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3 years ago

Huawei Ascend W2 Windows Phone gets certified for China Mobile

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3 years ago

Unofficial Snapchat client, Swapchat updated with improved Windows Phone 8 support and more

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Swapchat, if you're not familiar with the name, is an unofficial Snapchat client for Windows Phone. We previously looked at the app when it was released on the Windows Phone Store, joined by a free version. The developer published version 1.2 to the store, which addressed numerous minor bugs and fixed some problems, but today we've got version 1.3.

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3 years ago

Xbox 360 owners: check out the Ultimate Game Sale. Plus get Defense Grid for free!

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Remember the Xbox 360 Ultimate Game Sale from back in February? Microsoft slashed the prices on more than 20 Games on Demand (downloadable versions of full retail titles) throughout the week, with a different selection of games on sale every day. And now that sale is back again just 4-5 months later. Could it have something to do with Microsoft wanting to sell as many Xbox 360 games as possible before the Xbox One shows up later this year? Does a frog bump its butt when it hops?

On top of that, today happens to be the first day of the month. And that means Xbox Live Gold members get a new free game! Last month it was Fable III, and this month everyone expected Assassin’s Creed II or Halo 3 (both Games on Demand titles) to go free. But life would be boring if everything went to plan, and so Microsoft has made an XBLA game called Defense Grid: The Awakening from Hidden Path Entertainment free instead.

Quick impressions and a full list of sale games after the break!

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3 years ago

Remember the Name, a Windows Phone app to help putting a face with a name

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Remember the Name is a Windows Phone 8 app designed to help those who often remember a face but the name seems to escape them. The app taps into three social networks to create a memory game to help you remember who you know.

Granted for Remember the Name to help your put a name with a face your contacts have to be in one of these networks but the memory skills could carry over to those who aren't.

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3 years ago

Top Windows 8 games for the "hardcore" gamer

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Windows Phone Central Roundup: Windows 8 Games

When people think of tablet games, they can’t help but bring to mind apps like Angry Birds, Temple Run, and Bejeweled. Gaming on Windows 8 can be more than just flinging neon colored birds at green pigs though. Whether you want to blast away zombie guts or put some pedal to the medal, here are eight Windows 8 video games sure to bring out the gamer in you.

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3 years ago

Sphero SDK coming for Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8

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3 years ago

There's an app for that. Windows Store passes 100,000 app milestone

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3 years ago

The excellent Twitter app Twabbit goes free for a limited time with latest update

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We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: Windows Phone has plenty of solid Twitter clients, enough so that everyone should be able to find what matches their personal preference. Twabbit is one of our top favorite apps as it’s fast, looks great and comes chock full of features.

Normally, Twabbit runs from the $0.99 to $1.49 range, but with the latest update that rolled out on June 26th, the app has gone free for a limited time.

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3 years ago

On the horizon: Visual Studio 2013 reveals 1080P Windows Phone 8 emulator files

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Windows Phone 8 is reportedly set to go to “full HD” with a 1080x1920 resolution later this year, an update that will come with the GDR3 OS refresh presumably for OEMs.

Now, Justin Angel, who used to work with Microsoft and Nokia, has managed to dig up some emulator files for Windows Phone that coincidentally support that 1080P resolution. The files come by way of Visual Studio 2013, which was previewed at Build last week.

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3 years ago

Microsoft's Don Mattrick to leave and take top position at Zynga? [Updated]

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Don Mattrick, president of Microsoft's Interactive Entertainment unit, is leaving the company, according to a report over on AllThingsD. Multiple sources close to the situation have confirmed that the high-profile executive is close to snapping up a position at Zynga. The studio is currently struggling against waning consumer business on the web and Facebook while slowly transitioning to mobile. The company has had to work through layoffs and the closure of offices outside its San Francisco headquarters.

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3 years ago

Bing introduces image searching by usage rights

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3 years ago

Early look: Dark Lands brings a LIMBO-like experience to Windows Phone

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We made mention the other day of Dark Lands, a Windows Phone game under development and sponsored by the Microsoft/Nokia AppCampus. Dark Lands is an infinity running game with a combat and RPG element.

In a nutshell, you run your character through various obstacles, collecting gems to use for upgrades and stopping along the way to battle monsters, soldiers and other enemies. We've gotten our hands on a short video snippet of game play and again, the game looks good.

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3 years ago

Microsoft wants you to get your bling on – announces chrome series gold Xbox 360 controller

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Do you ever play Xbox 360 and wish you had a controller to match the spinning gold rims on your decked out automobile? Well, if you do – you are in luck! Microsoft announced today via Major Nelson’s Blog that an Xbox 360 special edition chrome series gold wireless controller (wow, that is a mouthful) will be released in August for $54.99.

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3 years ago

Major update lands for Fhotoroom for Windows Phone 8, adds Instagraph sharing and much more

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When Fhotoroom passed the 2,000,000 download mark we briefly mentioned an update was in the works for the Windows Phone 8 version. Well that update went live today.

The version 8.5 update moves Fhotoroom away from HTML 5 for a more pure, native app experience. Fhotoroom also adds integration with Instagraph to allow you to share your edited images to Instagram.  You still have direct sharing with Facebook, Flickr and Twitter.  When  you choose Instagraph in the sharing options you'll be sent to the Instagraph app where you can crop, add filters, add hashtags/captions and upload the image to Instagram.

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3 years ago

Avoid traps and more with Mini Dash, now available for Windows Phone 8

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The popular cross-platform title Mini Dash has arrived on the Windows Phone Store. Much like Death Worm, developer PlayCreek has ported across another well-rated experience. It's no Xbox Live title, but what we're looking at here is a sweet little gem that's definitely worth checking out, folks. If you've come to Windows Phone from another platform you may already be all over this game, but if not do read on.

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