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2 years ago

Ninja Jump, an upwardly mobile Windows Phone game

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Ninja Jump is a simple, mildly challenging Windows Phone game that has you running up walls, dodging enemy ninjas and other dangers.  Consider it an infinity running game that has you running up the walls instead of across the landscape.  The higher you climb, the higher your score. 

Graphics are nice (although tiny), game pace quick and overall Ninja Jump is not a bad choice if you are looking for a casual game to help you pass the time with.

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2 years ago

Nimbuzz brings cheap international calls to Windows Phone 8 in latest update

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As part of their latest update, Nimbuzz (www.nimbuzz.com) has introduced VoIP calling to allow users to buy NimbuzzOut credits and make cheap international calls to mobile and landline over WiFi or 3G, using your Windows Phone 8 device.

The 1.1.5 update includes NimbuzzOut, a guided tour, some bug fixes, and overall performance improvements.

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2 years ago

MobiKwik, popular Virtual Wallet service from India, arrives on Windows Phone

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MobiKwik is a fast growing mobile wallet service in India with popular Android and iOS apps. Finally, the app arrived on Windows Phone over the weekend, allowing users the convenience and security to purchase goods and services on third party merchant websites, recharge prepaid and post-paid mobile, television/DTH, data cards and make bill payments for broadband/landline phones, electricity, gas, and insurance.

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2 years ago

You can now order the Lumia 2520 through Verizon, price starts at $399

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2 years ago

Nokia Lumia 2520 Review

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Nokia Lumia 2520 Review

Nokia is bringing their first Windows RT 8.1 tablet to market, but is it the right choice?

In a few hours, Nokia’s first Windows RT 8.1 tablet goes on sale in the US on Verizon (AT&T gets it just 24 hours later). It’s a momentous step both for Nokia and Microsoft, who so far have had a tough sell with the RT. In fact, Microsoft and Nokia are the last two manufactures to offer the stripped down version of Windows, with other OEMs opting for the more powerful 32-bit version on an Intel Atom or i5 processor.

So does Nokia have what it takes to spark some life back into the Windows tablet market? And what about Microsoft’s own Surface 2? Read on for our full review of the Nokia Lumia 2520 tablet.

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2 years ago

Nokia MixRadio branding replaces Nokia Music on Windows 8 app in latest update

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2 years ago

On a rainy day, Windows Phone Central visits Electronic Arts headquarters to play

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The Xbox One launch is fast approaching, with many game publishers lined up to publish launch titles for the new console. One of those publishers is Electronic Arts, who have Battlefield 4 and Need for Speed: Rivals ready for Xbox One.

In celebration if the impending launch, EA invited us to their headquarters in Redwood City, CA to check out a couple of Xbox One exclusive titles they have coming in the months ahead. We can’t talk about those games just yet, but I can share my experiences and impressions of the gigantic publisher’s sprawling base of operations.

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2 years ago

ProShot receives a considerable update, adds a new filter editor, Nokia Lumia 1020 support and more

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ProShot is a feature rich camera app for Windows Phone 8 that provides users with a significant amount of control over their Windows Phone camera.  The app was updated today to version 3.0 and delivers a decent amount of new features and the customary user interface tweaks and bug fixes.

The stand out feature with the version 3.0 update is a real time filter editor that is a new in-app purchase ($.99).  The filter editor makes available a handful of preset effects filters as well as an editor that you can use to create your own filters.

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2 years ago

Mint for Windows Phone arrives in the Store, but you can’t have it yet

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It looks like today wasn’t going to all be about Instagram and Waze, as the official Mint app (www.mint.com) was also close to release. At least, that’s what the November 20 Store listing from Intuit Inc. suggests. Mint was announced as coming to Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8 back in June and it looks to be readying for launch. The popular financial management app is wanted by many who rely on the service, especially to access it on the go.

Reader of the site Travis B. passed on the link to us, which also has a single screenshot from the forthcoming app. However, if you click to download Mint, you are met with an error stating you don’t have permission to download, hinting that this is not yet public.

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2 years ago

Download the Xbox One "day one offline update" on your PC to avoid busy Xbox servers

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It's already set in stone that Microsoft's next-generation console, the Xbox One will require a day one patch - just like the PlayStation 4. Unfortunately, with the next Xbox, you'll not be able to play any games (or really do anything at all) until you've installed the update.

Luckily, should you be afraid that something may go wrong on the day to prevent you from getting on with some gaming, Microsoft has made an offline version of the day one patch available for manual installation via a USB drive.

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2 years ago

Hands on with the official Instagram app for Windows Phone 8

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We waited a very long time, but it’s finally here! The official Instagram app for Windows Phone is now live at the Windows Phone Store. We’ve been using third-party apps like 6tag, but we’re finally happy to say there’s an official app. We put the app in front our camcorder to show you how it looks on our phone. Watch the video after the break!

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2 years ago

6snap, the unofficial Snapchat client for Windows Phone 8, is now available

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If there’s one app left standing for Windows Phone users, it would be Snapchat. The popular photo messaging app that allows your pics to ‘expire’ after a pre-determined viewing time does not have an official client for Windows Phone, but today we have the next best thing.

Developed by Rudy Huyn, the mind behind 6tag and 6sec, also very popular unofficial apps for Instagram and Vine, 6snap has been in the works for the last few weeks. Today, the app is available to all with Windows Phone 8 devices and it does not disappoint.

Head past the break for our video first-look and more information on where to get it.

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2 years ago

Xbox One will have a dedicated YouTube App out of the gate

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It will not be long until the Xbox One consoles will find their way to entertainment centers and we are pleased to share that a dedicated YouTube app will be available from day one.

Microsoft Xbox team member Larry Hryb (aka @majornelson) shared the good news over on Twitter about an hour ago.  We do not know whether or not if the app will be a “view only” type app or if it will have Kinect integration for recording and uploading videos.

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2 years ago

Microsoft says Windows Phone has hit ‘critical mass’ with latest app push

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Has Windows Phone finally come of age? Microsoft emphatically says 'yes'

With today’s announcement that Instagram has arrived for Windows Phone along with Waze (Mint and Xbox Video are still “coming soon”), Windows Phone as an operating system has finally reached a significant turning point. At least according to Microsoft.

We recently sat down with Todd Brix, General Manager, Windows Apps and Store at Microsoft, who walked us through some of the recent accomplishments. Brix and Microsoft are claiming that with the recent spate of app releases, a “critical mass” has finally pushed Windows Phone into the big leagues. Windows Phone now has parity on most of the top download apps found on iOS and Android with an “85% overlap” in top-25 titles, according to the company.

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2 years ago

Show off your incredible Windows Phone photography in our Instagram forum

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Instagram has officially launched on Windows Phone, as a beta at least. That said, many of you are already downloading the app and publishing content on the social network. While there are third-party apps already available on the store, the official app is finally here and we'd like to see what you've all been able to produce on the Windows Phone Central forum.

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