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3 years ago

Al Jazeera English launches official app for Windows Phone

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Al Jazeera English is a sister channel of the popular Arabic-language news network Al Jazeera. Al Jazeera English launched in 2006 and was aimed at broadening the portfolio and audience. So far it’s been met with fairly good reviews from critics and viewers, picking up various awards since its inception a few years back. Here’s an award from Al Jazeera English to its viewers and readers on Windows Phone, an official app.

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3 years ago

myAppFree, helping you find Windows Phone app deals

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myAppFree is an interesting deal finder for your Windows Phone 7.x and 8 device in that it finds deals on apps and games. The developers of myAppFree work with other developers to provide discounted prices and score the Store for other deals.

myAppFree has a page highlighting the App of Today, a page listing the current deals, and a contact page to easily reach out to the developers.

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3 years ago

Developer of BBC News Mobile announces hold on development

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3 years ago

Popular and addictive Puzzle Craft comes to Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8, beats Android again

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We may be picking a bit here on Android, but as many Windows Phone users know we are not familiar with getting games first or second. That’s why when we see Brotherhood of Violence and now Puzzle Craft go to Windows Phone 8 (and Windows 8) ahead of Android, we get a little excited.

Puzzle Craft is made by popular game makers Chillingo (though ported by SYZYGY Deutschland GmbH for WP8/Windows RT) and has been described as “…if The Simpsons: Tapped Out and Bejeweled had a baby”. If you’ve ever engaged in Farmville-like online games and happen to like the easier aspects of Bejeweled, this game is for you.

It’s also completely free with no ads. Yowza.

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3 years ago

Cellular Live Tile, WiFi Live Tile, HD EPG Pro free for 72 hours

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3 years ago

Harlem Shake, a Windows Phone app just for the fun of it

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Not exactly sure when or how but at some point in time the Harlem Shake experience went viral. The phenomena has invaded Nokia Music and it has now come to your Windows Phone in the form of the Harlem Shake app.

If Wikipedia is right, we can blame a group of five Australian teenagers for this craze. Some of the renditions of the Harlem Shake are interesting, some humorous, some leave you wondering "what were they thinking?".

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3 years ago

MeTweets is getting ready to hit version 2.0, we show you what’s new

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We last talked about MeTweets back in December when the app hit version 1.2 with some Windows Phone 8 support. Now, version 2.0 is near, and we have a sneak preview of what’s changed. For those who aren’t familiar, MeTweets is one of our top Twitter apps for the platform: it’s fast, smooth, minimalist and loaded with features.

Version 2.0, due out within the next week or so, looks to raise the bar even higher with some redesign changes in layout and lots of new options, including a few “firsts” for a Windows Phone Twitter client.

Interestingly, today is that app’s five month anniversary, so why not watch our hands on video to see some of the new additions and learn why MeTweets deserves your attention?

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3 years ago

Nokia plays role in HEVC codec that will replace H.264/AVC

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3 years ago

Fhotoroom updated to version 3.0, full camera resolution support in place

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Fhotoroom is a popular photo editing app for our Windows Phone 7.x and 8 devices. It's part editor, part photo sharing network and a good choice if you're looking for a mobile photo editor.

Fhotoroom was updated over the weekend to version 3.0 and adds a few user interface and performance updates. The update also bring full resolution support to the Fhotoroom camera app.  So now you use all your native megapixels when capturing new photos through Fhotoroom.

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3 years ago

Qi wireless under threat from rival Power Matters Alliance, who get another partner

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Pull up to the fire, its history time. We’ve had different formats and standards fighting for relevancy as long as there has been technology. Betamax vs. VHS and HD DVD vs. Blu-Ray are some that jump out at us. Right now we’re in the midst of a battle between two standards for wireless charging – Qi from the Wireless Power Consortium and Power 2.0 from the Power Matters Alliance. If you’re rocking a Windows Phone like the Nokia Lumia 920 or the HTC 8X you’re part of the Qi bandwagon.

Any reason to worry about your standard losing out in the long run? Maybe, Power Kiss just went and joined the Power Matters Alliance.

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3 years ago

Swedish public service television (SVT) finally headed to Windows Phone 8 in April

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Good news for our friends in Sweden, as evidently you will be getting an official SVT (Sveriges Television AB) app to watch on your Windows Phone 8 device next month, give or take a few weeks. The SVT for Sweden is analogous to the BBC in the UK and is considered to be a major source of news and some entertainment.

The info comes via their help forums for SVT Play (their mobile service) and right from the mouth of technical project leader Anders Herbert who noted that it will be here around April but only for Windows Phone 8 devices (due to restrictions on the earlier platform).

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3 years ago

Qualcomm it is for Windows Phone as ST-Ericsson fizzles away

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Turning to other matters today, it looks like the silicon maker ST-Ericsson will soon be a thing of the past, or at least significantly de-fanged.  The company is now set to be broken up with employee layoffs and the remaining legacy continuing as STMicro.

This is relevant only because back in 2011, ST-Ericsson publicly claimed a deal with Nokia to help supply their chipsets on their emerging line of low-cost Windows Phones. Indeed, their NovaThor chipset was supposed to rival that of Qualcomm, who has had a dominant role with Windows Phones from its inception.

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3 years ago

Nokia’s Global Head of Developer Relations leaving to start consulting company

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If you’re a developer on Windows Phone, there’s probably a good chance you’ve heard of Richard Kerris, the Global Head of Developer Relations at Nokia. He’s the guy that oversaw some of those great outreach programs to help woo devs to Windows Phones and if it’s one thing we can agree on, Nokia has been largely successful here.

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3 years ago

Even more samples from the Verizon Nokia Lumia 928’s camera appear

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Although we have no idea what it actually looks like, the Lumia 928 and its camera are sure getting a work out. Yesterday we saw numerous photos leak that were taken with the 8.7MP camera (and even front-facing one) and today from the same source we evidently have more.

We say evidently because some of these photos are missing EXIF information, the crucial data that is embedded in each photo, often revealing the device name, lens, f-stop, etc.; having said that it’s clear that these photos are from the same day as the previously verified photos, so it’s a safe assumption that this is part of a set.

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3 years ago

Boom Brigade 2 for Windows Phone 8, alien invaders beware

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Okay... Windows Phone developers 10tons have produced some fantastic games for Windows Phone 8 devices. You have King Oddball, Tennis to the Face and now you can add Boom Brigade 2 to the list.

Boom Brigade 2 is a tower defense, top down shooter where you have to defend your bunker from invading aliens. The game has thirty missions, a collection of bonus survival missions and a handful of upgrades to keep you busy. As always with 10tons games, graphics and animations are top notch and Boom Brigade 2 comes in as another great addition to the Windows Phone gaming library.

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