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2 years ago

Folders arrives in beta form to better manage your Windows Phone files

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Folders is a new third-party Windows Phone app currently in beta. It's rather special and worth noting because it's a file manager for the platform (Windows Phone 8.1), and a very good one at that. There are already some decent file manager apps on the Windows Phone Store, but Folders sports a clean and beautiful user interface that fits in well with design guidelines from Microsoft.

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2 years ago

Best Buy starts Surface Pro 3 preorders, offers exclusive blue Type Cover

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2 years ago

Microsoft gives developers something to watch with official Channel 9 app for Windows Phone

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If you’re a Windows Phone user, probably one of the cooler things you’re noticing these days are apps labeled as ‘Made for Windows Phones and Windows PCs. Is there anything more satisfying than having the same experience on your phone and PC? Today, Microsoft added another notch with the release of their Channel 9 app for Windows Phone. The app had been on Windows 8 for a while but now Phone users can get in on the action.

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2 years ago

Deal of the Day: BodyGuardz HD Anti-Glare ScreenGuardz for Nokia Lumia 820

For today only, purchase the BodyGuardz HD Anti-Glare ScreenGuardz for Nokia Lumia 820 and get 50% off the list price!

These ScreenGuardz are custom designed to protect your Nokia Lumia 820's display while reducing annoying glare at the same time. They're made of an ultra-slim polymer and guard against abrasive objects and debris such as keys and dirt. Includes two per package.

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2 years ago

Save 20% through May 28 for Memorial Day Weekend at the WPCentral Store!

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Memorial Day Weekend is upon us here in the U.S., and it's time to remember and celebrate.

It's also the unofficial start of summer. And to celebrate after a long, long winter, we're kicking things in high-gear for a few days. You'll want to stock up on some toys for all your Windows Phone devices — and save 20% on ALL cases and accessories at the Windows Phone Central Store during our Memorial Day Sale (now through May 28).

To take advantage of the savings, all you need to do is enter in coupon code MEM14 during the checkout process. FREE shipping is available on all orders over $50 (domestic U.S./Canada), and you have lots of payment methods beyond standard credit card including Amazon payments, Paypal and Bitcoin!

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2 years ago

Nokia Lumia 630 now available on contract from Carphone Warehouse

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The Nokia Lumia 630 is now available for purchase at The Carphone Warehouse, seven days prior to when the Windows Phone is set to be released on the UK shores. The retailer has seemingly jumped the gun alongside Unlocked Mobiles. If you're interested in the new affordable Windows Phone from Nokia/Microsoft, be prepared to part with funds on a monthly basis as Carphone Warehouse only has contracted units available.

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2 years ago

Music startup 22tracks works with Microsoft to redesign its web experience for touch

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Microsoft has teamed up with startup 22tracks, which focuses on helping consumers discover new music through curated playlists, to redesign its experience with touch in mind. If you're not familiar with 22tracks, the genre-based music collections are by multiple experts from different parts of the world. The two parties have come together to build a new HTML5 interface with numerous features.

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2 years ago

EE in the UK to roll out reduced EU roaming charges from July 1st

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2 years ago

Test your math skills with the Windows Phone game Kaboom

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If you think you have mad math skills and quick reactions, Kaboom is a Windows Phone game that might be of interest.

The premise of the game is that bad times have befallen on major cities worldwide. An evil mathematician has launched a reign of terror on these locations and it's your job to save the day.

You will need to solve basic math problems to prevent bombs froe destroying the city. The pace of the game picks up the longer you survive and while there's not much to Kaboom, it comes across as a fun Windows Phone game.

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2 years ago

Microsoft fails to fix flaw in IE 8, says it's not 'being actively exploited'

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Microsoft has passed on fixing a flaw in Internet Explorer 8. The company was informed of said remotely exploitable vulnerability back in October 2013 by Belgian researcher Peter 'corelanc0d3r' Van Eeckhoutte. That's a full seven months after a bug has been found in the software, which can be exploited if a consumer opens up a link to a malicious web page or by opening a pesky infected email.

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2 years ago

Lenovo set to debut a Windows Phone 8.1 handset by end of 2014

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2 years ago

Vodafone sweetens its 4G offerings with free Netflix for six months

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2 years ago

As expected, Disney Solitaire comes to Windows Phone 8

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Last month Disney released Disney Solitaire for Windows 8 with word that a Windows Phone 8 version would be released soon. We are happy to report that "soon" happened today with the release of the Windows Phone 8 version of Disney Solitaire.

Disney Solitaire does feature saving your game progress to OneDrive, which will allow to pick up things where you left off from a Windows 8 device.

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2 years ago

My initial thoughts on the Surface Pro 3

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My initial thoughts on the Surface Pro 3

Yesterday was an important day for Microsoft. With the announcement of the Surface Pro 3, Redmond is continuing to show that they’re in this for the long-haul and perhaps more importantly, they’re actively improving upon their previous work. A Surface Mini was not revealed as expected, but it sounds like for good reason, including the possibility of it contradicting the “one device to rule them all” message.

Sitting in the same room with Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, Stephen Elop and the who’s who in tech media, it was fascinating to watch Panos Panay – the corporate vice president for Surface Computing at Microsoft – take the stage and sell us on the idea of the Surface Pro 3. Soon after the now familiar promo ad for the device, the audience cheered and enthusiastically clapped. It was an odd thing because it felt genuine; people were seriously excited about this announcement.

Fast forward 24 hours and most of the ‘new tech high’ has worn off, and a few of us who have the Surface Pro 3 are digging deep into this new creation. Being sold on the idea is one thing, but using it and actually liking it is another. While it’s much too early for a review, here are some of my first thoughts on the Surface Pro 3 and Microsoft’s chances of success with it.

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2 years ago

App Update Roundup: Navigon bumped to Windows Phone 8.1, My Trips gets redesigned, and more

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