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2 years ago

Nokia JBL PowerUp speaker currently on sale through AT&T

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2 years ago

Microsoft wants an iTunes Windows 8 app but Apple isn't liking the idea

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It will come as no surprise that Microsoft wants Apple to create a Windows 8 app of iTunes, the popular media player that also helps consumers manage iOS hardware and more. A desktop version of iTunes is available and works well in desktop mode on a Windows 8 machine, but what if you're running Windows RT or would like to enjoy a native experience?

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2 years ago

Pinball game The World of Dr. Pickaxe jumps from Windows Phone to Windows 8 and RT

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Windows Phone doesn’t exactly overflow with pinball titles; we’ve got the cheap-but-buggy Da Vinci Pinball on the Xbox side, and a few indie games of varying quality. Two of those, Pinball League: The Juggler and Pinball League: The World of Dr. Pickaxe come from a Greek developer called Tainicom. The mobile version of Pinball FX2 sadly remains vaporware. We recently checked in with Zen Studios and they declined to give a status update, so it’s either cancelled or on indefinite hold.

Windows 8, however actually does have a great Xbox-enabled version of Pinball FX2 to keep pinball fans happy. Perhaps for that very reason, indie pinball games are few and far between on Microsoft’s tablet and PC OS. Still, Tainicom saw an opportunity there and has just released The World of Dr. Pickaxe on Windows 8 and RT. Despite the shortened title, it is a direct port of the phone game and was ported using MonoGame.

Read on for our full Windows 8 impressions!

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2 years ago

The Windows 8 phone "Intelegent" exists: PC World claims to have seen footage

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Windows 8 Phone. Sounds familiar, right? It's either the common mistake made by both consumers and retailers or the i-mate product we looked at back at this year's Mobile World Congress. We remained on the fence at the time, but now PC World has revealed they've seen footage of the product, as well as the ability to confirm specifications. Interested? We sure are. 

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2 years ago

Nokia Lumia 928 gets strapped to an octocopter, produces beautiful footage

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2 years ago

T-Mobile Nokia Lumia 521 joins an elite crowd: will support Wi-Fi calling

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You might not know this, but before I was 110% Windows Phone I had a thing for Blackberry. Specifically the Curve 8320. That’s because it had one feature in a smartphone that I absolutely needed back then – Wi-Fi calling. If you’re a Windows Phone fan and hoping to get a phone with Wi-Fi calling you might want to check out the Nokia Lumia 521.

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2 years ago

Fitbit Tracker (Beta) for Windows Phone 8 looks outstanding

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While we still don’t have an official Fitbit app for Windows Phone, developers have made quite a few unofficial ones for the popular fitness tracker with varying degrees of success. Now Shane Chism has made his own because frankly, he wanted a fully optimized one for Windows Phone 8, including HD graphics.

Fitbit Tracker is just that app and it’s now available as a public beta. That means you can download it now and give Shane feedback on things you would want to see implemented for the final release.

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2 years ago

PSA: You can now SIM unlock your Nokia Lumia 920 on AT&T

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2 years ago

Death Worm finally comes to Windows Phone 8: Chow down on puny humans!

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I rarely get giddy for games but Death Worm is one of those that has literally garnered millions of downloads on iOS and Android. And now thanks to the power of Windows Phone 8, it is finally here for us to play. Sure, we’re totally years behind but there are reasons why we’re seeing these titles coming to our platform now: ease of porting, potential to make money.

So what is Death Worm? It’s made by PlayCreek and it originally came out in 2010. Since then it’s gone to become one of the most popular arcade style games around. In essence, you’re a big fat killer worm that hides underground, occasionally busting out to eat people, elephants, camels, bust up tanks and take down helicopters. And that’s just Level 1!

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2 years ago

Nokia Lumia 521 heads to Walmart Saturday, T-Mobile May 22

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The Nokia Lumia 521 continues to spread across the country. After a quick and successful start on Walmart's and Home Shopping Network's websites, the Lumia 521 will be coming to Walmart brick and mortar stores this Saturday, May 11, for a measly $129. The Microsoft Store will also start selling it this weekend.

Less than two weeks after that, on May 22, the Lumia 521 will start appearing on shelves at T-Mobile stores and on their website for less than $150 with qualifying plans.

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2 years ago

Point and Call, a dialing alternative for Windows Phone 8

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Point and Call is a Windows Phone 8 app that uses your camera to read and dial phone numbers. Point and Call can come in handy for scanning numbers off business cards, print advertisements, or even computer screens.

Numbers that are scanned can be dialed from within the app or saved to your contacts. It's a nifty concept to make dialing and saving all the phone numbers you run across.

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2 years ago

Huawei's Ascend W1 coming to the US as pre-paid Walmart offering

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Huawei is throwing their hat into the US Windows Phone 8 market with their W1 smartphone, known in other parts of the world as the Ascend W1. The snazzy W1 will be coming to Walmarts across the country as a pre-paid, no-contract offering that will be priced "competitively," though no exact numbers were revealed.

Huawei’s Michael Chuang said in a statement. “The Huawei W1 brings consumers a truly compelling alternative to what’s currently in the marketplace."

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2 years ago

DEAL ALERT: Beem Plus and Beem for SKY.FM are now free for a limited time

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You’ve heard us go on before about Beem Plus, the dedicated Digitally Imported music streaming client and its new brother, Beem for SKY.FM. The apps are polished, well designed and deliver top quality music to your Windows Phone. Indeed, behind Pandora, Beem Plus is our most used music app (set it on Trance and hop on an elliptical for 40 minutes…it’s a good time).

Both apps usually fetch for a minuscule and well-worth-it $0.99 but the developer behind them, Den Delimarsky, is feeling generous as he’s dropped the price down to $0. And remember folks, once you “buy” an app for free, it’s yours forever.

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2 years ago

Windows Phone Central 159 - The Return!

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Windows Phone Central 159 - The Return!

Holy cow, we're back! Yes folks, after some weeks of weary travel and scheduling conflicts, Jay Bennett and myself return for another 90 minute podcast on all things Windows Phone. Tune in for our thoughts on the latest apps, games, my ATIV Tablet, Itsdagram and what Nokia has been up to. Plus we take your questions!

Stream the audio above or the HD video after the break or use our app, your pick.

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2 years ago

Dev update: Itsdagram, the full Instagram app for Windows Phone 8, gets notifications, more

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