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2 years ago

Mr. Potino, not your typical Windows Phone game of hangman

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A game of hangman can be an entertaining way to pass the time and there are plenty of hangman styled games to choose from in the Windows Phone Store.  Mr. Potino is one of the more recent offerings and takes a rather unique approach to the game.

Your hangman is a puppet that moves and flows as you move your Windows Phone.  The game has over 50,000 word puzzles and as you guess wrong on a letter, the puppet loses one of its body parts.

Mr. Potino has a certain amount of appeal but needs just a little fine-tuning.

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2 years ago

Become a shepherd and rescue cute bundles of fluff in Pocket Sheep for Windows Phone

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2 years ago

Super-hit Android game, Hill Climb Racing arrives on Windows Phone 8

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And here’s another one! Yesterday I wrote about the popular Android game – Sky Cups – arriving on Windows Phone, and then we learnt that Hill Climb Racing has also hit the Store.

Hill Climb Racing is a very popular game on Android, judging from a 4.7 rating with over 900,000 reviews, and is known as one of the most addictive and entertaining physics based driving game.

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2 years ago

Service Alert: Live Core Services are down for the Xbox One

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2 years ago

Joe Belfiore: We’re working super hard to bring customers their favorite apps

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Joe Belfiore is a man the community has come to know as the face of Windows Phone at Microsoft. He’s been on hand for all major previews and launches of the operating system and runs the team responsible for Windows Phone product definition and design.

Belfiore recently sat down with the BBC for an interview about the current growth in market share that Windows Phone is experiencing. He did this last week, but we missed it and figured a few of you might have missed it as well. There are some interesting points brought up by Belfiore that are worth pointing out. There’s also a video after the break and some highlights from the BBC interview.

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2 years ago

Microsoft fights back against the National Security Agency - fortifies their security

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Many people have had their trust shaken by the United States National Security Agency’s involvement with top technology companies around the globe including Google, Apple, Facebook, Microsoft, and many more. To this day, many people still feel at least a bit of lost faith towards the aforementioned technology giants and any personal data that they may hold.

The paranoia can be seen in Microsoft’s release of the Xbox One and its Kinect accessory – there was a vocal, but visible, minority that screamed the Kinect could be used by the NSA for spying purposes. But recently, Microsoft has announced major plans to increase encryption techniques on their own internet traffic to keep users more secure.

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2 years ago

Report: Walmart may have more stock of Xbox One than PlayStation 4

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Although both Sony’s PlayStation 4 and Microsoft’s Xbox One are expected to sell well over the holiday period, there will always be those who pick sides, wanting to see who does better. Will Microsoft’s “one” system sway shoppers over Sony? Or will both consoles break even? In reality, it doesn’t matter as both systems will be around for years to come, but in terms of stock, Microsoft may have the edge over the PlayStation.

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2 years ago

Deal alert: Save big this Black Friday and Cyber Monday on select Xbox 360 games

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Here in the United States we’re a day away from Thanksgiving. It’s a great time to get together with family and friends while taking a moment to reflect on things you’re thankful for. Things like smartphones, tablets, and Black Friday sales are things we’re quite thankful of. The Xbox One just came out last Friday, but there’s going to be some insane savings on games for the Xbox 360 on Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Details after the break.

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2 years ago

Sky Cups, another popular Android game, arrives on Windows Phone

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2 years ago

Lenovo announces new budget machine – The Flex 10

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A few months ago, Lenovo announced their new Flex series of touch screen machines, the Flex 14 and Flex 15. While the line does offer up to the latest generation Intel Core i7 processor, 8 GB of RAM, and a 256 GB SSD, the Flex machines were not designed to be the hottest machines on the block – they were designed to fit a budget and came in at a starting price of $429. Now, Lenovo is back with another Flex model unit, the Flex 10.

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2 years ago

First Direct UK developing app for Windows Phone; won't be available before 2014

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First Direct is developing an app for Windows Phone, but unfortunately the app won't be available on the store before the year is out. According to the official Twitter account for the help team, the UK bank has its elves working hard on the official solution, but since it's Christmas, children of course come before those who wish to perform mobile banking.

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2 years ago

Film Closet updated for Windows 8.1, now syncs with your Windows Phone

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Film Closet is a full movie database that is available for both Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8.1.  The app pulls movie information from TheMovieDB and contains information on more than 120,000 movies accessible through a solid Modern UI design.

The Windows 8.1 version of Film Closet was recently updated to version 2.0.0.1 which delivers a healthy amount of new features.  Most notably, you can now synchronize your favorites list, watch list, rated movies list and your custom lists between Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone versions of Film Closet.

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2 years ago

Sky Go confirmed to be soon launching in Italy on Windows Phone

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Sky and Windows don't go well together. We're including both Windows 8 and Windows Phone in that group, by the way. You may remember our campaign to help drum up some support to show Sky just how much demand there is for Windows clients in the UK. Little did we know the same demand was being voiced over in Italy.

While we continue to wait here in the UK, Italians rejoiced at news Sky was looking to release its Go app for Windows Phone in the region. This has now been confirmed. Sky Go (for Italy anyway) is now well on the way.

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2 years ago

Reddit Pix - kill time with this simple media browser for Reddit

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2 years ago

Microsoft finally taking back Skype in China

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