How to Train Your Dragon 2 is well underway in cinemas, but Windows Phone owners are now able to transform the real world into the fantasy realm they know and love from the films. DreamWorks Dragons Adventure is a new game that really lets the player immerse themselves in a world with dragons and there are some neat graphics and animations to boot. Previously available for the Lumia 2520, it's now out for Lumia Windows Phone owners.
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.
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.
It's better late than never. Another puzzle game from iOS and Android has just made its way to Windows Phone. Huebrix by Yellow Monkey Studios is a color puzzle game about filling spaces on a grid with paths of blocks. It has over 1.6 million downloads on other platforms, and now it's ready for Windows Phone users.
Head past the break to watch our gameplay video with the Nokia Lumia Icon.
Earlier today, we asked if you thought Windows Phone digital assistant Cortana would accurately predict the final game of the World Cup with Germany playing against Argentina, and as it turns out Cortana's prediction was correct with a German win. "Thanks to Bing, Cortana has accurately predicted the winner in 15 out of 16 games of those popular soccer matches (a perfect bracket in the knockout rounds)," Microsoft said.
Have a Lumia handset that is bricked or not turning on? You could it send it back for repair. Or you could take the DIY approach and try fixing it yourself using the Nokia Recovery Software Tool. It's a desktop application that is aimed at getting your ailing Lumia back up and running. Here's a quick tutorial on how to use the software.
Hey. Did you know there's a major sporting event happening right now!? It's the 2014 World Cup final with Germany and Argentina battling for the prize. Cortana has made some stellar predictions during the World Cup tournament, but she did get yesterday's game between Brazil and Netherlands wrong. She predicted that Brazil would prevail. However, the Netherlands took that game 3-0. Someone on Twitter said that Cortana's match prediction algorithm didn't account for a team giving up. Anyways. Is she going to be right today? Will Germany beat Argentina? Sound off below.
It looks like the Nokia Lumia 1020 may soon be reaching "end-of-life" status. End-of-life generally refers to the point in time when a product is no longer manufactured or supported. For the 1020, that time looks to be September 14, according the Evleaks.
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.
For today only, grab the Amzer Hybrid Case with Kickstand for Nokia Lumia 1020 and save 50% off the list price!
This Lumia 1020 hybrid case provides serious protection against drops and scratches while sporting a built-in kickstand that can be used for watching movies, slideshows and more. The inner-most layer is made of a shock absorbing silicone that sits underneath a thick plastic exterior.
If you live in the Philippines and are looking to score yourself a new Windows Phone device, you're in luck! Right now, Abenson, Avant, and Electroworld are hosting a pretty big sale on Nokia Lumia devices such as the Lumia 1020, Lumia 1320 and the Lumia 1520. The pricing is the same across the board, so it doesn't exactly matter where you order from as long as you order before July 18th, as that's when the deals will end.
Microsoft is so far taking a slow approach to the roll-out of the Windows Phone 8.1 update with the Lumia Cyan firmware. Yesterday, we detailed what is new in Lumia Cyan, and we have already reviewed Windows Phone 8.1.
However, the question on most people's minds is When will they get it?
Currently, there are no publicly set timetables for the release, as it is dependent on the device manufacturer, model, region and carrier, if applicable. As such, like previous updates, this one is staggered over the next few weeks and months. For now, you are encouraged to bookmark the page below to track the progress on the Windows Phone 8.1 and Lumia Cyan update (for Nokia phones).
A lot can happen in a week. New apps join the Windows Phone Store or Windows Store. Microsoft's CEO Satya Nadella can release a memo to over 100,000 employees. Your favorite apps can get a big update with a new look or new features. Device rumors come and go. Seven days might not seem like much, but it can be an eternity in the tech news cycle. Which is why every week we're going to compile the biggest stories into one post – In Case You Missed It.
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.
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.
Earlier this week we mourned the loss of multiple Xbox games that were recently delisted from the Windows 8 Store. It seems that Microsoft is no longer interested in publishing mobile Xbox titles that it does not fully own. But new Xbox games for Windows 8 do still pop up occasionally, such as Microsoft Sudoku back at the end of June. And hey, they're releasing Zoo Tycoon Friends for Windows Phone and Windows 8 later this year.
Another Xbox game for Windows 8 and RT has just become available in all regions after enjoying the traditional soft launch in Trinidad and Tobago: Microsoft Jigsaw. As you might expect, Microsoft Jigsaw is another casual free-to-play title that fits right in with Microsoft Sudoku, Microsoft Bingo, Microsoft Microsoft, and other first-party Windows 8 games. Jigsaw puzzle fans and your grandmother are sure to love it.
For today only, buy the Incipio Feather Hard Case for Nokia Lumia 820 and save 40% off the list price!
Measuring less than 1mm thin, Incipio's Feather Case is ideal for the Lumia 820 user seeking inconspicuous, first-class protection. It's made of a durable polymer with a rigid plextonium frame that helps deal with impacts when they occur. Colors include black and pink.
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.
The Nokia Lumia 930 is slowly appearing in users hands around the globe. It's the latest Windows Phone that money can buy and it's a solid choice if you've been looking to upgrade your Lumia 920. However, we do know that new hardware is just around the corner. So we're spending the weekend wondering if you're buying a new Windows Phone soon or holding out for newer gear. Take our poll and let us know!
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 126.96.36.199 and brought a completely new and refreshed online shopping experience on your Windows Phone device.
The popular Nextgen Reader is now faster and universal thanks to a new update that was just published. Coming in as v188.8.131.52, the latest release adds plenty of new features to mix and is considered to be a major update. Thankfully, the details of what all has been changed have been outlined so let's take look at those.
An executive at Karbonn Mobiles has confirmed in a new interview that the company will launch three Windows Phone devices in India sometime this quarter, and that they will be priced in the budget range.