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3 years ago

From the Forums: More Notification Center talk, Temple Run 2 and random adverts

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As we prepare to hit Friday and head into the weekend, we'll take a quick gander at what's been happening on the community forum here at Windows Phone Central. Should you not be familiar with our community, you're missing out on some top discussions with thousands of other Windows Phone fans. It's a place for all to mingle and communicate within topics related to the platform and beyond. So, what's been hot on the thread list?

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3 years ago

Microsoft announces WSOP: Full House Pro for XBLA and Windows 8 but not Windows Phone

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We dished out praises like crazy to the original Full House Poker game for Windows Phone. It was the first Windows Phone 7 game to have proper avatar support and is still the only one, really. A picture of the user’s avatar on their stats screen like AlphaJax and Wordament have doesn’t really count; users want to play games as their avatars.

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3 years ago

Microsoft reportedly putting Skype at center of communications for all devices and services

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3 years ago

Team Tiles-SEC for Windows Phone 8, Woo Pig Sooie or Geaux Tigers?

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If you're a fan of any of the Southeastern Conference's Collegiate teams, the Windows Phone 8 app Team Tiles - SEC is a must. The app covers all fourteen teams of the SEC and has individual team pages for each team that has links to that particular University's academic and athletic websites and a link to make a donation to that University.

Each University page also has the latest news headlines from ESPN.com so you can keep up the latest news. There is also a SEC Links page that has links the the SEC Network website, ESPN.com's SEC Blog, and the SEC on Youtube and Facebook pages.

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3 years ago

Nextgen Reader bumped to version 4 with improved support for Windows Phone 8

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The popular Windows Phone RSS reader Nextgen Reader has been update to version 4. We last looked at the Windows Phone app when it was bumped to 3.1, as well as the release of Nextgen Reader for Windows tablets and desktops. This latest version is a big one. It's good to see such an offering receive more developing investment to push further on the platform. 

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3 years ago

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...and after a nice holiday break, the Windows Phone Central Podcast is back!. Join Daniel and Jay as we talk about Portico, CES 2013, what's coming up for Mobile World Congress, some new apps and games. Plus, as always, we take your questions!

Listen in above or watch the HD video below, your choice! Show length: 90 minutes.

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3 years ago

Cheap but cheerful Nokia Lumia 620 available in Russia at an affordable price

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The Lumia 620, the Windows Phone 8 smartphone that's currently launching in emerging markets, has made its way to Russia. Available in five different colours: green, black, white, pink and yellow, the Lumia 620 is offered to consumers with minute personalisation in mind. Already released in China, Thailand and India, the Windows Phone is priced aggressively against competing hardware.

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3 years ago

Microsoft's HelpBridge Windows Phone app: Connecting friends, family and resources in times of emergency

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HelpBridge is a new Windows Phone app from Microsoft that is designed to help you get through times of emergency and find resources to help those in need.

You'll have to create a HelpBridge account based on your Facebook or Microsoft Account. As you create your account, you add emergency contacts that you can contact when you need help or just to let them know you're alright. When you do reach out for help or let everyone know your okay, the app will send a brief message and map of your location via email, sms to your contact group and there's even a way to post the message on Facebook.

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3 years ago

Xbox SmartGlass for Windows Phone updated but it's too smart for a changelog.

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3 years ago

Nokia has not begun a global rollout of the Lumia 920 and 820 updates. (But they are coming.)

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Some sites today are erroneously spreading word that Nokia has begun a “global rollout” of the Portico Windows Phone OS update for the Lumia 920 and 820. Presumably this includes unlocked phones and even ones on various carriers.

Unfortunately, these sites didn’t verify the information or took liberties with the source.

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3 years ago

Wheel of Wealth updated, bankruptcy no longer wipes you out completely

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Wheel of Wealth is a popular, turn based (both local and online) Windows Phone game that is modeled after the Wheel of Fortune games. You spin the wheel of wealth to determine your earnings for guessing the correct letters in a word puzzle.  You play against up to two opponents,or against the phone, in a three round game.

Wheel of Wealth was recently updated to version 2.6 to resolve a nasty bug that crashed the game when you went bankrupt. You can still lose all your money but that should be all that is lost. The update also fixes a few other bugs and throws in a few performance tweaks for good measure.

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3 years ago

Nokia updates Extras + Info, removes charging chime but adds things too

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3 years ago

Nokia's final mass staffing changes to affect another 1100 employees

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As part of their 2012 initiative cut costs and realign certain business functions, Nokia announced it will begin outsourcing certain IT responsibilities to HCL Technologies and TATA Consultancy Services.

This decision could affect about 1100 current Nokia employees, including 300 layoffs and up to 820 employees getting transferred to the aforementioned consulting firms. All changes are expected to occur solely within their workforce in Finland.

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3 years ago

ASUS VivoBook S400, an attractively priced ultrabook with a touchy-feely screen

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ASUS has launched (and will be launching) multiple products that run Windows RT / 8. A family of laptops branded under the VivoBook umbrella, the S200 and S400, are solutions for those who require a light, thin notebook that sport touch screens and all the bells and whistles for Windows 8. We recently invested in an S400 to see what all the fuss is about with this mid-range notebook. We must admit - we're pleased with the experience on offer.

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3 years ago

Nokia exclusive Xbox game FC Rocket launches Lumia hardware into space

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Nokia has managed to bring across and release another game for Windows Phone, Flight Control Rocket. Located in the Nokia Collection for Lumia owners, FC Rocket is the next step up from Firemint's Flight Control. It's the classic management experience with a Sci-Fi twist and unique pace that will provide enough individuality for players not to get instantaneously bored through repetition, particularly if you've played the classic Flight Control title.

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