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2 years ago

Cross Court Tennis 2, a simply smashing game for Windows Phone 8

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If you are yearning for a tennis game for Windows Phone 8, you need to check out Cross Court Tennis 2.  It is a relatively new sports game for Windows Phone and once you get used to the controls, it is an entertaining game to pass the time with.

Graphics are top notch, game play challenging but the screen does feel a little cramped.  Nonetheless, overall, Cross Court Tennis 2 is a welcomed addition to the Windows Phone gaming library.

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2 years ago

Instagram launches 'Direct' to easily share content with others; coming to Windows Phone

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Instagram is one of those social services that many people simply can't live without. Sharing photography with friends and family can create magical moments for people, through locations, events and other situations. Now that we've finally got a Windows Phone app available on the store, Instagram has now announced a new feature - Instagram Direct.

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2 years ago

Get your walking shoes as Nokia releases Motion Monitor for the Lumia 1520

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Did you miss this morning’s deal on the Fitbit Flex? That’s a shame as Fitbit sets the standard for pedometer devices, but there’s a great alternative now on the Windows Phone Store: Nokia Motion Monitor (beta).

Teased at Abu Dhabi, Nokia Motion Monitor is exactly what it sounds like. Similar to the recent Samsung Galaxy phones, this app uses the internal sensors to detect your walking patterns. It then tallies up your steps in the app, optionally on your lockscreen (seen above) and it then adds some visually appealing graphs to show the amount. There are also ‘events’ that signify the commencing of intense activity, all logged for you. You can also go back to other days to see your steps taken.

The app is super simple to use with no setup required. There is a brief tutorial to explain how it all works and what the information means, but for the most part it’s a set-it-and-forget-it app.

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2 years ago

Rumor: Xbox breaking into the Chinese market by September 2014

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The Chinese government recently lifted its decade-long ban on the selling of gaming consoles within the country, which has been in place since 2000. Console makers are expected to seize the opportunity and extend their war to another huge new market. According to reports, Microsoft will be the one to make the first move, bringing Xbox to China in September 2014.

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2 years ago

Microsoft’s 12 Days of Deals continues featuring the FitBit Flex

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Microsoft is heading into day four of their 12 Days of Deals promotion highlighting a popular fitness accessory, the FitBit Flex.  They are bundling the fitness monitor with either a pair of Yurbuds or Klipsch earbud headsets.

The first twenty customers at each participating Microsoft Store can pick up the bundle for $99.99 along with a $25 Microsoft Gift Card.  The deal is also available for the first 100 online customers.  After which, the bundle will still be $99.99 (while supplies last) minus the Gift Card.

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2 years ago

Diptic is currently free at the Windows Phone Store

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2 years ago

Catch, a fun touch puzzle game for Windows Phone 8

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Catch, a fun touch puzzle game for Windows Phone 8

Catch is a casual game for Windows Phone 8 that calls upon you to connect like symbols together without getting your lines crossed.  The game is simply drawn-up but challenging enough to keep you interested.

The game has forty levels of game play with the free version with additional levels available through in-app purchase.  Catch also has a colorblind mode that adds a letter to the colored stars to make them distinguishable.

If you are looking for a challenging game to help you pass a few minutes with, Catch is worth a try.

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2 years ago

Verisure launches official Windows Phone app to help you monitor and control your home

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Verisure is the consumer branch of Securitas Direct, a company in Europe that specializes in safety and security solutions for homes and businesses. Home owners can install a Verisure system to help protect their assets. There’s also now an official Verisure app for Windows Phone so you can control and monitor your home when you’re on the go. Details below.

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2 years ago

GTA: San Andreas comes to Windows Phone next week

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GTA: San Andreas comes to Windows Phone next week

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas is Rockstar Games’ biggest release to mobile yet with a vast open-world covering the state of San Andreas and its three major cities – Los Santos, San Fierro and Las Venturas. While it has just released for iOS devices, Windows Phone users don’t have to wait long. According to Engadget:

Rockstar Games tells us that the promised Android and Windows Phone versions will hit next week.

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2 years ago

Fill your stocking with a free accessory from the Windows Phone Central Store!

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With the holidays right around the corner, we thought it would be nice to spread some joy and give away some accessories to our awesome readers! Whether you're looking for a case to protect your phone or tablet, some new headphones so you can keep rocking into the new year, or some extra power to see you through long winter nights, we've got you covered!

So, how do you enter to win a free accessory? That part is easy. Head over to the Windows Phone Central store and look around. Pick out what accessory you would like to have if you were chosen as a winner, and then come back here and post the link in the comments below. We will pick five winners and send their picks out to them! Please, only one entry per person, and anyone caught breaking that rule will be disqualified. The contest is open worldwide! We will announce next week who the winners are. Good luck!

 

UPDATE!

The winners are:

  • batuhanarican
  • Dipal Gandhi
  • jayruguitar
  • Mladen Mikovic
  • rickyb1106
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2 years ago

Help Nokia save Christmas by completing challenges in the Pimp My Reindeer contest

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2 years ago

Catch your favorite Twitch streams with LiveGaming for Windows Phone 8

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Streaming your live video game session is all the rage right now. Twitch is by far the most popular destination on the web for gamers to stream their games to followers. The Xbox One has a Twitch app that allows you to view streams and a later update to the Xbox One will allow you to stream directly from your console. On Windows Phone we don’t have an official Twitch app for viewing streams yet, but we’ve got some solid third-party offerings.

LiveGaming is another unofficial app for Twitch on Windows Phone. It’s also really good, so let’s check it out.

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2 years ago

Temple Run 2 might be an Xbox Live game for Windows Phone

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2 years ago

Acer releases the Aspire Z3-600; a 21.5 inch portable All-in-One PC

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2 years ago

European Commision throws out Cisco's complaint against Microsoft's Skype acquisition

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Microsoft’s acquisition of Skype may be seen as a positive move by many users within the ecosystem, as it brings modern communication to Windows, Xbox, and Windows Phone, but not everyone is keen to the idea. Cisco recently challenged Microsoft’s takeover of Skype Technologies. The challenge though, has been thrown out of the European General Court.

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