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2 years ago

Best Buy updates their Windows Phone 8 app, improves phone upgrade checker

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Best Buy has slowly been ramping up the support for their Windows Phone app. Regular support for a big name app is something we can always get behind. Even with online retailers like Amazon and Newegg seemingly owning e-commerce, brick and mortar shops still serve a pretty vital role for many when getting new electronics. So what’s new with Best Buy’s app for Windows Phone? Let’s find out.

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2 years ago

Report: Microsoft has narrowed down the list for potential CEO

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Steve Ballmer has been Microsoft’s CEO since 2000. That’s over 13 years ago for you mathematicians out there. Earlier this summer, he announced plans to step down as CEO sometime during the next year. Who’s going to be the next CEO of Microsoft? We’ve heard reports of Nokia’s Stephen Elop, Ford’s Alan Mulally and others. Now Reuters is claiming the list has been narrowed even further. Who made the cut? Read on to find out.

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2 years ago

Call of Duty Windows Phone companion app now available, let the campaign begin

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With the release of the latest installment of the Call of Duty series over on the Xbox console, we are also seeing a Call of Duty companion Windows Phone app lurking in the shadows.

The official Call of Duty app hopes to provide a new mobile experience designed to work hand in hand with Call of Duty Ghosts. The app does require Call of Duty registration (can be done through the app) and you have to play your first Call of Duty Ghosts multiplayer match before you can start using the app.

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2 years ago

Access Point updated for Lumia owners, no changelog in sight

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2 years ago

Win the Lumia 1520 and Lumia 2520 from Nokia before they go on sale (US only)

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It was a few weeks ago at Nokia World 2013 that we finally saw (and held) the Lumia 1520 and 2520. It’s hard to not want to break into Nokia HQ and make off with the two gadgets. Both are drool-inducing in their own right. Both devices feature 1080p displays that are easily among the best we’ve ever seen in their respective categories. They should be launching sometime soon, but you can own both devices before they go on sale with this new contest from Nokia USA. Details after the break.

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2 years ago

Hashtastic for Windows Phone makes Follow Fridays on Twitter a breeze

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On Twitter more than you should be? Then you’re probably familiar with and either love or hate Follow Fridays. What’s that? On Fridays, Twitter users will usually share a bunch of users they think their current crop of follows should follow. You’ve probably seen us do it a few times with the @wpcentral account on a Friday here and there. It’s popular among those social butterflies and especially anyone who manages an account on Twitter for a brand. Hashtastic is an app for Windows Phone users that makes #FF super simple. Let’s check it out.

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2 years ago

Windows Phone grows to 4 percent market share in Q3 2013; Android, iOS stay flat

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According to Canalys, and independent analyst firm, Windows Phone grew its share of pie to four percent in Q3 2013, while Android and iOS stayed static.

The report cited that nearly a quarter of billion smartphones shipped in the three-month period, a 44 percent year-over-year increase. Windows Phone accounted for 9.2 million of these units, a growth of 185 percent.

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2 years ago

Review - Poetic Atmosphere Case for Nokia Lumia 1020

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2 years ago

Turn your Windows Phone photography into extra money with PicHit.Me

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While Windows Phone is the clear third place operating system compared to Android and iOS, it’s a very distant third. The latest numbers show the platform controlling about 4% of the global smartphone market share. So when a startup launches and targets Windows Phone first over other operating systems we take notice. PicHit.Me is a startup from Sweden that we’re happy to see on the platform. They’re also working on solving a problem that’s pretty widespread. Let’s check out PicHit.Me for Windows Phone 8.

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2 years ago

Sky Italy working on an app for Windows Phone; UK branch to follow?

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2 years ago

Marvel launches mediocre Avengers Initiative game for Windows Phone 8

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There’s a new Thor movie dropping this weekend. So you might want to check our Avengers Initiative for Windows Phone if you’re needing a Marvel fix before then. The game just launched today for Windows Phone 8 users and it looks to bring a few of your favorite Marvel characters into an interesting looking combat game.

Details and video demo after the break.

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2 years ago

UK charity lists white Xbox One for auction on eBay

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2 years ago

Get ready to take off with Microsoft and British Airway's new digital bag tag

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What is the worst part of departing on your overseas flight? Bag drop-off, of course. Dropping your bags off in one country and hoping they will be with you when you arrive elsewhere can be a real nightmare. Luckily, British Airways and Microsoft have partnered up to create a new Digital Bag Technology.

You can even see it in action in the creepy demo video below.

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2 years ago

60 Seconds, a fast paced shoot'em up game for Windows Phone 8

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60 Seconds is a relatively new Windows Phone 8 game that caught our eye this morning. It's a fast paced game that has you caught up in the middle of a wild west shoot out.

You are tasked with protecting valuable cargo from wave after wave of bandits trying to rob your wagon. You have sixty seconds to take out as many of the bad guys as possible. The more bandits shot, the higher the score.

The game is drawn up nicely and is well suited for short game spurts or longer gaming sessions and is well worth a shot.

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2 years ago

ABB Group chooses Nokia Windows Phones in Finland

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ABB Finland has partnered with Nokia to deploy more than 2,200 Lumia Windows Phones to employees, and the companies are working to add even more to the roll out. If you're not familiar with the brand, it's one of the world's leading suppliers of robotic, power and automation technologies. In Finland alone, there are around 6,600 people across 30 locations. It's a large company and one that requires a solid smartphone for its workforce.

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