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2 years ago

Re-live Window's 95 game, Hover!, in your favorite browser

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2 years ago

Parking Mania, Akinator and UPnP Spy are the latest Red Stripe Deals

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This week's Red Stripe Deals are a little bit early over in the Windows Phone Store but who are we to complain.

For those not familiar with the deals, every week the Windows Phone Store taps one Xbox Windows Phone game, one independent gaming title and one app to go on sale. The deal lasts only a week when three new titles will be tapped for the savings.

For this week's deals, which are currently live, we have the Xbox title Parking Mania, the Akinator game, and the network utility UPnP Spy.

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2 years ago

Babel Rising 3D for Windows Phone 8 hits the Store shelves as an Xbox title

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We first caught wind that Ubisoft was planning on releasing a Windows Phone 8 specific version of Babel Rising 3D back during Casual Connect 2013. But the word on the street was that it wouldn't be Xbox enabled due to the lengthy certification process.

While we aren't sure what happened between then and now, Babel Rising 3D was released today and as an Xbox Windows Phone gaming title.

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2 years ago

Microsoft tops lists as both a global brand leader and most inspiring company in America

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When you ask people their thoughts on Microsoft you’ll get a variety of responses depending on the person. You and I might see a company with innovative products like the Xbox One, Windows Phone, Azure and the Surface family of devices. Someone off the street might remember the monopolistic giant from the 1990s. Others will see an uncool technology company compared to the likes of Apple and Google. Everyone has their prejudice when it comes towards the Redmond company.

But when you look at the population as a whole you get some interesting results when it comes to Microsoft’s perception as a global brand and how it stacks up as an inspiring company. As a brand which do you think is bigger, Microsoft or Disney? As a company who is more inspiring, Microsoft or Google? The results may surprise you.

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2 years ago

Publish your Windows Phone apps for free in the United States or Europe

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We love to support the Windows Phone development community whenever we can here. It’s what will help propel Windows Phone forward when devices like the Lumia 520 bring millions of new users to the platform. But what can we do to help future Windows Phone developers? Promoting cool deals and incentives to bring newbies to the Windows Phone Store. Here’s a great one for any potential European and United States developers.

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2 years ago

Nokia Lumia 1020 now available in Taiwan and back on track for Telstra in Australia

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The world cried together when Nokia announced the Lumia 1020 as an exclusive on AT&T the world. Why limit the smartphone with the best camera to one carrier in one country? Thankfully that exclusivity was only timed and slowly the device began appearing around the globe. The device was recently delayed on Telstra in Australia, but is now back on track. It’s also now available to the people of Taiwan. Details below.

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2 years ago

Flixster updated on Windows Phone 8. Most likely bug fixes

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2 years ago

Developer of Square Off partners with MyAppFree for special free deal

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2 years ago

Netflix updated with profile support on Windows 8, no love for Windows Phone yet

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Earlier in August, Netflix added profile support to their popular video streaming platform. The move was met with praise left and right. No longer do you have different movie and television tastes clashing and distorting suggestions for multiple people in a family. The feature first showed up on the web version of Netflix and slowly went out to the iOS and Android versions of the mobile apps.

It’s also supported on the PS3 and Xbox 360. But Windows Phone still doesn’t support profiles and today the Windows 8 version just gained the ability.

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2 years ago

Catch song notes and tilt the drums with SongArc for Windows Phone

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SongArc is an indie game which we've covered numerous times in the past. The game itself is a product of AppCampus, the joint project by Nokia, Microsoft and Aalto University. So what exactly is SongArc? It's a music game that taps into the songs you love listening to for some addictive gameplay.

Enjoy the likes of Guitar Hero and other music jam / rhythm titles? You'll love SongArc for Windows Phone.

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2 years ago

The Sims FreePlay Review: SIMulating life and love on Windows Phone 8

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We’ve poured on The Sims FreePlay coverage lately, and why not? Xbox Windows Phone games have become relatively scarce this year (though September saw plenty of new releases). It’s also a massively sized mobile entry in one of gaming’s most popular franchises… Not to mention, it’s free to play so any Windows Phone 8 user with 1 GB of RAM can get it (internet connection required).

Then again, the ‘free’ feather in a title’s cap can also be a thorn in its side from a gameplay perspective. The Sims FreePlay embodies many of the free to play trappings typically perceived as negative by users, from time-based mechanics to dual currencies. Can the joyful simulation aspects of The Sims survive all those grabs for players’ wallets? Read on for our evaluation.

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2 years ago

Nokia Lumia 1020 available for pre-order in Turkey; listed for 1,999TL at Turkcell

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The Nokia Lumia 1020 has been touched on before, in fact we only recently covered news that the Windows Phone launched in the Philippines. Now we're heading to Turkey where local mobile operator Turkcell has the device listed for 1,999TL ($990). Just like other markets, you'll be able to pick up the expensive niche smartphone. 

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2 years ago

Phototastic for Windows 8, collage building on the big screen

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Many will be familiar with Phototastic for our Windows Phone. It is a popular photo collage building app that lets you build a wide variety of collages that can be shared or used as your lockscreen wallpaper.

Phototastic was recently released for Windows 8 to let you have the same collage building capabilities on your Windows 8/RT computer or tablet.  The Windows 8 version shares many of the same features as the Windows Phone version, just a little more elbow room with the larger screens.  If you are a fan of the Windows Phone version of Phototastic, you'll really like the Windows 8 version.

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2 years ago

Nokia Lumia 1020 launches in the Philippines; available from October 11

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2 years ago

Ford's Alan Mulally dismisses rumored spot on Microsoft's CEO shortlist

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It's no secret Microsoft is looking for a new CEO to replace Steve Ballmer, who announced his resignation in August. Since the press release was published, the company has been looking at numerous candidates, both internal and external. Ford CEO, Alan Mulally was believed to be on the shortlist, alongside Computer Sciences CEO Mike Lawrie.

In an interview with USA Today, Mulally maintains he's not planning to leave Ford for Redmond.

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