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3 years ago

Amazing Weather HD for Windows Phone 8 updated, covers minor fixes

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Amazing Weather HD is one of our favorite Windows Phone weather apps and the Windows Phone 8 version just got updated.

The update mainly fine tunes Amazing Weather HD by providing better support for Meteoalarm.eu, adding new Simplified Chinese and Hungarian languages, fixes lock screen updates that weren't matching the weather and added optional usage stats.

Improved support for Meteoalarm.eu will give our European readers more reliable severe weather alerts. The reporting of usage stats is optional and can be turned off in Amazing Weather HD's settings.

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3 years ago

Experiencing Facebook issues on Windows Phone? You're not alone

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Update 5PM ET: Microsoft's Joe Belfiore has Tweeted that Facebook is working on a fix right now. Stand by...

Facebook is one of the top social networks available today and is an important part of millions of lives. Windows Phone sports integration with the service, pulling content from the network for contacts and more. We've received reports that synchronising accounts appear to be failing, so what's going on? 

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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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