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6 days ago

Appy Weather, a Windows Phone weather app with a personal touch

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Appy Weather has joined the ranks of the numerous weather apps available in the Windows Phone Store. It hopes to stand out from the pack by offering a more personal approach to the weather forecast and a simple interface.

While Appy Weather lacks weather radar and weather alerts (catch the update at the end for this has changed), its minimal design does look good and the app does deliver a healthy amount of forecast information to your Windows Phone. Appy Weather makes a nice first impression and while there is room for improvement, the app comes across as a solid weather source for your Windows Phone.

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6 days ago

Spotify update brings free music streaming to Windows Phone

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6 days ago

Your local Microsoft Store will have unique launch events for Madden NFL 15 and Destiny

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Your local Microsoft Store will be hosting launch events for Madden NFL 15 and Destiny in the coming weeks. Destiny and Madden NFL 15 are most likely the two biggest games coming to your Xbox One in the near future. Madden NFL 15 launches tomorrow in North America with Destiny coming on September 9. Both games are highly anticipated by their respective fan bases, and Microsoft is going to help those fans celebrate.

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6 days ago

India's all-sports portal, Sportskeeda, launches Windows Phone app

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Established in 2009, Sportskeeda is the largest all-sports website in Asia, publishing news and opinions on over fifty sports and claims to have a footprint of over 10 million readers every month. The portal has a thriving online sports community, and editorial content by some of the best sports writers in the world.

A couple of weeks ago, the Sportskeeda Official app landed on the Windows Phone Store and brings to you the latest news and updates from the world of sports. Developed by the same folks who brought the newsreader app, Plash, the Sportskeeda app offers easy and intuitive user experience with a focus on content.

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6 days ago

Why you should consider getting a Surface 2 this week

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This week, the Surface 2 is getting its price chopped by $100 officially, and even more if you opt for an official refurbished one. With Microsoft's sale, it brings the 32 GB version down to $349, and the refurbed at a very affordable $279 (while supplies last). Even the LTE-enabled style is discounted by $100, and it comes with 64 GB of internal storage.

So, with all the focus and hype on the Surface Pro 3, why should you even consider getting a Surface 2? Glad you asked because I have a few reasons.

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6 days ago

What Facebook is about to do to your News Feed will SHOCK you!

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Facebook, in a decision that could change the course of humanity as we know it, today announced that it's going to "reduce click-baiting headlines." That is, it's going to give less relevance to post with headlines like the one we used on this post, and instead give preference to headlines that actually give facts and allow the reader to choose whether to read the story.

Imagine that.

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6 days ago

Grab a T-Mobile Lumia 635 for only $105 from Newegg Flash

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If you're looking to score a deal on a Lumia 635 for T-Mobile then Newegg Flash might have just what you're looking for. Right now, if you head on over to their site, you find they're hosting a sale on the device and have it priced at only $105 with free shipping until Tuesday and after that it will disappear. Need a reminder of the specs before you jump in? No worries. We got you covered.

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1 week ago

Refurbished Surface 2 now $279 through eBay

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1 week ago

Amazon will reportedly buy Twitch for over $1 billion [Update: It's official]

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Update Twitch has now made the official announcement on their acquisition by Amazon via a post from their CEO Emmett Shear. He stated, "We chose Amazon because they believe in our community, they share our values and long-term vision, and they want to help us get there faster. We're keeping most everything the same: our office, our employees, our brand, and most importantly our independence. But with Amazon's support we'll have the resources to bring you an even better Twitch." Amazon has also issued its own press release, stating that it is purchasing Twitch for $970 million in cash. It added that the acquisition will officially close sometime in the second half of 2014.

Original story Amazon may be about to make an end run around Google in a bid to purchase the Twitch.tv game video streaming service. The Wall Street Journal reports that Amazon will acquire Twitch.tv for over $1 billion, according to an unnamed source.

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1 week ago

Deal Alert: Verizon HTC One M8 for Windows just $49.99, with contract, on Amazon

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1 week ago

Volvo's 2015.5 lineup has standard features that can be controlled by your phone

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Volvo (volvocars.com), the Swedish automaker, has just announced that their new 2015 models will include the company's Sensus connectivity and infotainment system as standard. This includes the 2015.5 Volvo S60, V60, XC60, S80, and XC70.

Volvo's Sensus Connect system includes smartphone connectivity through a free app called Volvo On Call. It's available on iOS, Android, and Windows Phone. What can you do with app? Let's take a look at the features.

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1 week ago

NFL releases official Fantasy Football cheat sheet and draft kit for Windows Phone

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The NFL has just released their official cheat sheet and draft kit for the 2014 Fantasy Football season. As you know, a lot of folks take their fantasy football very seriously – just watch an episode of The League on FXX to see how serious. This is probably an app you won't want to miss on Windows Phone and Windows 8 if you're big into fantasy football.

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1 week ago

Age of Empires: World Domination for Windows Phone delayed until fall 2014

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1 week ago

Join the discussion! Windows 9, Windows Phone 9, Lumia 730, and Lumia 830 forums are live

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Although publishing articles on our front page is a big part of WPCentral, the back half is our user forums (forums.wpcentral.com). With nearly 230K registered members and almost 15K that are online at this very moment, the forums are the best spot to debate current and upcoming hardware.

Equally, if you have a problem with your phone, general questions or something to share, nothing beats searching or posting a new thread and response.

As the Microsoft ecosystem continues to expand, we have a few new forums to add to the mix, or highlight in case you have missed them before.

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1 week ago

Buying guide: Gaming headsets for the Xbox One

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The headset is a crucial piece of equipment when gaming on your Xbox One. It could make the difference between first or second place when playing your favorite first-person shooter. A good gaming headset could also help immerse you further into the story of your new adventure game. It also could help your marriage by allowing you to stay up late into the night playing without disturbing your partner. Here's a buying guide for your next gaming Xbox One headset.

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