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2 years ago

From Cheese, a Windows Phone 8 puzzle game with a smelly twist

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From Cheese is an interesting puzzle game for Windows Phone 8 where you lead a hungry little mouse through a maze to a block of cheese.  The smelly twist is that you guide the mouse by the cheese’s aroma, drawing a path for the mouse to follow from the cheese.

From Cheese has fifty-eight levels of reverse-logic puzzles full of obstacles and dangers to work around to get your mouse to his dinner.

It may be another puzzle game for Windows Phone 8 but From Cheese’s approach to solving the puzzles makes it an appealing new addition to our Windows Phone gaming library.

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2 years ago

Into the Dead, intense zombie game from iOS and Android now on Windows Phone

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Into the Dead is an intense game. It throws you into a dark field full of zombies and you have to run past them. Do what you have to in order to stay alive. Keep moving and protect yourself by any means necessary. Into the Dead has been available on iOS and Android, but now Windows Phone users can play it, too.

Head past the break to watch our gameplay video.

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2 years ago

Weather Hound ends the year with another update, adds wide tile support

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Weather Hound is a simple Windows Phone 8 weather app that provides you with the basics on the current weather conditions, an hourly forecast and a seven-day, extended forecast.  You can track the weather based on your current location or set a fixed location in the app’s settings.

Weather Hound was updated today to version 1.2.1 that adds doublewide tile support.  The wider Live Tile displays your current conditions along with a three day, extended forecast.

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2 years ago

Windows Phone Central Best of 2013 Awards

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2013 was a break-out year for Windows Phone and Windows. Not only did more Windows-powered smartphones and tablets end up in the hands of eager users, but developers big and small jumped on board. Not just that, but we saw a whole range of new hardware, from smartphones packed with more megapixels than a mighty DSLR to handsets so affordable they almost seem like they could be bought with the change in your pocket. It was quite a year, that 2013.

So we asked you to help us recognize the best if the best for the year in Windows Phone. We took your nominations, and you voted on the finalists, and with more than 110,00 votes logged, it's time to reveal the winners.

2 years ago

The best Windows 8 apps to begin 2014 (Part One)

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You might have just picked up a great new Windows 8 machine for the holidays, or perhaps you’ve been using one for a while now; either way – we have compiled the largest list of the best Windows 8 applications in the Windows Store, just for your pleasure.

We have taken every single category in the Windows Store and decided to pick the top three applications for each. This is part one of the list and will cover Social, Entertainment, Photo, Music & Video, Sports, Books & Reference, News & Weather, Health & Fitness, and Food & Dining applications. We hope you enjoy part one of the list, and if there is something that you love, be sure to share it in the comments and let other readers experience it for themselves!

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2 years ago

Sony and Microsoft reportedly in talks for a Windows Phone device in 2014

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File this under wishful thinking, but The Information, a new tech website founded by former Wall Street Journal reporter Jessica Lessin, is reporting that Sony and Microsoft are in talks for a new Windows Phone next year. The report cites an unnamed but trusted source on the matter, though they note that nothing is yet signed between the companies.

Should such a deal come forward, it will reportedly fall under Sony’s VAIO brand, which has seen modest success in the Windows 8 world. Sony used to make reasonably successful Windows Mobile devices, and they were on board with Windows Phone 7, back when Microsoft announced the OS in Barcelona in early 2010. In fact, Sony Ericsson had the ‘Jolie’ prototype circulating before backing out at the last minute.

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2 years ago

Deal Alert: Note+, Stopwatch+ and Counter+ available free for a limited time

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In celebrating New Year’s, a trio of simple productivity apps for Windows Phone 8 will be available free through the first week of the New Year.

Note+, Stopwatch+ and Counter+ are all available for Windows Phone 7.x and 8 devices and will be marked down to free apps later this evening.  The sale is for a limited time and it is our understanding will only last a week.

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2 years ago

Nokia Lumia 1320 – Unboxing and first impressions of the budget friendly phablet

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I reviewed the Lumia 1520 and even did a follow up on living with the monster 6-inch Windows Phone. Today, I’m taking a look at the brand new Lumia 1320, a more budget friendly version of the high end Nokia device. Running between $350 and $400 off contract in various markets, including China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Singapore, the Lumia 1320 looks to be a winner for those wanting something a bit larger.

My Lumia 1320 just showed up, so we figured we would show you folks around the latest Lumia to grace our site. So grab a hot coffee and watch the unboxing video with a quick device tour. We’ll even throw in some high quality photos as well.

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2 years ago

MyAppFree kicks off 2014 with NinjaCat Bombay as the next free deal

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2 years ago

WeChat for Windows Phone gets updated with more stickers and email linkage

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If you're not familiar with WeChat for Windows Phone, it's a popular communication and social networking app that is available for both Windows Phone 7 and 8 owners. The service itself is more popular in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Southeast Asia and India, boasting over 300 million users spread around the globe. Today, we're looking at version 5 hitting the store.

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2 years ago

Get Sleeping Dogs and Lara Croft for Xbox 360 free with January's Games with Gold

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2014 is almost upon us. With the new year comes another month of free Games with Gold titles for Xbox 360 owners. Last month we got an oldie-but-goodie retail title (Gears of War) and a decently-liked XBLA game: Shoot Many Robots. So what does Microsoft have in store for the New Year?

This month, Xbox Live Gold subscribers will first get Sleeping Dogs from Square Enix. Released in August 2012, this makes the newest retail title that the program has offered so far. Starting on January 16th, XBLA hit Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light from Eidos/Square-Enix will be the next free game. Guardian of Light is the first and only Tomb Raider game with cooperative multiplayer, and a must-play if you haven’t already got it.

More details and download links after the break!

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2 years ago

Angry Birds Star Wars II for Windows Phone gets the REAL Battle of Naboo update this time

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Last week, Rovio was kind enough to update all of their Angry Birds games for Windows Phone 8 with new content. This included an update for Angry Birds Star Wars II, which was supposed to bring the Windows Phone version in-line with the December 5th iOS update.

For some reason, the new “Battle of Naboo” levels did not show up for many Windows Phone users after installing the update. We’ll never know what went on there, but it hardly matters any more. Today the game received an update that corrects the issue with the previous patch. At last we can battle for Naboo like the cool kids are doing!

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2 years ago

Love Readit for Windows Phone? Windows 8 version is now in development

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2 years ago

FilmOn TV launching beta streaming app for Windows Phone, sign up now to get on board

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Besides using your Windows Phone for calls and text messages, the next best thing is evidently media. And that includes watching TV on the go. While Hulu remains the king of mobile TV here in the US, its limited region access prevents it from being a global phenomenon. Luckily, Windows Phone users are about to get another service for their trusty phones.

FilmOn (http://www.filmon.com) is a company started in 2006 and they bring 500 live streaming TV channels and video on demand channels to the ‘net and increasingly, mobile. They already have apps for iOS, Android and even BlackBerry, so it’s about time Windows Phone gets on board. The company has had some legal issues, namely from US broadcasters who don’t want their content re-broadcasted, but evidently FilmOn won an appeals and they can still broadcast. It's seriously a neat service, especially if you're "cord cutters" like ourselves.

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2 years ago

Official Arabian Radio Network Windows Phone apps let you tune in to your favorite stations

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Nokia has partnered with the Arabian Radio Network (www.arnonline.com) in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to bring numerous apps for their radio stations to Windows Phone. This is a massive move for the platform since some of these stations are among the most popular in the region. Head past the break to see which stations are available.

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