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3 years ago

Popular Swedish quiz game Quizkampen comes to Windows Phone 8

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3 years ago

Official apps for several NFL teams hit Windows Phone just in time for playoffs

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Even though the NFL season is wrapping up, we’re happy to see more official apps for NFL teams join the Windows Phone Store. Mosey on over to the Store and you’ll see new official apps for the St. Louis Rams, Chicago Bears, Carolina Panthers and Baltimore Ravens. That’s in addition to a handful of teams that are already there. Let’s check out what these apps are about and what we can look forward to from other teams.

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3 years ago

Sky releases Go app for Windows Phone in Italy

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Sky releases Go app for Windows Phone in Italy

Sky Italy has just release an official Go app for Windows Phone. For those who aren't familiar with Sky Go, it's the broadcaster's streaming and on-demand service, available to subscribed customers. With the app installed, you're able to take your favourite shows with you when out and about.

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3 years ago

Imagine classroom of the future, and participate in the Surface Classroom Challenge

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3 years ago

Xbox Music and Video apps for Windows Phone 8 hands on

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This morning, Microsoft continued to surprise us with two new releases for Windows Phone 8. Xbox Music and Xbox Video apps were released in tandem, augmenting current baked-in functions of their mobile OS.

The Xbox Music app is currently in ‘Preview’, meaning a final version won’t be due until 2014. Likewise, Xbox Video currently doesn’t support HD video playback or downloading, but a Microsoft spokesperson has confirmed that feature is coming next year.

How are the apps? Watch our video tour below to see them in action.

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3 years ago

Time Warner Cable app on Xbox 360 adds Video on Demand

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Time Warner Cable app on Xbox 360 adds Video on Demand

Are you a Time Warner Cable customer? Starting today, Xbox Live Gold members in the U.S. who are also TWC subscribers can now get On-Demand content on their Xbox 360. The app already offers 300 channels of live TV, but more than 5,000 On-Demand choices are now available, too.

The update also includes a “share” feature that allows you to send messages to other Xbox Live members that are TWC TV customers while channel surfing.

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3 years ago

Dramatic video shows the Nokia Lumia 2520 is all set for work and play

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3 years ago

Microsoft publishes Xbox Music app for Windows Phone 8, focused on the cloud

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Hot on the heels of Xbox Video coming to Windows Phone 8 today, Microsoft has also pushed out a separate app for Xbox Music. While we’ve known about the Video app coming, a separate one for Music was not expected this early.

Heading to the Windows Phone Store, you can find the app resting at just 6 MB in size. It does require a Xbox Music Pass account to log in, as this app seems more focused on the cloud (though it can access your local music as well). In addition, Microsoft has added back Radio and editable playlist support with the app, giving it a slight edge over the native version.

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3 years ago

Microsoft releases Xbox Video app for Windows Phone 8

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Microsoft releases Xbox Video app for Windows Phone 8

After what seems like an eternity of waiting, Microsoft has finally plugged one of the last big holes on Windows Phone 8: the ability to buy or rent videos from their Xbox Video program. Up until now, it has been impossible to transfer previously purchased content from Xbox Video to your Windows Phone, despite the promise of “three screens and the cloud”.

Now, version 1.5.1256.6 of the app has gone live and users with a Windows Phone 8 device can browse, stream and even download videos right to their phone.

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3 years ago

App update roundup: Vine, Angry Birds Go! And ProShot all get a morning polish

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Although Facebook Beta received yet-another-update this morning, here are a few others that have just come in as well. These are some of the bigger titles that many of you are using, so they should pique some interest.

So far at 11 AM ET, we have new updates for the official Vine app, Angry Birds Go! and the popular photography app Pro Shot. Read on to see what’s new!

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3 years ago

Facebook beta for Windows Phone updated again with improved Live Tile support

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It was just two days ago that Microsoft updated their Facebook beta app for Windows Phone. That update was more significant for Windows Phone 7.x users who finally received many of the new improvements to the Live Tile and notifications.

Late last night/early this morning, a small update went out to bring it up to version 5.2.0.6, making this a real minor update. There is no changelog associated with the update, but at least one reader has commented that “your own cover photo is back on the live tile again”.

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3 years ago

GAME Reward for Windows Phone gets updated with cool new features (UK)

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3 years ago

AT&T Nokia Lumia 1520 featured in today's 12 Days of Deals (Updated)

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Update: It appears the door buster and $99 deal is in-store only. The promotional material did not make that distinction until the pricing was listed online.  You can still save a little online though.  The price of the off-contract model has dropped $100 to $449 and you will receive the $50 gift card and a free download for Halo Spartan Assault.

Today is one of the larger deal days in the Microsoft Store’s 12 Days of Deals promotion.  Today you can pick up the AT&T Nokia Lumia 1520 Windows Phone for a steal if you are fast enough.

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3 years ago

Lies of Astaroth, a fantasy card based battle game for Windows Phone 8

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Lies of Astaroth is a fantasy card based battle game that has seen a bit of success over on iOS and now is available for Windows Phone 8. 

Game play has you dealing your characters from a deck of cards to do battle against a wide assortment of creatures.  The strategy battle game reminds me of the card games like Magic: The Gathering and Yu-Gi-Oh

While card based battle games may not be everyone’s cup of tea, Lies of Astaroth does have a certain level of appeal.  Graphics are attractive, game play is fairly simple and challenging and we suspect the game will find its fair share of success on the Windows Phone platform.

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3 years ago

Viber, the cross-platform messaging and VoIP app, arrives on Windows 8 with nifty features

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If you are a Viber user, here’s great news for you! The company has just announced Viber for Windows 8, bringing the leading messaging and VoIP platform with over 200 million users to tablet and desktop devices running Windows 8.1.

Viber users can send free text messages, fun stickers, photos, videos and doodles, share locations anywhere in the world, and make free HD-quality calls over 3G/4G or WiFi connections. With Viber Out users can also make low-cost calls to any phone number around the world.

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