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2 years ago

Scoopt launches first on Windows Phone; a beautiful experience for fashion followers

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Scoopt is finally here. But what exactly am I talking about?

If you're a massive fan of fashion and enjoy keeping up-to-date with the latest and greatest pieces of kit, you'll definitely want to check out this new app. Scoopt targets UK consumers and is essentially a fashion magazine for Windows Phone, but with an added twist that you can actually purchase products. What's more is that the team behind the app has exclusively launched on Windows Phone, with iOS and Android apps on the way.

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2 years ago

Piezoelectric, a Windows Phone platformer game with potential

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Piezoelectric is a fairly straight forward platform game for our Windows Phone.  You guide your player through a maze of platforms, dodging various dangers and fatal falls to find the exit that will take you to the next level.  

Graphics are simple, game play a little frustrating but the game has potential.Piezoelectric.  The game just needs a little fine tuning.

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2 years ago

Nokia Amber update previewed on Lumia 920, said to be nearing release

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The Nokia Amber update for Lumia hardware is already loaded on new Lumia 925 and Lumia 1020 units. The update is expected to hit other Lumia Windows Phones soon, but before then we've been teased at a pre-release build running on a Lumia 920. If you're out the loop and are still eagerly awaiting to have the update installed on your Nokia Windows Phone, be sure to head on past the break to check out what's new. 

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2 years ago

Deal Alert: Nokia Purity Pro BH-940 wireless headset discounted by $100

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We’ve been itching to get a pair of the Nokia Purity Pro wireless headphones for some time now. The over-the-ear design plus active noise cancelling feature always sounded awesome, but the $349 price tag gave us pause.

Luckily, right now on Amazon.com, you can pick up the Purity Pros in either black or white for over $100 off (unfortunately red and yellow are still at the high price). Specifically the black model is discounted to $249 and the white model is a cheaper $223 ($125 savings). That’s not a bad deal or at least, it’s a significant drop from the full retail price.

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2 years ago

Battery Performance makes keeping tabs on your Windows Phone look good

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Much like screen protectors, we’re not big users of battery apps. Or rather, we found that they were more navel gazing than providing anything truly useful. That’s because battery life on Windows Phone is pretty reliable, where we often don’t have to think about it.

Still, we know these are popular with quite a few of you, so when Battery Performance came to our attention, we figured we’d take a look.

Battery Performance ($1.99) is admittedly one of the nicest looking battery apps for Windows Phone, at least from our limited exposure. It comes with most features we would perceive as being important for keeping you aware of your phone’s status and it does so in an elegant way.

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2 years ago

NFC Ring Kickstarter project nears goal for a Windows Phone app; are you in?

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Kickstarter projects are certainly all the rage in 2013 and increasingly we’re seeing Windows Phone being considered in the funding and development stages of some of these ventures. Case in point, the NFC Ring (nfcring.com). We’re big advocates of wearable technology and believe it’s the next big thing to take off in the next few years, so the NFC Ring makes sense to us.

The ring itself is designed to “unlock doors, mobile phones, transfer information and link people” and since it is NFC, it’s merely an elegant looking ring with no wires, battery or fuss. The ring has two NFC inlays, public and private, allowing you to divvy up what is shared. For instance, you could pick up an NFC door unlock tool and use that for one side and on the other, share your contact information just by tapping someone’s phone (if you have ever used an NFC business card, you’ll know how awesome this can be).

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2 years ago

Popular Zombie Windows Phone card game, Shelter to be made free on July 29

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Shelter is a popular zombie card game for Windows Phone, dragging players into the depths of immersion and enjoyment. We're able to relay some good news today, particularly if you do not currently own this beautiful title. The developer has got in touch to reveal that the game will be available for free (usual price is $1.99) tomorrow in collaboration with MyAppFree.

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2 years ago

New AT&T Nokia Lumia 1020 ad highlights the "zoom later" feature

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There's a new AT&T Nokia Lumia 1020 commercial making the rounds that highlights the Lumia 1020's "zoom later" camera feature.

