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2 years ago

Hands on with Royal Revolt 2, coming to Windows Phone and Windows 8 on May 15

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Last year we interviewed Flare Games, makers of the hit Windows Phone and Windows 8 game Royal Revolt. You know, it’s one of those excellent games that some people miss out on because it doesn’t cure their Achievement shakes. But most of actually want to play quality games on our phones and/or tablets of choice, so we were pumped when Flare revealed that Royal Revolt 2 would be coming to Windows Phone during our interview.

Fast-forward to today, and Royal Revolt 2 is nearly upon us! The sequel has already soft launched on Windows Phone and Windows 8 and RT in Canada and Germany and will soon be available in most regions. In fact, Windows Phone Central has exclusive news of the official release date: May 15, less than two weeks from now. In the meantime, we’ve got a hands-on preview video that reveals some of the major changes in Royal Revolt 2.

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2 years ago

Halo television series might have found a co-op partner in Showtime

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This past week we learned those original television programs Microsoft announced over a year ago would finally be available this June. Microsoft is primed to produce some big original content for those on the Xbox One, Xbox 360 and other Microsoft devices. The cornerstone for their original content is most likely going to be their Halo TV series produced by Steven Spielberg. A new report claims that Microsoft is teaming up with Showtime to make it happen.

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2 years ago

Another Case Solved, a fun mystery game for Windows Phone 8

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Another Case Solved is a challenging mystery game for Windows Phone 8 that is a collection of puzzles, riddles and matching games. You play the role of a detective working to get to the bottom of a curious candy conspiracy. Along the way you can pick up small jobs to generate experience and cash as well as tackling the mysteries of the main story line.

We highlighted Another Case Solved last week when it was released and have been able to spend a little time with the game sense. The game made a nice first impression and after playing the game for a few days, the impression hasn't faded by much.

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2 years ago

ixigo Flights Search app, providing a seamless flight planning experience in India

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ixigo.com (pronounced ‘ik-si-go’) is a travel search engine in India. The service acts as an infomediary that aggregates travel websites to compare information and deals. ixigo does not handle bookings but instead redirects the users to book directly from other OTAs (Online Travel Agency).

The official ixigo app - ixigo Flights Search - has recently landed on the Windows Phone Store, and allows you to find the best airfares across India’s leading OTAs like MakeMyTrip, goibibo, via, Expedia, and others.

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2 years ago

Official Arab News app makes its way to the Windows Phone Store

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Arab News, Saudi Arabia's first English-language newspaper has just released their official app for Windows Phone. In addition to its domestic distribution in Saudi Arabia, Arab News has a wide range of international distribution, including United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, Oman, Near East, North Africa, Europe and the USA. Arab News’ mobile app has been available for Android and iOS for a while already, and now Windows Phone users can have it too.

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2 years ago

Bill Gates is no longer Microsoft's largest shareholder

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Bill Gates, ever the philanthropist, has given away his way to no longer being Microsoft's largest shareholder. It's a title Gates had held since founding Microsoft, starting off with a 64% share of the company he co-founded with Paul Allen. But Gate's philanthropic efforts, mostly on behalf of his Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, have steadily eaten away at his share of the company.

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2 years ago

App Update Roundup: Sky Sports News joins Surfy, Infinite Game Stream and more

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Just before you break into the weekend, or the bank holiday weekend for those who support it, we thought we'd fire up a quick roundup for you app fans. Some developers have released new versions of their Windows Phone apps to the store and we'll be taking a look at what's new. Today, we're covering Sky Sports News, Surfy, Infinite Game Stream, among others.

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2 years ago

Sneak peek at aerial dogfighting game Blazin' Aces for Windows Phone

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Earlier this morning we announced that Blazin Aces from Red Dot Lab was headed to Windows Phone next week on May 9. It comes out the same day as iOS, and it is actually beating the Android version to market. I’m a big fan of these games, perhaps due to their arcade style feel, and I really like this one so far.

I promised an early look of the game, including game play, controls and how it all works, so here you are (video after the break). Look for our review next week when the game hits the Store. In the meantime, tell me what you think in comments!

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2 years ago

Xbox One update coming later this month, volume control for apps in Snap coming

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Microsoft’s Xbox One has received numerous updates since it launched last November. It’s been a healthy mix of both big and small updates. Later this month it looks like we’re set to receive another update. This one won’t be major, but it’ll be welcomed by those wanting more audio controls and more. Details on what you can expect after the break.

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2 years ago

5 Differences, a classic game for all ages

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5 Differences, a classic game for all ages

Do you pay attention to detail really well? Find out in this classic game called 5 Differences for Windows Phone. All you need to do is find the five differences in two near identical images in less than 60 seconds. It’s suitable for all ages. Head past the beak to watch our gameplay video on a Nokia Lumia Icon.

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2 years ago

AR.FreeFlight now available for Windows 8, control your Parrot AR.Drone 2.0 quadricopter

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We love when official apps come to Windows Phone and Windows 8. Today we’re getting a new app in the Windows Store that a lot of you drone fans will appreciate. Parrot has just released their official AR.FreeFlight for Windows users. This app will allow you to remotely control their quadricopter, the Parrot AR.Drone 2.0, using your Surface 2 or other Windows 8 device.

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2 years ago

Joe Belfiore just wrapped up his Reddit AMA, here are the highlights

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Microsoft’s Joe Belfiore just wrapped up his first AMA on Reddit. It’s an informal Q&A session with folks in that belong to the Windows Phone section of Reddit. He shared a lot of insight about the current state of Windows Phone. Joe also gave us glimpses into the future. We learned that an official file manager was coming to Windows Phone 8.1 sometime during this month (and even got a first look at it!), we learned that Microsoft is courting Snapchat, we learned about big updates coming to Skype and Facebook and so much more.

Below we’ve pulled out all the info that Joe shared from his AMA. Just sit back and read all his answers right here.

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2 years ago

Tired of Cortana suggesting things to you? Now it's your turn with CORTANA.USERVOICE.COM

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Microsoft is very interested in what you think of their products, and they want your feedback. We’ve seen them take action on this by launching various ‘User Voice’ forums where users can submit feedback and suggestions. But the real cool feature is the ability to ‘vote’ for suggestions. In short, the more votes something gets the more likely Microsoft will take action.

Today, Microsoft has announced a new User Voice built specifically for Cortana, and it can be found at cortana.uservoice.com.

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2 years ago

91% of Windows Phone clicks were only for Camera Roll, urging Photos Hub redesign in 8.1

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Microsoft’s Joe Belfiore shared today why they gave the Photos Hub a drastic makeover in Windows Phone 8.1. For instance, opening the app now takes you directly to your Camera Roll, organized by date instead of the old menu system. This change reflects how iOS also organizes photos, though it deviates significantly from how the old Photos Hub did things.

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2 years ago

Official File Manager for Windows Phone 8.1 due in May, here's what it looks like

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If there’s one feature that people have been asking for on Windows Phone 8.1 is a proper file manager. Developers have been busy making third-party versions, but now Microsoft has announced via Reddit that an official File Manager app is in the works. Even better, the app may be released as early as the end of May. (We stress ‘may’ as things can change, but Microsoft is aiming for that time-frame).

Not much else was revealed about the app, but there were six screenshots posted of what it looks like. Users will be able to create folders, move files and do what comes normal to these types of apps. We’re hoping this quells enthusiasts who want the maximum control over their devices.

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