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2 years ago

Skype for Windows Phone 8 updated with general fixes

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This morning, Microsoft and Skype have pushed out an update for the popular VOIP app. The new version brings it up to 2.11.0.246 and it appears to be a basic release with only minor changes. According to the changelog, this latest version of Skype brings “general fixes and improvements” with no other new features mentioned.

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2 years ago

Microsoft CEO search reportedly narrowed down to just two candidates

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2 years ago

Over-the-air downloads in the Windows Phone Store reportedly bumped to 100 MB

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When it comes to downloading apps and games to your Windows Phone, most users have no issues with the 50 MB cap imposed by the Store to their devices. After all, most apps and games fall well below 50 MB. For those occasions that require larger file sizes, waiting for Wi-Fi has become standard practice.

Reports are coming in over the last few days that Microsoft has increased that limit from 50 to 100 megabytes, matching the limits of iOS and Android. In the Windows Phone Central Forums, user luk3ja has noticed this as has the site WPMania, in Brazil.

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2 years ago

Dark Lands for Windows Phone updated with fixes, optimizations, and localizations

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2 years ago

Nokia giving away Lumia 1520, headphones and premium subscription in MixRadio sweepstakes (UK only)

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2 years ago

UK mobile operators to implement bill caps to cover stolen phones

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2 years ago

Masters of Trivia for Windows Phone 8, challenging your knowledge forty-seconds at a time

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Masters of Trivia is a new Windows Phone 8 game that will test your knowledge of sports, entertainment, geography and other topics in forty-second speed quizzes.

The game is an online, multiplayer game where you compete against others to see who can rack up the most points.  The pace of the game is quick and the questions challenging. 

We’ve been tinkering with the Beta version of Masters of Trivia over the past few days and have found it to be an entertaining Windows Phone game.  The game is now live in the Windows Phone Store and if you like trivia games, Masters of Trivia is worth a try.

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2 years ago

Today's Word - learn a new word every day with Windows Phone 8

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Do you want to increase your vocabulary? One way to do that is by learning a new word every day. Today’s Word, a new app from the Windows Phone Store was built to help you with that. Just open the app and you will be given the word of the day. In case you missed it, yesterday’s word is also available. If you’re eager, you can also look at tomorrow’s word.

Each of the word displays its definition and example. Some words also include the pronunciation and their origin.

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2 years ago

VLC for Windows 8 and Windows Phone is almost ready, here’s the latest on its status

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We’re inching closer and closer to seeing VLC on Windows 8 and Windows Phone. The project started a little over a year ago and was funded by users via Kickstarter. The team gave the community updates at somewhat regular intervals, but has gone silent in recent months. We now have a new update on the status for the project for both Windows 8 and Windows Phone. Let’s find out the latest news and check out some new screenshots of the app. 

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2 years ago

We want your nominations for the WPCentral Best of 2013 Awards!

We told you what we think are the best Windows Phones, but now we want your opinion.​ We’ve had some major official apps land like Instagram, Domino’s Pizza, Songza and more. We’ve also had some groundbreaking hardware like the Lumia 1020 or the massive Lumia 1520, even though it was the mild-mannered Lumia 520 that built Windows Phone market share. 

So which do you think was the most important? Take our survey and tell us what the best app for photography was or which productivity app was your top choice. After two weeks, we’ll post the top nominations from you for each category, which will then be voted on by you. Finally, at the end of December we’ll post the results of what you think were the best apps and devices of the year.

Sound good? Then take our survey by following this link: smartphoneexperts.polldaddy.com/s/wpc-best-of-2013-nominations 

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2 years ago

The best Windows Phone you can buy

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We take a look at some of the best Windows Phone devices you can buy today

We’re entering the busiest time of year for gift giving. This past Friday marked the official holiday shopping period where consumers will spend big on gifts for friends and loved ones. What better gift than a shiny new smartphone running Windows Phone? Here’s a quick guide to help determine which device is right for you or someone you’re shopping for.

Windows Phone doesn’t have the OEM variety like Android does, but we still have great phones available in the ecosystem for different users at different price points. We’ll break it down so you can find the phone for someone on your list.

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2 years ago

Microsoft highlights Windows Store app selection in latest video

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It’s hard to imagine that Windows 8 launched to consumers a little over 13 months ago. It feels like we've been using the OS for quite some time. The operating system did had some initial weaknesses, which were for the most part corrected with the Windows 8.1 update. The Windows Store has also seen growth in both the number of apps and the number of quality apps. Which is exactly what Microsoft is promoting in the video after the break.

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2 years ago

Grab the premium features of DivvyUp for free before it’s too late (US only)

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DivvyUp is the ulimate bill splitter for Windows Phone 8. It's one of our favorite apps and currently is offering its premium features in the app for free. 

DivvyUp for Windows Phone 8 is one of our favorite apps. It makes bill splitting after a meal quick, easy, and painless. The optical character recognition technology that DivvyUp uses to automatically split the check also makes it a fun little trick to show off to your friends. As part of Cyber Monday, the in-app purchase in DivvyUp will be free.

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2 years ago

Add-ons for Fhotoroom for Windows 8 free for a limited time

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Fhotoroom is a very popular Windows Phone and Windows 8 photography app.  It combines a healthy photo editor, a decent camera app and a photo-sharing network into a well designed app.

While Fhotoroom is a free app for both Windows Phone and Windows 8, add-on packs are available for in-app purchase with the Windows 8 version that added editing filters and brushes as well as removing the ads in the gallery.  The charge was minimal and helped cover the server costs.

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2 years ago

Microsoft isn’t just attacking Apple – puts down the Galaxy Tab in latest commercial

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We have seen a lot of anti-Apple iPad commercials coming out of Microsoft lately; they have been touting the Surface’s ability to manage devices via a built in full USB port and the ability to project to larger displays using the device’s HD video out port. Microsoft also attacks the Samsung Galaxy Tab’s inability to use multiple accounts.

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