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2 years ago

You Need a Budget comes to Windows Phone with Divvy for YNAB

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You need a budget. No seriously, you really do. There’s no faster way to end up in the poor house than mismanaging your finances. Don’t worry though, you’re never too young or old to learn how to properly budget. There are a variety of books, services and guides to help you master your budget.

You Need a Budget (YNAB) is a personal budgeting platform that’s been very popular since its inception in 2004. There are official apps on iOS and Android, but none for Windows Phone. That’s fine since we now have Divvy for YNAB, a new third-party client for YNAB that looks and performs beautifully. Let’s check it out.

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2 years ago

Nokia MixRadio gains new features, including better mix support in latest update

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MixRadio from Nokia today has received a nice little update to version 4.4.0.418, and it’s clear you folks are enjoying it due to the number of tips we’ve received. Maybe that’s just because Xbox Music is faltering on steady improvements, while the MixRadio team is lapping them.

While today’s update, up from last month’s 4.3.0.387, is only a slight revision number, the new features are squarely focused on mix support, including offline and automatic refreshes. Let’s take a look at what’s new.

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2 years ago

Asphalt 8 races around the Great Wall in Windows Phone and Windows 8 update

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Just this morning we listed Asphalt 8: Airborne as one of Windows Phone’s top racing games. Well, it just got better as today Gameloft has launched a major update for Asphalt 8 on both Windows Phone and Windows 8 and RT.

The new update adds a brand new location with six track variations, new racing events, lots of new sports cars, and music from bands who unfortunately aren’t Bad Religion or The Offspring. And remember, Asphalt 8 has been free to play on Windows platforms since January, so nobody needs to miss out on the arcade-style racing action. Head past the break for full details!

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2 years ago

PSA: Don’t install Windows Phone 8.1 on the Samsung ATIV SE on Verizon

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The preview for Windows Phone 8.1 so far is mostly going off without a hitch. There are a handful of users experiencing the ‘80188309 error’, which prevents the installation, but besides a few minor issues it’s been smooth sailing. There is one device though we’re going to advise holding off on doing the preview, the new Samsung ATIV SE for Verizon.

A few developers, people in our forums and on Reddit have expressed some serious stability issues with the ATIV SE going to 8.1, including freezes, un-responsive touch screens and the camera app causing problems too.

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2 years ago

Twitter beta for Windows Phone 8.1 being disabled on some devices, you could be next

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Last week we had a nice little surprise with the Twitter beta app leaking. The app is optimized for Windows Phone 8.1 and includes the Social Extensibility framework, which I detailed recently. If you use Twitter and 8.1, the app is pretty fantastic due to the ability to use the Share picker and the deeper integration with the OS.

Unfortunately, the beta was meant to be private, meaning none of you were supposed to have access to that link. This is also why we were unsurprised when the app disappeared from the Store just a few hours after being covered by tech sites.

Now, there seems to be another step being taken: the app is being disabled for some users. We should clarify that this is not Microsoft revoking the app, which results in a pop-up message noting such an occurrence and the app literally being uninstalled from your phone. But rather, this is evidently a check to see if those of you who have it, are also on the beta list.

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2 years ago

Top Car Racing games for Windows Phone

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Top Car Racing games for Windows Phone

Windows Phone Central Game Roundup: Car Racing Games

While there are plenty of games in the Windows Phone Store, racing games can be some of the more enjoyable genres available. Some are so intense you can feel the g-forces pulling at you as you take on a sharp curve or get sideswiped by a competitor.

This week’s Windows Phone Central roundup focuses on the top racing games that places you behind the wheel of a car. These games have you taking on drag strips, road courses and dirt tracks. They are great gaming titles to choose from for those times you have a little time to kill but strong enough if you want to pursue a racing career.

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2 years ago

Microsoft completes its acquisition of Nokia

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2 years ago

EE hits 200th town milestone in UK 4G rollout

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EE hits 200th town milestone in UK 4G rollout

EE has today announced hitting a new milestone in the rollout of 4G LTE across the UK. The mobile operator has added the 200th town to its supported list, bringing the total coverage to a reported 72 percent. The residents of Rhyl, Wales recently had their LTE connection switched on alongside 12 other locations. The network began rolling out upgrades throughout the UK back in 2012.

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2 years ago

Official WPCentral app updated with bug fixes

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2 years ago

Hands on with the OneDrive 4.1 update for Windows Phone

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2 years ago

Microsoft combines the power of Bing and Wikipedia in new app for Windows 8.1

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2 years ago

Tony Prophet, former HP senior VP joins Microsoft as head of Windows Marketing

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2 years ago

Tonido released for Windows Phone 8 for remote access to your home computer

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Tonido (www.tonido.com) is a personal cloud service, that spans multiple mobile platforms. It was released back in 2012 for Windows Phone 7. Better late than never, a Windows Phone 8 version of Tonido has been released and shows a bit of promise.

What is Tonido you ask? Tonido is a Windows Phone 8 app that allows you to remotely access your entire collection of documents, photos, music and videos that are stored on your home computer. With Tonido you can stream music and videos, download files for offline use, and upload photo and videos captured from your Windows Phone to your PC. It's not just a cloud, but rather your 'personal cloud', where storage and your privacy are not an issue.

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2 years ago

Nokia's Chennai factory will be excluded from sale to Microsoft

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2 years ago

Microsoft banks $20B in revenue, Surface pulling in $500M quarterly

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Microsoft’s quarterly reported ending on March 31, 2014 has just been released. The Redmond-based company reports revenue up by 8% to $20.40 billion for FY14 Q3 and $7 billion in profits. Revenue for the Devices & Consumer divison grew 12% to $8.3 billion, while Commercial revenue was up 7% to 12.23 billion. Full breakdown and stats below. Spoiler alert: The Surface business is doing pretty well.

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