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2 years ago

Facebook app for Windows Phone gets new Live Tiles, push notifications, login URI and more in huge update

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2 years ago

Vector 24: Benedict Evans on the meaning of really cheap smartphones

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Vector is our cross-site, cross-platform podcast where we analyze the biggest stories with smartest guests in the industry. This week telecom analyst Benedict Evans talks to Rene about what really cheap Android handsets mean for the mobile market, Nokia’s quest for the next billion customers, and who’s buying the iPhone 5c.

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2 years ago

Unibeam, a nifty looking Windows Phone 8 flashlight app

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If you are in the market for a flashlight app, you have plenty of choices in the Windows Phone Store.  Unibeam is one option to consider.

While it can be a challenge to make flashlight apps stand out, Unibeam does so graphically.  The app has a decent feature set but really makes its mark with the graphics and animations that kick in as you activate the light.  It is a very nice looking, eye-catching flashlight app.

Unibeam may just be another Windows Phone 8 flashlight app for some but it takes on the task of shedding a little light on the subject with style.

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2 years ago

Angry Birds updated across the board with new levels and characters!

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If you have be experiencing wantingness for new gaming levels to your favorite Angry Birds game, today is your lucky day.  Updates have gone out to just about every Windows Phone 8 Angry Birds gaming title, adding new levels, characters and features.

We will start with the original Angry Birds game being updated to version 4.0.  Based on the Windows Phone store details the update adds 30 extra levels in a new Short Fuse episode.  You also have 15 new levels in a Birthday Party episode and a new wave bomb feature.

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2 years ago

Hill Climb Racing adds dragster and 2 new levels in the Christmas update

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Windows Phone users have waited a long time to get Hill Climb Racing, but the developers bring the Christmas update for the popular physics-based driving game around the same time on Windows Phone, Android and iOS. Version 1.13 adds 2 new levels and one vehicle.

Don’t worry if you don’t have enough coins to unlock the new items. Watch the video after the break to see what’s new.

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2 years ago

Video Interview with Windows 8.2 Concept Designer Jay Machalani

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Last week we reported on Jay s Windows 8.2 concept design. Many Windows fans around the world looked upon the concept animation and screenshots with awe, at a design that could not help to amaze. This week, we decided to have a virtual sit down with Jay and discuss his motivations for designing the concept as well as the impact it might have on Microsoft’s future designs going forward.

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2 years ago

Bee Leader buzzes its way into Windows and Windows Phone

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Game titles from iOS and Android keep coming to Windows Phone. Here’s another one. Bee Leader is a beautifully designed game with a cool flight model & fun physics. You’re a big bee flying around the world and hovering over flowers to collect nectar. Want to play it on a bigger screen? The Windows version has also just been released.

Head past the break to watch our gameplay video.

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2 years ago

Max: The Curse of Brotherhood draws up on Xbox One

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The Xbox One isn’t due for another retail game release until early 2014. Luckily, early adopters have a steady stream of downloadable releases to keep them busy until then. Peggle 2 (review coming soon) showed up not long ago, and Halo: Spartan Assault is due out on Christmas Eve.

This past Friday another game popped up somewhat unexpectedly: Max: The Curse of Brotherhood from Press Play and Microsoft Studios.

Max: The Curse of Brotherhood is the sequel to Windows Phone 7 launch title Max and the Magic Marker. It also happens to be exclusive to Xbox One and 360, with the 360 version coming later next year. Can a 2D-style platformer still excite the senses on next gen consoles? We just so happen to have video footage of the first two levels to share with you guys. Check it out after the break!

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2 years ago

India's legendary comics, Amar Chitra Katha arrive on Windows 8

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Amar Chitra Katha has played an important part in the childhoods of millions of readers in India. A legendary household name in India, Amar Chitra Katha is India’s leading storyteller and largest comics publisher, and synonymous with Indian fables from the great epics, mythology, history, literature, and oral folktales.

Now you can enjoy Amar Chitra Katha comic titles on Windows 8 devices with the launch of their official app – ACK Comics. Developed by Ninestars' App9 Digital Studio, consumers can now instantly browse, buy, download, and read hundreds of old favorites as well as the latest titles from Amar Chitra Katha.

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2 years ago

Developers: improve the quality of your Windows Phone apps with Bugsensitive

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BugSense (www.bugsense.com) is a handy service for developers building apps on Android, iOS, Windows Phone or using other technologies. Helping content creators develop higher quality apps through bug and crash reporting, analytics and more enables consumers to enjoy apps and games with better experiences.

A new BugSense client has been released for Windows Phone and is a must download for any developer. Say hello to Bugsensitive.

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2 years ago

euronews for Windows Phone 8 now available, the most-watched news channel in Europe

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euronews claims to be the most-watched news channel in Europe. They cover world news and broadcasts in various languages 24 hours a day. Their official app has been available on Android and iOS, but Windows Phone users are no longer left out. The official app has just been released at the Windows Phone Store.

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

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2 years ago

Tank Domination sets its sights on Windows 8 next year [Updated]

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A few months ago, we interviewed Game Insight about their Windows Phone and Windows 8 offerings. The US- and Russia-based publisher has already released My Country and Rule the Kingdom for both platforms. Their sister company NARR8 also offers the NARR8 app on Windows 8. During our talk, they revealed that My Country 2020 would be coming over to Windows devices, as well as future titles.

Now Windows Phone Central is proud to exclusively announce another Game Insight title that will come to Windows 8 in 2014: Tank Domination. The tank combat genre is currently doing big business on multiple platforms, from PC to consoles to mobile. World of Tanks is going strong in beta on Xbox 360, for example. Tank Domination will bring that same style of gameplay to Windows 8. Head past the break for gameplay details, our hands-on video of the iPad version, and more Game Insight news.

Update: The game is currently planned for Windows 8 but not Windows Phone. More details after the break.

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2 years ago

The Skype Collaboration Project: get free group calls and more for 12 months

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Microsoft is currently offering a sweet deal for those who use Skype. The Skype Collaboration Project is a special offer for those who pick up Premium using a voucher code, bagging free group calls, screen sharing, no advertising and even access to live customer support. Usually you'd have to fork out the full price, but with this special offer, you'll get everything for free.

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2 years ago

Fhotoroom for Windows Phone gets new logo, new UI, and more in latest update

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We use Fhotoroom on Windows Phone mostly for editing photos before uploading to Instagram, but the app offers much more than that. It also has a very fast growing community and an advanced built-in camera.

If you’ve been using Fhotoroom, then you should know the app has just received a noteworthy update. The app logo has changed and there are a few tweaks in the user interface. Let’s take a look at the full change log.

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2 years ago

Xbox Video, 500px, Subway Surfers and more are your app highlights of the week

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