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3 years ago

Meet UI CENTRIC, a consultancy creating incredible apps for Microsoft platforms

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Windows Phone Central visits the Windows 8 and Windows Phone development group UI CENTRIC

Located several floors up in an unassuming east London building is a quiet office where some of the most creative and beautiful experiences available on Windows Phone and Windows 8 are being developed. You may have never heard of them, but the guys at UI CENTRIC have produced quality apps that you’ve most likely enjoyed if you’ve been an avid Windows Phone user. We recently had the chance to visit that office and chat with CEO Dan Ulzhoefer, to find out how they work, what they’re most proud of, and their plans for the future.

Dan had some great experience to share which we’re sure would benefit any developers reading this article. UI CENTRIC are currently hiring developers with a passion for Windows Phone or Windows 8, so if that sounds like you, check out the interview below for more details on how to contact them.

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3 years ago

Fall Out Boy and Flappy Bird collide in new game on Windows Phone

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3 years ago

Windows Phone 8.1’s Battery Power Sense will bring fine-grain control over apps

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The SDK leak for Windows Phone 8.1 keeps churning up little tidbits. Earlier today, the big news was the swipe-keyboard function, shown in a hands on video. This afternoon, a new morsel has shed some light onto the new Battery Power Sense.

Currently in Windows Phone 8, consumers have a Battery Saver section under settings. That looks to be renamed to Battery Power Sense, with Battery Saver falling under it in 8.1. It will offer deeper level functionality, including seeing specifically which apps draw the most juice from your battery.

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3 years ago

Lumia Black hitting Nokia Lumia 920 on Rogers today

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Attention Canada: Nokia Lumia 920 owners on Rogers can expect to see the Lumia Black firmware update made available today. The Lumia Black update incorporates Windows Phone 8 Update 3 started rolling out across the globe two months ago, so Canada's largest carrier has been a bit slow on the uptake. But according to an update roadmap post in the Rogers Community Forums, 920 owners on Rogers are scheduled to start seeing Lumia Black today (three days after Samsung Ativ S users on Rogers saw GDR3)

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3 years ago

Verizon Lumia 822 now receiving Black software update

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It’s just after 1PM ET, so the flood gates are open for the Lumia Black firmware and Update 3 OS update. We just confirmed that the Nokia Lumia 822, a Verizon exclusive, is now getting that update.

To check, head into your phone’s Settings and select Phone Update > Check for Updates. Users should be on Wi-Fi to do the update, as it contains an OS and firmware update.

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3 years ago

Pocket Avenger escapes the zombie menace, lands on Windows Phone

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There are lots of ways to discover new games for Windows Phone. We often rely just as much on our readers as we do developers and publishers to find interesting games to write about. There’s always a gaming discussion going on in the Windows Phone Central gaming forum, where loyal reader John Lompard has created a thread dedicated to newly released Windows Phone games.

John’s initial discoveries include a very cool endless runner called Pocket Avenger from Pine Entertainment, which I’ve really gotten into after a short play session. Play as a survivor of the zombie apocalypse who must run, jump, and kill hordes of zombies in order to stay alive. Did I mention the game is free to play and prettier than your average zombie?

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3 years ago

Deal Alert: T-Mobile Nokia Lumia 925 available for $289 at Newegg

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The Nokia Lumia 925 is a unique Windows Phone in that the chassis design differs from the usual Lumia polycarbonate cases. Sporting an aluminium side, the Lumia 925 is a premium Windows Phone 8, which will be updated with the 8.1 (aka 'Blue') update when released. This makes it both future proof and a superb catch when a special offer is published.

Cue Newegg where consumers can pick up the Lumia 925 for just $289.

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3 years ago

Nokia teases ‘X’ Android phone for Mobile World Congress, new branding render reveals more

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It should be no secret that next week in Barcelona, Nokia is going to announce the Nokia X, their low-cost Android phone, running a forked version of the open source OS. The phone will reportedly come with its own Nokia Store, and suite of Microsoft and HERE apps to round it out. While not a flagship Android device by any means, it will still get a lot of press attention due to sensational headline possibilities.

Last week, Nokia temporarily switched their social media outlets from Nokia Blue to Nokia Green. We told you that too was a tease for ‘Normandy’, though many still want to believe in some new Windows Phone magic. Today, Nokia has gone further with a new green banner on Conversations.

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3 years ago

Game online for less with Dell's 12-month Xbox Live subscription offer (US)

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3 years ago

Bing Apps for Windows Phone receive account sync, sharing in latest round of updates

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3 years ago

Windows Phone 8.1's new swipe keyboard revealed on video

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Windows Phone 8.1 is shaping up to be a major OS update. Though there are a few big ticket new items, there are also a lot of under the hood fixes too. One of those in-between additions will be a new swipe-based keyboard. We mentioned this addition in our 8.1 features list and other articles not as a third-party replacement, or Swype from Android, but rather Microsoft’s own addition to the stock keyboard.

This morning, Unleash The Phones have posted a video purporting to be that very keyboard. Indeed, we can confirm its authenticity at this time.

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3 years ago

Firstpost’s digital newsroom now comes to Windows 8

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Firstpost is a popular Indian news portal owned by the Network18 media conglomerate that attempts to be a new-age digital newsroom with breaking news and opinion features.

The official Windows 8 app includes by-the minute news, views, and analysis around news and current affairs in India and the world. You can view photo galleries, read blog posts, and watch videos from the network’s news channels. Firstpost offers a nice, magazine-like experience for Windows 8.

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3 years ago

Battle for Homeland Mad Animals, Zombie combat with a twist

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Battle for Homeland Mad Animals is a tower defense game for Windows Phone 8 that pits you against a hungry pack of zombies. Sounds like your typical Zombie genre game, right? The twist with Battle for Homeland Mad Animals is that you aren't battling humans who have been turned into zombies, instead you face a wide variety of animals who are now the walking dead.

Yep. You are battling zombie cows, elephants, giraffes, bats, sheep, zebras and other animals. You even have zombie Unicorns coming after your brain. The animals are attacking various villages and you are society’s last line of defense. Armed with a wide variety of weapons, you fend off the Zombie invasion wave after wave.

Battle for Homeland Mad Animals has decent graphics, challenging game play and is a rather entertaining tower defense game for Windows Phone 8.

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3 years ago

Nokia Lumia 1520, 1320 announced for Brazil; available in March

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3 years ago

Windows Phone puzzle game Link goes free for a few days (US, UK)

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We all enjoy a puzzle game here and there to test the mind and Link is a sweet title for your Windows Phone. The game itself is currently available for nothing at all, a welcomed drop from the usual $0.99 price tag. If you've never tried to connect the dots on your smartphone, now is the perfect chance to give it go and see how you get on.

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