The thirty second spot demonstrates how the Nokia Pro Cam app on the Lumia 1020 can capture an image in full resolution and let you zoom in to your shot after you’ve taken it. Then rotate, re-frame, crop and share new images as many times as you want.

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2 years ago

Quick Review: Moshi iVisor AG screen protector for the Nokia Lumia 1020

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Confession: we rarely, if ever, use screen protectors. We prefer the tried and true “just be careful with it” approach with our smartphones but the Lumia 1020 has us thinking differently. That’s because we all know the Lumia 1020 costs a bit more and perhaps we’ll want to take extra steps to protect it.

We picked up the Moshi iVisor AG screen protector from our local AT&T store and figured we’d give it a try.

What’d we think? Head past the break for some images and a video tour.

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2 years ago

Does Windows Phone 8 GDR2 fix the ‘Other Storage’ issue? Microsoft says yes, but we’re not too sure

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A vexing problem for those on Windows Phone 8 is that of space-filling ‘Other Storage’ found under Settings > Phone Storage. The problem is after a few days, weeks or months of usage, that mysterious area begins to fill up with “stuff” and users really have no recourse to getting it back.

While Nokia and other OEMs have introduced apps to delete Temporary Files, which for some does gain back significant space, it does not touch the other Other Storage problem for many.

Now, Microsoft’s Joe Belfiore stated in a Tweet today that at least in GDR2 (OS build 10327), the problem has been addressed. But from our usage of the Lumia 1020, we’re not too sure users will still be satisfied.

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2 years ago

Reckless Racing Ultimate for Windows 8, feeling the need for Xbox speed

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Reckless Racing Ultimate is an Xbox Live title for Windows 8 that has you behind the wheel and tackling a wide range of road and dirt tracks.

Reckless Racing Ultimate features 24 vehicles, 20 career mode cups to win, 50 arcade challenges and more than 150 customizable events. Graphics are outstanding, game play challenging and Reckless Racing Ultimate is an entertaining game for your Windows 8 computer, be it a laptop, desktop or tablet.

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2 years ago

Vodafone Italy opens up mobile operator billing support for the Windows Phone Store

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More mobile operators are implementing billing support for the Windows Phone Store and now Vodafone in Italy has followed suit. Offering customers the ability to use their contracted plans as a way to pay for apps and content from mobile phone stores, it's a more convenient payment gateway to using cards on the go. If you don't have a card or wish to use one on your Microsoft account, your monthly contracted bill will include purchases on the Windows Phone Store.

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2 years ago

Sprint's HTC 8XT at Amazon for as low as a penny!

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It didn't take long for the Sprint HTC 8XT to be on the market before we started seeing penny sales. Amazon.com may be the first and is offering the 8XT for only a penny for new Sprint accounts.  You've got the obligatory contract requirements but a penny isn't a bad deal at all.

Looking to upgrade? Then the 8XT will cost you $79.99 and to buy the HTC 8XT outright (without contractual strings) it'll cost you $429.99. There are separate pricing for those on Sprint's Family plan ($29.99-$79.99) and shipping is noted as "usually ships within 2-5 weeks".

Still... not a bad deal if you're in the market for a Sprint Windows Phone.

Source: Amazon.com; Thanks, Tyrone, for the tip!

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2 years ago

Apply filters to your video in real-time with Vixl, now on Windows Phone 8

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2 years ago

Nokia: "By the end of the year, there'll be very few, if any key applications that aren't in the development pipeline or published"

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Engadget took time out to sit down with Bryan Biniak, VP and General Manager of Global Partner and App Development at Nokia, to ask about app development on Windows Phone. Since today was also the UK launch of JobLens, as well as a new partnership with Entrepreneur First to help fuel mobile innovation in young minds seeking to start new businesses.

Biniak explained how the Windows Phone ecosystem is growing quickly and most-wanted apps are more the question of "when?" and not "if only."

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