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2 years ago

Blu Products of Miami and K-Touch of Beijing officially hop onto the Windows Phone OEM train

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2 years ago

Microsoft launches India News Center

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Microsoft launches India News Center

Microsoft has just launched the Microsoft India News Center - a portal for all Microsoft India news and happenings. A lot of Windows Phone Central readers comment on our increasing focus on the Windows ecosystem in India (yes, I’m guilty as charged), and this initiative from Microsoft underlines the scope and need for the same.

The revamped press outlet aims to showcase Microsoft products, people, culture, and impact in India, in an engaging way.

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2 years ago

T-Mobile partners with Univision for Hispanic-focused 'Univision Mobile'

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T-Mobile today announced a new partnership with Univision to launch the creatively titled Univsion Mobile, a new wireless service built for Hispanic Americans. The US carrier has analyzed smartphone usage by the demographic to conclude they rely on mobile devices more heavily than average. Strangely enough, Verizon launched a similar service, Viva Movil, last year with Jeniffer Lopez heading up the Latino-focused experience.

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2 years ago

First smartphone 'kill switch' bill in the US passed by… Minnesota

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The Governor of Minnesota signed a new bill into law that prohibits the sale of any smartphone without anti-theft software pre-installed. The idea is to deter criminals from stealing handsets in the first place by allowing users to remotely disable and wipe a phone's data, rendering it useless. If a stolen phone is remotely disabled, there wouldn't be any monetary incentive left in the endeavour.

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2 years ago

Add light leak effects and more with the Windows Phone 8 app Lights of Cali

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If light leak effects are your cup of tea, you may want to check out the Windows Phone 8 photography app Lights of Cali.

The app has over 230 light leak effects, a wide assortment of text overlays and the ability to add your signature to your photos. You can apply these effects to existing images or launch a camera app to capture new images to edit. Lights of Cali also has a social network where you can share your creations and view other member's use of light leaks.

In just tinkering with Lights of Cali over the past few days, it comes across as a capable photography app for your Windows Phone.

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2 years ago

Microsoft brings big data to life at SQL Server 2014 launch

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Microsoft tied an immersive experience into its launch of SQL Server 2014. The Infinity Room was installed in San Francisco for three days, enabling members of the public to witness a visualisation of the insights that can be gained through Microsoft's new data analysis tools. Universal Everything, partnering up with data journalist Simon Rogers, created a narrative experience on the power of big data.

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2 years ago

Royal Revolt 2 now available worldwide on Windows Phone and Windows 8

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2 years ago

Dixons and Carphone Warehouse announce merger

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Dixons and Carphone Warehouse announce merger

As widely reported last week, UK tech retail giants Dixons and Carphone Warehouse have revealed that they are to merge, creating one of the biggest high street technology brands in the country. Dixons CEO Sebastian James announced the news today while reporting trading details for the financial year, according to BBC News.

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2 years ago

Bollywood entertainment portal, Koimoi, launches official Windows Phone 8 app

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Koimoi.com was started in 2009 and is a popular Bollywood entertainment website from Contest2win.com. The site offers Bollywood news, box-office reports, and film reviews.

The official Koimoi Windows Phone app, Koimoi - Bollywood News & Box Office, has recently landed up on the Windows Phone Store. The app features latest movie reviews, box office predictions and reports, celebrity photos, and Bollywood videos. Koimoi boasts of a broad coverage and analysis of box office collections and features lists of money spinners at box offices with weekend, overseas, and overall collections.

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2 years ago

Orée Pebble 2 is a beautiful natural material Qi charger looking for Kickstarter backers

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For those who want to add a little bit of luxury to their smartphone, Orée has created a wireless charging block that's fashioned out of a single block of wood or marble and integrates a speaker and microphone for speakerphone calls. For a Kickstarter pledge starting at $200, the Orée Pebble 2 is an elegantly designed cylinder that sits on your desk and bedside stand so you can merely set a smartphone with Qi wireless charging technology on top of the Pebble 2 and it will begin charging without requiring any wires.

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2 years ago

Hockey Fight review – One rough boxing game for Windows Phone

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Every week, I like to look into the “Newly discovered games” thread in our forums to discover new Windows Phone games to play. Our dedicated readers seek out new game releases and share their Store links. Often the games are great - such as Magic Realms, which also has its own forum thread. But other times somebody will share a game that’s not so hot; those are the breaks.

One such game I discovered there is Hockey Fight (available in Pro and Lite versions) from Ratrod Studio. Ratrod has released some very impressive games on Windows Phone like the Drift Mania series and the Skateboard Party series. They have also released Hockey Fight. The idea of a game dedicated to hockey fights is fairly promising, but Hockey Fight lacks some of the polish and features we’ve come to expect from Ratrod games (including Moga controller support, sadly).  Read on for our full review.

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2 years ago

Nokia Lumia 630 now available in Asia, with Europe sales to follow next week

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2 years ago

Xbox One without Kinect will sell more consoles, but kills any potential the Kinect had

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Yesterday Microsoft broke my heart and the hearts of early Xbox One adopters around the world. In case you missed it, Microsoft announced a Kinect-less version of the Xbox One will be offered for $399. That’s $100 cheaper than the current Xbox One SKU. That Xbox One sans Kinect will be available on June 9th in all regions where the Xbox One is already available. That bright future of the Kinect with the Xbox One that Microsoft promised last summer is now dead.

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2 years ago

Time of My Life will help you see where you spend your day

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Microsoft has just released a life logger app titled Time of My Life into the Windows Phone Store. The app basically tracks where you spend your time most, and based on your GPS coordinates and known locations it will tell you how much time you're spending at your favorite restaurant or coffee shop, lounging at home, or hard at work.

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2 years ago

Nokia Lumia 520 for only $44.99 with no contract on Amazon

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