Articles by George Ponder

Angry Birds Star Wars
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by George Ponder
Oct 08, 2012

Take it for what it's worth but Rovio has announced a new Angry Birds game for our Windows Phone. Angry Birds Star Wars combines the gaming action of Angry Birds with the settings of the Star Wars movies.

According to Peter Vesterbacka, CMO of...

Free Billy for Windows Phone
Review
by George Ponder
Oct 08, 2012

XIMAD has a new Windows Phone game. Free Billy joins the likes of Pandas vs. Ninjas, De-Bugs Pool and Bubble Birds as an entertaining game that will help you pass short bits of time.

Billy is an angler fish that has gotten into trouble...

Track My Life updated
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by George Ponder
Oct 08, 2012

We took a look the Windows Phone app Track My Life a while ago and found it to be a decent GPS tracking app for your Windows Phone. Track My Life charts your travels to give you an idea of where you've been and where you spend the most time at...

GoGetter for Windows Phone
Review
by George Ponder
Oct 06, 2012

GoGetter is a task manager for your Windows Phone that not only helps you manage current tasks but the "to do" list you plan to get to one day.

Add live tile support, DropBox backup, and a customizable layout and GoGetter is a nice task...

NFC Interactor
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by George Ponder
Oct 05, 2012

It's no secret that Windows Phone 8 devices such as the Nokia Lumia 920 and HTC 8X will have NFC integration. We are now seeing that an NFC reader/writer app should be available for these Windows Phone 8 devices. The NFC Interactor was announced at the...

Nokia's Cardboard Challenge
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by George Ponder
Oct 05, 2012

We ran across a rather interesting contest from Nokia that tests your creative skills with cardboard for a chance to win either a Lumia 900 Windows Phone or 808 Pureview phone. Partnering with the Global Cardboard Challenge, Nokia is challenging you to create...

Windows Phone Central's Navigation App Roundup
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by George Ponder
Oct 05, 2012

WPCentral's Roundup of Navigation Apps

One of the many ways your Windows Phone can be useful is to help us find our way. Whether it's finding the local pizza joint or finding you way to your vacation spot, there are...

AT&T Nokia Lumia 820
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by George Ponder
Oct 04, 2012

The other day we reported that Nokia may be prohibiting carriers from branding the new Lumia Windows Phones with their company logos. Instead, preferring that carriers use virtual branding through preloaded software or software hubs.

Several Italian...

Nokia Lumia 820 headed to AT&T
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by George Ponder
Oct 04, 2012

We've heard rumors, speculation and murmurs about AT&T announcing the addition of the Nokia Lumia 920 Windows Phone to their lineup and now it's official. As an added bonus, AT&T also announced that the Lumia 820 will also be part of the wireless...

Metrotube for Windows Phone
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by George Ponder
Oct 04, 2012

The popular Windows Phone YouTube client Metrotube has been updated. Version 3.4 appears to be primarily a maintenance update covering fixes for HD streaming bug that we mentioned a few weeks ago as well as other performance tweaks.

You also now have the...

Twisted for Windows Phone
Review
by George Ponder
Oct 04, 2012

Twisted is an online, multi-player, boggle styled game for your Windows Phone. As with most boggle styled games, you are presented with a 4x4 grid of letters that you have to build as many words as possible within a certain time limit.

You...

Easy Savings for Windows Phone
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by George Ponder
Oct 03, 2012

The MasterCard Easy Savings Program is an automatic rebate program for eligible MasterCard small business credit, prepaid or debit cards. The Easy Savings app for your Windows Phone is designed to help you find participating Easy Savings merchants and...

Microsoft Surface going global?
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by George Ponder
Oct 03, 2012

We are seeing some indication that Microsoft's Surface tablet will be heading to Europe. If you look at Microsoft's product pages for France, Italy , the United Kingdom, Germany and other European Countries, the Surface is now listed.

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NAVIGON Europe updated
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by George Ponder
Oct 02, 2012

The Windows Phone navigation app NAVIGON Europe was recently bumped to version 4.2 and brings a few new features to the table. For those not familiar, NAVIGON is a fully functional navigation system that lets you download maps to your Windows...

No carrier logos on the Lumia Windows Phones?
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by George Ponder
Oct 02, 2012

Interesting news coming out of Italy concerning the Nokia Lumia 920 and 820 Windows Phones. Internal sources are reporting that carriers will not be able to brand either of these phones with their corporate logo. The only logo allowed will be Nokia's.

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QONQR for Windows Phone
Review
by George Ponder
Oct 02, 2012

QONQR (pronounced conquer) is a MMO (Massive Multiplayer Online) game for your Windows Phone that is location based. You find yourself in the middle of a battle between the Legion, the Swarm and the Faceless factions.

The storyline goes that a power...

MagicPhotos for Windows Phone
Review
by George Ponder
Oct 01, 2012

There's not much to the Windows Phone photo editing app MagicPhotos but that's not necessarily a bad thing. MagicPhotos is a simple app that allows you to apply four editing effects to your photos. Going a step further, MagicPhotos ...

Gestulator for Windows Phone
Review
by George Ponder
Oct 01, 2012

Gestulator is a calculator app for your Windows Phone that does away with the operations buttons and relies on swipe gestures instead. Gestulator is limited to the primary arithmetic operations (addition, subtraction, division and...

The Quote for Windows Phone
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by George Ponder
Sep 30, 2012

We took a look at the Windows Phone app The Quote a while back and found it to be a nice app for our Windows Phone but with room for improvement. Improvements that the latest update, version 2.8, brings to the table.

Version 2.8 brings a search...

Nokia Lumia 820
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by George Ponder
Sep 29, 2012

There is plenty to look forward to with the new crop of Windows Phones. For example, with the Nokia Lumia 920 you have the Pureview Camera, the PureMotion screen, and the color choices. You can also add the Snapdragon S4 processor to the list of anticipated...

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