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2 years ago

1Alarm, a no-frills alarm for Windows Phone 8

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1Alarm, a no-frills alarm for Windows Phone 8

1Alarm is a simple, easy to use alarm app for Windows Phone 8.  It is a single alarm without many bells and whistles, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing.  The app makes use of gesture controls and a unique time setting interface to help the app stand out a bit.

While there are some functionality restrictions do to the Windows Phone OS, 1Alarm is not a bad option to consider if you are looking for a clean, easy to use alarm app for your Windows Phone 8 device.

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2 years ago

EE in the UK announce a new 4G roaming deal with AT&T - more carriers to follow

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UK network EE has today announced it has teamed up with AT&T to offer visitors to the UK 4G LTE services, with more carriers to follow suit in the New Year. What this means (initially) for AT&T Windows Phone customers who pop over the pond is that they will automatically pick up the EE 4G network as long as you have a 4G enabled device. 

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2 years ago

Sozoom for Lumia 1020 and 1520 adds better handling of portrait photos in latest update

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The Nokia Lumia 1020 and Lumia and 1520 have incredible cameras that let you zoom in to your subjects while maintaining high image quality. You can thank the 41 and 20 megapixel sensors respectively in these Nokia PureView cameraphones. One app that does an excellent job of showing off the zoom power on these two devices is Sozoom for Windows Phone. If you already have the app, you should know that it has just received an update.

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2 years ago

Deal alert: Nokia Lumia 520 (AT&T) for $49.99 at Amazon and Best Buy

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2 years ago

Good people of Malaysia - Why not head to the Nokia Lumia 1520 Workshop on Saturday?

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2 years ago

Hipstamatic's Oggl gains Chinese support and Sina Weibo sharing with latest update

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2 years ago

Minimalist calendar app Cal makes its debut on the Windows Phone 8 Store

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Version 1.0 of the striking and orderly calendar app is now available

Back in late November, I gave you a sneak peek at a new calendar app headed to Windows Phone 8 dubbed Cal by developer Philippe Maes. The clean, minimalist app garnered a lot of attention and inquiries from you folks, with many frequently asking when it will arrive.

That day is finally here. After some added features, bugs squashed and a slight delay in publishing, Cal is now available! Read on for all of the details.

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2 years ago

Microsoft looking to introduce original TV series to Xbox in 2014

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Microsoft is still yet to release dates on just when the company plans to release original series for Xbox One and 360 streaming, but it's hoped that the first batch of new shows will broadcast in the first half of 2014. Microsoft's president of entertainment and digital, Nancy Tellem spoke to Variety, stating that Microsoft is a different beast to the likes of Netflix and Amazon but they're working on it.

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2 years ago

Cliff Diving 3D for Windows Phone 8, belly flops not advisable

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We have seen a wide range of games hit the Windows Phone Store shelves and Cliff Diving may be the first and only diving game available for Windows Phone 8.  It may not be your typical Windows Phone sports game but the game has potential.

Cliff Diving 3D has two levels of difficulty and a healthy range of dives to perform.  Graphics aren’t terrible but could use a little polishing and game play is fairly easy but not without challenge.  You will find your diver performing plenty gut-busters or belly flops until you get the game's timing down just right.

If you are looking for a unique game for Windows Phone 8 or just a change of pace from the puzzle games, Cliff Diving is worth trying.

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2 years ago

Amtrak releases official app for Windows Phone 8

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Amtrak releases official app for Windows Phone 8

This came out of nowhere. The National Railroad Passenger Corporation, also known as Amtrak, has released an official app for Windows Phone 8 users. Amtrak, as you may or may not know, is an intercity passenger train service here in the United States. Amtrak operates 374 trains daily and connects 896 destinations in 46 states, at least Wikipedia says that. So what can you do with the Amtrak app for Windows Phone? Quite a bit it looks like, so let’s check it out.

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2 years ago

Stop!Music is a sleep timer for all Windows Phone 8 music apps

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Digitally Imported is a pretty killer app on Windows Phone. Not only is it a great source for electronic dance music, but it’s got a few features we wish all music apps would include. What feature? Digitally Imported has a sleep timer built in. This allows you to get some chill music playing and automatically shut off after a predetermined time. Stop!Music is an app for Windows Phone that will make it so other music apps don’t need to add sleep timer functionality. Let’s check it out.

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2 years ago

Verizon Lumia 929 to ditch number designation, to be called ‘Lumia Icon’ instead

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The Nokia Lumia ‘929’, destined for Verizon has been missing from the news lately. That’s about to change though as we have some new information regarding that 5-inch device with a 1080P display.

First up is the release date, which we’re hearing is now slated for Thursday, January 16th (subject to change), with Microsoft Stores taking stock earlier. That falls right after CES in Las Vegas, making it a decent venue for Verizon to announce their new flagship Windows Phone, though we do not yet know if they will seize that opportunity.

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2 years ago

Facebook beta updated for Windows Phone 8 and 7.x with new improvements

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Facebook beta was last updated on November 27th, so it’s about due for another. This time, it’s two fold as both the Windows Phone 8 variant jumps to 5.2.0.5 while the Windows Phone 7.x version lands on 3.2.0.4.

The bigger news here is actually for Windows Phone 7.x users, who are presumed to be getting all the new notification improvements and Live Tile functionality found in the updated Windows Phone 8 version from a few weeks ago. Those changes were significant enough to make the app much more usable for many, though those new optimizations were left off of the 7.x branch. Microsoft’s Joe Belfiore recently tweeted that 7.x would be getting those features, so we’re expecting them here in this update.

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2 years ago

bq launches first Windows 8 tablet - meet the stylish and affordable Tesla W8

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It's no secret that Windows 8 runs beautifully on a tablet and we've got our fair share of products available. European manufacturer bq has now jumped on-board. The company is behind numerous Android smartphones, tablets and other products, but this marks as the first Windows based device released. Say hello to the Tesla W8, bq's first Windows tablet.

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2 years ago

Upcoming Windows Phone 8.1 features exposed in latest reports, detailing Cortana and more

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Specifics emerge on new features for Windows Phone 8.1

Microsoft has successfully packaged and released Update 3 for Windows Phone 8, leaving only the 8.1 update, aka ‘Blue’, on the table for shipping. Expected to be reveled at Build 2014 in April, Windows Phone Central understands that 'M3' (Milestone 3), the escrow period and RTM dates have already been locked into place by Microsoft.

Today, The Verge has added to the story by detailing some new information to features already expected for the landmark release.

In an article published this morning, Tom Warren goes into more detail over the notification center and ‘Cortana’ the Siri-like personal assistant.

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