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3 years ago

Gorgeous Feedly client Phonly gets updated; includes buffer support and other improvements

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Phonly is a gorgeous Feedly client for Windows Phone, which was released to the store last month. The app also sports lockscreen integration, InstaPaper and Pocket support. While the app has only been out for a short while, already we're looking at a rather nice update, bumping the app to version 1.2. If you use the Feedly service, we strongly urge you to check out Phonly, and best of all it's free to download. So, what's new in 1.2?

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3 years ago

Aces of the Luftwaffe gets new levels and plane on Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8

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Back at Casual Connect in August, we interviewed German developer Handy Games about some of their upcoming Windows Phone and Windows 8 titles: 1941: Frozen Front and Townsmen. Those two fine-looking titles are still in development, but the game maker has something else to tide us over right now.

Handy Games has just updated both mobile Windows versions of their 2D shoot-em-up Aces of the Luftwaffe, right alongside their Android counterpart. One of our favorite shmups on Windows Phone 8, Aces of the Luftwaffe is free to play. This update adds a bunch of new content that will keep shooting game fans busy for hours.

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3 years ago

Have Windows Phone 8 Update 3? Rotation Lock lets you pin the setting to your Start screen

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Locking the screen rotation on Windows Phone 8 is simply wonderful. Before Update 3 (aka GDR3), if you were preparing to lay in bed with the Kindle app at the ready, you'd have to watch out for the pesky gyroscope which would switch the screen orientation. It was a minor nuisance. Now with rotation lock, you're able to hop into the phone settings and lock the display to portrait or landscape. That said, it can be a pain to navigate through the settings area. Cue Rotation Lock, an app to solve this problem.

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3 years ago

Official Facebook app update for Windows Phone, changelog is MIA

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Last night, there was evidently no Facebook Beta update. We suppose the beta team is on vacation, taking a week off. Instead, we managed to pick up an update for the official app, bringing it to version 3.1.2.0/5.1.2.0 for Windows Phone 7.x and 8, respectively.

That’s all well and good though if you were looking for some new features or something vastly different, you may have to keep waiting. Although we have received exactly one million, five hundred and one thousand tips, not one of those detailed any noticeable changes. Sure there’s the usual “it feels faster” but at this point, that has become nothing but a running joke.

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3 years ago

AppoinTile for Windows Phone 8 updated and goes on sale in celebration

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AppoinTile is a Windows Phone 8 calendar app that lets you replace the native Windows Phone calendar app tile with a customizable Live Tile. A tile that is designed to place more information on your daily agenda on your Start Screen.

AppoinTile was recently updated to version 2.2.2 that adds the customary performance tweaks as well as adding a search function and Facebook integration. The app has also gone on sale with the price dropping to $1.99.

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3 years ago

Cook with YumvY, step by step culinary recipes for Windows Phone 8

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There is an appetizing selection of cooking apps sitting in the Windows Phone Store and you can add Cook with YumvY to the list.

Cook with YumvY is a Windows Phone 8 app that walks you through the cooking process with step by step instructions to make your time in the kitchen as painless as possible.  Cooking with YumvY is packed full of tasty recipes and the cooking directions are presented much like your turn by turn directions are with Windows Phone navigation apps.

If cooking is your game, Cooking with YumvY is a fantastic recipe app to add to your Windows Phone cooking library.

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3 years ago

Fhotoroom for Windows 8 updated, 8.1 support and touch features in tow

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Fhotoroom is a popular Windows Phone photography app that has a Windows 8 counterpart. Just as with the Windows Phone version, the Windows 8 version is part photo editor, part photo sharing app, and part social media app.

The Windows 8 version was recently updated to version 3.1 and adds Windows 8.1 support, a few fixes and a few new features to the table.

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3 years ago

Compass Deluxe for Windows Phone offers free 3D map navigation and more

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The out-of-box experience for Windows Phone is by far one of the best around compared to other mobile platforms. That doesn’t mean it can’t be improved, which is exactly what some third party apps do on the platform. We’ve got a handful of calendar apps that run circles in features compared to the default calendar app.

Compass Deluxe is a fairly new app the platform that adds some functionality to your Windows Phone that otherwise isn’t built in. Let’s check it out.

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3 years ago

Official Maxthon Cloud Browser released; turbo charge your mobile web experience

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Windows Phone gets a popular cloud-based web browser to reduce data and make things faster

Internet Explorer isn't necessarily a slow web browser on Windows Phone, but there are alternative web browsers from third parties.

Maxthon (www.maxthon.com) is one of these alternatives, and what a second choice it is. If you're looking at a free way to improve your web browsing experience and boost your Windows Phone into space, download this app right now. 

Head past the break to see our hands on video and tour of this fantastic browser alternative!

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3 years ago

Show your Windows Phone support with Tile Me!, now free for the next day

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The Windows Phone community may be small, but we stick together. Tile Me! is an app that’s helped to unify the community on various social networks like Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and others. Tile Me can be useful on basically any social network where you have a profile image.  The app allows you to create a “Me tile” for your social networks.

There are two versions of Tile Me!, one free and the other that costs $0.99. For the next day, it’s free.

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3 years ago

Preorders live for the Dell Venue 8 Pro, starts at $299 and ships next week

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A little over a month ago, Dell surprised a few of us in the tech community by reviving the Venue branding for a product. It’s not a Windows Phone or Android smartphone, but instead a new family of tablets. There's the Dell Venue 8 Pro, an 8-inch tablet running Microsoft’s Windows 8.1 operating system. Dell now has full pricing and pre-orders up on their website. Details below.

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3 years ago

DEAL ALERT: Microsoft Stores offering free AT&T Lumia 1020 (Update: Store locations)

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Update 1PM ET: We now have the full list of stores with this limited offer, listed below

Here’s a special deal for you folks who live near an official Microsoft Store: you can pick up the AT&T Nokia Lumia 1020 for $0 with a new two year contract. How’s that for an offer you can’t refuse?

The offer is only good through November 3rd and as we said, in-store only, so don’t bother looking for this online anywhere as you won’t find it. Evidently, Microsoft is sending out emails to notify people of the deal and a few of you are snatching it up. Forum member ‘dkp23’ even posted a screenshot to verify its authenticity and indeed, we’ve heard from a few of you separately that this deal is legit.

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3 years ago

Indie game developer explains how QONQR has done better on Windows Phone than iOS

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3 years ago

James Bond has nothing on new Nokia HERE ads showcasing LiveSight, My Commute and Transit

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In the future, Nokia will be a services company instead of making phones. Of course, that’s glossing over the fact that their hardware division will live on, just under the Microsoft banner. It’s also important because their HERE mapping technology is quite impressive.

Nokia has now released three videos highlighting some of the core HERE technologies, many of which you Lumia owners will be familiar with. LiveSight, My Commute and Transit are all standard apps on Lumia Windows Phones, though we bet that the company will be extending them to other platforms in the future.

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3 years ago

6tag Instagram client gets new blur and collage tools, ultra dark theme and more in v2.0

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6tag, the unofficial Instagram client for Windows Phone, has now far exceeded the official app on iOS and Android

What better way to start the weekend than with a huge update for 6tag, the popular Instagram client for Windows Phone? Version 2.0 went live in the Store this morning and we have all the details for you.

At this point, 6tag is no longer playing catch up to the official Instagram app found on iOS and Android, it’s surpassing it. That’s especially the case with version 2.0 as it adds features that are not found in the official offering, making the app even more special. Here’s what’s new...

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