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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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2 years ago

MLB fans rejoice, At Bat 14 coming to Windows Phone next month

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Last season, Major League Baseball fans on Windows Phone went half the season without an official app in the Windows Phone Store. It wasn’t until August that At Bat 13 came out, which, while disappointing, was better than nothing. Are we in for another round of déjà vu this year with an entire season of baseball slipping away before we see a new app out for Windows Phone? Nope. At Bat 14 is coming next month.

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2 years ago

Microsoft shows off new Party and Friends features for Xbox One’s March update

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There’s a big update coming the Xbox One on March 11, just in time for Titanfall. While the launch of Titanfall is certainly helping to push a few features out to the Xbox One, most games will benefit from the changes. The Xbox team just shared a video showing off some of those features coming in the March update. The video focuses on all the changes happening to the Party and Friends features on Xbox One.

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2 years ago

Nokia giving away $10 gift vouchers for opinions on their Lumia 1520 (invite only)

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Are you a lucky owner of one of Nokia’s Lumia 1520 smartphones? If so, you may find an email in your inbox inviting you to take a survey about the product. Nokia states that the objective of their survey is to “understand better how you use it and how satisfied you are with it”. The best part about the survey? Participants will receive a $10 Amazon gift voucher for their time.

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2 years ago

Xbox Music and Xbox Video updated on Windows 8.1, you can now drag and drop songs or albums

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2 years ago

Get 100GB more OneDrive cloud storage with Bing Rewards

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Microsoft has actively given away terabytes of OneDrive storage to consumers over the rebranding period already, but fear not if you've missed out on previous promotions. The company is giving away 100GB of storage through Bing Rewards. Whether you store your massive photo collection from your Windows Phones or enjoy collaborating and sharing content with others, this extra space will come in handy to many.

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2 years ago

Text and Die will soon bring vehicular mayhem to Windows Phone and Windows 8

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Way back in the innocent month of August, I interviewed an indie developer called Sic’em Studios about their plans to bring a duo of games to Windows Phone. Fast-forward to this month: I recently returned to San Francisco for an indie-focused event called Apps World. That provided the perfect chance to catch up with the boys at Sic’em and see how their Windows Phone plans have progressed.

As it turns out their plans have changed and Sic’em has decided not to port two of their older Android titles to Windows Phone. Instead, they’re going to release a brand new game called Text and Die for both Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8. With a humorous premise and retro-inspired gameplay, Text and Die should find a good home on mobile Windows platforms when it launches within the coming weeks.

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