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2 years ago

AwesomeLock, add a little something-something to your Windows Phone 8 lockscreen

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If you're looking to get more out of your Windows Phone 8 lockscreen, take a look at AwesomeLock. It's a simple, straight forward lockscreen app that delivers news, weather and upcoming appointments to your lockscreen.

AwesomeLock also delivers Bing daily pictures or you can tap into your Pictures Hub and use one of your own images for the lockscreen wallpaper.  The app makes a nice first impression and likely is only held back by the lack of a trial version.

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2 years ago

Deal Alert: Cocktail Bar free through myAppFree partnership

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myAppFree is a Windows Phone app that works with developers to offer one free app or game for free per day. The Windows Phone mixology app Cocktail Bar is currently on the clock and will be a free app for the next twenty-four hours.

Cocktail Bar delivers over 150 cocktail recipes to your Windows Phone that is sorted out rather nicely by categories that are based on ingredient, time of day, and style. You can tag mixes as favorites for quick reference and share them with your friends.

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2 years ago

Deadmau5 teases software project with Microsoft

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Microsoft and Deadmau5 have a pretty cozy relationship. The two have teamed up plenty times in the past to promote various products and services. Recently, Deadmau5 helped kicked off the second-generation of Surface in his homeland of Canada. Earlier this summer, Deadmau5 (along with Macklemore) were present for an event to celebrate Microsoft’s strong intern program. The two are apparently teaming up again for something a little more on the product side, check out the video below to see what we’re talking about.

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2 years ago

HTC 8X receiving Update 3 around the world

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2 years ago

TapShoot is a clever photography app from the Nokia Future Capture contest

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Remember the Nokia Future Capture contest? It was a contest announced in June that ended early last month. Entries asked for new app ideas around imaging, select participants flew to Finland to compete in a hackathon to make those ideas a reality. TapShoot is an app that was second-runner up in that hackathon and is now available in the Store for you to download. Let’s check it out.

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2 years ago

Canadians get excited, Watch Corner Gas is now on Windows Phone 8

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Watch Corner Gas is a Windows Phone 8 entertainment app that delivers the Canadian sitcom Corner Gas to your phone.  Watch Corner Gas lets you stream all 107 episodes of the Canadian sitcom Corner Gas which ran from 2004 to 2009. The comedy series is described as "the Canadian version of Seinfeld" and in just checking out a few episodes, I can see the comparison.

On a side note the app was developed in part with the relatively new Microsoft App Studio and later fine tuned in Visual Studio.  The App Studio was designed to show app developers how to build a full Windows Phone app prototype without any programming code, all from a web browser.  An effort to make it easier for developers to jump on board with Windows Phone.

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2 years ago

Digitally Imported official app grooves its way to Windows Phone

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We’ve been boasting about Digitally Imported (www.di.fm) for quite some time on this site, specifically with the unofficial app Beem, which is so good we can’t refuse it. Earlier this summer, Digitally Imported aka DI.FM, started up their Windows Phone app beta program, which concluded a little over a week ago.

The result? The official, free and fantastic app is now live in the Store for all Windows Phone 7.x and 8 users.

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2 years ago

Rdio has been completely rewritten for Windows Phone 8, now available to download

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Windows Phone may be in distant third compared to Android and iOS, but we certainly are gaining more and more of the big name apps for our platform. When it comes to music services, we’re certainly not lacking any of the major ones out there.

We’ve got Microsoft’s own Xbox Music and other third party services like Pandora, Rdio, Spotify, Nokia Music, and more. They all compete on features and price, after that it comes down to which one you personally like better. Fans of Rdio on Windows Phone 8 should be happy as the app just picked up a big update today, let’s check it out.

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2 years ago

Blinkbox launches on Windows 8; check out the latest blockbusters on multiple screens

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Blinkbox (www.blinkbox.com) is a on-demand movie streaming service, which is also part of the UK supermarket Tesco. The service has a catalogue of more than 10,000 titles, including classics and latest blockbusters. Differentiating itself from the competition, Tesco has opted for a PAYG (pay as you go) system for Blinkbox, instead of the usual monthly subscription fee. So what does the Windows 8 app bring to the table?

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2 years ago

NVIDIA and ATI release new beta drivers for Windows 8.1

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2 years ago

Imaging enhancements and more come to the Lumia 1020 in latest firmware update

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The Lumia 1020 is still king of the hill for Windows Phone until the Lumia 1320 and Lumia 1520 officially arrive in the hands of consumers. The beastly 41 megapixel phone launched in July, but hasn’t seen too many updates. It already came preloaded with GDR2 and many users put Update 3 on it through the Microsoft Developer Preview Program. Today, some users are reporting an update for their Lumia 1020. Let’s check it out.

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2 years ago

Deal Alert: Buy an Xbox Live Gold 12 Month membership and get a $20 Xbox Live Gift Card from Amazon

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Looking for a great deal to go along with your renewal of an Xbox Live Gold membership? If you are, then you are in luck; Amazon is ready to give away some free Xbox Live cash with that exact purchase. Currently on Amazon.com, if you grab an Xbox Live 12 Month Gold Membership using the “Online Game Code” option (meaning that you don’t get a physical card and instead have the code displayed to you after purchase), you are entitled to a $20 Xbox Live Gift Card.

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2 years ago

Live the Xbox One experience with Microsoft’s latest video

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We have seen bits and pieces of the dashboard for Microsoft’s latest entertainment console, Xbox One, but we haven’t seen a full immersive tour of it all. With Xbox One being released in less than a month, it definitely is a bit of an odd situation. Microsoft has heard our desires though, and released a full video showing a user interacting with the Xbox dashboard along with multitasking.

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2 years ago

7-Minute Workout updated, customizations and a free version added to the mix

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We first took a look 7-Minute Workout over the summer and found it to be a simple, yet effective Windows Phone 8 fitness app. 7-Minute Workout guides you through twelve exercises in seven minutes designed to get your heart pumping, muscles flexing and calories burning.

The fitness app was recently updated to add a little more customization to the exercise routine and to launch a free version where users can purchase additional features via in-app purchases.

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2 years ago

Googalytics for Windows 8, a simple way to access your analytic data

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If you rely on Google Analytics to monitor your website activities, take a look at the Windows 8 app Googalytics.  The Windows app has been optimized for both touch and keyboard/mouse interaction and offers Live Tile support.

Along with Live Tile and full touch support, Googalytics also supports vertical and horizontal orientation as well as snapping (split screen view), and utilizes Metro or Modern style design.  Googalytics makes a nice first impression and comes across as a clean, easy way to monitor your website data.

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