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3 years ago

Join the Youmigo beta, an exclusive app for Windows Phone to make friends around the world

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We’re big fans of apps that chose to launch exclusive on Windows Phone first before going cross-platform. We’re also big fans when those apps revolve around a unique idea. Youmigo is an app that’s currently in beta for Windows Phone 8 users that is not only exclusive to Windows Phone, but pretty unique. Let’s check it out and give you details on joining this beta.

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3 years ago

Fresh Paint for Windows Phone 8 updated to version 2.0, changes remain undisclosed

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3 years ago

Windows Phone Central: Three million strong and growing, thanks to you

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As we start to come to the end of 2013, we figured we would have a little site celebration and say thanks. Just a few days ago, Windows Phone Central hit the 3 million unique visitors a month threshold.

To put that number in perspective, it was just 11 months ago when we hit 1 million uniques—that’s a healthy 200% increase in less than a year.  One-third of that is US based, while the rest, we’re proud to say, is the rest of the world...

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3 years ago

Sleeve Music updated to version 2.0 with new look and track preview

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It has been a couple of months since we last mentioned Sleeve Music. This app is currently exclusive to Windows Phone 8 and will be available on Android and iOS later this fall. Version 2.0 is out now, introducing a new look with a light theme. Sleeve Music lets you track and discover your favorite artists by grabbing content from Soundcloud, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, and more.

Head past the break to watch our walkthrough video.

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3 years ago

Report: Microsoft and Nokia continue to test Windows Phone 8.1 internally

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Microsoft and Nokia are actively testing Windows Phone 8.1, according to Nawzil. The two companies are running FB Pages Manager. Should you not familiar with the name, it essentially enables you to manage your Facebook profiles while on the move. What's interesting is the analytics behind the app, reporting on hardware running multiple builds of Windows Phone 8.1 (aka. Blue).

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3 years ago

SkyDrive on Xbox One will bring your pictures and videos to life

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Whatever Microsoft ends up calling SkyDrive won’t matter to use too much. The service is easily one of our favorite cloud storage solutions, but does so much more if you’re inside the Microsoft ecosystem. From syncing your PC apps and settings across your devices on Windows 8.1 to automagically saving your Windows Phone images, SkyDrive is awesome. And it’s about to get a lot better for folks using the service on the Xbox One.

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3 years ago

Samsung ATIV S Neo (AT&T) - Hands on and first impressions

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We go hands on with AT&T's latest Windows Phone, the ATIV S Neo

This past weekend, AT&T released the Samsung ATIV S Neo, their first Windows Phone 8 Samsung device. Released earlier this year on Sprint, the ATIV S Neo is a version 1.1 of the original ATIV S—more slight refinements than an overhaul.

Samsung was once again not interested in promoting their device so we had to go out and buy the phone ourselves, instead of a standard review unit. The phone runs for $99 on contract or $420 off and while many Lumia fans won’t find much to gawk over, the phone is a solid entry into the Windows Phone category.

We’ll be following up with a full review in a bit, but here are our quick impressions of the latest Windows Phone 8 device for AT&T. Check out our video tour and high resolution photos after the break!

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3 years ago

After a month long drought, Facebook Beta for Windows Phone is updated

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3 years ago

Live outside India and want to try out LockMapper? Dev releases International version

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LockMapper is an interesting app that allows you work some magic with your current location. The app has been published in India through the Nokia Collection, but for the rest of the world there was a waiting game until we were also able to download. Luckily, the developer has got in touch with us to reveal that an official International version has been published on the Windows Phone Store. 

Found yourself wanting to try out LockMapper? Now's your chance.

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3 years ago

Deal Alert: Unlocked HTC 8X available for $249 at Microsoft's online Store

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3 years ago

Russia Nokia Lumia 2520 tablet up for preorder, costs 23990 rubles (with Keyboard cover)

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If you reside in Russia, you may want to get your wallet ready. The 10.1-inch Nokia Lumia 2520 tablet, running Windows RT, is now available for preorder. Costing 23990 rubles ($732), the Lumia 2520 is Nokia’s first foray into the world of Windows. While not full Windows 8.1, the tablet runs the more streamlined RT version on a Snapdragon 800 2.2 GHz CPU, 32 GB of storage and a gorgeous 1080P display.

Unfortunately, a date for the release is not given. So while you can give them your money for a red or black version (white is selectively available), you won’t exactly know when you’re getting it.

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3 years ago

Accessory Review: MoKo Detachable Rotary Case for the Surface Pro and Surface Pro 2

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Windows Phone Central has brought you several accessory reviews for the Microsoft Surface over the past few months. We’ve covered cases from Bear Motion, MiniSuit, and more. One case manufacturer has been noticeably absent though: MoKo Cases. These cases came highly recommended by a few of our readers, which of course caused us to take notice…

At last, we’ve picked up both styles of MoKo Surface cases to review. Today’s review covers the MoKo Detachable Rotary Case for the Surface Pro and Surface Pro 2. This particular case doesn’t come in a Surface RT-style, but Surface Pro owners should be impressed by its unique features and dignified appearance. Head past the break for our full review.

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3 years ago

Xbox Windows Phone game Kingdom & Lords expands availability, let the battles begin!

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Last week the latest Xbox Windows Phone game, Kingdoms & Lords, started making its rounds to a few select markets. It would appear the soft release is no more and the new Windows Phone 8 game is now available worldwide.

Kingdoms & Lords is a medieval simulation game where you build up your kingdom, cultivate crops and livestock, train your military, battle a Dark King and conquer neighboring lands.

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3 years ago

'Boyfriend, get me a beer': New Xbox One ad humorously shows off the power of voice (and relationships)

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Microsoft has released a new advertisement for its Xbox One console. The video shows a young couple who have the next-gen console set up with multiple accounts. As well as showing exactly how easy it is to switch between profiles in a real environment, the ad also injects some humour with the boyfriend being ordered around with "Xbox" commands.

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3 years ago

GTA V: Maps for Windows Phone, the streets of Los Santos revealed

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The Xbox game Grand Theft Auto V has been on the shelves for a few months now and if you've hit a few snags building your criminal empire, check out GTA V: Maps for Windows Phone.

GTA V: Maps delivers all the Los Santos maps and locations to your Windows Phone to help guide you through the game.  Layout is simple with GTA V: Maps and includes optional integration with GTA V: Cheats. It may not be an official companion app for Grand Theft Auto but it may help you avoid making that wrong turn that could end your career.

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