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3 years ago

UK mobile operators to implement bill caps to cover stolen phones

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3 years ago

Masters of Trivia for Windows Phone 8, challenging your knowledge forty-seconds at a time

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Masters of Trivia is a new Windows Phone 8 game that will test your knowledge of sports, entertainment, geography and other topics in forty-second speed quizzes.

The game is an online, multiplayer game where you compete against others to see who can rack up the most points.  The pace of the game is quick and the questions challenging. 

We’ve been tinkering with the Beta version of Masters of Trivia over the past few days and have found it to be an entertaining Windows Phone game.  The game is now live in the Windows Phone Store and if you like trivia games, Masters of Trivia is worth a try.

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3 years ago

Today's Word - learn a new word every day with Windows Phone 8

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Do you want to increase your vocabulary? One way to do that is by learning a new word every day. Today’s Word, a new app from the Windows Phone Store was built to help you with that. Just open the app and you will be given the word of the day. In case you missed it, yesterday’s word is also available. If you’re eager, you can also look at tomorrow’s word.

Each of the word displays its definition and example. Some words also include the pronunciation and their origin.

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3 years ago

VLC for Windows 8 and Windows Phone is almost ready, here’s the latest on its status

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We’re inching closer and closer to seeing VLC on Windows 8 and Windows Phone. The project started a little over a year ago and was funded by users via Kickstarter. The team gave the community updates at somewhat regular intervals, but has gone silent in recent months. We now have a new update on the status for the project for both Windows 8 and Windows Phone. Let’s find out the latest news and check out some new screenshots of the app. 

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3 years ago

We want your nominations for the WPCentral Best of 2013 Awards!

We told you what we think are the best Windows Phones, but now we want your opinion.​ We’ve had some major official apps land like Instagram, Domino’s Pizza, Songza and more. We’ve also had some groundbreaking hardware like the Lumia 1020 or the massive Lumia 1520, even though it was the mild-mannered Lumia 520 that built Windows Phone market share. 

So which do you think was the most important? Take our survey and tell us what the best app for photography was or which productivity app was your top choice. After two weeks, we’ll post the top nominations from you for each category, which will then be voted on by you. Finally, at the end of December we’ll post the results of what you think were the best apps and devices of the year.

Sound good? Then take our survey by following this link: smartphoneexperts.polldaddy.com/s/wpc-best-of-2013-nominations 

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3 years ago

The best Windows Phone you can buy

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We take a look at some of the best Windows Phone devices you can buy today

We’re entering the busiest time of year for gift giving. This past Friday marked the official holiday shopping period where consumers will spend big on gifts for friends and loved ones. What better gift than a shiny new smartphone running Windows Phone? Here’s a quick guide to help determine which device is right for you or someone you’re shopping for.

Windows Phone doesn’t have the OEM variety like Android does, but we still have great phones available in the ecosystem for different users at different price points. We’ll break it down so you can find the phone for someone on your list.

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3 years ago

Microsoft highlights Windows Store app selection in latest video

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It’s hard to imagine that Windows 8 launched to consumers a little over 13 months ago. It feels like we've been using the OS for quite some time. The operating system did had some initial weaknesses, which were for the most part corrected with the Windows 8.1 update. The Windows Store has also seen growth in both the number of apps and the number of quality apps. Which is exactly what Microsoft is promoting in the video after the break.

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3 years ago

Grab the premium features of DivvyUp for free before it’s too late (US only)

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DivvyUp is the ulimate bill splitter for Windows Phone 8. It's one of our favorite apps and currently is offering its premium features in the app for free. 

DivvyUp for Windows Phone 8 is one of our favorite apps. It makes bill splitting after a meal quick, easy, and painless. The optical character recognition technology that DivvyUp uses to automatically split the check also makes it a fun little trick to show off to your friends. As part of Cyber Monday, the in-app purchase in DivvyUp will be free.

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3 years ago

Add-ons for Fhotoroom for Windows 8 free for a limited time

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Fhotoroom is a very popular Windows Phone and Windows 8 photography app.  It combines a healthy photo editor, a decent camera app and a photo-sharing network into a well designed app.

While Fhotoroom is a free app for both Windows Phone and Windows 8, add-on packs are available for in-app purchase with the Windows 8 version that added editing filters and brushes as well as removing the ads in the gallery.  The charge was minimal and helped cover the server costs.

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3 years ago

Microsoft isn’t just attacking Apple – puts down the Galaxy Tab in latest commercial

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We have seen a lot of anti-Apple iPad commercials coming out of Microsoft lately; they have been touting the Surface’s ability to manage devices via a built in full USB port and the ability to project to larger displays using the device’s HD video out port. Microsoft also attacks the Samsung Galaxy Tab’s inability to use multiple accounts.

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3 years ago

TYLT wireless Qi charger and Incipio cases get heavy discounts for today only

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With it being Cyber Monday, it’s not too surprising that there are tons of deals happening today. Two that we know may be of interest to Windows Phone users relate to TYLT wireless charger and Incipio cases.

First up, the TYLT Vu Wireless Qi Charger, which comes in black, blue, red or green, normally goes for $69 but can be had today for just $35, including free shipping.

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3 years ago

Get ready to gear up – Gears of War and Shoot Many Robots are your free “Games with Gold” for December 2013

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3 years ago

Purchase a AT&T Windows Phone through Microsoft and bag a free Nokia Lumia 520

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For one day only, Microsoft Store is offering a free Nokia Lumia 520 with select Windows Phone purchases. Should you be looking at a shiny new Nokia Lumia 925, Lumia 1020Lumia 1520 or even the Samsung ATIV S Neo on AT&T, the company will also bundle a no-contract Lumia 520 at no extra cost. It's a perfect deal for someone in the family who desires a new smartphone for Christmas.

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3 years ago

Microsoft gains slight market share with both Internet Explorer 11 and Windows 8

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November has been a decent month for Microsoft in terms of market share; the company’s internet browser software, Internet Explorer 11, and latest operating system, Windows 8/8.1, have both grown in popularity since the previous month of October.

While Windows 7 still remains as the world’s top operating system with 46.64%, Windows 8/8.1 has seen a slight increase in its holdings and now occupies 9.3% of the market. For those keeping track, Windows 8/8.1 holds almost four times more market share than Apple’s latest operating system, Max OS X 10.9.

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3 years ago

Conference on the go as the official WebEx app finally arrives on Windows Phone

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