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3 years ago

Long term thinking: Can Microsoft stay in the consumer game?

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This week we’ve seen the recent set of financial results from both Microsoft, and it’s soon-to-be-acquired mobile phone business from Nokia.

It’s pretty easy to paint a pretty picture for Microsoft. They beat the Street’s expectations on revenue and earnings, and things are going well in terms of enterprise sales. On the consumer front, you could focus on the doubling of Surface sales and decent showing in Xbox sales.

But I’d like to open up the discussion a bit more. Let’s talk about the long term potential for Microsoft’s business. To pre-frame the discussion, consider that when I say “long term” I really mean it. I’m talking about the next decade or more.

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3 years ago

Clutter, your Windows Phone guide to television

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Clutter, your Windows Phone guide to television

Do you need to sort out all the details on your favorite television series?  Clutter is a Windows Phone app that hopes to bring a little order to your television viewing.  In many respects, a TV Guide for your Windows Phone.

Clutter includes information on your favorite television series and shows that includes cast line-ups, episode summaries, links to TVDB and IMDb, and plenty of downloadable images.  Clutter is a healthy entertainment app that is available for both Windows Phone 8 and 7.x devices.

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3 years ago

Nextgen Reader gets updated with feed preview and more

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Nextgen Reader is a popular feed manager with support for the Feedly web service. It's a beautiful app available for both Windows 8 and Windows Phone and today we're looking at version 5.4, which has been pushed to the store. The latest release is a rather large update with numerous new features and additions, so head past the break to see what's new.

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3 years ago

Asphalt 5 running on low-end Windows Phone 8 devices; ramps up price along with Asphalt 7 [Updated]

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Asphalt 7 and 8 are the best-known racers on Windows Phone 8, and deservedly so. But the series appeared on Windows Phone (and even Windows mobile) before. Asphalt 5 arrived as an Xbox Windows Phone 7 game way back in July 2012, more than a year after Gameloft first announced it.

Some Windows Phone 7 games have trouble running on low-end Windows Phone 8 devices with 512 MB of RAM, even though Windows Phone 7 itself tops out at 512 MB RAM. Asphalt 5 has long been one of those 512 MB-incompatible games. That changed this week when it finally became compatible, despite the lack of a title update. On the downside, both Asphalt 5 and 7 have inexplicably gone up in price. More details after the break.

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3 years ago

Office team rolls out People View in Outlook Web App for business

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Those of us who use email on a daily basis can find ourselves overwhelmed by the sheer volume of mail found in the inbox. Filtering and folders can lend a hand, but that only masks the issue. The Outlook team over at Microsoft have unveiled a new feature that will be added to the Outlook Web App, available for business customers. This new People View will help you check for emails first and stay on top of messages from contacts the system selects as important to you.

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3 years ago

IM+ for Windows Phone heads to version 3.0, goes on sale to celebrate new features

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While WhatsApp seems to be doing well for the SMS crowd, IM+ from SHAPE is still the de facto messaging app for all other services. IM+ is an all-in-one and includes support for Skype, VK, Facebook, Yahoo!, ICQ and more. Even better is the fact that SHAPE actively pays attention to their Windows Phone and Windows 8 base, giving them frequent updates with new features.

Today, version 3.0 for the free and Pro versions have landed on the Store. Even better, the Pro version, which normally runs for $4.99, is on sale for just the weekend, being knocked down to $1.99. So what’s new? We have the full changelog below.

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3 years ago

Don't miss sneaker release dates with KicksOnFire for Windows Phone

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Are you a sneakerhead? Stay up to date with upcoming sneakers by using the KicksOnFire application for Windows Phone. Don't ever miss a release date again! The app is backed by KicksOnFire.com, which is an online destination for sneaker news, release dates, and history. Over 2 million sneaker fans check out the site every month.

Head past the break to watch our hands-on video and walkthrough.

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3 years ago

WhatsApp set to receive Media Autodownload settings with save-audio in future update

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That WhatsApp messaging service has been on a roll lately with updates, support and bringing the features people want. On the side, they also have their private beta, where they bring online new features (though most of the time it’s just non-disclosed bug fixes). It’s been quiet on the feature front lately, but this morning, we have a report that version 2.11.366 beta has been pushed out to testers with a new tool.

Under settings, users in the beta testing group will find a ‘media autodownload’ selector, pushing that number up to six, along with text size, lock screen, screen rotation, blocked contacts and backup. Media Autodownload is an extension of the app’s ability to automatically save videos and photos to the camera library. Up until this point, media was saved automatically, regardless of a user’s connection.

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3 years ago

The Huffington Post releases official app for Windows Phone 8; leaves room for improvement

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The official Huffington Post (www.huffingtonpost.com) app for Windows Phone 8 brings all your favourite articles, photos, videos and blogs from the popular resource and displays everything in a simple, intuitive user interface.

From politics to fashion, business and technology to entertainment, there's content covering the stories you wish to learn more about. Though this is the initial release of the app, The Huffington Post falls short on functionality and basic features we'd expect to see (and is highlighted on the store listing).

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3 years ago

Top Rated Racing Games for Windows Phone

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Top Rated Racing Games for Windows Phone

Windows Phone Central Game Roundup: Top Rated Racing Games

Windows Phone racing games are a great way to pass the time with.  These games have outstanding graphics, challenging game play and overall an entertaining venture.  Games such as Asphalt 8, Dhoom:3 The Game, and even Angry Birds Go! are top choices in the Windows Phone Store.

For this week’s Windows Phone Central roundup, we turn our sites on four racing titles that have not received much exposure.  They all are rated with four stars or higher and in tinkering with the games over the week, they each have their own level of appeal.  A few of the games could stand for a little fine-tuning and bug fixes but overall, we can see why they are highly rated.

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3 years ago

Popular nature inspired game, Flower Garden launches on Windows Phone

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Flower Garden is a super popular game by Snappy Touch (www.snappytouch.com/flowergarden) and is already available on both iOS and Android. The developer has now released the nature inspired title to Windows Phone, enabling you to get creative with gardening, regardless as to whether you have green thumbs or not. It's a game, but you also have social features bundled with some stress relief and more. Sounds interesting? Pass the break for more details.

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3 years ago

Ster-Kinekor, South Africa’s largest movie chain, comes to Windows Phone

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3 years ago

ProShot developer shares his Windows Phone success story

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Making an app that’s successful enough to quit your day job is a dream most mobile devs at one point or another dream of. Eddie Kezeli is living that dream right now with Windows Phone and his ProShot camera app. The Windows Phone Developer Blog recently chatted with Eddie and has some really interesting information and insight on how he went from looking for a job to working solely on his apps and games.

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3 years ago

Tinder is officially coming to Windows Phone

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Get the pen ready, because we’re about to check off another official app coming to Windows Phone. Rudy Huyn released 6tindr a little over a week ago. It was an unofficial Tinder client for Windows Phone that was quickly met with praise. It was pulled two days later after Tinder filed a complaint with Microsoft. How’s this good news? Because Rudy just got off the phone with the folks behind Tinder and will be working with them to bring an official app to Windows Phone.

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3 years ago

Punch. Jab. Hook. Precision Boxing Coach simulates a boxing coach on your Windows Phone

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