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This two-toned skin case for Lumia 920 is on sale today for only $4.95!

2 years ago

Halo Wars 2 website was a hoax, but we still want to see the game developed

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TheHaloWars.com recently caused quite a stir with fans of the Halo Wars title waiting for an upcoming announcement to be made for a sequel. Unfortunately, it turns out the website itself isn't official and was maintained by fans who also want to see a sequel developed. While speculation of a Halo Wars 2 remains, it has not been confirmed by Microsoft with a teaser website as previously reported.

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2 years ago

Verizon's new contract terms make it more expensive to defect early

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Verizon Wireless has updated its terms of service, which could increase the amount you're paying in early termination fees, or ETF, depending on when you wish to defect and leave the carrier. According to the new terms, if you sign a new two-year contract with Verizon and decide to leave towards the beginning of the contract term, you'll be out more money as your early termination fees do not see any reductions until eight months into your contract.

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2 years ago

ICYMI: November 15, 2014

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ICYMI: November 15, 2014

A lot can happen in a week. New apps join the Windows Phone Store or Windows Store. Your favorite apps can get a big update with a new look or new features. Device rumors come and go. Seven days might not seem like much, but it can be an eternity in the tech news cycle. Every week we're going to compile the biggest stories into one post, so you never fall behind – In Case You Missed It (ICYMI).

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2 years ago

Razer launches Windows Phone apps for its still unreleased Nabu smartband

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2 years ago

Microsoft's new TV ad shows friends on a road trip using Lumia and Windows devices [Update]

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2 years ago

Pinball League: Hardhat Zone review – a universal pinball game for Windows Phone and Windows 8

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Although the much-loved Pinball FX2 sadly never showed up on Windows Phone, Microsoft's mobile phone platform has a long-running pinball series of its own: Pinball League from Tainicom. It started with The Juggler way back in 2011, followed by Dr. Pickaxe the next year. Both games also made it to Windows 8 and RT.

After a two year absence, Tainicom is back with their latest pinball game – Pinball League: Hardhat Zone. This and Tainicom's previous pinball games are universal purchases, so you can buy it once and enjoy on Windows Phone and Windows 8 and RT. Excitingly, Hardhat Zone introduces some new features like portrait and landscape support, Facebook leaderboards, and multiplayer via NFC (Near-Field Communication). See the NFC multiplayer mode in action in our video review!

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2 years ago

Top rated New and Rising Windows Phone Games

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Top rated New and Rising Windows Phone Games

Windows Central Roundup: New and Rising Windows Phone Games

For those not familiar, the Windows Phone Store has a category of apps and games that highlights new and rising titles. If you are curious what new games and apps are on Store shelves that are gaining popularity, this is a good area of the Store to visit.

For this week's roundup, we have plucked four gaming titles from this aisle of the Store to showcase. Each title has a Store rating of at least four stars and includes a pair of racing games, an endless runner game and a casino title. There are a ton of quality titles in the New and Rising section of the Windows Phone Store and hopefully this small sampling will catch someone's eye.

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2 years ago

Microsoft now has over 500,000 apps in its Windows Phone and Windows stores

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2 years ago

The newest build of Windows 10 preview contains some new Cortana settings

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2 years ago

Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions gets a new trailer; coming Nov. 26 to Xbox One and Xbox 360

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2 years ago

Ghost Academy, a collection of ghoulish mini-games to help you pass the time

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Ghost Academy is a Windows Phone game that pulls together a collection of mini-games that will test your skills at speed, timing and observation. Ghost Academy's premise is that each game represents a monster skill that a young vampire, zombie or possessed skeleton may need training on.

Training that will better the chances of success each monster will have when they go out and terrorize the world. The games are not overly complicated but challenging in their own right. Available for low-memory devices, Ghost Academy may not be up for marathon gaming sessions but it is a decent option to consider for shorter bits of time.

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2 years ago

Available in black or white, this durable skin case for Lumia 1020 is only $4.95 today!

2 years ago

DirectX 12 won't be made available for Windows 7 users, according to AMD

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2 years ago

Goodbye, Nokia Collection and hello Lumia

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Earlier today, Windows Central began receiving reports from users that their Nokia Collection in the Windows Phone Store had altered to Lumia Collection. Sure enough, hours later the conversion is going wide as our Store now reflects the new name as well.

The shift in branding should come as no surprise, as for months now Microsoft has been scrubbing the Nokia name from apps, websites, Twitter, Facebook and more.

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