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2 years ago

Deal of the Day: Nokia 1.3A Micro USB Wall Charger

2 years ago

Movie Maker 8.1 gets a major update today bringing more editing FX to Windows Phone

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For those who love to use the video recording capabilities of Windows Phone 8.1, specifically with the ability to edit those short films, you’ll enjoy the new update to Movie Maker 8.1. The update was a long time in the making, with lots of sweat poured into to, so hopefully you’ll find something that you’ve been requesting.

Let’s take a look at what’s new and if you act now, there may be 100 free redeem codes after the break!

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2 years ago

Race The Stig endless racer comes to Windows

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2 years ago

Push-to-talk app Zello exits beta, now available for Windows Phone (Updated)

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Zello, a new push-to-talk walkie-talkie service, has officially launched on Windows Phone. We last covered Zello earlier this month, with testing kicking off for lucky souls on the private access list. That stage of development has well and truly ended with Zello now releasing the app into the wild, opening up access to all Windows Phone consumers.

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2 years ago

Theme+ lets you create some vivid and colorful backgrounds for Windows Phone 8.1

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With the release of Windows Phone 8.1, under the Preview for Developers program, we have seen a number of apps surface in the Windows Phone Store focused on creating custom Start Screen backgrounds. Each app seems to follow the same pattern of having a simple interface and plenty of creative styles.

Theme+ is one of the more recent additions to this genre of apps and falls in line with those that have come before. Theme+ has a simple interface that allows you to create custom designs that can add a dash of color to your Windows Phone 8.1 Start Screen.

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2 years ago

Surface Pro 3? Intel-based Surface announcement looking more likely for next week

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We know Microsoft is holding a Surface media event on May 20 in New York, but we're not entirely sure what will be announced. We're set to see the company's first Surface 'Mini' tablet, but more evidence has surfaced, leading to believe that a new Intel-based Surface Pro will be unveiled as well. Microsoft may have inadvertently confirmed this in a support article published yesterday on the company website.

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2 years ago

Xbox Video for Windows Phone updated, SmartGlass Beta switches up layout

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What the what? How many big updates can we get in one day? Let’s recap today, which will go down in history as one of the most updated days of all time for Windows Phone. Spotify got the ball rolling by picking up a major update with a new design. Beats Music followed with some insane optimizations. Readit went hard and gained more features than we could list. Path hit version 2.0 and introduced Path Shops and Xbox Games picked up a quick update. Pretty busy day right? Not be left out of the fun, Xbox Video and Xbox One SmartGlass Beta picked up Windows Phone updates too. Let’s see what’s new.

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2 years ago

Xbox Games for Windows Phone 8.1 updated again, returns to the App list

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Ready, set, update! Today has been a very, very busy for big updates in the Windows Phone Store. We saw Spotify pick up a major update with a new design, radio support and more. Path finally went to version 2.0 and picked up Path Shop. Beats Music had an update that introduced some crazy optimization that made it faster and Readit picked up a ton of new features. Now we’re looking at an update for the Games hub.

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2 years ago

Diablo III Ultimate Evil Edition coming to Xbox One and 360 this August

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It’s a huge day for Xbox console hype with news that the Xbox One will now be available without a bundled Kinect, the Games with Gold and weekly deals programs coming to Xbox One, and video apps no longer requiring Xbox Live Gold on either the One or 360 (see the whole list of announcements here).

All fantastic news, but I’m almost as excited for another announcement coming from Blizzard: Diablo III is coming to Xbox One! In fact, the Diablo III Ultimate Evil Edition will come to Xbox One, Xbox 360, and Playstation systems this August. The Ultimate Evil Edition collects both the main Diablo III game (which we reviewed for Xbox 360 back in September) and the “Reaper of Souls” expansion pack that landed on PC in March. Read on for pricing and character transfer details!

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2 years ago

What else would you want Cortana to help with?

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2 years ago

Path updated to version 2.0, introduces Path Shop

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2 years ago

Readit picks up massive update, includes Gold account support and much more

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2 years ago

Beats Music for Windows Phone gets big performance update

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2 years ago

Plex updated for Windows Phone with camera upload and more!

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Popular media sharing app Plex has added camera uploading for its Android and Windows Phone apps, as well as sync for Windows 8. This means pictures you shoot on your phone will be automatically uploaded to your Plex library. The Windows desktop app now lets you keep media access identical with other devices.

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2 years ago

How often do you change your Windows Phone Start Screen?

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Our Windows Phone Start Screen is an easy way to make our phones our own. Even before Windows Phone 8.1 introduced transparent Live Tiles and Start Screen background images, through third party apps and in-house settings you could customize things quite a bit.

There is a Windows Phone Central Forums discussion, started by Forum Member Sir William Wiener that asks how often do you change your Start Screen background images and accent colors? Sir William finds himself tweaking the Start Screen a lot while the habits range from daily changes to weekly to "every once in a while".

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