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2 years ago

How to fix the Xbox One black screen of death (and it's only temporary)

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The most recent update for the Xbox One improved stability and added new functionality to Microsoft’s gaming console, but it has also had an unintended consequence: it has also made the system a bit less stable in other ways. Reports are surfacing around the web that users are experiencing what we are calling the black screen of (temporary) death. The software glitch is annoying, but if you encounter it there is an easy fix: reboot.

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2 years ago

Read your favorite newspapers with PressReader for Windows Phone and Windows 8

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Can’t get enough news? Then you’re going to want to check our PressReader for Windows Phone. It’s a popular application from iOS and Android that gives you a more traditional newspaper reading experience, but on your tablets, PC’s and smartphones. Just as you wouldn’t judge a book by its cover, don’t just an app by its screenshots. PressReader is awesome.

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2 years ago

Review - Incipio Feather Snap On Case for Nokia Lumia 1020

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2 years ago

Official IBNLive app for Windows 8 now available

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Earlier today, we wrote about the Firstpost app for Windows 8 from Network 18. The group has also released the official IBNLive app for Windows 8. There’s an IBNLive app for Windows Phone for quite some time now, and the Windows 8 app is a welcome addition.  

IBNLive (ibnlive.com) is a comprehensive news portal that complements the network’s news channels. The Windows 8 app provides news from India, along with videos and photo galleries, as well as live scores. You can also watch Network 18’s news channels – CNN-IBN, IBN7, and IBN Lokmat live from within the app.

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2 years ago

Outlook.com turns a year old - will give away prizes today to celebrate the occasion

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Microsoft purchased its first email service, Hotmail, almost seventeen years ago from founders Sabeer Bhatia and Jack Smith. After a $400 million, exchange and effort to move the service from a Linux based operating system to Windows 2000 – MSN Hotmail, as we knew it was born.

Now in the year 2014, a year after Outlook.com took over the reins and stepped down from its “preview” state to replace MSN Hotmail – Microsoft is ready to celebrate and look back at what the product has brought to consumers around the globe. Moreover, do not have any doubts, Microsoft considers Outlook.com as “the best email choice for people around the world” and the service’s 420 million active users helps to support that claim.

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2 years ago

Feedback needed on switching from Galaxy S to the Nokia Lumia 520

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If you are looking for a budget Windows Phone, the Nokia Lumia 520 may very well be the best option to pursue. WPCentral member gameson is considering picking a Lumia 520 for his father who is currently using a Samsung Galaxy S (first generation).

Gameson has started a discussion seeking feedback on the Lumia 520 in the WPCentral forums in hopes of getting a better handle on this economy oriented Windows Phone.

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2 years ago

Lottery Results for Windows Phone keeps you in the loop with life changing numbers

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Millions of people participate in lottery draws with hopes to win jackpot prizes and change their lives for the better. To help keep up-to-date with frequent results from multiple lotto draws, Lottery Results for Windows Phone is a gorgeous companion app, enabling users to check numbers when on the move. It's worth noting that this app is restricted to certain draws and is not available in the US.

Head past the break to check out details, store links and results past the break.

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2 years ago

Meet UI CENTRIC, a consultancy creating incredible apps for Microsoft platforms

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Windows Phone Central visits the Windows 8 and Windows Phone development group UI CENTRIC

Located several floors up in an unassuming east London building is a quiet office where some of the most creative and beautiful experiences available on Windows Phone and Windows 8 are being developed. You may have never heard of them, but the guys at UI CENTRIC have produced quality apps that you’ve most likely enjoyed if you’ve been an avid Windows Phone user. We recently had the chance to visit that office and chat with CEO Dan Ulzhoefer, to find out how they work, what they’re most proud of, and their plans for the future.

Dan had some great experience to share which we’re sure would benefit any developers reading this article. UI CENTRIC are currently hiring developers with a passion for Windows Phone or Windows 8, so if that sounds like you, check out the interview below for more details on how to contact them.

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2 years ago

Fall Out Boy and Flappy Bird collide in new game on Windows Phone

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2 years ago

Windows Phone 8.1’s Battery Power Sense will bring fine-grain control over apps

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The SDK leak for Windows Phone 8.1 keeps churning up little tidbits. Earlier today, the big news was the swipe-keyboard function, shown in a hands on video. This afternoon, a new morsel has shed some light onto the new Battery Power Sense.

Currently in Windows Phone 8, consumers have a Battery Saver section under settings. That looks to be renamed to Battery Power Sense, with Battery Saver falling under it in 8.1. It will offer deeper level functionality, including seeing specifically which apps draw the most juice from your battery.

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2 years ago

Lumia Black hitting Nokia Lumia 920 on Rogers today

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Attention Canada: Nokia Lumia 920 owners on Rogers can expect to see the Lumia Black firmware update made available today. The Lumia Black update incorporates Windows Phone 8 Update 3 started rolling out across the globe two months ago, so Canada's largest carrier has been a bit slow on the uptake. But according to an update roadmap post in the Rogers Community Forums, 920 owners on Rogers are scheduled to start seeing Lumia Black today (three days after Samsung Ativ S users on Rogers saw GDR3)

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2 years ago

Verizon Lumia 822 now receiving Black software update

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It’s just after 1PM ET, so the flood gates are open for the Lumia Black firmware and Update 3 OS update. We just confirmed that the Nokia Lumia 822, a Verizon exclusive, is now getting that update.

To check, head into your phone’s Settings and select Phone Update > Check for Updates. Users should be on Wi-Fi to do the update, as it contains an OS and firmware update.

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2 years ago

Pocket Avenger escapes the zombie menace, lands on Windows Phone

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There are lots of ways to discover new games for Windows Phone. We often rely just as much on our readers as we do developers and publishers to find interesting games to write about. There’s always a gaming discussion going on in the Windows Phone Central gaming forum, where loyal reader John Lompard has created a thread dedicated to newly released Windows Phone games.

John’s initial discoveries include a very cool endless runner called Pocket Avenger from Pine Entertainment, which I’ve really gotten into after a short play session. Play as a survivor of the zombie apocalypse who must run, jump, and kill hordes of zombies in order to stay alive. Did I mention the game is free to play and prettier than your average zombie?

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2 years ago

Deal Alert: T-Mobile Nokia Lumia 925 available for $289 at Newegg

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The Nokia Lumia 925 is a unique Windows Phone in that the chassis design differs from the usual Lumia polycarbonate cases. Sporting an aluminium side, the Lumia 925 is a premium Windows Phone 8, which will be updated with the 8.1 (aka 'Blue') update when released. This makes it both future proof and a superb catch when a special offer is published.

Cue Newegg where consumers can pick up the Lumia 925 for just $289.

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2 years ago

Nokia teases ‘X’ Android phone for Mobile World Congress, new branding render reveals more

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It should be no secret that next week in Barcelona, Nokia is going to announce the Nokia X, their low-cost Android phone, running a forked version of the open source OS. The phone will reportedly come with its own Nokia Store, and suite of Microsoft and HERE apps to round it out. While not a flagship Android device by any means, it will still get a lot of press attention due to sensational headline possibilities.

Last week, Nokia temporarily switched their social media outlets from Nokia Blue to Nokia Green. We told you that too was a tease for ‘Normandy’, though many still want to believe in some new Windows Phone magic. Today, Nokia has gone further with a new green banner on Conversations.

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