Articles by George Ponder

Xbox Smartglass
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by George Ponder
Oct 25, 2012

An update is being pushed through for your Windows Phone Xbox Companion app that transforms things into the Xbox Smartglass app. You get a change in layout too boot.

Xbox Smartglass continues to allow you to interact with your...

Photo Shader for Windows Phone
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by George Ponder
Oct 25, 2012

Photo Shader is a decent little photo editor for your Windows Phone. The app has a healthy amount of filters and effect to apply to existing photos in your Pictures Hub or new images captured with your Windows Phone camera.

Layout is simple and...

Track you Surface shipment
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by George Ponder
Oct 24, 2012

Microsoft Surface
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by George Ponder
Oct 23, 2012

Microsoft has released a behind the scenes sort of video highlighting the Surface's TouchCover keyboard. Microsoft's first venture with a pressure sensative keyboard was back in 2003.  While designers thought is was cool, they didn't feel it was ready for prime...

Nokia's Cardboard Challenge
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by George Ponder
Oct 23, 2012

Remember earlier this month Nokia announced a cardboard challenge where participants had to build a Windows Phone out of... well... cardboard. At stake, a Nokia Lumia 900 Windows Phone and Nokia 808 Pureview.

Nokia describes the turn out as impressive...

WP Central Reader's Game Roundup
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by George Ponder
Oct 23, 2012

For this week, the Windows Phone Central Roundup has turned the reigns over to you, our readers. We asked you to nominate three Windows Phone game recommendations and the top five would make it to this week's roundup.

We decided to make a contest out of...

NoiseHush NX80 Headphones
Review
by George Ponder
Oct 23, 2012

One of the more challenging Windows Phone accessories to review are headphones. Asides from comfort and sound quality it's really hard to dissect headphones. Luckily, the NoiseHush NX80 headphones have a little more to measure than comfort and sound quality....

NCIS Pocket Guide
Review
by George Ponder
Oct 22, 2012

The Windows Phone app NCIS Pocket Guide is a quick reference guide for the NCIS television series. The Pocket Guide covers character and episode details for both NCIS and NCIS Los Angeles.

The NCIS Pocket Guide has character...

Windows Phone 8 preorders at BestBuy
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by George Ponder
Oct 21, 2012

The AT&T Nokia Lumia 920 and HTC 8X Windows Phones are now available for pre-order at Best Buy.

The advertisement went up early this morning and lists the Lumia 920 as being available in yellow, red, white, cyan and black. The price... $149.99 with...

Timer Tools for Windows Phone
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by George Ponder
Oct 20, 2012

TimerTools is a Windows Phone app that should take care of all your timer needs. The app includes three core timer tools; stopwatch, countdown timer and an interval timer. Everything is laid out nicely with TimerTools, taking advantage of the...

Microsoft Surface RT
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by George Ponder
Oct 20, 2012

Update: Microsoft has since said the emails were sent in error.

Not sure as to the why but Microsoft has sent out email notifications to customers in Canada and the United Kingdom informing them that their pre-ordered Surface RT tablet won't be available...

Smartboard Calculator
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by George Ponder
Oct 19, 2012

Smartboard Calculator isn't your run of the mill Windows Phone calculator app. Inspired by the old school blackboard where you calculator acts like a blackboard where you can scroll around by touch to review all your calculations.

Smartboard...

Microsoft Surface RT sales going strong
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by George Ponder
Oct 19, 2012

The Microsoft Surface RT tablet became available for pre-order back on October 16th and we've seen select model's availability (or shipping date) shift from October 26th to shipments not expected for up to three weeks.  We're seeing this happen in various...

Photo by Geoffry Gelb
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by George Ponder
Oct 19, 2012

Microsoft has wrapped up its second monthly photo contest. The October contest theme was your favorite places and there were some really nice shots chosen as the winner.  Such as the photo above submitted by Geoffrey Gelb of the Eilean Donan Castle in Scotland...

Risk from Nokia and EA Games
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by George Ponder
Oct 19, 2012

Adding to the release of FourSquare, Nokia and EA Games has released the Xbox Windows Phone game Risk and Connect 4 to the Lumia line of Windows Phones. Both can easily be considered classic board games and the Windows Phone version represents...

Rogers Lumia 920 and 8x available for reservation
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by George Ponder
Oct 19, 2012

Hotel Finder for Windows Phone
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by George Ponder
Oct 19, 2012

Hotel Finder is a simple Windows Phone app that helps you find hotels based on your Windows Phone location services. The app taps into a database of over 230,000 hotels worldwide and maps them out with filters for price and hotel class. The database...

WPCentral's Target Game Roundup
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by George Ponder
Oct 19, 2012

Windows Phone Central's Roundup of Target Games

Target games for your Windows Phone can be a fun way to pass the time with and that is the focus of this week's WPCentral Roundup. From target practice with a bow or...

Microsoft FY13 Q1 Earnings Report released
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by George Ponder
Oct 18, 2012

Microsoft has announced it's first quarterly report for the 2013 Fiscal Year. The company reported a quarterly revenue of $16.01 billion for the quarter ending September 30, 2012. This is down 8% from a year ago and likely due to consumers holding off on...