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2 years ago

UnfollowSpy gains Instagram support, stalk your stalkers

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Need to keep track of your followers and who you follow on Twitter? Maybe you’re not that narcissistic and instead manage an account for a brand. Whatever the reason, UnfollowSpy is the app on Windows Phone that we really like for managing who we follow on Twitter. The app just received a pretty big update. The big change? Support for managing your Instagram account. Let’s check out what all is new in UnfollowSpy for Windows Phone.

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2 years ago

Nokia announces the second season of Your Wish is My App, an Indian app reality TV show

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Earlier today, Nokia India announced the second season of their app reality show - Your Wish is My App. Following the unanticipated success of the first season, the show is intended to kindle the imagination of app enthusiasts.

The campaign will give consumers the opportunity to submit mobile application ideas that have the potential to be developed into successful apps for the Windows Phone Store and stand a chance to become a millionaire.

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2 years ago

Collect cards, defeat enemies and top the ranks in the fantasy world of Permia Duels

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Collectible card games are a fairly popular genre of video games as of late. You’ve got the likes of Hearthstone in closed beta from Blizard (the company behind World of Warcraft, Starcraft and Diablo), but there are also small gems out there looking to tap into the market. This movement includes the likes of Permia Duels (www.permiaduels.com) from Seepia Games. If you’re seeking a fantasy adventure, while being able to build an unbeatable deck of cards, pass the break for more details as this is the mobile game for you.

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2 years ago

Get ready for the 2014 Winter Olympics with the official Sochi 2014 Results app

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The 2014 Winter Olympics kick off in two weeks. Can’t make it to Sochi, Russia to watch the games? You better get your Windows Phone ready to follow the action wherever you are. To keep up with the action and results make sure you download the official Sochi 2014 Results app from the Sochi Organizing Committee (SOC), the organization responsible for the games. Details below!

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2 years ago

Beats Music for Windows Phone delayed

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2 years ago

Windows 8.1 Update 1 rumored release date gets more specific, no mini-Start Menu in sight

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The first minor update heading to Windows 8.1, known as Update 1, is suspected to be bringing more unity between the legacy desktop and newer Windows 8 application environment. In recently leaked screenshots by hacker WZor, we were able to take a brief look at the ability to pin Windows Store applications to your taskbar. The update previously rumored to be coming out this March, has received more confirmation – including an exact date.

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2 years ago

Help us help you and take the WPCentral 2014 Reader Survey! (Oh, and you can win free stuff, too!)

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2013 was an amazing year for Windows Phone Central. We have witnessed the site and our community grow by leaps and bounds. Believe it or not, we actually get more visits to the homepage of WPCentral.com on a daily basis than any of our other Mobile Nations sites currently do (Android Central, CrackBerry, iMore). That's pretty crazy as they are all big destinations of their own. It shows just how much Windows Phone is taking off and how WPCentral is right in the middle of all of the Microsoft, Windows Phone and Nokia action. 

We're already #1, but we want to do even more in 2014.

We've been growing our editorial team steadily this past year, and have been branching out beyond just killing it on the Windows Phone coverage on the blogs, and in the forums. We're covering Xbox, Windows 8 and more, and the response has been overwhelmingly positive. 

Before we get too far into 2014, we wanted to do a quick check-in with our readers — that's you —to get your feedback on how we're doing and what you want to see more (or less) of this year. It'll take a few minutes, and we'll love you for it!

Also, at the end of the survey, you'll be able to enter for your chance to win a Nokia DC-50 Wireless Charging Plate for your Lumia (or if you win and don't have a Lumia, we'll hook you up with something else that's awesome). Thanks for taking the survey, we appreciate it!

Take the WPCentral 2014 Reader Survey!

 

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2 years ago

Long term thinking: Can Microsoft stay in the consumer game?

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This week we’ve seen the recent set of financial results from both Microsoft, and it’s soon-to-be-acquired mobile phone business from Nokia.

It’s pretty easy to paint a pretty picture for Microsoft. They beat the Street’s expectations on revenue and earnings, and things are going well in terms of enterprise sales. On the consumer front, you could focus on the doubling of Surface sales and decent showing in Xbox sales.

