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3 years ago

Watch live television on your Windows Phone with the official Ditto TV app

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Ditto TV (dittotv.com) is India’s first subscription-based Live TV and Video-on-Demand service that delivers live television, movies, and videos to your internet-enabled devices. A product of Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited (ZEE), one of India's leading television, media, and entertainment companies, the service offers over 105 Indian live television channels as well as movies and latest television shows available on-demand.

While the official Ditto TV app has been available for Windows 8 devices since quite a while, the Windows Phone app finally arrived earlier this week.

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3 years ago

Space Weather dev works with Microsoft to release beautifully redesigned 4.0 update

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Space Weather developer Timothy Stewart has released a new update for his app that provides users with a completely revamped experience. Winning the Nokia DVLUP design competition, he managed to sit down and discuss the app with Dave Crawford, senior designer at Microsoft on the Windows Apps team. Stewart has been able to take the app in its previous form and really push the limits with content and the user interface. Space Weather 4.0 is visually stunning.

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3 years ago

Theme+ updated with new patterns, color shuffling and UI improvements

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3 years ago

Deal of the Day: Body Glove DropSuit Rugged Case for Nokia Lumia 928

For today only, buy the Body Glove DropSuit Rugged Case for Nokia Lumia 928 and get 40% off the list price!

This Nokia Lumia 928 case is tough. Not just in a protection standpoint, either. We're talking looks, too. It has reinforced corners with a custom shock dissipation system that absorbs nasty impacts. While the screen is left unprotected, the case's edges elevate your display so it doesn't rub against surfaces while faced down.

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3 years ago

Microsoft UK sends its Surface tablets into the Big Brother house

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Microsoft has signed a deal with UK broadcaster Channel 5 to have its Surface family of Windows tablets advertised on the popular TV show Big Brother. While the reality show may not be the ideal program for Microsoft to show off its new gadgets, Big Brother will be taking on a technological theme for this year, making Surface tablets fit in perfectly. The products will be featured through the show with the product placement agreement signed.

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3 years ago

Book last minute hotel rooms in India with the official RoomsTonite app

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RoomsTonite claims to be India’s first and only last-minute hotel booking mobile app. The service ties up with select hotels that have a great TrustScore in different cities and provide rooms at the lowest rates compared to other travel portals.

The official RoomsTonite app for Windows Phone launched recently, and provides a real-time connect with the hotel property management system ensuring a seamless and quick booking experience. You can make a booking in just three taps, and receive a booking confirmation directly from the hotel in less than 30 seconds.

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3 years ago

Commando Jack, a Windows Phone game that puts you in the middle of an alien fight

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Commando Jack is a tower defense game for Windows Phone 8 that has you battling wave after wave of alien invaders. While game play isn't much different than other tower defense game, Commando Jack steps out slightly by letting you jump inside a defensive turret for a first person perspective on things.

The game has plenty of weapons upgrades, a wide range of enemies to defeat and several global venues to defend. Graphics are nicely drawn up and with plenty of gaming variations and difficulties, Commando Jack will keep you on your toes. Commando Jack has been well received over on iOS and should see similar success here on the Windows Phone platform.

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3 years ago

The most popular running apps for iOS, Android, Windows Phone and BlackBerry

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Earlier this week we highlighted the best running apps on Windows Phone, iOS, Android and BlackBerry. All month we'll be looking at the top apps across a variety of categories related to fitness. Why? It's #MobileFit month! We're exploring the intersection of a healthy lifestyle and technology. When we posted those top rated running apps, we also included a poll for the various communities to select their favorite running apps. Those results are in. Here are the best running apps according to you.

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3 years ago

Xbox Video updated with transparent Live tile, fixes download issues and more

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3 years ago

This $300 case will let the Nokia Lumia 1020 go to the bottom of the sea

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Fabien Cousteau and his team of aquanauts are spending 31 days underwater all in the name of science. The Mission 31 project (www.mission-31.com) is a combination of modern scientific exploration, tribute to Jacques-Yves Cousteau, and modern media to get the word out. And while all of that is in and of itself worthy of your attention, it's the fact that the team is using the Lumia 1020 that has our interest piqued.

In partnership with Nokia and Watershot Inc. (www.watershot.com), Cousteau's team can take the Lumia 1020 on their dives through a customized phone housing. That metal case can withstand 100 meters / 328 feet under the sea, which is extraordinarily deep. Watershot is selling a limited quantity of the specialty case, which cost $300 each. While not cheap by consumer standards, this is a specialty case for pros.

I have one, and this is an unboxing and quick tour of this magnificent piece of equipment.

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3 years ago

Official South African Airways app lands in the Windows Phone Store

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South African Airways (SAA) is the national airline of South Africa. Founded in 1934, the Star Alliance member is also the largest airline of South Africa.

The official app of South African Airways, FlySAA, landed on Windows Phone Store a couple of weeks back. While the app packs in most features expected from an airlines app, oddly, you can’t make flight bookings through the app.

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3 years ago

Dream of Pixels unleashes beautiful puzzles on Windows Phone

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Every game can't be a comic book-inspired dash through the streets and rooftops of New York City. Sometimes you just want to relax with a nice puzzle game to relax with on your phone. Or maybe a really hard puzzle game – I'm not here to judge you guys.

That's what Slovenian indie developer Dawn of Play has given us with their first Windows Phone game, Dream of Pixels. You can describe Dream of Pixels as a "reverse Tetris" game, given that it involves pulling apart a pile of blocks into Tetris-shaped pieces. But the game play really is quite fresh and challenging. Plus it's one of the loveliest puzzle games you'll come across, with a sharp 3D engine and gorgeous use of colors. Check out our impressions and hands-on video after the break!

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3 years ago

Spider-Man Unlimited coming to Windows Phone in September

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Mobile gaming giant Gameloft has been quite successful with its mobile games based on Marvel film properties, including Captain America: The Winter Soldier, The Amazing Spider-Man 1 and 2, and Iron Man 3.  It also happens to have published Despicable Me: Minion Rush, one of the better 3D endless runners out there. So what happens when we combine both things?

Spider-Man Unlimited, it turns out. Gameloft has just announced that Spider-Man Unlimited will be coming to iOS, Android, and Windows Phone this September. Based on the Spider-Man comics universe instead of films (and named after an older cartoon series), the new game looks both action-packed and filled with costumes and villains from Spider-Man lore. Check out the announcement trailer, high resolution screenshots, and our analysis after the break!

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3 years ago

Here's how to (mostly) enable Nokia's 'Living Images' on your PureView Lumia

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Nokia's Living Images is a new feature coming to Windows Phone 8.1 and their Lumia Cyan firmware update for the high-end PureView devices, like the Lumia 1020, Lumia 1520, Icon and so forth. Living Images captures a few seconds before you snap a photo, so that when you're browsing through your Camera Roll or StoryTeller, your photos come alive. It's like Cinemagraph, but without having to think, as it just works automatically.

A Nokia Camera Beta update a few weeks ago introduced Living Images, but no one could use it without the Cyan firmware. Even those with a Lumia 630 can't use it as that device is not PureView. But I started getting tips from people who had Living Images enabled, though they didn't know how it happened. Finally, Jason in our comments explained a simple trick to get it working, at least mostly.

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3 years ago

Songza curating multi-million dollar bid from Google

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