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2 years ago

RED. is a badass universal game for Phone and Windows 8 that you should try

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I'm a fan of traditional stick shooter + wave games. There's something with anticipating what's coming next, and the classic arcade feel of enemy hordes attacking you that I find satisfying. RED. is a new game from Knife Media in Cape Town, South Africa. It runs for $2.99 with a free trial, but that $2.99 is for both the Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8 versions. Buy once, buy everywhere. Shout-out for Windows universal apps!

RED. has some impressive 2D/3D graphics, comic book design and one hell of a sense of humor. Toss in some gratuitous gore, and I'll buy it.

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2 years ago

What is your favorite Windows Phone Navigation App?

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A conversation caught my eye over in the Windows Phone Central Forums where WPCentral reader jtsmak asks, "Are there any good Nokia Drive alternatives for Android?"

Jtsmak , for whatever reason, switches back and forth between an Android device and a Windows Phone. Having grown fond of HERE Drive on Windows Phone, jtsmak could pick up the Android version of Here Drive for about $10 but is curious if there are better alternatives.

While several good suggestions have been thrown out in the Forums discussion, it brings to mind a similar question. "What's your favorite Windows Phone navigation app?"

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2 years ago

Microsoft will open its 100th retail store Saturday ... sort of

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2 years ago

Guacamelee, Gotham City Imposters, and BattleBlock Theater are July's Games with Gold

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2 years ago

Use 'Sleep Study' to learn what drains your battery on the Surface Pro 3 and 4

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A few days ago I did a primer on InstantGo aka Connected Standby on the Surface Pro 3 and other Windows tablets. To refresh, InstantGo is a new low-power battery state the lets the system update email, Skype and other Modern apps while the device is in standby mode. But what if you think something is abnormally draining your battery?

Over on the Windows Experience Blog, Kevin Chin introduces readers to a new tool built into Windows 8.1 christened 'Sleep Study.' In short, Sleep Study is a diagnostic tool that reveals in high detail what is draining the battery on your Windows 8.1 devices with InstantGo enabled.

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2 years ago

First Direct launches official mobile banking app for Windows Phone

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Telephone and internet-based UK bank, First Direct has just launched an official app for Windows Phone. The bank today published a new app to the store, enabling Windows Phone owners to engage in mobile banking while on the move. Just like the array of banking apps already available for Windows Phone, it's possible to check balances, manage accounts and make payments, but it's actually quite limited in that regard.

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2 years ago

Adobe Photoshop Express now available on Windows Phone

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Adobe Photoshop Express now available on Windows Phone

Are we having another influx of major apps? It sure feels like it. Yesterday Roku officially came to Windows Phone and Windows 8. Skype just gained Cortana support on Windows Phone. Zappos finally came a few days ago. It was also just yesterday that A&E, History and Lifetime dropped official apps for their channels into the Windows Phone Store.

You know where this is going. It's time to finally welcome Adobe Photoshop Express into the Windows Phone family.

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2 years ago

Microsoft won't charge people who pre-ordered Lumia 635 from its store site

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2 years ago

Ryse sequel may be cancelled due to issues between Microsoft and Crytek

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2 years ago

Skype for Windows Phone updated with Cortana support

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2 years ago

Hues is a colorful game of Threes! that will challenge your brain

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2 years ago

Windows 8.1 Update 2 reportedly hitting RTM this week, debuting at Worldwide Partner Conference 2014

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Microsoft is set to hit RTM (Release to Manufacturers) with Windows 8.1 Update 2 sometime this week, that's if the rumor from WZOR is anything to go by. It's believed Microsoft is planning to announce the Update 2 at the company's Worldwide Partner Conference this July. It would make sense for Redmond to unveil the next update for its desktop OS to an audience containing main manufacturing partners.

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2 years ago

Windows and Windows Phone 'Threshold' confirmed by project management listings

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2 years ago

Bing now includes tweets and celebrity Twitter handles in search results (US)

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2 years ago

Deal of the Day: BodyGuardz UltraTough Clear ScreenGuardz for Nokia Lumia 1520

For today only, buy the BodyGuardz UltraTough Clear ScreenGuardz for Nokia Lumia 1520 and save 44% off the list price!

Ultra thin and optically clear, the UltraTough ScreenGuardz are virtually indestructible. Each Lumia 1520 protector is also treated with an antimicrobial solution to resist bacteria and odors. Each package includes 2 protectors so you'll have a spare on hard whenever you need to replace the first!

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