Apps

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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Earlier today, the internets become enraged as Microsoft Research released a new app called Climatology. The app focuses on environmental averages and statistics around the globe culminated from MSR's FetchClimate project, and while interesting, it is not exactly the must-have app for 2014. However, what set people off was the release of the app on the Android OS and not Windows Phone. Immediately plans for a protest against Microsoft were fomenting with online petitions and Twitter campaigns.

The only problem? Microsoft released the app for Windows Phone too.

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I don't have any kids (yet), but if I did I'd be all over Children's books for Windows Phone. It's a free app in the Windows Phone Store for youngsters and parents of said youngsters. WIth it you get interactive books for kids, a coloring book and a memory game. Scroll down for a hands-on video of the app.

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Snapdeal.com is one of India's largest online shopping site featuring a wide assortment of products from Indian and international brands in multiple categories.

While Snapdeal.com has had an official Windows Phone app since two years, it was a half-baked effort and hadn't been updated much. However that changed in May this year when the app was bumped to version 2.0.0.0 and brought a completely new and refreshed online shopping experience on your Windows Phone device.

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Although our #MobileFit campaign ended in June, it does not mean we cannot still talk about apps. A new one on the Store worth checking out is FitnessCompanion made by dotcompt. Some of you may know dotcompt from the good old ROM days, but he also has a few apps on the Windows Phone Store.

FitnessCompanion is an all in one app for those looking to get or stay in shape. The app has numerous things going for it including a really gorgeous design, sensor support (not SensorCore) and even a personal assistant.

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The team behind the popular cross-platform task manager Wunderlist have shared details on the company's plans for Wunderlist 3. In an announcement post on the official blog, it's claimed version 3 will be the largest update released yet, packing a brand new design, real-time synchronization and more. The update isn't ready just yet, but a video teaser and some Windows version details have been shared.

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What is your favorite Twitter app for Windows Phone?

On Windows Phone we have the official Twitter app, but we also have a healthy selection of third-party alternatives. Twitter is a big social network with millions of users all wanting to use the service in different and unique ways. You might be content with the official Twitter app. However there are a handful of others who love third-party apps for the features they bring to the table. Which is your favorite?

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BBM is coming to Windows Phone very soon, but before that happens you're going to want to join an upcoming beta to try it out. BlackBerry has just announced that a BBM app built just for Windows Phone will be here in the coming weeks. Details on how to join the beta down below.

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Clarify brings 670 different bilingual and monolingual dictionaries in one single app. The Windows Phone (and iOS) app was launched a couple of weeks ago, and covers 30 languages.

Clarify covers Arabic, Bengali, Chinese, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malayalam, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Tamil, Thai, Turkish, and Vietnamese linked in a complex matrix resulting in a comprehensive language tool with a potential of reaching 3.8 billion people worldwide.

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The developers behind the popular third-party app FB Pages Manager for Windows Phone have reduced the price of the full version to just 99 cents, but that deal is slated to end soon. The team behind the app has also announced plans for future versions of the app.

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It seems for every two steps forward Windows Phone takes it takes one step back. Although users see more official apps and even some unique exclusives, some companies just don't see the value in supporting the third largest smartphone. The NBA is the latest in the category, pulling support for their popular NBA Game Time application this week.

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SNAPCAM is a new app in the Windows Phone Store that will help turn your digital photos into actual photos. The advent of digital technology revolutionized the photography world. No longer did you need to waste money on film, instead you could take as many shots as you'd like without breaking the bank. Our smartphones accelerated that progress even more. However, most photos we take today stay on our mobile devices. Or they might end up on Facebook and Instagram. SNAPCAM changes that.

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