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2 years ago

Produce your own beats with Beats Yo! for Windows Phone

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Produce your own beats with Beats Yo! for Windows Phone

Want to produce beats like Dr. Dre? You can try with Beats Yo! for Windows Phone. It is not intended to be a professional level production tool, but rather geared towards entertainment. You have 16 pads with individual volume and grouping controls, and four tracks to record loops to.

There’s a steep learning curve, but you’ll feel really good after your making your fist mix. Head past the break for our hands on video and walkthrough.

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2 years ago

Prepare for animations as GroupMe for Windows Phone gets updated with GIF image support

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2 years ago

Windows Phone Accessory Review: MPow Portable Bluetooth Speaker

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We have plenty of options to consider when shopping for a Bluetooth portable speaker to use with our Windows Phone.  These speakers allow for us to enjoy our music collection without the need to be tethered to our Windows Phones by wired earphones.  MPow has a new Bluetooth speaker that has become available and  is hoping it makes your shortlist while shopping for a portable speaker.

The MPow has a conservative appearance, solid build quality and appealing audio quality.  The speaker also has hands-free calling support so you will not miss a call while enjoying your tunes.  In the short time we've had with the MPow Portable Bluetooth Speaker, it has made a nice impression on us.

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2 years ago

Grab the massive Nokia Lumia 1520 from Vodafone in Turkey

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The Nokia Lumia 1520 is a massive Windows Phone. That's not a negative point. It is big in a good sense. Fans of phablets running Android and other mobile platforms will enjoy the look, feel and impressive display, showing off all your favourite Live Tiles in beautiful 1080p. The smartphone is available at Vodafone in Turkey, should you reside in the region and be actively searching for a deal. Pass the break for the store links.

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2 years ago

Jet-Set Scratch-Off Review: Scratching lottery tickets on Windows Phone and Windows 8

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Gambling is an expensive real life hobby, unless you’re great at it. Gambling games take away the risk and cost (for the most part) and just let you focus on the fun of the game and the rush of winning.

You’ll find plenty of card games on mobile Windows platforms, and even some lighter fare like Bingo. Now we have a full-fledged game devoted to scratch-off tickets (also known as scratch cards): Jet-Set Scratch-Off Gold. It comes from Chicago-based developer Babaroga, maker of Shuffle Party, Zombies!!!, and Lucky Lanes Bowling. You might not expect it, but scratch off tickets adapt surprisingly well to videogame form.

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2 years ago

Microsoft updates Preview for Developers on Windows Phone

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There was a time when a lot of us didn’t have Update 3. It wasn’t until Microsoft announced a Windows Phone Preview for Developers program that allowed a lot of you to grab Update 3 on your handset. They also put out an app, Preview for Developers, that enables you opt into the program on your phone. That little app just picked up an update.

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2 years ago

Windows Phone reportedly grabs 104% Year-over-Year increase for 2013

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There’s no question about it really, Windows Phone is the mobile operating system in third place. Ahead of it are Android and iOS. Android is at the top, with most analysts agreeing that it holds north of 70% of the global mobile market share.

A new report from ABI Research reaffirms market share research from the past few quarters and gives us insight into how Windows Phone is doing globally.

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2 years ago

Ordered a Lumia 2520? Your free Power Keyboard is shipping now

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Did you order a Nokia Lumia 2520 a few months back? It’s a pretty awesome tablet and we’re big fans of it. If you pre-ordered here in the United States you were promised a certain extra goodie with your Lumia 2520. That bonus being the keyboard accessory for the Lumia 2520 that provides a keyboard (duh), two USB ports, and an extra 50% battery thanks to the included battery. After a few months of delay, the Nokia Power Keyboard is finally shipping.

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2 years ago

Updated eBay app for Windows Phone coming in March

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Have you used eBay on Windows Phone recently? If so you probably walked away a little dissatisfied with the experience. Head to the Windows Phone Store and you’ll see it sitting there with an average review of three and a half stars, but a lot of dissatisfied users. It’s not a terrible app per se, it’s just lacking a lot of features and functionality that you’d want in an eBay app. This is especially apparent when compared to the app offering on iOS and Android. No worries though, since eBay is getting an update ready for you.

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2 years ago

Glide for Windows Phone apparently in development

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Heard of Glide? It’s a service that boasts itself as the fastest way to send and receive video messages. If you’ve been a diehard Windows Phone the past few years you probably haven’t paid much attention, mostly because they don’t have an app in the Windows Phone Store. That looks like it’s about to change. A Windows Phone app for Glide is apparently in the works.

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2 years ago

More Windows 8.1 Update 1 leaks appear - shows the ability to run Windows 8 apps on the legacy desktop

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With the number of Windows 8 Update 1 screenshots flooding the web, it feels like the latest operating system update from Microsoft has already hit. In previously leaked screenshots we were able to see the beginning of a merge between Windows legacy applications and Windows 8 applications. We were shown that the operating system update will bring with it the ability to pin your favorite applications to the taskbar. But now, we are seeing possible screenshots of Windows 8 applications being able to run directly on the desktop itself.

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2 years ago

Here's how (and why) Nokia engages with the Windows Phone community

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Nokia is a massive company, there's no disputing that fact, but the manufacturer has been able to engage with its community of consumers and developers successfully since joining Windows Phone (and prior to that too). Interacting with customers and the community in general, whether it be through social media or even hosting themed events, is an important task but Nokia is one of those companies which is easy to approach, no matter who you are.

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2 years ago

Hit-game Flappy Bird to head to Windows Phone and Wunderlist may get a needed update

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File these under hopeful thinking, but Windows Phone users may be in a treat for new apps and games for their devices.

First up is Wunderlist, the popular task management service available on iOS, Android and elsewhere. True fact, it came out on Windows Phone nearly two years ago. You can't download it any longer as it was unpublished. The app was largely ignored, and was rife with bad reviews.

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2 years ago

mTranslator aims to help you with nine regional languages in India

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If you think you can carry a pocket Hindi guide on your trip to India and cover everything, you are clearly mistaken. India is home to several regional languages, and even when I travel to other parts of the country, I often struggle with basic communication and instructions.  Enter our Windows Phone.

mTranslator is an interactive Windows Phone 8 app that allows you to translate English to nine Indian languages. The app is developed by Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC), a premier R&D organization under the Ministry of Communications & Information Technology (MCIT) of Government of India. The app is based on their AnglaMT and Anuvadaksh Machine Translation System.

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2 years ago

Acer's T272HL 27 inch touchscreen monitor - lots of design and little performance

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Windows 8 is an operating system that was without a doubt designed with touch screens at its center focus point. Many laptops and all-in-one PCs are finally designating multi-touch displays as standard instead of an add-on, but what about the desktop user still using a tower style PC? There are a variety of touchscreen monitors out on the market and today we are going to take a look at what is being said to being one of the best – Acer’s T272HL.

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