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3 years ago

Real Soccer finally coming to Xbox on Windows Phone this week

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The July release of Gameloft’s Asphalt 5 surprised us in more ways than one. First, a non-Mango Xbox Live game in mid-2012 is entirely unheard of. Second, before hearing otherwise from Microsoft, I’d have bet money that the game was quietly cancelled. Asphalt 5 was one of 50 Windows Phone 7 launch titles announced way back in 2010, so clearly the game endured a series of delays before managing to launch at last.

This week another of those ‘launch titles’ finally squeaks out of the gate: Real Soccer, also from Gameloft. Color me surprised again!

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3 years ago

Viber HD for Lumia Windows Phones pulled from the Marketplace?

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Now you see it, now you may not.

Viber has been pulled from the Marketplace, according to multiple sources which include reports from Windows Phone Central readers. The app, which is currently a Nokia exclusive, was released over the weekend but is no longer available to a number of consumers. We're still able to access the listing and download the Nokia exclusive Viber from the UK. So, has it vanished? If so, why?

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3 years ago

How To: Set up and manage safe and blocked senders in Outlook.com

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Spam? SPAM!? No spam for me!

We've continuously explored the functionality of Microsoft's Outlook.com, the Hotmail email service successor, in our how to / tutorial series of articles. Today we'll be looking at setting up and managing blocked and safe senders that protect against spam and useless emails but ensure all wanted mail gets through filters and junk protection to your desktop and Windows Phone.

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3 years ago

Windows Phone app MintWallet wins MintChip Challenge

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The Windows Phone app MintWallet has been tapped as the Best Overall App in the Royal Canadian Mint MintChip Challenge. What is the Royal Canadian Mint MintChip Challenge you ask?

The Royal Canadian Mint has developed an digital currency, the MintChip. To promote this new technology, the Royal Canadian Mint sponsored the MintChip Challenge and invited software developers to create innovative digital payment applications using MintChip. The Mint was looking for apps that best demonstrated the potential value of the MintChip technology and the greatest potential impact on the technology. Overall, $50,000 (in gold) worth of prizes was at stake.

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3 years ago

Windows Phone users still excited over Nokia, warm up to HTC and feel cold about Samsung

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Our poll results show Nokia still riding high

Windows Phone Central conducted a poll over the weekend about which “hero” Windows Phone 8 device readers were yearning to make their own. And although carrier offerings will ultimately affect user choice, word on the street is that a lot of these flagship phones will be widely available on launch in early November.

With this poll, we had the largest turnout of respondents, resulting in some solid data. The question of which is the most desired Windows Phone 8 device is quite stark and will make for some interesting discussion on Windows Phone 8, OEMs and where the market is headed.

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3 years ago

Video hands on with the Windows Phone 7.8 beta and custom ROM

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A custom ROM with Windows Phone 7.8 bits on the HTC Titan

Although Windows Phone 7.8 is not expected to arrive until after Windows Phone 8 launces, bits of the OS are evidently floating around and are being incorporated in custom ROMs for various 1st and 2nd gen Windows Phones.

One of those is the ‘EB Edition’ found at XDA Forums and meant for the venerable HTC Titan. We decided to flash it on to one of our devices and give it a go, so make sure to check out the video after the break…

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3 years ago

Windows Phone Central Store: now supporting recently announced Windows Phone 8 hardware

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The Windows Phone Central Store has been updated to feature accessories and products for the recently announced Windows Phone 8 hardware. The Nokia Lumia 920, 820, as well as the Samsung ATIV S and HTC 8X, 8S are all now supported by our popular store, which has shipped more than 2 million orders.

We previously looked at the Windows Phone Central Store (as well as other stores within the Mobile Nations network) taking advantage of cheaper shipping to provide a first class service to a larger audience. With international shipping a breeze our readers can get the most out of their Windows Phone(s) with a full range of accessories for all handsets on the platform.

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3 years ago

Can't get Windows Phone accessories? Print them in 3D!

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It’s no secret that Windows Phone accessories aren’t exactly flooding the market at the moment. And while there are great places like the WPCentral store, here in South Africa our choices are more limited.

You see, many local stores don’t stock anything, and shipping items from the states just isn’t worth it most of the time. I even went to an official Nokia store here to get a cyan cover for my Lumia 800, and not only did they not have any colors besides black, their black ones were 3rd party products. Yep, the Nokia store did not sell Nokia covers.

Recently I have been wanting a dock or stand for my Lumia 900 to prop it up on my desk, but of course, I couldn’t find one. Rather than waiting to get one shipped, I thought I would make my own.

Enter: 3D Printers.

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3 years ago

Xbox on Windows Phone: Rocket Riot update brings Avatar Awards and more

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Rocket Riot was among the first Xbox Live games released on Windows Phone, way back at the end of 2010. Despite the game’s age, developer Code Glue continues to pump out updates for it, with a new one arriving within the last few days. The previous patch, version 1.4 was fairly substantial as Windows Phone updates go, and yet this latest, version 1.5 actually manages to top it by adding Avatar Awards, asynchronous multiplayer, and more.

Check out the full release notes and our impressions after the break.

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3 years ago

Fixes coming for Crimson Dragon Side Story on Windows Phone

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In our recent review of Crimson Dragon Side Story, I called the fantasy-themed shooter “one of the best Xbox games on Windows Phone.” But I also noted a few flaws, like the wonky GPS feature and a killer save data bug. These problems make a great game slightly less so, especially for anyone who loses their save data to the whims of fate.

Fear not, dragon riders! We’ve got more details and some good news from the developers after the break.

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3 years ago

Windows Phone Game Review: Pegs 'n Holes

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Pegs 'n Holes is a puzzle game for your Windows Phone where you are presented with a series of colored boxes and circles. The goal is to match the circles (the pegs) with the boxes (holes) to eliminate them from the playing field. Complete the matches until all of the pegs and holes are removed.

Pegs 'n Holes sounds like a simple game but remember, this is a puzzle game and there is sequence present to remove all the pieces. Pegs 'n Holes ended up being an entertaining, challenging, time waster of a game. Add on-line rankings and multiple board sizes Pegs 'n Holes is an attractive game for your Windows Phone.

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3 years ago

London Travel Live updated to version 4 with augmented reality and 50% off

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London Travel Live updated with augmented reality

London Travel Live is a useful app for those who either frequently roam London or are simply visiting for the day. Sporting useful features that guide users around the big smoke make it a requirement for anyone who doesn't wish to get lost. We last covered the app back in April when version 3.1 was released into the wild. Now we're back with news of 4.0 reaching Windows Phone owners.

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3 years ago

UK Premier League Fantasy Football app now available for Windows Phone

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Fantasy 12/13 is now available for Windows Phone. The app, which has recently been published on the Marketplace, enables football fans to keep up-to-date with their fantasy football team from the official Premier League website. 

If watching matches and playing video games aren't enough to quench the thirst for football action, taking your fantasy team on the go while you venture out into the world is surely going to be a handy distraction. It's a highly popular platform that requires a strategic mindset.

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3 years ago

Tweet cloud generator Cumulotweetus now in the Windows Phone Store, temporarily free

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Behold, Cumulotweetus

The latest update to the super popular glƏƏk! Twitter client gave users the ability to create ‘Tweet clouds’ within the app. A Tweet cloud is basically a collection of words and phrases associated with a specific person on Twitter.

The addition proved to be so popular that favorite Windows Phone dev Liquid Daffodil decided to make a whole app dedicated to just that feature, but with even more control and options.

And thus Cumulotweetus was born and is now ready for download.

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