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2 years ago

Blazin' Aces retro-aerial dogfighting headed to Windows Phone on May 9

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Back a few years ago, we briefly had one of the most fun games I have ever played on Windows Phone: MiniSquadron. It was an adorable and adventurous 2D aerial dogfighting game that was unceremoniously pulled from the Store, never to return. Now in 2014, we may be getting some analogous and just as awesome.

On May 9th, Red Dot Lab will be releasing Blazin’ Aces to Windows Phone and iOS on the same day, with an Android version coming later. Yes, you have read that correctly. Besides the fact that the company is paying attention to Windows Phone (bonus points for that), the game looks like a blast.

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2 years ago

Are you hot or are you not? Hot or Not will tell, now on Windows Phone

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Hot or Not is a service which works in a similar way to how Facebook was managed some time ago before being used by millions of people worldwide. You load up the app, sign in with either Facebook or your email and you're good to go. What you do from here is upload the "best" photos of yourself, connect with other people, rating them and becoming "hot". That's essentially Hot or Not in a nutshell, and now an official Windows Phone app is available on the store.

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2 years ago

MTV Shows lands for Windows Phone, Teen Wolf and Teen Mom 2 in tow

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MTV has launched an official app for Windows Phone, enabling those with TV subscriptions to catch up with their favorite shows, whether it be Catfish, Awkward, Teen Wolf or Teen Mom 2. Not only are there capabilities to enjoy playback of numerous episodes, but MTV has also added in its news division with pop culture and fashion covered, as well as movies. You then have MTV Geek bundled and Hive for music fans, making MTV Shows really a fully featured video experience.

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2 years ago

Pretend you're drunk in Vegas with 'Slots' from 3rd Floor Games

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2 years ago

Zello push-to-talk enters private beta testing for Windows Phone

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Back in January we reported on Zello, a new push-to-talk walkie-talkie service, was heading to Windows Phone with a beta sign-up announcement. That follows the June 2013 announcement that they were looking to even build and app.

Well, today is that day as the Zello app is in the Store, but unless you read our article back in January, you can’t quite have it yet. That’s because the app is now in private-beta testing, following their earlier promise of an April timeframe for that program. So far, they’re keeping to their word (even if the app is a few days late).

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2 years ago

Microsoft Research creates low-cost, transparent sensor for 3D hand and finger tracking

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Microsoft Research has published a project on its website for a low-cost electric field sensing concept. This allows for a transparent and thin receiver to detect 3D finger and hand tracking, combined with in-air gestures on mobile handsets. It's a cool implementation, which can be utilized in a compact form factor that is resilient to ambient illumination.

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2 years ago

Sprint announces new international add-on for Framily Plan subscribers

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Sprint's new International Connect: Call & Text $15 add-on plan lets Framily Plan subscribers use their voice and text allotments to call and text internationally at no additional charge. Except for that $15, that is. With it, Sprint Framily Plan subscribers can count international calls to 65 countries against the voice minutes they're already paying for, and texts to more than 180 countries (which is just about all of the countries there are).

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2 years ago

Media Browser goes on sale to celebrate latest update

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Media Browser is a handy service, which turns your home PC into a multimedia server. With apps available for both Windows 8 and Windows Phone, consumers are able to access remote content on smartphones, tablets and other supported devices. Today, the team have announced updates for both the server release and Windows Phone client, as well as a pretty decent sale for anyone who hasn't tried the service.

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2 years ago

Nokia Lumia 630 and 930 heading to Brazil

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Microsoft is planning to release both the Nokia Lumia 930 and Lumia 630 in Brazil later this month, alongside other first-tier launch markets. To celebrate the new Windows Phones entering the local market, Microsoft Brazil will be hosting an event on May 15th in São Paulo. This marks the shift from Nokia to Microsoft with the latter now handling marketing and device launches.

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2 years ago

Top Windows Phone 8.1 Start Screen Apps

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Top Windows Phone 8.1 Start Screen Apps

Windows Phone Central App Roundup: Windows Phone 8.1 Start Screen Apps

While the Windows Phone Start Screen has never really sucked wind, the features the Windows Phone 8.1 update brings to the table takes the Start Screen to a new level. We still have Live Tiles that can deliver bullets of information to keep us up to date on everything from the weather, our schedule, stock prices, sports scores and more.

But with Windows Phone 8.1, our ability to customize our Start Screen has increased with transparent tiles, custom background images and the option of adding a third column of tiles to devices who previously lacked this feature. This week's roundup will focus on Windows Phone apps that will help you make the most of your Windows Phone Start Screen. From adding transparent tiles to creating a custom tile color, these apps can help you make your Windows Phone a little bit more your own.

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2 years ago

Kevin Spacey brings first Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare trailer to life

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The first trailer for the next Call of Duty instalment has been published on the official YouTube account. Featuring Kevin Spacey as the figurehead of a private military corporation, which has kicked off an attack on the US, Advanced Warfare looks to be an irresistible release for any Call of Duty (or first-person shooter) fan. The game is slated for a November 4th launch.

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2 years ago

Apple, Google, Microsoft increasingly defying U.S. government, informing customers of data demands

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If the government demands your personal, private email or other data, Microsoft, Google, Facebook, Apple, and others are reportedly taking steps to notify you faster and more frequently than they did in the past. That's putting them at odds with prosecutors who believe such notifications can interfere with ongoing investigations and evidence gathering.

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2 years ago

Police officer avoids bullet thanks to the Windows Phone in his pocket

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2 years ago

Microsoft acquires high performance cloud computing vendor GreenButton

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When it comes to the Azure cloud computing platform, Microsoft has been making some rather large moves. Recent price cuts and deals with Samsung have all been notable but it doesn't end there. Over at the Windows Azure blog, it was announced that Microsoft has acquired high performance cloud computing vendor GreenButton out of New Zealand for an undisclosed amount and their offerings will begin to be integrated into Azure immediately.

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2 years ago

Verizon pushes FCC to reconsider restrictions on upcoming spectrum auction

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Verizon isn't taking too kindly to proposed regulations on an upcoming spectrum auction, and is hoping the FCC will change its ways before the sale opens next year. The auction, which will have extremely valuable 600MHz spectrum up for grabs in mid-2015, is expected to have restrictions imposed on it to limit big players like Verizon and AT&T from taking it all for themselves.

The FCC is proposing that the auction have rules that will limit any one company from picking up more than a third of the spectrum available in any given market. The goal is to open up the doors for smaller players like T-Mobile, Sprint and regional carriers to pick up the much-needed low-band spectrum, which is usually unobtainable because of the high bids larger carriers can put in.

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