Articles by George Ponder

WMW? XYY
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by George Ponder
Apr 17, 2014

WMW? XYY is the latest installment with Disney’s Where’s My Water? series of Windows Phone games. WMW? XYY features Chinese TV cartoon character XYY on an epic adventure through China to save his friends trapped in an underground city and defeat the Big Bad Wolf....

Windows Phone 8.1 on Lumia 520
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by George Ponder
Apr 17, 2014

The Windows Phone family includes a few devices that are rather impressive but lose some of their appeal due to lower storage space and RAM memory.

Fortunately, most of these low storage Windows Phones have expansion card slots and with the release of Windows...

My Start Screen
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by George Ponder
Apr 17, 2014

One of the key attractions for the Windows Phone platform is the Live Tiles. It allows you get a glance at key information such as new emails, the current temperature, your next appointment or sports scores. The recent Windows Phone 8.1 update only adds to this...

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by George Ponder
Apr 17, 2014

The more we use Windows Phone 8.1 the more features we discover. Such as re-installing apps and games you’ve purchased in the past.

In the past there were basically two ways to re-install an app or game you had deleted from your Windows Phone. First, you could...

Windows Phone 8.1 Burst Mode
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by George Ponder
Apr 17, 2014

One of the many new features Windows Phone 8.1 brings to the table is a burst mode for the native camera app. The burst mode allows you to capture a series of images then select the best of the group to save to your Pictures Hub.

Think of it as a motor drive...

Shoot Em All
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by George Ponder
Apr 17, 2014

Shoot Em All is an arcade styled game for Windows Phone where you have to rescue your partner from the bad guys. The game is basically a sniper game that plays like a Hogan’s Alley game, except the targets shoot back.

You are tasked with seeking out the bad...

Windows Phone 8.1 Call History
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by George Ponder
Apr 16, 2014

The more we use Windows Phone 8.1, the more we discover such as the changes to our call history. For starters, we now have a Speed Dial page that sits alongside the History and Voice Mail pages. You also have the ability to pull up call details that reveal the date,...

Age Calculator
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by George Ponder
Apr 16, 2014

Age Calculator is a Windows Phone app that will break down your age into years, months, days, hours, minutes and seconds. The app doesn’t do much beyond that.

The Windows Phone app has a simple interface and does come across with a bit of a novelty feel. Still...

Start Screen Customizer
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by George Ponder
Apr 15, 2014

One of the fun features of Windows Phone 8.1 is the ability to add a background image to your Start Screen and let it shine through transparent Live Tiles.

There is a new Windows Phone 8.1 app in the Windows Phone Store that lets you take this customization one...

Windows Phone 8.1
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by George Ponder
Apr 15, 2014

If you happened to be in the United Kingdom and own a Nokia Lumia Windows Phone that has been updated to Windows Phone 8.1, it may be worth a few minutes to see if you qualify for Nokia’s latest promotion.

Windows Phone 8.1
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by George Ponder
Apr 15, 2014

One of the many features of Windows Phone 8.1 is the ability to add a third row of tiles to your Windows Phone Start Screen. We’ve already gotten used to seeing the third row in action on the larger screened Nokia Lumia 1520 but how is it performing on the smaller...

Tink Magician
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by George Ponder
Apr 15, 2014

Tink Magician is a relatively new Windows Phone 8 game that has you defending a magical kingdom from a demon lord. You use your magical spells to summon elemental powers to destroy the invading armies of the demon lord. Tink Magician is a fantasy battle game that plays...

Color Weather
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by George Ponder
Apr 14, 2014

Color Weather is a no-nonsense weather app for Windows Phone 8. The minimalistic design changes the background color dynamically depending on the current temperature.

Along with the current conditions, Color Weather offers a five-day forecast so you can better...

Windows Phone Offline Maps
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by George Ponder
Apr 14, 2014

Along with all the excited in the air today about the release of the Windows Phone 8.1 Preview for Developers, many will also see an update to Nokia’s Offline Maps.

Our tipster is seeing updates for the entire U.S. map collection and we’ve been able to confirm...

Windows Phone 8.1
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by George Ponder
Apr 14, 2014

There has definitely been a build-up of excitement surrounding the release of the Windows Phone 8.1 Preview for Developers. The update will bring a wide assortment of new features to our Windows Phones ranging from Cortana to a new Start Screen design.

But what...

Screenshot Image Folder
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by George Ponder
Apr 14, 2014

One of the many welcomed features with Windows Phone 8 was the ability to capture a screenshot from your Windows Phone. For those of us who write about Windows Phones it was a fantastic feature to allow us to better illustrate what we write about.

For the average consumer,...

Real Steel World Robot Boxing
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by George Ponder
Apr 12, 2014

Real Steel World Robot Boxing is an entertaining Windows Phone 8 game modeled in the spirit of the movie ‘Real Steel’. Think of it as a game of Rock’em Sock’em Robots but with more intensity.

Real Steel World Robot Boxing has 24 robots to fight or buy and 4...

WPCentral Game Roundup: Staff Favorites
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by George Ponder
Apr 11, 2014

Windows Phone Central Game Roundup: WPCentral Team Favorites

Every week we try to roundup a collection of top apps and games for our Windows Phones based on store ratings, overall popularity and your recommendations. After receiving a tip from WPCentral reader ...

Week View 8
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by George Ponder
Apr 10, 2014

Week View 8 is a calendar alternative for Windows Phone 8 that centers around a weekly view of the calendar. Week View 8 does have monthly and yearly views but the calendar app is focused on approaching things one week at a time.

While the pending Windows Phone...

Windows Phone Memory Management
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by George Ponder
Apr 09, 2014

Some will argue that you can never have enough storage memory on your Windows Phones. It seems to take no time at all to fill up the eight, sixteen or even thirty-two gigabytes of storage on our Windows Phones. We often install apps and games that begin to collect dust...

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