ago we teased that the Telus update was coming and it too is now live (Koodo is still pending approval).

Featuring the Glance screen, SMS and call filtering, camera fixes, flip to silence and more, the Amber update along with Microsoft GDR2 OS refresh should make the already fun Lumia 620 even better.

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2 years ago

Guide: The In-App Purchases of Six-Guns on Windows Phone 8

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Gameloft’s latest Xbox Windows Phone release Six-Guns is a free to play game. Of course it must be monetized somehow – in this case via In-App Purchases (IAPs). Six-Guns actually offers a wider variety of things to buy than many free games, which can be confusing (or off-putting) to new players.

We’ve spent ample time with the game as we prepare for our upcoming review. And we’ve also spent a little cash in order to put those IAPs through their paces. Read on to learn how to which premium purchases might be worth your coin, plus some encouraging news about cloud saves.

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