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Follow Indian celebrities with the new Follo app for Windows Phone

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Follo (follo.co.in), a Times Internet service, is a celebrity connect service that enables fans to connect to their favorite actors, actresses, models, et al. You could read their updates, view extensive multimedia content, or listen to their voice feeds.

By follo-ing a celebrity, you could stay updated about their work and personal endeavors - breaking news, exclusive quotes, celeb gossip, trade news, event photos, candid shots, video interviews and more. Follo features celebrities from Bollywood and cine stars from regional cinema as well as Indian cricketers.

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1 day ago

Educational endless runner, Get Water arrives on Windows Phone

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After having spent some time on iOS and Android, the developers behind Get Water, Decode Global Studio, have finally made the game available on Windows Phone. If you're not familiar with the game, Get Water is the educational side­scrolling endless runner that aims to bring attention to the water scarcity in India and South Asia, and the effects it has on girls' education.

It tells the story of Maya, a girl who loves going to school and learning new things, but as the village's water pump is broken she keeps getting pulled out of school to get water for her family. The faster Maya can collect water, the faster she can get back to school to learn more.

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1 day ago

Grab the Nokia MD-12 portable Bluetooth speaker from Microsoft for $49

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In April, Nokia revealed their Lumia 930 and a few other bits, including their new MD-12 portable Bluetooth speaker. A few months went by and finally the MD-12 started hitting various shops, though it is still relatively difficult to find (even for myself). That is why I was surprised to find it sitting on Microsoft's online Store for $49 in green, yellow, white or orange (sold out) – news to me, at least.

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1 day ago

Own a Lumia Icon? Swap the back plate for the Lumia 930's green or orange one

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Earlier this year when Verizon finally released the Lumia Icon, I gave the phone a solid review. However, one thing that always bothered me about Verizon's Lumia phones is their lack of color. For instance, the Icon comes only in white or black, but there is no red, which would seem like an obvious choice for the rosy-hued carrier.

Fast forward to mid-year and the Lumia 930 picks up some borderline neon green, and bright orange back covers. Is there a way to switch them to add color to your Lumia Icon? You bet, and you can find the answers in our forums.

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1 day ago

Interactive phone covers, new resolutions coming to Windows Phone 8.1 Update GDR1

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Although web sites and reporters often spill the secrets of companies, the best-kept ones get published by the companies themselves. Case in point is the revelation that 'folders' are coming to Update 1 (aka GDR1) for Windows Phone 8.1, which was accidentally revealed by Microsoft's website. Details though have been scarce about the forthcoming update, including what it contains. Luckily, Microsoft's Dev Center is filling in the blanks as we reported yesterday.

On Microsoft's website, buried within the Dev Center are two pages dedicated to the minor OS update. One page is 'What's new in the documentation for Windows Phone 8.1 GDR1' and the other just 'Windows Phone 8.1 GDR1.' Now, details from those internal pages is starting to trickle out.

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Has the new Windows Phone Live Lock Screen App lived up to the hype?

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On Friday, Microsoft released their new Windows Phone Live Lock Screen app for Windows Phone 8.1. The app is still in the beta stages and offers a collection of lock screen styles that can be customized with your images, Bing's Image of the Day or you can opt for a solid color as the backdrop.

There was a slight build up to the release of this app and there's a discussion going on in the Windows Phone Central Forums asking if the app has lived up to the hype surrounding it's release.

WPCentral Forums member Crise feels the app so far is a disappointment citing the app is uninspiring designs and slowness. Keep in mind that this app is still a beta and Microsoft is still fine tuning things but based on the comments, several share Crise's point of view.

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Status Tiles for Windows Phone goes free for 48 hours

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The developer of Status Tiles for Windows Phone has changed the price of the app to make it free for everyone for the next 48 hours. If you've been interested in downloading the app but failed to make the purchase, it's now recommended you pick up a copy and give it a go. Status Tiles is a handy app that helps you out by pinning shortcuts to the Start screen, showing the status of numerous features (Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and more).

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2 days ago

Deal of the Day: Amzer Hybrid Case with Kickstand for Nokia Lumia 1320

Today Only: Buy the Amzer Hybrid Case with Kickstand for Nokia Lumia 1320 and save 50%

This Lumia 1320 hybrid case provides serious protection against drops and scratches while providing you with a built-in kickstand that can be used for watching movies, slideshows and more. The inner-most layer is made of a shock absorbing silicone that sits underneath a thick plastic exterior. Comes in both black and red color options.

