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2 years ago

Sound Band lets you make sound effects on Windows Phone by moving your Microsoft Band

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Sound Band lets you make sound effects on Windows Phone by moving your Microsoft Band

Ready to do something silly with your Microsoft Band? Sound Band lets you create sounds on your Windows Phone by moving your Microsoft Band. The UI is very basic and the only sound item available is a whip, but we think it has great potential. Watch our hands-on video to see it in action.

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2 years ago

AI Wars Part I: 'Hey Cortana is that you on my iPhone?'

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AI Wars Part I: 'Hey Cortana is that you on my iPhone?'

"Our top priority and showcase device for Cortana is Windows Phone. Any discussion or commentary about us giving up or abandoning Windows Phone is crazy talk. Our top priority is to make Cortana so fantastic that it pulls customers to Windows Phone. Period…And if that happens, then we can stop early future speculative talk about Android/iOS." – Marcus Ash, Group Program Manager for Cortana.

Those were the words of Marcus Ash two months after Cortana's April 2014 launch on Windows Phone. This was a perspective shared approximately nine months ago. These words, many of you may remember, followed a social media firestorm. Ignited by earlier statements which alluded to Cortana, Windows Phone fans' cherished and exclusive digital assistant, traversing the platform divide and finding a home on iOS and Android. These words were damage control.

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2 years ago

Angry Birds celebrates its 5th birthday with Windows Phone update

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Angry Birds celebrates its 5th birthday with Windows Phone update

The original Angry Birds game is celebrating its fifth birthday with a new content update for Windows Phone. It adds a new episode to the arcade game based on artwork created by some of the game's many fans.

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2 years ago

(Ended!) Buy an unlocked or no-contract Lumia 830 for just $200 from Microsoft

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(Ended!) Buy an unlocked or no-contract Lumia 830 for just $200 from Microsoft

Sometimes sales come along that is too good to be true. This may be the case with this promo code through the Microsoft Store, which subtracts a full $200 from a Lumia 830. The deal applies to the unlocked, open carrier version of the Lumia 830 or the no-contract AT&T version, which also includes a free Fitbit Flex.

To take advantage of this deal, just go to the online Microsoft Store and pick which Lumia 830 you wish to purchase. During checkout, enter in Lumia830nt9fvw for the promo code and watch $200 drop off of your total.

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2 years ago

Realarm alarm clock app for Windows Phone updated with better Cortana support

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Realarm alarm clock app for Windows Phone updated with better Cortana support

Realarm is currently our favorite alarm clock app for Windows Phone, and today a new version was released with a bunch of new features and improvements, including better English support for Cortana.

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2 years ago

Game Troopers: Dedicated Xbox for Windows Phone publisher seeks Lead Programmer for 'drastic' expansion

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Game Troopers: Dedicated Xbox for Windows Phone publisher seeks Lead Programmer for 'drastic' expansion

The heroic publisher Game Troopers arrived last year to save Xbox for Windows Phone from the jaws of mediocrity. The company are now advertising for the position of Lead Unity Programmer ahead of what they're are calling a 'drastic' expansion of operations.

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2 years ago

Windows Phone app developers to see revamped payments system soon

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Windows Phone app developers to see revamped payments system soon

Microsoft plans to give Windows Phone app developers a simpler and cleaner interface to view their payment and financial information from the Windows Phone Dev Center starting on Friday, March 27.

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2 years ago

Slender the Arrival review: A short and terrifying game for Xbox One, 360, and Windows

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Slender the Arrival review: A short and terrifying game for Xbox One, 360, and Windows

Slender Man (or Slendy, as his friends call him) was created by a forum poster in 2009, according to Wikipedia. A blurry, faceless man added to old photographs, the character soon caught the imagination of online horror fans of all ages. Slender might just be the scariest game I've played. Read on for more details and to witness me freaking out in our exciting hands-on video!

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2 years ago

BT returns to the mobile phone market with new 4G LTE plans

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BT returns to the mobile phone market with new 4G LTE plans

After a decade has passed since the company was involved in the mobile phone market, BT today announced new 4G LTE plans for the UK.

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2 years ago

Save 50% on HTC One M8 Dot View cases today!

Save 50% on HTC One M8 Dot View cases today!

This custom HTC One M8 flip case has an interactive front panel that allows you to respond to calls, access your calendar, alarms and even view notifications without even opening the case! Available today in black, blue, red and orange for only $24.95

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2 years ago

Report says Microsoft will reveal new Surface tablet with low-power Intel chip at Build 2015

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Report says Microsoft will reveal new Surface tablet with low-power Intel chip at Build 2015

A new report says that Microsoft is planning to announce a new Surface tablet that will have an low-powered Intel processor, most likely a Cherry Trail Atom chip. The report claims the official reveal will be made either before or during the company's Build 2015 developers conference in late April.

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2 years ago

Popular arena shooter Crimsonland makes its Windows Phone and Windows 8.1 debut

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Popular arena shooter Crimsonland makes its Windows Phone and Windows 8.1 debut

Crimsonland, the popular top-down arena shooter from Finland-based developer 10tons that was first released for the PC in 2003, has made its debut today for Windows Phone and (Windows 8.1) as a universal app for $9.99.

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2 years ago

Instagram client 6tag picks up some more editing features to remove usertags, fix geolocation

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Instagram client 6tag picks up some more editing features to remove usertags, fix geolocation

Rudy Huyn's popular Instagram client called 6tag gets another small but welcomed update. This update brings a few new editing features for after you post something, which makes using Instagram much more enjoyable.

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2 years ago

Bubble Pirates for Windows Phone game - bursting bubbles on the high seas

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Bubble Pirates for Windows Phone game - bursting bubbles on the high seas

If you are in search of an enjoyable Windows Phone game to pass the time with, take a gander at Bubble Pirates. It is a bubble burst styled game that doesn't really follow the traditional layout of such games. It does follow the match-three rules for bursting bubbles but each of the 100 plus levels includes a challenge that has to be met before you can advance to the next level.

Available for low-memory Windows Phones, Bubble Pirates also includes Boss fights with its multiple gaming modes. Graphics are nice, game play challenging and overall we can see why Bubble Pirates is among the top New and Rising Windows Phone games.

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2 years ago

Opera Mini 8.0 beta update brings a more modern user interface

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Opera Mini 8.0 beta update brings a more modern user interface

Popular browser Opera Mini's beta app picked up an update today that introduces a new user interface. The UI is in line with what was demoed at Mobile World Congress earlier this year.

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