Articles by George Ponder

Shift
Review
by George Ponder
May 17, 2014

At first glance, the Windows Phone game Shift may not be very impressive. It is a game of tic-tac-toe so it cannot be that challenging of a game, right?

While Shift is a tic-tac-toe game for Windows Phone 8, the game adds an interesting twist to the game. Game...

Disney Expedition
Article
by George Ponder
May 16, 2014

Disney Expedition is a wonderful Windows Phone app to help you survive a trip to the theme parks of the Walt Disney World Resort. This would include the Magic Kingdom, Epcot, the Animal Kingdom, Blizzard Beach and more.

Disney Expedition was recently updated to...

Windows Phone Photography App Roundup
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by George Ponder
May 16, 2014

Windows Phone Central App Roundup: Windows Phone Photography Apps

Seeing that May is National Photo Month here in the States, we decided to turn our sights on Windows Phone photography apps with this week's roundup.

The native Windows Phone camera app does a...

Lights of Cali
Review
by George Ponder
May 15, 2014

If light leak effects are your cup of tea, you may want to check out the Windows Phone 8 photography app Lights of Cali.

The app has over 230 light leak effects, a wide assortment of text overlays and the ability to add your signature to your photos. You can...

Theme+
Review
by George Ponder
May 14, 2014

With the release of Windows Phone 8.1, under the Preview for Developers program, we have seen a number of apps surface in the Windows Phone Store focused on creating custom Start Screen backgrounds. Each app seems to follow the same pattern of having a simple interface...

WIndows Phone Start Screen
Article
by George Ponder
May 13, 2014

Our Windows Phone Start Screen is an easy way to make our phones our own. Even before Windows Phone 8.1 introduced transparent Live Tiles and Start Screen background images, through third party apps and in-house settings you could customize things quite a bit.

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OneLens
Review
by George Ponder
May 13, 2014

OneLens is a Windows Phone 8 photography app that offers up over thirty film filters that can add a creative touch to your pictures. The app has an internal camera app that allows you to preview and then apply your creative filters to your photographs.

OneLens...

Blazin' Aces
Review
by George Ponder
May 12, 2014

Blazin' Aces is a new air combat game for Windows Phone 8 that was released last week. The game is nicely drawn up, has its fair share of challenges but can also be a little on the frustrating side.

You play the role of a pilot in the golden era of aviation (...

Mini Motor Racing
Review
by George Ponder
May 10, 2014

Mini Motor Racing is a relatively new Windows Phone 8 arcade styled racing game with quality graphics and challenging racecourses. The cars remind me of those miniature RC cars and there are plenty racing car styles to unlock. Add over three-hundred races to win with...

AE Cap Mania
Review
by George Ponder
May 10, 2014

AE Cap Mania is one of the more recent releases from AE Mobile for Windows Phone. The game is a match-3 styled game but instead of working horizontally or vertically to create the matches, you are moving puzzle pieces diagonally and vertically.

You have your...

Windows 8 Gaming Roundup
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by George Ponder
May 09, 2014

Windows Phone Central Gaming Roundup: Top Rated Windows 8 Games

Some may argue but there are plenty of entertaining, challenging, and downright fun games available in the Windows Phone Store. However, should you prefer to do your gaming from a larger screen, there are...

Article
by George Ponder
May 08, 2014

Blazin' Aces is a new air combat game for Windows Phone 8. The game is a retro-aerial dogfighting game with quality graphics, challenging game play and music that gives the game an epic feel.

We have shared a sneak peek of Blazin' Aces and it made a very good...

Pigs Can't Fly
Review
by George Ponder
May 08, 2014

Pigs Can't Fly is a light-hearted Windows Phone 8 game that has you helping a lost little pig who has crash landed in Hell. You will need to guide the pig through eighty levels filled with dangers and eventually escape the perilous underworld.

Pigs Can't Fly...

Prognoza
Review
by George Ponder
May 07, 2014

Prognoza is an attractive Windows Phone 8 weather app that delivers the basic forecast information to your phone. The app recently won the Windows Phone Challenge in Bosnia/Herzegovina this year and while we have plenty of weather apps in the Windows Phone Store,...

What's your perfect Windows Phone?
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by George Ponder
May 06, 2014

While the current Windows Phone device lineup has plenty of quality choices, if you could design your own Windows Phone, what would it be?

WPCentral reader elliot436 has started a discussion over in the WPCentral Forums asking what your perfect devices would be...

Duet
Review
by George Ponder
May 06, 2014

Duet is a relatively new Windows Phone game that is insanely simple to learn but frustratingly challenging to master. None of which is bad.

The game has you spinning two colored dots around a circle in an effort to dodge objects that are falling from the top of...

CrazyMaze Lite
Review
by George Ponder
May 05, 2014

CrazyMaze Lite is a challenging Windows Phone puzzle game that has you maneuvering a marble through a series of creative mazes. Mazes that are full of holes that will end your journey, portals that will send you across the maze and other pitfalls that you will have to...

Another Case Solved
Review
by George Ponder
May 03, 2014

Another Case Solved is a challenging mystery game for Windows Phone 8 that is a collection of puzzles, riddles and matching games. You play the role of a detective working to get to the bottom of a curious candy conspiracy. Along the way you can pick up small jobs to...

Windows Phone 8.1 Start Screen Roundup
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by George Ponder
May 02, 2014

Windows Phone Central App Roundup: Windows Phone 8.1 Start Screen Apps

While the Windows Phone Start Screen has never really sucked wind, the features the Windows Phone 8.1 update brings to the table takes the Start Screen to a new level. We still have Live Tiles that...

Raining Blobs
Review
by George Ponder
May 01, 2014

Raining Blobs is a relatively new Windows Phone arcade game that has a bit of a Tetris styled flair to it. You have to group blobs of color together as they fall from the top of the screen and clear them by adding two of the same colored blobs that have stars.

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