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2 years ago

Master of music? Prove it with MixMaster for Windows Phone, powered by Nokia MixRadio

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So you've got your headphones on full blast with your favourite playlist wrecking havoc on your ears, but just how knowledgeable are you when it comes to music in general? It's time to put everything you know to the test with MixMaster. The Windows Phone game makes use of Nokia's MixRadio API to bring together intuitive and addictive gameplay.

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2 years ago

Microsoft releases Mahjong and a new Minesweeper for Windows Phone 8

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2 years ago

Ruzzle lands in the Windows 8 Store - get ready to battle with the power of words

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2 years ago

Microsoft Solitaire Collection comes to Windows Phone with Xbox LIVE support

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Great Ceaser’s ghost, Microsoft has finally delivered on one of the all-time time wasters: Solitaire. Not only is this collection of solitary card games now available for Windows Phone 8 devices, but it even comes with Xbox LIVE support for you achievement hunters out there.

Microsoft Solitaire Collection comes in at 42 MB and with five different games, including Klondike FreeCell, Spider, TriPeaks and Pyramid. After 20 years of playing them on various PCs, it’s great to see them finally arrive for Windows Phone 8 in late 2013.

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2 years ago

NASA uses Microsoft's Kinect 2 and Oculus Rift to control space robots

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What could be cooler than robots in space? How about technology that could lead to space robots being controlled via an Oculus Rift and Microsoft’s Kinect 2 technology? NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory is planning to do just that and they have a demo to show off.

The United States’ Space agency, NASA (Nation Aeronautics and Space Administration), has been trying to find a way to control their million dollar robots via modern day natural interface devices. The hunt itself has led NASA to test out devices such as Leap Motion, Microsoft’s Kinect, Oculus Rift, and more.

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2 years ago

Call of Duty: Ghosts update brings bug fixes, tweaks, and new "Heavy Duty" mode

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2 years ago

Download your favorite Instagram videos with InstaVideo Downloader for Windows Phone

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There was a lot of excitement when Instagram introduced video. While we’re still not able to upload videos using the official app on Windows Phone, we can view our friends’ videos. If you’re looking for a way to download your favorite Instagram videos, there’s an app for that at the Windows Phone Store. InstaVideo Downloader provides that feature.

Head past the break to watch our hands on video and walkthrough.

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2 years ago

Rockstar Games on GTA San Andreas for Windows Phone: ‘Coming soon’

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Back at the end of November, Rockstar Games announced that Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas was headed to iOS, Android and Windows Phone in the near future. The revamped popular game going mobile was a big deal, as anything GTA these days rakes in the money.

Since that announcement, we’ve seen San Andreas arrive of iOS and Android, though Windows Phone is still MIA. Some of you have perceived this when making off-topic comments on our articles, in some strange voodoo ritual on our site.

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2 years ago

Xbox Live - Final Fantasy III Windows Phone Achievement Guide

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When the first Final Fantasy arrived on Windows Phone, all of its Achievements were secret and thus couldn’t be viewed by players. We quickly posted a Mini-Achievement Guide to help get players on-track.

Now Final Fantasy III has appeared on Windows Phone, once again with Xbox Achievements. This time, the Achievements aren’t secret. But they do require plenty of time and effort to unlock. You just might need a guide! And wouldn’t you know it? Windows Phone Central is proud to present our latest Achievement Guide, filled with tips and resources for dedicated RPG players and Achievement hunters.

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2 years ago

App Update Roundup: 6tag security fix for hashtags, Disney’s Wreck-it Ralph removes 512 MB support

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Another week, another 6tag update for Instagram lovers. Scratch that, as this is the third update to the app in just four days. Not too shabby.

Likewise, Disney’s Wreck it Ralph gets an update as well, but unfortunately, it’s bad news for Lumia 520 owners and others with 512 MB devices. And finally, the long-awaited Pouch update rolls on out for Pocket users.

It's all here in this morning's app update roundup. Read on for the details.

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2 years ago

Deal Alert: Black Nokia Lumia 520 available for £69.95 at Amazon UK

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Looking for a bargain this New Year? If you're seeking a new smartphone, how about a Nokia Lumia 520? This is the most affordable Windows Phone you can find on the market, but it comes with some sweet features and runs Windows Phone 8 - the latest version of Microsoft's mobile platform operating system. 

Amazon UK currently has the device listed for £69.99 ($115).

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2 years ago

Enjoy placing bets here and there? Try out these official UK betting Windows Phone apps

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The world of betting (and gambling in general) is a popular and successful one. Millions of people engage in exchanges every day, be it on sports, games or other events. We've looked at betting apps in the past, but this is our first regional roundup. Should you reside in the UK, there are a number of official betting apps available on the Windows Phone.

Today, we're looking at Sky Bet, Unibet Betting and Betfred Lotto.

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2 years ago

Nokia Lumia 1320 goes on sale in China for $412 (¥2499), coming to Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore

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Besides the Lumia 525 going wider yesterday in China, the other Lumia phablet aka the Lumia 1320 is finally available as well. Today, China started selling the 6-inch 720P device, which features a 1.7 GHz dual core processor and 8 GB of internal storage.

Announced on Nokia Conversations, the device can be picked up from retailers like JD.com for ¥2499 starting on December 31, which is about $412 off-contract. In addition to China, the budget monster Windows Phone will be hitting Taiwan, Hong Kong and Singapore in the coming weeks.

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2 years ago

Create amazing images from your Nokia Lumia Windows Phone with PicsArt

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PicsArt is a popular photo editor over on iOS and Android platforms and is now available for the Nokia Lumia 1020 and 1520 Windows Phone.  PicsArt is part photo editor, part photo sharing network and part free-hand drawing.

You can edit freshly captured images, pull images from your Windows Phone Pictures Hub, or download images from your Facebook, Flickr, SkyDrive, Picasa, Google or Dropbox accounts.

There is little doubt that PicsArt is a feature rich photo editor that should be well received by the Windows Phone crowd.

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2 years ago

Top Endless Runner Games for Windows Phone

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Top Endless Runner Games for Windows Phone

Windows Phone Central Gaming Roundup: Endless Runners

Endless Runner games, also know to some as Infinite Runner games, are a fantastic way to pass the time with and there are plenty to choose from in the Windows Phone Store.  You know the games, the ones where the gaming character runs, jumps, dodges, and tumbles through various obstacles and dangers.  You run as far as possible before you eventually take a wrong turn, jump a little too late, or otherwise find your character stumble to their fate.

While this genre of games seems to be multiplying faster than weather apps, we shine the light on four of the top rated endless runners that are available in the Windows Phone Store for this week's roundup.  All four titles were highly anticipated titles that are drawn-up nicely and would be a great addition to your Windows Phone gaming library.

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