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3 years ago

Chromatic - Review

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Chromatic - Review

Looking for a fast paced shooter game for your Windows Phone? Take a look at Chromatic.

Chromatic is a 2D shooter where you take control of a defense turret and defend your position against wave after wave of attacking enemies. As you progress through the game you gain access to six unique guns with their own power/strengths. As you work your way through the game, these weapons will advance in levels as well to increase their effectiveness.

To read more on Chromatic, follow the break

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3 years ago

Forward Contact - Mango App Spotlight

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Need an easy way to forward and share your contacts? Forward Contact is a quick, easy, streamlined way to sent contact information through e-mail, SMS or through QR Code.

Layout is simple with your contacts listed on the main screen with a search button and a forward button (more on this in a second). Contacts can be searched by keyword (the search button), scrolled manually, or by an alpha index.

Once you pull up a contact you have several options available. At the bottom of the contact view you have a series of "add" buttons. You can use these to add phone numbers, email info and addresses from other contacts to what will eventually be shared.

At the bottom of the screen you will find three control buttons to share the contact information and anything you've added through email, SMS message or to create a QR code that can be scanned.

Okay... the forward button on the main contact list appears to be a free form tool to let you build information to share with the "add" buttons.

Forward Contact is a very nice utility application for your Windows Phone. I did encounter a few stability issues (crashed a few times) but nothing to run screaming from. If you need an easy way to share contact info, Forward Contact is worth a try.

Forward Contact is a free application that you can find here at the Windows Phone Marketplace.

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3 years ago

Rogers My Account app now available for the Focus

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For those up north on Rogers, you'll want to take a look at their new app 'My Account' which basically gives you details on voice, data and messaging usage, account balance and other useful info. Seems similar to the AT&T account app, which is something we like to see on other devices. The app is also Mango-ready.

Now if Rogers could just get some new phones...

Source: MobileSyrup

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3 years ago

Samsung Focus S shown at Microsoft Inner Circle event [Video]

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Looks like the Samsung Focus S, the expected follow up to the Focus, is making appearances at the Microsoft Inner Circle tour. The first one was held in LA last night in conjunction with GDGT and evidently a few of AT&Ts new phones were show off there as well.

The Focus S looks to a much bigger but thinner device, sporting a 4.3" Super AMOLED Plus screen in addition to front and rear facing cameras. It's basically the Galaxy SII wrapped with Windows Phone, which is a pretty good thing.

Look for the phone to hit store shelves within a few days.

Source: Windows Phone Daily

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3 years ago

Windows Phone Summary of the Week: October 24 - 30, 2011

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Welcome to the WPCentral Summary of the Week, where we bring you the latest goings on in the Windows Phone community for the past week. Stories you may have missed, deals you're not aware of and more are all covered here. Before we begin, should you be interested in our Nokia World '11 coverage (and how we hung out with Stephen Elop), head on over to our everything you need to know about Nokia World article. Our Dave Blake returns this week with a special Nokia update from our forums. Speed on past the break for the full run through.

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3 years ago

Square Off updated for Mango, aliens still need shooting

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A couple of weeks ago I mentioned that indie twin-stick shooter Square Off (see review) would soon receive a Mango update. It turns out I wasn’t lying; Square Off’s first Mango update is here.

Square Off version 1.4 Mango update release notes:

  • Fast App Switching
  • Improved frame rate

Developer Gnomic Studios has made good on the two most clear-cut advantages that Mango brings to the table. Both the paid and free versions of the game have been updated, so now everyone can enjoy square-shaped Mango-ey goodness. Oh, and more updates are on the way in the future…

Square Off costs $1.29 and you can grab it here from the Marketplace. Square Off Free costs even less – pick it up here

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3 years ago

Nokia has exclusive access to some EA titles

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Barry Cottle, Executive Vice President and GM for EA Interactive, took the floor at Nokia World and spoke about some exclusive content for Nokia consumers, and that these games are to be made available for free, with Series 40 receiving 40 titles first. He continued:

"This time, we’ll be designing our games for an awe-inspiring experience on Windows Phone for Nokia. That’s the best games for free plus exclusive content for Nokia users. It’s a big win for Nokia’s consumers worldwide"

Nokia will gain 20 EA titles, with 10 being developed by EA as well as games from Chillingo, their indie publishing arm. We're not sure if these exclusive titles will be made available to handsets from other manufacturers at a later date.

Source: Nokia Developer News, via: My Nokia Blog

Thanks Just Visiting for the heads up!

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3 years ago

HTC Mozart in India receives update for Internet sharing

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HTC Mozart owners residing in India are receiving an update to be able to use Internet Sharing, according to a report at welovewp.hk. Aviraj Ajhekar, an employee at Microsoft India, has published an article stating his Mozart received a firmware update and was then able to tether.

Unfortunately, welovewp.hk  reports that a similar update received in Hong Kong doesn't enable the feature, which further confirms the final decision being up to carriers. We've recently covered ThreeUK allowing Internet sharing on the Samsung Omnia 7, as well as LG Germany.

