Articles by George Ponder

Toca Hair Salon 2 and Kitchen
Review
by George Ponder
Jun 30, 2014

Toca Boca is gaming studio that makes digital toys for kids that are designed to let the kids play, have fun and learn a little along the way. Toys in the sense that you can play the game without worrying about scores or time limits. The only restriction is with your child's imagination...

Weather Hound
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by George Ponder
Jun 29, 2014

Weather Hound is one of our favorite Windows Phone weather apps. Its minimalistic design delivers a healthy amount of forecast information that includes your current weather conditions, an hourly forecast and a seven-day forecast. Add Live Tile and Lockscreen support and Weather Hound...

Weight Challenge
Review
by George Ponder
Jun 29, 2014

For many, one of fitness goals to work towards is to lose weight. Whether it's five pounds or fifty, you can accomplish this through exercise and eating healthier meals. To help you keep track of your weight loss goal there is the Windows Phone app Weight Challenge.

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The Ingenious Machine
Review
by George Ponder
Jun 28, 2014

The Ingenious Machine is a Windows Phone puzzle game that is very reminiscent of the old board game Mouse Trap. Instead of designing a contraption from assorted gadgets to capture a mouse, with The Ingenious Machine you are building a device that will guide a ball across the screen to...

Alpha Wave
Review
by George Ponder
Jun 28, 2014

Alpha Wave is an arcade styled Windows Phone game that reminds me of a cross between Galaga and Asteroids. Think of it as a version of Impossible Shoota that has less movement and more graphic punch.

Alpha Wave has three levels of difficulty, three gaming arenas and over sixty-...

ProShot v5
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by George Ponder
Jun 27, 2014

ProShot is a well-received Windows Phone photography app that delivers a DSLR range of controls to your camera. ProShot allows you to control settings such as ISO, White Balance, Shutter Speed, Focus and more. You can shoot in full-auto or take the reins and shoot manual, tweaking the...

Review
by George Ponder
Jun 27, 2014

Blues Bowling is a Windows Phone bowling game that was released a few months ago and caught our attention with its 3D graphics and blues soundtrack. Plus I'm a fan of bowling games.

Blues Bowling has single and multi-player games, simple controls and an online leaderboard to let...

Windows Phone Navigation Apps
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by George Ponder
Jun 26, 2014

A conversation caught my eye over in the Windows Phone Central Forums where WPCentral reader jtsmak asks, "Are there any good Nokia Drive alternatives for Android?"

Jtsmak , for whatever reason, switches back and forth between an Android device and a Windows Phone. Having grown...

Nature Sounds to Sleep
Review
by George Ponder
Jun 26, 2014

Nature Sounds to Sleep is a New and Rising Windows Phone app that fits right in with the MobileFit Fitness Month. The app offers a nice range of sounds from nature to help you relax and have a good night's sleep.

These sound apps can come in handy when you just cannot...

SmartGas
Review
by George Ponder
Jun 25, 2014

While gas prices continue to rise, SmartGas is a Windows Phone app that could help you find the best fuel price in your area. SmartGas will not only search for the lowest price for gas in your area but also calculate your smartest station based on the round trip cost of driving to and...

FN8
Review
by George Ponder
Jun 25, 2014

FN8, short for Fit in 8, is a relatively new Windows Phone fitness app designed to give your body a workout when you are short on time. Finding the time to workout is one of the many challenges we hear about during Fitness Month and for those who find it hard to stay on the fitness path...

Anti Mosquito!
Review
by George Ponder
Jun 24, 2014

As the Mobile Nations Fitness Month winds down, we turn our sights on a rather unique Windows Phone app that is designed to help ward off pesky mosquitoes. One element of being fit is staying healthy and with the risk of disease and being annoyingly itchy, mosquito bites can impact our...

Baby Connect
Review
by George Ponder
Jun 24, 2014

Our Windows Phones are fantastic tools for keeping up with our day-to-day activities from reminding us of appointments, providing access to email, managing finances and more all while on the go. With the Windows Phone app Baby Connect, you can now keep track of and manage a wide range...

Windows Phone Sleep Apps
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by George Ponder
Jun 24, 2014

Windows Phone Central App Roundup: Sleep Apps

One major element of fitness is sleep. During the Mobile Nations Fitness Month we've touched on Windows Phone apps to help you with your workouts and diet but all that work goes to pot if you can't get a good night's sleep.

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Location Finder
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by George Ponder
Jun 23, 2014

Location Finder is a popular Windows Phone app that will find, save and share your current location. The app can come in handy if you need to remember where you parked your car or need to share your location with friends/family visiting from out of town.

The app recently...

Super Why!
Review
by George Ponder
Jun 23, 2014

While this may not apply to every Windows Phone user, the platform is a great medium for children's educational gaming. These Windows Phone titles mix learning the ABC's or basic math with visual aids that are presented in game format.

Super Why! is one such title that...

Lost Echo
Review
by George Ponder
Jun 23, 2014

Lost Echo was released in the Windows Phone Store last week after having a fair amount of success over on iOS. Lost Echo is an adventure game that has you searching for your girlfriend, Chloe, who vanishes before your very eyes.

The game has quality, detailed graphics and a...

Bing Rewards
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by George Ponder
Jun 21, 2014

If you are a Bing Rewards member and have a few hundred points laying around collecting dust, you can use them to remove the ads on your Outlook.com screen.

For those not familiar, Bing Rewards points are earned as search for items using the Bing search engine. You can even earn...

Heli Gunner 2 - frontline air combat
Review
by George Ponder
Jun 21, 2014

Heli Gunner 2 – frontline air combat is a first person shooter Windows Phone game that places you behind a helicopter mounted machine gun. In a nutshell, you fly around a village destroying enemy targets as they appear.

Graphics are nice, game mechanics could be a little better...

ABC for kids all alphabet free
Review
by George Ponder
Jun 21, 2014

For those with small children, your Windows Phone can be a convenient way to sneak in a few learning lessons while traveling in the car, waiting on a meal at a restaurant or any other occasion you have a few minutes to burn.

ABC for kids all alphabet free is a user friendly...