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2 years ago

Ready, Set Action! BLINK goes to 2.0 with new features on Windows Phone 8

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BLINK is a fun little camera app that came out of a summer project at Microsoft Research. It was demonstrated during the lead up to the release of Windows Phone 8 and was eventually released to the Store, receiving numerous updates over the past few months to improve things.

Today, version 2.0 has landed bringing with it a bunch of new features and new functionality. In short, it has basically become a ‘cinemagraph’ app now in addition to being able to grab the “perfect shot” as before.

Head past the break for the full change log and our quick video hands on for a tour of the new features!

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2 years ago

Taptitude developer talks about success and the Windows Phone platform

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Taptitude is a game of games, if you will. The title sports numerous mini-games that each offer hours of entertainment. We've covered the popular Windows Phone game in the past, including the report of the two developers (who are brothers) making $1,000 a month from advertisement revenue. Now the team has published a rather in-depth report that details the last two years of supporting Windows Phone and where there are still areas of improvement.

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2 years ago

Wordness, Scrabble meets Othello on Windows Phone 8

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Wordness is an interesting Windows Phone 8 word game. It has a Scrabble feel to it in that you have to create words from a 5x5 tile board of letters. It has an Othello feel to it in that you compete for ownership of the letter tiles. You take possession of the tiles (or own them) when you use them in a word.

On top of challenging game play, Wordness pits you against online opponents. You can challenge your Facebook friends or find an opponent at random from other Wordness players.

Wordness is a fairly simple game for your Windows Phone 8 device to pick up but it is very challenging to master.  Wordness is a peachy addition to the Windows Phone gaming library.

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2 years ago

Zello push-to-talk solution looking to build app for Windows Phone

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We've some rather good news for those of you who have heard of Zello (www.zello.com) and have used the service in the past. The push-to-talk service is currently planning an app for Microsoft's Windows Phone platform. Sporting clients for Android, BlackBerry and iOS (as well as web browsers), it would be a positive move for the platform to see Zello begin showing support. 

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2 years ago

Huawei showing off new hardware in London; chance to include the new Ascend W2?

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Our colleagues over at Android Central are at today's Huawei event in London. Why are we bringing you this news on our website? Well, there's the slim chance we could well see new Windows Phone hardware from the company. Remember the Ascend W2 that has appeared numerous times? Huawei has already teased a mysterious smartphone on social networks, so it wouldn't be such a far-fetched idea that the handset maker could have one with them today.

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2 years ago

Schools may soon buy the Surface RT directly from Microsoft for $199

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2 years ago

FTW: Unofficial Vine app for Windows Phone gets Lens support, Live Tile in latest beta

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If there’s one thing you can say about Windows Phone developers—they know the community and what they want. After our post last night, Rudy Huyn, the man behind the upcoming 6Sec app for Vine on Windows Phone, seems to have set him into full gear. A big update was posted today for his private beta users and it should set Windows Phone apart from the competition.

First up, we have the big one: full Lens integration. That’s right, when this app goes live in the Store (expected in a few weeks), the app will come with direct Windows Phone 8 camera support, meaning users can quickly launch their camera and hop into 6Sec to directly record their Vine.

As you can see in our video below, it works flawlessly...

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2 years ago

Microsoft Giveaway: Use your Bing Reward credits to win a Lumia 928 or Xbox 360

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2 years ago

WPCentral Photo Contest: Win a Verizon Nokia Lumia 928 with your amazing picture!

2 years ago

The We Are JUXT Lumia 920 photography experience: Tips and tricks for getting the ideal photo

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We briefly mentioned the Windows Phone partnership with We Are JUXT, a community of mobile photography enthusiasts (www.wearejuxt.com). Recently, ten of the most influential members of the We Are JUXT community were challenged to shoot exclusively with a Nokia Lumia 920

The group were asked to shoot exclusively with the Windows Phone for an eight day period and share a few tips on how to take the best pictures. The end result: a respectable collection of tips on not only how to take better photos but how to approach mobile photography as a whole.

Read on for these great tricks on how to better hone your mobile photo skills!

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2 years ago

Microsoft's newest series takes us behind the scenes - learn where Windows sounds come from

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Microsoft has launched a new web series, “On the Whiteboard”, to take you behind the scenes of where and how technology mixes with culture.

The first episode follows our host, Pamela Woon, speaking to Oscar winner, Randy Thom, about the importance of sound in technology. Randy Thom has contributed to famous films including The Incredibles, Return of the Jedi, and Forest Gump.

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2 years ago

Microsoft to kill Outlook.com linked accounts; aliases are the new cool

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2 years ago

Nokia RM-877 receives FCC stamp of approval: Could this be the 41MP EOS for AT&T?

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The FCC recently approved the Nokia RM-877 that is compatible with AT&T's LTE bands, pentaband HSPA+/WCDMA and quad-band GSM/Edge. The FCC documents also not the device has NFC, Bluetooth and dual-band Wi-Fi.

Beyond that, there's not much more to go on but there is a strong possibility that this is the EOS Windows Phone aka 'Elvis' for AT&T. Nokia has requested all the juicy documents that have device photos, schematics, the user manual and device specifications to remain private.  So for now, it's pure speculation that the RM-877 and the EOS are one in the same.

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2 years ago

Nokia Lumia 928 available for just $49 on Verizon

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2 years ago

Skype's new Video Messaging goes live on all devices, except Windows Phone--coming later?

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Skype video chat is a fantastic way to keep in touch with friends, family and business contacts, but up until now, it was only as good as who was in front of their device at any given moment. All of that has changed with Skype's new Video Messaging feature, which is essentially video mail.

It allows you to record a video, up to three minutes long, and send it to any contact, whether they are online or offline. Then, once your contact signs in, they will see your message waiting for them and can view and respond at their own leisure. Fantastic, right?

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