But I’d like to open up the discussion a bit more. Let’s talk about the long term potential for Microsoft’s business. To pre-frame the discussion, consider that when I say “long term” I really mean it. I’m talking about the next decade or more.

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2 years ago

Clutter, your Windows Phone guide to television

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Clutter, your Windows Phone guide to television

Do you need to sort out all the details on your favorite television series?  Clutter is a Windows Phone app that hopes to bring a little order to your television viewing.  In many respects, a TV Guide for your Windows Phone.

Clutter includes information on your favorite television series and shows that includes cast line-ups, episode summaries, links to TVDB and IMDb, and plenty of downloadable images.  Clutter is a healthy entertainment app that is available for both Windows Phone 8 and 7.x devices.

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2 years ago

Nextgen Reader gets updated with feed preview and more

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Nextgen Reader is a popular feed manager with support for the Feedly web service. It's a beautiful app available for both Windows 8 and Windows Phone and today we're looking at version 5.4, which has been pushed to the store. The latest release is a rather large update with numerous new features and additions, so head past the break to see what's new.

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2 years ago

Asphalt 5 running on low-end Windows Phone 8 devices; ramps up price along with Asphalt 7 [Updated]

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Asphalt 7 and 8 are the best-known racers on Windows Phone 8, and deservedly so. But the series appeared on Windows Phone (and even Windows mobile) before. Asphalt 5 arrived as an Xbox Windows Phone 7 game way back in July 2012, more than a year after Gameloft first announced it.

Some Windows Phone 7 games have trouble running on low-end Windows Phone 8 devices with 512 MB of RAM, even though Windows Phone 7 itself tops out at 512 MB RAM. Asphalt 5 has long been one of those 512 MB-incompatible games. That changed this week when it finally became compatible, despite the lack of a title update. On the downside, both Asphalt 5 and 7 have inexplicably gone up in price. More details after the break.

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2 years ago

Office team rolls out People View in Outlook Web App for business

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Those of us who use email on a daily basis can find ourselves overwhelmed by the sheer volume of mail found in the inbox. Filtering and folders can lend a hand, but that only masks the issue. The Outlook team over at Microsoft have unveiled a new feature that will be added to the Outlook Web App, available for business customers. This new People View will help you check for emails first and stay on top of messages from contacts the system selects as important to you.

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2 years ago

IM+ for Windows Phone heads to version 3.0, goes on sale to celebrate new features

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While WhatsApp seems to be doing well for the SMS crowd, IM+ from SHAPE is still the de facto messaging app for all other services. IM+ is an all-in-one and includes support for Skype, VK, Facebook, Yahoo!, ICQ and more. Even better is the fact that SHAPE actively pays attention to their Windows Phone and Windows 8 base, giving them frequent updates with new features.

Today, version 3.0 for the free and Pro versions have landed on the Store. Even better, the Pro version, which normally runs for $4.99, is on sale for just the weekend, being knocked down to $1.99. So what’s new? We have the full changelog below.

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2 years ago

Don't miss sneaker release dates with KicksOnFire for Windows Phone

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Are you a sneakerhead? Stay up to date with upcoming sneakers by using the KicksOnFire application for Windows Phone. Don't ever miss a release date again! The app is backed by KicksOnFire.com, which is an online destination for sneaker news, release dates, and history. Over 2 million sneaker fans check out the site every month.

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

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2 years ago

WhatsApp set to receive Media Autodownload settings with save-audio in future update

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That WhatsApp messaging service has been on a roll lately with updates, support and bringing the features people want. On the side, they also have their private beta, where they bring online new features (though most of the time it’s just non-disclosed bug fixes). It’s been quiet on the feature front lately, but this morning, we have a report that version 2.11.366 beta has been pushed out to testers with a new tool.

Under settings, users in the beta testing group will find a ‘media autodownload’ selector, pushing that number up to six, along with text size, lock screen, screen rotation, blocked contacts and backup. Media Autodownload is an extension of the app’s ability to automatically save videos and photos to the camera library. Up until this point, media was saved automatically, regardless of a user’s connection.

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