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See how your Windows Phone measures up with Basemark OS II, now on all three mobile platforms

See how your Windows Phone measures up with Basemark OS II, now on all three mobile platforms

Seth Brodeur 81

If you are interested in seeing how your Windows Phone's overall performance stacks up to other phones and tablets, you may be interested in Basemark OS II, a cross-platform benchmark tool by Rightware, simultaneously released on iOS, Android and Windows Phone. Basemark OS II runs a battery of performance tests, including system, memory, graphics, web browsing and camera and then...

App update roundup: Nokia Camera Beta gets Amber support, Readit and Evernote receive new features

App update roundup: Nokia Camera Beta gets Amber support, Readit and Evernote receive new features

Rich Edmonds 27

It's another day, another batch of app updates for Windows Phone. In case you've somehow missed the store notifications or they haven't quite reached your smartphone yet, we've got you covered. Today we'll be looking at Readit, Nokia Camera Beta and Evernote. Head on past the break for all the details on what's new. Readit 1.4.1.0 ​The popular unofficial Reddit client for Windows...

Check This Out: Hangman Pro for Windows 8 - bring a classic game to your device

Check This Out: Hangman Pro for Windows 8 - bring a classic game to your device

Michael Archambault 13

The word game of Hangman is one that had arisen during Victorian Times and is still played to this very day. A simple, yet addicting, game that started with paper and pencil has made it to Windows 8 in a well-designed application by Random Salad Games – Hangman Pro. Despite the add-on of the word “Pro” to the end of the game’s title, there is in fact no light version or paid version of...

App Update Roundup: SongArc and My 500px get new features, while MonsterUp Adventures goes free

App Update Roundup: SongArc and My 500px get new features, while MonsterUp Adventures goes free

Rich Edmonds 14

Everyone loves that feeling when apps and games have updates available. We also love a great deal here and there. Today's app update roundup features a bit of both to round off our CES coverage (for Windows Phone Central anyway – the event continues). Head on past the break to see which apps and games are included in this roundup and what's new. SongArc 2.0.2.1039 ​We'll kick off...

App update roundup: UK Trains, Line and Calendar Calleague updated with new improvements

App update roundup: UK Trains, Line and Calendar Calleague updated with new improvements

Rich Edmonds 7

Another day, another batch of updates for Windows Phone apps. While we're still in the season of festivities and incredible retail sales, today we'll be looking at UK Trains, Line and Calendar Calleague, each bumped to a new version. Head on past the break to find out what's new in each update. UK Trains 2.5 We haven't covered UK Trains here on Windows Phone Central yet, but it's...

Send a personalised carol to friends with Microsoft and give an app this Christmas

Send a personalised carol to friends with Microsoft and give an app this Christmas

Rich Edmonds 14

Fancy sending a personalised holiday greeting this year? Microsoft is providing you the means to do so with a special carol, dedicated to the person of your choice. With Jingle Bells or Silent Night to choose from, you're also able to pick a free app to bundle with the merry gift and everything will be taken care of for you. All you're left with is a link to share and you're done. The...

Camera Beta app released for all Lumia Windows Phones with Nokia Black or Amber firmware updates

Camera Beta app released for all Lumia Windows Phones with Nokia Black or Amber firmware updates

Rich Edmonds 100

If you have a PureView Windows Phone (Lumia 920, Lumia 1020, Lumia 1520, etc.), chances are you've been enjoying the Nokia Camera app. But folk who own a Lumia Windows Phone that does not sport PureView camera technology have not been able to enjoy the same experience. That is until now. Nokia previously stated at its conference in Abu Dhabi that all Lumia Windows Phones would soon be...

Windows Phone Central visits Microsoft UK's Reading campus to discuss apps and games

Windows Phone Central visits Microsoft UK's Reading campus to discuss apps and games

Rich Edmonds 17

We were kindly invited to Microsoft’s campus in Reading, UK last Monday where we were able to sit down with folk from the Developer and Platform Evangelist (DPE) team to see exactly what the company is doing to bring content to the Windows and Windows Phone platforms, as well as how we can work with said personnel to cover highlighted content you may have not been aware existed. So...