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2 years ago

Official 'Find Me Coffee' app ported over from iOS for Windows Phone 8

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Another day, another popular app lands on Windows Phone 8. In this case it’s Find Me Coffee (www.findmecoffee.com), which has become the go to site for finding, well, you guessed it, coffee. The service is considered to be one of the largest databases in the world for coffee joints and users can sort by other criteria like if it is open 24 hours, has Wi-Fi or even seats.

The app has been on iOS and Android for quite some time but now the company has brought it over to Windows Phone 8 (they’re even advertising it on their site, natch).

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2 years ago

Round 4 voting for the Next App Star competition has opened

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Happy Easter weekend everyone, fancy winning a free Lumia 920? Of course you do! Which is why you should be following Microsoft's Next App Star competition, where every vote gives you a chance to win one of Nokia's flagship devices. What you may not have realised is that you can vote once every round, so with round 4 voting starting up today you can head over to Facebook and vote for your favourite app in the quarter finals.

With round 4 the prizes for developers get big. The apps that win this round will all be featured on Microsoft's channel 9 show, and the 2 that win the next round will have their developers sent to Microsoft's developer conference with hotel and flights paid for (huge prize!). Round 4 is the quarter finals of this competition for which the end is very much in site, and you can find a full listing of the apps which have made it this far after the break.

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2 years ago

Chickens and Moles, helping critters escape the farm

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One of the oddest pairings in a Windows Phone game has to be found in the game Chickens and Moles. It's a first person styled "Angry Birds" type game where you are tasked with rescuing chickens and moles from Farmer Grumble's cages.  Instead of tossing birds to destroy pigs, you toss boulders (or is it cannon balls?) to free the chickens and moles.

Chickens and Moles has sixty levels where you toss your boulders at the structures protecting the animals in cages. The concept is as the structure crumbles it breaks the cages and the chickens and moles run free.  I wouldn't consider Chickens and Moles a "must have" game but it's not too shabby of a Windows Phone game when you're in the mood for something different.

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2 years ago

Nokia Lumia 520 available for preorder in India. Shipping in about two weeks.

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2 years ago

It's Easter Weekend. Save 15% on All Windows Phone Accessories!

2 years ago

Domino’s Pizza updates their UK app for Windows Phone 8, but still no love for the US

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We get some criticism from people for liking Domino’s Pizza (because we live in New York) but let’s be clear: Domino’s is pretty delicious and serves a roll in our culinary selection on occasion. It’s like what Taco Bell is to Mexican food—it’s not the same or better, just different.

So with that preamble, we’re excited and miffed to see the official Domino’s app get updated for Windows Phone 8—with some killer features too. The bad news is it’s only for the UK and Ireland, which as an American I find…odd.

What’s new in version 1.1.1.0 just released to the Store today? Glad you asked.

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2 years ago

Thermodo, turn your Windows Phone into a pocket thermometer [Updated]

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Robocat is a mobile software developer from Copenhagen, Denmark that has mostly concentrated their efforts over on the iOS and Android platforms. One of their more popular apps is Thermo, a temperature app, that often confused users thinking the app turned their iPhone into a thermometer (even though the app description clearly states Thermo shows the current temperature outside).

This confusion sparked the idea with Robocat to develop a plug-in sensor, the Thermodo, that would turn your smartphone into a thermometer. The company needed funding to develop the hardware and tossed the concept over to Kickstarter and because of the success, Robocat has expanded the support for Windows Phone with the Thermo app in the works for our Windows Phone.

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2 years ago

Tunein Radio updated, no longer works on certain Windows Phone 8 hardware

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The popular Tunein Radio app for Windows Phone 8 has been updated (or so it seems) with some minor alterations. It's a strange release, as the version number reported on the store listing is 2.2, but the app is reporting 2.3. If you're up on your Tunein Radio knowledge, you'll know that we covered the version 2.3 update back in December. So what's new in this "latest" build? Well it's not good news if you're a Windows Phone 8 owner.

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2 years ago

Third party eBay app comes to Windows Phone with eBay’s blessing

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While we’re generally okay with the official eBay app for Windows Phone, there’s nothing like a little competition to keep things going steady in innovation. Such is the case with the newly released Auctionapp (Auctionapp.co) for Windows Phone (7.x and 8).

The app is sanctioned by eBay having been “vetted” by their Partner Network and Developer teams, so it's legit. That’s good news as it means the folks behind this app can access eBay’s services and in theory, improve upon them (or at least offer a different experience).

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2 years ago

Stay on top of the tube with London Travel Live for Windows 8

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2 years ago

Viber for Windows Phone 8 submitted to the store, should be available soon

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Viber for Windows Phone 8 is still on the way, but we're now almost there. According to TruTower, the Viber team has submitted the app to the Windows Phone Store and expects it to be available in the next few days. We previously looked at CEO Talmon Marco confirming that Viber is indeed coming soon to Windows Phone, and now the same soul has revealed that the app has indeed been submitted.

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2 years ago

HTC European boss Florian Seiche reportedly jumping ship to Nokia

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EMEA President at HTC, Florian Seiche is reported to be joining Nokia as head of European sales from June 15th, according to Bloomberg. Seiche has been at HTC since 2005, prior to which he held the role of Director of Devices at Orange. The Bloomberg report suggests that Nokia's own EMEA head Shiv Shivakumar is leaving the company and will be replaced by the VP of smart devices for the Americas, Arto Nummela.

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2 years ago

Windows Phone games suitable for the zombie hunter in all of us

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Windows Phone Central Roundup: Zombie Games
Windows Phone Central Game Roundup: Zombie Games

Zombies. A pesky bunch of creatures that have had a presence in movies and television of years.  They also seem to have a strong presence in our Windows Phone Store. These brain hungry monsters can be found in a ton of Windows Phone games from Zombies Ate My Pizzas! to Zombies, Run!.

For this week's roundup we picked three popular Zombie games along with one game that had a unique approach to taking out the Zombies.

With so many Zombie games available, it was tough picking just a few of the gaming titles. If we've overlooked your favorite Zombie game, feel free to shout out your recommendation in the comments below.

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2 years ago

Temple Run Brave and lots more Windows 8 games coming sooner AND later

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Bejeweled Live isn’t the only Xbox game coming to Windows 8 and RT this week. As another GDC celebration, Microsoft has just announced a horde of Windows 8 tablet and PC games that should start becoming available this weekend, plus six more that are planned for the future. Most of these will be Xbox-enabled, but we’re not sure about a few of them. The biggest news is that Windows 8 will have its own Temple Run game to brag about!

Head past the break for the full list!

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2 years ago

GDC 2013: Bejeweled Live will soon shine on Windows 8 and RT

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Back in February, PopCap surprised us by suddenly releasing Bejeweled Live+ exclusively for Nokia Windows Phones. Confusing name aside, that game is basically a mobile version of the phenomenal Bejeweled 3.

Well, it turns out that Windows 8 and RT were sorely in need of some Bejeweled love as well. Or should I say Bejeweled Live? Today at GDC 2013, we had the chance to talk with Jeff Green, Director of Editorial and Social Media at PopCap Games, who kindly demonstrated the Xbox-enabled Bejeweled Live for Windows 8 and RT.

Full video and more details after the break!

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