Have you received a firmware update that enables this WiFi feature?

Source: wplovewp.hk, Aviraj Ajhekar  Thanks Simon!

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3 years ago

Mehdoh updated to 1.4, brings more support and fixes

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Mehdoh, the lightweight Twitter app for Windows Phone, has been updated to version 1.4. We took a look at Mehdoh being the Twitter app that was Mango-ready out of the box. It features flipping live tiles with push notifications. So, what's new in 1.4?

  • Option to select how many tweets to fetch
  • Ability to fill gaps in the timeline
  • Fix for vanishing live tile mention/message count
  • Reworked new tweet screen. now also supports landscape
  • Support for twitvid image uploading
  • Support for molo.me inline image hosts

Mehdoh is a superb little Twitter client that's over-shadowed by the big brand names like Birdsong and the official Twitter app. You can download Mehdoh from the Marketplace for $0.99.

Thanks @techjunky79 for the heads up!

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3 years ago

Microsoft pulls illegal NES ROMs from Marketplace

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A while back, we covered some illegal ROMs being approved (and updated) on the Marketplace. They included Zelda, Metroid, GOLF to name but a few. Brandon Watson explained that it Microsoft couldn't remove the apps due to legal issues, and required Nintendo to approach the team with a request for the removal of said apps.

We got in touch with Nintendo to bring the illegal ROMs being sold on the Windows Phone Marketplace to their attention. It appears that the two companies got in touch as Microsoft has since pulled the apps from the Marketplace. All we can hope now is that measures are put in place to prevent illegal ROMs being sold in future and that the author of these apps, Jesse Dudley, receives no revenue from downloads.

Via: Within Windows; Thanks, Nudua Nei, for the heads up

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3 years ago

I'm a WP7! updated to 3.4 with secret lairs

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The social app "...I'm a WP7!" has been continuously updated on a regular basis, no complaints here. Now we've received word of version 3.4, which brings a few new features. The most notable change is the introduction of lairs for members to collect awardables and show off their "booty" to other users.

As well as the lairs we have a new Easter egg and GamerHub Meetup messages. Being a statistics freak, the included "top carriers" list will prove to be insightful. The features packed into the small download is nothing short of amazing. As a small bonus, should you use Foursquare, "I'm a WP7!" will be sporting Foursquare Check In in version 3.5. 

You can download "...I'm a WP7!" from the Marketplace.

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3 years ago

First pics of a Lenovo S2 Windows Phone appear. Headed for China?

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Wait...wait...did we just write first pics of a Lenovo Windows Phone? Lenovo, last we checked, isn't on board with Windows Phone. But guess what? Here are shots of such a device. Actually, it was rumored back in December 2010 that Microsoft was in talks with Lenovo to join the Windows Phone crowd for China.

So we guess that worked out.

The images you see are of the "S2", one of reportedly two Windows Phones Lenovo are supposedly working on. No details on specs, but it looks very Samsung Focus-ish, which we suppose is a good thing. This will probably be sporting lower-end specs, like a 1GHz CPU and possibly 4GB of storage to keep costs down. But then again, it is clearly sporting a front facing camera, so perhaps not.

We should also note that the Windows keys are barely visible, if at all, which cause us to have a little caution on these shots. Then again, this could be an early prototype and not yet complete. We'll try to find out more...

Source: CNBeta.com; Thanks, talan1314, for the tip!

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3 years ago

Xbox Live Developer Interview: Signal Studios and Krome Studios, makers of Toy Soldiers: Boot Camp

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It’s been a while since we’ve published an Xbox Live Developer Interview. We haven’t been resting on our laurels though, and today we present another exciting look behind the creation of an upcoming game. The title in question is Toy Soldiers: Boot Camp, a Windows Phone-exclusive companion to the Toy Soldiers Xbox Live Arcade games. Both Signal Studios and Krome Studios contributed to Boot Camp’s development, and we had the pleasure of speaking with a member of each studio.

Head past the break for the full interview and exclusive screenshots of Toy Soldiers: Boot Camp’s gameplay.

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3 years ago

Board Express finally gets Mango update with pinnable forum tiles

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Finally, the day has come for you forum junkies. Board Express, which uses the TapaTalk standard for forum interaction, has finally gone Mango with v2.7. And it adds that feature we were hoping it would with this update, namely the ability to pin individual forums to your Start screen:

  • You can create a Tile for each favorite forum! So you can enter your favorite forum directly from your Homescreen! (To do so, just press & hold on a forum in the favorite list)
  • Mango Fast App Switch Support: Unfortunately, due to the high caching of our app, the restoration still can last some few seconds.

We just gave it a shot and as can been seen in the pic above, it works perfectly. So now you can pin the WPCentral forums right next to our official WPCentral App and you have everything you need, right there on your Start screen. Brilliant!

Pick up Board Express Pro for $0.99 here in the Marketplace. You can also grab the free, ad-supported version here. *Note: Free version is still on v2.5 as of now, so no Mango yet. Thanks to Dave Blake, our Forums mod, for noticing!

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