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2 years ago

Demand 5 app for Windows Phone 8 lets you watch your favorite shows from Channel 5 (UK)

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Living in the UK and rocking a Windows Phone device? Then you’ll probably want to check out the new Demand 5 app for Windows Phone 8 that just came out. Demand 5 is a video on demand service offered by Channel 5 for those in the UK. You already have a Demand 5 app for your Xbox 360, but now you can get that same content on your mobile device. Details and download links below!

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2 years ago

JDB Pocketware updates Facebook and Social Scout apps, deepens integration

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JDB Facebook and Social Scout Windows Phone apps (both from JDB Pocketware) have been around for some time now.  The two apps helped Windows Phone users keep track of all their Facebook updates and explore the location related side of Facebook.

The most recent updates ( version 1.6.7 for JDB Facebook and version 1.4.1 for Social Scout) provides deep integration that allows the two apps to work more as one in that you can launch Social Scout from within the JDB Facebook app.

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2 years ago

Deal alert: Surface RT with keyboard for just $179.99 (Store only)

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Black Friday isn’t until later this week, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get some crazy good deals today. It may be a generation old and its performance at first was lackluster, but the original Surface RT has new legs with Windows 8.1 installed. Normally at this stage in a products life we might recommend just getting the latest one, here that would be the Surface 2. However, it’s hard to ignore the original Surface when it’s just $179.99 and includes a keyboard. Details below.

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2 years ago

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The Windows Phone Central team returned last week for another podcast. We talked about the Lumia 1520, the Lumia 2520 tablet, Instagram, Microsoft's 'critical mass' and more.

Missed our live show? Then tune into the HD video replay below, stream the audio or download using your favorite podcast app!

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2 years ago

The Nokia Lumia 1520 goes up for pre-order in the UK

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2 years ago

Have the pens at the ready; OneNote receives massive update for Windows 8.1

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Microsoft has today released an update to the OneNote app on Windows 8. The update adds new features and improvements, including note capture with the Share Charm, scanning of items with the camera and the display of recent notes with Page Previews. It's a fairly sizeable upgrade, so hop on past the break to learn what's new in the latest release.

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2 years ago

New Nokia Lumia 2520 ad teases the iPad Air on lack of keyboard, battery

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‘Did I buy the wrong tablet?’ asks an iPad Air user after he discovers Nokia Lumia 2520 in the new video posted on Nokia’s official YouTube channel.

The video features a young guy who’s just got a ‘new, slim, and sleek’ tablet for productivity on the go, and flaunts it around amongst his friends including one pretty girl. He soon discovers though, that he frequently has to go to his laptop since typing on the screen can be a pain and the battery life hurts.

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2 years ago

Deal Alert: Dell Venue 8 Pro 32 GB 8-inch tablet for just $229 (Update 2)

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Update 12:15 PM ET: And gone! You folks sure buy fast, as the deal is now gone. But keep checking, sometimes Amazon brings it back

Update 1:30 PM ET: It may be gone from Amazon, but Costco's now has it for the same price: Store Link. Thanks, bt66, for the tip

We showed you what the Dell Venue 8 Pro was about recently. The 8-inch tablet runs Windows 8.1 (x86, not RT) and it comes in 32 or 64 GB variations. Sporting a Quad-Core Bay Trail processor and 2 GB of RAM with a stellar IPS WXGA 1280 x 800 display, the Venue 8 Pro has become one of favorite tablets in the eight inch range.

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2 years ago

Note takers, take note: Papyrus for Windows Phone is now available

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Although Windows Phone currently lacks proper stylus support, Mother Nature gave you an organic one, your finger. The next issue is needing a decent app that takes advantage of this tool and that’s where Papyrus comes in. Announced back at Nokia World last month, Papyrus is one of two note taking apps to come to Windows Phone, giving users ample choice for handwriting (the other was InNote).

Papyrus 1.0 is now live on the Store and the app is proving to be especially useful if you have a large-screened device like the Lumia 1520. The app features a rich assortment of features, including a Live Tile, pin to Start, different sized lines, color variation for pens, insertion of images and pinch to zoom. Unfortunately there is no backup to SkyDrive, though we suppose that could come out later.

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2 years ago

Skype's Jeff Kunins details upcoming messages fix, teases "fun" things for Windows Phone 8

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Microsoft has confirmed with The Verge that the company is aware of issues with current Skype apps and has been working to address said problems, as well as introduce new features. We've previously looked at how the Skype team will be looking at finally making messages synchronise across multiple platforms, but it's positive to see other issues being targeted.

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2 years ago

Tile Me! adds Twitter background creator with Nokia devices in latest update

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Tile Me! just got an update that makes Twitter profile pages for Windows Phone fans more interesting. In addition to creating a ‘Me tile’ as your profile photo, version 2.7 now has a Twitter background creator. We like the new feature and we think you’ll like it, too!

Are you curious? We’ll show you how Tile Me! looks in a video after the break.

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2 years ago

Fruit Rocks, fighting back the alien invasion one apple at a time

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Fruit Rocks is a Windows Phone game that calls upon you to use fruit trees and rocks to defend Earth against an alien invasion.  The game is a side scrolling action title where you hurl apples and oranges from trees to destroy a variety of aliens that have decided to invade Earth.

The game also includes bonus items that can be shot with your fruit to give you an edge in taking out the alien monsters.  Game play is challenging, cartoon graphics aren’t too shabby, and overall, Fruit Rocks is a fun game to pass the time with.

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2 years ago

Latest ad for the Nokia Lumia 1020 says you don't need to learn the Taekfoto art of combat

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Nokia’s latest ad for the Lumia 1020 in the United Arab Emirates tells viewers you don’t need to learn the art of smartphone combat to get your shot. With the Nokia Lumia 1020, you have a 41-megapixel sensor that helps you zoom in on the action without fighting for the front row. However, if you’re still interested in learning the martial art called Taekfoto, Master Rez-tu-lo shows moves you need to fight your way to get the perfect shot.

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2 years ago

Deal Alert: Nokia Lumia 1020 for $74.99 with contract at Amazon

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The Nokia Lumia 1020 is now only $74.99 at Amazon in the U.S. with a two-year contract. That’s the lowest price we’ve seen for this flagship device on Amazon. The deal is available for customers who want to create a new account or add a new line of service with AT&T. Existing customers who are upgrading have a higher price of $99, which isn’t bad either.

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2 years ago

Deal Alert: Lumia 520 (AT&T GoPhone) for $69 with Amazon Prime

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The Nokia Lumia 520 has been one of the most important phones for Microsoft and Nokia. One estimate by AdDuplex from last month put the Lumia 520 at 33% share of all Windows Phone 8 devices. Not bad when you consider how that phone has only been available for a few months.

Coming in at $99 on AT&T as a pre-paid GoPhone is one heck of a deal. It’s even more of a deal when it’s just $69.99 on Amazon and yes, it’s Prime (that means free shipping for those with Prime accounts). We want to be clear: that’s $69.99 for a no-strings attached Lumia 520. You can throw in any AT&T SIM and get service without a contract, just pay as you go. Already have an AT&T account? You can throw in your existing SIM and start using the Lumia 520 without extending your contract.

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