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3 years ago

Portico update finally available to Lumia 920s from BUILD

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About 2000 people attended the //BUILD/ developer conference this past fall in Redmond, Washington. Microsoft attracted attendees from all over the globe in an event that sold out in less than an hour when tickets went on sale in August. You were given a Surface RT, Lumia 920, and 100GB of SkyDrive as part of your $1600+ registration fee. Unfortunately for folks with those Lumia 920’s, you haven’t had early or timely access for the Portico update. At least until today.

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3 years ago

Engadget updates their app to take advantage of Windows Phone 8

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3 years ago

Windows Phone Next App Star voting back, votes have been reset

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After launching the Windows Phone Next app star competition yesterday to some shaky technical hitches, the voting app on Facebook is now back and available for you to vote right now. Don't forget that voting gives you the chance to win a free Nokia Lumia 920, so it's definitely worth your time.

It's important to inform you that votes registered on the 19th of March will not count towards the winner, in the interest of fairness the vote count was reset by the competition's organisers. We are very lucky to have been chosen as one of the 64 finalists and are up against a game we hold in very high regard - ARMED, a tough match up in the first bracket!

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3 years ago

Staples releases Windows 8 app, the Easy Button becomes easier

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Staples has released a Windows 8 app to provide customers quick and easy access to their online stores. You can tap into your Staples Rewards account and cruise through all the virtual aisles to find all your small business and home office supplies.

You can pin commonly used features to your Windows 8 Start screen, including an ink & toner finder, a printer finder, and your “lists” section, where you can create and share distinctive lists of Staples products, like “my favorites” or “recent orders.” With the snap view on Windows 8, you can set up a list of favorite features from the Staples app on either the left or right-hand side of their screen.  Shopping carts created from the Windows 8 app can be viewed or modified from other Staples.com sources (mobile website, desktop website, smartphone app, etc.) when you sign into your account.

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3 years ago

Popular Add to Contacts app returns to the store, available for free

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Liquid Daffodil has once again published its Add to Contacts app to the Windows Phone Store. You may recall our previous coverage, where we went into quite some detail as to exactly why the developer pulled the app and how those who continued to use the app ran into issues with the integration in Local Scout. It's an odd situation that started with Microsoft revising Bing suggestions for third-party apps.

The way Microsoft lists apps in Local Scout meant that with Add to Contacts being no longer listed on the store, it disappeared for users who had it installed. Not good. The app has now returned and the plan is to continue competing against Microsoft's unfair suggestions that favour prestigious apps, such as Nokia HERE services.

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3 years ago

Browse new and used cars with the gorgeous Auto Trader app for Windows Phone

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Auto Trader (www.autotrader.co.uk), the popular website for those who are seeking a new or used vehicle to purchase, has just released an official app for the Windows Phone Store. We started playing with the app for a few minutes and already we're hooked. The interface is absolutely gorgeous, definitely one of the more well-design apps available on the platform. It's not all about looks though, and Auto Trader doesn't fall short when it comes to functionality.

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3 years ago

Shark Dash makes a splash on Xbox Windows Phone 8

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3 years ago

The Dark Knight has Risen on Xbox Windows Phone 8

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Was Gameloft’s The Amazing Spider-Man game too bright and cheery for you? Get ready to stalk villains from the shadows and do lots of brooding then, because there’s a Batman in town. The Dark Knight Rises for Xbox Windows Phone 8 is here! Not surprisingly, it requires phones with 1 GB of RAM, so lower memory devices like the Lumia 620 will have to remain crime-ridden for the time being.

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3 years ago

Never get lost again with the latest NAVIGON Windows Phone update

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NAVIGON for Windows Phone has been updated to version 4.7, introducing a number of new features for consumers to utilise while on the move. The NAVIGON set of apps for the platform, available for the US, Europe and Australia offer turn-by-turn navigation among other unique features. If you're looking for a more advanced support tool than the likes of Nokia's HERE Drive, the rather expensive NAVIGON may well be up your street.

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3 years ago

Telstra gets lucky with rare Cyan Nokia Lumia 920 for online purchases

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3 years ago

Galactic Reign Review: Conquering the galaxy on Windows Phone and Windows 8

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Galactic Reign is a Microsoft game that was co-developed with Canadian developer Slant Six Games that pretty much came out of nowhere when it appeared on Xbox Windows Phone 7 and 8 and Windows 8 and RT last week. For gamers who have yet to upgrade to Windows Phone 8, another Xbox game that runs on the previous OS is always a blessing. And cross-platform multiplayer is something we can all appreciate, regardless of which Windows Phone we carry.

Last week, we posted an extensive impressions piece about the Windows 8 version of Galactic Reign. This week, I’m back with a full review that covers both versions. Read on to find out whether or not this sci-fi strategy game has universal staying power.

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3 years ago

Hang in there! Lumia 520 and Lumia 720 soon to be available in India

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A Nokia support respresentative has confirmed plans for the company to release the Lumia 520 and Lumia 720 Windows Phones in India later this month and into April. Both Windows Phones were unveiled at Mobile World Congress 2013 and have started to appear in multiple markets. Now it's time for the new Windows Phone 8 devices to hit India and be available in an important, emerging market.

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3 years ago

Nokia Lumia 620 available at The Carphone Warehouse with free Windows 8 upgrade

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3 years ago

Go-Kart 3D, zipping around the indoor track on your Windows Phone

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Go Kart 3D is a simple racing game for your Windows Phone 7.x and 8 devices. You race around a handful of race tracks in your go-kart trying to post the best time.

You do have computerized competition but for the most part, the clock is your opponent. Graphics are nice, controls are responsive but there just seems to be something missing with Go-Kart 3D.

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3 years ago

From the Forums: Galactic Reign, Skype usage and most wanted apps?

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Galactic Reign, Skype usage and most wanted apps? It has got to be another From the Forums, right? Definitely! Bringing you random, popular and elusive threads that you may have overlooked. The Windows Phone Central community is a vibrant forum with thousands of posts published on a daily basis. So what's been happening the past few days?

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