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2 years ago

Flat Out, a fast paced time waster for Windows Phone

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Flat Out, a fast paced time waster for Windows Phone

Got a few minutes to burn? Like fast-paced Windows Phone puzzle games? Then you need to check out Flat Out in the Windows Phone Store.

The game is simple to pick up but may drive you nuts trying to master it. Flat Out challenges you to trace a circle within a sequence of gems by connecting gems of the same color. Sounds easy on the surface but you are racing a clock and the circle patterns aren't always obvious.

Available for low-memory devices, Flat Out is an appealing, somewhat addictive Windows Phone game that can help you pass short bits of time. Heck, it might even stand up to longer gaming sessions.

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2 years ago

Microsoft offers info on Windows Phone 8.1 IE11 HTML5 video and audio changes

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Microsoft offers info on Windows Phone 8.1 IE11 HTML5 video and audio changes

Windows Phone 8.1 has been released, at least in its Developer Preview form, for several months now, but we are still learning about what Microsoft has put into the OS. Late on Friday, the company offered some information on the HTML5 video and audio changes and improvements it has made for the version of Internet Explorer 11 that was made for Windows Phone 8.1.

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2 years ago

Poki 2.0 for Windows Phone 8.1 due for release on October 2

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Poki 2.0 for Windows Phone 8.1 due for release on October 2

The 2.0 version of the popular Pocket third party app Poki for Windows Phone 8.1 now has a scheduled release date of October 2, according to a post this week on its official Twitter account.

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2 years ago

Report claims Microsoft's Bing apps to be fully rebranded with MSN name next week

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Report claims Microsoft's Bing apps to be fully rebranded with MSN name next week

Microsoft may rebrand its previous Bing apps for Windows Phone and Windows 8.1, including Weather, News, Finance, Travel and Health + Fitness, with the new-old MSN brand sometime next week, according to a report from TechCrunch.

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2 years ago

Nokia Lumia 920 screen protectors for $8.95? That's happening today!

Nokia Lumia 920 screen protectors for $8.95? That's happening today!

Today Only: Buy the BodyGuardz UltraTough Clear ScreenGuardz for Nokia Lumia 920 and save 44%

Made from the same tough material that shields the front of vehicles from rock chips and road debris, these UltraTough ScreenGuardz are cut perfectly to fit your Lumia 920's display. Each package includes 2 protectors so you always have a spare on hand or give one to a friend! Deal only valid today.

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2 years ago

Ryanair working on official Windows Phone app, 'should be available soon'

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Ryanair working on official Windows Phone app, 'should be available soon'

Ryanair has shared on Twitter that the airliner is working on a Windows Phone app. It's positive news for Europeans who utilize and rely on the low-cost airline. We expect the Windows Phone app to share similar functionality what's included in solutions from competitors, including mobile boarding and flight tracking.

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2 years ago

Wunderlist gets updated with push notifications, Snap support and more

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Wunderlist gets updated with push notifications, Snap support and more

Wunderlist is the popular task management app available for both Windows and Windows Phone. The app has received yet another sizeable update, just weeks after the company refreshed its Windows solutions.

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2 years ago

Listen to alt-J on Xbox Music and watch Gotham on Xbox Video this weekend

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Listen to alt-J on Xbox Music and watch Gotham on Xbox Video this weekend

There's so much good stuff on Xbox Music and Xbox Video. How do you keep up with what's new and worth checking out? You don't have to; we'll do that for you. Every Friday we'll grab the hottest albums and singles on Xbox Music. We'll also let you know what movies and television shows are out to watch on Xbox Video. It's the weekend, and we'll help entertain you.

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2 years ago

Citi Cards app for Windows Phone 8 is officially now available

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Citi Cards app for Windows Phone 8 is officially now available

File this headline under late-breaking, but Citi Cards (online.citibank.com) has finally released their popular app for Windows Phone 8 and 8.1 users. According to our forums, Citi started exploring building an app for Microsoft's platform 11 months ago, and today, it is live and ready for download.

Citibank is currently one of the top credit card and financial institutions around, and Windows Phone tends to have a gap when it comes to official banking apps, especially in Western markets. Bringing 128-bit encryption the Citi Cards app lets users log in and fully manage their accounts without using the web browser.

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2 years ago

Rogers Lumia 830 demo units show up ahead of Canadian launch

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Rogers Lumia 830 demo units show up ahead of Canadian launch

A few weeks back it was announced that the Canada would finally be picking up a new Lumia, specifically the Lumia 830, after what seems like an eternity of no interesting Windows Phones. Although we knew Canada was getting the new Lumia 830, the carrier and release date was a mystery. Today, we now know at least one of those, the operator.

Rogers is the lucky – and perhaps obvious – candidate for the Lumia 830 and indeed, stores are evidently already putting dummy demo units out for customers to take for a test ride. Reader of the site Mike R. swung by his local Rogers and found this Lumia 830 demo unit available for some public fondling. In the photos that Mike supplied us, you can see some of the Rogers marketing material behind the Lumia 830.

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2 years ago

Pipo Work-W4 Windows tablet could launch well under $100

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Pipo Work-W4 Windows tablet could launch well under $100

It looks like Microsoft and its OEM partners are being more aggressive with Windows tablets. The Pipo Work-W4 slate could launch well under $100 and is expected to be riced at just $81, or RMB 499. Still a concept at this point, the device is expected to ship with a full version of Windows, not Windows RT, as it is powered by Intel's chipset.

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2 years ago

European ruling opens up the cabin for in-flight phone calls, Internet access

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European ruling opens up the cabin for in-flight phone calls, Internet access

Through a new decision made by the European Aviation Safety Agency, or EASA, the doors may be opening up to in-flight phone calls, emails, and streaming video on a flight in Europe in the future. Though EASA had allowed the use of personal electronic devices (PEDs) on flights in airplane mode last year, the new ruling on Friday would allow these devices to remain on whether or not they are placed into a transmission-restrictive airplane mode.

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2 years ago

Xbox Video for Windows Phone picks up SRT subtitle support for personal videos and more

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Xbox Video for Windows Phone picks up SRT subtitle support for personal videos and more

Following on the heels of the Xbox Video update for Windows 8.1, this afternoon the Phone version is also picking up a nice update. The last update was two weeks ago, and like Music, the Xbox teams are keeping busy in improving their app.

Today's update brings it to version 2.6.315, and there is a nice changelog to go along with it.

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2 years ago

Microsoft's Lumia 735 'selfie' phone could be Sprint's first Lumia ever

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Microsoft's Lumia 735 'selfie' phone could be Sprint's first Lumia ever

It looks like Sprint may be get its first Lumia smartphone on its 4G LTE network as FCC documents reveal that the Lumia 735 supports compatibility for Sprint's Spark network. Listed under the model name Nokia RM-1078 in regulatory filings, the phone sports similar dimensions to the Lumia 730 and Lumia 735 variants, and comes with a removable back battery cover, micro SIM card slot, and microSD card slot along with support for Sprint's LTE bands 25, 26, and 41

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2 years ago

Poll - Should Lumia devices go full metal?

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Poll - Should Lumia devices go full metal?

Lumia devices feature colorful polycarbonate materials that give them a distinct look. Some devices have integrated the use of metal, like the frames on Lumia 925, Lumia 930, Lumia Icon, and Lumia 830, but no Lumia devices currently feature a unibody metallic design. Some people in the WPCentral forums have expressed interest in a metallic Lumia device. Are you one of them?

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