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2 years ago

Weather Hound for Windows Phone 8, a simple approach to the weather

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Another week here at Windows Phone Central and another Windows Phone weather app has caught our attention.  This week, it is the Windows Phone 8 weather app Weather Hound.

Weather Hound is a simple weather app that delivers the basics along with Live Tile and lockscreen support.  There is not a lot of flash to Weather Hound but it covers the core weather information rather nicely.

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2 years ago

Nokia Chairman defends Stephen Elop and Nokia’s decision to sell hardware division to Microsoft

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It’s been nearly three months since Microsoft announced plans to acquire Nokia’s handset division. The deal has a few final steps to go through being finalized. One of those steps recently happened. Last Tuesday, Nokia shareholders finalized the 7.2 billion dollar transfer of Nokia’s phone division to Microsoft. That meeting wasn’t without its fair share of critics, most aimed at Stephen Elop. However, Nokia Chariman and interim CEO, Risto Siilasmaa, defended Stephen Elop and the sale of Nokia’s handset division.

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2 years ago

Microsoft releases statement on faulty Xbox One Blu-ray drives

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All launches of new technology are usually accommodated by a few reports of problematic possibility. Following the release of Microsoft’s latest gamin console, the Xbox One, a small minority of users have stated that their consoles exhibited strange grinding noises from within. The problem, as many have already figured out, lays upon the console’s integrated Blu-ray drive. Microsoft has finally responded to consumer reports and will be taking action to correct the issue.

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2 years ago

Diptic makes it to Windows Phone 8 - collage maker with advanced editing

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An app that’s already on Android and iOS devices just made its way to the Windows Phone Store. Diptic lets you easily create photo collages and share them with friends. It’s a simple app, but with extra features for those who want to do more with their collages. We put the app in front of our camera to show you how it looks on our device.

Head past the break to watch our walkthrough video.

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2 years ago

Microsoft responds to overheating on Surface 2 devices - a firmware update is coming

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2 years ago

Amazon updates Kindle for Windows Phone 8 to include fast app resume, new Live tile and more

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Microsoft has a fairly strong ecosystem when it comes to content. You’ve got Xbox Music and Video for your entertainment needs. However, there’s no solid reading ecosystem in place with them. Which is fine, because Amazon’s Kindle platform is tough to beat in both price and convenience. With Kindle you’re also buying into an ecosystem where your content is available on nearly any device you can think of – including Windows Phone. The app for Windows Phone was just updated today. Let’s check out what’s new.

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2 years ago

Get euroTRIP for free in the Windows Phone Store for the next day

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Find yourself heading to Europe soon for a trip or business? Maybe you already live there, but do travel to different parts of the continent. Download euroTRIP for Windows Phone if any of the above describes you. It’s a beautiful and functional app for Windows Phone that gives you access to basic information for any given country. Let’s check it out.

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2 years ago

Review – Amzer Pudding Soft Gel case for the Nokia Lumia 1520

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Last Friday we showed you the bulky but well done E LV Leather Wallet case for the Lumia 1520, and previously we reviewed the Nokia CP-623 flip cover. Today, it’s Amzer’s turn with their Pudding Soft Gel Case/Cover.

Costing around $8 online in either white or black, Amzer is a relatively familiar name and their Soft Gel case is a good deal. It’s not the most protective case, but in exchange you get a light, form fitting cover that will protect your giant Lumia 1520 against small falls.

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2 years ago

Poll: How many games did you get for your Xbox One?

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2 years ago

Demand 5 app for Windows Phone 8 lets you watch your favorite shows from Channel 5 (UK)

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Living in the UK and rocking a Windows Phone device? Then you’ll probably want to check out the new Demand 5 app for Windows Phone 8 that just came out. Demand 5 is a video on demand service offered by Channel 5 for those in the UK. You already have a Demand 5 app for your Xbox 360, but now you can get that same content on your mobile device. Details and download links below!

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2 years ago

JDB Pocketware updates Facebook and Social Scout apps, deepens integration

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JDB Facebook and Social Scout Windows Phone apps (both from JDB Pocketware) have been around for some time now.  The two apps helped Windows Phone users keep track of all their Facebook updates and explore the location related side of Facebook.

The most recent updates ( version 1.6.7 for JDB Facebook and version 1.4.1 for Social Scout) provides deep integration that allows the two apps to work more as one in that you can launch Social Scout from within the JDB Facebook app.

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2 years ago

Deal alert: Surface RT with keyboard for just $179.99 (Store only)

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Black Friday isn’t until later this week, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get some crazy good deals today. It may be a generation old and its performance at first was lackluster, but the original Surface RT has new legs with Windows 8.1 installed. Normally at this stage in a products life we might recommend just getting the latest one, here that would be the Surface 2. However, it’s hard to ignore the original Surface when it’s just $179.99 and includes a keyboard. Details below.

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2 years ago

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The Windows Phone Central team returned last week for another podcast. We talked about the Lumia 1520, the Lumia 2520 tablet, Instagram, Microsoft's 'critical mass' and more.

Missed our live show? Then tune into the HD video replay below, stream the audio or download using your favorite podcast app!

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2 years ago

The Nokia Lumia 1520 goes up for pre-order in the UK

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2 years ago

Have the pens at the ready; OneNote receives massive update for Windows 8.1

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Microsoft has today released an update to the OneNote app on Windows 8. The update adds new features and improvements, including note capture with the Share Charm, scanning of items with the camera and the display of recent notes with Page Previews. It's a fairly sizeable upgrade, so hop on past the break to learn what's new in the latest release.

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