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2 years ago

Bing Rewards for Mobile gets official on Windows Phone 8.1

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A few weeks ago we reported that users were receiving mobile credits for Bing searches on their Windows Phone 8.1 devices. At the time, Bing Rewards still had Windows Phone listed as “coming soon” on their site, but starting a few days ago that has lifted as Windows Phone 8.1 is now listed on their support page.

Bing Rewards is a program from Microsoft that rewards you for using Bing search. The more you use it, the more points you can collect. Those points can then be used to redeem gifts from the site, including Amazon.com gift cards, OneDrive extra storage, entering contests and more.

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2 years ago

Kairos adds Windows Phone 8.1 support to their mechanical hybrid smartwatch

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The Kairos startup has been turning heads due to its unique and rather ambitious designs. The company's smartwatch fuses together traditional mechanical functionality we've all come to know and love from a standard watch with a transparent display layered on top. The website only mentions support for Android and iOS, but due to overwhelming demand, the Kairos team have added Windows Phone 8.1 to its supported list.

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2 years ago

ZEN & TECH 66: Tech for living Zen

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ZEN & TECH 66: Tech for living Zen

ZEN & TECH is Mobile Nations' lifestyle podcast where we work on centering our inner geeks and using technology to help reduce stress and live better connected lives. In today's episode, Georgia and Rene talk about all the gear and gadgets they use to make their lives easier and happier, including phone holders, coffee makers, kitchen cutters, connected lights, phone and tablet chargers, and more!

Support ZEN & TECH: Go to squarespace.com/zen and use offer code ZEN to save 10% on your new website!

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2 years ago

Get this app now to keep up to date with all of your music on your Windows Phone

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Digital life sure is hectic in 2014. It’s harder and harder these days to just keep up with what’s going on in the world, never mind tracking the latest album releases from your favorite bands. I can’t count the number of times I find out that one of my beloved artists has a new album out…3 months after the matter. Fact is if you listen to 20 or so different bands, keeping track of their latest releases can be time consuming, assuming you even remember to check.

The app ‘Album Releases’ helps solve this problem by scanning your music library and then fetching the latest content off of Xbox Music tell you what's new. You can then filter by type or release date. What’s more, you can pin the latest releases of just your library to your Start screen where you’ll get a Live Tile with a counter bringing that information right to your eyes along with banner notifications. You can even have it show up on the Lock screen via the notification icon or the detailed notification area.

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2 years ago

Use your main camera for selfies with the latest Nokia Glam Me update

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Nokia has released another update for its Glam Me app on Lumia Windows Phones. If you're not familiar with the name, it's essentially a solution for those who enjoy taking selfie shots of themselves and sharing said results with the world. We previously saw the app receive 1080p treatment in the wake of Windows Phone 8.1, and today Nokia has added a few new additions.

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2 years ago

These are the best 'Match Three' games for Windows Phone

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Windows Phone Central Gaming Roundup: Match Three Styled Games

Match three styled games can be an entertaining and challenging way to pass the time with. The Windows Phone Store is full of these type games and they are the focus of this week’s Windows Phone Central Roundup.

We’ve all likely played or seen these styled games before where you are presented a playing field that is full of assorted items be it gems, jewels, bottle caps or other items. These games challenge you to swap the items around or connect them to create adjacent matches of three or more of the same items. Most of the match three games award you with bonus items if you create matches that go beyond the three of a kind variety.

This week we picked four of the top rated match three Windows Phone games to highlight and we’ll add a few honorable mentions in for good measure. If we’ve overlooked your favorite match three styled game, feel free to sound off in the comments below.

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2 years ago

Vodafone's latest price hike could see UK bills increased by 10 percent

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Vodafone has announced price rises for the UK market, which could see monthly bills go up by as much as 10 percent. While contracts themselves will not be altered, the mobile operator will be increasing the amount charged on use above customer allowances. The company will calculate how much bills will be increased using a three month profile of each customer's bill. Should consumers be disappointed with the increase, they can leave the operator without charge.

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2 years ago

Ngram Beta set to become the official Telegram app on Windows Phone

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Remember earlier this year when Facebook bought WhatsApp? The news was met with a heavy amount of criticism from users not wanting a company like Facebook controlling their primary means of communication. The backlash led to an exodus as users left WhatsApp to try alternative messaging platforms. Telegram was one of the few messaging services who greatly benefited from the fallout. We looked at some of the best Telegram apps on Windows Phone. Migram and Ngram were our two favorites. One of them is now look to be the official Telegram app for Windows Phone.

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2 years ago

Do you like the new 3:2 aspect ratio on Surface Pro 3?

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When the Surface Pro 3 was announced, one thing that might have stood out is the aspect ratio of the display. The 12-inch screen with 2160 x 1440 resolution has a 3:2 aspect ratio. That may be unusual because previous Surfaces had widescreen 16:9 aspect ratios. While 16:9 is great for watching movies, it makes a narrower screen in portrait mode. WPCentral forum member trainplane and others have shared that they like the new 3:2 aspect ratio. Read on to find out why.

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2 years ago

Yahoo!'s David Pogue just made the greatest Surface Pro 3 commercial yet

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David Pogue, formerly of the New York Times and now of Yahoo! Tech, is a very well-known tech pundit. While he can be divisive for some, you can’t argue that what he says gets heard by the masses. Forget niche tech sites, he’s one of those people that the average user often pays attention to, ergo what he says matters – for better or for worse.

Pogue just shared his thoughts on the Surface Pro 3 and he has nothing but praise for the latest creation, calling it a “marvel of engineering," “There’s nothing like it,” and “We, the buying public, are not giving it a fair shake.”

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2 years ago

Using T-Mobile and stuck with one bar at home? A signal booster can help

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2 years ago

Low memory devices lead Windows Phone downloads, games are most popular category

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2 years ago

Hot out of the oven, Pizza Hut app update addresses nagging bugs

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The official Pizza Hut app for Windows Phone has been in a state of decay for some time. Simply running a quick check on the store listing will reveal countless single-star reviews from consumers who have experienced problems with the experience. Thankfully, the development team have released an update that should hopefully address the serious problems hindering this pretty neat app.

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2 years ago

Cortana gets a robotic body and comes to life with Nanabot

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A project on crowdfunding site Indiegogo is bringing life to Windows Phone 8.1's new speech assistant by allowing Cortana to control an off-the-shelf robot. By connecting a Windows Phone handset, in this case a Nokia Lumia, to a WowWee robot called RoboMe, the developer is able to control the robot with an app. With Cortana behind the robot, RoboMe gains a new set of personality and hence the name Nanabot.

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2 years ago

Microsoft designed the Surface Pro 3 pen for greater accuracy

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The Surface Pro 3 was announced by Microsoft just two days ago. Microsoft has included a pen with the new tablet like the Surface Pro and Surface Pro 2. Though it’s quite a bit different from the pens found with the older generation Pro models. Microsoft has just shared an interesting blog post about the Surface Pro 3 pen and how it was designed for accuracy across the entire canvas. Tons of info after the break.

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