Articles by George Ponder

Windows 8 Pro Upgrade
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by George Ponder
Oct 12, 2012

Along with all the pre-order offers we are seeing on Windows 8 hardware, we are now seeing the software upgrade join the pre-order party. Starting today, you can pre-order your copy of the Windows 8 Pro upgrade for discounted price of $69.99 USD. Pre-orders can...

Windows 8 at Best Buy
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by George Ponder
Oct 12, 2012

With the official release of Windows 8 only weeks away we have already seen online listings for Windows 8 computers. Now we are seeing Windows 8 computers on store shelves.

The Best Buy in St. Cloud, MN has several laptops and desktops from HP on display...

WPCentral's Roundup of Shooter games
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by George Ponder
Oct 12, 2012

Windows Phone Central's Roundup of the top Shooter games

For this week's Windows Phone Central Roundup we're focusing on Shooter Games for your Windows Phone. More specifically, the top five, paid, non-Xbox Windows...

Windows Phone Facebook Riddle
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by George Ponder
Oct 11, 2012

Nokia Lumia 920 High Brightness Mode
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by George Ponder
Oct 11, 2012

We were all impressed with how the Nokia Lumia 900 tackled those sunny days by using ClearBlack Technology. Technology that Nokia has worked to improve and will give the Lumia 920's screen better outdoor performance.

Part of ClearBlack's advantage in...

Nokia Lumia 922 headed to Verizon?
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by George Ponder
Oct 11, 2012

We know that AT&T is getting the Nokia Lumia 920 and 820 Windows Phones. T-Mobile is slated to get the Lumia 810. We've also seen a Nokia Lumia 822 floating around that is headed to Verizon.

We may need to add another number to the mix, the Nokia...

Combat Helicopter 2
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by George Ponder
Oct 11, 2012

The Windows Phone game Combat Helicopter 2 is fast paced, entertaining combat game that has you piloting a helicopter through various locations, taking out enemy helicopters and bases. While we didn't have any experience with the original Combat...

Volt Link for Windows Phone
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by George Ponder
Oct 11, 2012

Volt Link is a Windows Phone app that might appeal to the OnStar subscribers in the audience. While not officially affiliated with OnStar, Volt Link supports reporting of vehicle status, remote vehicle starting, and unlocking doors.

Volt...

Account Tracker for Windows Phone
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by George Ponder
Oct 09, 2012

Account Tracker from Graham Haley and Response Ltd. is now live in the Windows Phone Store.  Account Tracker is a personal finance app that has had a bit of success over on the iPhone and based on our first impressions it should do well on the...

LG HBS-700 Bluetooth Headset
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by George Ponder
Oct 09, 2012

The LG HBS-700 Bluetooth Headset is an impressive, yet odd looking, headset option for your Windows Phone. While the design catches your attention, the headset's performance makes a very good first impression that lasts.

The HBS-700 is comfortable to...

Note+ for Windows Phone
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by George Ponder
Oct 08, 2012

If you recall, Note+ is a simple, yet effective, note taking app for your Windows Phone. The developer, Aälejandro Díazs, is based in the Dominican Republic where the Windows Phone Store isn't supported. But with the help of Nokia Developer Ambassador...

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
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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
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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...

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