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2 years ago

Video Memories gets updated, brings about a name change and new features

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Video Memories gets updated, brings about a name change and new features

Earlier this year we took a look at UbiShow, a feature rich slideshow video creator for Windows Phone. The app offered an easy to use method of converting your still images into video slideshows from vacation, special events or any other situation where you need to share a collection of photos in video format.

The developer has been busy fine-tuning the app and has recently released an updated version that not only changes the app's name to Video Memories but also adds a host of new features to the mix. UbiShow was an appealing slideshow creator and the new features brought about with the updated version only adds to the app's appeal.

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2 years ago

Lumia 830 will soon launch in China with Cortana

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Lumia 830 will soon launch in China with Cortana

Microsoft has today announced the upcoming launch of the Lumia 830 for China, which will also see the arrival of Cortana (and the Lumia Denim update) in the region. The Windows Phone will be priced at 2,399 yuan ($390) and will be available in the choice of four colors. Jot down the date of October 13.

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2 years ago

Trivia Crack Review - an online trivia game for Windows Phone with potential

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Trivia Crack Review - an online trivia game for Windows Phone with potential

We mentioned Trivia Crack being released in the Windows Phone Store last week and had the opportunity to spend some time with the game to see how well it shook out. Trivia Crack is an online trivia game, very similar in nature to the popular Trivial Pursuit games.

You have six categories of questions to test your knowledge against and a few power-ups (life lines) to help nudge you in the right direction. Answer three questions in a category to try to win a crown and win all six crowns you win the match.

Available for low-memory devices, Trivia Crack isn't a bad choice of games but it felt more like a work in progress than a polished final product.

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2 years ago

Microsoft launches Xbox One in China but faces struggle to get major games approved

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Microsoft launches Xbox One in China but faces struggle to get major games approved

Microsoft has now launched the Xbox One in China, as it becomes the first Western game console to be sold legally in that country in 14 years.

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2 years ago

Microsoft confirms plans to open a 'flagship store' on Fifth Avenue in New York City

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Microsoft confirms plans to open a 'flagship store' on Fifth Avenue in New York City

Microsoft has now confirmed to the Wall Street Journal that it will indeed open what it is already calling its "first flagship store" at 677 Fifth Avenue in New York City. Rumors about such a store opening were first reported in August.

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2 years ago

Microsoft Indonesia's leader may have confirmed Windows 9 will be free for Windows 8 users

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Microsoft Indonesia's leader may have confirmed Windows 9 will be free for Windows 8 users

A new report claims that the President of Microsoft Indonesia, Andreas Diantoro, confirmed in a presentation this week that the launch of the next version of Windows could be free for people who have already installed Windows 8 on their PCs.

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2 years ago

New Lumia 735 TV ad from Italy has a weird way of promoting its 'selfie' camera

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New Lumia 735 TV ad from Italy has a weird way of promoting its 'selfie' camera

One of Microsoft's newest Windows Phone 8.1 devices, the Lumia 735, should slowly be available for many European residents over the next few weeks. Now it looks like the heavy promotion for the smartphone has begun with a new TV commercial made for Italy that has some strange visuals to promote its five megapixel "selfie" front facing camera.

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2 years ago

Knock-Knock creeps in for your Windows and Windows Phone devices

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Knock-Knock creeps in for your Windows and Windows Phone devices

If you don't like scary movies, this game is probably not for you. Knock-Knock (knock.ice-pick.com) started from Kickstarter, and then made its way to desktop and mobile devices. You play as an insomniac Lodger that basically needs to survive until the sun comes out. I have to admit that I've turned off my phone several times while playing this game.

Take a look at the official trailer to give you a good idea of what to expect.

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2 years ago

myTube for Windows 8.1 arrives in beta for everyone

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myTube for Windows 8.1 arrives in beta for everyone

Community favorite YouTube app myTube, is making the jump from Windows Phone to Windows 8.1. A true universal app, myTube for Windows is now in beta, and anyone can join in and test.

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2 years ago

Cortana adds public transit reminders in US and UK to help you 'Get Around'

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Cortana adds public transit reminders in US and UK to help you 'Get Around'

If you frequently use public transportation, Cortana has a nice little surprise for you. Cortana can now alert users in the US and UK about public transit, with notifications for calendar events, as well as updates on delays and outages on buses and trains.

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2 years ago

Here is everything we know about Windows 9 'Threshold' so far

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Here is everything we know about Windows 9 'Threshold' so far

On Tuesday, September 30, Microsoft will hold an event in San Francisco where the company will begin to reveal what is next for its Windows operating system (with a specific focus for their enterprise customers).

While there has been a ton of interest in the tech media of what the company will reveal next week, Microsoft is taking a decidedly low-key approach in publicizing the event. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella won't be there (he's scheduled to be in India at the time for another press event) and Microsoft isn't bothering to offer a live stream of the press conference, which will be attended by the company's operating system leader Terry Myerson and his right hand man Joe Belfiore.

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2 years ago

Microsoft Future Decoded Tech Day to be held in London on 12th November

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Microsoft Future Decoded Tech Day to be held in London on 12th November

Microsoft is holding an event in London called Future Decoded. Spanning three days, Future Decoded appeals to a variety of communities, including business, enthusiasts and developers. Tech Day (day 3) at the event is focused entirely on IT Professionals and developers and the advancement of technology, coinciding with Apps World. Tickets go for £59, but it's worth it when you consider what's on offer.

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2 years ago

Asphalt Overdrive for Windows Phone – Our first impressions

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Asphalt Overdrive for Windows Phone – Our first impressions

Last week, we broke the news that Gameloft's Asphalt Overdrive would soon be launching, which it did just a few days larer. Asphalt Overdrive is a new take on the Asphalt series, with simplified controls and endless races. It's still just as fast and beautiful as you'd expect from an Asphalt game though, with plenty of familiar series touches.

Overdrive is free to play like Asphalt 8, and a much smaller download (though it downloads more data after you launch it). It works on all Windows Phone 8 devices, but it does require a constant internet connection. Read on for some quick impressions and our hands-on video, and then be sure to try it for yourself and join the WPCentral gang!

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2 years ago

Canyon Capers, a platform Windows Phone game with a retro feel

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Canyon Capers, a platform Windows Phone game with a retro feel

Canyon Capers is a retro styled arcade platform Windows Phone game that has you guiding your players across fifty levels of play, collecting gems and treasures while ducking and dodging dangerous creatures.

Graphics have that early 1990's feel and while some may find game play uneventful, the game does grow on you. Available for low-memory devices, Canyon Capers isn't a bad option to consider if you are looking for a throwback styled Windows Phone game.

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2 years ago

BLU Win HD is now available on Amazon for $179

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BLU Win HD is now available on Amazon for $179

After launching the Win Jr earlier this month on Amazon, BLU is now selling the Win HD on the site. The Windows Phone 8.1 toting Win HD features a 720p display and is available unlocked and off-contract for $179.

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