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3 years ago

Windows Phone App Review: NCIS Pocket Guide

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The Windows Phone app NCIS Pocket Guide is a quick reference guide for the NCIS television series. The Pocket Guide covers character and episode details for both NCIS and NCIS Los Angeles.

The NCIS Pocket Guide has character bios, episode guides, a listing of Gibb's Rules (way of life rules created by the main character) and a listing of any re-occurring characters that appear on the series. Simply laid out, NCIS Pocket Guide is a decent app for your Windows Phone with a bit of room for improvement. It's not going to appeal to everyone but if you're a fan of the NCIS television shows, it's worth checking out.

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3 years ago

MetroSpec for Windows Phone updated to 1.4, free version finally available

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MetroSpec, a ZX Spectrum emulator for Windows Phone, has been updated to version 1.4 (since we last looked at the app). We last covered MetroSpec when it was released to the Windows Phone Store, but soon encountered some issues with the submission process. The paid version was published, while the free, ad-supported version was left behind in the depths of app doom. 

The problem appeared to be on Microsoft's end, and while a solution or fix was worked on, MetroSpec lost potential users due to the lack of trial or free version available (we know how badly Windows Phone consumers love their app trials). Luckily things have been resolved finally and we're good to go with announcing both apps together.

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3 years ago

From the Forums: Microsoft's upcoming event and the battle of the Apollo handsets

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While we patiently move ever closer to Microsoft's Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 events, our readers will have better luck at the Windows Phone Central community forum with the Windows Phone news temporarily dried up. What has been happening over the weekend, discussion wise? It's time for another From the Forums - *cue badass theme tune*.

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3 years ago

MonsterUp Adventures gets a major update, plus a Windows 8 game

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The original MonsterUp, an endless jumping game from Karios Games, received a ton of updates over its lifetime. Its sequel MonsterUp Adventures has long been due for an update, and now it’s finally gotten one. We’re pleased to have had a hand in the features list for this update, not unlike our contributions to the recent Gerbil Physics patch. That aside, this one in particular really tightens up MonsterUp Adventures and makes it a much more enjoyable game.

Check out our impressions and two scoops of MonsterUp Windows 8 news after the break.

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3 years ago

Preorders for AT&T Nokia Lumia 920 halted at Best Buy? [Updated]

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Update: The Lumia 920 is still hidden from the Best Buy system but if you use this link, you can still find it and evidently pre-order it. Thanks, anujtwp, for the link

Just this morning we woke up gleefully to find that Best Buy was finally taking pre-orders for AT&T’s Lumia 920 and the HTC 8X. Even better was what seemed like a fair price for the Lumia 920: $150 on contract, coming in below the normal $200 mark for high-end smartphones.

But alas, something is awry and the Lumia 920 has gone missing from Best Buy’s site. Even more odd is how the HTC 8X is still listed for pre-order. Glitch? Error? Sold out? We really have no idea and hopefully tomorrow either we’ll wake to find it fixed or we’ll ask Nokia if they know what’s going on with the whole deal.

In addition, some people who have pre-ordered the Lumia 920 mentioned to us a ship date of October 23 or 24th. While we don’t have any knowledge if that is accurate, we’re leaning on this being an error from Best Buy. We’re not expecting that phone to ship until November 4th—but hey, we like surprises just like anyone else.

Thanks for everyone who sent this in!

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3 years ago

Nokia Lumia 800 featured in episode of Kreutzer Kommt

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3 years ago

Clove sporting wide selection of Windows Phones, some available for pre-order

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3 years ago

Negri Electronics offering unlocked yellow Lumia 920 for $698

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3 years ago

AT&T Nokia Lumia 920 and HTC 8X available for pre-order at BestBuy

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The AT&T Nokia Lumia 920 and HTC 8X Windows Phones are now available for pre-order at Best Buy.

The advertisement went up early this morning and lists the Lumia 920 as being available in yellow, red, white, cyan and black. The price... $149.99 with new activation and $599.99 unactivated.

The HTC 8X is being offered in purple for $99.99 with new activation and $599.99 unactivated.

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3 years ago

Surface not delayed and should be expected on October 26th

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A lot of huff and theories have been laid out regarding those delayed shipping notices for those who pre-ordered the Surface RT. Customers have received an email noting that their order should not be expected to be fulfilled until November 2nd, obviously putting a damper on pre-ordering. Turns out of all the thought out reasons for the delay, none took into account the simplest: it was an error.

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3 years ago

Windows Phone App Short Take: TimerTools

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Windows Phone App Short Take: TimerTools

TimerTools is a Windows Phone app that should take care of all your timer needs. The app includes three core timer tools; stopwatch, countdown timer and an interval timer. Everything is laid out nicely with TimerTools, taking advantage of the Modern UI of Windows Phone.

The stopwatch has a lap timer that will display the laps beneath the main time. The best and worst lap times will be displayed at the bottom of the screen.

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3 years ago

Microsoft delays Surface RT shipments to November 2nd for some

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Update: Microsoft has since said the emails were sent in error.

Not sure as to the why but Microsoft has sent out email notifications to customers in Canada and the United Kingdom informing them that their pre-ordered Surface RT tablet won't be available until November 2nd.

The email's read along the lines of,

"Thank you for ordering on msuk. The release date for the preorder product has changed. The product listed below will now be available on 02 November 2012."

We saw that Microsoft had pushed back the shipping dates for all three Surface RT options for any new orders. The mystery here is that these email notifications are being received by customers who pre-ordered their Surface on day one.  Some of which were placed during the first hour.

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3 years ago

White Lumia 900 spotted in latest season of Homeland

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3 years ago

Microsoft’s Dancing Surface Movement feature is the best tablet ad this year?

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Microsoft has just started its ramping up efforts to begin promotion of its upcoming Surface tablet. It kicked off in full with the Surface Movement ad that was aired during television show Dancing with the stars.

While many of us have wondered about the effectiveness of the ads it looks as though initial ad has scored high with consumers according to advertising analyst company Ace Metrix.

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