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3 years ago

Mix your pics with InstaBlender to augment your photo creativity

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When it comes to increasing originality with your photos, using filters isn’t enough. It’s too easy and really requires no skill. Photo blending, on the other hand, is much more difficult. Your creations can verge on being really bad if not done right, but if you can nail it, you’ll make something really unique.

InstaBlender for Windows Phone is from developer Thomas Tsopanakis, who’s made other apps like the popular app Countdown.  

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3 years ago

See the world like a bird with Nokia's whimsical Copter app

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Nokia Poland has released a rather special app to the Windows Phone Store, enabling you to view all the footage the company recorded with the airborne Lumia 1020. We looked at Nokia providing a unique look at the Polish ctiy of Kraków the other day and while you're able to follow the Windows Phone on its journey through YouTube videos, the Nokia Copter app takes the experience that big further.

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3 years ago

Microsoft Store lists Verizon Lumia 2520 tablet for Preorder, $499

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Update 1PM ET: As expected, Microsoft has pulled the pre-order page

Microsoft has been busy lately with listing preorders on their Store and then pulling them once we report on it. That tells us that these pages are made in advance but are not meant to go public quite yet. Still, we have reports that Microsoft are honoring preorders that are placed before the pages are pulled.

This morning we have the Verizon Lumia 2520 Windows RT tablet available—in both red or black—for $499 with no contract. That price falls in line with what we are expecting, although we did reveal that Verizon will be offering the Nokia tablet for $399 on a two-year contract.

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3 years ago

Build your own Tiny Tower in the Star Wars universe on Windows and Windows Phone

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Star Wars: Tiny Death Star is a business simulation game developed by Disney Mobile and NimbleBit (published by LucasArts), which has come to Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8, alongside Android and iOS devices.

The latest title is based on NimbleBit's previous hit game, Tiny Tower but is set in the Star Wars universe. Tiny Tower wasn’t available for Windows Phone, so it’s great to see LucasArts/NimbleBit on Windows Phone Store finally.  

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3 years ago

Rayman Jungle Run joins Color Carnival and Nun Attack as this week's Red Stripe Deals

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There's nothing better than downloading apps and games currently on offer for your Windows Phone. Microsoft's weekly Red Stripe Deals series is here once again with three new offers to tempt your purchase. This week, Rayman Jungle is joined by Color Carnival and Nun Attack. That's one Xbox Live title alongside two highly rated offerings.

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3 years ago

Flip Blox, a Windows Phone game that might surprise you

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Flip Blox is a matching game for our Windows Phone that surprised us a little. The game's concept isn't new and calls for you to create combos of the same colored boxes for points.

You have a handful of gaming modes to keep things from getting stale and the animated faces on the boxes keeps things interesting.  Flip Blox comes across as an entertaining, casual game for our Windows Phones. Well suited for passing the time with.

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3 years ago

UK MVNO giffgaff to sell a range of Nokia Lumia Windows Phones

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3 years ago

Restaurant finder app, Zomato, gets a major UI refresh and new features

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3 years ago

Get the most out of NFC on Windows Phone 8 with NFC Toolkit

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NFC is an area that so far Windows Phone and Android are beating Apple at. In fact, the iPhone doesn’t even support NFC. While some NFC features are still limited on Windows Phone, it’s a nice feature to have in a variety of scenarios. Automatically pairing your phone to your speaker is one example that’s always demonstrated, but NFC can do so much more. Here’s an NFC app for Windows Phone that’s pretty unique. It’s called NFC Toolkit and we’re going to check it out.

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3 years ago

Nokia Music updated for Windows 8.1, fixes Snap view and the Flux Capacitor

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Confession. Nokia Music recently became one of my favorite music services out there. It’s in heavy rotation for me personally with other services like Xbox Music, SoundCloud, and Songza. The offline playlists were very welcomed on my Lumia 1020 during the 17 hour journey from California to Abu Dhabi for Nokia World. I’ve also been using the Windows 8 version app a lot. Sadly, that one wasn’t updated for some of the new features available for Windows 8.1. Today’s my lucky day, since Nokia has just released an update for Nokia Music on Windows 8. Let’s check it out.

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3 years ago

Redeeming Xbox codes has never been so easy – or so freaking awesome!

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3 years ago

Yes, Microsoft is giving out free Xbox One consoles to “Xbox fans”

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3 years ago

Exclusive: Verizon Lumia 2520 tablet priced at $399 with contract

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The Nokia Lumia 2520 is launching pretty soon here in the United States and around the world. In fact, it’s a few weeks away. As we just reported, mark November 22nd in your calendars for the day to pick up not just your new Lumia 2520 tablet, but your Xbox One and Lumia 1520. If you’re a Verizon customer and plan on getting the tablet, you might want to wait a week and save $100 on it. Details below.

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3 years ago

This week’s poll: Are you picking up the Lumia 1520?

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It was two weeks ago in Abu Dhabi at Nokia World 2013 that we finally saw the next flagship Windows Phone device – the Lumia 1520. It’s the biggest Windows Phone device to date, packing a 1080p display into a 6-inch screen. It’s powered by a Snapdragon 800, which is a 2.2GHz quad-core processor that will help you process those photos from the 20MP sensor with ease. Are you planning on getting one? Take our poll at let us know.

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3 years ago

November 22nd is Zero Hour: Nokia Lumia 2520, Lumia 1520 and Xbox One all launch in the US

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Microsoft, Nokia, AT&T and Verizon are planning for a big day on November 22

Last night, Microsoft evidently jumped the gun by listing the AT&T Nokia Lumia 1520 as available for pre-order on their website. Since we reported on that news, Redmond has pulled both the 1520 and its protective case from their online Store, suggesting that it was posted in error. Windows Phone Central stated that although November 15th was originally planned for the release, it had been pushed back one week to November 22nd.

Coincidentally, the Xbox One comes out that day too.

Now, Windows Phone Central has attained evidence that indeed, November 22nd will be “D-Day” for Microsoft and Nokia. While it has been known that Microsoft’s next generation console will come out on that Friday, we have now learned that AT&T and Verizon will both launch Nokia’s new Windows RT tablet, the Lumia 2520 on that day as well. Likewise, the Lumia 1520 will similarly launch on AT&T.

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