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2 years ago

Nokia Lumia 2520 priced at $399 on AT&T, available in-store on November 22

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It's going to be quite the busy couple of days next week, particularly around and on November 22nd. Why, you ask? If you've just emerged from the cave of wonders and dreams, the Xbox One will be launching on the day, alongside the Lumia 1520 and Lumia 2520 from Nokia--of course we told you as much a few weeks ago. Nokia has now confirmed pricing and availability for its first Windows 8.1 RT tablet in the US on AT&T.

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2 years ago

"Xbox, On" brings Xbox One to life in thirteen seconds

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2 years ago

Nightmares from the Deep 2: the Siren's Call launches first on Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8

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We reviewed the first Nightmares from the Deep game, Cursed Heart earlier this week. Funny how the timing works out – the sequel Nightmares from the Deep 2: The Siren’s Call has just launched on Windows Phone 8! That would be good news enough, but it has also arrived before the iOS and Android versions. It seems developer Artifex Mundi has a soft spot for mobile Windows platforms.

To celebrate the launch, the Windows Phone version of Siren’s Call is on sale for $2.99 (40 percent off its regular price of $4.99) and the Windows 8 and RT version is on sale for $4.99 ($6.99 regular price). Head past the break for screenshots, Store link, and our video interview with the developer!

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2 years ago

Zombie Games and Weather Apps, two crowded fields in the Windows Phone Store

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Windows Phone Central App and Game Roundup: Zombies Games meet Weather Apps

Three categories of Windows Phone titles come to mind as having the strongest presence in the Windows Phone Store; Zombie games, Weather apps, and Photography apps.  These groups seem to multiply faster than bunnies or flashlight apps.  Fortunately, while some may see these categories as over saturated, it's crowded with quality titles.  Which is never a bad thing.

In this week's Windows Phone Central Roundup, we focus on two of these categories, Zombies and Weather titles (we'll pick on the photography apps on down the road).  The Zombie titles in the roundup are some of our favorite titles that have been covered through the years.  The weather apps aren't heavyweight apps like the Weather Channel or Accuweather but they do a good job of keeping us up to date with what Mother Nature has in store.

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2 years ago

Gartner also picks Windows Phone as the winner of last quarter

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The last few months have been pretty good for the Windows Phone ecosystem. There have been some great devices announced by Nokia and other OEMs, more and more popular apps coming to the Windows Phone Store, and more than one research agency testifying the growth.

A couple of days back, we posted about the latest IDC report which pegged the year-over-year growth of Windows Phone for the third quarter of 2013 to 156%.

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2 years ago

Blippar comes to Windows Phone 8, gives you augmented reality advertisements

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We’re closing in on the end of 2013 and as we look back it’ll hard to argue that this wasn’t an incredible year for Windows Phone in terms of gaining new apps. There have been so many big name apps that joined the platform this year. But more importantly, startups have increasingly been turning their attention and resources to focus on Windows Phone. Blippar is a fairly young startup that’s just released their application for Windows Phone 8. Let’s check it out.

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2 years ago

Microsoft releases My Server 2012 R2 for Windows Phone 8

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Microsoft just released the My Server 2012 R2 application at the Windows Phone Store. The app helps keep you connected to your server resources through Windows Phone devices. You can manage users, devices, alerts, and access shared files in Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials. This is the first version of the app, so let the team know if you have any feedback.

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2 years ago

Get the YouTube app that was pulled by Google

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Have a developer unlocked phone? You can get the XAP for the YouTube app from Microsoft that was pulled by Google. 

Metrotube and myTube are by far some of the best options in the Windows Phone Store right now if you want to get your YouTube on. There was a brief period of time where Microsoft’s own YouTube app was killer, before Google had it killed. Now it’s a shell of its former self and not exactly an app we’d recommend to anyone. Miss that great YouTube app that Microsoft put out? There are ways to get it back. Details below.

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2 years ago

You can now download Flipboard for Windows 8.1

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2 years ago

Flight Control Rocket blasts off as this week's Windows Phone Red Stripe Deal

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Save on Flight Control Rocket, An Alien with a Magnet, and Avirall Time Suite this week with Microsoft's Red Stripe Deal. 

With the appearance of Asphalt 8 as a non-Xbox title, some Windows Phone Xbox fans remain in shock. What better way to cure your ills than with an Xbox game that’s never gone on sale before? That’s exactly what we get with this week’s Xbox Red Stripe Deal: Flight Control Rocket from Electronic Arts. Not bad!

The non-Xbox Red Stripe Deals include indie game An Alien with a Magnet from Rejected Games and stopwatch/productivity app Avirall Time Suite from Pilcrow App Dev. Both cost 99 cents this week. Head past the break for descriptions and Store links!

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2 years ago

6 reasons why 6sec is better than official Vine app for Windows Phone

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We have 6 reasons why third-party application, 6sec, is better than the official Vine app for Windows Phone. 6sec has been around since July while the official app just came out on Tuesday. Both have the essential features of viewing and uploading Vine videos, but 6sec comes out on top right now.

We have a video comparing these two apps, so go watch it after the break.

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2 years ago

Windows Phone photo editor Phox updated with new filters and user interface tweaks

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Phox is a straightforward Windows Phone photography app that lets you crop, add creative filters, and share your creations with friends and family.  The app was recently updated to version 1.5, which adds a few changes to the user interface and a handful of new filters.

You now have a home button that returns you to Phox’s start page after you have save or shared your image.  This may not sound like a huge change but it does eliminate the need to repeatedly tap the Windows Phone Back Button when you need to return to the start page.

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2 years ago

Poll: Which game are you playing day one on your Xbox One?

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Depending on your location, we’re a little over a week away from the Xbox One launching around the world. November 22nd marks the day when we’ll finally get our hands on Microsoft’s next-generation gaming console (in addition to the Lumia 1520 and Lumia 2520). While Microsoft is quick to tout the all-in-one entertainment possibilities on the Xbox One, we want to know what games you’re most excited about in this week’s poll.

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2 years ago

Review Huawei Ascend W2 - a budget Windows Phone with a few surprises

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Huawei's second Windows Phone is a budget device with a ton of perks

When it comes to budget Windows Phones for emerging markets (or those with limited financial abilities), Nokia comes to mind. However, China-based Huawei knows a thing or two about low-cost smartphones and with the recently announced Ascend W2, they’re carving a nice niche for themselves in the East.

While many in the West will dismiss Huawei as “cheap” or not worth their time, our exposure with the Ascend W2 may change your mind. Sure, the device falls on the low-end for features but it’s a solid budget offering that Window Phone fans should be proud of. It represents the brand well and we think it’s an excellent choice for new and aspiring shoppers.

Head past the break for our video tour, high quality photos and thoughts of this phone.

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2 years ago

Devs can now use Facebook Login for their Windows and Windows Phone 8 Apps

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