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2 days ago

4 ways to improve your photos with Nokia Creative Studio 6.0

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Earlier last week, the Nokia Creative Studio 6.0 update has become available for download at the Windows Phone Store. It has a completely redesigned interface with some new features. The bad news, as some of you have discovered, is that the update is missing Color Pop and Red-eye reduction. Nevertheless, we've spent some time with the updated Creative Studio. Read along to see how you can improve your images using the app.

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2 days ago

ICYMI: July 26, 2014

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ICYMI: July 26, 2014

A lot can happen in a week. New apps join the Windows Phone Store or Windows Store. Your favorite apps can get a big update with a new look or new features. Device rumors come and go. Seven days might not seem like much, but it can be an eternity in the tech news cycle. Every week we're going to compile the biggest stories into one post, so you never fall behind – In Case You Missed It.

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2 days ago

References to GDR1 for Windows Phone 8.1 found in OEM documentation

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Windows Phone 8.1 is still in the early stages of rolling out to devices in over-the-air updates, but Microsoft is hard at work at future updates, including general distribution releases also known as GDRs. Those GDR updates, usually called just 'Update' or 'Update 2', bring patches, minor fixes, a few new features and enable additional hardware options for manufacturers (OEMs).

Evidently, references to GDR1 are found on the Windows Phone dev center under the OEM documentation. Unfortunately, if you try to click the links you are asked to log in, making this restricted to just OEM partners.

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2 days ago

How to fix the 'resuming' bug after uninstalling Live Lock Screen beta

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Last night after much anticipation, Microsoft released their first beta for the Live Lock Screen app on Windows Phone 8.1 (see our hands on video). The app is maintaining a 4.1 (out of 5) rating on the Store, though the biggest complaint by far is the delay when turning on the phone. The reason for that has to do with the Live Lock Screen being an actual app that runs and a few other complications that developer Rudy Huyn says he is diligently working on to improve.

Regardless, if you do not want to participate in the beta, or would like to sit a few rounds out to see if Live Lock Screen improves, then you can always uninstall the app. Case closed, back to normal, right? Not so much...

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2 days ago

Royal Revolt 2 review – Nearly the best raiding game on Windows Phone and Windows 8

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The original Royal Revolt (developed by Flare Games in Germany) was one of the first truly high quality games for Windows 8 and RT (it also appeared on Windows Phone). The game play combined smooth touch-screen combat with mild strategy elements, making for an addictive reverse tower defense game. Other than a steep and unfair difficulty curve and some iffy English translation, the first Royal Revolt was just about perfect.

Royal Revolt 2 for Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8 and RT drastically changes gears to a completely player-versus-player raiding focus, much like Cloud Raiders and Clash of Clans. Luckily, the addictive core game play survives almost completely intact. With an endless array of opponents to attack and defenses to upgrade, this sequel has become a mainstay on my daily playlist. But as good as it is, Royal Revolt 2 still has some room for improvement…

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2 days ago

Best Rated Windows Phone Games

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Best Rated Windows Phone Games

Windows Phone Central Game Roundup: The Best Rated Games

The Windows Phone Store does a nice job of giving customers the ability of sorting the various games and apps by category and rankings. Rankings range from the Top Free, New+Rising, Top Paid and Best Rated.

This week's Windows Phone Central roundup focuses on the top five Best Rated games in the Windows Phone Store. These are five star rated games that should appeal to just about everyone and include a gambling and a racing game along with a few puzzle titles. All are enjoyable time wasters and you won't get much argument from us that they belong amongst the top rated Windows Phone games.

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2 days ago

Review 17: Godzilla, Pacific Rim, and Kaiju!

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Review 17: Godzilla, Pacific Rim, and Kaiju!

Review is like app or game coverage but for movie series, television shows, comic books, and other geeky entertainment. It's great stuff you can watch and enjoy on your Windows Phone, Surface, tablet or desktop PC, or Xbox ! On this week's episode Dave, Georgia, and Rene are joined by Peter Cohen and Anthony Casella to talk Kaiju — giant Japanese monster movies! From Godzilla to Jurassic Park to Godzilla Cloverfield to Pacific Rim to… Godzilla!

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