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2 years ago

Having an issue with Xbox One's Party Chat? 'It will get better.'

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2 years ago

Swinging game Benji Bananas gets a notable update, still remains exclusive to Nokia

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We last covered the swinging-jumper Benji Bananas back in September when it was first released for Windows Phone. The game, which earlier arrived on iOS and Android, is one of Nokia’s exclusive games for its Lumia customers. It's free with ads and although it’s not an Xbox title, its smooth graphics and fun arcade gameplay make it a worthy game for your collection.

Today, version 1.12.1.0 is live in the Store and it has a fairly significant changelog, including a new "scenario".

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2 years ago

European Commission clears deal between Microsoft and Nokia, purchase moves forward

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It was just two days ago the U.S. Department of Justice gave the green light for the Microsoft-Nokia deal. As you recall, Microsoft is currently in the process of acquiring Nokia’s handset division for 7.2 billion dollars. As part of the deal, they’ll also license Nokia patents. One of the remaining hurdles was whether or not the European Commission would allow the sale. The European Commission has now cleared the deal in a press release that just went out. Details below.

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2 years ago

Stream multimedia content from your home server with Media Browser for Windows 8

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Media Browser (www.mediabrowser3.com) is a sweet service that turns your home PC (or server setup) into a multimedia server. There's an app available for Windows Phone that enables you to stream content from said machine when not physically in front of it. Now, the Media Browser team has released a Windows 8.1 app, perfect for those with hardware running Microsoft's desktop OS.

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2 years ago

Miriel's Enchanted Mystery is an addicting time management game for Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8

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There are few development outfits that can consistently turn out great apps or games. 10tons is a game studio that just so happens to constantly produce quality games on iOS and Android. Thankfully for us, they’ve really started to focus a lot of attention on Windows Phone and we’ve had great games this past year like Trouserheart, King Oddball, Sparkle, Joining Hands and more. Their games are definitely quirky, but we like them just the same. Today there’s a new game from them called Miriel’s Enchanted Mystery and it’s out for both Windows Phone and Windows 8. Let’s check it out.

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2 years ago

Valve's Steam Survey shows that Windows 7 remains the most popular gaming operating system

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If you belong to the “PC Master Race” (see meme) when it comes to gaming, then there is a good chance you are still running Windows 7 instead of Microsoft’s latest operating system. For those of you who love both PC gaming and Windows 8 – you will be interested to know that Steam usage data for the past month shows almost a fifth of those utilizing the Steam client are now using the new O.S.

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2 years ago

Windows Phone Camera Face-off: AT&T Nokia Lumia 1520 vs. Lumia 1020

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Windows Phone Central Camera Showdown: AT&T Nokia Lumia 1520 vs. Lumia 1020

Nokia has released two eye-catching Lumia Windows Phones this year.  The Nokia Lumia 1020 turns heads with its 41 MP PureView camera and the Nokia Lumia 1520 turns heads with its massive six-inch screen.  The Lumia 1520 also sports a respectable 20 MP PureView camera.

While the six-inch screen of the Lumia 1520 dwarfs the Lumia 1020’s 4.5” screen, but how does the Lumia 1520’s 20 MP camera stack up?  The Lumia 1020 is easily one of (if not the) best smartphone cameras on the market.  If camera performance is key, are you sacrificing too much with the Lumia 1520 for the sake of a larger screen?

We took the two Lumia Windows Phones out this past weekend to see how well they compared.

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2 years ago

MoliPlayer Pro updated with numerous new features and functionality

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MoliPlayer is an interesting app for Windows Phone 8. The media player enables you to enjoy multiple media file types that aren't natively supported by the Windows Phone operating system. Not only does it support more file types, but there's also 1080p playback (for you Lumia 1520 owners). We recently looked at the app in some depth, but today an update has been pushed to the store.

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2 years ago

Nokia and Thomson Reuters Foundation launch international photography contest capturing women's empowerment

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Nokia has teamed up with the Thomson Reuters Foundation (www.trust.org) to launch a new international photography contest, aimed at empowering women around the world through capturing images. Everyone is encouraged to submit entries that explore women's empowerment in themes such as leadership, courage, passion, and motherhood to name but a few. 

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2 years ago

Mint arrives for Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8.1

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Mint arrives for Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8.1

Official apps for Mint.com now available for Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8.1 (US + Canada residents only)

In early March, Mint (Mint.com) famously stated that they had no plans for a Windows Phone app. Then in June, they had a change of heart (and probably some help from Microsoft) as the company announced that their financial app was headed to both Windows 8 and its Phone counterpart. Fast forward to last month and private beta testing had begun and starting today, December 4th, everyone can have Mint on their favorite Windows device.

For those who aren’t aware, Mint.com, which is now owned by Intuit (Quicken, TurboTax), is considered the must-have financial aggregation app. The service taps into any and virtually all of your institutions like banks, loans, investments, credit cards, etc. and then gives you an overview of your current status. Track your spending, plan to save money, see where your dollars are going and more.

Mint is a simple, elegant solution to a complicated monetary world. And now, Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8.1 users can take advantage of the free service.

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2 years ago

Windows Phone Central visits Microsoft UK's Reading campus to discuss apps and games

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We were kindly invited to Microsoft’s campus in Reading, UK last Monday where we were able to sit down with folk from the Developer and Platform Evangelist (DPE) team to see exactly what the company is doing to bring content to the Windows and Windows Phone platforms, as well as how we can work with said personnel to cover highlighted content you may have not been aware existed.

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2 years ago

Zero Defense for Windows Phone, defending against an alien invasion

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Tower defense games can be an entertaining gaming option from our Windows Phone.  Zero Defense hopes to join the ranks of the quality tower defense games available in the Windows Phone Store.

Zero Defense makes a good first impression with a wide variety of defensive weapons and alien invaders you have to defend against.  The game has over thirty hours of campaign mode gaming that spans across three worlds.

If tower defense games are your cup of tea, Zero Defense is worth a try.

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2 years ago

Xbox One SmartGlass receives small update on Windows 8

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2 years ago

2014 Honda Civic introduces new infotainment system with HERE Maps data

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The 2014 Honda Civic that goes on sale December 4th introduces an advanced connected-car technology with a 7-inch multi-touch display in the dashboard. The app-based system, named HondaLink, includes a comprehensive cloud-based navigation app for purchase. It is the first app developed by an automaker with mapping data provided by Nokia’s HERE Maps. You can plan your routes on your smartphone and then transfer all the information to the Honda Civic.

The bad news? At launch timing, Apple’s iPhone 5, 5S and 5C benefit from all the features HondaLink offers. Android compatibility is expected next year. No mention of Windows Phone support.

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2 years ago

You’ve killed over 3 billion zombies on the Xbox One (and other stats about the Xbox One)

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The Xbox One has been out in the hands of consumers for nearly a week and a half. Since then a million plus Xbox Live users have accomplished some fairly impressive feats in all of the launch games. Let’s take a moment and remember those 9 billion zombies killed in Dead Rising 3, in the meantime we’ll check out some other stats from the Xbox Live gaming space.

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