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3 years ago

Enjoy comics featuring popular characters from SAB TV shows with the official Windows 8 app

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If you watch some of the shows on SAB TV in India, you obviously love their quirky characters in the slice-of-life comic dramas.

Shows like Chidiya Ghar, Jeannie aur Juju, FIR, Lapataganj, R.K.Laxman ki Duniya, and Golmaal have built a huge fan following despite having very basic production quality. Some of the characters of these shows like Prasad, Gopi, Gulgule, Chandramukhi, Jeannie, and Juju have carved out an almost cult status.

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3 years ago

Official Instagram app for Windows Phone receives another update, still no video upload

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The official Instagram app (beta) for Windows Phone has received an update just a little over 48 hours go. Don’t worry if you missed it because another update just came out. The previous update, version 0.3, has brought performance improvements, crash fixes, and UX refinements. The latest update, version 0.3.1, does not list anything new in the change log. We think it brings more bug fixes and performance improvements.

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3 years ago

Beats Music, Bing Travel, Viber and more are your app highlights for the week!

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It’s Saturday here in California, which means I head into the app archives from the past week to pull out the best new apps in the Windows Phone Store that you might have missed. I’ll also bring highlight any cool updates, betas, and games. It’s a fun time to sit back and make sure your Windows Phone is rocking the greatest apps available. It was actually a pretty good week. We launched our own official app on Windows 8 and some new big name apps joined the Windows Phone Store. Let’s jump in and get started.

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3 years ago

Microsoft’s Super Bowl ads will pull at your heart strings

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Microsoft will be firing up advertisements to cover Sunday's broadcast of the Super Bowl and the company has enlisted the help of none other than former NFL player, Steve Gleason to help out. It's a notable appearance since he'll be featured in Microsoft's first-ever national Super Bowl advert.

Battling ALS (better known as Lou Gehrig's Disease), Gleason's appearance will be a special one due to his story and how Microsoft technology helps make his life easier.

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3 years ago

Top Windows Phone Apps to help survive Super Bowl XLVIII

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Windows Phone Central App Roundup: Super Bowl XLVIII Apps

Just in case you were not aware, Super Bowl XLVIII kicks off tomorrow from the MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  For those not fortunate enough to experience the outdoor experience, we thought a quick roundup of Windows Phone apps was in order for those roughing it from the comfort of home.

We’ve got apps that will help conquer the munchies, keep up with the game’s stats, check in on player tweets, replay all those fantastic commercials and give your bartending skills a fighting chance.  Plus, for good measure, we will toss out the available Windows 8 versions for some of these apps just in case you prefer the larger screen of your Windows tablet.

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3 years ago

Nokia Philippines offering 20GB extra SkyDrive storage with Lumia purchases

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SkyDrive storage and integration with Windows Phone is a feature many take advantage of, whether it be for storing shots snapped with the great Lumia camera capabilities or Office documents created while on the move. Nokia Philippines currently has a sweet deal going on where you can bag 20GB extra cloud storage for an entire year when purchasing a Lumia Windows Phone. 

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3 years ago

Produce your own beats with Beats Yo! for Windows Phone

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Produce your own beats with Beats Yo! for Windows Phone

Want to produce beats like Dr. Dre? You can try with Beats Yo! for Windows Phone. It is not intended to be a professional level production tool, but rather geared towards entertainment. You have 16 pads with individual volume and grouping controls, and four tracks to record loops to.

There’s a steep learning curve, but you’ll feel really good after your making your fist mix. Head past the break for our hands on video and walkthrough.

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3 years ago

Prepare for animations as GroupMe for Windows Phone gets updated with GIF image support

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3 years ago

Windows Phone Accessory Review: MPow Portable Bluetooth Speaker

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We have plenty of options to consider when shopping for a Bluetooth portable speaker to use with our Windows Phone.  These speakers allow for us to enjoy our music collection without the need to be tethered to our Windows Phones by wired earphones.  MPow has a new Bluetooth speaker that has become available and  is hoping it makes your shortlist while shopping for a portable speaker.

The MPow has a conservative appearance, solid build quality and appealing audio quality.  The speaker also has hands-free calling support so you will not miss a call while enjoying your tunes.  In the short time we've had with the MPow Portable Bluetooth Speaker, it has made a nice impression on us.

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3 years ago

Grab the massive Nokia Lumia 1520 from Vodafone in Turkey

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The Nokia Lumia 1520 is a massive Windows Phone. That's not a negative point. It is big in a good sense. Fans of phablets running Android and other mobile platforms will enjoy the look, feel and impressive display, showing off all your favourite Live Tiles in beautiful 1080p. The smartphone is available at Vodafone in Turkey, should you reside in the region and be actively searching for a deal. Pass the break for the store links.

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3 years ago

Jet-Set Scratch-Off Review: Scratching lottery tickets on Windows Phone and Windows 8

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Gambling is an expensive real life hobby, unless you’re great at it. Gambling games take away the risk and cost (for the most part) and just let you focus on the fun of the game and the rush of winning.

You’ll find plenty of card games on mobile Windows platforms, and even some lighter fare like Bingo. Now we have a full-fledged game devoted to scratch-off tickets (also known as scratch cards): Jet-Set Scratch-Off Gold. It comes from Chicago-based developer Babaroga, maker of Shuffle Party, Zombies!!!, and Lucky Lanes Bowling. You might not expect it, but scratch off tickets adapt surprisingly well to videogame form.

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3 years ago

Microsoft updates Preview for Developers on Windows Phone

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There was a time when a lot of us didn’t have Update 3. It wasn’t until Microsoft announced a Windows Phone Preview for Developers program that allowed a lot of you to grab Update 3 on your handset. They also put out an app, Preview for Developers, that enables you opt into the program on your phone. That little app just picked up an update.

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3 years ago

Windows Phone reportedly grabs 104% Year-over-Year increase for 2013

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There’s no question about it really, Windows Phone is the mobile operating system in third place. Ahead of it are Android and iOS. Android is at the top, with most analysts agreeing that it holds north of 70% of the global mobile market share.

A new report from ABI Research reaffirms market share research from the past few quarters and gives us insight into how Windows Phone is doing globally.

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3 years ago

Ordered a Lumia 2520? Your free Power Keyboard is shipping now

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Did you order a Nokia Lumia 2520 a few months back? It’s a pretty awesome tablet and we’re big fans of it. If you pre-ordered here in the United States you were promised a certain extra goodie with your Lumia 2520. That bonus being the keyboard accessory for the Lumia 2520 that provides a keyboard (duh), two USB ports, and an extra 50% battery thanks to the included battery. After a few months of delay, the Nokia Power Keyboard is finally shipping.

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3 years ago

Updated eBay app for Windows Phone coming in March

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Have you used eBay on Windows Phone recently? If so you probably walked away a little dissatisfied with the experience. Head to the Windows Phone Store and you’ll see it sitting there with an average review of three and a half stars, but a lot of dissatisfied users. It’s not a terrible app per se, it’s just lacking a lot of features and functionality that you’d want in an eBay app. This is especially apparent when compared to the app offering on iOS and Android. No worries though, since eBay is getting an update ready for you.

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