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3 years ago

Reminder: Vote in the Windows Phone Next App Star competition and win a Lumia 920

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Microsoft's Windows Phone Next App Star competition is heating up and 64 finalists have been selected for the public voting phase. If you're not up to speed, it's a contest for Windows Phone apps to be voted on by the public for $60,000 worth of prizes. Through head-to-head style voting, the grand winner will pocket the opportunity to have his (or her) app featured in a Windows Phone prime-time TV advertisement spot in the US.

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3 years ago

Typr for Windows Phone 8 updated, includes landscape support and more

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3 years ago

Doors open for the Ascend New Gods Xbox Live Arcade closed beta

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We’ve been anxiously following Signal Studios’ Ascend: New Gods since its announcement back at E3 last year. The XBLA/PC game looks like a vast action-RPG while the Windows Phone companion game is the closest thing to Infinity Blade that we can expect for some time. Both versions are free-to-play and connect to each other in satisfying ways, hence much excitement from Xbox 360 and Windows Phone owners alike.

The XBLA game features some innovative asynchronous components that will make the single-player game feel like part of a massive online world. Such a bold undertaking requires lots of testing. Luckily for us, Signal has just announced public signups for closed beta access!

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3 years ago

Leaked video shows what’s next with Bing voice search

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3 years ago

MeTweets hits version 2.0, now available on the Windows Phone Store

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Popular Twitter client MeTweets has been bumped to version 2 and the latest release is now available on the Wndows Phone Store. We previously looked at the app a few days ago when we managed to get a sneak peek at what consumers can expect to see in the update. From the new Smart Split and Smart Merge features to a new design for Timelines and profile pages, it's quite a sizeable release.

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3 years ago

Prominent Swedish blogger Blondinbella enjoys the Windows Phone experience

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Isabella Desirée Löwengrip Rydberg, better known as Blondinbella, is a prominent Swedish blogger who runs blondinbella.com. The blog attracts thousands of visitors on a daily basis, who enjoy reading articles of her fictitious alter ego sporting a glamorous lifestyle. As well as being photographed wielding the Lumia 920 (a yellow one, we might add), Löwengrip has also blogged about the platform itself (about how it helps to keep her life in check).

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3 years ago

SteadyCam for Windows Phone 8, helps you keep a steady hand

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While the Nokia Lumia 920 has optical stabilization to minimize the impact of camera movements, other Windows Phones lack such features. SteadyCam is a Windows Phone 8 app that hopes to help make up for things by only taking a photo when there is no movement detected from your Windows Phone.

The interface is really no-nonsense in that all you have is the viewfinder. You take your photo as you would otherwise by using the hardware camera button (sorry, no screen touch shutter support). If the app senses any movement in your Windows Phone a message window will pop up telling you hold things still.

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3 years ago

Vote for your favourite app in Nokia's App Madness competition

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Nokia isn't quite bringing sexy back, but we'll take the Apps Madness competition. The company is launching the contest to establish the best app, voted by the community. An article has been published on the official blog detailing the entries, all 32 of them. The apps have been selected and divided into four categories: games, social, news & entertainment and utilities & productivity.

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3 years ago

United Airlines releases its Windows Phone 8 app

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United Airlines has released it's Windows Phone 8 app, United, today. The app is a feature rich connection to the airlines to help you make it through your travels.

The United app's main pages cover your basic menu options (book a flight, check on flight status, check in, etc.), a log in page for your United Airline's account, a travel tools page (flight reminders, games, currency converter, baggage charges and more) and an Airport Maps page.

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3 years ago

Fly Delta updated, fails to address known bugs

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Fly Delta updated, fails to address known bugs

The Fly Delta app for Windows Phone has been updated, but there still seems to be issues with logging in for many consumers. These problems were raised by users prior to this release being published, so one would expect the update to contain the necessary improvements, correct? The latest release includes "Bug fixes & performance enhancements" and no, we're not trolling you. 

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3 years ago

More MetroSpec updates on the way, addressing bugs and adding improvements

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It was only the other day when we looked at MetroSpec hitting version 1.5, implementing a number of features, including support for Live Tiles on Windows Phone 7.8 and 8. We've now been informed of a few updates that are currently being published to the store that should address a number of bugs users have been experiencing since downloading and installing the latest build.

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3 years ago

Upcoming AT&T Nokia Lumia 920 firmware update shows up on Navifirm, preparing for launch

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Just yesterday on the podcast we were asked about a timetable for the new Nokia firmware for their Lumia line. As we detailed earlier, the 1308 firmware brings a host of new features and fixes for users—much like a good tidying up. Some of those changes include camera improvements, Storage fix option and the ability to change the color intensity of the display.

Now, that 1308 firmware has been spotted by us on the Navifirm system for the AT&T Lumia 920, meaning the release should be within a few weeks, at most, pending a nod from the carrier. Peeking on Nokia’s servers, we can see firmware for “RM-820 NDT America ATT” with the five color options available (white, black, red, cyan, and yellow). The firmware is marked as 1232.5957.1308.1.

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3 years ago

Nokia Lumia 520 and 720 being unleashed on China very soon

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As one of the emerging markets, and a terribly big one for that matter, China just can't be overlooked on Nokia's strategic roadmap, especially the entry and middle segments of the market. Now the company is busy preparing for the release of both Lumia 520 and Lumia 720 in China.

The entry-level Lumia 520 will be available "by the end of March", which translates into some time close to NOW. The retail price is about CNY 1,299 (US$ 210), which would be cheaper than the HKD 1,788 (US$ 231) standard in Hong Kong.

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3 years ago

DEAL ALERT: AT&T Lumia 920 is now free through the Microsoft Store

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3 years ago

Microsoft picking up 4 more distributors for Surface RT in China

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