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2 years ago

7 keyboard tips that will make you type faster on Windows Phone

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The keyboard on Windows Phone works really well. We can type really fast on it, but maybe it’s because we’ve been using Windows Phone devices for a while now. Whether you’re already a pro at typing away several emails or just getting familiar with a new Windows Phone device, there are definitely some tips and tricks that will make you type faster. We’ve gathered 7 keyboard tips that will help new users or those who may have not had the time to experiment.

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2 years ago

Popular Windows Phone puzzle game Glean goes free for 72 hours (US and UK)

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The popular puzzle game Glean has gone on sale on the Windows Phone Store. Not only is this a sale, but you're able to pick up the title for absolutely nothing. If you're not familiar with the name, the goal of the Glean is for players to draw a path with their finger from a provided starting point, collecting all the small and large objects without crossing paths.

It may sound like a simple concept, but it can prove challenging. Hop past the break for more details and download links.

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2 years ago

Path social-network officially strolls on to Windows Phone 8

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It has been a whirlwind year for Windows Phone 8, especially in the last few months. Today, Microsoft gets another feather in their cap with the unveiling of Path beta for Windows Phone 8.

Announced back in July during the Lumia 1020 reveal, the app is now available to download for Windows Phone 8 devices and finishes the 2013 blitz of apps and games.

Path, launched in November 2010, is yet-another social network. It originally made waves on the iPhone, later expanding to Android and iOS in general (iPad). It’s claim to fame? Path is a private social-network, where the user can purposefully limit who views and accesses their timeline to just friends and family. In fact, it’s limited to just 150 contacts max with no “public view” at all. Users can share messages and photos with those closest to them, without any fear of accidentally posting something publicly i.e. the opposite of Facebook.

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2 years ago

Nokia releases update for Play To, addressing issues with GDR3 Developer Preview

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Nokia has today released an update for Play To, taking the app up to version 2.2.3.2. This release includes the much anticipated fix for those running the GDR3 Developer Preview (Update 3), which saw the app lose all functionality and be rendered useless. It was only last week we covered news that the company would be releasing a patch to help users out, so we see this as a positive turn around.

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2 years ago

Top Zombie Games for your Windows Phone

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Top Zombie Games for your Windows Phone

Windows Phone Central Gaming Roundup: Zombie Games

Just like the Zombies themselves, the Zombie gaming genre doesn't seem to want to die off.  We have a huge collection of Zombie oriented games available in the Windows Phone Store and many are rather successful gaming titles.  Titles such as Plants vs. Zombies, Dredd vs. Zombies and Zombies Can’t Jump are but a few of the many offerings in the Windows Phone Store.

This week’s Windows Phone Central Roundup focuses on the Zombie genre of games with four of the top rated titles.  Each game involves the undead, is rated at four-stars or higher and while not necessarily new to the Windows Phone Store they are new to the roundup.  They all are entertaining options for your Windows Phone gaming library and are fun ways to pass the time with.

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2 years ago

SpeedChecker for Windows Phone 8 shows pretty speed tests

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There are times when we absolutely need to know our network or Wi-Fi speeds. Are we really getting the speeds we’re paying for? Are we really getting LTE speeds? We can use speed test apps to check. The latest one that we have just come across is SpeedChecker. It’s developed by Speedchecker Ltd, the company behind the most popular speed testing websites measuring over 100 million speed tests globally.

According to the store listing, SpeedChecker is trusted by the BBC, Guardian and other media outlets, ISPs and Governments. Let’s take a look at their app for Windows Phone 8.

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2 years ago

Tinder client 6tindr updated with improved toast notifications and more

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Need to find a date? Then you’ve probably heard of Tinder, the mobile matchmaking app on Android and iOS that uses your location to find potential dates. We don’t have an official Tinder app for Windows Phone, but we do have Rudy Huyn’s 6tindr. It launched last week, but already has a nice update available in the Windows Phone Store. Let’s see what’s new inside 6tindr.

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2 years ago

The Xbox One was the best-selling console for December in the United States

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The Xbox One is Microsoft’s latest console for your living room. It’s only been available a few months, but is already seeing successful growth in the marketplace. About ten days ago we learned that over 3 million Xbox One consoles have been sold globally since launch. Now we have some new data from the NDP Group that focuses on the console market in the United States. Let’s check it out.

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2 years ago

Dungeon Hunter 4 and Asphalt 7 pick up support for both MOGA controllers and 512 RAM devices

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It’s not uncommon for Windows Phone 8 games to require 1 GB of RAM at launch, only to later be updated to run on devices with 512 MB of RAM. This happens because optimizing a game to work with less RAM takes extra time. Games don’t have the phone’s full bank of RAM to work with. On a 512 MB device, they can only access 150 MB. Sometimes a game can be crammed into that space, sometimes not.

Gameloft’s Dungeon Hunter 4 launched without 512 MB RAM support back in December. Yesterday’s update added that support, allowing the game to run on low-memory phones like the Nokia Lumia 520. The update also brought another benefit we didn’t expect: MOGA controller support! It even turns out that the most recent Asphalt 7 (a game that already worked with 512 MB phones) update added MOGA support as well. Exclusive screenshots, hands-on video, and impressions after the break.

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2 years ago

RoboForm now available for Windows Phone 8, manage your passwords like a pro

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Remembering passwords is a real pain. If all you do is check your email and browse Facebook you’re probably good to go and don’t know the suffering that happens when you have dozens and dozens of passwords. That’s why apps and services like LastPass and 1Password rock. These are platforms that help you remember all these unique passwords with their apps across browsers and apps. RoboForm is another service and their Windows Phone app just became available. Let’s check it out.

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2 years ago

Lumia Black starts rolling out for Nokia Lumia 925 on AT&T

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Nokia’s Lumia Black firmware update began its global rollout last week. Things started off in China, but then we saw it start popping up in different regions like India and Italy. If you head to Nokia’s Global Support page you can track the rollout and you’ll see other countries. However, that page is sometimes a few hours behind what’s actually happening in the real world. Case in point, the Nokia Lumia 925 on AT&T is starting to get the Lumia Black update.

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2 years ago

Microsoft extends Security Essentials support to 2015, but is still ending XP updates this April

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There has been a bit of confusion for Windows XP users (yes, they still exist) over whether or not they would be able to obtain antivirus support after July 2015. Let us take a few moments to talk about what antivirus support you won’t have after the 2015 date, but what might still be available. In addition, take a second to learn why you will still be at risk after this April even if you choose to continue using a third party service's security solution.

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2 years ago

Check This Out: Zombie Ragdoll - a bloody violent physics puzzle game

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2 years ago

MetroMail updated with notifications fix; OneShot receives fun effects and more

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MetroMail and OneShot have both received updates on the Windows Phone Store. The former has been bumped to version 1.3 and comes with numerous fixes we're sure users will appreciate. OneShot, on the other hand, has been updated to version 3.5 and comes with new fun effects, manual temperature adjustment and more. Head past the break for all the details.

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2 years ago

Microsoft collaborates with engineering colleges in India, launches Academia Accelerator

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At a press conference in Hyderabad earlier today, Microsoft launched a new program with an aim to build a deep long-term association between industry and academia.

As part of the Microsoft Academia Accelerator, Microsoft has collaborated with the faculty at 10 leading Indian engineering colleges with an aim to enhance the computer science curriculum in selective areas and foster student innovation and entrepreneurship.

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