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2 years ago

Windows Store continues to grow; now hosts 1,000+ Unity apps

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Remember back in June when Microsoft announced their collaboration with Unity and focused on helping developers create applications and publish for Windows platforms? Well, that effort has shown to be well worth the effort. As of today, Microsoft has announced that over 1,000 applications in the Windows Store have been created with the Unity platform.

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2 years ago

Windows Reading List receives new feature in recent Windows 8.1 update

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Windows Reading List is an application that comes preinstalled with all Windows 8.1 machines; it allows users to browse the web and easy save content for later viewing. The software is very similar to other services such as Pocket and Instapaper, but falls short when paired amongst comparable services (no mobile applications, less features, etc.). If you are a fan of Windows Reading list though, you will be excited to hear that the app has received a new feature in its recent update.

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2 years ago

MetroMail becomes the first full-featured Gmail app for Windows Phone 8

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Let’s put aside a moment the disdain many here have for Google and their products. The fact is, a lot of businesses, companies, organizations and even individuals rely on Gmail for their email service and while Windows Phone supports Google Mail directly, it doesn’t have all the bells and whistles that Gmail has on the web.

This morning, MetroMail has become available for Windows Phone 8 users. Mind you, this is no web-wrapper, but a native client. We’ve been beta testing it for a few weeks now and indeed, it’s quite a robust app for those who need all the power of Gmail on their Windows Phone.

MetroMail comes from the developer behind MetroTalk, one of the best Google Voice clients for Windows Phone. He’s spent considerable time on the app, making sure it meets all the needs of those who need archiving, labels or stars on their messages.

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2 years ago

Google updates their search app for Windows Phone, bringing improved voice commands and more

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2 years ago

Apple buys PrimeSense - the company that helped develop Kinect

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Xbox Kinect – some people love it and other loath it. Whether or not you believe that the Xbox’s Kinect accessory is the future of human interaction and gaming or not, it is hard to argue away the amazing technology that is contained within the unit. This technology was actually designed by an Israeli company called PrimeSense – a company that Apple has just bought.

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2 years ago

Verizon announces the Lumia 2520 Windows tablet for $399, due Nov 21

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As expected, Verizon Wireless has just pulled the wraps off the Nokia Lumia 2520 tablet, the first Nokia tablet running Windows RT 8.1. The tablet will run at the retail price of $499 but for a “limited time”, users can sign a two-year contract and receive $100 off. We reported on that sale price two weeks ago and sure enough, Verizon is coming through with the deal. 

The device will drop on Thursday, November 21—one day before AT&T.

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2 years ago

Meet your new favorite web browser – Internet Explorer for Xbox One

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2 years ago

Microsoft releases Office Remote to allow you to control your PowerPoint presentation and more from your Windows Phone

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Microsoft Research has just released an app for Windows Phone called Office Remote. Its function is entirely in the name of the app. Office Remote gives you power over desktop applications in the Office suite when you’re doing something like a presentation. It’s an app that we should have had from day one on Windows Phone 7, but it’s now here. Let’s check it out.

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2 years ago

Stream those festive movies with SlingPlayer for Windows 8.1, launching this December

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Sling Media (www.sling.com) has refreshed its apps for iOS, as well as launching a brand spanking new channel for Roku players, but the company has its sights set on Windows 8.1. Should you not be familiar with the service, they have a streaming device available for your TV. The device allows you to stream your TV/Cable, DVD and more over the Internet, allowing you watch TV remotely.

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2 years ago

Kingdoms & Lords In-App Purchase Guide

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Kingdoms & Lords In-App Purchase Guide

Gameloft’s previous Xbox Windows Phone 8 release Six-Guns had so many different in-app purchases that we published a lengthy guide just to cover them all. Seriously, virtually every aspect of that game had an IAP component, with some feeling less optional than others. The purchase model diminished what would otherwise be one of the best action games on the platform (though I still enjoyed it).

Kingdoms & Lords takes a much different approach, as only one thing costs real money: diamonds. Players can earn the sparkly gems by leveling up and completing story battles against bosses, but that’s about it. Run out and you might be inclined to buy more. Just what should you spend them on, anyway? Read our latest In-App Purchase guide to find out!

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2 years ago

Nokia Lumia 1520 Protective Cover – A closer look

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Following the full review of the forthcoming Lumia 1520, it seems appropriate to show the CP-623 cover in more detail.

The Protective Cover for the Lumia 1520 comes in Red or Yellow and it will cost around $40. Currently, the Microsoft Store has it listed as out of stock, but presumably the case should be available this Friday. It’s not clear if AT&T Stores will offer the cover, though AT&T sometimes passes on official Nokia accessories.

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2 years ago

WhatsApp getting new history settings to help you easily clear past conversations

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WhatsApp, the popular cross-platform messenger, will soon sport the ability for you to easily clear messages in conversations. The beta version of the app (2.11.309) has been bumped with this functionality, showing off exactly what's on the way to the live release.

If you've been holding out for a way to effectively clear messages older than a certain date, without removing the entire conversation then this will be for you.

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2 years ago

Nokia Lumia 1520 Review

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Nokia Lumia 1520 Review

Nokia’s latest Lumia features a massive 1080P 6-inch display and a Quad-Core processor, making it the most powerful Windows Phone to date

Back in April, reports began circulating that the Windows Phone 8 operating system would receive support for large, high resolution displays later in the year. Android has had such support for a long time, and Samsung’s success with its Galaxy Note line suggests that consumers want big screens, no matter what the tradeoffs. This Friday, November 22nd, Nokia and AT&T are finally firing back with the first 1080P Windows Phone: the Lumia 1520.

Make no mistake, it’s a massive phone with a 6-inch display and support for a powerful new processor, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800. The question is, is it too unwieldy to use for the average consumer? How good is it and perhaps more importantly, who’s it designed for?

Windows Phone Central answers these questions in more in our comprehensive look at the colossal Nokia Lumia 1520.

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2 years ago

Vserv.mobi launches advertising SDK for Windows Phone; announces $100,000 challenge on DVLUP

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Vserv.mobi, the mobile advertising company focused on emerging markets, has announced its Windows Phone 8 SDK to enable advertising based monetization for Windows Phone developers.

The service includes a downloadable SDK that allows developers and multi-app publishers to integrate over 10 mobile ad formats. It also enables premium full screen launch, exit ads, global hybrid mediation, and analytics.

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2 years ago

MoWeather HD, a beautiful weather app for Windows Phone 8

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Yes, we know it's a crowded field with regards to Windows Phone weather apps with plenty of quality apps to choose from.  However, we ran across a marvelous looking Windows Phone 8 weather app the other day and felt compelled to share.

MoWeather HD is a relatively new weather app and presents things in a very eye appealing fashion. From the weather backgrounds to the animated weather information, MoWeather HD is an attractive app making it stand out in a sea of weather apps.

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