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3 years ago

Latest report shows global Win Phone growth, strong Nokia comeback in the UK

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Latest figures published by market research group Kantar has revealed that Windows Phone is on the rise across the board, excluding a number of markets where sales remain low. The Nokia Lumia 920, HTC 8X and Samsung ATIV S are all high-end smartphones that will be pushing the platform forward in 2013 with potential marketshare gain in multiple locations, but how has the platform progressed through 2012?

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3 years ago

Weather and art on your screen? Do it with Locksider+ for Win Phone 8. (Psst it’s free.)

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We’ve already covered the much loved app Locksider form Liquid Daffodil, one of the first apps to give your Lock screen some fresh art on an hourly basis (or once a day, if you’re more tame). The app went free for a few days before going to $0.99 and received some great feedback, including a request for weather.

Well, look no more as Locksider+ is now here, which gives you all the same pre-selected images to your phone with the additional option of a weather overlay. Sure, it’s not as robust as Weather Flow, but being able to peek at the current temp as well as the day’s high and low temperature is pretty awesome. It’s also laid out well, not hindering your view of your data and being easily visible.

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3 years ago

Nokia Lumia 920 also heading to Three UK

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3 years ago

Reading Lens for Windows Phone 8: Helping you read the fine print

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Reading Lens for Windows Phone 8 is a simple app that will help you read small text, much like a pair of reading glasses would. The app makes use of the Windows Phone camera to magnify small print so it can be easily read.

Even if you aren't needing to go get your eyes checked, Reading Lens will help you read the tiny print on medicine bottles, coupon expiration dates,  contracts and other documents where fine print is prominent.

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3 years ago

Countdown to Christmas sale ends tonight - Save 15% on ALL Windows Phone cases and accessories!

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3 years ago

Disney's Where's My Water? and Where's My Perry? now available on Windows Phone 8

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Disney has release two Windows Phone 8 games over at the Windows Phone Store. The games have had a bit of success over at Disney.com and should translate nicely on our Windows Phones.

Where's My Water? and Where's My Perry? are both physics based puzzle games featuring Perry the Platypus from the popular cartoon show "Phineas and Ferb" as well as cartoon alligators Swampy and Cranky.

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3 years ago

SantaRacer updated, snow in the forecast

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SantaRacer updated, snow in the forecast

If you're looking for a simple, fun Windows Phone game, take a look at SantaRacer. The game was recently updated to version 2.0 with a new game engine under the hood and improved graphics that include snow fall.

SantaRacer has you guiding Santa and his sleight up a hill collecting presents and avoiding flying rocks along the way. If you hit a rock, you lose a reindeer. Run out of time or reindeers and the game's over.  SantaRacer is a fun game to pass the time with and has a bit of challenge.

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3 years ago

GroupMe updated, includes bug fixes and Lock screen notifications

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3 years ago

BBC News Mobile version 4 published with implemented fix

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3 years ago

Rogers reportedly pushing out Windows Phone Portico update for HTC 8X

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3 years ago

Lumia 920s suffering from brightness bug with Portico update? Here's a possible fix.

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Although the majority of people who are on AT&T or Rogers who have upgraded their Lumia 920 to Windows Phone “Portico” are having no problems (in fact, quite the opposite), there is one bug that seems to affect a few people: auto-screen brightness.

As detailed in our Lumia 920 forums, the problem exhibits itself when you turn on the phone in a mildly lit room and the brightness seems to ramp up to max and then back down again, resulting in a staggered and constantly fluctuating display brightness.

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3 years ago

Exclusive First look: Windows Phone 8 version of NewsSpot

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We took a look at NewsSpot back in October when it was last updated, things have now progressed to the point where the app has now reached the lofty heights of version 3.0. With the latest version comes the all-important support for Windows Phone 8.

NewsSpot is a Google Reader client and works hard to help you sort through all that is good and all that needs to be ignored in your quest for relevant content. The app has plenty of Windows Phone 8 specific features in tow, we take a quick look and invite you along for the ride.

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3 years ago

Windows Phone 8 Portico: Now going out to HTC 8X devices in Spain

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3 years ago

Old Saint Nick invades our Windows Phone

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Old Saint Nick invades our Windows Phone


Windows Phone Central's Roundup of Santa Apps

It's the Holiday Season and in a few days, many will be helping their children track Santa Claus as he travels the globe delivery toys to all the good boys and girls. This week's Windows Phone Central App Roundup focuses on a handful of Windows Phone apps that are available that helps you and your children keep track of Santa's progress.

Along with these tracking apps, we're also throwing in a few Santa related games that will help you and your children pass the time as you track the jolly old elf. There's even one that will have Santa call your Windows Phone.

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3 years ago

My Nokia app: Helping you get the most from your Nokia

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This one has just appeared for us in the Nokia Collection for Windows Phone 7, essentially a central place to get news, tips and apps for your Lumia devices.

The app seems to have hit the Marketplace a few days ago but could possibly have been released earlier if reviews for the app are anything to go by. We have reached out to Nokia for confirmation but in the meantime we take a look at what this seemingly new addition to the collection has to offer. Step inside, step inside.

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