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2 years ago

In 10 days you'll be able to ragequit Flappy Bird on Windows Phone

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Dong Nguyen's hit-game Flappy Bird is on its way to Windows Phone, that we already know. But what we didn't know was an expected date. The developer took to Twitter to reveal that Flappy Bird has been submitted to the store and needs to be approved by Microsoft. This means the game is well on its way and it shouldn't be too long until we're able to ragequit while mobile. 

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2 years ago

Nokia’s HERE Mapping data get offline support for Sochi Olympics

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Late last week, we broke the news about offline mapping data being updated by Nokia’s HERE team. In case you missed it, you’ll want to download the latest version of your mapping data (not the app itself) for lots of small changes and refinements. Some of those changes include house numbers for seven European countries, extended woodland coverage and Hindi support.

When we spoke with HERE team member Pino Bonetti about what the update entailed, he promised one more ‘surprise’ coming on Monday. Well, looking at our calendar, that day is today, and as it turns out, the Sochi Olympics are on Nokia’s radar.

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2 years ago

EE and Three to invest £1 billion in 4G UK network infrastructure and share upgrade costs

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UK mobile operators Three and EE (Everything Everywhere) are to invest £1 billion in a shared 4G network agreement. According to the Financial Times, the two companies will work together by sharing mast and backhaul transmission costs as part of the joint investment in UK infrastructure. The goal is to provide greater flexibility for the two networks to control speeds and coverage, as well as improving efficiency of provided services as a whole. 

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2 years ago

Vector 28: Making media truly mobile

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Vector 28: Making media truly mobile

Vector is our cross-site, cross-platform technology and analysis show where we talk about the biggest stories and issues in mobile with the smartest people in the business. In this week's episode, Chris Harris of Glide joins Rene to talk about the future of digital publishing, whether old media companies can adapt, if music, video, and text will become one and the same, and meeting the needs of mobile.

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2 years ago

Windows Phone Twitter clients glƏƏk! and Cowlick! updated with instant push notifications

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2 years ago

Simple Calendar starts the new month with an update for transparent Live Tiles and more

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Simple Calendar is a minimalist calendar client with a focus on content as opposed to cluttering the UI, much like Windows Phone in general. This latest release isn't a massive upgrade to the experience, but does include new features opening up new functionality. We've previously highlighted Simple Calendar for its simply stunning use of the Modern UI, especially regarding the Live Tiles. Speaking of which, head past the break to see what's new.

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2 years ago

Location Finder updated, adds integration with Nokia HERE apps

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Location Finder is a Windows Phone app that goes beyond identifying where you are but also provides geocoding, reverse geocoding, Live Tile support, the ability to generate directions to saved locations and Skydrive backup for locations.   

The Windows Phone 8 version of the navigation app was updated the other day to version 2.5 and adds integration with Nokia’s HERE apps and your Windows Phone Peoples Hub.  You also have the obligatory performance enhancements and minor bug fixes but integration would have to be the key word with this update.

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2 years ago

Flower Garden, a virtual garden for Windows Phone 8

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If you lack a green thumb, take a look at the Windows Phone 8 game Flower Garden.  The game lets you grow a variety of flowers from your own back patio garden.

Fertilize your flowers and when you grow them to full bloom, you can cut them and build a lovely bouquet arrangement that can be shared with friends, family and significant others.  Flower Garden is an interesting interactive game for Windows Phone 8 but may have limited appeal.

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2 years ago

Dell's Latitude E7440 - A business Ultrabook set to redefine standards

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When Dell’s Latitude 7000 series laptop showed up at our doorstep for review, there was one simple word that came immediately to mind – “Wow”. The new 7000 series machines from Dell are not only a new standard for Dell, but also a new standard for business machines all around. Read on as we take an in-depth look at the design, performance, and value of Dell’s latest creation.

The Latitude 7000 series we received for review is the 14-inch variation from the series, known as the E7440.  The machine is simply a black beauty once it is unwrapped from its eco-friendly packaging; well-modeled industrial design and choice building materials make the E7440 a laptop to admire.

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2 years ago

Nokia kicks off #LumiaBizTrial, offering free Windows Phones for UK businesses to trial

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Nokia today announced #LumiaBizTrial, a campaign offering businesses within the UK the opportunity to trial Lumia Windows Phones for free. Businesses that enter the programme will be provided with Nokia Lumia 925, Lumia 625 and Lumia 520 units to demonstrate how Nokia and Microsoft technologies can compliment other systems already utilised by employees. A "highly personalised service pack" will also accompany the devices to illustrate the benefits of using Lumia Windows Phones for business.

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2 years ago

Grab the latest version of GimmalPoint for free with exclusive WPCentral promotion

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GimmalPoint (www.gimmalpoint.com) for Windows 8 and Windows Phone enables consumers to connect to SharePoint and view documents, sites, lists, libraries and more in multiple views. It’s billed as the most featured-rich solution available on Microsoft’s app stores and is developed by Liquid Daffodil.

We've covered these apps in the past, passing through beta testing and going gold. Today, we’re looking at a significant update. But not only do we have a new release, but there is a special offer exclusively available for Windows Phone Central readers.

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2 years ago

Windows 8.1 Update 1 leaks onto the web - confirms much of what we suspected

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With all of the Windows 8.1 Update 1 screenshots that have been leaking onto the web over the past couple of weeks, it wasn’t long before we expected a copy of the actual operating system to show up for us to jump on. A pre-release build of the upcoming update from Microsoft entitled “9600.16596.WINBLUES14_GDR_LEAN.140114-0237”, has made its way onto the World Wide Web in the 64-bit architecture flavor.

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2 years ago

Microsoft releases official 2014 Super Bowl commercial, shows how they are changing the world with technology

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Yesterday we shared a few of the videos Microsoft had released in anticipation of the company’s upcoming sixty second long Super Bowl Commercial. Now, to the joy of many, the official short is available to watch on the company’s YouTube channel. Just as our UK Editor, Richard Edmonds stated yesterday – it “will pull at your heart strings”.

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2 years ago

Windows Phone Central to judge the Big Indie Pitch event at Apps World

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Windows Phone Central has a proud tradition of providing live coverage from a variety of gaming events. We’ve brought you news and interviews from E3, Game Developer’s Conference, Casual Connect, and more. If there are Windows Phone, Windows 8, or Xbox games to be played – we’ll be there.

This week we’ll be attending a new mobile industry event for the first time: Apps World. This one takes place at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, California on February 5th and 6th. Apps World is a special event for us because I’ll be judging at a contest for game developers called the Big Indie Pitch during the event. The Big Indie Pitch is open to the public if you register in advance. Head past the break for more details!

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2 years ago

The Sims FreePlay gets Adulthood update, we guide you through it

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With all the neglect we’ve seen the Xbox Windows Phone versions of multiplatform games receive, Electronic Arts’ treatment of The Sims FreePlay is nothing short of amazing. Since debuting in September of last year, FreePlay has been updated four times already. These updates contain more than simple bug fixes. They tweak the gameplay and add new content and quests to the game. Each time FreePlay receives a major update on iOS and Android, a Windows Phone update follows closely behind.

The latest Sims FreePlay to arrive adds two huge new quests: “Adulthood” and “Seniors.” By completing these quests, players can advance their teenage Sims to adulthood and even grow regular Sims into wrinkly old elderly Sims. More details and quest walkthroughs after the break!

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