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2 years ago

Learn on the Go - take free online courses with this unofficial Coursera.org app for Windows Phone 8

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Heard of Coursera? It’s an education company that partners with the top universities and organizations in the world to offer courses online for anyone to take, for free. They have over 5 million students from 190 countries taking free online courses in Humanities, Medicine, Biology, Social Sciences, Mathematics, Business, Computer Science, and more. Feel like taking a free class or two? There’s an unofficial Coursera app for Windows Phone 8 called Learn on the Go.

You can watch lecture videos and read course notes from your phone. Head past the break to watch our walkthrough video.

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2 years ago

Car Starter for Windows Phone 8 updated, adds weather forecast as IAP

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Car Starter is a dashboard companion app for Windows Phone 8 devices that puts essential apps and information at your fingertips.  The app was updated to version 1.7, which optimizes the app for 1080p phones, adds a few new shortcuts, and adds a weather forecast feature as an in-app purchase.

The 1080p optimization has five main buttons instead of the four and four tiles running across the top of the app.  Live Music Access and Metrotube apps have been added to the shortcut button lists.  You also have French and Polish language support along with a few bug fixes and stability tweaks.

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2 years ago

Hugely popular game Angry Gran Run speeds on to the Windows Phone Store

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Angry gran is fuming and she needs to get running. Take to the streets and make some distance between yourself and the Angry Asylum, which is ran by Fred the agent in white. If you're a fan of your gran and view the elderly as superheroes, this is the game for you. Unfortunately, Granny requires some assistance in escaping. Leg it past the break for more details on this popular title.

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2 years ago

Deal Alert: T-Mobile no-contract Lumia 521 for just $69 on Amazon

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2 years ago

CES 2014: Windows Phone Central, Mobile Nations and Geek Beat unite!

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In just over a month, we’re heading back to CES, the annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. But this year, we’re not just going…we’re going big!

The Mobile Nations family is once again teaming up with our friends at Geek Beat and together we're going to be putting on #CESLIVE. We have some awesome booth space in the South Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center, where we'll be setup and streaming live during tradeshow floor hours throughout the week of CES. CES Live will complement our standard coverage with plenty of interviews and product demos live from our stage.

Traditionally, each of the Mobile Nations sites do their own thing, but this year we’re pulling together as a team. Or a dysfunctional family reunion. Which ever. The fact is, between us and Geek Beat (with John P and Cali Lewis), we’re going to show you the best of the best at CES, just like you were there. Granted, Windows Phone news tends to be a little slow, but if it’s there, we’ll bring it.

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2 years ago

UC Browser for Windows Phone gets new features in version 3.2, and here’s what's coming next

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When it comes to third-party web browsers on Windows Phone, it’s hard to get excited about anything besides UC Browser. The app has not only been on Windows Phone since early 2012, but the team behind it is busy pumping out updates left and right.

Case in point, version 3.2 is now live in the Store and they just keep making it better and better. What’s new in version 3.2 and what’s coming in version 3.3? Read on to find out.

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2 years ago

WhatsApp beta finally gets ability to attach pre-recorded videos

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Just yesterday we reported on some forthcoming features in the popular messaging app WhatsApp. The new features, which include saving of videos to the device, were found in the private beta of the app. Soon after that article though, WhatsApp pushed out another update to version 2.11.322 and it now has the long coveted feature of attaching videos. We have verified that the new functionality is present.

The system for attaching videos is very basic. Users simply tap on the ‘Albums’ icon to browse their library of media, but instead of just photos, videos are now visible there as well. From that screen, users can just attach the video, which will then be auto-sent to the contact. It’s basic but it works and we imagine it will be refined a little over the next few betas. Limits for video size and length are currently not known.

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2 years ago

The best racing games that you can get for Windows Phone

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Windows Phone Central Game Roundup: Racing Games

Racing Games can be a highly addictive past time from our Windows Phones and the Store has a respectable collection of racing titles to choose from.  You have boat-racing games, motorcycle-racing games, automobile racing games and even airplane racing games. 

In this week’s Windows Phone Central Roundup, we take a look at four racing titles that will appeal to everyone’s need for speed.  We do stray from the path a little and take you out from behind the wheel with to of the games in this week's roundup.  Each title is an entertaining option to consider and are appealing additions to the Windows Phone gaming library.

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2 years ago

The Nokia Lumia 1520 goes on sale SIM free in the UK

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We announced a short while back that the Nokia Lumia 1520 was available in the UK to pre-order. The day it goes on sale is now here and folk wishing to pick up the monster 6 inch Windows Phone can do so SIM free at unlocked-mobiles.com for £549.98 (inc VAT) for the 32GB version (about $900 U.S.). As an added bonus you'll also get a £20 app voucher that can be used during the lifetime of the phone. 

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2 years ago

The Nokia 1020 now available from Advance Telecom in Pakistan

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2 years ago

Phototag adds more themes and Windows Phone 7.5 compatibility in latest update

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Phototag has just been updated with a couple more themes to add information overlay for your photos. Version 1.3 now has a total of six overlay themes: Place, Weather, Food, Baby, Speedometer, and Date+Time. The latest version also brings localization updates, wide tile support, and availability for Windows Phone 7.5 devices.

Phototag is only 2 months old at the Windows Phone Store. We’re following it closely because we’re big fans! It's handy for documenting captured moments on the photo itself and sharing the photo with others. The UI is minimal with bold colors good-looking typography. The swiping gestures also feel like this app is made specifically for Windows Phone.

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2 years ago

Tile Me! adds more phones and ability to save backgrounds in latest update

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Tile Me! has received an update that makes its Twitter background creator even better. Version 2.7.1.0 responds to a couple of suggestions we had in theprevious version. The latest update adds more Windows Phone devices to display in the background and you are now asked for permission to post a tweet whenever you change your background. You can also now save the background to your phone or even share it from your device.

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2 years ago

Microsoft: Buy a Chromebook and get Scroogled

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2 years ago

Weather Hound updated, adds a trial version and minor bug fixes

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Weather Hound is a simple Windows Phone 8 weather app that delivers the forecast basics to your phone.  The app has a clean, minimalistic appearance and comes across as an appealing choice to consider for those wanting a basic weather app.

Weather Hound was updated today to version 1.1, which most notably adds a trial version for the app.  The update also adds support for a solid color lockscreen and a description to the unit choices in the apps settings to make things a little understandable.

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2 years ago

Podcast Lounge for Windows Phone receives large update with a ton of fixes

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