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2 years ago

Foursquare teases Swarm for Windows Phone, still coming soon

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Swarm for Windows Phone is apparently right around the corner. Foursquare today dropped the first images of the app on their blog, noting that it's still "coming soon" — just how soon we're not quite sure. Swarm has been available on iPhone and Android devices for a few weeks now, but thanks to high demand from users, will soon be brought to Windows Phone as well.

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2 years ago

Titanfall to add in-game, but not real money, currency in upcoming update

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2 years ago

AT&T announces that the Lumia 1520 Windows Phone 8.1 update is now live

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2 years ago

New Lumia 530 promo videos compare it to competing Android phones

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2 years ago

WhatsApp closed beta update adds Group count, UI change for images

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2 years ago

Microsoft rolls out updates for MixRadio, Display and Network+

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2 years ago

Gameloft's Modern Combat 5 takes the shot on Windows and Windows Phone

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2 years ago

Moneycontrol app gets a nice refresh for Windows Phone; Windows 8 app also launched

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Moneycontrol.com is the leading finance and business portal in India. Launched in 1999, and now owned by the Network18 media conglomerate it's the go to portal for investors, traders, and finance professionals. While the official moneycontrol app for Windows Phone devices has been there since long, it recently got a nice update (v1.5.0.0) with new features and some performance as well as user experience enhancements.

Also, the moneycontrol.com app has made its debut on Windows Store for Windows Phone 8 devices. Yes, the Windows 8 app has a .com in the name, unlike the one for Windows Phone.

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2 years ago

Kamera Plus, a Windows Phone camera app with plenty of effects filters and potential

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Kamera Plus is a Windows Phone camera app that delivers a healthy amount of effects filter that can be applied to both your front and rear facing camera. The effects are applied in real time so you measure the effect before tapping the shutter button.

The photography app includes an in-house photo gallery, camera settings and a simple viewfinder layout.

Available for low-memory devices, Kamera Plus does have the potential of being a nice camera app for your Windows Phone but a nagging lag time kills the experience.

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2 years ago

Deal of the Day: Amzer ShellCase w/ Holster for Nokia Lumia 920

Today only: Buy the Amzer ShellCase w/ Holster for Nokia Lumia 920 and save 45%

This durable case combines the protection of a shell case and the power of a clip stand holster. The form fit rear shell is impact resistant and the holster is lined with a soft fabric for a scratch free device. The 180º swiveling belt clip doubles as an adjustable clip stand, too!

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2 years ago

Plex app for Windows Phone and Windows 8 on sale for 99 cents

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2 years ago

Modern Combat 5 review - raising the bar for mobile action

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Modern Combat 5 is the latest in a long series of high-quality first person shooter games from Gameloft. The whole Modern Combat series shamelessly riffs on popular shooter franchises like Call of Duty, and has been doing so well before official mobile counterparts for those games were made.

By and large, Modern Combat 5 is lock in step with Modern Combat 4. It boasts bar-setting graphics, rich multiplayer, familiar experience and achievement progression, a dazzling array of weapon customization, and top-notch voice acting. That's great and all, but there is one distinct difference in Modern Combat 5 which could easily stand as the sole selling point: there are zero in-app purchases.

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2 years ago

Personal Food Trainer, a daily calorie tracker for Windows Phone

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Personal Food Trainer is a relatively new Windows Phone fitness app that will help you track your daily intake of calories and macronutrients. The app will also track your water intake and weight (gain or loss).

Personal Food Trainer has a clean appearance and plenty of charts to track your progress. You can add new food items to the list that helps the app take on a more personal role.

While available for 512MB devices, Personal Food Trainer does have some room for improvement. Still, as is, it isn't too shabby of a fitness app for your Windows Phone should you need to track your calories.

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2 years ago

Vodafone AU Lumia 925 to receive Lumia Cyan update on July 25

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Vodafone has announced on its support website that the Lumia 925 will be receiving the Lumia Cyan + Windows Phone 8.1 combo update starting tomorrow, July 25. From 2am AEST, the mobile operator will be starting the update roll-out, meaning the Windows Phone owners will be able to enjoy the latest OS features as they surface for the new day (unless there are any night owls reading).

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2 years ago

Looking for an alternative to Xbox Music? Try Beats Music or Spotify

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Not happy with the Xbox Music platform? Take Beats Music or Spotify for as spin.

Xbox Music. It's more than just the app you love to hate right now on Windows Phone 8.1. It's also a music streaming and subscription service that spans nearly every device you own. It's available on Windows Phone, Windows, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Android, iOS, and the web. Xbox Music is the successor to the beloved Zune platform.

Right now I'm still happy with the overall Xbox Music service, even though I think there are a handful of ways Microsoft could greatly improve the service. That said, I acknowledge that the Windows Phone 8.1 app is still pretty bad. Though the Windows 8 app was terrible at one point, but now I'm very happy with it on Windows 8.1. So there's hope.

I've been getting a lot of questions about what are some other solid music streaming and subscription services available as an alternative to Xbox Music. I'm going to look at some of those alternatives to Xbox Music that make the most sense to those with a Windows Phone.

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