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2 years ago

Check out Disney's new 'Castle of Illusion' running on the Surface Pro 3 and Lumia Icon

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2 years ago

Subway Surfers takes on Tokyo in today's update of the popular runner

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Subway Surfers is one of the few games on Windows Phone to keep pace in updates with iOS and Android. Indeed, the endless runner is updated day for day with those ‘World Tour’ updates. Sure, they’re just re-skinning the game for some new visual flare, but it’s still a fun nod to its users who may get bored. Toss in some new monthly contests to sweeten the deal and you have one of our favorite games.

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2 years ago

New Broadcom chip to finally bridge the gap between wireless charging standards

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Broadcom has announced a new wireless charging chip that aims to simplify wireless charging by combining all three current standards onto a single chip. The Wireless Power Consortium (WPC), the Power Matters Alliance (PMA), and the Alliance for Wireless Power (A4WP - of which Broadcom is a member) all have their own standards, though the PMA and A4WP have recently agreed to merge.

While the WPC's Qi standard has found its way into many products, it faces some challenges. For instance, though Nokia includes Qi charging in its phones, models bound for AT&T in the U.S. use the PMA standard, thanks to the carrier's partnership with the Alliance. This is set to change with Broadcom's new chip.

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2 years ago

Nokia Play To updated for Windows Phone 8.1, new DLNA devices

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2 years ago

Official Manchester United app gets released, but not everyone can download it yet

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The official Manchester United app for Windows Phone has been released, but with limited availability. The app itself has launched in 18 countries, however the UK, US and many other countries have been skipped with further support expected in future updates. If you're an avid Man Utd football club fan, this is an app for you (or will be in the near future).

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2 years ago

Deal of the Day: BodyGuardz UltraTough Clear ScreenGuardz for Nokia Lumia 928

For today only, purchase the BodyGuardz UltraTough Clear ScreenGuardz for Nokia Lumia 928 and get 44% off the regular price!

Made from the same material used to shield the front of vehicles from rock chips, these custom screen protectors provide unmatched scratch protection against keys, dirt and other debris. They're extremely easy to apply and even come with two in each package.

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2 years ago

Latest ad from Microsoft shows just how colorful Nokia Lumia products are

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Microsoft has released a new advertisement showing off color popping in the Nokia Creative Studio, available on Lumia Windows Phones. The feature (as the ad demonstrates) enables users to spice up their mobile photography by 'popping' in colors on certain objects, leaving the rest of the image in grayscale. It's a neat effect and one that also represents just how unique Lumia Windows Phones are.

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2 years ago

Join your favorite characters from MonsterUp games in this new endless runner

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After teasing a new title some time ago, fans of the MonsterUp games will be able to rejoice with the cute characters going up high into a brand new endless runner. Just like other games and media making the move to this genre of entertainment (which is proving popular across the mobile ecosystem), players are able to lend the monsters a hand with collecting gems and essentially running as far as possible.

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2 years ago

Review - Blackjack Assassin, a no-frills universal app for Windows Phone and Windows 8

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We have several blackjack games to choose from on Windows Phone and Windows 8, most being of the free-and-supported-by-ads variety. But hey, ads can be annoying!

With that in mind, I recently checked out a paid universal game called Blackjack Assassin from DeadCode Software (the trial is fully featured and ad-supported). With a name like that, you might expect a cool and quirky approach to the traditional game of Jack Black, I mean blackjack. Blackjack Assassin is actually a very straight-laced blackjack simulation, but dedicated fans of the card game might not mind. Head past the break for our full review.

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2 years ago

Put yourself in the picture with Clipr for Windows Phone 8

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Clipr is a relatively new photography app for Windows Phone 8 that lets you clip parts of one picture and paste it into another picture. Clipr also has tools to selectively blur portions of photos, merge two photos into one and create Start Screen background wallpapers.

After using Clipr over the past few days, while the app could use a little fine-tuning, the app comes across as a creative photography tool for our Windows Phones well worth a try.

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2 years ago

Satya Nadella: Bing and Xbox are not for sale

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2 years ago

Microsoft gives its Surface Pro 2 a £150 price cut in the UK

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2 years ago

Despicable Me: Minion Rush returns to the Windows Phone Store

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It was only the other day when we covered Despicable Me: Minion Rush missing from the Windows Phone Store, but now the title is once again available for download. Should you require reminding, the developers had to pull the endless runner from the store due to an incorrect XAP being published on the store, enabling players to access developer tools to activate 'super powers'.

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2 years ago

WhatsApp competitor Telegram Messenger is now available for Windows Phone

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It was only last week when we learned that Ngram, an unofficial Telegram Messenger app, would become the official one, receiving approval from the Telegram team. Fast forward a few days and the changeover has now occurred in the Store, as the links to Ngram show the re-branded app as Telegram Messenger Beta v 0.14.5.27.

The whole story started a few months ago when the Telegram team decided to open source their app development in a pseudo-contest, letting numerous Telegram clone apps onto the Store (see app our roundup). Presumably the one that they liked the most becomes re-branded as the official app for Windows Phone. It’s a cool use of the talented Windows Phone developer pool, and we wish more companies would take such opportunities.

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2 years ago

Real-time speech translation coming to Skype later this year, shown in video

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