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2 years ago

Microsoft Store app for Windows Phone adds ratings and reviews in latest update


The Microsoft Store application for Windows Phone was just updated to version 2.3. The change log describes improved customer experience in the catalog, but we're having a hard time agreeing. It’s still a little slow and confusing to use. For example, there’s no category for phones. You also need to use search to find Nokia Lumia devices.

The new version 2.3 now also displays ratings and reviews for products, as well as letting you add shortcuts to your favorite categories.

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2 years ago

Come party with the Windows Phone Central community on Xbox Live

2 years ago

Nokia Share, sharing photos between your Lumia Windows Phone and Lumia tablet


Nokia Share has hit the Windows Phone Store shelves that will allow you to connect your Lumia Windows Phone with your Lumia Windows Tablet and share photos via Nokia’s Storyteller app

Just run Storyteller on your Lumia 2520 Tablet and open Nokia Share on your Lumia Windows Phone.  The two connect over Wi-Fi and you will then be able to share your photos on the larger screen of the Lumia 2520.

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2 years ago

Microsoft sold more than one million Xbox One units in first 24 hours

2 years ago

AT&T Nokia Lumia 1520 now available at for $99.99


You can now add (U.S.) to the list of retailers carrying the AT&T Nokia Lumia 1520.  The 6” screened Windows Phone is listed in the white, red, yellow and black models for only $99.99 (after contractual discounts).

It does not appear the AT&T Next plan pricing is available through and if you want to go without the contractual discounts, the Lumia 1520 will cost you $799.99.  You do get a slight break with the black model that only costs $749.99 off contract.

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2 years ago

Windows Phone 8 Instagram client 6tag gets bumped to version 2.2.1


While the Windows Phone Store now includes an official Instagram app, we still have some very respectable third party offerings.  One of which is Rudy Huyn’s 6tag.

6tag received a minor update that takes the app to version 2.2.1.  There’s not a change log listed in the Windows Phone Store but, according to Rudy’s tweet, the update adds a hack to prevent your password from resetting while you are traveling.  We will guess there are a few minor bug fixes thrown in for good measure too.

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2 years ago

Deal Alert: Windows Phone photography app, Apict, free for the weekend


Apict is a rather handy Windows Phone photography app that dates back to the days of Windows Phone 7.  Apict offers photo editing to give your pictures that retro Polaroid look.  The app has been consistently through the years and remains a solid performer.

Apict received another update today, taking the app to version 4.6.  The update mainly deals with fixing a few bugs but also comes with a temporary price reduction.

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2 years ago

Disney makes wide assortment of Windows Phone games free for the holidays

2 years ago

Sneak peek: Cal may be the next big calendar app for Windows Phone


If there is one thing we can all agree on is that Windows Phone has some talented developers. Especially when it comes to design, which is heavily inspired by Microsoft’s Modern UI principals.  

Today, I’m giving you an early look at a new calendar app headed to Windows Phone. Simply called ‘Cal’. The app is superbly clean and minimalist looking, really eye catching. Even though we already have some great calendar apps like Simple Calendar and Chronos Calendar, Cal ranks right up there in my opinion.

So head past the break to see my video tour and some early screenshots.

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2 years ago

TripAdvisor integrates into Bing Smart Search in Windows 8.1

2 years ago

Xbox Live games in the Nokia Collection go on sale, put that voucher to good use!


If you’re a Nokia Lumia owner, today is your day. Especially if you just bought a new device. It’s been known that if you bought a Lumia 1520 from AT&T, you also nabbed a $20 Microsoft Store card. If you pre-ordered thru the Microsoft Store, well you probably don’t even have your Lumia 1520 yet, but you did get a $70 voucher. So what to spend it on?

Nokia’s exclusive Xbox Live collection is pretty impressive and evidently, they want you to have it. That’s why they slashed prices on numerous titles and will be putting other titles on sale later in the month. So what are you getting?

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2 years ago

New Windows ad showcases ‘New Devices for the new Windows’

2 years ago

Sozoom - show off the zoom power of Nokia Lumia 1020 and 1520 in this exclusive app

2 years ago

Nokia teams up with Verizon to bring Redbox Instant streaming app to Lumia devices


Nokia has announced another exclusive app for their Lumia customers. Redbox Instant by Verizon is now live in the Nokia Collection and will allow users to stream movie content right to their Lumia Windows Phone. After 60 days, the app will go to all Windows Phone owners, so don’t fret.

The Redbox service (US only) has a free trial and normally runs for $8 a month (and a $1 for Blue ray access), which is similar to what Hulu or Netflix charge. But in addition to just streaming, you can also rent up to 4 DVDs per month. That’s kind of a really good deal, if you ask us. But it depends also on how many movies you watch (and how many on your phone).

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2 years ago

Readit gets a ginormous 1.2 update for Windows Phone, here’s all that is new


A few weeks ago we told you about Readit, a new Reddit ( app for Windows Phone 7.x and 8 devices. We liked it so much, we gave it our editor’s choice for Reddit clients. Even though its 1.0 debut was one of the best we’ve seen for any app, there was room for improvement. As a few of you noted in comments, memory usage and performance could be better.

Luckily, the developers agreed with you as version 1.2 just went live in the Store. Its changelog is either the most detailed we’ve ever seen, or it’s just so massive that the developers should be commended for their hard work. In fact, it’s so big it’s not listed in the app or the Store.

But you’re at Windows Phone Central, so we have all the details…

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