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Forza Motorsport 5 is one of the premiere titles in the Xbox One launch lineup. With hyper realistic graphics, excellent physics, and innovative cloud-based driver AI, Forza 5 should keep fans of racing sims busy for months on end.

That’s all well and good, but my favorite feature of the Forza series has always been its unrivaled livery editor. Players have an impressive amount of freedom to make practically any decorations they want. An enterprising gamer could even make some classy Windows Phone designs with which to adorn the game’s cars. That’s just what our reader “B0BCAT wp” has done, as a matter of fact. Look at the detail on that phone!

Meanwhile, Forza 5 is set to receive a significant balancing update sometime within the next week or two. More details and custom car design pictures after the break.

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Phototastic is a handy Windows Phone and Windows 8 photography app that focuses on photo collage building.  Phototastic also has some nice editing tools to let you make the most of your collage building skills or just give your individual photos a little flair of its own.  Once built, the collage can be shared or used as your Windows Phone lockscreen.

The Windows Phone version of Phototastic was recently updated to version 2.9 which adds new frame backgrounds, new stickers that includes photos, and several user interface changes.

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Car Starter is a dashboard companion app for Windows Phone 8 devices that puts essential apps and information at your fingertips.  The app was updated to version 1.7, which optimizes the app for 1080p phones, adds a few new shortcuts, and adds a weather forecast feature as an in-app purchase.

The 1080p optimization has five main buttons instead of the four and four tiles running across the top of the app.  Live Music Access and Metrotube apps have been added to the shortcut button lists.  You also have French and Polish language support along with a few bug fixes and stability tweaks.

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Weather Hound is a simple Windows Phone 8 weather app that delivers the forecast basics to your phone.  The app has a clean, minimalistic appearance and comes across as an appealing choice to consider for those wanting a basic weather app.

Weather Hound was updated today to version 1.1, which most notably adds a trial version for the app.  The update also adds support for a solid color lockscreen and a description to the unit choices in the apps settings to make things a little understandable.

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Seasons is an infinity/endless runner game for Windows Phone that was recently released in the Store but had a few glitches that prevented it from loading to Windows Phone 7.x devices.

An update has been released taking the game to version 1.1 and the game loads and plays just fine on Windows Phone 7.x devices.  The update also improves multiplayer match making and fixes a few minor bugs that were discovered after the initial release of the game.

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MoliPlayer is an interesting app for Windows Phone 8. The media player enables you to enjoy multiple media file types that aren't natively supported by the Windows Phone operating system. Not only does it support more file types, but there's also 1080p playback (for you Lumia 1520 owners). We recently looked at the app in some depth, but today an update has been pushed to the store.

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Although Windows Phone 8.1 is not expected until spring 2014, there is already talk about what comes after the next major Windows Phone OS. This morning, Mary Jo Foley at ZDNet has leaked some new information about some updates coming in spring 2015, specifically its codename: Threshold.

The name, originating from the Halo series, refers to a wave of updates for Windows Phone, Windows and the Xbox One OS in 2015 that will work on bringing those platforms closer together. This won’t be the final merging of Windows Phone and RT, which is expected to come at some point, but a wave up updates that will allow those platforms to “share more elements” including "high value activities".

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NewsSpot is a popular news reader app available for both Windows Phone 8 and 7.x devices.  It originally was developed as a means to synchronize your Windows Phone with your Google Reader account.  However, since Google killed off that service the developer has turned to other news services to synchronize with.

The app has been updated to version 3.2.0.6 and adds three new sync services along with a few additional tweaks to improve performance.  The update adds a good bit of gusto to what was already an impressive Windows Phone app.

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Phonly adds battery-saver theme in latest update

Phonly, a great third-party Feedly app for Windows Phone 8 has just been updated. Bug fixes are to be expected, but there’s one new feature for Phonly Pro users. Version 1.2.3.0 adds a battery-saver theme for the Pro users who paid $1.99. Phonly Pro users also have an ad-free experience.

Take a look at the screenshots after the break so you can see if it’s worth paying $1.99.

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Indigo (www.hello-indigo.com) is a personal assistant for Windows Phone and has been available for some time. We've covered the app in the past numerous times, but we're back once again with an update. If you're looking for something that offers slightly more functionality than the built-in voice command technology, you'll definitely want to head on past the break and see what Indigo is all about.

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Film Closet is a full movie database that is available for both Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8.1.  The app pulls movie information from TheMovieDB and contains information on more than 120,000 movies accessible through a solid Modern UI design.

The Windows 8.1 version of Film Closet was recently updated to version 2.0.0.1 which delivers a healthy amount of new features.  Most notably, you can now synchronize your favorites list, watch list, rated movies list and your custom lists between Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone versions of Film Closet.

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JDB Facebook and Social Scout Windows Phone apps (both from JDB Pocketware) have been around for some time now.  The two apps helped Windows Phone users keep track of all their Facebook updates and explore the location related side of Facebook.

The most recent updates ( version 1.6.7 for JDB Facebook and version 1.4.1 for Social Scout) provides deep integration that allows the two apps to work more as one in that you can launch Social Scout from within the JDB Facebook app.

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While the Windows Phone Store now includes an official Instagram app, we still have some very respectable third party offerings.  One of which is Rudy Huyn’s 6tag.

6tag received a minor update that takes the app to version 2.2.1.  There’s not a change log listed in the Windows Phone Store but, according to Rudy’s tweet, the update adds a hack to prevent your password from resetting while you are traveling.  We will guess there are a few minor bug fixes thrown in for good measure too.

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ProShot is a feature rich camera app for Windows Phone 8 that provides users with a significant amount of control over their Windows Phone camera.  The app was updated today to version 3.0 and delivers a decent amount of new features and the customary user interface tweaks and bug fixes.

The stand out feature with the version 3.0 update is a real time filter editor that is a new in-app purchase ($.99).  The filter editor makes available a handful of preset effects filters as well as an editor that you can use to create your own filters.

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