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2 years ago

Car Starter gets updated, app buttons and more added to the mix

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Car Starter is a Windows Phone 8 app that delivers dashboard styled access to key features of your Windows Phone. It reduces the amount of navigation needed to move around your phone while traveling, making it a little safer to access your phone.

Car Starter was update to version 1.2 and adds a few new features and fine tunes others.

For starters you now have three programmable app buttons that sit at the top of the screen to give you quick and easy access to a collection of Windows Phone apps.

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2 years ago

Bright Weather for Windows Phone 8 updated, adds lockscreen support and a trial version

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Bright Weather is a visually appealing Windows Phone 8 weather app that delivers everything from the current weather conditions to a five day forecast to moon phases to your Windows Phone.

Bright Weather was updated the other day to bring a handful of new features to the party that includes lockscreen support and a free trial mode.  We were rather impressed with the Windows Phone 8 weather app and the updated version simply adds to Bright Weather's appeal.

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2 years ago

Handful of Angry Birds games are free in the Store right now

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We love new phones, deals, and hot new games. So when we get word on some crazy app deals in the Windows Phone Store we need to pass them onto you. If we told you a handful of Angry Birds titles were free in the Store would you believe us? You don’t need to, go check right now and you’ll see some games going for the low price of free. Specific Angry Birds games after the break.

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2 years ago

SongArc free for a few more days, don’t miss out on the hottest music game for Windows Phone

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Windows Phone has a huge selection of quality games for you to enjoy. A lot of them you can find on other platforms, but we certainly have our fair share of platform exclusives to make others jealous. SongArc is a new game that’s exclusive for Windows Phone that we’ve really been enjoying. Count us in as being fans since the beta. We were very excited with the community reception once the game launched earlier this month. Let’s check out what’s new in the latest relaase of SongArc.

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2 years ago

First look at the next version of Weave and details on how you can join the beta

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Here's our first look at the next version of Weave for Windows Phone 8 users, along with details on how you can join the open beta. 

Weave recently made the jump to your Surface and Windows 8. It’s one of our favorite news readers on Windows Phone, so we were very happy to see it on our tablets, laptops, and desktops. Don’t worry though, Weave on Windows Phone is still getting lots of support and new features. Here’s your first look at the latest version of Weave and details on how you can join the beta. Bonus, if you join the beta you’re going to get a little treat from the developer. Read on for all the details.

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2 years ago

Dhoom:3 The Game, a fantastic, fast paced Windows Phone 8 game

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If you're in the market for a fast paced game for your Windows Phone 8 device, take a look at Dhoom:3 The Game. It is the official game for the upcoming action/adventure movie Dhoom:3 that is due out in theaters later this year.

In a nutshell, Dhoom:3 The Game is an endless runner game played on a motorcycle. You run the streets of Chicago, staying one step ahead of the cops and avoiding hazards such as light posts, traffic and walls. You collect coins along the way that can be used to buy new bikes, new racing suits, and power-ups.  The further you travel, the higher your score.

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2 years ago

Nokia Lumia 925 to go on sale in Ireland soon with Three

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Nokia is looking to launch the Lumia 925 Windows Phone on Three IE this coming Tuesday (October 29th), according to a report over at Nokia News Ireland. The Windows Phone is a popular handset that packs a unique design with an aluminium touch. Improving on the camera technology found in the Lumia 920, the Lumia 925 is a worthy upgrade for anything moving across from other platforms.

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2 years ago

The Three Vampires, a family-oriented Halloween app from Windows Phone Parent

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The Three Vampires is a family oriented app for our Windows Phone that is one of the many such apps from Windows Phone Parent.

While Windows Phone Parent's main goal is dedicated to reviewing and promoting family friendly apps and games for Windows Phone, they do crank out a few titles along the way.

The Three Vampires is a Halloween story book for your Windows Phone inspired by the classic children's story Goldilocks and the Three Bears. It may not be everyone's bottle of pop but if you have small kids, The Three Vampires may be that kid friendly Windows Phone app that helps them pass the time.

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2 years ago

Nokia Camera coming to all Lumias with ‘Black’ firmware; new update next week to fix reframing

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This week in Abu Dhabi, Nokia released their Nokia Camera app, which finally combined their Pro Cam and Smart Cam apps into one, while adding a few new features too. Those new abilities include quick-access for Modes, instead of the full-range of manual controls, and performance improvements. The move was done in response to customer feedback and it really shows how Nokia wants to get their experience right.

There is still one nagging problem though: those with Lumias that are not the 92x or higher are excluded from downloading Nokia Camera. That will change though when ‘Lumia Black’, the upcoming firmware for all Lumias, arrives in the coming weeks and months.

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2 years ago

Nokia Lumia 1520 User Manual now available, shows Nano-SIM holder

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2 years ago

Scan and share documents with the official CamScanner app for Windows Phone

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There have been a number of new apps launch on Windows Phone and there are many more on the way (including Instagram). Today we're taking a quick look at CamScanner (www.camscanner.net), which was covered in the official Microsoft blog post. Available for Windows Phone 8, the app enables you to transform your Windows Phone into a mobile scanner. Prepare to throw away that bulky unit you've been using.

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2 years ago

New engaging Xbox One ad invites you to try Microsoft’s all-in-one gaming system

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Ads and commercials can be hit and miss with Microsoft. But we will say that within the last 18 months, they have had more wins than losses (see the Lumia 1020 recital or Surface 2 ones for evidence). Today, Redmond has pushed out a new teaser ad for the Xbox One and they seem to have hit all the right notes.

The commercial is titled ‘Xbox One: Invitation’ and features some real life celebrities in their elements, welcoming users into the action.  The ad starts with Titanfall in a board room (reminiscent of the ED-209 scene from Robocop) and it goes on to highlight FIFA 14, Forza 5 and Dead Rising 3 (which is especially hilarious).

And that’s the important message here: gaming.

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2 years ago

Surface Pro Docking Station now available, but only for a limited time [Update: gone!]

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We’re at home rocking our Surface 2 (that’s the RT version in case you forgot) and while we’re super pleased with it, you ‘Pro’ fans out there have something to get excited about too: the Docking Station.

A few of the next-gen Surface accessories, like the Docking Station and Battery Cover, did not launch with the Surface 2, leaving a few of us a little flummoxed. However, after a few tips we received and some details posted on ZDNet by Mary Jo Foley (and Windows SuperSite), we can let you know that the Docking Station is now available—in limited quantities.

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2 years ago

Windows Phone apps and games that go bump in the night

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Windows Phone Central Roundup: Halloween Games and Apps

Halloween is right around the corner and the Windows Phone Store has plenty of Halloween themed games and apps to add to your haunting experiences.

You've got plenty of novelty apps, sound effects apps, and spooky games that feature everything from Jack-o-Lanterns to Zombies. You also have the popular Zombie games such as Plants vs. Zombies, Dredd vs. Zombies and even Farts vs. Zombies.  But with this week's roundup we focus on more Halloween slanted apps and games.  The more seasonal or holiday oriented titles.

We sifted through the Halloween aisle at the Windows Phone Store and picked four off the shelve to highlight this week.

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2 years ago

WhatsApp update now live in the Store; brings voice messaging improvements and more

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We told you recently of the upcoming changes expected with the cross platform instant messaging application WhatsApp, and the word on the street is that the update is now live. The changes in this version may not be the biggest in the world (unless you're on Windows Phone 7 - orientation lock!) but there are some welcome updates for you to enjoy. 

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