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2 years ago

Zomato update lets you save your review drafts, serves up event details

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Zomato update lets you save your review drafts, serves up event details

Zomato, the popular restaurant finder app for Windows Phone, has scored an update today, bringing it up to version 6.4.1. Coming along for the ride are some new features including review drafts and promo filters, along with an updated logo that reflects its recent acquisition of Urbanspoon.

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2 years ago

Avira Antivirus Pro 2015 review

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Avira Antivirus Pro 2015 review

Avira Antivirus Pro 2015 is an entry-level premium antivirus program for Windows, that offers parental social network monitoring and firewall on top of the usual real-time virus protection.

Avira Antivirus Pro includes download scanning, browser protection, and secure online shopping for $38.99/year. For $57.99/year, you can upgrade to Avira Internet Security Suite, which tosses in system speedup utilities, like file encryption and cleanup. For $77.99/year, you also get a driver updater which identifies and removes corrupt or outdated drivers, and helps your machine run at its peak. A full feature breakdown is available here.

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2 years ago

B&H knocks the unlocked Lumia 830 down to just $379.99

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B&H knocks the unlocked Lumia 830 down to just $379.99

B&H has discounted the unlocked version of the Lumia 830 for just $379.99. Normally the retailer sells the same smartphone for $449.99 so this discount gives buyers a $70 price cut. This is the lowest price yet we have seen for a new contract-free version of this smartphone.

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2 years ago

The Windows 10 9926 preview build gets updated with a boatload of bug fixes

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The Windows 10 9926 preview build gets updated with a boatload of bug fixes

Windows 10 preview users can now download a patch for the current 9926 build, which contains a boatload of bug fixes for the OS since it was launched 12 days ago.

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2 years ago

Touch-based Word, Excel and PowerPoint apps now available for Windows 10 preview users

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Touch-based Word, Excel and PowerPoint apps now available for Windows 10 preview users

Windows 10 Technical Preview users can now download the long-awaited touch-based versions of Word, Excel and PowerPoint from the beta version of the Windows Store.

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2 years ago

FCC Chairman states outright: they plan to classify internet access as a utility

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FCC Chairman states outright: they plan to classify internet access as a utility

It's official, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler wants to reclassify internet service providers as utility providers under the FCC's Title II authority. The move aims to preserve the principles of net neutrality in law, barring ISPs from blocking, throttling, or prioritizing traffic.

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2 years ago

Verizon's cutting its data plans across the board up to $10/month

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Verizon's cutting its data plans across the board up to $10/month

Verizon Wireless will cut prices on most of its existing More Everything plans by up to $10 a month while also adding some new options starting on Thursday. The new plans will also allow some customers to add smartphones on Verizon Edge for $15 a month.

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2 years ago

These smooth, translucent skins for Lumia 1520 are 32% off today

These smooth, translucent skins for Lumia 1520 are 32% off today

The Lumia 1520 NGP cover blends the perfect mixture of plastic and silicone into one streamlined design. These cases wrap all the way around your device for a snug, sure fit. The skin itself is completely stretch and tear resistant, yet the exterior's smooth matte finish almost feels like a hard case. On sale today for just $16.95

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2 years ago

The Weather Channel gives its Windows Phone app a major visual makeover

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The Weather Channel gives its Windows Phone app a major visual makeover

The Weather Channel app for Windows Phone just got a big update today, bringing with it a new design as well as other features to help give its users the latest local forecast in style. The user interface now mirrors the one utilized in the official apps for both iOS and Android.

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2 years ago

Cortana can now predict the results of English Premier League football matches

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Cortana can now predict the results of English Premier League football matches

Cortana is bringing her popular Bing-powered predictions to the world of British football. After the 2014 World Cup and the NFL, Windows Phone owners will be able to see what results Cortana will predict.

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2 years ago

Field Goal Tournament for Windows Phone, aiming for the middle of the uprights

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Field Goal Tournament for Windows Phone, aiming for the middle of the uprights

Field Goal Tournament is a challenging, casual sports game that is available for Windows Phone. The premise of the Windows Phone game is, as you might guess, is to kick field goals. It may not be a full game of American Football but a fun game nonetheless.

There are two gaming modes, a variety of football stadiums to kick in and plenty of crosswinds to contend with. Available for low-memory Windows Phones, the game may not be something to sit down with for hours on end but if you are in the mood for a little pigskin action, Field Goal Tournament is a nice title to have in your Windows Phone gaming library.

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2 years ago

Game of Thrones Episode 2: The Lost Lords is now available on Xbox One

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Game of Thrones Episode 2: The Lost Lords is now available on Xbox One

Microsoft has shared on Twitter the release of Game of Thrones Episode 2: The Lost Lords, which is now readily available for download on Xbox One. The game series (containing six episodes) of the popular TV show is by Telltale Games, offering fans a chance to enjoy a more immersive experience of the fantasy realm.

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2 years ago

Disqus for Windows Phone gets updated with site moderation and more

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Disqus for Windows Phone gets updated with site moderation and more

Disqus for Windows Phone has been bumped to version 2.4, offering a more feature-rich experience for both users and web masters. Today's release contains a handful of improvements, which include comment moderation, more translations and API support.

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2 years ago

Windows 10 for phones may come with larger, vertical live tiles

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Windows 10 for phones may come with larger, vertical live tiles

While we're still waiting (im)patiently for the first preview builds of Windows 10 for phones to drop, the image up top might give us a sneak peek at something new. It belongs to Microsoft employee, Vesku Paananen, who tweeted and then removed it ahead of an upcoming business summit. And on the phone it looks an awful lot like a double-stacked vertical live tile.

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2 years ago

Witcher Twos-days: Watch the first episode of our new weekly Witcher 2 streaming series

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Witcher Twos-days: Watch the first episode of our new weekly Witcher 2 streaming series

Every weekend, Windows Central streams an Xbox One game or two on Twitch for 1-2 hours and gives out free games to the cool people who join us during the stream. It's like a live podcast, only you also get to watch a game while chatting with our awesome readers and viewers!

In addition to our new regular Wednesday streams, we're kicking off an exciting new stream tonight. Every Tuesday night at 8pm Central (9pm Eastern, 6pm Pacific) from now until The Witcher 3 launches in May, we'll be playing The Witcher 2. Not only can you tune in to get acquainted with the story and world of the Witcher games, I'll also be writing a full column about the events of the previous week's stream. Even if you miss a stream, you can still catch up and follow along on the next one!

Update: The stream has ended! We finished the first chapter of the game. Come back next week for a recap, or continue reading to view the full replay video.

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