Articles by George Ponder

AlarmMe
Review
by George Ponder
Feb 05, 2014

There are plenty of alarm apps in the Windows Phone Store and AlarmMe is one of the better looking, easy to use options in the Store. The colorful design gives AlarmMe some eye-appeal and the simple user interface is virtually frustration free.

If the native...

Windows Phone
Article
by George Ponder
Feb 04, 2014

It is a question many of us ponder and the topic of a Windows Phone Central forums discussion. What’s your favorite screen size?

Is it the smaller, 4" screen of the Nokia Lumia 520? Maybe the 4.3” screen of the HTC 8X tickles your fancy best. Then you have the...

Vantage Point
Review
by George Ponder
Feb 04, 2014

Vantage Point is a neat photography app for Windows 8. It provides you with current scenic photographs from twelve cities from the U.S. and Europe with the ability to overlay a postcard frame on the picture to reveal how the scene looked years ago.

Vantage...

Location Finder
Article
by George Ponder
Feb 03, 2014

Location Finder is a Windows Phone app that goes beyond identifying where you are but also provides geocoding, reverse geocoding, Live Tile support, the ability to generate directions to saved locations and Skydrive backup for locations.   

The Windows Phone 8...

Flower Garden
Review
by George Ponder
Feb 03, 2014

If you lack a green thumb, take a look at the Windows Phone 8 game Flower Garden.  The game lets you grow a variety of flowers from your own back patio garden.

Fertilize your flowers and when you grow them to full bloom, you can cut them and build a lovely...

Super Bowl Apps
Article
by George Ponder
Feb 01, 2014

Windows Phone Central App Roundup: Super Bowl XLVIII Apps

Just in case you were not aware, Super Bowl XLVIII kicks off tomorrow from the MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  For those not fortunate enough to experience the outdoor experience, we thought a...

MPow Portable Bluetooth Speaker
Review
by George Ponder
Feb 01, 2014

We have plenty of options to consider when shopping for a Bluetooth portable speaker to use with our Windows Phone.  These speakers allow for us to enjoy our music collection without the need to be tethered to our Windows Phones by wired earphones.  MPow has a new...

Minion Apps and Games
Article
by George Ponder
Jan 31, 2014

Windows Phone Central Roundup: Minion Apps and Games

Tough week down South dealing with the snowpocalypse so we are taking a lighthearted approach to this week’s Windows Phone Central Roundup by focusing on Minions.

For those not familiar, Minions are little...

Roman Empire
Article
by George Ponder
Jan 30, 2014

Ever think if you led the Roman Empire back in 753 B.C. things would have been different?  Well now is your chance with the new Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8 game Roman Empire.

It is a strategy-based game where you are the new Caesar in command of the Empire. ...

Informed American
Review
by George Ponder
Jan 30, 2014

Informed American is a Windows Phone 8 app designed to keep you informed about Congressional activities ranging from bill sponsorship, voting, and financial activities of various Senators and Representatives.  Need to see where a bill is at in Congress?  Informed...

Article
by George Ponder
Jan 29, 2014

One of the key features of the Windows Phone platform are Live Tiles, which provide a snapshot of information on your Start Screen. We have Live Tiles that will deliver weather information, appointments, TV shows, and even gaming progress.

But how often do you...

Pastry Push
Article
by George Ponder
Jan 29, 2014

ReFocus Labs has announced the availability of the Windows Phone 8 game Pastry Push.  The game launches simultaneously with a Blackberry 10 version with iOS and Android versions due in February.

Pastry Push is a 3D physics based game where you are charged with...

Fhotolens
Article
by George Ponder
Jan 29, 2014

We have covered Fhotolens from the earliest beta versions and for those not familiar with the Windows Phone photography app, it provides your camera a virtual 10-24mm lens and HDR capture capabilities.

The app has been updated several times since its public...

AT&T $100 Incentive
Article
by George Ponder
Jan 29, 2014

While we have seen wireless carriers offering incentives for customers to make the switch to their service, AT&T has announced incentives for customers to stick around.

Beginning today, all new and existing AT&T customers will receive a $100 credit to...

Pop the Dots
Review
by George Ponder
Jan 29, 2014

Pop The Dots is a puzzle game for Windows Phone that has you connecting dots of the same color to reach a scoring goal within a set number of moves or under a time limit.

Pop The Dots has over fifty free levels with the option to unlock more levels through an...

mylife
Review
by George Ponder
Jan 28, 2014

mylife is a diary app for Windows Phone 8 devices that has the ability to capture images, videos and audio messages of your daily experiences.  Your daily record can then be sorted by location or timeline to easily track your memories.

mylife is not a bad...

Dark Lands
Article
by George Ponder
Jan 28, 2014

Dark Lands is a popular fantasy game for Windows Phone.  It combines elements of an endless runner game with a dash of a role-playing combat game.  As the game approaches the 800K download mark, the developers are looking to expand.

To help fund the cost of...

Fhotoroom
Article
by George Ponder
Jan 27, 2014

Fhotoroom is a feature rich photography app for our Windows Phone, which is part photo editor, part camera app and part social network. With Fhotoroom, you can capture, edit and share your photographs all under one roof.

The app was updated today and hits a...

myTrekData
Review
by George Ponder
Jan 27, 2014

myTrekData is a handy app for Windows Phone 8 that will let you plot out a route for running, bicycling, walking or any other distance activity and then track your progress on that route.

myTrekData will also provide you the weather forecasts and daylight...

OneDrive
Article
by George Ponder
Jan 27, 2014

As many already know, Microsoft’s SkyDrive is the company’s cloud-based storage service.  We use it on our Windows Phone to back-up photos, access documents and other files we keep in the cloud.

Today, Microsoft has announced that they are retiring the SkyDrive...

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