Articles by George Ponder

Rum Run for Windows Phone
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by George Ponder
Nov 14, 2012

The Windows Phone game Rum Run is now available in at the Windows Phone Store. We took an early look at the game a few weeks ago and found it to be a challenging time management/strategy game set on the high seas.

You play the role of a ship...

ESPN Fantasy Football 2012
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by George Ponder
Nov 13, 2012

The ESPN Fantasy Football 2012 app has vanished from the Windows Phone Store and those who have been using the app have seen their teams vanish as well. The app itself has disappeared from the Nokia Collection as well but if you follow this link, you...

AT&T Lumia 920
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by George Ponder
Nov 13, 2012

There's a discussion going on over at the Windows Phone Central forums that has us a little concerned about the Lumia 920's battery performance. Some are seeing their batteries being sucked dry in a few hours while some aren't seeing any issues.

Our Dan...

Lumia 920 at Amazon Wireless
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by George Ponder
Nov 13, 2012

Altern8 for Windows Phone
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by George Ponder
Nov 13, 2012

Altern8 is a puzzle game for your Windows Phone that offers you an alternative to mazes with walls. Instead of having your movement restricted by traditional walls, Altern8 restricts your movements through maze puzzles by colored squares....

Lumia 920 on Minecraft
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by George Ponder
Nov 13, 2012

The Nokia Lumia 920 Windows Phone has entered the world of Minecraft in a very creative fashion. The Lumia 920 model was created by Minecraft player Gokuroyu, took 14 days to complete and includes over 370,000 blocks.

And it's not just the outershell....

NAVIGON USA for Windows Phone 8
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by George Ponder
Nov 12, 2012

NAVIGON USA, one of the more popular navigation apps, has made it to Windows Phone 8. NAVIGON Europe is still in the certification process and should be available for Windows Phone 8 soon.

The NAVIGON apps are feature rich navigation apps that includes...

Kid's Corner PIN problems
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by George Ponder
Nov 12, 2012

One of the nice features with Windows Phone 8 is the Kid's Corner. If you go into the settings and turn this feature on, you can select games, music, videos, and apps that are age appropriate for your children. While in the Kid's Corner, these...

Nokia Lumia 920's Camera
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by George Ponder
Nov 12, 2012

One of the key focal points of the Nokia Lumia 920 Windows Phone is the 8.7 megapixel camera with Pureview technology. Nokia ventured into uncharted territory with the 41 megapixel Pureview camera on the Nokia 808 and we waited with much anticipation to get our...

AT&T Lumia 920 and HTC 8X
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by George Ponder
Nov 11, 2012

On Friday, AT&T launched the Nokia Lumia 920, Lumia 820 and HTC 8X Windows Phones.  To celebrate, Windows Phone Central held an impromtu contest where three readers who commented on our launch day post, would be selected at random to win a $50 gift card to...

Catcha Mouse for Windows Phone
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by George Ponder
Nov 10, 2012

Catcha Mouse! is one of those Windows Phone games that isn't too difficult to pick up but challenging enough to keep you interested.

The object of Catcha Mouse! is to lay mouse traps out to catch a little mouse and prevent him from...

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by George Ponder
Nov 09, 2012

We just got our hands on the new HTC 8X Windows Phone from AT&T and it makes a nice first impression. Launched today with the Nokia Lumia 920 and 820, we are hearing supplies are limited for the new HTC Windows Phone.

This was the only 8X my local AT...

Skype
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by George Ponder
Nov 09, 2012

If you've gotten your new Windows Phone 8 device and are looking for the Windows Phone 8 version of the Skype app.... it's not out yet.

With Windows Phone 8, we are expecting some new features to Skype that include the ability to keep you signed-in and...

Nokia Contacts Transfer
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by George Ponder
Nov 09, 2012

If you are new to Windows Phones and are dreading having to find a way to transfer the contacts from your old phone to new, we may have a solution for you.

For those opting for the Nokia Lumia 920 or 820, Nokia has the Contacts Transfer app that...

Nokia Lumia 900 and Lumia 920
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by George Ponder
Nov 09, 2012

If you currently own a Nokia Lumia 900 Windows Phone you're probably considering the Lumia 920 as your next Windows Phone. But how do the two compare?

Sure, the Lumia 920 has NFC support, the Pureview camera and Windows Phone 8 but how do these two...

WPCentral Forums
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by George Ponder
Nov 09, 2012

So you've battled the elements, traffic and long lines and have gotten your hands on a new Windows Phone. While you're waiting for your new Nokia Lumia 920, Lumia 820 or HTC 8X to charge up you can head over to the WPCentral Forums and chat it up about your new...

AT&T Store in Irving, Texas
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by George Ponder
Nov 09, 2012

Today's launch of the AT&T Windows Phone 8 devices was sure to draw lines at some stores. Dare I say it was a perfect storm type event with the launch of the Nokia Lumia 920, Lumia 820 and HTC 8X on the same day?

Readers are reporting a mixed bag...

WPCentral's Financial App Roundup
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by George Ponder
Nov 09, 2012

The need to manage your finances is common and your Windows Phone can help you keep track of your expenses, earnings, and other financial tasks. This weeks roundup focuses on financial apps that are available in the Windows Phone Store.

To help save a...

Samsung ATIV S
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by George Ponder
Nov 08, 2012

We had the opportunity to take the new Windows Phone from Samsung, the ATIV S, out for a quick photo shoot to see how the 8 megapixel camera performed.

It was a little bit of a mixed bag as far as image quality.  But the ATIV S seems to be on par with...

HTC 8S in green or orange?
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by George Ponder
Nov 08, 2012