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2 years ago

Note takers, take note: Papyrus for Windows Phone is now available

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Although Windows Phone currently lacks proper stylus support, Mother Nature gave you an organic one, your finger. The next issue is needing a decent app that takes advantage of this tool and that’s where Papyrus comes in. Announced back at Nokia World last month, Papyrus is one of two note taking apps to come to Windows Phone, giving users ample choice for handwriting (the other was InNote).

Papyrus 1.0 is now live on the Store and the app is proving to be especially useful if you have a large-screened device like the Lumia 1520. The app features a rich assortment of features, including a Live Tile, pin to Start, different sized lines, color variation for pens, insertion of images and pinch to zoom. Unfortunately there is no backup to SkyDrive, though we suppose that could come out later.

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2 years ago

Skype's Jeff Kunins details upcoming messages fix, teases "fun" things for Windows Phone 8

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Microsoft has confirmed with The Verge that the company is aware of issues with current Skype apps and has been working to address said problems, as well as introduce new features. We've previously looked at how the Skype team will be looking at finally making messages synchronise across multiple platforms, but it's positive to see other issues being targeted.

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2 years ago

Tile Me! adds Twitter background creator with Nokia devices in latest update

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Tile Me! just got an update that makes Twitter profile pages for Windows Phone fans more interesting. In addition to creating a ‘Me tile’ as your profile photo, version 2.7 now has a Twitter background creator. We like the new feature and we think you’ll like it, too!

Are you curious? We’ll show you how Tile Me! looks in a video after the break.

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2 years ago

Fruit Rocks, fighting back the alien invasion one apple at a time

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Fruit Rocks is a Windows Phone game that calls upon you to use fruit trees and rocks to defend Earth against an alien invasion.  The game is a side scrolling action title where you hurl apples and oranges from trees to destroy a variety of aliens that have decided to invade Earth.

The game also includes bonus items that can be shot with your fruit to give you an edge in taking out the alien monsters.  Game play is challenging, cartoon graphics aren’t too shabby, and overall, Fruit Rocks is a fun game to pass the time with.

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2 years ago

Latest ad for the Nokia Lumia 1020 says you don't need to learn the Taekfoto art of combat

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Nokia’s latest ad for the Lumia 1020 in the United Arab Emirates tells viewers you don’t need to learn the art of smartphone combat to get your shot. With the Nokia Lumia 1020, you have a 41-megapixel sensor that helps you zoom in on the action without fighting for the front row. However, if you’re still interested in learning the martial art called Taekfoto, Master Rez-tu-lo shows moves you need to fight your way to get the perfect shot.

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2 years ago

Deal Alert: Nokia Lumia 1020 for $74.99 with contract at Amazon

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The Nokia Lumia 1020 is now only $74.99 at Amazon in the U.S. with a two-year contract. That’s the lowest price we’ve seen for this flagship device on Amazon. The deal is available for customers who want to create a new account or add a new line of service with AT&T. Existing customers who are upgrading have a higher price of $99, which isn’t bad either.

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2 years ago

Deal Alert: Lumia 520 (AT&T GoPhone) for $69 with Amazon Prime

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The Nokia Lumia 520 has been one of the most important phones for Microsoft and Nokia. One estimate by AdDuplex from last month put the Lumia 520 at 33% share of all Windows Phone 8 devices. Not bad when you consider how that phone has only been available for a few months.

Coming in at $99 on AT&T as a pre-paid GoPhone is one heck of a deal. It’s even more of a deal when it’s just $69.99 on Amazon and yes, it’s Prime (that means free shipping for those with Prime accounts). We want to be clear: that’s $69.99 for a no-strings attached Lumia 520. You can throw in any AT&T SIM and get service without a contract, just pay as you go. Already have an AT&T account? You can throw in your existing SIM and start using the Lumia 520 without extending your contract.

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2 years ago

The future of Windows - Microsoft's devices head hints at further OS unification

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Microsoft currently has three operating systems set up for different hardware. Should you be on a desktop, laptop or supported tablets, Windows 8.1 is what powers the system. Windows RT 8.1 is loaded on the Surface 2 and other tablets with ARM chips. Finally, we have Windows Phone 8 for smartphones. 

With Microsoft working on further uniting its services and software, how will Windows operating systems look in the future? According to Executive VP Devices and Studios at Microsoft, Julie Larson-Green, the company will no longer have three versions of Windows, but will unite all products under one umbrella.

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2 years ago

Zombies!!! back from the dead on Windows Phone, without Xbox features

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It’s been a rough year for Xbox games on Windows Phone. Many weeks go by without new releases, and a fair number of developers have jumped ship and switched to indie releases (see Asphalt 8). If we had to name the single worst day for Xbox Windows Phone, it would undoubtedly be September 27 – the day the In-App Purchases died. Yes, on that day (or maybe slightly earlier that week) a whopping 11 games disappeared from the service, never to return… Not with Achievements, anyway.

Since then, Chickens Can’t Fly actually did come back to Windows Phone without its Xbox Live features. And just recently, a second de-listed title has done the same thing: Babaroga’s horror-themed board game Zombies!!!. The game is now on sale once again with its former DLC included automatically, all for $5.99. Read on for more details.

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2 years ago

Looks like Nokia Lumia 1520 has arrived in Australia

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2 years ago

Stay connected with your Football Club on the go with the official FIFA 14 companion app

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Hey gamers, how’s your weekend going? While you are racing your cars, shooting the bad guys, or scoring goals, it’s great to control your experience on your Windows Phone. Few days back, Sam wrote about the official companion app for Grand Theft Auto V for Windows Phone and here we are with the official companion app for FIFA 14.

The app allows you to access your Football Club news, alerts, and friends, and keeps you up to date with your friends and send messages. You can purchase packs from the FUT Store and manage your FUT Squads by optimizing Chemistry, Formations, and Players. You can find and but on players on the FUT Transfer Market or turn a quick profit with the FUT Transfer List.

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2 years ago

Pick up your free copy of Halo Spartan Assault for your Nokia Lumia 1520

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2 years ago

Instagram, Xbox One SmartGlass, Readit and more are your app highlights for this week

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2 years ago

Telegram coming to Windows Phone in January - promises to be faster and more secure than Whatsapp

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Telegram just announced on Twitter their messaging app is coming to Windows Phone in January 2014. Telegram lets you send messages, photos and videos to people who are in your phone contacts (and have Telegram). It’s already available on Android and iOS.

How is Telegram different from the popular messaging app, Whatsapp? Telegram’s team claim they are faster and way more secure.

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2 years ago

Tap The Frog, a Windows Phone game with a little zip (Updated)

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Tap The Frog is a collection of six mini-games that are designed to test your reflexes and powers of observation.  The Windows Phone game is nicely animated and full of challenges that will not only test your reflexes but also your powers of observation.

Tap The Frog has likeable graphics, gaming achievements, and an online leaderboard.  The game has its appeal and has a slight addictive quality.  Tap The Frog is a fun game for short bits of time but it can be somewhat nerve racking as well.

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