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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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3 years ago

Windows Phone Challenge ad campaign coming to TV, shows off Lumia 920 camera

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Although the “Smoked by Windows Phone” shenanigans are mostly over and Microsoft is not routinely engaging in phone challenges anymore, it’s still great to finally see the gist of it coming to TV. Such is the case with this new ad featuring Microsoftie Ben Rudolph and a couple who were using a Samsung Galaxy S3.

The concept is the same: do a challenge between two phones, in this case take a photo at night, and see which device wins. Of course, the GS3 is up against the Nokia Lumia 920, a phone designed for low-light shooting, so it should be little surprise to see it win here. For their trouble, the couple gets a Windows Phone.

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3 years ago

Microsoft offering developers $100 for new apps

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3 years ago

Stay up-to-date with Australian sport on Windows Phone

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Want to keep on top of sport in Australia? There are three new Windows Phone apps that are now available on the store and are 2013 versions of the top selling sports apps for both Australia and New Zealand in both 2011 and 2012 - ranking high in the paid sports genre throughout both years. AU Footy 2013, AU League 2013 and Sup-Rugby 2013. 

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3 years ago

Timelapse Pro updated to version 4, video generator added

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Timelapse Pro is a Windows Phone 7.x and 8 photography app that allow you to capture time lapse images that can be converted to animated image files. The app was recently updated to version 4 and adds the ability to upload your images to the cloud to have a Mp4 video file generated.

The catch, you'll need to upgrade the free version of Timelapse Pro to unlock this feature (as well as the ability to save the photos on your Windows Phone) at a cost of $2.99 (up from the original $.99) which isn't too bad if you need an easy way to generate Mp4 videos.

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