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The We Are JUXT Lumia 920 photography experience: Tips and tricks for getting the ideal photo

The We Are JUXT Lumia 920 photography experience: Tips and tricks for getting the ideal photo

George Ponder 22

We briefly mentioned the Windows Phone partnership with We Are JUXT, a community of mobile photography enthusiasts (www.wearejuxt.com). Recently, ten of the most influential members of the We Are JUXT community were challenged to shoot exclusively with a Nokia Lumia 920.  The group were asked to shoot exclusively with the Windows Phone for an eight day period and share a few tips on how...

Want a brand new PC, but don't have the cash? Let other people "Chip In"! (US Students Only)

Want a brand new PC, but don't have the cash? Let other people "Chip In"! (US Students Only)

Michael Archambault 68

This week Microsoft launched a new site, WindowsChipIn.com. The site aims to help students without adequate financial resources raise money for a new Windows 8 PC or tablet via their social networks. The program is three step: First, select the Windows PC you would like. Next, create a profile and invite friends to contribute towards your new high-tech gadget. Finally, collect the...

Tip: Bored and want to try a free Windows 8 app? Download Gravilux - free for a limited time.

Tip: Bored and want to try a free Windows 8 app? Download Gravilux - free for a limited time.

Michael Archambault 26

This week, Gravilux for Windows 8 showed up free in the marketplace (but it will only be of no-cost for a limited time). The app is an “interactive musical star field visualizer”; simply touch the screen and simulated stars are whirled around and began to change color. You can even set the stars to react to music or other audio files in a custom playlist Gravilux is a fun tool to amuse...

Tip: Grab four months of Xbox LIVE and 400 Microsoft points for $15 (US Only)

Tip: Grab four months of Xbox LIVE and 400 Microsoft points for $15 (US Only)

Michael Archambault 42

  Best Buy is having a special sale and if you are an Xbox 360 gamer in the United States, you won't want to miss out. The electronics giant has a special deal that includes four months of Xbox LIVE gold membership and 400 free Microsoft points for only $14.99. It should be noted that you will have to pick the Xbox LIVE Gold card up in store - there is no option to ship the product...

Get this now: Chrome browser extension for the Windows Phone Store makes app QR codes

Get this now: Chrome browser extension for the Windows Phone Store makes app QR codes

Daniel Rubino 107

Here at Windows Phone Central, we go out of our way to bring you the latest and greatest apps conveniently. For instance, if you use our official app, you get one-tap access to download whatever it is we’re writing about, instead of making you hop out of the app and searching in the Store. If you’re browsing via the web on a PC, you get a nice QR code to quickly scan at the bottom of...

Microsoft removes Exchange ActiveSync from Google account setup, temporary workaround present

Microsoft removes Exchange ActiveSync from Google account setup, temporary workaround present

Rich Edmonds 75

Google is set to cease supporting Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync for its array of online services, including both GMail and Calendar. This will prevent consumers from setting up accounts on Windows Phones with both contact and calendar support (but will not affect those who already have email configured on Windows Phone). Consumers who make use of said features will have to go through...

Fancy driving or catching public transport? Why not take a stroll with your Windows Phone?

Fancy driving or catching public transport? Why not take a stroll with your Windows Phone?

Rich Edmonds 18

You're going to get behind the wheel? No, you want to catch the bus? Hold it, dear chap! Instead, since it's Mobile Nations Fitness Month, why don't you make use of the pedestrian functionality in the Windows Phone Maps app? Stretch those legs, turn up the beats and introduce your favourite swagger to the unexpected public. There's nothing like a casual stroll on a Friday afternoon,...

Can you 'supercharge' a Nokia Lumia 920 with wireless and wired charging?

Can you 'supercharge' a Nokia Lumia 920 with wireless and wired charging?

Daniel Rubino 78

As we’re the largest Windows Phone site around, you could imagine we get asked a lot of questions. Some are bizarre, some are just rants asking us to fix the OS (we wish we could!) and some seem silly at first but do make you go “hmmm...” Such is the case with this scenario: You toss your beautiful Nokia Lumia 920 onto the Fatboy wireless charger to get some juice. But you also have a...

Missing album art on Windows Phone 8? Then you must get this app and kill the grey.

Missing album art on Windows Phone 8? Then you must get this app and kill the grey.

Daniel Rubino 76

We’ve lamented numerous times here at Windows Phone Central on the sorry state of Xbox Music on current Windows Phone 8 devices. When it comes to management, features or in one particular case, missing album art, it can be quite frustrating to use and it's quite the downgrade from the Zune days.. We touched on this topic recently on the last podcast where ripping a CD (via Zune) and...