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2 years ago

GroupMe updated with improved message delivery, faster start up and much more

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One of our favorite apps at events, like this past Nokia World 2013 or //Build/, is GroupMe for Windows Phone. The app allows those of us covering the event to stay in communication with the rest of the Windows Phone Central team. It’s great because it works on nearly every phone, either via push notifications in the app or SMS. GroupMe was also just updated for Windows Phone. Let’s see what’s new in this latest update.

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2 years ago

AT&T Nokia Lumia 1520 Charging Case from Incipio makes an appearance

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For those pre-ordering an AT&T Nokia Lumia 1520, if you want to enjoy wireless charging you'll need to pick up a wireless charging case. That's the bad news.  The good news is that Incipio is now listing a wireless charging case for the Lumia 1520 on their website. The bad news part two is that the case is out of stock.

The charging case is listed as being made of rigid Plextonium (high density plastic) and has all your customary cut-outs for the 1520's buttons, ports and microphones. However, based on the pictures, it looks as though you'll have to remove the case to access the Lumia 1520's expansion card slot.

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2 years ago

Hands on with the official Vine app for Windows Phone

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Hands on with the official Vine app for Windows Phone

It’s finally here. Silently announced back in July and mentioned again at Nokia World, the official Vine app is now available at the Windows Phone store. We’ve been using third-party apps like 6sec and Viner for a while now, but it feels great to finally have the official app at the store.  We go hands-on with the new app to show you how it looks on Windows Phone.

Head past the break to watch our walkthrough video.

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2 years ago

Microsoft auctions off white Xbox One for a good cause

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Back in August, we learned about a special edition white model of the Xbox One console that was going to be given to employees working in Microsoft's Interactive Entertainment Business division as part of a gift package. Now Microsoft is offering one lucky (and financially well-off) eBay bidder a chance to own the only white Xbox One unit to be offered to the general public. The auction will benefit the Wounded Warrior Project, a charity geared toward helping wounded service members and their families.

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2 years ago

Microsoft drops stack ranking system in effort to boost employee collaboration

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Stack Ranking is a system that companies like Microsoft use to measure and rate the performance of their employees. Amazon, Facebook, and Yahoo all have their own versions of stack ranking. It’s a pretty controversial system for those involved, both currently and previously with the company. And it’s also no more. Microsoft has sent out an internal memo to employees letting them know that the system will cease to exist, starting from now.

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2 years ago

Fancy watching TV and playing Rising Dead 3 simultaneously? You can on Xbox One

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Microsoft has released a new video to show off some of the multitasking capabilities of the next-generation video game console. The Xbox One sports the Snap feature, enabling you to do more at once. Fancy playing a game while looking at what friends are playing, or even watching live TV? It's all possible and is a handy feature that saves time from switching between inputs or firing up a second screen.

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2 years ago

Nokia StoryTeller beta available in the Windows Phone Store, but you can't download it

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Nokia announced a new photography-focused app called "StoryTeller" in Abu Dhabi last month. The new tool offers a way to organize image and video files on Lumia Windows Phones, according to the time or location they are taken. We knew the software will be released in the near future, but weren't entirely sure when. Now a beta version of StoryTeller is available on the Windows Phone Store.

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2 years ago

Vine for Windows Phone is now available for download

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Updated 11:30 AM ET: The Official Vine app is now live in the Store. Link below.

Vine has today announced on the official blog that their Windows Phone app will be released today. Fans of the service have been left with little choice but rely on third-party solutions (6sec and Viner to name a few) while Vine looked at developing an official app for Microsoft's mobile platform. We covered an unveiling of the official Vine app at Nokia World 2013, but soon you'll be able to download the app and create some awesome short clips.

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2 years ago

Get hooked up with a tech room makeover in Nokia's sweepstakes

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Look around at the four walls you're currently located within. Check out some of the dated gadgets that lay around. Would you like to have said room refreshed with new hardware and a general makeover? Nokia is offering exactly this with the #NOKIAHOOKUP contest. The company will select 3 lucky winners who will be hooked up with a $10,000 room makeover. Sound good? Read on for the details.

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2 years ago

UC Browser keeps the updates coming; now supports background downloads

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2 years ago

FlowDoku, a Sudoku styled puzzle game for Windows Phone 8

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FlowDoku is a Sudoku styled Windows Phone 8 puzzle game. Instead of lining up numbers in a particular sequence, FlowDoku presents you with a series of colored squares, triangles, diamonds and circles that you'll need to sort out.

The game has over two hundred puzzles to solve that span five difficulty levels and four puzzle sizes.

FlowDoku has a simple design, easy user interface, and challenging puzzles. Even the easy puzzles can be on the challenging side. FlowDoku makes a nice first impression and is an appealing Windows Phone puzzle game.

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2 years ago

Deal alert: Free T-Mobile prepaid SIM Card Activation Kit and shipping with coupon

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If you have an unlocked Windows Phone device that you want to bring over to T-Mobile’s network in the U.S., you can get a SIM card for free with a coupon. That’s with free shipping, too. Just wait for the SIM card in the mail, choose a plan, and put the SIM card in your phone.

T-Mobile’s SIM cards are usually sold for $10. Head over to their online store and enter coupon code: NOVSIM. There appears to be a limit of two cards per customer.

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2 years ago

6tag updated, you can now hide from ads on Instagram

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6tag updated, you can now hide from ads on Instagram

Rudy doesn’t sleep and neither do we. He’s been working full-time on developing for Windows Phone the past few weeks, which is why you’ve seen a steady update cycle with his app. 6tag for example, just received another update tonight. Let’s check out what’s new in the latest version.

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2 years ago

Line updated for Windows Phone, brings bug fixes and performance improvements

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We’ve got nearly every major messaging platform on Windows Phone. Outside of iMessage, BBM, and whatever chat app Google is pushing we’ve got them all. WhatsApp and Skype are arguably the most popular, based on anecdotal evidence from you all in comments. But LINE Messenger is pretty popular too. In fact, the service boasts some 280 million users in over 231 countries. It’s also just been updated on Windows Phone. Let’s check out what’s new.

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2 years ago

Join the Youmigo beta, an exclusive app for Windows Phone to make friends around the world

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We’re big fans of apps that chose to launch exclusive on Windows Phone first before going cross-platform. We’re also big fans when those apps revolve around a unique idea. Youmigo is an app that’s currently in beta for Windows Phone 8 users that is not only exclusive to Windows Phone, but pretty unique. Let’s check it out and give you details on joining this beta.

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