Apps

Now that Windows Phone 8.1 is starting to officially rollout for consumers, Bluetooth 4.0 LE enabled devices are a bigger deal. Adidas miCoach is a running and training app for Windows Phone that came out late last year. Initially for Lumia devices it is now available for everyone (though Lumia owners still get exclusive voice packs).

Today, version 1.2.2.118 (up from 1.2.2853.0) is live in the Store and with it a few new options for those on Windows Phone 8.1.

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UK high-street retailer GAME finally updated its Windows Phone app a few days ago, which enables customers to collect points on their Rewards cards to spend on new games and gadgets. The app was plagued with issues recently, rendering the app useless to the majority of users who simply couldn't get the app to load without crashing on start-up. Thankfully, the development team have addressed said issues in the latest update.

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Pocket (www.getpocket.com) is a popular service used by many to save online articles for later reading. The service works through web browser plugins or by manually saving article links into an online repository and organizing them by category. Later, users can pull up those articles when they have a free moment. Although Windows Phone does not have an official Pocket app, it does have some great clients including Pouch.

Today, Pouch 3.0 is live in the Store, and it is worth the download, especially if you are on Windows Phone 8.1. Let's take a look at what is new.

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A few weeks ago we discovered apps for Scribd just hanging out in the Windows Phone Store and Windows Store. Turns out that was a soft launch and the company was just getting warmed up. Today these two Universal Windows apps are officially being launched. Read on to get promo code to try out Scribd for three months without spending a dime.

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We love when official apps get updated for Windows Phone. It's the sign of a healthy and growing ecosystem. Today Fandango is that official app getting updated on Windows Phone. Fandango is one of the most popular online destinations for buying movie tickets. The app allows you to get movie tickets using your Windows Phone. Let's find out what's new in version 1.7.1.0 of Fandango.

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Sneak peek at Tweetium for Windows Phone 8.1

Ready for your first look at Tweetium on Windows Phone 8.1? Tweetium is currently one of the most popular Twitter clients in the Windows Store for those on Windows 8.1. Tweetium is being made for Windows Phone 8.1 to be a Universal Windows app. We'll do a video hands-on soon, but wanted to share you a few details with you and let you know how to join the beta.

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Someday we might have have an official Tinder app available on Windows Phone. In the meantime, we've got a few unofficial apps from third-party developers. One them, 6tin, has had a turbulent time in the Windows Phone Store so far. It's been disappeared and reappeared a handful of times. As of now, it looks like it might stick around a bit. Today it just picked up an update that adds a feature you won't find in the official Tinder apps on iOS or Android.

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TicketGoose.com is a popular service which allows users to book bus tickets in India. The Bangalore-based company offers a wide range of bus operators for bookings.

Last week, the company launched their official app for Windows Phone that offers a simple and easy way of booking bus tickets from 700-odd top bus operators to more than 3,000 destinations, with 20,000+ trips every day.

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Naukri.com is a popular destination in India for those who are searching for work. The service enables job seekers to get all the help they require to land employment and start earning a living. An official app for Windows Phone has been released, pulling search functionality from the website down to the mobile device. Looking for ways to browse latest postings while on the move? This app is well worth checking out.

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Etisalat is a carrier covering the UAE (United Arab Emirates) region and the company has already launched an official app for Windows Phone. With this app installed consumers on the network are able to check out services and account features. It's fairly simple to use and enables users to receive support, locate service centers and even hotspots to connect to.

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Official apps are always a welcomed addition to Windows Phone, even if the app is not available worldwide. Such is the case with BURGER KING, who now have an official app for Windows Phone but only for Russia. Developed by LoyaltyPlanet, who gets contracted by many food chains, the BURGER KING app joined Starbucks in Russia as two apps available but excluded from the United States.

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Top Golf Apps and Games for Windows Phone

Windows Phone Central Roundup: Golf Apps and Games

Summer is in full swing and many are taking to the golf course to enjoy the sunshine and hit the tiny white ball all over the place. For others, sitting in the comfort air conditioning and picking up the sticks in the form of a video game may be more appealing.

Regardless of your preference, there is a small collection of golf apps and games in the Windows Phone Store that should appeal to most duffers (real or virtual). We have picked a handful of the higher rated offerings in this week's roundup. They include a few golfing games and apps that may help you navigate the course a little better. We also have an app that will keep you up to date on all the news and standings from the professional golfing ranks.

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