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2 years ago

Over WhatsApp? Try these Telegram apps for Windows Phone

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Last week Facebook bought messaging app WhatsApp for a whopping $19 billion. That’s a huge win for the team at WhatsApp, but it’s also left a lot of loyal WhatsApps users feeling a little burned by the move. The fact that no major technology company controlled WhatsApp was appealing to some of its 400+ million users. Those wanting an experience similar to WhatsApp, but arguably better, have recently been flocking to Telegram.

Last Saturday when WhatsApp experienced downtime, Telegram picked up 4.9 million new users. It’s slowly been creeping up the most popular download lists on both Android and iOS, but the recent WhatsApp news have helped propel it even higher. We’re still waiting for an official Telegram app to hit Windows Phone. While we wait, let’s check out some unofficial apps available right now in the Windows Phone Store.

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2 years ago

MyTube 1.5 gets new look and themes for some stylish YouTube playback

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YouTube is one of those indispensable services on mobile these days, especially if you want to watch anything that is the current buzz. While Windows Phone users don’t have an official app any longer, there are some nifty third party ones out there that do it better. One of those is MyTube.

Today, version 1.5 has gone live in the store, a free update for the 99 cent app. It brings along with it a bunch of new features and even a new look. We have all the details from the developer, Christopher Blackman, so read on for the skinny.

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2 years ago

Bridge Constructor makes its way to Windows Phone 8 after over a year on iOS and Android

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Want to play a game that requires more thinking instead of furiously tapping on the screen? Well, check out Bridge Constructor for Windows Phone 8. Become a master bridge builder as you go through 40 different levels. You pass each level when cars or trucks can go across.

There are different materials available for you to create bridges, but can you stay within the budget? Head past the break to watch our hands on video and gameplay using the Nokia Lumia Icon.

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2 years ago

Find inner peace with the official Yoga.com app for Windows 8

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Yoga.com (yoga.com) is a great resource for folk who are looking to get into the art of stretching and moving into incredibly awkward-looking positions. An official app for Windows 8 has been released, opening up access to 300 poses and breathing exercises, all displayed in HD. Boasting the largest database of yoga content, users can deploy this companion app on a Windows tablet or PC to engage in spiritual practices and discipline.

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2 years ago

Microsoft Dynamics Convergence 2014 starts soon, make sure you have the official apps!

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We don’t delve too often into the Microsoft’s business community, mostly because of all the TPS reports we have to file, but it’s worth mentioning from time to time. Case in point, next week in Atlanta is the Microsoft Dynamics Convergence 2014 conference.

Kirill Tatarinov, Microsoft Business Solutions Division executive vice president, will be the opening keynote speaker March 4. The focus will be on, well, business solutions using Microsoft Dynamics and future roadmaps. Various big name companies will be featured including Delta Air Lines, Lotus F1 Team, New Belgium Brewing Co., City Harvest Inc., Weight Watchers International Inc. and Chobani Inc, according to a blog post by Microsoft.

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2 years ago

mBank releases official mobile banking app for Polish Windows Phone owners

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2 years ago

Discover what's going on in your local area with Spondle (UK)

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Venturing out the front door and checking out what's on in your local area may prove troublesome depending on what events are currently ongoing. There are numerous tools and services out there, including HERE Maps and Local Scout, which are superb ways to reveal new points of interest (POI).

Spondle (www.spondle.com) is another such service, which enables you to search through local venues, events, POIs and other listings. Both Windows 8 and Windows Phone apps are readily available for deployment into the field. What's interesting about Spondle is how there's an emphasis on user-submitted content.

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2 years ago

Samsung releases Story Album app for ATIV S to keep up with Nokia

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2 years ago

Digitally Imported to increase premium subscription price for new listeners

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Digitally Imported (www.di.fm) is a premium electronic and dance radio service with many streams for listeners to choose from. While the music service itself is free for everyone, there's the option to upgrade to premium should you wish to enjoy better quality audio, no advertisements, over 55 channels and more. Today, the company has announced a forthcoming price increase for new subscribers starting on March 1st.

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2 years ago

Go UP! - a simple jumper of a Windows Phone game

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Go UP! - a simple jumper of a Windows Phone game

Go UP! is a simple Windows Phone game that tests your speed and judgment skills. Unlike other jumper games where you simply tap the screen to jump, with Go UP! you need to tap a corresponding button at the bottom of the screen that matches the label found on the tree limb you are jumping to. The goal is to jump as high as possible before time runs out.

One wrong button tap will send your player falling to their fate, ending the game early. Go UP! may be a little on the basic side for some but the developer did a good job of creating a Windows Phone game that will help pass the time.

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2 years ago

CrackBerry's celebrating its 7th birthday with a giveaway… and it's not a BlackBerry!

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2 years ago

Office 2013 receives Service Pack 1 - includes major bug fixes and minor tweaks

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Yesterday, Microsoft made Service Pack 1 for Office 2013 available to the public. The package of updates includes content for Access, Excel, InfoPath, Lync, OneDrive, OneNote, Outlook, PowerPoint, Publisher, and Word. The first Service pack for Project, Visio, and SharePoint was also released separately. Overall, the Office 2013 Service Pack 1 offers a collection of bug fixes, with a few slight use improvements.

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2 years ago

Meet Stack, a beautiful and functional Buffer app for Windows Phone

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2 years ago

Bing wants to help with your taxes – provides easy access to forms and information (US only)

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For once, if you are an international reader and seeing “US only” – it is a good thing.

Here in the United States, it is the beginning of tax season and Americans are scrambling to put together their invoices and submit them to the IRS (Internal Revenue Service). It can be a stressful process, in which many Americans become lost in stacks of paperwork and government forms. Luckily, Bing is here to help you out.

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2 years ago

Hungry Crew goes fishing on Windows Phone 8

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Hungry Crew goes fishing on Windows Phone 8

Released over a year ago on iOS, Hungry Crew can now be downloaded from the Windows Phone Store. It’s a really simple game about fishing. You and your crew are stranded at sea. Save your mates by catching as many fishes as you can. You have the most powerful harpoons in store to spear your fish.

Head past the break to watch our hands on video and gameplay.

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