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3 years ago

Microsoft updates BLINK, fixes issues with Nokia Lumia 620

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Microsoft has released an update to BLINK, but the app remains on version 1.1 so what's new? It's a hot fix for the Lumia 620, which experienced issues when attempting to run the app after the previous update.

We've confirmed that BLINK now works on the Lumia 620 (the issue appears to have been tied to the 620's 512MB of RAM as opposed to the 1GB found on other WP8 devices).

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3 years ago

Keep track of your sleep patterns with Sleep Journal

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Keep track of your sleep patterns with Sleep Journal

As we've mentioned this week during Fitness Month, sleep is an essential part of living a healthy life. Sleep Journal is a Windows Phone app designed to log your sleep patterns that may help identify areas for improvement.

The app does paint things with a little bit of a broad brush as far as the amount of sleep you actually get but does have the journal feature where you can note how restful your sleep was.

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3 years ago

How Microsoft can save Xbox games for Windows Phone: Part 5

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Xbox for Windows Phone is a key selling point for gamers, but the implementation leaves much to be desired. This editorial series has covered a lot of ground so far, including the need for streamlining the Xbox Live certification process, Microsoft’s failure to appreciate the importance of Xbox to Windows Phone, the need for multiplatform game engine support, and the need for better PR and a download code system.

This week we tackle software and online features that Xbox Windows Phone badly needs.

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3 years ago

Google launches $1300 Chromebook Pixel. Does it stack up against the Surface Pro?

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Google, like Microsoft, is a company in transition. This can be evidenced today by their entering into the “high end” Ultrabook market with their new Chromebook Pixel. It’s an odd move not because the hardware is not nice (it is) but the pricing: $1299 (32GB) $1449 (LTE, 64GB).

For a company that prides itself on 'free' it’s a different approach from the previous Chromebook strategy of low-cost devices.. To quote iMore’s Rene Ritchie “When did Google become Apple?”.

The other question is how does it stack up against Microsoft’s Surface Pro? We’ll take a look to see how things stand and if Google is making the right move here.

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3 years ago

Mall of America ditches BlackBerry in favour of Nokia Lumia 920

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Nokia has revealed that the largest retail and entertainment complex in the US, Mall of America is switching from BlackBerry to its Lumia 920 Windows Phone. The main reasons behind the company's move are tighter integration with Microsoft services and the Microsoft Office Hub, offering more functionality and flexibility for the management team at Mall of America.

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3 years ago

Latest Weather Flow update adds more HD goodness

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3 years ago

Nokia releases app to educate consumers on moble phone recycling

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Ever wondered what happens to mobile phones when they move on to a better life? Nokia has released a small game that shows just how phones are recycled. The interactive game showcases just what goes where and details some handy hints at what can be done to further recycle technology and help preserve resources that are used in the manufacturing process.

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3 years ago

ZEN and TECH 52: Fitness month sleep and relaxation special!

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Georgia and Rene are joined by WPCentral's Daniel Rubino, a former sleep technician, to discuss the importance of rest, relaxation, meditation, and... sleep! We talk about common sleeping problems, and offer tips and advice on getting better, healthier sleep. Join us!

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3 years ago

Look to the stars with Oreo Skies for Lumia Windows Phones

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Nokia has launched Oreo Skies (think Oreo cookies) for Lumia Windows Phones. The app enables consumers to gaze to the stars (or the sun if you're using it during the day) and explore a map of stars and constellations. Messages can be sent to friends via Facebook, and the whole idea is really a social app for the massive network (it's also available via the website as an app, but asks users to download on their Lumia smartphones).

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3 years ago

Oh! Today is Angry Birds Seasons day on Windows Phone 7

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Yesterday Rovio surprised us by releasing an Xbox Live version of Angry Birds Seasons for Windows Phone 8. No one ever announced that Seasons would be coming to Windows Phone at all, and it’s not exactly the newest game in the Angry Birds franchise. But considering how many people love Angry Birds, not to mention the frustrating lack of Xbox Windows Phone 8 games, the sudden appearance of Seasons is certainly a good thing.

Still, we naturally wondered if Angry Birds Seasons would also come to Windows Phone 7. Angry Birds Space and Star Wars did so, stripped of their Xbox Live features. And now, just one day after the Xbox Live version, Angry Birds Seasons has arrived on Windows Phone 7 too.

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3 years ago

Movielator is now Pick My Movie with a refreshed look

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Movielator is now Pick My Movie with a refreshed look

Movielator is a Windows Phone app that was designed to help you decide on finding a movie to watch. It was a decent movie finder of an app but needed a little fine tuning. Enter Pick My Movie.

The developer tweaked the appearance, interface, made a few under the hood adjustments and gave the app a more straight forward title. Pick My Movie breaks down the movie genre a little more and has more of a Metro or Modern UI appearance.  It's a nice renovation and not a bad app for when you just can't decide on what movie you should watch.

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3 years ago

Update for offline Map data for all Windows Phone 8 devices now going out

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Do you have a Windows Phone 8 device? Do you use offline Maps? Then you may want to peep under the app’s setting to see if you have an update.

We’re getting reports that Microsoft (and technically Nokia) are pushing out Map data updates to devices with Windows Phone 8 and while you’ll eventually get a pop up notification telling you as much, you can get the data early by fetching it yourself.

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3 years ago

NumberTap now available for Windows 8, sports synchronicity with Windows Phone

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NumberTap is a popular game available for Windows Phone. The team behind the title has now released a version for Windows 8, which is now available for download from the Windows Store. The Windows Phone game, which has been listed on Microsoft's mobile platform since 2011, has been updated since released and is highly rated on the store.

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3 years ago

WhatsApp for Windows Phone gets major new update, loads of new features

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Now that Kik is on the sidelines for Windows Phone, WhatsApp has become our default international messaging app on Windows Phone. Luckily for us the WhatsApp team is busy updating and adding new functions to the app, evidently back on their 30-day schedule.

Version 2.9.2 is now live in the Store and it’s the one update you’ve been waiting for, as it really brings this app into its own.

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3 years ago

Windows Phone Central 156 - Mobile World Congress Warmup

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The Windows Phone Central Podcast is back! Join Daniel and Jay as we talk about the upcoming Mobile World Congress (and what we expect), some Nokia news, new games and apps this week and 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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