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2 years ago

Hit the slopes with Snowboard Party for Windows Phone and Windows 8

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Hit the slopes with Snowboard Party for Windows Phone and Windows 8

Snowboard Party is a well drawn up sports game for Windows Phone and Windows 8 devices that puts you on the slopes trying to master the art of snowboarding. The game has over 75 level objectives, 15 gaming achievements and three different course to run. Graphics and animations are well done and those mid-air tricks aren't as easy as you would think.

Add plenty of gear to upgrade, 15 courses based in the Rockies, Alps and in Japan, and multiplayer competition and Snowboard Party can make a very nice first impression. Available for low-memory Windows Phones and Windows 8 devices, if you are looking for an entertaining winter sports game, you'll want to give Snowboard Party some thought.

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2 years ago

Microsoft reconnects Lani with her family after 15 years for Christmas

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Microsoft reconnects Lani with her family after 15 years for Christmas

Microsoft today released a new promotional video for its #MakeItHappen campaign by showcasing how it gave Lani and her family an unexpected holiday surprise by reuniting them all for the first time in 15 years. With its #MakeItHappen Lumia Windows Phone marketing campaign, Microsoft will help 31 people with their New Year resolutions for 2015.

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2 years ago

Lumia Denim update starts rolling out to Lumia 520, 720, 1320 and more in China

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Lumia Denim update starts rolling out to Lumia 520, 720, 1320 and more in China

Windows Phone users in China are in for a treat, as Microsoft announced that it is commencing rollout of the Lumia Denim update to a lot of devices in the region. The update is available to the Lumia 520, Lumia 525, Lumia 526, Lumia 625, Lumia 720, Lumia 720T and the Lumia 1320.

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2 years ago

Navmii launches official turn-by-turn navigation app on Windows Phone

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Navmii launches official turn-by-turn navigation app on Windows Phone

Navmii is now available for Microsoft's Windows Phone. The turn-by-turn navigation service offers offline usage and boasts more than 25+ Million Users Worldwide. The Windows Phone Store already features a number of quality navigation products, but heightened competition and improved choice is never a negative.

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2 years ago

See how the Lumia 735 allows you to capture more of Victoria Falls

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See how the Lumia 735 allows you to capture more of Victoria Falls

Microsoft's Lumia 735 was used by National Geographic photographer Stephen Alvarez to take selfies at Victoria Falls - one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. The video highlights how the Lumia 735 allows you to get more out of your selfies thanks to its 5 MP front shooter.

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2 years ago

Age of Empires: Castle Siege update improves experience, adds Gold for new players

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Age of Empires: Castle Siege update improves experience, adds Gold for new players

Age of Empires: Castle Siege has gained a sizable update to quash bugs and modify a few aspects of game play. The good news is that if you haven't tried out the game, Age of Empires: Castle Siege will be rewarding new players with a bonus so that they can start Gold.

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2 years ago

This week Music Deals saves you big on albums from Charli XCX, Lupe Fiasco and others

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This week Music Deals saves you big on albums from Charli XCX, Lupe Fiasco and others

Every Tuesday Microsoft adds new albums to the Music Deals apps on Windows Phone and Windows 8.1. These apps allow you to buy new and old albums at discounted prices. When the apps first launched over a month ago you had access to a ton of free albums, those albums are gone. But you can still save big on music. Here's a quick highlight of albums now available through Music Deals.

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2 years ago

New Windows 10 hotfix remedies Explorer crash

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New Windows 10 hotfix remedies Explorer crash

It looks like users of the Windows 10 Technical Preview are getting a new hotfix today. Announced by Gabriel Aul on Twitter, this one addresses a second high frequency Explorer.exe crash. If you're experiencing the crash, be sure to check out the Windows Update servers to grab the patch.

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2 years ago

Pimp My Band 1.2 gets custom color option for your Microsoft Band

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Pimp My Band 1.2 gets custom color option for your Microsoft Band

Last Friday, we featured the brand new app Pimp My Band on Windows Central. The app is the first of its kind, letting users who are lucky enough to own a Microsoft Band to customize the Me tile background.

Today, version 1.2 is live in the Store, and it brings a new feature: custom color palettes.

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2 years ago

AppTripper Travel Guide, a mood based travel companion, is this week's myAppFree Deal

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AppTripper Travel Guide, a mood based travel companion, is this week's myAppFree Deal

AppTripper Travel Guide is a rather unique travel guide for our Windows Phones that covers a small collection of European cities. What makes the app unique is that it recommends travel sites based on your mood.

If you happen to wake up in Napoli a little melancholy, AppTripper will suggest places to visit that will match how you feel. As your day progresses and your mood changes, you can always adjust your destinations accordingly.

AppTripper Travel Guide is normally $2.99 in the Windows Phone Store but through the myAppFree campaign, you can pick the app up for free.

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2 years ago

Forza Horizon 2 gets extreme with the new Storm Island expansion for $20

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Forza Horizon 2 gets extreme with the new Storm Island expansion for $20

Owners of the Xbox One version of the recent open world racing game Forza Horizon 2 can now purchase and download the Storm Island expansion pack for $20, or for just $10 for the game's VIP players.

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2 years ago

Wellograph, the second of 12 Days of Hidden Gems

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Wellograph Wellness Watch

As we continue with our 12 Days of Hidden Gems, IoT and connected devices are our first items we are looking at, with Wellograph Wellness Watch (wellograph.com) being today's feature.

2 years ago

Unwrap the 2nd #HiddenGemsApp for a chance to win a FREE Wellograph! #sponsored #sweeps

Unwrap the 2nd #HiddenGemsApp for a chance to win a FREE Wellograph! #sponsored #sweeps

Our 12 Days of Hidden Gems is underway. We've started the series off in the emerging world of IoT (the Internet of Things) and will be spending the first few days looking at fitness accessories that work well with Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone.

Day one of the series uncovered the Misfit Shine fitness tracker. Today we are taking a look at the Wellograph, a new premium fitness watch that features a heart rate monitor, activity tracker, pedometer, and more.

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2 years ago

Classic world domination game Risk makes its Xbox One debut for $14.99

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Classic world domination game Risk makes its Xbox One debut for $14.99

Risk, the classic strategy board game centering on world domination, is now available to download and play on Microsoft's Xbox One console for $14.99. The game was released just a few days ago for Windows 8.1.

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2 years ago

Review - Logitech Ultrathin Touch Mouse T630 for Windows 8

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Review - Logitech Ultrathin Touch Mouse T630 for Windows 8

The Logitech T630 mouse is essentially Logitech's version of the Microsoft Wedge Mouse. And like the Wedge, the T630 is a tiny, sleek-looking Bluetooth mouse.

Unlike its Microsoft counterpart, however, the T630 is rich in features that any laptop or tablet user on the go will love.

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