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2 years ago

Have an unlocked Samsung ATIV S? Add more Live Tiles to your Start screen

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Have you looked at your Samsung ATIV S and thought what it would be like if you could have a third column of Live tiles? We'll be getting more room for Live Tiles with the 1080p hardware that will arrive alongside GDR3, but if you own the Samsung Windows Phone 8 device (interop-unlocked), you'll be able to add more tiles to your Start screen with some handy homebrew tools.

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2 years ago

Nokia China publishes Lumia 1520 pre-order page before Nokia World announcement

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It's only a matter of days before we're live from the Nokia World event in Abu Dhabi and it looks like Nokia China is too excited to keep the Lumia 1520 a secret. The official Nokia China store already published a pre-order page for Lumia 1520, accompanied by a fair amount of product information. What's more is the product listing is still live.

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2 years ago

Leaked Nokia Lumia 1520 specifications confirm what we already know

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Nokia World will soon be upon us (in fact, we're already on our way out there), but that's not halting leaks and more from being published. Evleaks, a Twitter profile which has been fairly accurate in the past, has posted what are reported to be specifications of the Lumia 1520 - aka. "Nokia Bandit." While we'll be able to bring you the announcements, hands-on and more from the event floor, what are we looking at here?

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2 years ago

Review: Sony Vaio Tap 11 - The Windows 8 tablet to beat

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2 years ago

Microsoft is working on a Remote Desktop client for Windows Phone

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2 years ago

Street Outlaws for Windows Phone 8 drifts into the store with MOGA Pro support

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Street Outlaws has arrived in the Windows Phone 8 store with fantastic graphics, challenging game play and MOGA Pro support.

Drift Mania: Street Outlaws, the official gaming title, is a racing game focused on the art of drifting. You race across a wide variety of venues ranging from the Swiss Alps to the streets of San Francisco.  Thirteen tracks in all to master, sixty achievements to conquer, and forty performance upgrades to unlock gives Street Outlaws plenty of gaming to keep you busy.

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2 years ago

Microsoft pulls Windows RT 8.1 update due to startup issues while upgrading

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Those of you running Windows RT (on a Surface RT or similar tablet) will notice that the RT 8.1 update has been pulled from the Windows Store and is no longer available. The reason behind Microsoft pulling the update? There's an issue that's affecting some consumers who are upgrading their tablets. lf you've already started to upgrade your tablet and have encountered issues, read on as there's a solution while Microsoft investigates.

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2 years ago

Cartoon Ball for Windows Phone 8 updated, takes care of a few game play bugs

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The other day we reviewed the Windows Phone 8 game Cartoon Ball. It's an entertaining, casual game where you blast a blue ball into a basket. To keep things challenging you'll have to navigate around various obstacles along the way.

The game has potential but is held back by a few performance bugs and the lack of a trial version. The latest update takes Cartoon Ball addresses the bugs but the game still lacks a trial version.

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2 years ago

Gorgeous Feedly client Phonly gets updated; includes buffer support and other improvements

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Phonly is a gorgeous Feedly client for Windows Phone, which was released to the store last month. The app also sports lockscreen integration, InstaPaper and Pocket support. While the app has only been out for a short while, already we're looking at a rather nice update, bumping the app to version 1.2. If you use the Feedly service, we strongly urge you to check out Phonly, and best of all it's free to download. So, what's new in 1.2?

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2 years ago

Aces of the Luftwaffe gets new levels and plane on Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8

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Back at Casual Connect in August, we interviewed German developer Handy Games about some of their upcoming Windows Phone and Windows 8 titles: 1941: Frozen Front and Townsmen. Those two fine-looking titles are still in development, but the game maker has something else to tide us over right now.

Handy Games has just updated both mobile Windows versions of their 2D shoot-em-up Aces of the Luftwaffe, right alongside their Android counterpart. One of our favorite shmups on Windows Phone 8, Aces of the Luftwaffe is free to play. This update adds a bunch of new content that will keep shooting game fans busy for hours.

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2 years ago

Have Windows Phone 8 Update 3? Rotation Lock lets you pin the setting to your Start screen

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Locking the screen rotation on Windows Phone 8 is simply wonderful. Before Update 3 (aka GDR3), if you were preparing to lay in bed with the Kindle app at the ready, you'd have to watch out for the pesky gyroscope which would switch the screen orientation. It was a minor nuisance. Now with rotation lock, you're able to hop into the phone settings and lock the display to portrait or landscape. That said, it can be a pain to navigate through the settings area. Cue Rotation Lock, an app to solve this problem.

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2 years ago

Official Facebook app update for Windows Phone, changelog is MIA

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Last night, there was evidently no Facebook Beta update. We suppose the beta team is on vacation, taking a week off. Instead, we managed to pick up an update for the official app, bringing it to version 3.1.2.0/5.1.2.0 for Windows Phone 7.x and 8, respectively.

That’s all well and good though if you were looking for some new features or something vastly different, you may have to keep waiting. Although we have received exactly one million, five hundred and one thousand tips, not one of those detailed any noticeable changes. Sure there’s the usual “it feels faster” but at this point, that has become nothing but a running joke.

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2 years ago

AppoinTile for Windows Phone 8 updated and goes on sale in celebration

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AppoinTile is a Windows Phone 8 calendar app that lets you replace the native Windows Phone calendar app tile with a customizable Live Tile. A tile that is designed to place more information on your daily agenda on your Start Screen.

AppoinTile was recently updated to version 2.2.2 that adds the customary performance tweaks as well as adding a search function and Facebook integration. The app has also gone on sale with the price dropping to $1.99.

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2 years ago

Cook with YumvY, step by step culinary recipes for Windows Phone 8

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There is an appetizing selection of cooking apps sitting in the Windows Phone Store and you can add Cook with YumvY to the list.

Cook with YumvY is a Windows Phone 8 app that walks you through the cooking process with step by step instructions to make your time in the kitchen as painless as possible.  Cooking with YumvY is packed full of tasty recipes and the cooking directions are presented much like your turn by turn directions are with Windows Phone navigation apps.

If cooking is your game, Cooking with YumvY is a fantastic recipe app to add to your Windows Phone cooking library.

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2 years ago

Fhotoroom for Windows 8 updated, 8.1 support and touch features in tow

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Fhotoroom is a popular Windows Phone photography app that has a Windows 8 counterpart. Just as with the Windows Phone version, the Windows 8 version is part photo editor, part photo sharing app, and part social media app.

The Windows 8 version was recently updated to version 3.1 and adds Windows 8.1 support, a few fixes and a few new features to the table.

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